By Mike Mbonye
Stephen King, a Denmark-based Nigerian film producer and director says a Nigerian Cultural Heritage Carnival will happen within the Scandinavia from May 2 to May 5.
Scandinavia and the Nordic area is a historic and geographical area overlaying a lot of Northern Europe.
The nations that make up the area are Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland.
He instructed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the phone from Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sunday that the occasion could be the primary of its variety within the Scandinavia.
“ I made the proposal for this occasion and despatched to the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
“ The ministry approved the proposal and we have started arrangements to hold the event,” he mentioned.
King, additionally a programmer, mentioned that the occasion was aimed toward selling Nigerian tradition to the folks of Scandinavia.
“ We need to deliver Nigeria nearer to them and allow them to find out about our nation. Scandinavians are afraid to put money into Nigeria.
“ If they know about us, there is a possibility that many of them will invest in Nigeria and do things with our people,” he mentioned.
According to King, the Scandinavia have a booming market alternative that may be helpful to Nigeria.
“ The cultural carnival would be the first of its variety on this area. It is anticipated that Nigeria will benefit from the booming market alternative within the space.
“ The event intends to help in the process of integration and cultural diversity in Copenhagen by offering a unique platform for Africans and African descendants to share the cultural aspects of our country,” the producer mentioned.
He mentioned day could be put aside for enterprise discussion board for Nigerian entrepreneurs and enterprise neighborhood to work together with colleagues from the Scandinavia.
“ The fundamental occasion will characteristic Nigerian dance, music, garments, drama, and movies. States and Local Governments are free to take part to showcase their potentials.
“ We need to present them what we are able to do, who we’re. We need to present them that Nigerians are loving folks and have nice enterprise potentials, “ King mentioned.