It was a night of glitz and honour as Foluke Daramola celebrated almost forgotten Nollywood veterans and stars.
The gathering which took place at Ikeja, Lagos, recently, saw the presence of the veterans that have made the entertainment industry thick during their own time, yet with nothing to show for their skill in the industry.
The desire and concern of Foluke Daramola Salako to organise the successful gala event to celebrate aged Nollywood veterans on November 29 received a standing ovation by both colleagues and outsiders.
As a founder of a non-governmental organisation, Passion Against Rape and Abuse in Africa, she honoured Nollywood veterans like Kareem Adepoju a.k.a Baba Wande, Kayode Odumosu a.k.a Pa Kasumu, Peter Fatomilola, Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero), Idowu Phillips (Iya Rainbow), Chief Lere Paimo a.k.a Eda Onile Ola and others.
Some of the veterans in an interview expressed joy at the honour given to them.
However, some of them reserved their comments on the society and all arms of governments for their neglects and only remember them during elections, adding that the society has lost its moral value.
“Foluke Daramola thought about this great initiative; may God continue to bless her. What she did today hasn’t been done before. It’s the first of its kind. We have wealthy people in Nigeria, we have a government in Nigeria, but none of them can think about the welfare of these genres, putting into consideration how they have served the nation” a fan concluded.