Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts Civilisation, CBAAC, Dr Ferdinand Anikwe yesterday reinstated the commitment of his agency in propagating the ideals of African culture by ensuring that the local artistes are exposed to higher levels in as much as their creative works are well appreciated. Anikwe, who stated this in a chat with some journalists, lamented that  the handwork of pirates frustrate many local artistes and musicians from promoting and projecting African culture, even as he assured that the ugly trend will soon be curtailed. Speaking ahead of a four-day workshop to enhance the chances
By Amadin Idahosa
of creative artistes and inventors in Nigeria and other African countries to own and reap the benefits of their works/discoveries which begins today at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Dr Anikwe said the workshop was being packaged by ‘World Creators Society,’ an international non-governmental organisation based in France, in partnership with management of Godfrey Okoye University and the CBAAC. The CBAAC boss expressed optimism that the seminar would provide solution on how to stop exploitation of local artistes and musicians by linking their creativity to a number of international organisations network “for protection, projection and exposure.””
Briefing news men on the project, the representative of ‘World Creators Society’, Professor Dr Alain Soulemiac, assured that the ‘Care Free’ project which is a global initiative has the capacity to protect creative artistes and inventors. He stressed that the art of creativity and invention is very inevitable to bring in the necessary change and a new era in the globe. “Therefore, the organisation is seriously working out measures of ensuring that the rights and innovations of every artist and inventor is protected, projected, exposed and benefits also accruing to him or her.” Soulemiac disclosed that the ‘World Creators Society’ has provided a platform on the internet through which these objectives can be
achieve while disclosed by his NGO has also listed Enugu as the first city in Africa of it’s operational base. Thus, the reason of the four day seminar is to train intellectuals from different sectors who will be involved in the project. Also speaking, the vice chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University, Professor Christian Anieke, who was represented by the director of Academic Planning, Rev Father Ikechukwu Ani, expressed the joy of the management over the choice of Godfrey Okoye University in hosting the seminar, stating it is a laudable project to advance the cause of the world by protecting and promoting creative artistes and local inventors.

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