The Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive) the marketplace for ideas, products and services in Africa’s largest creative and entertainment industry is set to hold its 7th edition on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Landmark Events Centre, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos.
This year, the conference will be exploring the theme; Mobile, Data, Consumers, and the Future of Entertainment. In particular as mobile tech and monetisation affect consumers as well as creators; and what it all means for the future of entertainment.
At #NECLive7, some of Nigeria’s most important media, entertainment and creative industry enthusiasts will come together to provide genuine data insight and share their best practices for the benefit of all.
Founder and convener of the conference, Ayeni Adekunle says: “Over time, it has become clear that the Nigerian entertainment industry needs an event like NECLive. The platform presents attendees and industry players the opportunity to network, and stakeholders with the much-needed insight to operate in this $8 billion industry.
‘‘NECLive first held in April 2013, and it has held every year ever since, bringing everyone together to share new ideas, test new products and services, discuss issues and concepts, teach startups; and generally set the agenda for the industry. And we have been lucky to feature some of the best brains around, from A-list actors and musicians to top executives from diverse industries, as well as government representatives and professional trainers. The list of speakers and panellists for this year promises to be our best yet.’’
Previous editions of #NECLive have immensely contributed to shaping the direction of the entertainment industry in Nigeria and across the continent. The ultimate goal of this year’s conference is to further elevate the interaction of participants with germaine innovations.
Organised annually since 2013, #NECLive brings together practitioners from all sectors of the entertainment industry for a full day of conversations, workshops, exhibitions and master classes. It serves as a platform for discussing challenges, exchanging ideas and finding a strengthened pathway for the entertainment industry in Nigeria to thrive.
Based on data from past editions, it is expected that at least 3,000 participants will attend the event this year, with over 10 million watching on television and on the internet.
#NECLive is scheduled to be hosted by Ace Nigerian comedian, Tee-A, for the seventh consecutive time, as the conference will have in attendance all major players in Nigeria’s entertainment industry.
Speakers, panellists, moderators and performers will be announced in the weeks leading up to the conference. NECLive continues to be free registration for all attendees, but organisers say participants must pre-register on nec.ng.