Wednesday, April 27, 2016

D'banj, Mo Abudu, others attend Creative Industries Conference and Expo‎

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed today joined other stakeholders in the Nigerian creative industry to discuss channels of collaboration between Nigeria and the United Kingdom at the Creative Industries Conference and Expo (CICE).
The event which took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, was organised by the British Council to promote and foster lasting partnership between both countries. 
The CICE featured high profile speakers from both countries as well as Nigerian celebrities and dignitaries who represented various facets of the industry. Attendees at the event include the Bristish High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Artwright; popular artiste, D'banj; veteran Nollywood actors, Hilda Dokubo and Francis Duru; ace broadcaster, Eugenia Abu; Founder, Ake Book and Arts Festival, Lola Shoneyin; Performance Poet, Dike Chukwumerije; Executive Director, BusinessDay Newspapers, John Osadolor and others.

About UK/Nigeria 2015–16

UK/Nigeria 2015–16 is a major season of arts in Nigeria aimed at building new audiences, creating new collaborations and strengthening relationships between the UK and Nigeria. Programmed in association with a host of partners, it features more than 30 projects and more than 80 events in art, fashion, design, theatre, dance, music, literature and film throughout Nigeria and includes showcases of Nigerian arts and creative industries in the UK. UK/Nigeria 2015–16 has a focus on creating access to art, new digital work, innovation, and art in public spaces working with young people. Partnerships between Nigerian and British artists, institutions and organisations will be at the heart of the season which aims to develop skills and capacity across the creative industries. The programme will run until April 2016 creating new connections in arts, education, innovation, trade and investment.

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