Gbemi Momoh - Lagos
With a team of veterans, fast rising professionals and up coming acts in the entertainment industry, 411 heights seems to be a group whose impact would definitely put the Nigerian entertainment industry on the global map better than ever in years to come. This assertion was made by the publisher of E 24-7 magazine, Chief Biodun Kupoluyi at the first official meeting of the group which held Sunday 31st January, 2016 at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
Kupoluyi who made this statement in a speech directed to the members said that 411 has come to fill a lacuna which has over the years put the industry in a crawling state despite wonderful exploits made by its practitioners. He noted that it was high time Nigerian entertainers took their place in global prominence.
Prior to Kupoluyi's speech, the founder of the group; TV producer and director, Abiodun Jimoh noted that there was no way the industry will move to the next level if conscious steps were not taken by Nigerians to see to this happening. Hence, the actualization of 411 Heights which actually was first birthed on the social media. Going down memory lane, Jimoh noted that the view that poor and cheap productions is the order of the day in Nigeria has been put to the background as Nigerians have overtime shown that they have the skills, equipment and resilience to make world standard productions.
411 Heights has in its coffer of membership names like famed screen director Bakare Adeoye, veteran actors Francis Onwochei and Tunde Coker, publisher of news website, Naijahottestgist.com, and organizer of Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, actor and former editor of the BOS magazine & Castles magazine, publisher of Guguru FM , Kingsley Momoh, one of Nigeria's fastest rising actresses, award winning Jumoke Odetola who is also an AMVCA nominee, playwright, scriptwriter & geologist Gbemisola Faleti, Nollywood fast rising handsome actor, Seun Sean Jimoh , broadcasters Jare
Ayo-Martins and Jibola Ojesola.
Other members who made it to the inaugural meeting include Kano based actor and banker, Emmanuel Adedokun, film maker Grace Babasola, actress Bimbo Oni, Queen Adedoyin, Tokunbo Ipadeola, actress, designer and presenter, Ayomipo Oyenuga , fast rising make up artist and actress Funmi Ibitayo who was the brain behind the management of the meeting.
With the inaugural meeting held, the Nigerian entertainment scene definitely awaits the impact of 411 heights and the lofty heights the industry and Nigerians thirst for.