UNICON Creatives Convention Kicks Off This Weekend
Nigerian comic book, animation, and video game industries on display at the inaugural UNICON Industry Summit and Creatives Convention
Lagos, Nigeria – November 13th, 2018 – On Saturday, November 17th, 2018, the Collective Industry Conventions Africa (CICA), and US-based consulting firm, BIAYA Consulting, will host the inaugural UNICON Creatives Convention from
UNICON is an exhibition of the Nigerian creative industry that demonstrates the power, reach, and profitability of African content. The industry showcase and summit will engage creative industry stakeholders on the opportunities in the industry, as well as showcase the talent and ingenuity of local creative entrepreneurs.
What to Expect at UNICON
The UNICON Convention is a deep dive into Nigeria’s very own superhero universe. The event will feature:
- A comics and animation expo, including animation screenings
- A gaming competition hosted by GameEvo. Winners receive a cash prize!
- Other opportunities to win prizes: Raffles, Digital Arts Competition, Cosplay Competition
- Instagram-worthy photo ops in front of futuristic backdrops and interactive spaces
- Themed panels led by industry leaders on topics to support the local industry
- A children’s area outside for wholesome family fun!
- A closing musical performance by Universal Music Group Artists
Unicon came to life due to the need to promote and establish this industry, the creative industry,whereby it can create a whole new income generating sector for this part of the world. We focus so much on oil and other resources, but we haven’t really focused on creativity. I believe that if you want to change society, you need to change the narrative, let the kids know, let the future know, that they are powerful and that they can do anything. Everyone knows America is great, because they have sold the story. We need to do the same.Peter Daniel, President, CIICA
On Friday, November 16th, BIAYA Consulting and CICA will also host the UNICON Industry Summit, which will be held as part of this year’s AFRIFF program.
The Industry Summit will include a local industry presentation by the Collective Industry Conventions Africa (CICA), a legal framework by Isioma Idigbe of PUNUKA Attorneys and Solicitors, a market opportunity presentation by BIAYA Consulting, and a keynote panel to put the local opportunity in a global context.
These presentations will facilitate discussions around the economic development and export potential of Nigerian stories and culture through the visual arts.
In a country with a growing youth population that is deeply talented, but in need of additional access to formalized capacity building, training
BIAYA Consulting, CICA
To register for UNICON visit: www.uniconafrica.co
For media, sponsorship and attendance requests contact BIAYA Consulting at email@example.com
CICA is the Collective Industry Conventions Africa Limited, a Lagos based association of creative publishing houses, digital production companies, illustrators, designers, and animators. The mission of CICA is to promote and support the growth of the Nigerian creative industry.
For additional information on CICA visit: www.cicalimited.com
About BIAYA Consulting
BIAYA Consulting is a US and Nigeria based consulting firm that nurtures business, innovation, and excellence in Pan-African creative & cultural industries. At BIAYA Consulting, we support ecosystem development, facilitate industry growth, and bridge resource and knowledge gaps.
For additional information on BIAYA Consulting visit www.biayaconsulting.com
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