Unlocking Africa

From Passion to Progress: Pioneering Ways for Africa’s Creative Industries to Grow with Yemisi Mokuolu

August 21, 2023 Episode 84
Unlocking Africa
From Passion to Progress: Pioneering Ways for Africa’s Creative Industries to Grow with Yemisi Mokuolu
Show Notes

Episode #84 with Yemisi Mokuolu, who is an award-winning and highly regarded independent producer and creative industries business consultant. She is the founder and CEO of Hatch Ideas, which develops and promotes African arts and artists. She is also an independent producer and has produced some of London’s largest African arts festivals.

HATCH works across the creative, cultural, and social sectors, bringing to life initiatives that have the potential to drive inclusion and diversity, generate greater wealth for communities, and improve social environments. Clients include Arts Council England, BBC London, City University, the Department for Industry & Trade (UK), Historic England, Kings College London, the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and Social Enterprise London.

What We Discuss With Yemisi

  • With two decades of experience under your belt, you started this journey when Africa's creative and cultural industries weren’t really getting much attention. What did you see then that other people were missing?
  • Are you surprised by what Africa's creative and cultural industries have achieved so far?
  • You recently co-authored the book chapter "Finance for Creative and Cultural Industries in Africa". What were some of the key themes and findings of the report?
  • In your opinion, what are some of the key challenges faced by Africa's Creative & Cultural Industries, and how can they be overcome?
  • Can you share examples of how the creative and cultural industries in Africa have positively impacted local communities and economies?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Harvesting Connections: Unveiling Strategies for Boosting Regional Food Trade in Africa with Daniel Njiwa? Make sure to check it out!

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