Emeka Mba To Deliver Nollywood Keynote At Nigerian Entertainment Conference As Jason Njoku, Others Join Panellists

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The Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission
(NBC), Emeka Mba has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the Nigerian
Entertainment Conference 2014. Mba, who previously served as a DG of the
National Film and Video Censors Board for seven years before his current
appointment at NBC, will deliver a Nollywood paper titled: The Desired Future.
He will be joined on the Nollywood panel by filmmaker and
writer, Chris Ihidero; Iroko Partners founder, Jason Njoku; actress Uche Jombo
and founder of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.

Other additions to the Nigerian Entertainment Conference
2014 themed ‘Discovering pathways to our future’, include hit-maker Dr.SID, who
will join renowned writer Toni Kan; former Saturday Independent editor, Olumide
Iyanda; CEO Nigezie, Kwame and popular radio personality, Yaw on the media
panel to discuss the topic: ‘Whose content is it anyway?’
Pop Icon 2face Idibia will also deliver a music keynote on
the topic: ‘Slaying The collective rights monster’, after which an eminent
panel of music experts will gather to discuss: ‘Collective rights management’.
The music panel will include Chairman of COSON, Tony
Okoroji; former DG, Nigerian Copyright Commission, Adebambo Adewopo;
Broadcaster and showbiz guru, Olisa Adibua and entertainment consultant, Edi
Lawani.
Other new additions to the conference include CEO of
Spinlet, Nkiru Balonwu;Sam Onyemelukwe of Trace TV; IT experts Femi Longe (of
CC Hub) and Seyi Taylor (of Tech Cabal), and Storm 360 Chairman, Obi Asika.
Iconic actress and social crusader, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
will also deliver a special social responsibility keynote on the topic: ‘Why we
should care’.
The conference which includes sessions on Music, Nollywood,
Media, IT, Social Responsibility and Business, will hold in Lagos, at Eko
Hotels, on Wednesday April 23, 2014 and will also include exhibitions from
corporate organisations and entertainment companies, as well as demos and
networking.
Attendance to Nigerian Entertainment Conference is free, but
organisers say participants must pre-register on the conference website
(nec.ng).
‘I’m beyond excited by the quality of speakers and
panellists we have gathered this year. I’m even more humbled by the quality of
preparations and commitment from all stakeholders. As we work towards securing
our future, I have no doubts we’re taking the right steps towards ensuring the
global system does not leave us behind’.

NEC is organised by NET Newspaper LTD, with support from Hip
TV, Beat FM, Top Radio, AV Edge, F316, ID Africa, Sodium Group, and several other
organisations committed to the development of the Nigerian creative and
entertainment industry.

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