Africa’s leading Music Business Academy teams up with the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Nigeria to host an Intellectual property workshop in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
This workshop aims to raise awareness of the importance of copyright and intellectual property education for the creative industries in Nigeria and Africa. It also aims to break down the different types of Intellectual Property and how to protect them.
The workshop will consist of 3 panels:
- Panel 1: Who owns what rights?
- Panel 2: Protecting Intellectual Property and how it affects the Nigerian economy.
- Panel 3: The role of the government in Intellectual property protection and enforcement.
Speaking about the upcoming Intellectual Property Workshop, the Programme Director of the Music Business Academy For Africa, Elizabeth Sobowale said
“We’re currently experiencing a boom in Africa’s creative industries as our creative output travels across borders. It is very important that we educate creatives on how they can protect their intellectual output so they’re able to monetise the value in the future ”
The director, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Nigeria, Oluwatobiloba Moody said
“The creative industry remains one of the most important contributors to the Nigerian economy. An understanding of intellectual property is critical to maximizing the gains derivable from this sector and translating these gains to sustainable livelihoods, recognition and rewards for creatives. We are delighted to be able to collaborate with the MBA on this initiative.”
About the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO):
The World Intellectual Property Organization is the global forum for IP services, policy, information and cooperation. Established in 1967, WIPO is a self-funding specialized agency of the United Nations, with the mission to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. For more about WIPO, see www.wipo.int
About the Music Business Academy (MBA) For Africa:
The MBA For Africa is an initiative of the Creative Industries Initiative For Africa (CIIFA), in partnership with Music Ally, and Dr. Carlos Chirinos of the Music Business programme at New York University. The Music Business Academy for Africa began as an internship scheme in 2017 before evolving into a talent management training program, and ultimately the full music business education initiative that launched in 2020. For more information, visit www.mbaforafrica.com.