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The Africa Creative Market is an agile creative market event that brings major stakeholders in the African and international creative industry together to explore and exchange innovative ideas for Africa’s creative economy, provide training for African creatives, share future-proof business models, provide access to trade finance, increase creative export and standards; and promote data-led understanding of creative trade.

The inaugural Africa Creative Market  will hold in Lagos and  be implemented by Ascend Studios Foundation – an organization  with a mandate to empower women and youth in Africa.

The 2022 ACM will host the Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) Summit, several capacity building and training programs for creatives in Film, Music, Dance and Fashion.

ACM’s Mission

The Africa Creative Market 2022 will empower African creatives globally to scale through the establishment of sustainable structures to enhance economic prosperity.

To support the development of local talent and skill through job creation, co-production, collaboration and co-investment.

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Africa Creative Market

If you are a creative and fit into any of the categories below and would like to participate, please click below to sign-up

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Program Order

We thrive to  provide participants with necessary structure and tools for growing  the  creative economy in Africa. Also to engage participants in the development and execution of growth plans for their businesses.

Capacity Building / Training Program
  • Black European Creative Hub by BECH, ASF

  • THRIVE by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dance Boss by Kaffy Inc
  • Marketing & Creative content by The YD Company
  • Fashion EVO by The YD Company
  • Women Owned Micro Business (WOMB)
Women in Film & Television

The Biennial Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) Summit will hold in Africa for the first time during the Africa Creative Market, Lagos.

Pitch Competition
Funding Session
Panel Discussion
Networking Session
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August 29th – September 3rd.

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Grand Patron

His Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi ỌJAJA II, Ooni of Ife  (born 17 October 1974) is the 51st and current Ooni of Ife. He is the traditional ruler/monarch of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife. He acceded to the throne in 2015 succeeding the deceased Oba Okunade Sijuwade who was the 50th Ooni of Ife.

The Ooni of Ife has to support the development of creative industry through various internationally agreed joint venture programs under the Africa Creative Network which will drive substantial support and attract global institutions to Nigeria and most importantly, to the Kingdom of Ife.


Kirsten Schaffer is the Chief Executive Officer of WIF, the preeminent organization that advocates for women in the screen industries—to achieve parity and transform culture. She has been instrumental in launching ReFrame, an industry-wide initiative to advance inclusivity and gender equity, as well as starting a variety of programs at WIF to increase the skill set and opportunity for film and TV makers.

Kirsten has extensive experience in film programming, small business management, and arts administration. She is a graduate of the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program, AIM (Arts Innovation and Management), and the Wells Fargo New Executive Director Institute. Kirsten was named one of POWER UP’s “Top 10 Women in Show Business,” and was the recipient of a “Women in Business” Award from Senator Liu. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Some of our Partners

ACM Partner - Ascend Studio
ACM Partner - 789 Consulting
ACM Partner - YD Company
Wifti, partner for ACN
ACM Partner - The Mark Group
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ACM Partner - Rio 2
ACM Partner - Entertainment IP
LASAA ACM Partners
OAL ACM Partner
OBA ACM Partnership
543 Media Agency 2022 ACM Partner
Africa Fashion Law ACM Partner 2022
Herel ACM Partner 2022
Glover Memorial Hall ACM Partner 2022
Zapphaire Event Center ACM 2022 Partner
Kaffy Creative Agency ACM 2022 Partners

Our Media Partners

TVC Network
Africa Business Radio
Business Of Photography ACM 2022 Parter
Olorisupergal blog
Fashion and Co
Fil For Impact ACM 2022 Partner
MTV Base ACM Partner 2022
Inside-out Media Partners with ACM 2022
Rave TV Media Partners with ACM 2022

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