Lai Mohammed, Paul Artwright, D’banj, Mo Abudu, others attend Creative Industries Conference and Expo‎ in Abuja

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.

Mo Abudu, Founder, Ebony Life TV

HE Paul Artwright, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, and Lai Mohammed, Minister for Information and Culture, Nigeria

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.

ABOUT RED MEDIA AFRICA

Red Media Africa (www.redmediaafrica.com [4]) is the PR & Empowerment Marketing division under the parent brand, RED.

It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment and action to help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines and lead in their industries.

It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice – with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

RED owns the continent’s largest portfolio of youth media brands. Its Content Division holds brands across TV, radio, online and events including Y! Magazine,YNaija.com, Rubbin’ Minds, #YTech100 and the The RED Summit. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project, which projects include Africa’s leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, HowCanIGetInvolved.com and Aiki.ng, which is run in conjunction with Microsoft.‎

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