By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu
The Creative Industry Festival tagged ‘CIFEST 2021’, earlier scheduled for November, has been postponed to give room for participation of more creative minds.
The President of Creative Industry Group (CIG), Mr Felix Duke, made the disclosure on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Duke said that the event earlier scheduled to hold from Nov. 20 to Nov. 27 would take place in the first quarter of 2022 at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
According to him, the festival is part of the group’s initiatives aimed at encouraging young people to develop their creative talents in entertainment.
”In the course of registration of participants for CIFEST 2021, we observed that more creative minds in entertainment and show biz are coming up, and we decided to reschedule it for next year.
”It was a unanimous decision by CIG stakeholders to shift the event; with this development, those who are yet to register or complete their registration can do so,” he said.
Duke told NAN that the postponement would also afford adequate time to put necessary measures in place for hosting of a well-organised festival.
He said that CIFEST would promote culture and tourism in the country as it would have participants from fashion, entertainment, visual art and other creative beats from 10 African countries.
Duke said that the festival re-tagged CIFEST 2022 would feature comedy, drama, music, catering, symposium, film exhibitions, concerts and awards night. (NAN)