The countdown has begun for the 7th Edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference which will take place on April 24 at the Landmark Event Centre in Oniru, Lagos State. #NECLIVE is Africa’s largest creative and entertainment industry gathering where major stakeholders in the sector come to rub minds and have conversations that shape the industry.
For the past six years, Musicians, Actors, Comedians, Producers, Fashion gurus and stakeholders in the creative industry ecosystem have used NECLive as a viable channel to express their thoughts and share views on how to make the industry more conducive for economic growth. At #NECLive 7, many of Nigeria’s biggest entertainers and celebrities will be making a return while some more will be making their debut appearance at the conference.
This year, the theme of the conference is Mobile, Data, Consumers and The Future Of Entertainment. Nigerian singer and songwriter Adekunle Gold will feature as a guest speaker while DJ Cuppy will be a panelist. Legendary Nigerian comedian, Alibaba who has previously featured as a speaker in past editions returns to #NECLIVE 7 to showcase the Spontaneity show live on stage. Other entertainers who have also confirmed their attendance include Aramide, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Frank Donga, and Sage Hassan the Poet. Many more stars are expected to confirm their attendance at the conference in the coming days.
NECLive has hosted over 100 celebrity guest stars and speakers, and has attracted over 20,000 live participants since its inception. Over 5000 participants are expected to attend the conference this year with millions expected to join the conversations online from different parts of the world.
The organisers, ID Africa have assured that this edition will be the best yet with insightful conversations meant to elevate the interaction of participants with the entertainment industry. CEO of IDA, Mr Femi Falodun is confident that those who attend the conference will be enlightened with the right information from the line up of industry professionals scheduled to speak. He says; “All NECLive attendees will get valuable insights into how data will play a key role in the future of entertainment in Nigeria and how content creators, brands and consumers can use the knowledge acquired at the conference to their advantage.”