The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Chief Festus Keyamo (SAN) and Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, a former Managing Director/Chairman of Pfizer/Neimeth Pharmaceuticals are among personalities being expected at the 10th anniversary of Nigeria’s most respected celebrity magazine, YES INTERNATIONAL.
Events lined up for the anniversary include a lecture scheduled for Saturday, June 19, 2021.
The Guest Speaker is Mr Steve Babaeko, the Managing Director/CEO of X3M Ideas, one of Nigeria’s leading advertising agencies. He will be speaking on the topic, “Running A Successful Business In Nigeria – My Experience’’.
According to the organizers, this year’s event, unlike the previous ones, will hold virtually.
Ohuabunwa is expected to Chair the occasion while Keyamo will be the Special Guest.
The event which will be anchored by ace comedian and compere, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st, will also see Mr. Udeme Ufot of SO&U Advertising, Apostle Anselm Madubuko of Revival Assembly Church, Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Prince Bisi Olatilo of Biscon TV, gifted musician, Lady Onyeka Onwenu and respected broadcaster, Mr. Femi Sowoolu giving brief remarks.
Mr Ichie Azuh Arinze, the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, YES INTERNATIONAL magazine, said in a press release given to Persecondnews that this year’s event meant a lot to him and his team
“The reason being that when we embarked on the journey 10 years ago it was with so much trepidation and uncertainty. But see how far the Almighty God has brought us. Indeed, we are very, very grateful to Him.
“Our plan was to have a big party on our 10th anniversary, but because of COVID-19 which we are yet to totally tame, we have decided to go virtual.
“We are grateful to all our staff and supporters, readers and advertisers. Same with all our previous speakers and chairmen like Mr. Biodun Shobanjo, Mr. Udeme Ufot, Sir Steve Omojafor, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie, Mrs. Nike Akande, Prof. Pat Utomi, Mr. Lolu Akinwunmi, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, etc.
“Above all, we are grateful to God for bringing us this far in an industry with a high mortality rate. Our staffers, both those that have moved on and those still with us, are all appreciated,’’ said the journalist and author, who boasts of over 25 years experience in the profession.
On the magazine’s forte, Arinze listed hard work, innovation, professionalism, and reportage of exclusive news and interviews.