The Chief Executive Officer of Terra Culture, a leading art, culture, lifestyle and educational centre, Bolanle Austen-Peters, has revealed that the centre will launch it 400-seater state-of-the-art theatre next week.
The art enthusiast announced this during a women empowerment program organised by the Bank of Industry (BoI), to mark the International Women’s Day.
This year, the BoI seeks to empower women entrepreneurs through its International Women’s Day Programme.
With the theme; “Be Bold for Change”, BOI brought together top women entrepreneurs such as Kofo Akinkugbe (Founder/CEO SECURE ID), Affiong Williams ( Founder/CEO Reel Fruit), Bolanle Austeen – Peters (Founder/CEO Terraculture), Wasiu Taiwo (CEO Wessy Creations) Pamela Ajayi (CEO Pathcare Laboratories), among others.
The interactive session also served as a networking platform to explored BOI’s array of products specifically targeted at women entrepreneurs.
While speaking at the event, Austen-Peters noted that the creative industry is a huge money making sector that the federal government need to pay more attention to. “Art is money; art is life, art is job, art adds value to the individual and the environment,” she said.
She said, if properly harnesses, the industry was blessed with enormous potentialities that could be harnessed to solve the unemployment challenges facing the country.
“Some of the areas of specialisation that the youths can venture into in the sector are: visuals, food, music, dance, and script writing.
“ These areas are capable of employing millions of Nigerian youths and solve problems facing them,” she said.
She also said that the industry was a fertile ground for the production of artistic and movie producers/directors, fashion designers, models, image makers and painters.
By Tony Nwanne