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Enterprise Creative announces 1st Annual Careers Fair

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Enterprise Creative, a new non-profit organisation focused on building capacity in the creative sector, has announced the 1st edition of its Annual Creative Careers Fair, holding July 15th and 16th at the new Lagos
City Hall.

The Annual Creative Careers Fair is the first major Careers Fair in Nigeria showcasing opportunities in the creative industries, including TV, Film, Advertising, PR, Radio, Publishing, Performing Arts, Fashion, Visual Arts, Music and Design.

This two-day event is an unmissable opportunity for anyone with an interest in working in the creative industries,” said Nkiru Asika, Founder and CEO of Enterprise Creative. At the Creative Careers Fair, job seekers and employers in the creative industries can gather together to network and explore full-time and freelance opportunities. Expected participants will include Creative Professionals, Career Changers, New Graduates, and University Students.

Ms. Asika, who is also a director of leading Entertainment Company Storm 360, said participants will get to meet people from a range of creative industries and discover the different opportunities available in creative fields through a broad menu of interactive seminars led by industry professionals.

Exhibitors at the Fair get an opportunity to promote their brands, sell their goods and services, recruit new hires, source for talent and network with others in the sector. Confirmed exhibitors include MNET, Multichoice, DSTV Mobile, Sesema PR, Beat FM, Classic FM, Nigezie, Chocolate City, ZK Advertising, Nigerian Copyright Commission, MediaReach OMD, Absolute Innovations, Storm 360, NaijaSounds, Evans Publishing, Made Magazine, TPT, HITV, Integral, RedStrat, Terra Kulture, Sabre Productions, African Artists Foundation, Serengeti Networks, Imperial Creations, and The Talent Agency.

Nkiru Asika, Founder and CEO of Enterprise Creative

The Creative Careers Fair will also offer an Advice Café run by learning development and recruitment specialists, Warren and Finch, who will coach participants on practical job finding skills, such as CV writing, cover letter writing, interviewing skills and online job hunting.

Another highlight of the Fair will be the Practical Sessions in which participants get the chance to experience some creative activities first hand. For example, there will be a chance to be filmed on camera to practice being a TV presenter; visitors can pitch their TV concepts to a panel of producers and broadcasters; they can sing or play a demo tape to a panel of music producers and artists, and audition in front of veteran actors and get honest feedback.The event, which will host up to 3,000 guests will begin with a high profile Opening Ceremony and end with a Sponsors’ Cocktail.

It is going to be a fantastic two days of activities and opportunities to learn, network and get ahead in your career. We are excited about the calibre of exhibitors and speakers that have come on board. Participants are in for a real treat,” said Ms Asika.

The speakers include: Alima Atta (Sesema PR), Wole Oguntokun (Theatre @ Terra), Nonye Ugwujide (Group Head, Communications, Oceanic), Obi Asika (Storm 360), Femi Odugbemi (AVF), Joke Silva, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf (Cassava Republic), Adaobi Nwaubani (Commonwealth Prize Winner), Audu Makori(Chocolate City), Abasiama Idaresit (WildFusion/Facebook Nigeria), Dayo Elegbe (NaijaSounds), Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi (Beat 99.9), Uche Nnaji (Ouch! Couture) and more.

Explaining the drive behind this event, Ms Asika added: “The mission of Enterprise Creative is to strengthen, promote and develop the Nigerian creative industries by providing training, business support, information, and professional development to aspiring, emerging and established creative entrepreneurs and professionals. The Creative Careers Fair is the first of many initiatives that Enterprise Creative will promote to build capacity in the creative sector.

For more information on participating in the Fair as a visitor, exhibitor or sponsor, please visit the website at www.enterprisecreative.org or email [email protected] Tickets are available at Chicken Republic outlets around Lagos. Online payments can be made at www.ticketanseat.com.

Entrance Fee: N3,000
Students: N2,000 (with ID)

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11 Comments

  1. sassycassie

    June 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    very interesting.good initiative!

  2. Ronnie

    June 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Wow! sounds great.I can’t wait

  3. chisom

    June 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

    would definitely be there.

  4. Ekute ile

    June 24, 2010 at 8:03 am

    wow…this is great, i guess this will be a catalyst to my Documentary Production’s success.

  5. cna training

    June 24, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  6. Young Buck

    June 27, 2010 at 8:25 am

    cool, great line up of speakers

  7. Nigerian Jobs

    July 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Wow. I can’t wait to attend. its so wonderful

  8. Nefertity

    July 19, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    i waaaaaaaaaaaaaaas there, and it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaas the bomBBBBBBBBB!

  9. OMOH

    July 23, 2010 at 1:43 am

    well although i missed it n i cant seem to forgive myself. but i believe it was mind blowing. pls when is the next one coming up

  10. alex

    August 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    The program was very nice. I really enjoyed it.

  11. doyin oshikoya

    August 31, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Sounds like it was meant for me,bt I missed it….really hope u get to do another one b4 I go for my service year

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