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#NECLive5: From Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, Arole to sit on panel with comedy heavyweights

Those who don’t consume funny videos on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are not likely to encounter Arole. But they’re likely to be in the minority. The pseudo-prophet has built his brand, and grown his relevance and revenue by tapping into one psychology: Nigerians love pastors, prophecies and preaching. And he’s not alone. There are increasingly…

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#NECLive5: Tee A hosts the conference for 5th successive year

Our host for the fifth consecutive year, Tee A is a pioneer in Nigeria’s stand-up comedy industry. He is also one of the most consistent master comperes around. Register here to see him at #NECLive5.

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#NECLive5: Chidinma joins music panel

The music scene is changing rapidly. Artistes and their handlers have to adapt fast or die. At a time when the world is embracing our sounds and loving our dance, it’s not in any musician’s interest to be irrelevant. What do aspiring and established acts need to know? What are the current and future opportunities…

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#NECLive5: Ade Bantu, musician and Afropolitan Vibes organiser joins panel

Starting from just an idea a few years ago, #AfropolitanVibes, the monthly gig promoted by Ade Bantu and partners has become indispensable for many Lagosians looking to have a good time and quality entertainment in a convivial atmosphere. Afropolitan is about the only Lagos concert where you’re allowed to be yourself. No VIPs. No Table…

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#NECLive5: Teju Babyface to host comedy and stand-up session

Teju ‘Babyface’ Oyelakin will facilitate a break out session on comedy and stand up. It’s a practical session that’ll involve teaching, training and guest performance. Be a part of it by registering for #NECLive5 here.

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#NECLive5: Get ready for Tonto Dikeh as she bares her mind on Nollywood and film making

Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh has signed up to join our stellar cast of discussants at #NECLive5. The actress has built a firm brand since appearing on Next Movie Star many years ago. She’ll join other actors, producers and Nollywood insiders to discuss how that industry is growing against all odds, and all the promise therein….

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#NECLive5: Kaffy will take a practical dance class!

There’s an impressive local and global demand for African dancers. Here and abroad, our styles and concepts are winning, but how are we exploring it? Training is key, if we are to meet the growing demand. Structure is important if dance is to rise up to the opportunities and thrive. Kaffy‘s masterclass will be one…

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#NECLive5: Lala Akindoju to facilitate theatre and film session

Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju will facilitate an important break out session on everything theatre and film at #NECLive5. Register here to witness it live.

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#NECLive5: Toke Makinwa gets on board to discuss television, radio and broadcasting

Toke Makinwa has built one of the most remarkable careers in modern broadcasting; using her work on radio, her Vlogs, and TV shows to build a brand that continues to grow. Very few OAPs get to cross over successfully to TV. None, in recent times, has a book to their name. Toke will bring plenty…

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Speaker Profile: Alex Okosi

Alex Okosi is the driving force behind Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, home to Viacom’s powerhouse entertainment brands MTV Base, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., NickToons, VH1 Classic‎ and BET on the African continent. An 18-year veteran of the entertainment industry on 3 continents, with a broad background in marketing, affiliate sales, events,…

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