Last week the African Creative Industries were a subject of focus on the key platforms from the WhiteHouse event at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday the 13th.
On Thursday the 15th the @atlanticcouncil in partnership with #NextNarrative Founder @akunnacook hosted a panel to discuss the opportunities for investment in the creative sector. My panel was comprised of well established and committed champions of the sector i.e. :-
Akunna Cook, CEO, Next Narrative Africa; Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Veronika Chatelain Programme Officer, Art, Culture and Social Justice, Open Society Foundations ; Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank); Olukayode Pitan, Managing Director, Bank of Industry Limited; Samba Bathily, CEO, ADS Group Ltd ;
Here is an excerpt of my contributions to the discussion. The focus at @pixelraystudios is to create jobs, generate wealth and reinforce our culture as people of African origin