19th February, 2015
The third edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference will hold in Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday 22 April, NET Newspaper, the organizers of the annual confab stated.
The umbrella conference for the Nigerian entertainment sector, which debuted in 2013, will see all stakeholders come together again at Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, for a full day of deliberations, workshops, exhibitions and master-classes.
This year’s conference, according to Ayeni Adekunle, NEC founder, has as its is theme ‘Buying And Selling Nigerian Entertainment And Everything In-Between.”
“We are moving the conversation beyond rhetoric this year, and actually providing a platform for individuals and companies doing great stuff to come and show the world what we are about,” said Adekunle.
This year’s sessions will be more about what practitioners have done in the past years, using case studies to deliver presentations everyone can learn from.
Speakers and facilitators for this year include acclaimed Nigerian actress and trainer Joke Silva; BET and MTV award winning pop star Davido; Afrinolly’s Chike Maduegbuna; founder and CEO of Ebony Life TV, Mo Abudu; IT entrepreneur Chika Nwobi; rapper and business executive M.I. Abaga; iROKO TV founder Jason Njoku; music distributor Uba Pacific; media administrator Deji Awokoya; marketing icon George Thorpe; entrepreneur Ayo Makun; founder of NotJustOk, Demola Ogundele and Quilox chairman Shina Peller.
Session moderators will include Bukky Sawyerr-Izeogu (Classic FM), Zainab Balogun (Ebony Life), Osagie Alonge (Pulse), Oreka Godis, Dayo Odulaja (NET), Olamide Adedeji (Soundcity), Ehiz Okoeguale (MTV Base) and others.
All sessions and exhibits will also be accompanied by master-classes by the visionaries plotting the future of the industry.
The event will be hosted by Tee A for the third year running and it will mark the fifth anniversary of the debut of Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) newspaper.