Creative : Creative And Creative Industries

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Creative Arts in Nigeria


Nigerian culture is shaped by her multiple ethnic groups. As the most populous African country with over 170 million people and an emerging economy, the country boasts of over 521 languages and more than 250 dialects and ethnic groups. The Hausa and Fulani are predominantly in the North, Igbo are in the south east and the Yorubas are in the south western part of Nigeria. These four ethnic groups are believed to be the four predominant ethnic groups while the other ethnic groups such as Ibibio, Ijaw, Efik among others are referred to as the ethnic minorities. The Nigerian government legislated English as her official language, the language that binds together.

This report describes the environmental scan of the giant of Africa and the current state of Arts, Cultural and Creative industries. I will also be speaking about the main trends, what influences these sectors, the legislations and policies that have affected them and finally conclude on the overall health of the cultural and creative sector in Nigeria.

English is Nigeria’s main language apart from Pidgin English which is spoken by one third of the country’s population. The main religions are Islam which is predominant in the north, Christianity which is predominant in the south east and south west and the traditional religion which is sparsely distributed across the country.

Arts and Cultural Industries in Nigeria
Before the oil boom in the 1960s, Agriculture was the main…
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