Calabar born and one of Nigeria’s foremost film makers and culture ambassadors whose exemplary contributions to the creative industry in africa Fidelis Duker will be speaking at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in Yokohama Japan from 29 to 30 August 2019.
Duker is one of the only two African film makers invited to speak at the UN event which has world and African leaders including President Mohammadu Buhari leading Governors Babajide Sanwoolu and Prof. Babagana Zulum of Lagos and Borno states respectively as well as some other Nigerian federal ministers in attendance.
The highly traveled 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 sources from FAD Media Group office in calabar, Duker who is also founder FAD (93.1FM)Radio Calabar Cross River state and FAD 360 TV jetted out Sunday 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.
You will recall the widely travelled Duker was at a time the continental President of Africa Festival Network covering festivals in diverse genre. He was also a board member of Arterial network.
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 for over 25 years with over 80 films and tv programmes including short films and documentaries to his credit.
Its important that this trying period where a few Nigerians are battering the image of Nigeria, we still have Nigerians like Duker doing us proud in the global arena
Aside these, he also serves as consultant on film and the creative sector to Ethiopia, Madagascar and Botswana and has been speaking and presenting papers on film and creative industry in over 45 different countries.