Pat Utomi, a professor of political economy, says Nigeria’s culture can help generate more revenue for the country than crude oil if young entrepreneurs are encouraged.


Utomi said this on Sunday at Cocktails and Dresses, an event organised by, which held at Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

He noted that young people with entrepreneurial skills should be given the avenue to sell their brand as this would help promote the African culture.

“I still want to insist that Nigeria can earn multiples of money earned from crude oil if entrepreneurial young people are given the space to go out there, package and sell Nigeria’s culture to the world,” Utomi said.


The event which was themed ‘Everything luxury and quality made-in-Africa‘, sought to promote high-quality manufacturers across Nigeria and Africa.

The event featured about 75 established and emerging manufacturers and retailers across Africa and the world.

The keynote speaker further appreciated the efforts of entrepreneurs present at the event and told them to keep up the work of contributing to the future and growth of the country.


Manufacturers from within and outside Nigeria were present at the exhibition where they displayed lovely African designs. is one of Africa’s leading online fashion shops.

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