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Conversations On Africa’s Creative Industry Will Be Held At Canex Wknd 2022 From November 25 Through 27 And Will Feature Idris Elba, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, And Didier Drogba.

Creative Africa Nexus Weekend (CANEX WKND 2022) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 25-27 November 2022 will feature world-famous performer Idris Elba.
The actor has a number of events planned for Saturday, November 26, including one of the Fireside Chats from “When Giants Speak.”

As part of the CANEX WKND program, which includes panel discussions, fireside chats, masterclasses and live performances, Idris Elba will provide his extensive knowledge and insight into the international film industry.

With roots in Sierra Leone and Ghana, Elba is a shining example of how people of African descent can thrive in the global entertainment business.
He joins a roster of over 100 distinguished speakers from Africa and the Diaspora who have confirmed their attendance at Africa’s most popular creative meeting. They represent different creative departments.

In separate “When Giants Speak” fireside chats on Friday and Saturday, retired Ivory Coast professional footballer Didier Drogba and Nigerian author and speaker Chimamanda Goji Adichie will join the conversation.

The CANEX WKND, implemented by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in partnership with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, is a key step in the implementation of the bank’s Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) programme, a multifaceted intervention. It aims to support and develop the rapidly expanding creative and cultural industries in Africa. According to Afreximbank, the African diaspora is an important part of his CANEX programme.

CANEX WKND will also showcase the best creative figures, authorities, companies and thought leaders from Africa and the Diaspora, including:

Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigeria)
Alex Okosi, YouTube’s Managing Director of EMEA Emerging Markets (Nigeria)
Elvis Adidiema, Sony Music Director of Francophone Africa (Congo)

Abdul-Karim Abdullah, Founder and CEO of Culture Management Group (CMG) and Afrochella Festival (Ghana)
Magali Ohouens, Contemporary Art Specialist and Exhibition Coordinator at Cécile Fakhoury Gallery (Côte d’Ivoire)
Armando Cabral, Founder and Creative Director, Armando Cabral (Portugal)

All masterclasses and all sessions starting Thursday, November 24th are open to all registered CANEX WKND delegates.
Visit www.CANEX.Africa

Register for free to learn more.

Content courtesy of CANEX Africa & NFH

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