President Mohammadu Buhari will lead Governors Babajide Sanwoolu and Prof. Babagana Zulum of Lagos and Borno states respectively as well as some other Nigerian federal ministers to the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in Yokohama Japan from 29 to 30 August 2019.
While one of Nigeria’s foremost film makers and culture advocates Fidelis Duker (one of the only two Africans leaders film makers invited to speak at the event) will complete the entourage
Duker a highly traveled and organiser of the world famous Abuja International Film festival and member of jury at several renowned film festivals across the globe is scheduled to speak at the Roundtable on cooperation in the field of cultural industries in Africa to be declared open by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay.
The other African film personality to attend TICAD7 is Adoma Souma, Director General of FESPACO, Quoagadogo.
According to a source from FAD Media Group, Duker who is also founder FAD (93.1FM) Radio Calabar Cross River state and FAD 360 TV was on the invitation of the United Nations and Government of Japan and will speak on the 29th of August 2019 to a diverse world audience.
Fidelis Duker a former President of Directors Guild of Nigeria DGN was recently re elected Regional Secretary General, Federation of Pan African Filmmakers (FEPACI), West Africa.
He has been involved in the entertainment and culture industry in over 25 years with over 80 films including short films and documentaries to his credit.
Aside these, he also serves as consultant on film to Ethiopia, Madagascar and Botswana and has been speaking and presenting papers on film and creative industry in over 45 different countries.