THE creative artistes, who participated in this year’s edition of Lagos Comic Con, got a booster from Heritage Bank Plc as it allayed their fears over inaccessibility of funds for operators in the industry.
Speaking at the 6th edition of Lagos Comic 2017, held at NECA House, Ikeja, Lagos, on Saturday, Chubike Agu of the Corporate Communications Department of Heritage Bank; commended the audience at the annual event for their perseverance despite all hurdles against them.
Agu disclosed that at Heritage Bank, our quest to create wealth across the nation is sacrosanct. According to him, Heritage Bank is known for its paradigm, Timeless Wealth Parter, and it is living up to it; as it gives due financial support to the various sectors of the nation’s economy.
He stated that Heritage Bank developed interest in Lagos Comic Convention; whose sixth edition held this year; because of the economic potential abound in the industry. Agu noted that with the degree of expertise exhibited by the participating artists in the areas of comics, animation, and gaming film, the future is bright for the creative industry in Nigeria.
Ayodele Elegba, the Convener of Lagos Comic Con (LCC) and Founder, Mustard seed Communication International; explained that the motive of organising the event is to empower the participating creative artists and others.
Our target audience, he stated, includes “The entrepreneurs, artists (both veteran and young), and even prospective investors. We do this with keen eyes on the desired future we are building together and not forgetting, even for a second, to always be worthy representatives of our rich cultural heritage in the message of our arts.”
The annual event, which had as its theme this year, Empower, Heritage and Future, has grown from 300 guests in 2012 into Africa’s biggest geek event with over 3000 visitors in 2016. No fewer than 5000 people attended the programme this year.