United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in Nigeria has held its first series of development conversations with the Nigerian creatives dubbed #CreateToDevelop.
It was part of the recently launched UNDP Nigeria Development Dialogue series, aimed at creating platforms for conversations that can constructively inform Nigeria’s development agenda to be people-driven.
It was also meant to create investment opportunities in young people’s innovation and creativity.
The #CreateToDevelop, dialogues brought together a representation of veterans and young creatives across the sector including Sola Sobowale, Ajoke Silva, Alibaba Akpobome, Don Jazzy, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Toke Makinwa, among others.
The UNDP Resident Representative to Nigeria, Mohamed Yahya, noted that Nigeria’s creative sector has over the years played a critical role in influencing the growth of Africa’s arts and culture.