The 2nd edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference held at the ball room of the prestigious Eko hotel and suites, yesterday 23rd April, 2014. The Conference- a brain child of the NET publisher, Adekunle Ayeni-was well attended. It was an assembly of stakeholders in the Nigerian entertainment scene. The Conference discusses the potentials that abound in the industry as a tool for national development; the challenges and future of the industry; all subsumed in the very apt theme of the conference. ‘Creating Pathways for the future’.
Some of them panelist and attendees are the co-founder of Jobberman, Opeyemi Awoyemi, CEO Spinlet, Nkiru Balonwu, Femi Longe of Co Creation hub; Basketmouth, Storm360 chairman, Obi Asika, film producer and marketer Aina Kusoro, pop superstar Dr Sid; CEO of Nigezie Femi “Kwame” Aderibigbe, Innocent Ujah “Tuface” Idibia, award winning actress Omotola jalade-Ekehinde, , Lagbaja, Olisa Adibua, entertainment consultant, Edi Lawani, Jason Njokwu, Ramsey Noah, Djinee, Tosin Martins, Sean Tizzle, Naeto C, Omotola Jalade Ekehinded, Sam Onyemelukwu to mention a few.
|PANELISTS OBI UCHENDU, AYO ANIMASHAUN, DAREY ART ALADE, AND SASHA|
The aptly mixed entertainment personalities tackled the theme of the conference from the business angle, focusing on the importance of having an effective distribution system in the country; the role of government in revamping and fortifying the Nigerian entertainment industry and the need for a proper structure and effective legislation in the industry and of course, addressing the burning age-long question-‘What’s the Way forward’.
|SEYI SHAY AND SOUND SULTAN|
Industry veterans like Media prodigies, Ayo Animashaun, Obi Asika, Tajudden Adepetu JAJ; veteran nollywood actors; Adebayo Salami, Jide Kosoko, Sunday Omobolanle; veteran musicians, OJB Jazereel, Daddy Showkey, Onyeka Owenu, Christy Essien-Igbokwe Ebenezer Obey were awarded the NET Honorary award Other recipients are Amin Moussalli, and film guru, Zeb Ejiro.