The Top10 Magazine has invited the public to participate in the selection process for its edition on entertainment by nominating outstanding individuals who deserves to be on the top 10 list of Nigeria’s entertainment personalities.
Such individuals, a statement from the publishers said, must have played a unique role in the evolution of the Nigerian entertainment industry.
The publishers noted that they are not looking for artistes or entertainers, but real entertainment entrepreneurs and investors who played unique roles in revolutionising the industry by investing in building relevant platforms, infrastructure and talent grooming institutions for sustainable growth and development of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
Ready with a list of 46 that includes: Opa Williams, CEO, Opa Williams Production (Comedy Show Events); Tajudeen Adepetu, CEO, Sound City (Music videos); Ali Baba, President Hiccupuray3rd (Nigerian stand-up comedian) and Bolanle Austen-Peters is the founder and CEO Terrakulture (Private Theatre), the publication wants the public to make their preferred choice into the top 10 list.
The others who make the list of 46 are: Jason Njoku, founder/CEO of IROKO Partners. (Internet Protocol television (IPTV)); Jimmy Adewale Amu, CEO, DJ Jimmy Jatt Studio; Benedict Murray-Bruce, President, Silverbird (Modern Cinemas) and Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, CEO, Imagneto Dance company Nigeria
Then there is Okechukwu Ogunjiofor (Nollywood dreams); Rotimi Pedro, MD/CEO, Optima Media Group; Efe Omoregbe, CEO of NOW MUZIK; Tony Okoroji, chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON); Wale Adenuga, founder, PEFTI Film Institute; Kenny Ogungbe, CEO/co-founder, Kennis Music International; Edi Lawani, MD, Showbiz/Paragonis Multi-Media Production; Peace Anyiam-Osigwe: founder, Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) and a host of others.
Ayo Animashaun, founder of Hiptv; Kunle Afolayan, founder of Golden Effects Services Ltd; Femi Ayeni, founder, Ultima Studios; Zeb Ejiro, founder, Zeb Ejiro Production Ltd; Don Jazzy: CEO, Mavin Records; Audu Maikori: CEO, Chocolate City; Mike Dada, President/Executive Producer, AFRIMA; Teco Benson, founder, Teco Benson Studios; Fidelis Duker, founder, Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF); Emmem Isong, CEO, Royal Art Film Academy; and Paul Okoye, founder, Upfront and Personal Global Management Consultants, also make the list. As do Ayo Makun, CEO of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria; Lancelot Imasuen, CEO of Lancelot Imasuen Media Network Ltd; Chico Ejiro, founder of Grand Touch Pictures Ltd; Kingsley Ogoro, CEO of Kingsley Ogoro Productions; Kene Mkparu, Group MD/CEO at Filmhouse Cinemas and FilmOne Distribution/Production; Dr. Nnaeto Orazulike: founder, Genesis cinema; Ayeni Adekunle: CEO, Black House Media, organizers of Nigeria Entertainment Conference; Obi Osika, CEO of Storm Media; Oluwabankole Wellington, CEO of Empire Mates Entertainment; Kenneth Nnebue, founder of Nek Video Links Ltd; Joy Efe Odiete, Managing Director at Blue Pictures Film Distribution.
Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye MFR, a.k.a. Sunny Ade, CEO of I.R.S Records; Abdullahi Rasaq, CEO of Corporate Pictures; Alex Okosi: Alex Okosi, Vice President/MD, Viacom International Africa; Biola Alabi, founder, Biola Alabi Media Limited, Clarence Peters, CEO, Capital Hill Records/ Capital Dream Pictures; Tunde Kelani, founder, Mainframe Productions; Sam Onyemelukwe, managing director, EMC for Trace TV Anglophone West Africa; and Emeka Okwonkwo, Founder, Five Star Music, complete the list.