The Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive) is set to hold its 7th edition on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Landmark Events Centre, Oniru in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The NECLive, according to the organiser, is a marketplace for ideas, products and services in Africa’s largest creative and entertainment industry.
A statement from the organiser on Wednesday said this year’s conference will explore the theme: “Mobile, Data, Consumers, and the Future of Entertainment.”
It noted that the event would explore how mobile technology and monetisation affect consumers as well as creators and its impact for the future of entertainment.
Commenting on the event, the founder of BHM and convener of the conference, Ayeni Adekunle, said: “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 start ups; 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.’’
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
“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,” it further added.
It will be recalled that previous editions of #NECLive have contributed immensely to shaping the direction of the entertainment industry in Nigeria and Africa in general.
“The ultimate goal of this year’s conference is to further elevate the interaction of participants with germane innovations,” it noted.