The South African Consulate General, Dr. Bobby Moroe, hosted the inaugural South Africa Week in Lagos, Nigeria. This was aimed at celebrating 29 years of diplomatic relations between South Africa and Nigeria.
The 23rd of March 2023 function was tagged A Night with the Stars.” It was held at the Mike Adenuga Complex, Ikoyi (Lagos). The night included screenings of films and documentaries by South African and Nigerian filmmakers and producers. Followed by a panel discussion on how the creative industry can forge a new Africa.
In attendance were several personalities: Victoria Nwogu, AY the comedian, IK Osakioduwa, Pretty Mike, Uti Nwachukwu, Elvina Ibru, Judith Audu, Emmanuel Ikubese, Leo Da Silva, and a host of other film industry practitioners and sponsor companies.
During the panel session that filmmaker Judith Audu led, Victoria Nwogu was recorded to have referred to using a broom as a case study for Nigerian and South African unity. She quotes
“A stick of broomstick cannot sweep; the moment you make broomsticks a bunch, you can sweep from this hall to Falomo, Ikoyi. Nigerians and South Africans need to be more open-minded and understand we are better off doing things together. We should apply pressure with our collaborations,” she added.
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She brought humor and detailed and intentional illustrations to the panel discussion.