Idris Elba, a world-famous performer, will appear at the Creative Africa Nexus Weekend (CANEX WKND 2022), which will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from November 25–27, 2022.
The actor has a number of events planned for Saturday, November 26, including one of the “When Giants Speak” Fireside Chats.
Register for free to attend this important and engaging gathering of African and diasporic creatives. #CANEXWKND2022 25 – 27 November, Abidjan. Register for free https://t.co/JIgb2VwohZ pic.twitter.com/EgiVIyQEUP
— CreativeAfricaNexus (@CanexAfrica) November 4, 2022
As part of the CANEX WKND program, which also includes panel discussions, Fireside Chats, Masterclasses, and Live performances, Idris Elba will provide his wealth of knowledge and insights into the international film industry.
Elba, who has roots in Sierra Leone and Ghana, is a shining example of how successful people of African heritage have been in the worldwide entertainment business.
He joins a roster of more than 100 eminent speakers from Africa and the diaspora who have confirmed their attendance at Africa’s most sought-after meeting of creatives. They represent a variety of creative sectors.
In separate “When Giants Speak” Fireside Chats on Friday and Saturday, respectively, Didier Drogba, a retired Ivorian professional footballer, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian author, and speaker will also contribute to the conversation.
#CANEXWKND2022 is excited to announce Idris Elba as the latest speaker to be confirmed for the programme, taking place from 25 – 27 November in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Register to attend https://t.co/JIgb2VvQsr @afreximbank pic.twitter.com/nnxJ9pUlQy
— CreativeAfricaNexus (@CanexAfrica) November 21, 2022
CANEX WKND, which is being put on by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, is a significant step in the implementation of the Bank’s Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) program, a multifaceted intervention aimed at supporting and developing Africa’s rapidly expanding creative and cultural industries. The African diaspora is a crucial part of the CANEX program, according to Afreximbank.
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— CreativeAfricaNexus (@CanexAfrica) November 23, 2022
Some of the top creative figures, authorities, businesses, and thought leaders from Africa and the diaspora will also be featured at CANEX WKND, including:
Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigeria)
Alex Okosi, Managing Director of EMEA Emerging Markets at YouTube (Nigeria)
Elvis Adidiema, Director, Sony Music for French-speaking Africa (Congo)
Abdul-Karim Abdullah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Culture Management Group (CMG) and Afrochella Festival (Ghana)
Magali Ohouens, Modern Art Specialist & Exhibition Coordinator at Cécile Fakhoury Gallery (Côte d’Ivoire)
Armando Cabral, Founder and Creative Director, Armando Cabral (Portugal)
Excited to perform at @CanexAfrica #CANEXWKND2022 25- 27 Nov, First time in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire- don’t miss out register now https://t.co/nlbQ2cB8jF. pic.twitter.com/RyuWKYTWET
— BLINKY (@HeyHeyBlinky) November 13, 2022
All Masterclasses that start on Thursday, November 24, as well as all sessions, are open to all registered CANEX WKND delegates.
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Content courtesy of CANEX Africa & NFH