The debut edition of Entertainment Law Connect Conference themed “The Law and Business of Entertainment in Nigeria” is set to hold on April 12, 2018, at The LilyGate Hotel, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. The conference is organised by Entertainment Law Connect, a group of young, innovative lawyers passionate about developing the entertainment law practice in Nigeria.

Entertainment Law Connect Conference is a gathering of stakeholders in the legal and entertainment sectors in Nigeria. The Conference provides a platform for artistes, legal practitioners, artiste managers, entertainment investors and consumers to discuss and debate the current state of the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Olayemi Oladapo, in-house counsel at Mavin Records and convener of the conference, says, “There is a significant gap in the business of entertainment in these parts, and I believe we can fill the void by bringing to fore a robust knowledge of Entertainment Law with the help of seasoned lawyers in the said field and entertainment practitioners and stakeholders,”.

“At the end of this conference, we aim to have enlightened our audience on how to maximise income, the legal background essential for the success of the business in the Entertainment Law space”, he added.

The conference will feature four fully-loaded panels of a mix of artistes, lawyers and other stakeholders in the industry. Panelists include Isioma Osaje, Founder, Agency 106; Chin Okeke, Founder, GidiFest; Adebantu, Musician and Founder, Afropolitan Vibes; Korede Bello, amongst others.

The keynote speech at the conference will be delivered by Samuel Salako, Partner at Olajide Oyewole LLP, whose experience spans corporate and capital markets, analysis of legal and regulatory issues, intellectual property and dispute resolution.

 

Attendees can register for the event here

The Event Schedule is listed below;

PROGRAMMESPEAKER(S)/CO-ORDINATOR(S)
1.REGISTRATIONPLANNING COMMITTEE

 

2.HOST WELCOME ADDRESSMC DAVID MCOY
3.CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME ADDRESSMr. Samuel Salako, Partner at Olajide Oyewole LLP, Lagos
4.FIRST PRESENTATION BY KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

“Making the Entertainment  business structure suitable for corporate Investors”

 

Mr. Samuel Salako, Partner at Olajide Oyewole LLP, Lagos
5.FIRST PANEL DISCUSSION

 

“Taking African Music to the World: Prospects, Challenges and legal issues involved.”

 

MODERATOR: Mrs. Sumbo Akintola, Partner at Aluko & Oyebode

 

PANELISTS:

1 Ade Bantu ( Musician/Founder Afropolitan Vibe)

 

2. Ladipoe (Artiste/Rapper, Mavin Records)

 

3.  Iredumare Opeyemi

Head Legal, Finance and Content Acquisition TRANSSNET MUSIC LIMITED

 

6.TWO Q&AsMODERATOR
6.SECOND PANEL DISCUSSION:

“Publishing and Licensing of Musical Works in Nigeria: Varied Approaches to Building the System”

 

 

Moderator: Abisodun  Adewale, Senior Associate-Olajide Oyewole LLP

 

Panelists:

1. Fawehinmi  Oyinkansola(Managing Partner at Technolawgical Partners) –

 

2. Olayemi Oladapo, (In – House Counsel and Licensing Officer

at Mavin Records)

 

3. Johnny Drille, (Artiste, Mavin Records)

 

4. Ekelly, (Music Producer)

 

6.3 Q& AsMC
7.Tea break/Networking
9.THIRD PANEL DISCUSSION ON

 

“Understanding the importance of Legal Documents in film    making ; Benefits and Challenges of enforcing chain of title”

Moderator: Isioma Idigbe (Head of Media and Entertainment team Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors)

 

1. Tomilola Sola-Idowu (Head of Legal, Ebony life TV)

 

2. Tayo Fashesin (Group Legal counsel, Film House/FilmOne)

 

3. Isioma Osaje (Founder, Agency 106)

 

4. Mr. Okey Ogunjifor (Veteran Movie Producer)

 

5. Mr. Justin Ige (Managing Partner Creative Legal)

 

10.3 Q&AMC
11.FOURTH PANEL DISCUSION ON

 

“Producing music festivals/tours in Nigeria; Prospects, challenges and legal issues”

Moderator:  Otu Ukoyen ,

Snr Associate, Olajide Oyewole LLP

Akinyemi Ayinoluwa (Partner at Hightower Solicitors)

2. Dapo Simon Ajeniya (Founder,  Isolo Festival)

 

3. Korede Bello  (Mavin Records Recording Artist )

 

4. Godwin Tom (Founder iManage Africa)

 

5.  Chinedu Okeke (Founder Gidifest)

12.3 Q&AsMC

 

 

 

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