By Adeleke Osindeko, Oluwafemi Dosu
It was another remarkable event in the history of the entire Drama ministers in Nigeria, as the foundation of Ancedram City was layed yesterday, 10th April, 2019 at Ibadan.
The city which is 20 acres of land is located at Akinsola village, Elekuru off Moniya-Ijaye-Iseyin Road, Akinyele Local Government, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Gospel Film News gathered that the vision of Ancedram City is to have a big city that will accommodate conference and retreat centres, film village and give Drama Ministers opportunity to acquire a parcel of land each at a very low price.
In his address, Evangelist Mike Bamiloye charges that all hands should be on desk in achieving this great and common goal, warning all Drama Ministers not to lose the primary objective of propagating the gospel of Christ through stage and film making because of this project.
He however calls on whoever becomes the next Ancedram Oyo State chairman to keenly catch this vision of Ancedram City and see to its progress.
According to the chairperson of the committee, Dr (Mrs) Anne Olufayo ANCEDRAM city is going to be built to the taste of the modern day technology and facility, adding that the city shall have the necessary social facilities to enhance conducive living of the inhabitants. For his part, the secretary to the committee, Adeleke Osindeko calls on Drama Minster nationwide to quickly come and be part of land owners in Ancedram city, advising Drama Ministers should buy plot(s) of land there at a cheaper rate as the offer last for a while.
In his good will messages, Pastor Dotun Odebode congratulated the ANCEDRAM Oyo State chairman, Pastor Gbenga Akinyemi for his tenacity in achieving this great vision of ANCEDRAM City. In his response, Pator Gbenga thanks God and all the members of the committee for their supportive roles in bring the vision to reality.
Present at the foundation laying are Evangelist Mike and Gloria Bamiloye, former Ancedram western region Vice President, Pastor Dotun Odebode; Ancedram Oyo State Chairman, Pastor Gbenga Akinyemi; first-class movie director, Dr Omoniyi Adeoye; Dr(Mrs) Anne Olufayo; First ANCEDRAM Oyo State Chairman, Evangelist Adeola; Evangelist Olugbeye, Deacon P.K. Oluwatise and other great men and women in drama ministry as well as the villagers.