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Spotlighting The Script & Song Writers Behind The Scenes Towards Forthcoming Writerference

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In a world captivated by the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry, it’s easy to overlook the brilliant minds behind the scenes – the scriptwriters and songwriters. WRITERFERENCE 2024 aims to rectify this oversight by celebrating the exceptional talents that breathe life into our favourite songs and movies.

As the world tunes in for a night of recognition, WRITERFERENCE 2024 stands as a tribute to the often unsung heroes whose creativity forms the backbone of the entertainment we cherish. The event is dedicated to honouring top countries’ scriptwriters and songwriters whose exceptional work sets the stage for the magic of music and film.

The global stage will witness a stellar lineup of writers whose contributions have elevated the industry to new heights. WRITERFERENCE 2024 will not only acknowledge their artistic brilliance but also serve as a platform to propel them into the spotlight they rightfully deserve.

“Without the pens that craft compelling scripts and the minds that weave melodic tales, the world would be devoid of the cinematic and musical experiences we hold dear. WRITERFERENCE 2024 is a testament to the importance of recognising and celebrating these exceptional talents,” remarked Cynthia Chinenye Maduekwe, NSCW President who’s the visionary behind this groundbreaking celebration.

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It’s challenging to create an exhaustive list, here are some notable scriptwriters and songwriters from various top countries along with some of their acclaimed works:

United States Scriptwriters

-Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, A Few Good Men)
-Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained)
-Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal)

USA Songwriters

-Bob Dylan (“Like a Rolling Stone,” “Blowin’ in the Wind”)
-Taylor Swift (“Love Story,” “Shake It Off”)
-Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana)

United Kingdom Scriptwriters

-Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Love Actually)
-Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight)
-Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee)

UK Songwriters

-The Beatles (Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
-Adele (“Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You”)
-Elton John (“Your Song,” “Rocket Man”)

India Scriptwriters

-Javed Akhtar (Sholay, Dil Chahta Hai)
-Rajkumar Hirani (Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., 3 Idiots)
-Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur, Dev.D)

India Songwriters

-Gulzar (“Tere Bina Zindagi Se,” “Jai Ho”)
-A.R. Rahman (“Jai Ho,” “Tere Bina” – Guru)
-Javed Akhtar (Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho)

Sweden Songwriters

-Max Martin (Hitmaker for Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift)
-ABBA (“Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia”)

Brazil Songwriters

-Antonio Carlos Jobim (“Girl from Ipanema,” “Corcovado”)
-Caetano Veloso (“Leãozinho,” “Sozinho”)

South Korea Songwriters

-Bang Si-hyuk (Founder of Big Hit Entertainment, BTS songs)
-IU (“Good Day,” “Palette”)

These are just a few examples, and there are many more talented writers globally contributing to the world of cinema and music.

Nigeria boasts a vibrant entertainment industry with numerous talented scriptwriters and songwriters. Here are some notable figures and their contributions:

Nigeria Scriptwriters

-Tunde Babalola – Known for his work on movies like “October 1” and “The CEO.”
-Kemi Adesoye – Notable for her contributions to films such as “Phone Swap” and “The Wedding Party.”
-Chinaza Onuzo – Writer of “The Arbitration” and “Out of Luck.”

Nigeria Songwriters

Some are singers and producers who write their songs their selves while others bring people to do so but these are top-notched;

*Burna Boy – An acclaimed Afro-fusion artist known for hits like “Anybody” and “On the Low.”

*Tiwa Savage – Renowned for her songwriting and performances in tracks like “All Over” and “Ma Lo.”

*Wizkid – A globally recognized artist, Wizkid has contributed to hits like “Ojuelegba” and “Fever.”

These individuals represent just a fraction of the rich talent within Nigeria’s entertainment industry, showcasing the diversity and creativity present in both scriptwriting and songwriting.

Attendees can expect a day filled with entertainment, appreciation, and a renewed understanding of the critical role writers play in shaping the cultural landscape. WRITERFERENCE 2024 invites everyone to join in this celebration of creativity, passion, and the incredible journey from the written word to the stage and screen.

Maduekwe Cynthia Chinenye,
NSCW National President

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