Creative industries: how can Africa capitalise on its artistic boom?

Thu 14 Oct
14:00 - 15:15 UTC
Webinar
English

 

In 2020, the cultural and creative industries (CCI) represented 3% of Africa’s GDP (compared to 11% in the US). But the potential for growth is huge with revenue from the CCI climbing by $4.2bn per year. The phenomenal success of the blockbuster Black Panther and the international renown of the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie are just two of a host of examples illustrating the surge in genuine African soft power. But the sector needs financing and structure if it is to convert this trend into an opportunity for local growth. How can Africa develop its own business models in order to capitalise on its cultural and creative influence? 

Key points:  

  • Perceived risk, infrastructures: how can we break down barriers and better organise the creative market? 
  • Top of the charts and Nollywood: what can we learn from the case of Nigeria? 
  • How can the CCI have a maximum impact on development and employment strategies? 

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Moderator

Crystal Orderson

News editor, eNCA

Expert

Aubrey Hruby

Senior Fellow, The Africa Center, The Atlantic council

Speaker

Addy Awofisayo

Head of Music, Sub-Saharan Africa, YouTube

Speaker

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Founder & CEO, Birimian Ventures

Speaker

Yolanda Ncokotwana

Acting Head of Industry Development, NFVF

Guest

Rokia Traoré

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and founder of Fondation passerelles

Who should attend?

This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies.

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