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Apply for Ongoing CBN Creative Industry Loan 2021

CBN Creative Industry Loan 2021: As part of its Creative Industry Financing Initiative (CIFI), the CBN will disburse loans at a 9% interest rate through Nigerian banks to creative businesses which satisfy the eligibility requirements. The CIFI loan has a flexible repayment period spanning 3 to 10 years.

Learn more on the official website via https://www.cbn.gov.ng

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced loans to support creative industries in Nigeria.

It’s in the industry that we have art and craft and other creative works!

Eligibility for CBN Creative Industry Loan 2021

To qualify for the CIFI loan, applicants should operate businesses in any of these areas: Fashion, Information Technology, Movie Production, Movie Distribution and Music distribution. Loans are available for Software Engineering students as well.


Businesses must be duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, possess a valid Bank Verification Number BVN and prepare a comprehensive business plan.

It is accurately observed that funds like the loan is not readily available for this creative oriented category of individuals. Financing your business as a creative individual is not really encouraging because financial institutions rarely give loans to them but prefer to give loans to develop organizations or steady income receiving individuals.

Amount of Loan you can Access for Business

You can get a loan of up to:

  • N3 million for Software Engineering Student
  • N30 million for Movie Production business
  • N500 million for Movie Distribution business
  • Cover your rental/service fees for Fashion and Information
  • Technology business
  • Cover your training fees, equipment fees, and rental/service fees for the Music business

How to apply for CBN Creative Industry Loan 2021

The only way to apply for CBN Creative Loan is through your local bank. Walk up to your designated bank and request that you want to apply for CBN Creative Industry Loan. Your bank will discuss your request and plan for your loan disbursement.

Period for the repayment of the loan

  1. For Software Engineering Student Loan, it is a maximum of three years
  2. For Movie Production and Distribution, it is a maximum of ten years
  3. For Fashion, Information Technology (IT) and Music, it is a maximum of ten years

For more information, please visit: www.cbn.gov.ng

Deadline: There is currently no deadline for this application.


Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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