Monday, 10 November 2014

REPORT: Crowdsourcing Growth Strategies For The Nigerian Creative Industries

Olayinka Ijabiyi (First Bank)
addressing guests at the event

Last week, British Council hosted a sizeable number of creative industry stakeholders at its office in Ikoyi. The objective was to present its plan for crowdsourcing growth strategies for Nigeria's creative industries. 
Ojoma Ochai, British Council Arts Director,
introducing the project
  • Details of the initiative was presented to stakeholders by Ojoma Ochai, British Council Arts Director. They were then split into groups to discuss and agree on how to engage a broader audience within the various sectors.
Reginald Bassey, GenVoices Project Lead, addressing guests
About The Project
  • The project aims to gather ideas on sector development strategies and reinforce young people’s capacity to participate and lead policy and sector development. 
  • Breakout Group 1: Wole Oguntokun, Segun Lawal,
    Yinka Olabiyi, others
  • The project will stimulate solution-focused debate and discourse based on already articulated growth barriers to the Nigerian Creative Industries.

Breakout Group 2: Ese Oraka, Pelu Awofeso, Fusi Olateru
Ojoma Ojai, Femi Aderigbigbe, others
  • Tagged  ‘GenTalks Creative: Growth Strategies for the Nigerian Creative Economy” , the project will crowdsource growth ideas online and curate these into a series of face-to-face events with participation from key Nigerian Creative Industries stakeholders and young people interested in the growth of this sector. 

Breakout Group 3 
  • The project output will be a green paper which will map out recommendations for the growth of the sector in Nigeria. The produced green paper will be used to advocate a more supportive policy framework for the sector in Nigeria.

Chris Ihidero, Yinka Olabiyi others 
  • Online crowdsourcing of ideas via
  • Face-to-face events in Lagos, Abuja and Calabar.
  • Green Paper output and presentation

  • How To Participate
  • Visit
  • Select your sector of interest

Pelu Awofeso and I at the event
  • Go through the question(s) 
  • Observe community guidelines.
  • Drop your comments (Active participants on the crowdsourcing platform will be invited for the face-to-face events)
  • Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter
Still need more info? Send a mail to

©Naomi Lucas
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