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Lai Mohammed, others attend creative industries conference Abuja

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

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

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 programme is a major season of arts in Nigeria aimed at building new audiences, creating new collaborations and strengthening relationships between the U.K. 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 U.K. The programme also has a focus on creating access to art, new digital work, innovation, and art in public spaces working with young people.

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 British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Artwright; popular artiste, D’banj; Hilda Dokubo and Francis Duru; ace broadcaster, Eugenia Abu; Founder, Ake Book and Arts Festival, Lola Shoneyin; Performance Poet, Dike Chukwumerije; Executive Director, BusinessDay, John Osadolor and others.



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