Promoting art, craft and artefacts that are typically African is a career Corine Hazoume, a French-Ivorian and founder of CER’AFRIQUE, a media workshop outfit based in France, has been undertaken for over two decades in an effort to sell the values of Africa to the rest of the world.
This is even as the CER’ AFRIQUE founder called on the sustenance of African culture by pan-Africanists.
Hazoume, who established the first African workshop ceramic company in Guinea some 20 years ago, has since been a crusader of African cultures.
As part of her efforts, she has visited cities such as Montreal, Lagos, Cotonou, Guangzhou, Abidjan, Paris amongst other places, promoting African cultural values through art.
Her recent coming to Lagos, Nigeria this month during the launch of Calabar Carnival held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island where she was the guest of honour, x-rayed the
The workshop according to her was a bridge of exchanges between Nigeria and the rest of the world.
“CER’AFRIQUE Workshops are organised to promote and showcase African arts and culture,” Hazoume said.
“This workshop has been in existence for over 20 years and we have strived to sell African cultural values to the rest of the world.”
In Lagos, CER’AFRIQUE Workshop will on September 22, hold fashion and music festival to celebrate Nigeria’s cultural heritage.
The event is in partnership with JD7 Couture, a fusion between ceramic arts and crafts.
In the same vein, International Exhibition of African Fashion will be held in Abidjan later in the year on December 6-8.
Following the Lagos fashion and music festival coming up short, Nigeria will be on spotlight in support of a leading African fashion company, Data Okorodudu.
The event will have in attendance key players in fashion and music industry from Africa and beyond.