Bright Chimezie Visits LCCI, Calls For Partnership

Bright Chimezie Visits LCCI, Calls For Partnership
Bright Chimezie Visits LCCI, Calls For Partnership

Nigeria legendary singer, Bright Chimezie has called for more collaboration between the Creative industry and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) for the development of the industry.

Speaking during his visit to the Creative and Entertainment group of LCCI at the headquarters in Lagos, Chimezie affirmed that such collaboration would in turn contribute to the economic development of the nation.

He regretted that African music particularly High Life is carefully going in to extinct.

However, he stressed the need for the young musician in the country to be mentored by the older folk so that they will learn the rudiments of music.

While commending the Igbo High Life musician for the visit, president of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gabriel Idahosa described creative industry as a strong sector that has contributed to the growth of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and added that with more support the sector would contribute greatly to the nation’s economy.

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In his words: “We are excited about the visit, we are glad with the engagement LCCI has with the creative and the entertainment industry, for a long time creative sector did not get the kind of recognition, that it deserves as a major sector of the economy.

“The music, visual arts and all of them contribute significantly to our economy, and here in LCCI some couple of years ago, we felt we should begin to take actions, we created the creative and entertainment group and we felt it was important to raise the profile of that sector and let the government and the stakeholders understand that this is a sector that is very strong in many countries, as you know what creative sector in places like America, India and most industrialized world have achieved.

Bright Chimezie Visits LCCI, Calls For Partnership
L-R .. Director-General/Chief Executive Officer Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). Dr. Chinyere Almona; President, (LCCI) Gabriel Idahosa; Legendary Nigerian singer, Bright Chimezie; Chairperson (LCCI) Creative and Entertainment Group, Dr. Ngozi Omambala; during the Courtesy Visit of Chimezie to the Creative and Entertainment Group of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and industry.

“So we felt it was ideal to give the right sector the position it deserves within an organisation that has been in existence in the last 136 years’’.

On the other hand, he commended the chairperson of the Creative and Entertainment group of LCCI, Dr. Ngozi Omambala, adding that she had brought transformation in the group since she assumed office.

On her part, Director-General and the Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Chinyere Almona commended the veteran music artist and his team for the visit and acknowledged that the creative industry in Nigeria had contributed to the economic development of the country.

Similarly, Chairperson Creative and Entertainment group, LCCI Dr. Ngozi Omambala commended Bright Chimezie for his contribution towards the growth of Nigeria music space.

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