Countries around the world rely on the creative economy to produce jobs and growth, to stimulate innovation, to fuel tourism, and to promote culture
Positioning itself in this background, the Losing Daylight exhibition (December 10 to 15, 2023 at the Ecobank Pan African Centre, Lagos-Nigeria) welcomes visitors from across the globe to embark on a multisensory journey through the rich history of Nigeria’s film industry – —all unveiling the captivating allure that has shaped the vibrant industry that is now recognises as Nollywood.
Losing Daylight is a collection, restoration, preservation and exhibition of significant memorabilia and artefacts from Nigeria’s film history. Including imagery, film scripts, posters, costumes, equipment, props, publications, personal effects etc – from the first time a film was made and played in Nigeria (during the 19th century to present-day) – made accessible to everyone as an art form, entertainment, education, cultural heritage and social documentation.
For sponsor, Ecobank Nigeria: “It was such a memorable experience at the Losing Daylight exhibition gallery where we learned about the evolution of film and its impact on the history of Nollywood.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has worked to shape the global understanding of the creative economy since 2004 on a mission to promote development through creativity.
UNCTAD’s work has elevated the ‘creative economy’ on the world economic and development agenda. The programme’s core focus is on trade in creative goods and services that underpin the activity of the creative industries.
The UNCTAD Creative Economy Programme generates economic information through a trade lens, to understand past trends and project into the future and to promote data-led understanding of trade in creative goods and services, intellectual property, ideas and imagination.