In a grand opening ceremony, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, the Executive Director/CEO of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), officially opened the highly anticipated Nigeria Digital Content Regulation Conference (NDCRC) for its 3rd edition. The conference brought together industry leaders, stakeholders, and creative minds from across the nation, providing a platform to discuss and shape the future of the Nigerian creative industry.

Expressing profound gratitude, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas acknowledged the invaluable collaboration and support received since the inception of this remarkable journey. Recognizing the pivotal role of the creative industry, he emphasized the significance of collective efforts in propelling the growth and success of the conference. Notably, special appreciation was extended to global streaming giant Netflix for their unwavering support throughout the conference’s journey.

Addressing the question of government regulation in everyday life, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas challenged the notion and urged attendees to broaden their perspectives. Highlighting the importance of professionalism and dedication, he emphasized that the creative industry is a realm for the serious-minded. In this regard, he encouraged individuals to affiliate themselves with professional bodies and associations to gain acceptance and contribute to the industry’s advancement.With an optimistic outlook, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas expressed confidence that the discussions and interactions during the conference would yield positive outcomes, fostering progress and development within the creative industry.

In a heartfelt goodwill message, Prof Sunday Ododo passionately declared his pride in being Nigerian. Upholding the values of integrity, preserving cultural heritage, and embracing the power of purpose, the GM/CEO of National Theatre emphasized the unity and strength of Nigerians as they strive for excellence. He also highlighted the role of digital content in shaping the perception of Nigeria, aiming to showcase the nation’s values and potential to the world.

Furthermore, in a tribute to the late Peace Osigwe Anyiam, the 3rd edition of the conference was renamed the “Peace Anyiam Osigwe 3rd Nigeria Digital Content Regulation Conference (NDCRC).” This renaming served as a testament to her legacy and inspiring contributions to the creative industry.

The event witnessed the illustrious presence of distinguished personalities from the creative industry, as well as heads of parastatals in the Ministry of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy. Their participation and collective commitment to the conference signify the importance placed on the growth and development of the creative industry in Nigeria.

As the NDCRC commences, attendees eagerly anticipate engaging discussions, insightful panels, and collaborative efforts that will shape the future landscape of the Nigerian creative industry. With the shared goal of embracing the power of the creative industry and honouring the nation’s cultural heritage. This conference, under the leadership of Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, promises to be a significant milestone in Nigeria’s digital content landscape.

Stay tuned for updates on the NDCRC as it progresses and unfolds new opportunities for the Nigerian creative industry.

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