COVID-19: Actors Guild of Nigeria engages members on aggressive sensitization.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has engaged its members in an aggressive public sensitisation programme  against the COVID-19, Supreme reports.

The  National Vice President of AGN, Waash Waziri, stated  this on Friday in an interview with newsmen Kaduna.

Waziri said,  “The Guild has mobilised artistes that include : actors, musicians, Disc Jokers (DJs), music and film producers resident in Kaduna and  Kano states, in the production of jingles, videos clips and plays aimed at enlightening the public on the COVID-19”.

Waziri said  that the AGN was collaborating with sister bodies such as Arewa Film Makers, Kaduna State Creative Arts Stakeholders’ Forum (KADCAST), actors  from Kannywood and Nollywood to create  maximum public awareness on the pandemic.

“So far, we have produced over 40 jingles  that are already making  waves on the various social media platforms including the print and electronic media.

“This has been made possible with the cooperation of the  members comprising: singers, actors, DJs and even bouncers, who have been contributing their quotas in toward  achieving a common purpose.

“We have embarked on sacrificial shootings, engaging  children and adults to create awareness that coronavirus is real,” he added.

He said that  the artistes using  the public address system organised mobile performances targeted at information dissemination on COVID-19.

The guild’s Vice President, appealed to the government to lend its full support to  actors in the country  whom he said were the mirror of the society.

Waziri said  that the guild would welcome  any form of financial support from the government for its activities.He said that it was high time that the government at all levels understood the importance of artistes’ roles in nation building.

“A sizeable chunk of the public sees artistes as role models and have even come to believe them more than some public figures when they speak. It is easier to send a message to the public by the government  through an artiste,” he said.

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