Ben Bruce, Kunle Afolayan to share the stage on Made-In-Nigeria festival

Ezekiel Adesawe  | Tuesday, 16 August 2016 | Total Views


Foremost filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan will be sharing a platform with Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on some issues relating to the latter’s mantra of ‘Common Sense’.

Tagged Made-In-Nigeria (MAIN) Festival, this could be the first time the founder of Silverbird Cinema and TV and award-winning filmmaker will be sharing a floor in issue of national concerns.

The festival is expected to offer made-in-Nigeria solutions, highlight global novelties, identify potential partnerships and connect the world to Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria.

Scheduled to hold at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos, this initiative has been hailed by many as part of the economic diversification plans of the present administration.


Billed for the event are several high profile speakers, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, who will be led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Others include Mr. Aliko Dangote, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Honourable Minister of Power, Works & Housing Mr. Babatunde Fashola, andRonald Chagoury, Chairman Chagoury Group.

The event whose theme is; innovate, connect and power the future, according to the statement on its site, is expected to have in attendance over 100,000 guests within the seven-day period.

The theme of the festival; ‘Innovate, Connect and Power the Future’ is centered on showcasing unique solutions to some of Nigeria’s problems, especially in the areas of infrastructure, technology and power, while at the same time connecting the world to the numerous investment opportunities available across the 36 states of the federation.