Plans have been put together by the Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria (EMCOAN) in collaboration with Broadcast Media Africa (BMA), to hold an event tagged, the Nigeria Electronic Media Content Exhibition and Awards (NEMCEA).
The organisers in a statement, said the three-day maiden programme which is expected to hold yearly is to bring stakeholders globally in the media industry space to buy, sell, collaborate, aggregate, exchange ideas around content and also bring to fore issues and perspectives bordering on the media industry in Nigeria in particular and across Africa.
President of EMCOAN, Jibe Ologeh, said Nigeria has one of the biggest electronic media content markets in Africa, but has no content market to cater for its ever-growing electronic media content and film industry.
“This is the vacuum NEMCEA is here to fill and is open to all broadcast content producers and other stakeholders across media,” she said.
She said the event is expected to be flagged off by the Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu, while the keynote address would be delivered by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.
Event Director, Theophilus Akatugba, said: “We have over 150 public and private television channels and more than 350 independent television media content and film production companies, the presence of global and local content streaming platforms like Netflix, Showmax, IrokoTV and dvdexcite, among others; it is high time we had a very well organised electronics media content and film market to serve as a marketplace for the trading of media content, film and development of co-production partnerships locally and internationally”.
He added that the award ceremony would be held on the grand finale for different categories of broadcast content and submission for the content for the awards could be made online.