Akin Oyebode, Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development will be speaking at the ninth edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive), West Africa’s biggest and longest-running entertainment conference.
Oyebode, a trained Economist with a banking career spanning over a decade, was the pioneer Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) before the Ekiti State Government tapped him as Special Adviser to Governor Kayode Fayemi on Investment, Trade and Innovations in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed Finance Commissioner.
“The theme of this year’s NECLIVE, Sustaining the Africa Momentum, speaks clearly to the renewed optimism that Africa is set for a period of sustained growth, driven by its ambitious continental free trade area,” Oyebode said. “I am pleased to join other speakers in interrogating this theme at what has become the leading conference on entertainment since it launched in 2013.”
Oyebode, a 2019 Tutu Fellow, joins a multinational roster of speakers that include Dr. Busola Tejumola, the Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice, Anyiko Owoko from Kenya, actor and comedian Debo ‘Mr Macaroni’ Adebayo, Founder of ChessInSlums, Tunde Onakoya, Aline Gahongayire, Rwandan gospel music star, Broadcaster Osi Suave, Sam Onyemelukwe, media executive, among others, at the pan-African conference that will take place on Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Landmark Event Centre, in Lagos.
Themed ‘Sustaining The Africa Momentum’, the hybrid event brings together policymakers, entertainers, media and stakeholders in Africa’s creative and entertainment industry, as well as performers interacting with a live audience from around the world. The conference will also simultaneously broadcast live on Hip TV (DStv and GOtv) and online platforms.
NECLive9 is organised by ID Africa in partnership with AV Edge, MTV Base, African Movie Channel, 7Even Interactive Limited, MultiChoice, Trace TV, X3M Ideas, Legit.ng, Mirus Events, Trace TVHuce Valeris, Hit FM Calabar, Beat FM, Classic FM, Naija FM, Mirus Events, The GreenRoom Nigeria, Landmark Centre, Plaqad and BlackHouse Media (BHM).
Registration is open until April 22, and there will be no manual registration at the venue. Register here to be part of it.