On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the sixth annual Nigerian Entertainment Conference will take place in Lagos to discuss issues pertaining to the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
The Conference which is being organised by NET will focus on how the creative industry can study, understand and access opportunities in emerging market segments. It will also focus on how to exploit the tools, trends and possibilities that technology provides, and how to build a totally new world of impact, locally and globally.
According to the Chairman of the conference, Ayeni Adekunle ‘Everything that’s transforming the entertainment and creative industries in Europe, Asia and America are potentially available to Nigeria, nay, Africa. Technology is already helping us fix payments, dating, banking, transportation, and even governance. It’s time to take a look at entertainment’.
Although the entertainment industry in Nigeria is expected to be worth $2.8 billion by 2019, it still pales in comparison to what obtains abroad- Hollywood and the American creative industry, for example, contribute no less than $500 billion to the US economy.
Tech-based companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Snapchat, Shazam, Tidal, Deezer, Spotify, and many more are coming forth to innovate creation, distribution and monetisation, while Nigeria still largely stuck with using old methods to solve new problems.
Five thousand people, including industry insiders, artistes, label execs, IT experts and many others- are expected to attend the event at Landmark Centre on April 25 it and will be broadcast online and on television to a projected global audience of over 10 million people.
Watch the video below to see what went down in the previous edition of NECLIVE
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