The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, and the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Chief Edem Duke, are among eminent personalities expected at the Night of Stars ceremony coming up in Calabar, hours after Saturday’s World Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles and Harambee Stars of Kenya.
Organisers of the event said on Monday that the Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba will also be at the event, with veteran actor Bob Manuel-Udokwu, a special adviser to Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State.
The Night of Stars, conceived to precede the Nigeria Pitch Awards, is an integral part of the latter, uniquely designed to celebrate Nigeria’s local and international football and Nollywood stars annually, where a serving governor of a state, individual or corporate body is honoured with the Pitch Star Award for their support to the growth of Nigerian football.
This year’s event will honour a number of distinguished Nigerians for their support towards the Super Eagles’ triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, and celebrate 20 years of Nigeria’s exciting Nollywood industry.
The red carpet event will start at 8pm, with the ceremony itself to begin at 9pm