Mr Mike Dada, President of All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) and Mrs Banke Lawal, Founder, BMPro Makeup Group, have emerged as chairman and vice chairman of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) creative and cultural committee.
Ms Bisi Adeyemi, the President, NBCC, in a statement on Friday in Lagos said the appointment takes immediate effect.
Adeyemi said that the chamber with the mandate to explore the opportunities in the business world and Nigeria’s economy, recently launched the creative and cultural group.
She said the group was launched to help harness the economic potential of the Nigerian creative industry.
Adeyemi said that the terms of reference for the creative and cultural sectoral group include encouraging and creating a platform for collaboration amongst members of the group and fostering the growth of member organisations.
She added that the group was charged with organising programmes and events to showcase the diversity and robustness of the creatives sector and in this regard, organise an annual “NBCC Creatives and Culture Day.”
“Others include reviewing the impact of government policies on the sector and working with the advocacy committee to engage policymakers and enlighten members as appropriate, preparing position papers to support the chamber’s interface with private and public sector organisations.
“I look forward to your acceptance of this responsibility as it would afford the Chamber the opportunity to benefit from your wealth of experience, which I hope you will make available by your regular attendance at committee meetings,” she said.
Adeyemi revealed that other members of the committee include; Mrs Atinuke Olashore of PJK Nigeria Ltd., Mr Olafemi Olaniyan of Collageo Communications Ltd and Mr Joseph Edgar, Duke of Shomolu.
Others are Mr Mathew Adigolo of Pureview Photography, Mrs Bisi Sotunde of Busy Bee Events and Ms Kiki Okewale of KO by Kikiokewale as members.
Dada, in his acceptance remarks, said he and other members of the group are determined to deliver on the committee’s mandate for the benefits of the two great countries, Nigeria and Great Britain.
He stated that the culture and creative industry was capable of creating a substantial number of jobs, reducing poverty and eliciting peace if properly harnessed.
It was reported that Dada is a lawyer, chartered public relations and marketing professional as well as the Group Managing Director, Octopus Group Africa.
The NBCC is the foremost bilateral chamber in Nigeria to promote trade and investment between Nigeria and Britain since its establishment in 1977.
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