Nigerian Entertainment Today ‘NETNG’ is a Nigerian entertainment website and newspaper founded by Adekunle Ayeni a Nigerian public relations practitioner, journalist, trained scientist, and businessman. The founder of Nigerian Entertainment Today (NETNG) is also the name behind Public Relations Firm ‘BlackHouse Media’, and Digital Marketing Agency ‘ID Africa’.
On the 23rd of November 2009, the entertainment news platform launched online, while the print version launched on the 26th of April 2010. After its launch, both online and print versions of NETNG, circulated in more than 37 Nigerian cities, with the print version selling over 10,000 copies per week in its fetus years alone.
But, in April 2013, the online outlet of NETNG suffered a minor set back when Rocco Mancini hacked the site’s security and demanded a $1200 ransom. However, Adekunle Ayeni (The NETNG owner) refused to pay the settlement instead, he relaunched NET on a new domain (which happens to still be the current one).
After that, it didn’t take long for the site to regain its stance as one of the top blogs in Nigeria
Alongside, being a reliable source of breaking news and new trends in the entertainment industry, NETNG is best known for its exclusive interviews and news. From breaking the news of Nigerian Rapper DaGrin’s death to the exclusive interview of Nigerian Musician & Entertainer D’Banj following his the Mohits split, NETNG has a standing record for being ahead of the game.
The News and Media company is also the company behind the Nigerian Entertainment Conference a summit for the country’s entertainment industry which launched in April 2013. The conference stands as an avenue for the Nigerian entertainment sector, to brings together all stakeholders in the industry, hold workshops, exhibitions, and master-classes.
The annual conference has a track record of top-notch attendees in the entertainment industry such as Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, 2face Idiba, Simi, Tope Oshin, D’Banj, Funke Akindele Bello and many others.
From Entertainment exclusives to annual conferences, the platform which was initially established to reportage of entertainment in Nigeria has since then become one the leading source for News, Gossip, Comedy, Events, etc in Nigeria.