EMEKA MBA TO DELIVER NOLLYWOOD KEYNOTE AT NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE, AS JASON NJOKU, DR SID, OBI ASIKA, TONY OKOROJI, ADEBAMBO ADEWOPO, OTHERS JOIN PANELISTS

The Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Emeka Mbahas been confirmed as a keynote speaker at theNigerian 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-makerDr.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 Adibuaand entertainment consultant, Edi Lawani.

Other new additions to the conference include CEO of Spinlet, Nkiru BalonwuSam 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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