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Gov. Obaseki Promises $35,000 Prize Money For Edo State International Film Festival

Governor Godwin Obaseki has pledged $35,000 in prize money for the Edo State International Film Festival.

This is to help buffer the creative industry in the state.

He made the vow during a keynote talk at the festival’s industry mixer on Sunday in Lagos State.

The governor of Edo has committed to continue supporting the creative industries. He also stated that the state is interested in competing with Lagos as an African creative hub.

Governor Obaseki stated that the stolen antiques from Benin do not have to be repatriated, but their ownership must be returned to Nigeria even if they are still displayed overseas.

Obaseki also met with creative and Nollywood practitioners at the gathering ahead of the festival later this year.

 

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