The umbrella conference for the Nigerian entertainment sector which debuted in 2013 will see everyone come together again at Eko Hotels on Wednesday April 22 in Lagos, for a full day of deliberations, workshops, exhibitions and master classes.
According to NEC founder Ayeni Adekunle, this year’s conference is themed: ‘Buying and Selling Nigerian Entertainment and Everything In-Between. ‘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,’ Ayeni said.
He 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.
Speakers and facilitators for this edition include acclaimed Nigerian actress and trainer Joke Silva, pop star Davido, Afrinolly’s Chike Maduegbuna, founder and CEO of Ebony Life TV Mo Abudu, IT entrepreneur Chika Nwobi, and rapper and business executive M.I Abaga. Others are 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 are Bukky Sawyerr-Izeogu, Zainab Balogun, Osagie Alonge, Oreka Godis, Dayo Odulaja, Olamide Adedeji, Ehiz Okoeguale and others. The event will be hosted by Tee A for the third year running.
Past editions have featured renowned celebs including 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.