The President, Entertainment Database and a Nigerian Flutist, Omatshola Iseli, popularly known as “Tee Mac”, on Thursday called on the Federal Government to provide COVID-19 palliatives to Nigerian entertainers.
Tee Mac, who made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, said Nigerian entertainers were worst hit by the restrictions occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
Iseli, also the Chairman, Entertainment Foundation, said the fact that night clubs and multipurpose halls had been shut down and ban on live shows, entertainers like musicians, actors and comedians have been hugely affected.
According to him, with this development, Nigerian Entertainers have no streams of income.
Tee Mac said that palliatives must be extended to these group of individuals just as practised in other climes like Europe and the United States of America.
He said unfortunately, no Nigerian entertainers had received any palliative from the governments since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tee Mac said the Federal Government should revisit the issue of COVID-19 palliatives meant for Nigerian Entertainers and ensured that they truly benefited from it.
“Nigerian Entertainers are suffering, if government bans live shows, night clubs and multipurpose halls from operating, they should also cushion the effect on entertainers who were not working by providing palliatives.