CIG festival of excellence holds in November

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The Creative Industry Group (CIG) says it will hold a festival for all creative artists in November to showcase and reward excellence in the industry.

The Founder and President of CIG, Amb. Felix Duke, told journalists on Tuesday in Lagos that the festival, the first of its kind in Nigeria, would hold at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

According to Duke, the festival will hold between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27.

He said the weeklong event would also feature seminars, exhibitions, fashion, music concerts as well as an award ceremony, among others.

“The festival is to unit all creative artists to build the industry.

“We are inviting about 10 countries in Africa to take part in the festival. We are also inviting dancers from Brazil and musicians from the Caribbeans.

“All states are coming with their cultural troops, musicians, comedians, deejays, fashions designers, hairdressers, barbers, cosmetologists, food vendors will get space to exhibit,” he said.

According to him, Nigerian music is making wave and movie and fashion are doing well globally, but we have no structure.

He said there was the need to have a form mass front to resolve issues and reward those in the sector.

  • Emeka Ossai, a Director in CIG said every artist in the industry would be insured in case of the unexpected.

“We are in partnership with film production companies to ensure training for our members in film production and distribution.

“We have health insurance scheme, tagged the creative industry insurance scheme  in partnership with Capital Insurance and HMO with Hallmark Insurance on a low premium,” he said. (NAN)

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