Programme of events for Nigerian Entertainment Conference

Posted on April 20 2013 , at 04:04 pm
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By our editors


The conference team has released the programme of events for the inaugural edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference.

The conference will hold at the Grand Ball Room of the Eko Hotel and Suites on Friday, April 26, 2013.

9:00-10:00 Registration
10:00- 10:05 Welcome NoteAyeni Adekunle Publisher and Editor in Chief Nigerian Entertainment Today
10:05- 10:15 Conference OpensFrank Nweke Junior, Director-General of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.(NESG) 
10:15- 10:45 Music Session: Are Record Labels Endangered Species? Speaker- Keke Ogungbe Founder/CEO of Kennis Music


10:45-11:15 Music Panel Discussion: Looking at the music scene in Nigeria through the eyes of talents, labels, investors, consumers, regulatory bodies.DJ Jimmy Jatt Veteran Disc JockeyM.I Hip-Hop Artiste and Vice President Chocolate City

Sound Sultan Seasoned Musician with 5 albums

Weird MC Foremost female Hip- Hop artiste


  • Looking at the music scene in Nigeria through the eyes of talents, labels, investors, consumers, regulatory bodies, et cetera.
  • The role of an artiste in the digital age
  • Surviving in a peculiar industry like Nigeria


11:15- 11:20 Coffee Break
11: 20- 11:50 Nollywood Session: The Nollywood Paradigm – reflections from an unapologetic commercial Nollywood filmmaker Speaker- Amaka Igwe Writer, Producer and Director. Amaka Igwe Studios
11:50-12:20 Panelists Kunle Afolayan Award Winning ActorNse Ikpe-Etim Award winning Actress

Victor Akande  Group Entertainment editor at The Nation Newspaper

Ibinabo Fiberesima President, Actors’ Guild of Nigeria


  • The challenges facing Nollywood
  • The phenomenal success of the industry
  • What practitioners need to do in order to build the Nollywood of their dreams.
12:20- 1:05 Networking & Lunch Break
1:05-1:35 Business Session: relationship between Corporate Nigeria and entertainment: parasitism or symbiosisSpeaker-Kola Oyeyemi GM Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria
1:35-2:05 PanelistsAudu Maikori   Nigerian lawyer and founder/CEO of Chocolate City EntertainmentEfe Omorogbe CEO Now Muzik

Steve Babaeko Advertising guru and CEO X3M Ideas

Gab Okoye President/ CEO Essex Geoscience, Inc.


  • Putting systems in place, branding, marketing, collective rights.
  •  Administration, human capital flight, training, skills acquisition and transfer
  • Lessons from allied industries, monetizing content and fame
  • Accessing funding, effects of government policies (and their enforcements – or the lack of it), piracy, distribution, et cetera.


2:05-2:15 Coffee and Canapés Break
2:15-2:45 Media Session:  Role of the media in developing the industry of our dreamsSpeaker- Chris Ubosi  CEO of Megaletrics  (owners of Beat FM 99.9, Naija Fm and Classic FM). 
2:45-3:15 PanelistsTolu Ogunlesi,  Award winning writerElo Umeh, New media expert and Managing Director and CEO Terragon Limited

Colette Otusheso, Head Of Marketing Operations MTV Base

Steve Ayorinde, MD/Editor-in-Chief of National Mirror


  • Relationship between the media and entertainment.
  • Local and global trends, media relations, identified challenges, accessing celebrities and content.
  • Plagiarism and credits
  •  Embracing new media, past and present role of media in arriving at where we are.
  • Quality of entertainment reporting, understanding gossip, criticisms and reviews, and other similar areas.
3:15-3:20 Coffee Networking Break
3:20-3:50 CSR: Let’s talk about giving backPanelistsDarey, Award winning singer-song writer at Soul Muzik

Ayo Animashaun CEO Smooth Promotions and The Headies founder

Sasha Hip-Hop artiste and CEO of Eclectic by Sasha

Yemi Adamolekun EiE (Enough is Enough)/Coordinator for the Youth Coalition Program, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu – Lawyer, speaker and broadcaster


  • Celebrity roundtable discussion’, talking about the influence of celebrities.
  • The concepts of giving back, social responsibility, identified impacts.
  • What our stars must know; with key lessons from here and abroad.
3:50- 4:20 Cocktails.
4:20- 4:35 NET Honours

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