Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has appointed Nollywood actor, cum musician, Tony Muonagor also known as “TonyOneWeek” as the Special Adviser to the governor on Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Arts, Culture and Tourism.
The veteran actor turned politician on facebook page said he is ready to deploy his 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry to help boost culture and tourism, create jobs and generate revenue for Anambra State.
Muonagor said: “Governor Willie Obiano has given me the opportunity to utilise my 20 year’s entertainment industry experience’ to help boost culture and tourism, create jobs and generate revenue for Anambra State. So help me god.
“Thanking God for today’s successful swearing-in ceremony. I signed and swore to serve Anambra state as Special Adviser to HE the executive Governor Chief Willie Obiano, Akpokuedike Aguleri on Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Arts, Culture and Tourism to the very best of my ability.”
Muonagor who is also a notable comedian in the entertainment industry has floated a television station, Anambra Diaspora Television, to convey the activities of the government of Anambra state, inform, educate, entertain as well as receive feedbacks from the diaspora on the Anambra Government activities.
He said: “This new online page and Television are powered by the office of the Special Adviser to His Excellency the Governor of Anambra state Chief Willie M Obiano, on Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Arts, Culture and Tourism.
“This project is domiciled in the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Arts, Culture and Tourism, Anambra state under the Leadership of Hon Commissioner Dr. C. C. Madubuko.
This is the platform with which the office of the SPAD intends to do the following:
(1) Convey globally the activities of the Government of Anambra state under the Leadership of Chief Willie Obiano.
(2) Inform, educate, entertain as well as receive feedbacks from the diaspora on the Anambra Government activities.
The office of the SPAD will prosecute this mandate through the following weekly online programs which will be broadcast on the Anambra Diaspora Television YouTube Channel:
(1) Anambra Today: A news program.
(2) Our House: A Comedy talk show.
(3) Ajambene Comedy: An outdoor comedy skit series with actors and actresses.
The aim is to take Anambra to the world while promoting our culture and tourism sectors.
There will be art exhibitions as well as announcements or publicity regarding major events in Anambra state.
Tony Muanagor aka Tony OneWeek is one name that can’t be forgotten in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry having contributed immensely in Nollywood and the music sphere.
He got big break in 1996 after the release of his hit song ‘Gyrate’, which was like Nigeria’s second National Anthem and theme song for the super eagles, ever since then, the Gyration master hasn’t looked back as he kept on progressing and even participating in active politics.