Oreka Speaks at WIPO


I was recently granted the great honour of representing Nigeria as a working actress in African Cinema at the World Intellectual Property Organization's Conference on the Global Digital Content Market (#DigiContent2016) in Geneva. 

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As an actress who has done her fair share of behind the scenes work in script writing, production and even one time Head of the Content Acquisition desk at iROKO Partners, speaking on the panel which explored 'sustaining the film industry in the digital environment' was for me, a great opportunity to shed light on the efforts Nigerian cinema has been making in pushing its content forward. 

I explored Nollywood’s response to the global demand for affordable, accessible digital content for film lovers. While some of the questions received during the session touched on the threats Netflix might pose to regional distribution companies like iROKO, I highlighted the efforts companies like Film House, Solo View and Afrinolly are making to combat piracy in Nigeria. With companies like Dobox also providing alternate profit share options for producers. 

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Oreka Godis, Nigerian actress, shares her views at the Conference on the Global Digital Content Market taking place from April 20-22, 2016 at WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. At the Conference, public and private sector leaders as well as creators discuss the creative content economy, which has seen radical change to access and business models for more than a decade.

Peace, Love and DigiContent