The Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce Global Affairs Committee has partnered with the Africa Soft Power Series to offer a series of webinars starting 12th August to 29th August 2020.
These webinars will also provide attendees with an opportunity to raise related issues or questions you may have regarding trading in Africa.
CREATIVE POWER: CONTENT, CULTURE & PLATFORMS, WHERE IS THE MONEY? AFRICA SOFT POWER SERIES
More than ever, the cultural and creative sectors continue to shape the world around us, as their importance to society becomes even clearer, especially amid the economic devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 crisis and mass quarantines.
As the world's last large, underdeveloped market, the importance of the creative and knowledge industries takes on added significance when we consider that Africa will be home to more than a third of the world's population and half of the world's youth by 2100.
How can the continent optimize the creative and knowledge industries to propel itself forward?
The Africa Soft Power Series is the first of its kind virtual convening of industry thought leaders from across the globe passionate about Africa.
Session 4- THE BUSINESS OF FILM - BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE AFRICAN INDUSTRY
Content may be king, but without an African industry, the sector will remain largely artisanal. How can we build a sustainable African film industry?
Enyi Omeruah (Moderator)
Founder, My Management Company (MMC)
Partner, 234 Media
Date: Tuesday 18th August 2020, 5 PM WAT [12PM EST]
Enyi Omeruah (Moderator), Founder, My Management Company (MMC)
Enyi Omeruah owns a talent management agency in Nigeria. My Management Company (MMC) is a boutique agency that represents music, film and tv talent.
Enyi Omeruah received his BSc in Accounting from Delaware State University in 1996. He went on to work as a mutual fund accountant for 7 years. During his professional career, Enyi also gained his MBA, Widener University in Pennsylvania, USA.
Enyi Omeruah has a wide experience base in sectors that include, Finance, Accounting, Agriculture and Media. Some of his key achievements so far has been the ability to raise financing to produce film and tv projects in the budding Nigerian Entertainment industry.
Enyi Omeruah is one of the founding partners of a Content Development company. A privately held film and television development fund, currently in the process of raising financing from local and international investors to develop African intellectual property for a global audience. Enyi and business partner, Odiri Iwuji, just launched www.chudormmc.com to promote African screenwriters for placement in writing rooms for international TV productions.
Enyi is an avid watcher of television, a voracious consumer of NPR podcasts and a budding marathon runner.
Dayo Ogunyemi, Partner, 234 Media
Over his career, Dayo Ogunyemi has worked as an entrepreneur, investor, music journalist, DJ, producer, entertainment and IP lawyer and strategy consultant. Now he advises, promotes and invests in companies in Africa's creative and entrepreneurial scenes, including startups in technology, fashion and apparel, event production, content aggregation, film production and distribution. 234 Media's portfolio includes mSurvey, Cinemart, Starflix Cinemas, House of Deola Sagoe, Pixaplex and the African Movie Academy Awards.
Prior to 234 Media, Ogunyemi founded Lexscape, a start-up that used AI and expert system technology to change the consumption and practice of law. He subsequently co-founded Constant Capital, a West African boutique investment bank. Ogunyemi has long been interested in the impact of technology and media on how societies and economies develop, especially in Africa, stemming back to 1991 when he founded Naijanet (the first Nigerian online community) as a freshman at MIT.