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Supporting Creative Women Entrepreneurs in Lagos

Bush House, Strand Campus, London


A documentary film screening that will be followed by a panel discussion by the project partners, filmmakers and researchers and a Q&A session.

"Creative Women in Lagos" is a research-led documentary directed and produced by Dr. Lauren England, Dr. Eka Ikpe, and Professor Roberta Comunian at King’s College London in partnership with Terra Kulture, Tribe XX Lab, Ituen Basi and Wy Art Foundation.

The film explores the dynamic world of women entrepreneurs shaping the creative landscape of Lagos, Nigeria. Through the lens of renowned figures like Bolanle Austen-Peters, Ituen Bassey, Chief Dr. Nike, Emalohi Iruobe, and Professor Peju Layiwola, and featuring voices from a new network of creative entrepreneurs, the documentary addresses both the challenges and triumphs of these women.

From theatre to fashion, visual arts to leadership roles, these women not only break barriers but also redefine the narrative of female contribution in the creative industries. As the film explores their entrepreneurial journeys, it sheds light on the innovations emanating from the heart of Lagos and opportunities for inclusive creative economy development in Nigeria.

This event is part of the African Leadership Centre's Africa Week 2024 celebrations taking place 4-8 March 2024.


Dr Lauren England is a Lecturer in Creative Economies in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries. Lauren was the Director and Executive Producer for the documentary film.

Dr Eka Ikpe is Director and Reader in Development Economics in Africa at the African Leadership Centre. Eka was a Producer of the documentary film.

Roberta Comunian is Professor of Creative Economies in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries. Roberta was a Producer of the documentary film.

Emalohi Iruobe is Founder of Tribe XX Lab the first and only co-working, wellness and incubator space exclusively dedicated to female entrepreneurs and female led startups and companies in Lagos, Nigeria. Emalohi is a partner in the research project and features in the documentary film.

Bolanle Okusanya Feyita is an international makeup expert, artist and beauty editor based between Lagos and the UK. She is a multifaceted entrepreneur and also a third generation funeral director at LTJ Funerals.  Bolanle participated in the research project and is featured in the documentary film.

At this event

Lauren England

Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries Education

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Director, African Leadership Centre

Roberta Comunian

Professor of Creative Economies

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