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It’s time for Africa: Get ready for #NECLive5

In 2016, Nollywood movies surpassed Hollywood and Bollywood in cinema earnings and share of customer engagement, in Nigeria. Nigerian music finally went global, riding on the back of our peculiar pop music, and nomadic musicians like Wizkid. The world’s attention has understandably shifted here, with funders, labels, producers, and awards looking to now play big…

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How 12 Million People in 12 Countries Discussed How Entertainment Can Save Nigeria’s Economy in 12 Hours

On April 20, 2016, Nigerians came together for the fourth edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive 4) to discuss how entertainment can rebuild Nigeria’s wavering economy. #NECLive4 featured an interesting line-up of professionals not only from the entertainment industry but from all works of life to serve as panelists and moderators who gave insights from the business…

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Bovi at #NECLive4
Buhari has no intention of making Nigerians suffer – Bovi

Popular comedian, Bovi Ugboma, better known by his stage name Bovi, has pleaded with Nigerians to be patient and allow the Buhari-led government implement its plans and agenda for the country. He said there hadn’t been any government Nigerians didn’t have to groan about. The rib cracker spoke with newsmen at the ongoing Nigerian Entertainment…

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Banky W, Funke Akindele, others speak at NEC 4

So many Nigerian celebrities including Banky W, Funke Akindele and Tiwa Savage, gathered in Lagos at the recently held Nigerian Entertainment Conference 2016 to share some of their wealth of experience. In his speech, Banky W said that the structure of the music business in Nigeria needs a lot of fixing while sharing his thoughts…

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Govt support to entertainment industry will boost Nigeria’s economy – Sonnie Ayere

Investment banking expert and Chairman, Dunn Loren Merrifield Group, Sonnie Ayere has called for extensive government support to the entertainment industry in Nigeria. Ayere while speaking at Nigerian Entertainment Conference#NECLive4 during the lead panel session on ‘Restructuring the entertainment industry as ‘last hope’ for Africa’s largest economy’, he opined “while we note the growing government…

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Gbenga Adeyinka D 1st at #NECLive4
#NECLive4: ‘We should build our structures individually’ – Gbenga Adeyinka D 1st

Popular comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka D 1st, has opined that entertainers should take ownership rather than waiting for government to help build the Nigerian entertainment industry. Speaking as a panelist at the just concluded 4th edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive4), the University of Lagos graduate said, ‘I don’t believe that government should do this for…

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Funke Akindele at NECLive4
9 entertainment business lessons from Funke Akindele at #NECLive4

The fourth edition of the annual Nigerian Entertainment Conference held on Wednesday, April 20 and popular actress Funke Akindele, who was one of the speakers of the day, gave a few advices to colleagues and upcoming artistes in her presentation. Below are some entertainment business lessons from her presentation. Be willing to make sacrifices. ‘Jenifa’s Diary’…

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Timi-Dakolo at NECLive4
#NECLive4: ‘Nigerian entertainment industry doesn’t have a structure that can attract investors’ – Timi Dakolo

Award-winning singer, Timi Dakolo has criticized the idea of waiting for government to invest in the entertainment industry, saying that the industry doesn’t have a structure that can attract investors. Speaking as one of the panelists who deliberated on ‘Economy of Talents: Using The Entertainment Industry To Rebuild Nigeria’ at the just concluded fourth Nigerian…

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Dbanj at #NECLive4
D’banj’s presentation at NECLive4: Content is the new crude

The Kokomaster was lead speaker at the fourth Nigerian Entertainment Conference, which took place on Wednesday April 20, at Landmark Event Centre in Oniru, Lagos. His presentation during the final session – ‘Intervention Strategies: An Open Conversation and Case Studies’ – pointed out some of the problems in the Nigerian music and movie industry; while…

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‘Entertainment as last hope for Nigeria’s economy’ – NEC founder, Ayeni Adekunle’s speech at #NECLive4

I’m happy to welcome you to the fourth Edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference. I can’t believe we’ve been doing this for four years – with the sweat and blood of friends, team members and organizations who are committed to working with us to build the industry of our dreams. Today as we gather here, we…

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