Hugo Obi at Africa CEO Forum 2024: Empowering Africa’s Creative Industries for Economic Growth

Africa’s private sector is poised for a monumental transformation, set to be fueled by innovation, entrepreneurship, and a resolute commitment to unlocking the continent’s vast potential. At the forefront of this movement is Hugo Obi, the visionary Founder and CEO of Maliyo Games, a Nigerian gaming company dedicated to crafting culturally relevant content for mobile gaming across Africa. Hugo’s forthcoming participation at the Africa CEO Forum in Kigali to be held on May 16-17 at Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda is anticipated to mark a significant milestone in highlighting the pivotal role of creative industries in propelling Africa’s economic growth and innovation.

The Africa CEO Forum: A Platform for Progress

The Africa CEO Forum, slated for its 11th edition in 2024, is evolving into a premier platform for dialogue, collaboration, and action among Africa’s business and political leaders. With an expected gathering of over 2,000 participants, including CEOs, public officials, and journalists from around the world, the forum will underscore the critical importance of creative industries in driving Africa’s development agenda forward.

Hugo Obi’s Key Participation

Hugo Obi’s anticipated participation in a high-level discussion titled “Leveraging Africa’s Creative Industries to Unleash Economic Growth” on Thursday, 16th May at 1:30 pm WAT, alongside Mr. Makhtar Diop, IFC Managing Director, signifies the recognition of his leadership and expertise in driving forward the African gaming industry. The session is poised to delve into crucial themes such as how Africa can ‘reframe’ its approach to creative industries to boost business opportunities, the pivotal role of creative industries in Africa for economic and human development, and the opportunities and challenges in financing Africa’s creative industries.

Fueling Growth and Innovation on the Continent

Hugo’s anticipated involvement is centred on driving growth and innovation within Africa’s gaming sphere. Maliyo Games’ expected presence at the Africa CEO Forum highlights its dedication to shaping the continent’s gaming future and fostering a more inclusive digital economy. As a pioneer in the Nigerian gaming scene, Hugo Obi offers a distinctive viewpoint. His focus on locally relevant content underscores the importance of tapping into Africa’s creative prowess. Through this dialogue, Obi seeks to identify actionable strategies for enhancing innovation in Africa’s creative landscape and fostering inclusive growth continent-wide.

A Catalyst for Future Change

The Africa CEO Forum is anticipated to catalyze meaningful conversations, networking, partnerships, and actions aimed at driving Africa’s economic transformation. Hugo Obi’s anticipated presence is expected to not only elevate the African gaming industry’s profile but also reinforce Africa’s narrative as a hub of innovation and opportunity. In the face of global economic uncertainties, events like the Africa CEO Forum are expected to play a pivotal role in shaping a more resilient, innovative, and sovereign Africa.

About Hugo Obi

Hugo Obi, the visionary behind Maliyo Games, is a central figure in this narrative. His participation in the discussion at the Africa CEO Forum 2024 is set to shed light on reframing Africa’s approach to creative industries for business growth, highlighting its crucial role in economic and human development, while tackling financing hurdles. Maliyo Games, under his leadership, has established a strong community and promoted diversity, contributing to the thriving gaming ecosystem on the continent.

Hugo is eager to connect with like-minded individuals, mobile game studios, and educational institutions during the conference. He is interested in learning from the Gaming Industry, exploring potential collaborations, and expanding the network of Maliyo Games within the global gaming industry.

Looking to meet Hugo Obi during the event? Connect via LinkedIn: @Hugo Obi.

Shaping Africa’s Creative Future

The Africa CEO Forum 2024 presents an unparalleled opportunity to chart a more sustainable future for Africa by leveraging its creative industries. With Hugo Obi’s participation, alongside other industry influencers and leaders, the forum promises to generate insights and strategies to propel Africa towards a $30 trillion economy by 2050. Stay tuned for updates and highlights from this impactful event.