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5 Key Takeaways from Entertainment Week Lagos 2.0

Entertainment Week Lagos 2023 concluded with over 30 panels, 80 speakers, 150 showcases, 50 masterclasses, and nearly 50 short films, marking a pivotal moment for Nigeria’s entertainment industry.

  • Melony Akpoghene
  • 15th January 2024
5 Key Takeaways from Entertainment Week Lagos 2.0

Livespot Foundation has successfully wrapped up Entertainment Week Lagos 2023, marking a pivotal moment for Nigeria’s entertainment industry. The eight-day event was packed with over 30 panel discussions, 80 speakers, 150 showcases, 50 masterclasses, and almost 50 short films.



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Here are 5 key insights to take away:


1. Entertainment Week Lagos 2.0 saw an unprecedented convergence of industry professionals, creatives, and thought leaders. Dignitaries such as Hannatu Musawa, Mo Abudu, FK Abudu, Chioma Ude, Jade Osiberu, and many more actively participated in various events during the Entertainment Week Lagos at the Livespot Entertarium, fostering networking, collaboration, and the exchange of insights.


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2. The week-long event united a variety of content, spanning insightful panel sessions to engaging short films. The Film Hub highlighted exceptional pieces like “Nucleus” by Alex Unusual, “Little Miss” by Mike Glover, “Mystic Heist” by Kolapo Mustapha, and “The Delectable Azeezah Sama,” demonstrating the abundance of talent in the Nigerian film industry.



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3. Entertainment Week Lagos is not just about entertainment; it’s a catalyst for inspiration and impact. Industry experts like Jola Ayeye, FK Abudu, Mr Phisha, and more led workshops covering important topics like content creation, live event production, podcasting, artificial intelligence, the business of humor, dance, and music.


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4. The Comedy Cafe featuring Nigeria’s top content creators and comedians, including Senator, Ajebo, Calabar Chic, Nasboi, Phronesis, Dan The Humorous, Bash, and SLK Comedy, was a standout feature of the event. It not only brought laughter but also highlighted the significant role of comedy in the entertainment landscape.


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5.  Launched in 2022, Entertainment Week Lagos (EWL) has blossomed into a crucial resource for Nigeria’s creative community. Through practical workshops and knowledge sharing, EWL empowers aspiring individuals to navigate the complex world of creative industries. This support goes beyond classroom learning, offering practical incubator programs modeled after collaborative funding initiatives seen in the burgeoning tech sector. 


Reflecting on the success of last year’s edition, Deola Art Alade stated, “Our mission extends beyond mere entertainment; it’s about empowering the youth, fostering talent, and shaping a future where creativity thrives.” EWL’s dedication to knowledge, networking, and empowerment ignites anticipation for the future of this vibrant and dynamic sector. It is safe to say that Entertainment Week Lagos 2.0 has not only met, but surpassed expectations, establishing itself as a leading force for artistic growth and development within Nigeria’s creative landscape.


For more information, please, visit the Entertainment Week Lagos website at

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