Nigeria Entertainment Conference: Key speakers announced for entertainment industry gathering

D’Banj, Lasisi Elenu, Jason Njoku, Iyin Aboyeji, Martin Mabutho, Daddy Freeze, others to speak at #NECLive6

Organizers of the sixth edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (#NECLive6), which is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 25th April 2016 at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos have released the names of key speakers at the gathering.

In a statement issued by Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) which reads, ''We are pleased to announce speakers, panelists, and moderators for the sixth annual Nigerian Entertainment Conference which holds Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos.

The stellar line-up which features leading figures in entertainment, technology, and broadcasting will address how the creative industry can study, understand and access opportunities in emerging markets by leveraging the tools, trends and possibilities that technology provides, and how to build a totally new world of impact, locally and globally.

 

The following featured speakers represent a blend of Music, Technology, Broadcasting, and Marketing with designations listed next to each speaker’s name.

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Dapo 'DBanj' Oyebanjo – a musician, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur and television personality, DBanj has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards.

 

Jason Njoku, Founder, IROKO – Jason Chukwuma Njoku is a Nigerian entrepreneur, film magnate and African start-up investor. He is the co-founder and CEO of iROKO, one of the early video-on-demand movie platforms for Nigerian movies (also known as Nollywood).

 

Iyin Aboyeji, Co-founder, Flutterwave – Having already launched two successful Tech startups – Andela and Flutterwave – at just 26, Aboyeji has been part of many successful businesses and secured investment from Mark Zuckerberg Foundation. In 2016, Aboyeji left Andela to start Flutterwave, a provider of technology and infrastructure solutions for digital payments across Africa which processed over $1 billion in 2017.

 

Martin Mabutho is the General Manager, Sales and Marketing, of Multichoice Nigeria. Martin will be speaking on DSTV NOW: Building content for a digital generation.

 

Daddy Freeze – is a Nigerian radio host and presenter. He is a senior broadcaster at Cool Fm Lagos and won the favourite Nigerian OAP at the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

 

Sir Shina Peters – veteran Juju musician, "SSP" has received numerous awards and recognition for his unparalleled prowess in the art of Writing, Composition, Choreography and Musical prowess. Sir Shina Peters has sold millions of albums worldwide and has taken his music to the shores of South Africa, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and United States.

 

They will be joined by Kelvin Orifa – Founder, Emblue, Colette Otusheso – Head, Accelerate TV, Ubi Franklin – Founder and CEO, Made Men Music, Bada Akintunde-Johnson – Country Manager, VIACOM, Richard Nnadi – Managing Director, Yaaaga Africa, Simi – Singer, Brymo – Award winning artiste,  Lamide Akintobi – Nigerian Journalist and Media Personality, Bizzle Osikoya – Founder and Principal Consultant, The Plug; Lily Aninyei, Founder, TheGreenRoom, Jika Atoh – Veteran Broadcater, and Lasisi Elenu – Comedian and brand Influencer. Others include Seun Okinbaloye – Senior Correspondent, Channels TV, Lydia Idakula Sobogun – Founder, GbagyiChild, Jide Taiwo – Editor-in-chief, TheNetng, Morayo Afolabi Brown – Host, The View on TVC and Oladotun Kayode “DO2DTUN” – Presenter on CoolFM.

“We have carefully selected a group of speakers and panellists who will shape conversations on how the creative industry can study, understand and access opportunities in emerging market segments,” said Ayeni Adekunle, founder of the conference.

“This conference will help professionals, supporters and regulatory bodies in the entertainment industry better understand how to exploit the tools, trends and possibilities that technology provides, and how to build a totally new world of impact, locally and globally.” He added.

 

Now in its sixth year, the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLIVE), brings together the top minds of the entertainment community under one roof to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to grow the African entertainment industry.

The music business is transforming from predominantly records sales, concerts and tours, to a 360 model that’s giving new life to a hitherto dying industry. Hollywood is seeing some excitement, with the boost in rent-or-buy streaming services and the influence of two key things: technology, and surge in measurable consumption from the EMEA.

Themed Understanding Emerging Markets, Trends and Opportunities, NEC LIVE 2018 will feature three speaker sessions, five panel discussions, and two fireside chats moderated by seasoned professionals like Jika Atoh – Veteran Broadcaster, Jide Taiwo, Editor-in-Chief – TheNETng, Morayo Afolabi-Brown of TV Continental, Lydia Idakula Sobogun, Founder – GbagyiChild, Bada Akintunde-Johnson – Country Manager, ViaCom and Seun Okinbaloye of Channels TV among others.

Nigerian Entertainment Conference is the marketplace for ideas, products, people, and services shaping the entertainment sector. Register at nec.ng to attend NEC LIVE 2018.

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