Kunle Afolayan will be speaking about the opportunities and challenges in the Nigerian film industry on receiving an invited to the United Nations.
An invitation coming after Nigeria recently presented four key Copyright ratified Treaties to the Assembly of member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization to aid the fight against piracy.
The panel, which will hold from November 13 – November 14, 2017, will be a week-long negotiation between UN Member States’ diplomats on what to do about copyright protection worldwide.
Also speaking at the panel is Lagos-based copyright lawyer, Bankole Sodipo, who heads a pan-African film sales agency (DIFFA).
Also, Afolayan’s 2016 pan-African film, “The CEO,” which stars Wale Ojo, Hilda Dokubo, Angelique Kidjo among others, will screen for the diplomats and delegates at the event.
“I feel honored to have been invited to such as it’s a good call. This will give room for the issue of piracy to be discussed, addressed and dealt with on a global scale,” Afolayan said to Pulse Nigeria.
“And I feel super excited that our film the CEO would be screen to such dignitaries,” he added.