The President of the Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria (EMCOAN), Ms. Jibe Ologeh, said the first edition of the Nigeria Electronic Media Content Exhibition and Awards (NEMCEA) will create a content market for electronic media and industry cinematographic.
At NEMCEA’s recent unveiling in Lagos, she said, “EMCOAN, in conjunction with Broadcast Media Africa (BMA), is set to host the biggest event for electronic media content and the film industry.”
She revealed that Nigeria lacks a content market to cater to its ever-growing electronic and film media industry, adding that this is the gap that NEMCEA is trying to fill.
Ologeh, noted that NEMCEA, which would be an annual event, brings together stakeholders inside and outside the country to buy, sell, collaborate, aggregate, exchange content ideas and also highlight issues. and bordering perspectives of the media industry in Nigeria. and all over Africa.
She said participation is open to all producers of broadcast content and other media stakeholders, not just television, but also radio, online and filmmakers.
According to her, exhibitors, as well as content aggregators from across Africa, Europe and America are expected to attend the event.
She revealed, “NEMCEA will co-locate with the Nigeria International Film and Television Summit (NIFS). This means that these two major events will take place simultaneously in the same location, providing industry planners with an omnibus opportunity to interact with various bouquets of media content from across Africa.
Ologeh added that Creative Nigeria Summit (CNS), Zee world, Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON), Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON), officially APCON and StarTimes would be on the ground for the exhibition. of content. .
Another unique feature of NEMCEA, she pointed out, would be an opportunity for content producers, as well as distributors and TV stations, to barter content during the three-day event.
There are also “Awards” designed to recognize creativity, excellence and innovation in the electronic media content ecosystem.
‘The Awards’ coordinator, Stephen Alayande, said the aims are to recognize achievement in prime time television/radio and online performance by all stakeholders; reward content and productions that are educational, innovative, locally relevant and reflective of the shared values and cultural diversity of Africa/Nigeria and reward production companies/producers whose content has been outstanding during the year or years considered, thus promoting not only the actors and the content itself but the owners of the content.
For Theophilus Akatugba, who is the Project Director of the event, “NEMCEA would make Lagos a hub where creatives from Nigeria, Africa and around the world can come to find expertise, great natural beauty and scenic relevance in which to express itself through the barrier-breaking medium of electronic media content.
He added that TV stations from all over the world would have the opportunity to meet real owners of the content they buy.
The event is scheduled to be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos from August 29-31, 2022.