Nollywood Film Industry Lunch in Toronto

Meet Ahaji Adedayo Thomas 

The recent visit of His Excellency Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, included a film reception; underscoring the vibrancy of one of the world’s most dynamic industries – the fastest of growing of the world’s three largest film industries, according to MovieWeb.     

The new dates for this upcoming visit will be communicated soon to all members who registered their interest. To do so, please email toronto@canadaafrica.ca   

Adedayo Thomas, the industry head appointed by President Buhari, joined members and guests in Johannesburg in October as a speaker at Africa Accelerating 2022

We are delighted to afford members in Toronto are now afforded the opportunity to engage with Mr. Thomas directly.  

 

Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, presently serving his second tenure of four years, was first appointed on March 30, 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).

A Journalist, Liberal Political and Economic Advocate, Theatre Artist/Critic and Philanthropist with strong believe in Free Market Economy, Peace and Prosperity. He is the Executive Director/Publisher of African Liberty Organization for Development (ALOD) –A non-profit Think-Tank that strives to promote ideas and institutions of the free society in Africa. He is also the Africa Regional Director of Language of Liberty Institute, USA. At the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA), he is the Director of Research and Operations. He has also worked at the International Press Centre (IPC) Ogba Lagos as the Production Editor of her international Anti-corruption magazine. A regular guest speaker at over 50 universities spread across African continent on developmental and policy issues is a board member of several Non Profit Organization including but not limited to Istanbul Network For Liberty.UK, Foundation for Economic Initiative and Development.  Nigeria.

As former student activist/leader at the Kwara State Polytechnic, University of Jos and Nigerian Institute of Journalism, he has dedicated all his effort to serving humanity-preaching peace as a tool for development. In 2015/16 during the Transition Committee constituted by the Lagos State Government, Adedayo Thomas served as Head Committee of three departments (Poverty Eradication and Women Affairs, Health and Education) at Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Council. Before his appointment on March 2017 as the Executive Director of the National Films and Censors Board by President Muhammadu Buhari, he served as the Special Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer/Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

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