BY MICHAEL EBOH

LAGOS – As the entertainment industry prepares to commence a week-long activity to celebrate the life of the late Lady of Songs, Christy Essien-Igbokwe, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, yesterday, said   the deceased opened the way for generations of women in the  industry.

Ita-Giwa also extolled  virtues of the late former Vice- President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu, saying that he distinguished himself as a true and loyal patriot.

In her tribute to the late singer, Ita-Giwa noted that  Essien-Igbokwe blazed the trail for entertainment practitioners through her pioneering role as an actress, comedienne and singer.

She said the dignity and respect  Christy brought to the entertainment industry made parents less inclined to dissuade their children from taking up careers in entertainment.

The former Presidential Adviser stated  Aikhomu was an officer and a gentleman with a difference, as his life reflected ethos of patriotism, loyalty and family values.

She said: “In my interactions with the late Admiral, I found him to be attentive, accommodating and affable, the three ‘A’s that represents as his name, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu.

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