NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE 2015 TO HOLD ON APRIL 22
The 2015 edition of the annual Nigerian Entertainment Conference will hold on Wednesday, April 22. The announcement was made by the organizers – NET Newspaper via a press release on Monday, February 16.
The umbrella conference for the Nigerian entertainment sector, which debuted in 2013 will bring participants and stakeholders together again at Eko Hotel in Lagos, for a full day of deliberations, workshops, exhibitions and master-classes.
Past editions have featured renowned celebrities such as 2Face Idibia, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Amaka Igwe, Kenny Ogungbe, Jimmy Jatt, Basketmouth, M.I, Don Jazzy, Kunle Afolayan, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Lagbaja, Tony Okoroji, Audu Maikori, D’banj and Ali Baba; as well as respected executives like Aina Kushoro, Emeka Mba, Chris Ubosi, Ayo Animashaun, Olisa Adibua, Colette Otusheso, Steve Babaeko, Ifeoma Williams, Efe Omorogbe, Frank Nweke, Gab Okoye, and Prof. Pat Utomi.
Speakers and facilitators for this year include, veteran thespian Joke Silva alongside, multiple award winning artiste, 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 the CEO of Quilox, Shina Peller.
Session moderators 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.
Ace compere, Tee A will host the event for the third year running.
According to NEC founder, Ayeni Adekunle Samuel, the theme for this year’s conference is ‘BUYING AND SELLING NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN.
In Ayeni’s words, “We’re 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’re about.” He also added that, “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.”
We also gathered that the sessions and exhibits will be accompanied by master-classes, handled by the visionaries plotting the future of the industry.
The conference will hold at Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos on Wednesday, April 22.
Confirmed partners for this year include MTV Base, Beat FM, Classic FM, Hip TV, Ebony Life, AV Edge, TNS, ID Africa, EDS, Top Radio, X3M Ideas, and F316.
It may also interest you to know that this year’s conference will mark the fifth anniversary of the debut of Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) newspaper.