We are here this evening to celebrate one of our own, someone who uplifts our spirits with music and draws us closer to God in worship, Pastor Kunle Ajayi.
I am excited to be here because many times, we celebrate foreign artistes and neglect our own home-grown stars. Pastor Kunle Ajayi is one of our own, a proud product of the Lagos State College of Education, now the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education.
Whether we like it or not, Pastor Kunle Ajayi is a star. God has made him a Star. 30 years on stage is an outstanding achievement and worthy of celebration. That is why we are gathered here to celebrate you, Pastor.
Kunle Ajayi is a role model to all Nigerian youths and aspiring musicians. He should be a source of hope and inspiration to us not just through his music but by his life testimony.
Many of us do not know that as a young child he had health challenges with his lungs. He had problems breathing and struggled with any physical exertion but God healed him miraculously and he has dedicated his life to blowing the Saxophone for God.
As he inspires us to praise and worship God with music, Kunle has also dedicated himself to raise a new generation of musicians with his PKA Music Academy. This academy will take more of our youths off the streets and help them discover their God-given talents.
These are the kinds of initiatives that we must all embrace and support. Our administration will continue to support music, arts and culture because it is a veritable instrument to address youth unemployment and grow the economy of the State.
On my part and on behalf of the government, we will support the PKA Music Academy. We look forward to this Academy raising greater talents and contributing positively to the growth of our music and entertainment industry.
As we celebrate Pastor Kunle Ajayi today, I wish him many more melodious years singing for the Lord and his people.
Thank you and God bless you.
Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode
Governor of Lagos State,
21st January, 2018.