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Nigerian Entertainment Conference 2019
NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE 2019
April 24-24, 2019
The 2019 theme, Mobile, Data, Consumers and the Future of Entertainment, was chosen to interrogate the possibilities of the entertainment industry going forward.“It has become clear that the Nigerian entertainment industry needs an event like NECLive," said Ayeni Adekunle, founder and con...

GamesBeat Summit 2019
GAMESBEAT SUMMIT 2019
April 23-24, 2019
Unlike large gaming events throughout the year, GamesBeat Summit is the most intimate gaming event in the industry where senior attendees return again and again because of the genuine conversations, networking and deal-making that come out of the Summit.Community matters more than ever to the succes...

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EVENTS

GamesBeat Summit 2019
GAMESBEAT SUMMIT 2019
April 23-24, 2019
Unlike large gaming events throughout the year, GamesBeat Summit is the most intimate gaming event in the industry where senior attendees return again and again because of the genuine conversations, networking and deal-making that come out of the Summit.Community matters more than ever to the succes...

Nigerian Entertainment Conference 2019
NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE 2019
April 24-24, 2019
The 2019 theme, Mobile, Data, Consumers and the Future of Entertainment, was chosen to interrogate the possibilities of the entertainment industry going forward.“It has become clear that the Nigerian entertainment industry needs an event like NECLive," said Ayeni Adekunle, founder and con...