Nollywood powerful tool for “soft” diplomacy – Envoy

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KUNLE AFOLAYAN, ACCLAIMED NIGERIA FILM PRODUCER AT AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF HIS MOVIE, “THE C.E.O.” AT THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION (WIPO) HEADQUARTERS RECENTLY IN GENEVA.

Ambassador Audu Kadiri, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) office in Geneva, says Nollywood is fast becoming a very powerful tool for “soft” diplomacy for Nigeria.

Kadiri spoke at the exclusive screening of the Nigerian film,“The CEO’’, at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) headquarters in Geneva, during its 35th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) recently.

The film, “The C.E.O.’’, was produced by Nigeria’s acclaimed film producer, Kunle Afolayan, and it is the seventh-highest-grossing Nigerian film by the domestic gross of N60m.

A statement from the Nigerian Embassy in Switzerland,…

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