The Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Mrs Hannatu Musawa, has commended the level of global recognition of the Nigerian entertainment industry, stating that the sector is conquering the world.
Musawa, represented by Mrs Mariam Ajaga, her Special Adviser on Visual Arts and Culture, made the assertion at the 4th National Theatre Festival of Unity.
The well-attended 2023 edition was held at the Marquee of the National Theatre complex in Lagos, under the theme: ‘Boundless Possibilities”.
Musawa noted that the creative industry has caught the attention of the government, which would provide a more enabling environment for the sector to thrive.
“It is no surprise that the theme of this year’s edition is ‘Boundless Possibilities’, which stands for limitless potentials of the creative industry and our creativity that knows no bounds.
“Our entertainment industry is no longer limited by borders, as Nigeria’s creativity is conquering the world and advancing the culture tapestry by unleashing boundless opportunities.
“Our nations’ artistic performances are now readily available for a global audience as our artists are now sealing deals with multinationals.
“These partnerships have seen Netflix commit more than US$23.5 million into Nigeria to provide a platform to have the `Black Book’, a movie from our shores that has attracted 70 million worldwide views,” she said