D’Banj, Lasisi Elenu, Jason Njoku, Iyin Aboyeji, Martin Mabutho, Daddy Freeze, others to speak at #NECLive6
The all star will feature key figures in entertainment, technology as well as broadcasting. They will speak on 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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He is a musician, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur and television personality, D'banj 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 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).
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.
He 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.
6) 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 other important personalities such as 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, Brymo, Lamide Akintobi, Bizzle Osikoya - Founder and Principal Consultant, The Plug; Lily Aninyei, Founder, TheGreenRoom, Jika Atoh - Veteran Broadcaster, 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.
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.