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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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#NECLive5: Thenetng Editor, Jide Taiwo to moderate at 2017 conference

Jide Taiwo, editor of Nigerian Entertainment Today, has a lot to say about modern Nigerian entertainment. He’s been saying it for years on websites and magazines and on his social media handles. Now, he’s warming up to join the #NECLIve community to discuss issues, policies, products, ideas and services. He’s one of the key session…

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#NECLive5: Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President of Viacom Africa among speakers

How do you create and monetize content for global audiences? What do African audiences really want to see and buy? How do you understand the psychology, and how do you build a sustainable business around that? What’s working and what’s not, and how do we make sense of it all? Alex Okosi, a #NECLive debutant,…

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ALI BABA, BASKETMOUTH, OPA WILLIAMS, FRANK DONGA LEAD NIGERIAN COMEDIANS TO NECLIVE ON APRIL 26

Some of Nigeria’s leading comedians have signed up for the fifth edition of Nigerian entertainment conference holding in Lagos on April 26, 2017. Now in its fifth year, NECLive is the umbrella conference for the entertainment industry in Nigeria, providing an opportunity for strategic discussions, and a marketplace for ideas, products and services. The organisers say this…

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BREAKING NEWS: DADDY SHOWKEY, SIR SHINA PETERS, AND ADEWALE AYUBA TO SPEAK AT NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE, NECLIVE

The fifth edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference, NECLive, will hold in Lagos on Wednesday April 26, 2017, according to an announcement by the organisers today. NECLive, the umbrella conference for the entertainment sector in Nigeria has featured many musicians over the years: 2face Idibia has been a speaker, Davido has recorded a track live on…

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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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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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