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Ben Enwonwu Foundation Holds Point Of View Fifth Edition In Lagos

by Austin Areh
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The fifth edition of The Ben Enwonwu Foundation’s Point of View, which held at the Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020, was indeed an intriguing and educative event as it examined recent developments in public and private sector funding support for the creative arts in Nigeria. Titled, Funding for the visual arts: Public and Private Sector Partnership, the event saw an array of guests including Art lovers, Enthusiasts, Creative industry experts, Tax and Finance Consultants, Non-governmental organization and many more. The event began with a welcome speech by the Director of Alliance Française Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre, Charles Courdent and a welcome remark by Executive Director of The Ben Enwonwu Foundation, Oliver Enwonwu. It featured 3 presentations and a panel session. Leading the presentations was Uche Nwuka, Group head, Creative Industry, Bank of Industry who spoke in detail about including visual arts in the promise of creative industry growth. The second presentation of the day was done by Odunayo Sanya, Executive Secretary MTN Foundation and MTN Nigeria where she spoke about funding for visual arts from an MTN perspective and how the foundation and the organization have over the years supported Also speaking at the event was Yemisi Mokuolu, CEO Hatch Ideas Worldwide. She delivered a presentation titled «The Business of Art and Socioeconomic Transformation in Africa “where she used the Hatch Ideas as a case study for the discussion. The presentation was immediately followed by a panel discussion themed “Transforming Africa through Culture: Funding and Strengthening Policies” moderated by Jumoke Sanwo, Creative Director Revolving Art Incubator, Lagos. Featuring on the panel were Yvonne Ike, Head Sub Saharan Africa, Bank of America Merill Lynch; Femi Akinsanya, Chairman First Ally Capita; Jubril Enakele, MD/CEO Iron Capital and Chijioke Uwaegbute, Partner/leader in-sourced solutions for Tax (West and Central Africa) at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Point of View by The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists was supported by Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre, The Society of Nigerian Artists, Business Day, Connect Nigeria, Omenka Gallery, The Sole Adventurer, Jackson, Etti and Edu, OutsourceIT, WildFlower PR, The 5 Cowries Project, EnviroNews Nigeria and The Lagos Weekender.

InlandTown! 2020.


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