President Tinubu Sacks Runsewe As NCAC Boss, Appoints Obi Asika, 11 Others


Obi Asika

President Bola Tinubu has relieved Otunba Olusegun Runsewe of his position as the Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) even as he appointed Obi Asika, a Nigerian creative industry entrepreneur as replacement.

Asika is a prominent figure in Nigeria’s music industry, having founded and served as CEO of Storm 360, an indigenous music label.

The label is widely recognized as one of Nigeria’s top music labels, having launched the careers of many Nigerian entertainers in the early 2000s, including Naeto C, Ikechukwu, Sasha P, General Pype, L.O.S., Ms Jaie, Tosin Martins, and Yung 6ix.

His appointment is among eleven other newly appointed Chief Executive Officers for agencies under the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy

Others so appointed are;

(1) Tola Akerele — Director-General, National Theatre

(2) Dr. Shaibu Husseini — Director-General, National Films and Censors Board

(3) Mr. Obi Asika — Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture

(4) Aisha Adamu Augie — Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Culture

(5) Ekpolador-Ebi Koinyan — Chief Conservator, National War Museum

(6) Ahmed Sodangi — Director-General, National Gallery of Art

(7) Chaliya Shagaya — Director-General, National Institute of Archeology and Museums Studies

(8) Hajiya Khaltume Bulama Gana — Artistic Director, National Troupe of Nigeria

(9) Otunba Biodun Ajiboye — Director-General, National Institute for Cultural Orientation

(10) Ali Nuhu — Managing-Director, Nigerian Film Corporation

(11) Ramatu Abonbo Mohammed — Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monumentsl

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