Building The Future – Thoughts on NECLive 8 Theme

With a youth population of over 126 Million; an approximate 70% of the population, Nigeria and indeed the rest of the world have a lot to benefit from a fully scaled creative sector.

Our sports men and women are adored globally. Across Africa and beyond, Nollywood is a powerful export and ambassador. And music? Our homegrown talents have charmed the whole wide world with a sound no one can ignore. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the creative sector contributed over N5 trillion (i.e $16.4 billion) or 5.3% to Nigeria’s GDP in 2017.

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We have seen the potential; and even the impact of recent strides in distribution, cinemas, events, promotions, exhibitions, productions and festivals.

But there is still a long way to go. How do you build a future that can ensure we stand side by side with the best industries in the world? Hollywood generated $43 billion revenue for the United states in 2018 alone.

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The Staples Center is 950,000 square feet and can seat up to 20,000 guests. The biggest events venues in the world include The Las Vegas Convention Centre with over 10,000,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space and The Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany which can …read more

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Source:: Idafrica

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