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The African Women in Arts’ Conference & Showcases

The Lagos Edition of the Creative Industry Business Summit organised by the AMFEST EXPO Project & themed ‘African Women in Arts & Culture Conference just ended in Lagos over the weekend. These bespoke creative industry meeting was held at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island – Lagos. The 3day Conferences catered to Professionals in the  Music, Film, Fashion, Food, Creative Arts industries.

Just like the Ghana edition of the Conference, it brought together Women Experts & Business Leaders in different disciplines in the creative industry together to discuss about the growth of the creative sector & the value chain of her businesses. In those discussions was also about how creative industry practitioners can leverage the size of the African market for better economic returns. Talks were held around the need to always deliver quality products & services, networking beyond Nigeria for artistic & cultural exchanges, then the need to be more agressive in gaining showcase opportunities beyond geographical boundaries.

The Food AMFEST Culinary Conference included Mr Shile Jadesimi ( An International Chef, Investor & Hospitality Expert) Topic: Spreading the African Cuisine Culture.


Atim Ukoh – Founder of Afrolems blog.

Edache Obe – Founder of Lagos Foodie Assoc

Timi Oke – Former Cateerer for Chelsea F.C

Joel Adu – Food Photographer.

For more pictures on the Food AMFEST, click on this link:

The Creative Arts AMFEST Conference had Mrs Esther Akinnukawe (Chief Human Resource Officer of MTN PLC, Nigeria) giving the Conference Opening Speech.

Mrs Bibi Bunmi Apampa – Best Selling Author (Keynote Speaker): Women Educating the World through her Art.


Eniola Odunuga – Photographer

Tolulope Adekuoroye – Photographer

Aderemi Davies – AMVCA nominated Filmmaker

For more pictures on the Creative Arts AMFEST, click on this link:

Fashion AMFEST had Tonia Ahanor (A beauty pageant consultant) Keynote Speech: Modelling Industry (Social & Commercial Structures)


Ovo Ogufere – Model Scout

Robert Santiago – Paegent Event Producer

Violet Ejiata – Cosmetic Expert.

For more pictures on the Fashion AMFEST, click on this link:

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Film AMFEST Conference had Busola Olugbemileke ‘TV Producer’ giving the Keynote Speech (Boardroom Essentials for The African Women sealing Big & Impactful deals in the Film business)


Biodun Stephens – Filmmaker

Nadine Ibrahim –  Filmmaker

Uduak Isong – Film Producer

Judith Audu – Actress & Filmmaker.

For more pictures on the Film AMFEST, click on this link:

Music AMFEST Conference had Mrs Doja Allen (MD City 105.1 FM, Lagos) as the Keynote Speaker (African Women becoming a voice through artistic & business collaborations)


Ngozi Omambala – NMO management & PR.

DJ Lambo – Foremost Deejay

Ruby Gyang – Performing Artiste

Bukunmi Adeaga – Celebrity Stylist.

For more pictures on the Music AMFEST, click on this link:

The AMFEST EXPO Project Director , Mr Olukayode Adebayo at the closing speech of the 3day Conference announced Kigali – Rwanda & Dubai as locations for the remaining meetings for 2019.

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