Nigeria’s Vice president, Yemi Osibajo on Tuesday visited Hollywood during his working visit to the United States. He was accompanied by 2face Idibia, 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.
Osinbajo said the visit was an “interactive investment forum with institutions and individuals in Hollywood.”
According to him: “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.”
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.”