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Austen-Peters, Semenitari, others speak at Verdant series

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THE seventh edition of the annual Verdant Zeal Marketing Communications Group innovation series holding this month will feature Bolanle Austen-Peters; Ibim Semenitari and Tunji Olugbodi as speakers.

Bolanle Austen-Peters is the Founder of Terra Kulture, who CNN described as the woman powering the Nigerian theatre, while Ibim Semenitari, is the first Nigerian female journalist to win the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award.

Also to speak at the event are Dr. Ibilola Amao, Principal Consultant at Lonadek, Ade Adefeko, Vice President Corporate & Government Relations, OLAM Nigeria, Yahaya Maikori, Founding Partner, Law Allianz and others.

The programme, themed “Building Africa’s Fortune Through Mediatainment,” is to take place on March 22.

Speaking, the Convener of programme and Executive Vice Chairman of Verdant Zeal Group, Dr. Tunji Olugbodi, noted that the narrative about Africa had been changing because of the evolution experienced in the creative industry, engendered by technology.

According to him, “it is imperative to have a great understanding of how to create content and distribute it to consumers across the globe.

“This edition of the series will chart a course towards harnessing the power of African content to create new narratives and revenue streams.”

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