After several discussions, performances and heart-to-heart fireside chats at the recently concluded Nigerian entertainment conference, here are some of the take aways from the event.
Nigerian entertainment industry will be worth more than $9.9 billion by 2020. To put this in a proper perspective, the industry will be churning out N3.55 trillion in the next three years.
Data will determine the future of entertainment in Nigeria. For a longtime now Nigerian entertainment industry has been growing on autopilot, but technology is changing the way we create and distribute content.
Nigerian Entertainment Conference, NEC live, will become a three-day event from next year. The founder of BHM Group and Convener of the Nigerian entertainment Conference, Ayeni Adekunle announced in his keynote speech at Nec live I that the conference will now become a three-day event from next year and may even be hosted across Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
Nigerian content is becoming popular on the global scene. Nollywood and Nigerian music industry are making waves around the world and global players are paying attention to our content.
A combination of Smartphone and social media can turn anyone into a media power house. May be not really, but the barrier to producing and distributing content has been shattered by the duo of smartphone and social media.
Net honours award made a comeback and some notable people won. Individuals were recognized for their roles in the events that shaped the year in review, using data from websites and social media platforms.
Live performances from upcoming music curtsies, dance and stage play. The event came alive with performances from Kabusa Oriental Choir, Dance Na the main thing, Theatre Hub Africa among others.
Chief Amachree Pays Tribute To Late Ernest Adeleye
The Father of Tourism in Nigeria and President, Centre for Promotion of Peace, Tourism, Arts and Culture (CEPTAC), Chief (Dr) Mike S. Amachree has paid tribute to the former Military Governor of Rivers State, late Air Vice Marshall Ernest Olawumi Adeleye who recently passed on to the great beyond.
He recalled the selfless commitment of late Ernest Adeleye to the development of the tourism sector as he was responsible for the establishment and commissioning of the famous Port Harcourt Tourist Beach in 1990, as well as the promotion of other tourist sites in the state.
He noted that his achievements in the tourism sector in the state will remain ever green in the minds of the good people of the Rivers State.
The Tourism mogul sincerely condoled with the family, The Nigerin Airforce Authority, the Ekiti State government and Nigeria as a whole for the irreparable loss and prayed God to grant his soul perfect peace.
Patoranking Releases New Music, Abule
Date: July 29, 2020
Song Title: Abule
Video Director: TBA
Details/Takeaway: The single is a celebration of his Lagos neighbourhood, Ebute Metta and of hoods worldwide – premiered, yesterday on Beats 1 with Ebro and is out now on all DSPs.
The release of ‘Abule’ will be supported by several digital initiatives and a music video dropping August 5, all with the theme of representing and protecting your hood.
“I’m proud to be from my abule, because to have made it coming from there it’s only by God’s grace”, Patoranking says. “It’s made me who I am today and it’s part of my story. So I waste no opportunity to let people know about my ghetto.
“I feel it’s important through this new song to give my fans a chance to celebrate their own abules. And to protect their abules, too. Back in May, my team and I partnered with Ebele and Anyichuks Foundation to go to many ghettos across Lagos to give away masks and relief items. It’s important we stay safe and do part to protect”.
Wizkid Gets Grand Concert Piano On 30th Birthday
In July 16, Nigerian music superstar, Wizkid turned 30 in the faraway United Kingdom and he got a grand concert piano as one of his numerous gifts.
The new piano was delivered to the singer’s high-end home in London just in time for his 30th birthday.
The singer woke up to a birthday surprise, allegedly organized by his baby mama, Jada Pollock and his management team.
Sources didn’t divulge who bought the piano as a birthday gift for Wizkid but the cost of the grand concert piano was touted at almost 1000 pounds.
The signer was also reported to have had another round of surprise in a music studio, where he had gone for a recording.
Few days after his birthday celebration, Wizkid shared a picture of his new musical instrument on his Instagram story.
In a picture, Wizkid was spotted trying his hands on the piano. He also shared another picture of his third son, Zion, playing around the piano.
It is unsure if Wizkid has acquired some piano lessons, the singer has not been seen playing any musical instrument at gigs or shows since he began in the last decade.