Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / 08:40 PM / WebTV / Header Image Credit: Ecographics
WebTV's Economy and Politics segment dedicated to #Coronanomics will be featuring a robust conversation on 'Post COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities For Nigerian Creative Industry'.
Guest: Obi Asika
Date: Monday, May 20, 2020
Topic: Post COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities For Nigerian Creative Industry
Highlights: Available later in the day with link to full video.
Host: Ottoabasi Abasiekong, Editor, WebTV
Co-Host: Boason Omofaye, Guest Analyst and CEO Frontier Africa Reports
Key Questions for Discussion
OBI ASIKA is a Nigerian creative industries entrepreneur. He is known for his involvement in the growth of Nigeria's music industry, as the founder and CEO of Storm 360 - an indigenous music label which spawned entertainers including Naeto C, Ikechukwu, Sasha P, General Pype, L.O.S., Ms Jaie, Tosin Martins, and Yung 6ix.
He is a founding partner of Dragon Africa - a Strategic Communications Firm based in London, Lagos and Accra, and is the Chairman of OutSource Media, a leading communications and content production company. Asika also sits on the board of the Collecting Society of Nigeria (COSON). and is a prominent figure in laying the infrastructure for the growth and development of the media & entertainment industry.
Asika has wide transnational business interests in areas including oil and gas, real property, information technology, agriculture, sports, media & entertainment. Between 1987 and 1990, Asika organized successful concerts, charity and entertainment events at university campuses around the UK. He also hosted a weekly radio show at the University of Warwick. He was equally DJ and promoter of over 200 events at universities and clubs in London, using venues such as Legends, Dingwalls, Camden Palace, Brighton Hippodrome, Wall Street, Shaftesbury's, Crazy Larry's, Roxanne's, and L'Equipe Anglaise.
He has worked - and continues to work - with The World Bank, international companies, and government at state and Federal levels to shape public policy and create an enabling environment for the creative industries in particular and commerce in general. He has been involved in developing and nurturing entrepreneurship, sports, creativity, and youth by contributing to various government and policy shaping initiatives including: Governing Council Member, Nigeria, Africa 2.0, and Senior Special Assistant to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan (2015).
In terms of sports development, Asika has served on numerous bodies as well as driving sporting activities around the African continent including: Eko Football (Lagos Football Association) and Soccerex West Africa.
In 2014, Asika was appointed to the African Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington DC. He is the first overseas individual invited to join the committee.
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