One of the birthday celebrations that will rock this month is the forthcoming 60th birthday of Afro-Juju star, Sir Shina Peters. It will be held on 30th of May, 2018 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, inside Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
A committee was set up to organise the celebration for Sir Shina Peters as he hits the landmark age. The committee is headed by ace broadcaster, Prince Bisi Olatilo. At a recent press conference, he gave reasons for the setting up the committee.
The idea for the setting up of a Committee of Friends to organise the celebration of Sir Shina Peters 60th birthday anniversary, was mooted by a close friend of SSP, Dr. Segun Okeowo, a renowned promoter and CEO of the Lords Promotions Limited.
Bisi Olatilo said the idea was immediately embraced by another friend of SSP, Gboyega Okegbenro, Vice Chairman of Peachtree Advertising Co. “ When the matter was placed before me as a very close friend of Sir Shina Peters too, it met with a ready unequivocal acceptance”. The committee, he said has other members like Dele Momodu, Mayor Akinpelu, Kunle Bakare, Azu Arinze, Michael Effiong, Kunle Abesin, Senator Demola Adeleke and Clarence Peters, the iconic son of Sir Shina Peters, have been meeting in the last one month at BISCON TV Premises at Anthony Village, Lagos.
The birthday of Sir Shina Peters which falls on Wednesday, 30th of May, 2018, will be celebrated on the same day. Already the committee had booked the Balmoral Hall at The Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island-Lagos for the event, they disclosed.
The programme will start at 5:00pm and it is expected to be in 2 broad parts. An interactive session with the Theme: “Dissecting The Phenomenon Called Sir Shina Peters”. This will afford Stakeholders in the music, Showbiz and Entertainment Industry to give their different perspectives about Sir Shina Peter’s sojourn in the music industry, which has spanned close to 50 years.
Olatilo disclosed that veterans like Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade, Sir Shina Peters, producer of all Time, Laolu Akins, Tony Okoroji and others would take the stage.
Indeed, there will be so much to reminisce about the multitalented, multitasking singer, composer, actor and dancer, who burst into the consciousness of Nigerians close to 50 years at a tender age of 11.
Over the years, Sir Shina Peters seized the momentum with the release in 1989 of the block buster Ace album from which he raked in double platinum with block buster releases like Ijo Shina, Shinamania, give our women chance and many albums. The Sir Shina Peters brand of Juju music tagged: Afro Juju Music; a fusion of Juju and Afrobeat premised on fast percussion beat with the use of Electronic Keyboard, Saxophone and Guitar has captured the imagination of all.
Sir Shina Peters has, revolutionised Juju music scene, breaking cultural and language barriers. Today, Sir Shina Peters music is loved by everyone no matter the ethnic background, from North, East, West and South South.
The multiple award-winning Sir Shina Peters’ music is loved even outside the shores of Nigeria, in Africa, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, and United States of America (USA)
This is why we have all decided to celebrate him. Sir Shina Peters’ diamond ball will feature performance by artistes like Toyin Oguns, Dimeji Ayoka, Gentleman Dele Taiwo and more, comedy and the launch of Sir Shina Peters Foundation for Mentoring and Empowerment of the Young Musicians.
It bears emphasising here to further stress why we, Sir Shina Peters’ friends have decided to be in the fore front of organising his diamond jubilee birthday. That the gesture is purely a friendly one to honour a good friend, who has, through his God, given uncommon creative acumen made all of us his friends, the entire country and the black race very proud with ground-breaking feats in the global music landscape.
It’s common knowledge that judging by his net worth, in terms of intellectual property and humongous creative resources acquired many decades ago,
Sir Shina Peters is a comfortable enough to throw for himself the most expensive top grade party to celebrate this auspicious epoch in his life. Ours is just a friendly intervention.
That is why we his friends have decided to reach out to the wider media and entertainment fraternity, of which Sir Shina Peters has been an integral part since his youthful days to make his 60th birthday anniversary your personal project”.
– Isaac Abimbade
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