From London To Lagos Strictly Entertainment's Afrobeats educational roadshow lands in Nigeria

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The Afrobeat Educational Roadshow taking place Saturday 21 March 2015 bring together leading industry experts in music and film from both the UK and Nigeria

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Strictly Entertainment Music (SEM) together with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Nigeria is proud to announce the launch of The Afrobeat Educational Roadshow (TAER) in Lagos Nigeria.

Following a successful five seasons of the Afrobeat Educational Roadshow in the UK, TAER is the foremost networking initiative in Britain for African entertainment entrepreneurs, and aims to bridge the gap between industry professionals and commercial and governing bodies.

The Afrobeat Educational Roadshow taking place on Saturday 21 March 2015 at the prestigious venue, Mìlíki Private Members Club, 7b Etim Nyang Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos will bring together leading industry experts in music and film from both the UK and Nigeria to address key issues that affect the progress of the creative industries. Working in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the lead government organization in the United Kingdom that supports bilateral trade, the Nigerian edition of TAER is set to further develop such dialogue between both countries.

Guest speakers confirmed for the launch of TAER include Ibinabo Fiberesima (President, Actors Guild of Nigeria), Chinedu Chukwuji (CEO Copyright Society of Nigeria), Zainab Balogun (Actress / Model / TV Presenter), Stephanie Coker (Presenter, MTV Base) and Freeze (Presenter, Cool FM), Wale Ojo (Actor), Ojoma Ochai (The British Council), Lancelot Oduwa (Director / Producer / Screenwriter, Iceslide Films), Camilla Waite (Head of Legal, Phonographic Performance Limited UK), Adesope Olajide (VOX Africa, Arise TV, Bang FM & Factory 78TV), Lynxxx, (Recording Artist / Graphic Designer), Beverly Naya (Actress), Chin Okeke (Partner, Eclipse Brand Agency), Ruggedman (Recording Artist / Designer), Mykaell S. Riley (Head of Music Production, University of Westminster), Eku Edewor (Actress), Asa Asika (CEO, StarGaze Management), Sfiya (Recording Artist) Mannie (Radio Presenter, Cool FM ), Ayo Solarin (Director Zedakah Entertainment / I.P Law), Dayo Balogun (Creative Director, H264 Media), DJ Cuppy, iKE Onuorah (CEO, Strictly Entertainment Music – SEM) and others.

Speaking on the event, Strictly Entertainment Music founder, iKE Onuorah commented “They say knowledge is power – If that be the case we at SEM believe TAER has a very significant role to play – for the last 2 years we’ve been championing the agenda of African owned creative businesses in the UK fully getting to grips with understanding the business they are in, their position within the African & Western markets as well as their potential bargaining power. In return we have had a lot of interest & support from the emerging African scene & mainstream industry!

Working with UKTI-Nigeria to bringing TAER home to Lagos could not happen at a better time & we both share a common goal – Improving bilateral trade between Nigerian & UK creative

businesses whilst empowering the current & next generation of creative business professionals. Its time to be in the business of creativity as oppose to just being creative’s. We’re real excited about this trip & can’t wait to meet the industry building new relationships”.

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