All set for Creative Nigeria Summit
The stage is set for the second edition of the Creative Nigeria Summit (CNS) tomorrow and Tuesday, with several international TV executives in town to speak at the event.
The CNS is a two-day conference held annually to bring together international and indigenous experts, thought leaders, industry players and renowned professionals within the Nigerian film and television industries to discuss issues affecting the business.
Topics will include the changing TV environment in Nigeria; the impact of new technologies; the latest trends in TV services and OTT solutions; as well as content marketing, acquisition and distribution.
Lagos-based Think Tank Media & Advertising (TTMA) is behind the event, in partnership with the Ministry of Information & Culture, and it will take place on July 16 and 17 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speakers include Kunle Falodun, VP of distribution, Africa, for Sony Pictures TV; Anahita Kheder, senior VP for the Middle East, Africa and South East Europe at FremantleMedia; and Mo Abudu, owner of EbonyLife TV.
Others who have flown in for the event include Emma Smithwick, head of scripted content at 40 Partners; Sanjay Salil, founder of MediaGuru; Jeff Kalligheri, CEO at LA’s Waterstone Entertainment; and Lindsey Oliver, CEO of Africa Mediaworks.
The chief host will be Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information & culture, while the guest of honour is Akinwumni Ambode, governor of the state of Lagos. The keynote speaker is Dr Babatunde Fowler, exec chairman of the FIRS.
“The aim of the summit is to build a structure that leaves behind a sustainable legacy and puts proper structures in place to develop the creative industry and diversify the Nigerian economy,” said Taiwo Olukunle, MD of TTMA.