FOLORUNSHO COKER Covers This Week’s DOWNTOWN magazine

FOLORUNSHO COKER Covers This Week’s DOWNTOWN magazine

Tourism, the practice of travelling for recreation and sometimes business, is a phenomenon most countries pay utmost importance to.

A subject matter so broad, it cuts across entertainment and hospitality, one would think a country so blessed geographically like ours should be leading conversations on tourism, seeing how incredibly rich we are in arts and culture. This was not the case. Well, not until Folorunsho Folarin Coker was trusted with the task of marketing the most populous black nation on earth and its tourist offerings.

‘Foli’ Coker, as he’s fondly called, has the most impressive CV in the industry but this man is beyond a piece of paper with a few achievements on it.

A career that started as the Personal Assistant to perhaps one of the most influential persons in Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has seen him serve Lagos state for 17 years before he got a promotion to replicate his success at state level nationwide as the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation.
To celebrate World Tourism Day, DOWNTOWN’s @thewilldowntown Kehindé Fagbule @thisiskennys got the opportunity of a sit-down with one of the people responsible for making Lagos as commercially vibrant as it is today to discuss the tourism industry in Nigeria, the archaic laws preventing it from thriving, and how to fix what could be a potential cash cow for the country.

Our fashion pages cover last week’s Emmys in a feature aptly titled: And The Emmy Goes To…
Our Zodiac page features Dakore Egbesun Akande and MI. It tells us about the traits of a Libra.

Don’t miss our sex talk on the Relationship page tiled Foreplay? …Yes Please.
The Scene Downtown covers the launch of a new vodka brand, The Movie Review page examines season 3 of Sex Education, while the travel pages look at What Makes A Five Star Hotel on one page, and the other talks about Infamous Things To Know About Nigeria. Lastly our Websights page analyzes the Niicki Minaj COVID vaccine boycott. It really does make for a relaxing read.

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