In the Loop
Panel Discussion

Arts and Entrepreneurship: Creating Success in the COVID Era

  • Date & Time
    • Friday, December 10, 2021 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Producing a live dance performance or an album was already a challenging endeavor, and then a global pandemic appeared. Join the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship (CAME) and the Digital Worlds Institute as we present an in-depth conversation about challenge, creativity, and resilience with Qudus Onikeku, Hajarat Alli, and José Valentino Ruiz; facilitated by Oṣubi Craig.

    About our panelists:
    Qudus Onikeku is a movement artiste made of diversity. Over the past decade, he has established himself as one of the preeminent multitalented artistes, working today with different media: performance, research, installation, curating and community organizing. He is the co-founder and artistic director of QDance Center Lagos, and he currently serves as CAME's maker in residence.

    Hajarat Alli is the co-founder and executive director of The QDanceCenter, Nigeria’s preeminent creative organization with an international reputation. Alli is equally the founder and organizer of “the mummies lounge series” a strictly female only event, and she is the creative director of IreDesigns, a home improvement brand. Additionally, she currently serves as a CAME research assistant.

    Dr. José Valentino Ruiz is an expert in the music, television, and commercial music education industries, a multi-instrumentalist, and a prolific recording artist. An assistant professor in the School of Music, he also heads the School's Music Business and Entrepreneurship Program.

    Oṣubi Craig is a multi-talented higher education administrator, engineer, arts presenter, African Diasporan percussionist, and arts advocate. He is the inaugural director of the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship.

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