GO DIGITAL 2019: Nigeria’s entertainment sector gets French backing

Mazino Dickson

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The French government says it will use digital technology to support the growth of Nigeria’s entertainment, arts and cultural sector.

Christelle Folly, the Cultural Attaché of the French Embassy, stated this at the GO DIGITAL International festival that kicked-off on Thursday in Abuja.

Folly said the festival would serve as a platform for Nigerians in the entertainment industry – including the performing arts, arts exhibition, movies, animations – to showcase their content using digital technology.

This festival will showcase the diversity of youths; with digital technology, they can engage in storytelling on issues such as health, education, human rights and lots more,” she said.

The French embassy is committed to promoting Nigerian culture, arts and education, but it must be driven and conceptualized by Nigerians.”

Guests at the event were treated to a documentary presentation titled: “DIGITAL AFRICA,” and a panel talk featuring a influential Nigerian experts from the country’s cultural and digital ecosystems.

The three-day GO DIGITAL festival aims to drive digital literacy in Nigeria; it also shows the French government’s commitment to support West African cultural entrepreneurship thereby creating an ecosystem that bridges technology, innovation and art.

The event is a joint partnership between the Insitut Francais du Nigeria and Ventures platform.