It's your favorite bald headed wonder Baba Crown here! So last year I had so much fun writing my series, The Lagos Logs, but like all good things, it had to come to an end. But fret not! I am back and better with my new series, Baba Crown's Chronicles. BCC will be a platform for me to share my latest experiences with y'all and hopefully we'll have some meaningful conversations.
So one of my cool friends, Deji Ogunko (The Black MC) invited me for a cool event that went down at Eko Hotel last week. The two day event tagged, Creative Nigeria Summit, was organized by Nigeria's Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and it was such an awesome experience. I only got to attend the last day of the event but I was impacted by the speakers: Kemi Adetiba, Dike Dimri, Lindsey Oliver, Jason Njoku and a host of other industry giants who educated and addressed us about major issues facing the film, television and music industries in the area of finance.
I got to catch up with Nigerian radio personality, Olisa Adibua at the event, although there's no picture proof (rolls eyes). I asked him what he thought about Lai Mohammed's new law about banning Nigerian creatives from making content outside the country. Mr. Adibua said that although he understands where the minister is going (revenue generation and job creation), he believes that there should be balance. If this law should affect artistes, then the law should be replicated in the health sector. "If we are going to say one thing", he said, "let it be across the board".
I had a blast at the event, especially when the time came for menu menu and you know that Eko Hotel finger food is the business! The sad part was that the line I was in, was not serving burger and by the time I consumed the food from my present line to go and hustle for burger, the burger had finished. I was heartbroken.
Hamburger is a basic human right that no one should be deprived of!
Back to basic, the minister made mention of the fact that he would love to have another summit before this year ran out so that they could measure the progress on the plans they were coming up with.
Kudos to the Nigerian government for this one, I just hope that all this creativity will bring back our Baba. I'm missing our favorite change monger, aren't you? He should hurry up back before they ban Nigerians from going for medical treatment outside the country.
That's enough ranting from me for now. I'll see y'all sooner than later on this space once.
Stay Bad and Boujee
– Baba Crown
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