Participants at the 5th edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference have called on the government to explore the enormous opportunities in the creative industry.
This according to them will help to generate more revenues for the national coffers and raise the country’s bar in terms of excellence performance in creative sector in Africa.
At the event with the theme ‘It’s time for Africa’, issues relating to Piracy, increase in local and quality contents, infrastructural development among others were discussed.
Patrick Doyle who is a veteran broadcaster, also an actor explained that the nation’s creative sector has evolved and stakeholders need to develop platform to further re-awakening the spirit of the young ones to tap into the unlimited opportunities in the sector.
According to him Nollywood has grown over the years and what we are trying to achieve now is to harness the resources and bring them to bear for the young one’s to learn more about the act.
He however enjoined budding creative minds to hone their skills to better their career and uplift the industry.
A Nigerian actress, Adesuwa Etomi said We are in a transitional phase in our entertainment industry and we are striving to find a structured that can work for us and i believe we a have something great that we must take to the rest of the world.
Others at the event advocated for the application of social media and technology to promote contents, urged government to create enabling environment for talents to thrive and called on the practioners to support themselves to perform better.
Source: Voice of Nigeria