Entertainment

"It's about time we show the world how creative we are"

The entertainment industry in Nigeria has in the past few years risen above expectations. It is currently ranked third in the world after the US and India. The industry continues to progress but with its advancement comes a challenge, one that past governments have neglected to resolve.

In an industry that is a capital-intensive enterprise, there should be constant funding and investment that would encourage better production quality and provide both direct and indirect employment.

“Culture is both a driver and an enabler of human and sustainable development. It empowers people to take ownership of their own development and stimulates the innovation and creativity which can drive inclusive and sustainable growth,” said Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP.

For the entertainment industry to generate revenue and contribute to the socio-economic development of Nigeria, there should be laws and funds set in motion.


Policies

  • Establish governmental funds solely for the growth of the entertainment industry.
  • Invest in creativity, innovation and sustainable creative enterprise development across the value chain (filmmakers, producers, directors).
  • Make culture a driver and enabler of economic, social and environmental development processes.
  • Enact strict laws against copyright infringement.
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