The Nigeria Creativity Festival 2019






November 1st, 2019



Federal Palace Hotel

Victoria Island, Lagos

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The Creative Industry

The Nigeria Creativity Festival is the unique and ideal platform with an aim to making the most of the expression of the true Nigerian spirit; the spirit of creativity and productiveness; of commerce and industry; of doggedness and resilience and; of creative resourcefulness for the growth of the Nigerian economy.

The event is designed to bring together all the key stakeholders in the entrepreneurial and creative ecosystem for a full day of inspiration, learning, support and networking. The objective is to stimulate growth of the creative industry, renew the social contract between businesses and the support system, and drive the establishment of a "new creative order"

Latest Event Updates
Pre-Order the Brochure: We'll be releasing the event brochure with full speaker line-up, business critical agenda, and networking opportunities. 
Be the first to get the brochure!
Enter for the Nigeria Creativity Awards: To recognize creativity, innovation, exemplary performance, and leadership in the creativity space, the Nigeria Creativity Festival Group is hosting the Nigeria Creativity Awards 2019. Apply or nominate here!
Speaking/Presentation Opportunities Still Open!
The Nigeria Creativity Festival will feature leading speakers and subject matter experts with latest case studies and innovation/creativity trends. If you are associated with the creativity industry or have hands-on experience within this space, we’d love to hear from you!
Limited FREE exhibition stand for SMEs: The Nigeria Creativity Festival is providing complimentary exhibition stands to a limited number of SMEs within the creativity industry. Businesses must be less than 3 years old and employing less than 10 staff.
Apply here!

Join this movement to re-imagine the place of Nigeria's creative industry and take your place as the face of, and driver for, the burgeoning industry!

Talks addressing the festival theme & a range of topics central to building a creative state.

A full day of networking, talks and other opportunities with creative innovators, business leaders, technologists and entrepreneurs from across Nigeria plus leading national and international speakers.

Facilitated discussions with speakers – an opportunity to delve deeper in a more relaxed setting.

Practical workshops and masterclasses for creatives and administrators.

Join us at the official summit reception on October 4 May at the Federal Palace Hotel Ballroom.

Talks addressing the summit theme & a range of topics central to building a creative state.

Meet over 250 businesses in the creative industries, plus leading product and service providers.


Hear about the latest trends, insights and best practices from Nigeria's creative pacesetters – more announced each week!

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300+ creative industry revolutionaries

and brands under one roof!

The most creative minds and most forward-looking brands in Nigeria with a reputation for creativity are gathering at the Nigeria Creativity Festival to foster creativity, engender and enhance collaborations, promote and support Nigeria’s creative industry. The Nigeria Creativity Festival host the who's who of the creative community, you won’t find better networking anywhere.

Target Sectors include
Advertising, Media & Marketing App Development
Creative Investment
Digital Media
Fashion & Beauty 
Film production & distribution
Food and Drinks
Graphics Design/ 3D Animation
Hairdressing/Make-up Art
Information Technology
Jewellery Design
Leather Works
Leather Works
Music, Movie & TV
Web design
Plus over 250 creative businesses!

Track Your Experience with 4 Key Discussions

To cover all the most vital topics and bring the creative industry the center of the economy, the festival's agenda is focused

on the critical issues businesses will face in 2019 and beyond.


Based on months of research within the creative industry, experience and industry executives from the most successful

companies, you'll only get the most cutting edge insight at the Nigeria Creativity Festival.



Dedicated to giving you the tools and strategies to overcome your unique challenges, we’re splitting the  summit 4 ways, so that you can tailor your journey.

Creative Industry Financing 
Mentorship for Creative Start-ups
Creative Disruption
Opportunities in the Creative Industry
Explore long-term and low-cost financing for entrepreneurs and investors in the Nigerian creative industry as part of efforts to boost job creation in Nigeria.
Get to the top of your class, break into the industry or hone your skills. That’s just the start of what our amazing mentors can help with. 
Learn how emerging technologies are impacting on the creative economy and explore the cutting edge technology available today! 
The creative industry is one of the most dynamic sectors in the world economy, providing new opportunities for developing countries. Explore the opportunities!

5 Reasons to Attend

The Nigeria Creativity Festival 2019

1 STRATEGIZE AND PLAN with 20+  speakers: No more blue sky discussion. Leave with the tools and strategies to enact creativity-driven change in 2019 with our interactive strategy-focused agenda.

2 GROW YOUR NETWORK with 250+ peers across the creativity journey: benchmark, debate and learn with those influencing the direction of the creativity space

3 LEARN YOUR WAY with 4 in-depth tracks: Don’t get stuck in a stuck in a session that isn’t relevant to you, tailor your journey with our multi-track system

4 BE RECOGNIZED with the Nigeria Creativity Awards: Put yourself, brand or technology forward for an award and be recognized at the ceremony, exclusively hosted at the Nigeria Creativity Festival


5 SAVE WEEKS OF WORK with a cocktail of insight: Leave with more understanding of the current trends and challenges than weeks of market research and competitive analysis.


We welcome participation from the broadest possible cross-section of Nigeria’s creative industries, and our pricing structure is designed to make the event as accessible as possible. There are strictly limited numbers in all ticket types.

A limited number of grants has been made available through our partners and will be allocated to a selection of creative start-ups who express an interest before August 30, 2019. 


Free Ticket

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Conference Ticket

Access to Exhibition Zone


Regular Ticket

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Full-Day Conference Ticket

Access to Exhibition Zone





Exhibition Stand

4 Conference Tickets





Premium Exhibition Stands

10 Conference Tickets

Access to Receptions

Access to Receptions

Full Access to Receptions

Access Requirements

We endeavour to ensure that any delegates with access requirements are catered for. Should you have specific access needs, please make a note on the form at the payment checkout.

Networking Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Delegates who find themselves unable to attend the Creative State Summit are able to nominate a substitute.

Networking Sessions

Networking Sessions

Awards Dinner

Unlimited Branding


Awards Dinner

Meet industry leaders
Pioneers, experts, CEO spanning the entire creativity industry from across Nigeria will be attending and networking at the summit.
Engage with the latest trends
The festival provides a platform for the sharing of knowledge and engagement with discussion surrounding industry trends.
Attend the top industry event
Align yourself or your organisation with the top creativity sector event and be the first to gain incites into the latest technologies and body of knowledge 
The Creativity Power Team
In a unique initiative, the event will bring together a power team that trail-blazes the industry; Advertising, Media & Marketing, App Development, Arts, Audiovisuals, Creative Investment, Creative-Tech, Digital Media, Fashion & Beauty, Food and Drinks, Graphics Design/ 3D Animation, Hairdressing Make-up Art, IT, Jewelry Design, Leather Works, Leather Works, Music, Movie & TV, Web design.
Variety of brands
The Nigeria Creativity Festival brings a variety of successful brands that will be showcasing how they have succeeded in their organisation. They will be drawn from: Advertising, Media & Marketing, App Development, Arts, Audiovisuals, Creative Investment, Creative-Tech, Digital Media, Fashion & Beauty, Food and Drinks, Graphics Design/ 3D Animation, Hairdressing Make-up Art, IT, Jewelry Design, Leather Works, Leather Works, Music, Movie & TV, Web design
Interactive workshop sessions
Hear from leading creators and innovators in focused 60-minute workshop sessions. The workshops are scheduled in advance as the topics are marketed and made available during the build up to the summit.
Extended networking time
The Nigeria Creativity Festival will present you many more opportunities to mix, mingle and network with your fellow industry professionals.
Business meetings
The CEM Africa Summit provides a space for the sharing of ideas for the promotion of the CX industry in Africa.
Nigeria Creativity Festival 2019
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Federal Palace Hotel

6-8 Ahmadu Bello Way

Victoria Island, Lagos


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