Mabel Ndagi (Head, Corporate Comms & External Affairs – BOI), Moses Umoru (DG, CCI-France Nigeria), Chief Taiwo Taiwo (Rep, Nigerian Ambassador to France), Carol Bossier, Dr. Stella Okoli (CEO, Emzor)

By Ayodele Efunla

The Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange is a new platform which was just recently introduced by the Nigerian Embassy in France to promote our rich Nigerian culture and to also attract investors to Nigeria.

The event is slated to hold in May 19 at the Le Pavilion Dauphine in Paris. Expected to be on display that day will be the best of Nigerian cuisine, music, arts, fashion, games and films.

The Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange as been described as an avenue to promote cultural exchange while enhancing social and economic collaboration between Nigeria and the business community in France. It will also be used to change the negative perception the western world has about Nigeria.

Making the announcement at a press conference held at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Lagos, on Friday, May 4th, the Nigerian Ambassador to France, Dr Modupe Irele said the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange will focus more on showcasing the tremendous opportunities that Nigeria possess to the world.

“Through the Nigeria Creative Arts Exchange we are thus creating a forum where participants can make enquiries, network and build useful links in a relaxed setting” she added.

The Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange will feature Adekunle Gold, Ituen Bassey, Bisi Silva, Lala Akindoju and a host of others.

The exhibition is proudly supported by the Bank of Industry, Emzor Pharmaceutical, Lagos state government and a host of others.