Jamaica Eyes Nigeria’s Audio-visual Sector For FDI Boost

Jamaica and Nigeria are poised to strengthen their collaboration in the film and animation industries to boost Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), according to statements made by the Jamaican High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Lincoln Downer.

During a courtesy visit to the Minister of Art, Culture, and the Creative Economy in Abuja, Mr. Downer highlighted the longstanding relations between Jamaica and Nigeria, emphasising the existing exchanges in the creative industry. He expressed eagerness to expand these collaborations further.

One significant area of focus for collaboration is in the film and animation sectors. Mr. Downer noted Nigeria’s support for Jamaica through the technical eco-program, which has facilitated exchanges in crafts such as Batik and jewelry-making. He underscored the potential for deeper collaboration, particularly in the realm of audio-visual production.

In a statement by Nneka Ikem Anibeze, Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Minister of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy, it was reiterated that both countries have a history of close relations in the entertainment industry. Notable Nigerian entertainers, including Burna Boy and Wizkid, have visited Jamaica, fostering cultural exchange and collaboration.

The statement further emphasised the potential for expanding these partnerships in the future, recognising the mutual benefits of such collaborations for both nations. With a shared interest in promoting the creative economy, Jamaica and Nigeria are exploring avenues to deepen their cooperation and attract investment in the audio-visual sector.