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Name of Speaker: Nkiru Asika
Nkiru Asika is a creative industries consultant and content producer whose background spans publishing, journalism, television production, events, training and marketing communications. Passionate about the development of creative industries, she founded Enterprise Creative, a non-profit social enterprise focused on boosting the professional and business capacity in the Nigerian creative sector. Enterprise Creative organizes the Creative Careers Fair, the Forum for Financing Creative Business and Freelance Fridays among other planned initiatives. Nkiru was the official Facilitator and Entertainment Sector Leader for the World Bank/NEMT Growth and Employment Summit in 2010; Moderator of the first Creative Industries Forum at the NESG Forum, 2011; Presenter and Session Chair for the British Council Creative Expo in 2012 and has served twice as a Judge on the British Council/ CC Hub Culture Shift Project – a competitive innovation fund themed “ICT for Festivals Development” in March and in November, 2012.
Nkiru is also co-Producer of the groundbreaking Social Media Week (February 2013); Executive Director of content and communications company OutSource Media and Executive Director of Storm 360. As a TV producer, she has been senior or lead producer for Big Brother Nigeria, The Apprentice Africa, 100% Naija, Dragons Den, Etisalat One9Ja Million Dollar Show, Calabar Rocks, Coca-Cola Open Up for Happiness TV Show, Naija Sings, Vodafone Icons:Divas Edition (Ghana), Ignite TV, Journey to Amalgamation, Nigeria: Making of a Nation and more.
An accomplished journalist, Nkiru was also a writer and columnist with SmartMoney Magazine where she won an award for outstanding journalism from the prestigious National Press Club of America and she has been published in more than 20 global publications including The Wall Street Journal.