Thursday, 13 August 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookPRoejct Narrator Spotlight: Ojoma Ochai

Astute, achiever, professional and highly effective are some of the words that have been used by peers and protégés to describe Ojoma Ochai, frontline lady in Nigeria’s arts and creative industries space and Director, Arts - British Council Nigeria.

Ojoma who started her career as the Abuja Coordinator of Computer 4 Kids, joined the British Council in 2006 and quickly achieved relevance, rapidly rising through the ranks. 

Her interest and passion for the development of the creative sector in Nigeria helped position her as the right person to lead the Creative Economy Programme in the council, a role that has allowed her builds skills, networks and other capacities that promote the growth and collaboration potential of the sector.

Ojoma who is a member of the British Council’s Regional Leadership Team in Sub Saharan Africa, was nominated a member of the UNESCO Pool of Experts on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, and offers creative sector consultancy to various private and public sector organizations, including the Global Economic Monitor (GEM) project of the World Bank.

An International Fellow of the DEVOS International Institute of Arts Management, Kennedy Centre of Performing Arts, Washington DC, USA, she was nominated Young Person of the Year in Nigeria by The Future awards in 2010, and also named one of ten most powerful people under forty in Nigeria's arts and culture sector in March 2014.

Ojoma is happily married with children and lives in Lagos, Nigeria. She regularly interacts with followers on Twitter.

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