The Creative Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria for the 4th year running has announced and opened nominations for the Creative industry awards 2015, seeking to discover and motivate practitioners in the Nigerian Creative Industry.
The Creative Industries Award proudly supported by the British Council, rewards Initiative, Talent, Creativity and Entrepreneurship across the creative industries, recognizing the central role they play in the development of a competitive and sustainable creative economy.
How to apply: Write an essay not more than 500 words, about yourself or your nominee, noting the judging procedure and criteria below. Essay should underscore 3 major areas. Entrepreneurial Ability, Leadership, and Market knowledge. Send essay to email@example.com on or before the 8th of December 2014
The winners will be announced at the Creative Industry Awards Dinner on the 24th of January, 2015.
“This year we look forward to your nominations, hoping to discover those that have taken the creative bull by the horn and stamped their footprints on the sands of time” said Wale Ewedemi, the Director General of the Creative Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria. He also said that The award brings out creative and cultural elements that don’t usually see the limelight while sensitizing the Nigerian creative sector to the opportunities that bound in Nigeria.
In 2014 Film producer and Director, Kunle Afolayan was crowned the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year and YOUWIN was awarded for the highest contribution to the progress of the Nigerian Creative Industry. The Honorable Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy was the Special Guest of Honor.
In 2013 Chris Obosi of Megalectrics, owners of The Beat FM, Classic FM, and Naija FM was crown Creative Entrepreneur of the Year, while Wale Adenuga of Wale Adenuga Productions and WAP TV was the Creative entrepreneur of the year in 2012.
This year we have 23 categories listed below
1 Visual Arts (Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Antique)
2 Performing Arts (Live Music, Dance, Theatre, DJ)
3 Comedy (Stand Up Comedy, TV Comedy Shows, Comedy Films)
4 Music (Record label, Production Houses, Artiste Management, Marketers)
5 Film (Production Houses, Producers, Marketers)
6 Publishing (Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Journals)
7 Audio Visual (Television, Radio)
8 Creative Service (Architecture, Advertising)
9 Tech Businesses
12 Gastronomy (Sugar Craft, culinary arts)
13 Make Up (Costumiers, makeup artistes for film and TV)
14 Startup of the year
15 Emerging Female Entrepreneur of the Year
16 Best Startup under 30
17 Creative Innovation Award
18 Entrepreneurship Writer/Blogger of the Year.
19 Social Enterprise Award
20 Creative Entrepreneur of the Year
21 Most Enterprising Governor
22 Most Innovative State
23 Award for the highest support for the Nigerian Creative Industry