By Dipo Olowookere
Frontline celebrity journal in Nigeria, City People Magazine and its City People Entertainment team led by renowned veteran journalist, Dr Seye Kehinde, are in top gear, preparing and putting all things together to make Saturday, June 30, 2018, a memorable and unforgettable day for the lovers and fans of prolific and famous Islamic singer, Alhaja Rakayat Gawat-Oyefeso.
Enterprising Gawat, daughter of renowned NTA broadcaster, Alhaji Rasaq Aremu Gawat, would be celebrated by the celebrity journal on her birthday and welcome dance of Lesser Haaj, which will take place at the City People Event Centre, Gbagada, Lagos.
Publisher of the most-read celebrity journal, Mr Seye Kehinde, explained that, “We are celebrating Rukayat Gawat for her continuous contribution to the emerging growth of the Islamic music in the entertainment industry, as she has been the only artiste in her genre that has ever won our Artiste of the Year award, back-to-back, and she has not relented in her effort.”
“This is the only way to appreciate and encourage her immense contribution to the entertainment industry, alongside her beloved fans in a laudable event like this,” Mr Kehinde added.
The sensational Islamic gospel singer, Alhaja Rukayat Gawat-Oyefeso, won 2016 and 2017 Best Islamic Artiste of the Year at the City People Music Awards by the City People Magazine.
She has produced more than six albums amongst which are: Aye Le, My Father, Imole, Arinakore, Oba Nla, Ijo Ope, Temitope; and also a joint collaboration effort with other Islamic music artistes and Fuji musicians like Alao Jowujowu, Odun Ayo, Ogbe Okan, Eto Obirin, Agbokol’ori, Iyawo Obun, to mention a few.
She also has some outstanding finished jobs that are yet to be released, like Ododo Eye, Igbatiwa among others, while she is currently in the studio working on her next album, entitled My Time, which would be out soon and marketed by Okiki Films and Productions.
In tow, her yearly all-embracing event, Imole Day, is already in the making, which we scooped, is being cooked specially to celebrate and eulogize the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
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