Meet Jahman Anikulapo, One of AMFEST EXPO Lagos 2018 Keynote Speakers

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The “AMFEST EXPO” LAGOS 2018 is a 5-day Business-2-business event packed with Conferences, Showcase Festivals and Exhibitions. It is the largest creative business networking platform in Africa and has taken up the responsibility of expanding Africa’s creativity economy into the global market.


The goal of AMFEST EXPO is to organise the African creative industry, build a bridge between her practitioners and the global business ecosystems, to foster growth in culture and business exchange among all stakeholders. Maybe one day, we will see African delicacies in the menu books of 5star restaurants around the world to cater for a growing African consumers in those areas. Maybe we will have an African Musician closing Coachella and Glastonbury Festivals. Maybe soon we will have African creative directors in Valentino, Oscar de Larenta etc. Maybe we will have Paramount pictures distributing African produced films soon. We hope to start what consummates into such relationships in the next 5 years.

Introducing Jahman Anikulapo, one of AMFEST 2018 Keynote Speakers

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Jahman Anikulapo studied Theatre Arts with specialty in Directing, Dramatic Theories and Criticisms at the University of Ibadan (1983-1986). He has been an Arts and Culture Journalist for over two decades, writing mostly on the Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Literature and Cultural Affairs. He worked as the Arts and Media Editor of the Guardian between 1992 and 2013; and Editor of the Guardian on Sunday, 1993-2013. He has presented Nigerian films at the Milan African Film Festival and French African Film Festival in Stuttgart, Germany, where he also served on the international jury. He coordinated the yearly Lagos Cinema Carnival of the Committee for Relevant Art. He is on the board of the West African Documentary Film Forum, conveners of the yearly Real Life Film Festival in Ghana; he is part of the Traveling seminars on African Film on the platform of AFRICAN SCREENS, which has held sessions in Portugal, Germany, Belgium, and New York.

He is also the Programme Director, Culture Advocates Caucus, CAC.

Jahman Anikulapo will be speaking at the Film summit coming up on the Amfest Expo Lagos 2018 Film day

For more details about the opportunities at Amfest Expo 2018 and how to register for the event, go to the Amfest Expo 2018 official website. You  can also call +234 906 461 0308 or send a mail to

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