A high-octane cultural staple, Culturati is set to return on November 16 in Lagos. This much was announced in Lagos recently during a press conference held at the Freedom Park Lagos to signal the start of cultural activities.
A pre-event symposium with the theme: Enhancing Africa’s Economy Through Investments in Culture, Arts & Tourism, will hold on Thursday, 16, 2023 at the Afe Babalola Hall, University of Lagos. The symposium will feature several top-notch leaders in contemporary art. Chioma Ude, the founder of the African International Film Festival, will deliver the keynote address at the event that will bridge the gap between the young and the old in Nigeria’s cultural landscape.
The four-day event itself will kick-off on Thursday November 30 at Sol Beach and continues till Saturday, December 2 at the same venue. On Sunday, December 3, the event continues at the Balmoral Convention Centre, The Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos at 6pm.
The theme for this year’s Culturati is “Exploring Opportunities in African Culture for Economic Development via Strategic Investments in Tech, Tourism & Art.” While reflecting on the mammoth of activities lined-up, Tiwasayo Odugbesan, the Project Coordinator, Culturati revealed that this edition will offer a rich variety of the entire artistic and cultural spectrum that will cater to everyone regardless of nationality, ethnic origin or cultural orientation. It’s African culture on a global canvas.
As the premier cultural fusion event on the continent, Culturati is expected to serve as a catalyst for the creative economy, consistently creating opportunities for African creatives and SMEs to leverage on. Ours is a celebration and exploration of the many aspects of Africa’s rich and diverse culture in an attempt to establish culture and the arts as veritable tools for social cohesion, youth development, tourism and economic empowerment.