Osinbajo said the visit was an “interactive investment forum with institutions and individuals in Hollywood.”
He added that “creativity and talent abound in Nigeria and we are open for business. I met with reps from Universal studios, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, IMAX, Disney and a host of others.”
The VP’s entourage to Hollywood included singer, Tuface; media owner, Mo Abudu; Terra Kulture founder, Bolanle Austen Peters; Managing Director of Nigeria Film Corporation, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe; Executive Director of Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Segun Awolowo, and others.
Toyin Adeniji, Executive Director of Bank of Industry, during the investment forum, said “BOI has committed $20m to more than 40 projects in the Nigerian film industry—in infrastructure, distribution, content development etc. The Bank is ready to do, even more, having recently raised about $1bn.”
Dr Dipeolu, Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters said “We want to promote cooperation between Nigerian & international players, and attract investment to Nigeria. We will be discussing infrastructure, intellectual property protection, etc.”
See photos from the visit below:
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