Nigeria Export Promotion Council takes Nollywood on Kenyan road show

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The Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) in partnership with Nollywood and the Nigeria High Commission in Kenya are to embark on a road show to promote the Nigerian movies industry in Kenya, it was announced at the end of May 2011.

NEPC's Executive Director, David Adulugba told journalists in Abuja that the planned Kenya Nollywood road show was geared towards enhancing the nation’s foreign earnings through non-oil export, especially in services.

Artists who have confirmed their participation at the event are Sam Loco, Francis Duru, Patience Uzokwor, Desmond Eliot, Monilisa Chinda, Uche Jumbo and John Okafor.

“The road show is part of the council’s strategy in sustaining the unprecedented growth in the movies industry. The rave of review in international media on Nigerian movies lays credence to the fact that the industry boost of massive potentials and growth,” he said.

“The road show is primarily intended to promote our fast growing movie industry. The programme will also promote and sensitize the industry by exposing the potentials of Nigerian artists whose services will generate foreign exchange earnings,” he said.

“The road show which comes up between 25th to 30th May, will feature participants from Kenya Film Commission, Censorship Board, Actors Guild of Kenya, Media, scholars, workshop at US International University which has about 100 Nigerian students.”

One of the artists, Francis Duru thanked NEPC for giving them the opportunity to showcase themselves, adding that they will put in their best in order to achieve the objectives of the programme.