Nigerian women are breaking boundaries and shattering myths in every sector of the economy, and entertainment is not left out.
Women are increasingly occupying the front role, from media to music and movies; pushing inspiring careers as actors, musicians, broadcasters, entrepreneurs, managers, and thinkers.
In recognition of this, Nigerian Entertainment Conference, has since inception in 2013, encouraged female participation at different levels, in the most important panels.
From Tiwa Savage, to Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Funke Akindele, Seyi Shay, Gbemi, Tosyn Bucknor, and Kemi Adetiba, to Nkiru Njoku, Ojoma Ochai, Lamide Akintobi, Mo’ Abudu, Joke Silva, TY Bello, Yetunde Babaeko, and more, NECLive has over the years featured some of the most promising, and most prominent women, doing amazing work capable of catapulting the creative industry to lofty heights.
As the conference enters year five, organisers say even more women have signed up for participation, as speakers, panelists, and moderators.
This year’s list includes, Nigerian Pop singer Tiwa Savage, 2010 Project Fame winner and hit maker Chidinma Ekile, broadcaster and vlogger Toke Makinwa, widely decorated actor Kemi Lala Akindoju, award-winning actress Adesua Etomi, entertainment business leader Chichi Nwoko, City FM CEO, Doja Allen, and many more, to be announced in the coming weeks.
Nigerian international singer Tiwa Savage will give a keynote speech at NECLive5. The Mavin Records superstar is the first female panelist to become a lead speaker at the annual event.
Tiwa has released two albums in a career spanning 21 years. She’s known for many solo and joint hit songs, including ‘Kele Kele Love’, ‘Eminado’, ‘My Darling’ and ‘Standing Ovation’.
She will join other speakers to discuss this year’s theme, ‘It’s time for Africa’.
NECLive is organised By Thenetng, with support from Multichoice, MTN, Newsroom Nigeria, Hip TV, MTV Base, AV Edge, EDS, Sodium Group, First Class Incorporated, ID Africa, TNS, 234 Stars, BHM and Edi Lawani & Associates.
NECLive will be hosted by Tee A, for the fifth year running.