… Outlines how Culture & Entertainment Industry Can Bail Out Nigeria from its present economic recession
A veteran of the Culture & Entertainment Industry and its most prominent business consultant, 'Yinka Ogundaisi is right now in the hospital, having had his back bones (vertebraes L4 & L6) trapping the legs nerves. He is therefore unable to use his legs to walk and is confined to bed pending when he can source for the necessary fund for an immediate surgery, failing which he stands the risk of permanent paralysis and not being able to walk for the rest of his life!
Ogundaisi, architect of the National Films & Video Censors Board's new Distribution Framework Policy which the large segment of the industry believes that if it had been properly implemented as packaged would by now have seen the industry overcoming its present key challenge of rampaging piracy has so far paid more than a #1m for tests and admission's formalities. He requires another #1.2m for medical implants and an estimated #3.6m for other hospital's expenses. He had health problem back in 2013 but says his present health condition is different. " I had complications of twisted intestines, hernia and enlarged prostrate in 2013. But this time, my illness is the result of intermittent back pains I have had for more than 30 years. Whenever I experienced it, I usually took it as a sign of stress to take things easy. It never occurred to me that the pains and ageing process combined were gradually twisting the vertebrates out of their sockets. Now the back bones have collapsed to trap the nerves and I must have immediate financial support to undergo the urgent surgery while the nerves and back bones could still be repaired!"
He believes that God is keeping him safe to complete the "various background works he is at present engaged in to structure Nigeria's entertainment and culture industry into an integrated whole with globally-compliant business practices that will enable the practioners to meet and fully satisfy the cultural re-orientation and entertainment needs of our society while they (the practioners) get financial rewards commensurate to their works.
He reports about reaching " advance stage of discussion" with two states in the south west where he expects that not later than end of the first quarter next year, there will be structured distribution system of video in place. Producers and Musicians alike will be sure to be paid on every copy of their works sold anywhere within those two states. "It is just a simple method of governmental'a accreditation of all those involved in the video distribution system and a systemic online monitoring that will automatically credits all the stakeholders; government gets its taxes upfront, producers, musicians and the marketers are similarly paid. Just a button on a smartphone, laptop or I-Pad and we all know who has sold what. Piracy will automatically disappear once this system is in place and the state governments now crying for money can boost their IGR with strings of taxes and levies on every copy of movie or music sold in their domains.
Ogundaisi is also almost done on another project which he says will launch the country's first ever global tourism that will see tourists from all over the world continually flocking the country for cultural entertainment, educational and research purposes. But for all his efforts to now materialise to the overall benefits of Nigeria, the society and especially the stakeholders of our Cultural & Entertainment industry, there is an urgent need to bail out 'Yinka Ogundaisi of his present health predicaments. Contact phone is: 09060256558.