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Investing in Africa's Creative Economy

2024 Global Conference

Investing in Africa's Creative Economy

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

A burgeoning digital and creative economy in African markets is rapidly expanding, with the continent’s digital economy projected to grow six times over by 2050 to $712 billion. According to UNESCO, the creative sector could create 20 million jobs and generate $20 billion in revenue per year on the African continent. From the Grammy-winning musicians to top-selling portrait painters, African creatives are shaping global culture. Global entertainment companies are taking notice, and investors are backing the next generation of African artists.

Aubrey Hruby
General Partner, Tofino Capital
Gbemisola Abudu
Vice President, NBA Africa; Country Head, NBA Nigeria, NBA
Editi Effiong
Founder, Anakle Films
Boris Kodjoe
Co-Founder, Full Circle Africa
Tega Oghenejobo
Chief Operating Officer, Mavin Records
Barkue Tubman-Zawolo
Chief of Staff, Talent and Diasporic Engagement, Essence Ventures; Founder and Chief Experience Officer (CEO), MBL International Group