It is exciting to see how Nigerian artists have now become part of the global pop music conversation, topping charts and setting trends. The new generation has been able to emancipate themselves from the stifling and condescending tag “world music” that was once used to bundle all non-white, none Northern American or European music acts.
Over the last decade, FATE Foundation has pioneered initiatives that continue to focus on enabling Nigerian entrepreneurs and the ecosystem. This include the Institute for Venture Design (IVD) Fellowship in Partnership with the Stanford Center for Design Research; the Annual Policy Dialogue Series on Entrepreneurship; the one-stop virtual resource center for Nigerian entrepreneurs, msmehub.org; the ScaleUp Lab Accelerator programme and the Orange Corners Incubation programme amongst others.
This decision was reached during the two-hour Conference/Meeting of the International Congress of AFRIMA held via Zoom on August 11, 2020 at 1600 hour (GMT), with the theme; Post COVID-19 Developmental Gaps and Challenges in the African Music and Entertainment Industries: African Regions and Countries Perspective.
Nominations for the 2020 edition of Africa’s prestigious entrepreneurial award – The Entrepreneur Africa Award is now open. Tagged: Year of the Audacious Entrepreneur, the award organisers will be excited to reward entrepreneurs who, despite the global economic shutdown have remained resiliently tenacious in business.
According to the Executive Chairman, LIRS, Mr. Ayodele Subair, “the following measures are to be implemented to further ease the impact of the pandemic on our esteemed taxpayers in Lagos state: LIRS shall allow on a case by case basis, payment of outstanding liabilities in instalments to ease cash flow challenges that may affect taxpayers.