by ‘Ifreke Inyang
The Creative Association of Nigeria has released a list of nominees for its annual awards. The association was established to incorporate the creative industries in Nigeria in line with the recommendations of the British Council, UNESCO and UNCTAD to help accelerate sectorial growth and development.
They instituted the Creative Industry Awards in partnership with the British Council, Nigeria, to reward initiative, talent, creativity and entrepreneurship across the creative industries, recognising the central role they play in the development of a competitive and sustainable creative economy.
This Award has ‘10’ categories and ‘1’ overall winner that will be declared the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year 2011.
The nominees are:
Live Music and dance – Segun Adefila
Visual Arts – Chief (Mrs.) Oyenike Monica Okundaye of Nike Art Galleries
Digitized Content – Seun Osewa of Nairaland
Music – Audi Maikori with Chocolate City
Comedy – Tunde Adewale [Tee A]
Films – Peace Anyiam Osigwe
Fashion – Deola Sagoe
Publishing – Sony Ojeagbase with Complete Sports News paper
Audio visuals – Wale Adenuga
The award ceremony is scheduled to hold on the 7 December, 2011 at the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, during the Gala for the British Council’s Creative Industry Expo.