Popular film writer and producer Amaka Igwe is set to commence the 9th edition of the annual creative faire tagged BOBTV. According to a press release from her production outfit, this 2012 installment of the workshop will kickoff on Tuesday March 13 and will run through to Friday March 16.
Mrs. Igwe, who is well known for producing the highly successful television soap ‘Checkmate’ among many others, says the faire “will work towards a repositioning of the Nigerian entertainment industries which is rapidly growing in Nigeria and Africa, to a more robust and sure footed creative economy in line with world best practices by 2015”.
“We are convinced now, more than ever, that we need to begin to see the entertainment industries as creative industries and bring about worthy growth,” Igwe continues.
Igwe also revealed in the statement that BOBTV in 2012 will showcase various exhibitions on the creative industries, provide master classes, market screening, capacity building and business networking and will feature participants from the different arms of entertainment.
“The expo will also attract top government personalities, policy influencers, opinion moulders as well as notable figures from the Nigerian movie and music scene,” a portion of the statement reads.
The fare will hold at the Ladi Kwali convention centre, Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Abuja.