Journalist and practitioners in the entertainment industry are to acquire property in the first ever collaborative estate project between journalists and musicians in Nigeria. The estate project situated at owode egba, Ogun state – about 30 minutes drive away from Lagos, known as soundpen estate, offers about 3000 plots to journalists and all engaged in entertainment – related business.
According to the national media officer, performing musicians association of Nigeria (PMAN), Shola Oyeyipo, the collaborative project which is supported by NUJ & PMAN, is part of the on going efforts by the current executive of both unions to ensure better living standard for their members, and to foster a lasting relationship between the media and the entertainment industry.
He added that at the completion of the project, musicians and journalist will live together in about 3000 plots that will be well planned with world class facilities. Expressing optimism about the project, the Lagos state chairman of NUJ, comrade wahab alabi oba, noted that despite the fact that the lagos state NUJ had embarked upon three previous estate projects. The soundpen estate was unique due to the partnership with PMAN.
Similarly PMAN president, admiral Dele Abiodun has described the project as a “purposeful partnership”. He insisted that his regime was concerned about leaving legacies for which it will be remembered by Nigerian musicians. Stressing that housing is very important to everyone, hence the estate project.