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Sunday, February 25
 

5:00pm

Cocktails & Cabanas… A Welcome Event
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YOU NEED AN Executive VIP Badge OR SPEAKER BADGE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.
Join SMW Lagos and Landmark Africa for welcome cocktails and small bites by the poolside. We’re inviting all Executive VIP Badge holders & Speakers for a leisurely evening before the hustle and bustle of the week kicks off.

Executive VIP Badge holders & Speakers should join the wait list. If you are a confirmed speaker or vip your status will be upgraded to confirmed attendee within 24 hours.

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-Zilla of Str8 Buttah Productions

**** Executive VIP Badge Holders  And Speakers Can Avoid Monday’s lines and pick up your badge at Cocktails & Cabanas. ***


Sunday February 25, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Landmark Towers Rooftop 5b, Water Corporation
 
Monday, February 26
 

8:30am

Rise & Shine
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"Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally, to the unfolding of experience moment to moment." -- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Join us for a morning of guided meditation: Replace stress and anxiety with a dose of inner peace. Guided meditation offers the best introduction if you are new to meditation. It is easy as pie; all you need to do is listen. Lets get you started on Meditation to enhance your sense of self, that transforms your perspective in positive ways that will inspire you to live your live to the fullest.

Learn the basics of meditation through guided meditation session with Proud Journey founder, Nsa. This event kicks off our 5-day meditation challenge. Join us at 12 noon daily for guided meditation lead by BAI JOINER. Each day you come enters you into our meditation giveaway!
 

About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.


Speakers
avatar for Nsa Emodi

Nsa Emodi

Founder, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA
Nsa is an uplifting 200E-RYT yoga teacher and founder of Proud Journey Yoga, a Lagos based wellness company and Registered Yoga School under the Yoga Alliance. After a yoga class or retreat with Nsa, her students feel powerful, flexible and mentally refreshed. She emphasizes mind... Read More →
avatar for Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA


Monday February 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Garden Lounge

9:00am

Innovator's Breakfast - SMW Lagos 2018 Kick Off
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Celebrating 6 years of SMW Lagos!  SMW Lagos is a community that continues to grow, bringing together thousands of passionate and creative individuals every year to share ideas, offer varying perspectives, and establish meaningful connections. This connectedness has made SMW Lagos a sort of "conference without borders" that has changed the way that we interact with one another. The Innovators Breakfast is the opening event for SMW Lagos 2018! Grab your badge (or two) and join us for a complementary breakfast and meet and greet. All registered attendees are welcome to attend.

Monday February 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Innovation Stage

10:30am

Mindful Living: An Introduction to Mindfulness
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Mindfulness has become a huge recourse for living in today’s world. It is a way to train the mind to achieve a certain level of concentration, focus, brain agility calm and overall wellbeing. Learn the principles of mindfulness with Spa Pampering At Home. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Monday February 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Garden Lounge

10:30am

OOTD Disrupt
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


The influence of fashion and style in our lives can no longer be ignored. Fashion is big business around the world. Star actress Rita Dominic leads a panel of accomplished celebrities, fashion stylists and influencers in OOTD Disrupt to discuss all things fashion and the impact it has had on their varying careers. Get inspired as they share their fashion journey and the relevance of fashion and style.


Speakers
avatar for Maryanne Alabi

Maryanne Alabi

Fashion Consultant, MARYANNEALABI NIGERIA
Maryanne Alabi is a fashion consultant, stylist, blogger and accessory designer. A fierce lover of everything fashionable, Creative director at mayreejay.com. Her portfolio boasts of clienteles and projects in the fashion, music and lifestyle industry both homegrown and internati... Read More →
avatar for Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic

Award Winning Actor & Co-Founder The Audrey Silva Company, RITA DOMINIC
Rita Dominic is an award wining Nigerian actor and producer. Rita has won several "major" acting accolades including an AMMA, 2 AMVCAs in both the Drama and Comedy categories, first West African Actor to win East Africa's prestigious Kalasha awards. With over 100 movies including... Read More →
avatar for Rhoda Ebun

Rhoda Ebun

Lead Consultant, RTFCOMPANY
I am a Fashion & Style Consultant. My work experience has spanned styling for notable TV channels & production, Media Personalities & most importantly working with fashion brands to build the brand with focus on design, aesthetic, niché, PR & visibility.
avatar for Denrele Edun

Denrele Edun

Award Winning Media Personality, DENRELE EDUN
Denrele Edun is an eccentric award winning television host. He is the co-host LipSync Battle and host The Boot. He has won 65 awards and is still counting. His work has been recognized with awards including The Best TV Personality at the NEAs in NewYork 2011, Dynamix Award for Be... Read More →
avatar for Jane Michael Ekanem

Jane Michael Ekanem

Creative Director, JANE MICHAEL
Jane Michael Ekanem is a celebrity fashion stylist, designer and fashion entrepreneur. Also the Dean of the School of Styling Lagos; with a capacity for unraveling fashion - related problems. With over 9 years of fashion enterprising, her expertise spans styling for music videos... Read More →
avatar for Angel Obasi

Angel Obasi

Style Influencer, STYLE CONNAISSEUR
With a degree in Communication, self expression has always come to me with ease. Although I currently work in Real Estate; Fashion, interior design, architecture, lifestyle and social media are my key interestsPeople can talk to me about:- Building your personal style- Dressing t... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Experience Stage

10:30am

Creative Connect
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Every business needs a website, branding (and possibly an app ). For added credibility professional designers are necessary to make unique products which stand out. Creatives are everywhere but few actually have an online presence online and there is often a broken link between creatives and their target market.


Creative Connect is an intimate speakeasy conversation that speaks to creatives about their business process: getting and maintaining clients. What are they doing that is or isn’t working for them? How does the use of online tools vs traditional networking affect getting the next gig? Speakers will discuss and share new ideas for getting noticed, collaborating and taking advantage of digital tools more effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

Founder, CFATECH.NG
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. “CFA,” FounderCFA is a renowned and multi-award winning tech media personality, visible in the print, broadcast and digital media.He co-produces and presents Tech Trends, a weekly Tech show on Channels Television, (www.CFA.ng/tv), as well as Tech... Read More →
avatar for Henry Oko

Henry Oko

Co-Founder, EFIKO FREELANCE MARKETPLACE
Efiko is an online marketplace for digital & professional services. We allow individuals and businesses across the continent looking to offset costs find, hire, work with and pay freelance professionals in an online work-space designed to support the freedom and security of worki... Read More →
avatar for Bankole Toba

Bankole Toba

Executive Director, ENSPIRE INCUBATOR/NETWORK OF INCUBATORS AND INNOVATORS IN NIGERIA - NINE
Bankole Oloruntoba is the Founder of Network of Incubators and Innovators in Nigeria (NINe) www.nine.org.ng where he coordinates and advocates for a structured innovation ecosystem in Nigeria; he re-started and manages Enspire Business Incubator www.enspire.org.ng , a technology... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Floor 2

10:30am

Future of Broadcast Media: A Conversation w/ John Momoh, Chairman Channels TV
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We dive deep into the Future of Media with a candid on-stage interview with John Momoh, Chariman of Channels TV on the future of broadcast media in Nigeria.

Mr. John Momoh is widely recognized across the globe as a transformative journalism and media industry pioneer with a 35+ year-long career in news television broadcasting in Africa. Mr. Momoh will chat with renowned, international award winning public relations expert Claudine Moore to discuss  journalism, trends and best practices.

Moderators
avatar for Claudine Moore

Claudine Moore

MD, C Moore Media
C. Moore Media (CMM) is an international boutique public relations and communications agency headquarted in the US doing business in the US, Europe and across AFrica with a focus West Africa/Nigeria. Founded by award-winning global PR executive Claudine Moore , CMM successfully w... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Momoh

John Momoh

Chairman, CHANNELS TV
John Momoh is the Chairman of the Channels Media Group, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television. He is a renowned broadcast journalist with a vast experience spanning almost four decadesBefore founding Channels, John worked variously as News Anchor, Senior... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Innovation Stage

10:30am

Going Viral: Content Creation Techniques For Developers
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Going Viral: Content Creation Techniques For Developers is a talk that will guide participants on how to build and amplify software development using content creation techniques and content distribution platforms. Topics will include Search Engine Optimisation, Writing headlines that drive visits and using humour to create viral content. Speakers will discuss how Devcenter has grown its Software Development audience and community to one of the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Speakers will share tools and techniques they have used to create, amplify and distribute content.

Speakers
avatar for Olabinjo Adeniran

Olabinjo Adeniran

Marketing & Communications Lead, DEVCENTER
Olabinjo has led successful digital marketing campaigns for the top startups in Nigeria. Ex hotels.ng and OMG Digital. | | Devcenter matches remote teams to software projects. We build world class products, together with technology and top talent from a network of developers an... Read More →
avatar for Ire Aderinokun

Ire Aderinokun

Developer, EYEO
Frontend Developer and User Interface Designer working on eyeo.com and bitkoin.africa
avatar for Akinola Falomo

Akinola Falomo

DEVCENTER
Co Founder at Devcenter. Business background in Accounting and Marketing. Lead early traction and growth at Giddimint (a spark funded company).


Monday February 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Floor 3

10:45am

Content, Data And Virality: Building Consistently Successful Online Campaigns
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There is a blueprint for creating consistently engaging and viral content. That blueprint is hedged in understanding patterns in user behaviour. These patterns can be properly mapped with the right data collection and analyses tools at your disposal. Successful content creators have to constantly look at the data and understand the consumption patterns of their target audience, to achieve that fine balance between creating content that is both engaging/viral and ultimately improves the experience of those who engage with them. Content, Data And Virality: Building Consistently Successful Online Campaigns is a masterclass that will help attendees again a deeper understanding of the connection between data and content.

Speakers
avatar for Editi Effiong

Editi Effiong

C.E.O., ANAKLE
Anakle is a leading Digital Marketing agency that provides experiences for online and offline audiences.
avatar for Solomon Osadolo

Solomon Osadolo

Copywriter, ANAKLE
I am a writer, editor, and narrator. I live at the fine intersection between Media and Tech where most of my work and interest lie.


Monday February 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm
Floor 3

12:00pm

5-Day Meditation Challenge
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Join a growing community of well aware people, by maintaining a regular meditation practice. Daily meditation has many benefits including reducing stress, improving concentration and improving overall well-being. #offline our week-long mindfulness and wellness experience invites you to our 5-day meditation challenge. Join us daily at 12pm for open meditation sessions. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to attend our Monday Rise + Shine Guided Meditation Session. OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA


Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Garden Lounge

12:00pm

#AfricaNXT Pavilion Opening
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.



AfricaNXT has arrived! Join us for opening day festivities ... pop up performance art, limited edition AfricaNXT swag, giveaway courtesy of SAMSUNG and good times to be had by all! AfricaNXT celebrates the remarkable individuals impacting communities and culture across Africa and the Diaspora.


AfricaNXT serves as a platform to showcase the makers, artists, creatives and doers transforming Africa. The week-long festival couples exhibitions with public programming that boldly highlights the work of Africa’s next cadre of visionaries. AfricaNXT is a fertile ground for NEXT level ideas rooted in collaboration. From the decor to featured workshops, AfricaNXT serves as a key example of how we can do more and go further together. #Africanxt is produced by the SMW Lagos team.


Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Annex

12:00pm

African Innovation: Disrupting From Within
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The innovation narrative in Africa has moved from innovating out of necessity to finding African-solutions-to-African-problems to innovation from Africa to the world. How do we ensure that innovative start-ups in Africa meet the needs of Africans? When it comes to disruption in Africa, one size fits none. Models can’t necessarily be lifted directly from Europe or America and implemented in Africa. They can't even be lifted from one African country and replicated in another. In line with this year's SMW theme 'Closer', African Innovation: Disrupting From Within is a panel session aimed at providing in-depth look at how African innovation develops in context and consideration of our local dynamics. We will explore the mindsets, partnerships, models and interests that underpin this idea . 

Speakers
avatar for 'Yemi Adamolekun

'Yemi Adamolekun

Executive Director, EIE NIGERIA
‘Yemi currently serves on the board of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to building a culture of good governance & public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. She is also the Secretary to EiE’s Board.EiE h... Read More →
avatar for Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun

Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun

Head Of Presenters, Oap, NIGERIA INFO FM
I'm a driven, passionate broadcast journalist, who's been in the industry for over 10 years. My work and love for discussion follows me everywhere. I find inspiration for conversation from every day life. If it's happening and someone cares about it, I will talk about it. You can... Read More →
avatar for Ayobami Aranmolate

Ayobami Aranmolate

Grandville Medical & Laser, GRANDVILLE MEDICAL AND LASER
Dr Aranmolate Ayobami is a Plastic Surgoen and working with Grandville Medical and Laser.He had his undergraduate training in College of Medicine,University of Lagos.He also had training in many countries around the world.He is a fellow of the West Africa College of Surgeon,Plast... Read More →
avatar for Deji Oguntonade

Deji Oguntonade

DGM, GTBANK
Mr. Adedeji Oguntonade, also known as Deji, has been Head of FinTech & Innovation at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc since January 10, 2017 and its Deputy General Manager since September 1, 2015. Mr. Oguntonade serves as Divisional Head of Information Technology at FinBank Plc. Mr. Ogunt... Read More →
avatar for Modupe Adefeso Olateju

Modupe Adefeso Olateju

Managing Director, THE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP (TEP) CENTRE
Modupe (Mo) Adefeso-Olateju is Managing Director of The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and a policy expert specialising in public-private partnerships in education. She leads workstreams on a range of education sector support initiatives funded or assisted by internati... Read More →
avatar for Eunice Showunmi-Adeyemi

Eunice Showunmi-Adeyemi

Managing Partner, Q21 SOLUTIONS LTD
Eunice has devoted her considerable competences to building a corporate focused experiential marketing support organization: Q21 Solutions which provides event management and experiential marketing support services to Corporate Nigeria. Q21 has successfully executed several major... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Experience Stage

12:00pm

Banking the Unbanked: Lessons from Informal Financial Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Many people continue to use informal financial services even as they increase use of formal services. What lessons do robust forms of informal services have for formal service providers?

According to the Central Bank of Nigeria, about 46.3% of the Nigerian adult population are excluded from financial services. This could be due to several reasons including low trust level, poor understanding of the banking system, low financial literacy level, poor financial power, inflexible bank policies, low financial technology penetration level, and a lack of tailored services to meet the needs of financially excluded adults. Due to the foregoing, financial services in developing countries like Nigeria are missing out on a big chunk of money in the economy. It is, therefore, expedient that financial services start thinking about methods, technology, and strategies for financial inclusion.

The global pursuit of financial inclusion as a vehicle for economic development had a positive effect in Nigeria as the exclusion rate reduced from 53.0 % in 2008 to 46.3 % in 2010. In 2012, the Central Bank of Nigeria launched the National Financial Inclusion Strategy with a target of reducing the exclusion rate to 20% by 2020. At the same time, adult population with access to payment services would increase to 70%.
Financial inclusion aims to grant individuals, households and businesses, irrespective of income level, access to appropriate and affordable financial services products. Financial inclusion is a key enabler to reducing poverty and boosting prosperity. Financial education is crucial to the future and stability of the financial system, to increase financial inclusion.

For this panel discussion; key questions to be discussed are:
  1. How can more opportunities be created for people to save and borrow in developing economies How can financial service providers increase the number of people using the bank? 
  2. Can banks provide financial services to people with low literacy level?
  3. How can financial service providers customise their products to overcome challenges faced in banking the previously unbanked adult population in Nigeria?
  4. What expertise and innovation can Microfinance banks, commercial banks, FinTech industries, and policy makers offer to reach the over 50 million unbanked Nigerians.
  5. How do we measure success in financial inclusion?


Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Floor 3

12:00pm

Staying Profitable In The Time Of Aggregators
Limited Capacity seats available

Staying Profitable In The Time Of Aggregators is a dynamic panel discussion lead by the Guardian.ng on how news platforms can stay financially relevant in the days of the platform business model.
  • Learn how to maximize returns on your original content 
  • Learn how to categorize aggregators
  • Learn how to profit!

Speakers
avatar for Bayo Adekanmbi

Bayo Adekanmbi

Chief Transformation officer, MTN
Bayo Adekanmbi is an award-winning business executive who combines 17 years of cognate industry experience in Strategy, Marketing and Analytics from two largest economies in Africa (Nigeria and South Africa).He is a hands-on Data scientist validated by Kaggle.com and in the Top 1... Read More →
avatar for Kola Akintola

Kola Akintola

Adops, GUARDIAN
avatar for Remi Dada

Remi Dada

CEO/Founder, Spacefinish
Remi Dada is the founder and CEO of Spacefinish. Before starting Spacefinish he worked at Google as the Product Marketing lead for Sub-Sahara Africa, where he worked closely with engineering teams to develop new products for the region and grow usage of existing ones such as Sear... Read More →
avatar for Damilola Layode

Damilola Layode

Head of partnerships, Ringier Africa Digital Publishing
Damy Layode is a content solutions expert with a career that has spanned various segments of the media space. He has worked in PR, Brand Comms, Marketing Comms, Entertainment, and also as a Writer/Journalist. He currently heads the Partnership team for Nigeria at Ringier Africa D... Read More →
avatar for Felicia Otolorin

Felicia Otolorin

Business Development Manager, Google
Felicia Otolorin is the Business Development Manager for publishers in Nigeria. Her role is to advance the website publishing ecosystem in the country by developing the quality, volume and competitiveness of Ad supply. Her focus is monetisation and optimisation solutions that ben... Read More →



Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Innovation Stage

12:00pm

Photography & Social Media As A Resolution To End Conflict
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Photography & Social Media As A Resolution To End Conflict is a talk with documentary, and street photographers who have experienced and documented war and conflict. With advancements in technology and social media how we can art, especially photogrpahy to solve problems?

Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Floor 2

12:00pm

Coffee Meets Art
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Cafe Neo Chopsticks
Event Venue: 12E Emperor Chopsticks Plaza, Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1.


Coffee Meets Art is an exhibition series focused on sharing the beauty of African contemporary and traditional art. This season we  would be focusing on an eclectic blend of digital art for west African finest digital artist which reflect social culture, politics and the environment. Coffee Meets Arts is also a great platform from artist to connect, network and collaborate with a wide variance of multi-disciplinary artist and enthusiast. Grab your coffee and absorb the art.

Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Cafe NEO

12:30pm

START - Social Media Training For Founders & CEOs
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START – The CEO Edition – Social Media Training for CEOs is focused on helping leaders create a social media footprint for their organizations. Often CEOs are not convinced that the future is social...At Futuresoft we work with organizations across various verticals to study trends, what works and what doesn’t, and how to implement the peculiarities of social in Nigeria. This masterclass will explore mastering algorithm changes on the "old" platforms and which new platforms companies should turn their attentions to. 

Speakers
avatar for Dele Tejuoso

Dele Tejuoso

Founder, WIFICOMBAT ACADEMY
Dele Tejuoso a pioneer in education technology, is a computer science and engineering graduate and would be rounding up her MBA at the Warwick University. She has worked as a strategic planner in a leading advertising company and worked as digital brand consultant for over 10 yea... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Floor 3

1:00pm

Pilates: Balance & Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

Pilates is a mindful movement practice that allows you to strengthen the mind and body connection, build core strength and prevent muscular injuries associated with repetitive strain injury. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.



About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Oyinkansola Talabi

Oyinkansola Talabi

Wellness Coach, BODYWORKS WELLBEING
Oyinkan Talabi is a wellness coach who works with individuals and organizations to get the best out of themselves and their teams. She currently hosts the fitness segment on Health matters on TVC. She writes for various magazines like The Guardian newspaper, Exquisite woman magaz... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Garden Lounge

1:00pm

artHERE: Community Mural Led by Dipo Doherty
Limited Capacity seats available

Drawing inspiration from social media's impact on the lives of Nigerians and the overall impression the digital economy is having locally, Dipo Doherty take attendees through a collaborative process to co-create a large-scale mural.

artHERE is an initiative in collaboration with local artists. Using public space as their canvas, artHERE collaborators bring art to the people through visual, experiential and audio pop ups throughout the #africanxt pavilion.


Monday February 26, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Annex

1:00pm

Virtually African… A Pop Up VR Film Fest
Limited Capacity seats available

Virtually African’ pushes the boundaries and the thinking around the African experience. Featuring the work of African filmmakers using virtual reality to tell their stories, ‘Virtually African’ showcases how African artists are geniously collaborating to blend art and technology.

Curated By VAN (Video Art Lagos)
Supported By Samsung

Featured Films
The Nest Collective (Nairobi) – “Let this be a warning”
Ng’endo Mukii (Nairobi) – “Nairobi Berries”
Jonathan Dotse (Accra) – “Spirit Robot”
Selly Raby Kane (Dakar) – The Other Dakar


Monday February 26, 2018 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Annex

1:30pm

NXT Level Conversations: Artyrama in Conversation with Peju Alatise
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Artist led Initiatives: Facilitating Collaboration, Development and Training within African Arts.

Artyrama and Nigerian Visual Artist Peju Alatise discuss the importance of collaboration in the art world, the role technology can play in fostering relationships, and the need for organizational collaboration to create solutions to real life challenges facing African Arists.

Monday February 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Annex

1:30pm

Bringing Lagos 'Closer' Through Social Media Inspired Community Journalism
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Bringing Lagos 'Closer' Through Social Media Inspired Community Journalism presents an excellent opportunity to highlight the role of community journalism in fostering community cohesion, and improvements in overall governance, especially against the backdrop of the growth and capabilities of social and digital media in Nigeria.


Over the years, there has been a steady decline in community journalism with relatively little or no investment in the sector. Yet, today’s mainstream journalism can be traced to the launch of community newspapers, especially, the first newspaper to be published in Nigeria in 1859 titled ‘Iwe Iroyin Fun Awon Ara Egba Ati Yoruba’.


Interestingly, we are witnessing a reversal. We are now seeing individuals, groups and organisations showing keen interest in community journalism, and the sector is re-emerging. This has been further boosted by the Lagos State Government’s declaration of support for community media to provide access to information, resources persons and advertising. In recent years community journalism has made an impact by attracting government attention to important community issues.  The goal of this session is to create community connections with the tech ecosystem to better collaborate, educate, inform, and opens the minds of people to the power of media to create change.

Speakers
avatar for Adedayo Akintobi

Adedayo Akintobi

Publisher, TODAY COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS
Adedayo Akintobi studied Business Administration at the California State University, Los Angeles. A lifelong devotee of writing and language, he parlayed his passion into a career in journalism, focusing on community reporting.He established Today Community Newspapers in 2012, an... Read More →
avatar for Odion Aleobua

Odion Aleobua

Founder, INSIDEMAINLAND/MODION COMMUNICATIONS
I am a communications/media professional, passionate about creating change and breaking new grounds. Prior to founding Modion Communications (an integrated PR firm) and InsideMainland.com (an online community media platform, dedicated to reporting goings-on in Lagos Mainland - th... Read More →
avatar for Kehinde Bamigbetan

Kehinde Bamigbetan

Commissioner For Information & Strategy, LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT
Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan is a Principal Officer of the Lagos State Government and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy. He holds a Bachelor’s in History & Political Science from the Obafemi Awolowo University and a Master’s in Political Science from the University of L... Read More →
avatar for Tosyn Bucknor

Tosyn Bucknor

Digital Editor, KWESE AFRICA
Tosyn Bucknor, also known as ‘The Voice of Lagos’, is a multi-talented Content Creator, Digital Editor, Podcaster, Radio Host, Singer-Songwriter, TV Host and Youtuber covering Fashion, Lifestyle, Music, Pop Culture, Sports and Travel, all with a Girl-Next-Door approach.This q... Read More →
avatar for Funke Treasure - Durodola

Funke Treasure - Durodola

Assistant Director Programmes, RADIO NIGERIA (FRCN)
Funke-Treasure Durodola is a broadcast journalist, trainer, speech and leadership coach. Since her appointment as General Manager of Radio One 103. 5FM in 2014, she has restructured and introduced interesting programmes that have transformed and accelerated Radio One as one of th... Read More →
avatar for Taiwo Obe

Taiwo Obe

Director, THE JOURNALISM CLINIC
Taiwo Obe, a veteran journalist and author, is the founder and director of The Journalism Clinic, an initiative targeted at raising and nurturing a new generation of first-rate journalists in Nigeria.He is also the Chief Ideas Officer of TaijoWonuKabe, a brand at the cutting edge... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Floor 3

1:30pm

Media Power: How To Effect Change With The Content We Produce
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This session is for content producers - digital and traditional - and media entrepreneurs who are interested in making an impact and not just money.

Join top notch panelist curated by The Guardian.ng as they discuss the power of media to effect change.

Moderators
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Lolade Nwanze

Head, Guardian Digital, Guardian Nigeria
All about media and meaningful collaborations.
avatar for Bolanle Olukanni

Bolanle Olukanni

Founder, Sage & Walls
About Bolanle Olukanni:''Bolanle Olukanni an award-winning TV-presenter and producer. She is a host on the pan-African talk show "Moments," hit music reality show "Project Fame" and one of Nigeria's favourite red carpet shows "On the Carpet with Bolinto." In 2017 Bolanle wrote, produced and directed the riveting documentary "God's Wives... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Akindoju

Kemi Akindoju

Actress, Nollywood
avatar for Femi Bakre

Femi Bakre

Founder, CEO, Kraks Tv
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Marcel Mbamalu

News Editor, Guardian.ng
Mr. Marcel Mbamalu is the News Editor of The Guardian, the Flagshipnof the Nigerian print media. He is Bloomberg-certified Data and Financial journalist. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Lagos and a Bachelor of Arts... Read More →



Monday February 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Innovation Stage

1:30pm

Valuation Of Early Stage Companies: What Is Your Startup Worth?
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It is a truism in the venture finance industry that valuing early-stage companies is more of an art than a science, especially when it comes to those at the very beginning of their journey. But, of course, for all the difficulty it involves, company valuation forms a crucial part of any startup’s or scale-up’s life, from the perspective of both the entrepreneur and the investor.

The session will cover the importance of portfolio strategies and the role of portfolio returns in the valuation process. Understanding a proper strategy will also help entrepreneurs to properly manage their expectations and gain insight as to why investors value deals the way they do.

Speakers
avatar for Harry Davies

Harry Davies

Collaborator-In-Chief, TECHNOVISION
I’m an entrepreneur, angel investor, board director and advisor with over three decades of outstanding experience building large-scale, national and region-wide IT, mobile, EdTech and ICT enabled infrastructure projects across Africa. Talk to me about scaling your business, ang... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Floor 2

1:30pm

Open Access: Jason Njoku
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Access is a rare opportunity to have open dialogue with leading CEOs, Founders, policymakers and critical thinkers whose work has had an important impact on Africa’s digital ecosystem.

Open Access with Jason Njoku gets up close and personal with the Nigerian entrepreneur, film magnate and African start-up investor. Jason Njoku is the co-founder and CEO of iROKOtv, the pioneering  video-on-demand platforms for Nigerian film and entertainment.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Njoku

Jason Njoku

CEO, IROKO
CEO. Founder. Nollywood. Consumer Internet. Investor


Monday February 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Experience Stage

1:30pm

New Age Africa: The Role Of Afrocentric Publications & Millennial Engagements
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Calling all dreamers and architects of a future where Africans are connected to a conscious stream of information, integrated with culture and technology...Join us for New Age Africa: The Role Of Afrocentric Publications & Millennial Engagements a meetup produced by Morebranches that highlights the roles social and publications are expected to play in the present and into the future. This meetup will be a mashup of EICs & Bloggers, media influencers, millennials entrepreneurs, food, afrobeats and maybe scotch, or Palmwine.


About Us
Morebranches was birthed from the discovery of a New Age in Africa; the splash of creativity and curiosity of the African millennial across Music, Technology, Arts, Business, Politics, Science, Education, Healthcare, Visual industry, Fashion, Urban regeneration and other spheres. We aim to properly document the growth of a new culture that is being built by the youth for the growth and sustainability of future generations in the African continent. We value the need for self-aware content by Africans, stories spearheaded by a generation that longs for open ears and the capacity to look inwards rather than outwards for inspiration.

Speakers
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Chude Jideonwo

CEO, JOY, INC.
Named by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 best entrepreneurs under 30, Chude Jideonwo is founder and leader of Joy, Inc., a revolutionary new company that integrates faith and science to help people, especially young people, find joy in their lives and in their work. Prior to found... Read More →
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Adedayo Laketu

Creative Director / Editor-In-Chief, MORE BRANCHES MEDIA LTD
Adedayo Laketu is the co-founder of New Age conglomerate Baroque Age, which houses six subsidiaries, Euphonic Music Company, Pith Fashion House, Codelllo Art & Innovative Foundation, Basic Things, Mushroom Technologies and More Branches, a media network which he started with Oluk... Read More →
avatar for Olukorede Ogundiya

Olukorede Ogundiya

Head Of Operations, MOREBRANCHES MEDIA AFRICA LTD
New Media Kid, Writer, Podcaster & Part Time Millennial. I'll fight for the girl child and palmwine.
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Afopefoluwa Ojo

Co-Founder, ARTS AND AFRICA
Afopefoluwa is a writer and software engineer. She is interested in conversations about literature, art, and technology.
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Zintle Ramano

Founder & Eic, BAAB MEDIA
Zintle Ramano is founder and EIC of Black African and Beautiful Media Group.Her vision is to see the economic growth of Africa to grow 15% in growth capita contribution towards arts & culture and media industries .
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Imoh Umoren

Director, PREMONITION PICTURES
IMOH UMOREN’S BRIEF PROFILE Imoh Umoren is a multiple-award winning Director and Producer. Born on 13th August 1982. He is vastly experienced in all parts of production, Studied Television and Film in Ryerson, Canada. Severally nominated for The Future Awards Screen Producer Of... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Floor 2

2:00pm

Creating the Perfect Content x Community Formula
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The purpose of this Masterclass session will be to gain insights and learn from top digital media brands on how they've been able to successfully tap into the power of content to build strong communities.

Speakers
avatar for Ink Eze

Ink Eze

CEO, ASOEBIBELLA
I’ve built up two Instagram pages from the ground up to over 2 Million and 1 Million followers respectively.I know a thing or two about the African luxury wedding industry, traditional fashion and small and medium businesses in this space.AsoEbiBella connects vendors and custom... Read More →
avatar for Damilola Odufuwa

Damilola Odufuwa

Editor In Chief, KONBINI
After completing a bachelor & master’s degree in Economics and working for a consulting firm in the UK, Damilola Odufuwa realised her passion lay within media, and made a drastic career change.While working with music/media companies such as Universal Music and MTV Viacom UK, D... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Annex

2:00pm

Being A Changemaker
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Being A Changemaker is a meetup that celebrates the power of people and the resources available to individuals in Lagos to do something that effects change in their own lives, this city and country and eventually the continent of Africa. Unemployment is on the rise and young people in secondary schools and universities need a plan. We will meet to network and chat about the power of the volunteer, the power of the collaborator, and the power of the creator. Participants will be broken up into various groups that will focus on making an idea a reality by collaboration, team work and creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Esther Fabunmi

Esther Fabunmi

Project Lead, MAIN JAR
I am a Social Entrepreneur, Content Writer and Blogger.
avatar for Ibrahim Ganiyu

Ibrahim Ganiyu

CEO, IMPERIAL CREATIONS STUDIOS
Ibrahim Adeola Ganiyu, (AKA SirGAI), is a Brand communications expert, Creative entrepreneur and a Creative Solutions Provider. Graphic designer by Education, Illustrator and comic artist by choice, Animator by design and an all-round Creative business person .He is a graphic des... Read More →
avatar for Jide Martin

Jide Martin

CEO, COMIC REPUBLIC
Jide is the CEO of Comic Republic, a Comic Book Start-up that is shaping the reputation narrative of Africa using quality art and stories in the form of Comic Books. In 2018, he was identified by a United Nations program headquartered in New York that provides humanitarian and de... Read More →
avatar for Abosede Sobodu

Abosede Sobodu

CEO / Operations Director, OCTAVIA INFORMATIX /IMPERIAL CREATIONS STUDIOS


Monday February 26, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Annex

3:00pm

Aromatherapy: How Do You Use Essential Oils?
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Essential oil are highly volatile and therapeutic substances. Learn how to use your essential oils for inhalation and by skin absorption for your wellness and wellbeing.  OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Massage Therapist, SPA PAMPERING AT HOME
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.


Monday February 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Garden Lounge

3:00pm

Inspired for Future Generations: How Music & Edutainment Can Unlock Africa’s Potential
Limited Capacity seats available

We have a passion to drive education through music and edutainment with our brands. Viacom International Media Networks Africa through its brand diversity and pop culture works to equally drive the proponent of education. Across the youth spectrum we are focused on developing an increase in local talent and education while creating a love for music, culture, creativity and authenticity.

Join us for Inspired for Future Generations a panel of enlightening discussions on How Music & Edutainment Can Unlock Africa’s Potential.

Panelist will explore:
  • How the digital era can empower the youth to learn. VIMN Africa speaker Bada Akintunde Johnson will share examples  of how we have achieved this from Nickelodeon and MTV SHUGA.
  • Shifting the stereotypes of the African continent to how we are creating opportunities. Statistics on continent and education/technology. 50% of total population growth between 2017 – 2050 is expected to come from Africa. This population is very young with 41% under the age of 15. Music and edutainment offer an important platform for social engagement.
  • Impact of technology: Almost a billion mobile phones in operation in Africa currently. Media plays an active role in edutainment, filling the gap of education.


Speakers
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Folu Storms

Broadcaster, Smooth Fm / MTV Base Africa
Ada Afoluwake Ogunkeye  is the actor, voice-over artist, Producer,  radio & television host  and explorer also known as Folu Storms.


Monday February 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Innovation Stage

3:00pm

PR & Branding: Challenging Africa’s So Called ‘Shithole’ Narrative
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PR & Branding: Challenging Africa’s So Called ‘Shithole’ Narrative is an all star panel that brings together a cross section of top PR and Communications professionals from Europe, US and Nigeria. Ranging from journalists to PR executives, the panel will discuss reputation management, global perceptions and the role of communications to advance the development of the African continent.

Speakers
avatar for Nkechi Ali-Balogun

Nkechi Ali-Balogun

CEO, NECCI LIMITED
At the helm of affairs of NECCI Limited is the Principal Consultant/CEO, Nkechi Ali-Balogun a multi-talented industry veteran with over 20 years of experience on both the client and services side of Public Relations and Training consultancy. She provides solutions to managerial p... Read More →
avatar for Claudine Moore

Claudine Moore

MD, C Moore Media
C. Moore Media (CMM) is an international boutique public relations and communications agency headquarted in the US doing business in the US, Europe and across AFrica with a focus West Africa/Nigeria. Founded by award-winning global PR executive Claudine Moore , CMM successfully w... Read More →
avatar for Charles O'Tudor

Charles O'Tudor

Principal Consultant, ADSTRAT
Africa’s Global BrandINNOVENTOR.Thinker.Strategist.
avatar for JJ. Omojuwa

JJ. Omojuwa

Chief Strategist, ALPHA REACH
I am interested in conversations around Governance | Politics | Policies | Digital Media | Culture | Africans x Nigerians



Monday February 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Experience Stage

3:00pm

Creating Opportunities To Earn Profitability Through Your Content
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Creating Opportunities to Earn Profitability Through Your Online Content is a speakeasy session that will show you how to create a strategic approach to escape the mill of creating online content for content’s sake.
 
This session will cover how to:
 
  • Create content that provides value to your online community.  
  • Build a cohesive personal or business brand online that advertisers will be attracted to.
  • Create content that is specific and aimed at your audience.
  • Create actionable engagement strategies.
  • Unlock the myriad of ways you can earn money through your content.
 
 
The session is aimed at content creators, bloggers, influencers, online entrepreneurs and anyone interested in leveraging on their online community to build a brand. It will be open to questions and discussion from attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Lateefah Adesanya

Lateefah Adesanya

Founder, THAT 1960 CHICK/REKAIROS MULTIMEDIA
avatar for Elizabeth Osho

Elizabeth Osho

Head Strategist, SO.ME SOLUTIONS
Liz Osho is a writer, detailed strategist and a social media expert. As founder of So.Me Solutions, a communications agency that specializes in presenting small businesses to the world using social media and digital marketing she has been able to work with a broad range of client... Read More →
avatar for Dimma Umeh

Dimma Umeh

Blogger & Vlogger, DIMMA UMEH


Monday February 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Floor 2

3:00pm

Side Hustle: Write, Publish, & Sell Your Book In 60 Minutes
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In this 75-minutes hands-on session participants will learn how to turn their stories into a book, design an amazing cover, and promote published works to generate income.  From telling homegrown stories to selling them for extra income you can learn it all here. Bestselling authors on OkadaBooks will be present to field questions for 15 minutes. 

Speakers
avatar for Sally Dadzie

Sally Dadzie

Author/Editor, MOSKEDAPAGES
Sally Kenneth Dadzie is an Okadabooks bestselling author. She's also been named one of Nigeria's most influential writers under 40. When she's not writing, she teams up with her husband to help people find and express the power of their sexuality.
avatar for Ngozi Ilondu

Ngozi Ilondu

Author, THE CHRONIC SCHOOL HATER
When she is not helping companies to create innovative solutions and understand trends that will shape the future of their industry, Ngozi can be found lacing her shoes for her next discovery of food, fun and quirky things. Ngozi Ilondu is a Brand Management Professional and the... Read More →
avatar for Jide Martin

Jide Martin

CEO, COMIC REPUBLIC
Jide is the CEO of Comic Republic, a Comic Book Start-up that is shaping the reputation narrative of Africa using quality art and stories in the form of Comic Books. In 2018, he was identified by a United Nations program headquartered in New York that provides humanitarian and de... Read More →
avatar for Naija Singlegirl

Naija Singlegirl

NaijaSingleGirl is an author, storyteller and blogger at naijasinglegirl.com, a personal blog where she explores issues on pop culture and daily lifestyle using humor.She is not sure how it happened but somehow naijasinglegirl.com became a popular, award-winning blog in 2014.In 2... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Annex

3:30pm

Africans, The World's New SuperHeros
Limited Capacity seats available

Africans, The World's New SuperHeros  is panel celebrating the growth of various industries in Lagos Nigeria, also giving a platform for intellectual exchange and insight with pioneers, innovators and trail blazers across multiple industries. Panelist will give insight on how they have used social media and engagement to drive their careers and bring people closer, and how they navigate through the positive and negative side of social interaction in the digital age.

Sit back, listen, learn, engage and be inspired.

Monday February 26, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Annex

4:30pm

Digital Reputation: How To Build And Protect Your Reputation And Brand
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We live in a search-happy world. If you’ve spoken to a client recently, networked, or went in for an interview, you should absolutely assume you’re being Googled. Somewhere, someone is typing your name into that search box and making a judgment based on what they find.


Your reputation and identity in the online marketplace can make or break your personal brand or business. Whether the information is true or false, who you are in the online community has become reality in the business world. Digital Reputation: How To Build And Protect Your Reputation And Brand is a panel designed for entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior level professionals interested in building their personal brand while protecting their online reputation.

Speakers
avatar for Idagu David

Idagu David

Lead Strategist, DISRUPT
Idagu, David Goldfinger is a media entrepreneur and communication consultant, helping brands and individuals clarify their message and get it out through the right channels and strategies. He has expertise in corporate communication, brand strategy, marketing and digital strategy... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Floor 3

4:30pm

Evolution of Native Advertising - Brand Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we examine the emergence of native advertising trends and their effectiveness in communicating a brand's message across to the target audience. Using the #Pulse36 campaign as a case study, we explore the various elements that make for an effective native advertising campaign.

LEARN:
  • Pointers on quality content from the brand’s perspective.
  • Tips on content presentation and a well thought-out distribution strategy.
  • Elements/features of compelling content including content direction, format, length, Demographic and targeting etc.

Speakers
avatar for Folahan Abudu

Folahan Abudu

Digital Strategist (Online Marketing, Digital Commerce & Digital Payments), DIAGEO
I’m a digital enthusiast with a passion for growing strong formidable brand with 7 years experience in digital transformation across diverse industries.Prior to being at diageo as a digital manager, I worked at fidelity bank as a digital payment product manager, UBA group as an... Read More →
avatar for Segun Adekoye

Segun Adekoye

Team Lead, Social Media, ACCESS BANK PLC
Started my professional career at Zenith Bank PLC in the marketing department. Harnessed my business development skills as a client services executive, strategy and business development officer in the media and advertising industry.I have extensive knowledge and experience as a digital marketing communicator and strategist. My current role at Access Bank PLC doubles as the social media team lead as well as the project analyst for the corporate communications' group.ForteProject Management, Social Media, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications, Digital Marketing, Website Design, Online Brand Monitoring... Read More →
avatar for Tunde Kara

Tunde Kara

Head, Play Studio (Africa) || Country Head Sales & Digital Strategy (Nigeria), RINGIER AFRICA
Tunde is passionate about Marketing communications, Sales and Brands;He currently heads Ringier's PlayStudio, for the African market (currently Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya).Play Studio is a Creative Content Production agency that works with brands on content based - story driven cam... Read More →
avatar for Dami Khadijah

Dami Khadijah

Brand & Marketing Lead/Brand & Content Strategist, TEDXEUSTON & EX BBC WORLDWIDE
Dami Khadijah is a marketeer, brand builder and visual storyteller with experience working at BBC Worldwide, TEDxEuston and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. Having worked with BBC StoryWorks which is the BBC’s global creative content division, part of BBC Advert... Read More →
avatar for Opeyemi Lawal

Opeyemi Lawal

Senior Manager Digital, Media & Brand Sponsorships, AIRTEL NIGERIA
Goal oriented and insights driven marketing specialist with strengths in brand management, digital marketing, media strategy and communications. With my strong analytic, evaluation and projection skills, i am excited by change and constant ability to do better.My interests includ... Read More →



Monday February 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Innovation Stage

4:30pm

Social Media, Body Image & Confidence in Nigeria
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Has “Thin Privilege” Really Become A Thing In Nigeria? We will get the conversation going during this speakeasy session by exploring social media and it's effect on ideas of body image, beauty and confidence in Africa.

Speakers
avatar for Omotunde Adebowale David

Omotunde Adebowale David

Presenter, Wazobia FM
Award winning Radio & Tv host/ Comedienne/ Actor/ Mc
avatar for Latasha Ngwube

Latasha Ngwube

Founder, ABOUTTHATCURVYLIFE
We are a lifestyle website with an emphasis on body positivity, inclusivity and confidence building. All bodies are beautiful and reserve the right to exist in today’s world.
avatar for Uche Uba

Uche Uba

Fashion Designer, VCHE
I'm a Fashion Designer/illustrator, stylist, concept creator, model and all round fashion enthusiast. A lover of individuality, i celebrate difference and uniqueness.


Monday February 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Floor 2

4:30pm

Massage For Connecting Mind + Body
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Have you ever had a massage before, are you wondering why you would need a massage.  Learn to self- care with massages. Massages provide muscle manipulation and myofacial release to effectively treats muscular tightness and strains. Massages also help set your body on a path of self-healing and recovery.  OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Busari

Joyce Busari

Aesthetician & Nutritionist, BIYOU SPA
Joyce Adenike Busari is an accomplished and CIBTAC Certified Esthetician, Electrologist and Holistic Nutritionist, with over 15 years experience in the beauty and wellness industry. In 2005, upon completion of the prescribed training in Skin Care and nutrition, she gained valuabl... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Garden Lounge

5:00pm

Comic Connect Africa : Let's Talk
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Comic Connect Let's Talk explores the Comic Book and Animation Industry in Nigeria, ways to generate revenue from a Global Audience, how to harness art skills in Nigeria, how to improve skills and aid ease of publishing . This session will also explore tools that can be used to drive great quality art out of Africa.

Speakers
avatar for Niyi Akinmolayan

Niyi Akinmolayan

CEO, ANTHILL STUDIOS
Niyi Akinmolayan is an acclaimed film director and media consultant. He is the creative director of Anthill Productions, one of the biggest growing motion picture and animation production and postproduction studios in Nigeria.Niyi Akinmolayan is the director of the most successfu... Read More →
avatar for Ibrahim Ganiyu

Ibrahim Ganiyu

CEO, IMPERIAL CREATIONS STUDIOS
Ibrahim Adeola Ganiyu, (AKA SirGAI), is a Brand communications expert, Creative entrepreneur and a Creative Solutions Provider. Graphic designer by Education, Illustrator and comic artist by choice, Animator by design and an all-round Creative business person .He is a graphic des... Read More →
avatar for Jide Martin

Jide Martin

CEO, COMIC REPUBLIC
Jide is the CEO of Comic Republic, a Comic Book Start-up that is shaping the reputation narrative of Africa using quality art and stories in the form of Comic Books. In 2018, he was identified by a United Nations program headquartered in New York that provides humanitarian and de... Read More →
avatar for Adaora Mbelu-Dania

Adaora Mbelu-Dania

Director, TRELLIS GROUP
Adaora is currently Head Of Innovation at A2 Creative - a Trellis Company. She has a passion for innovation and a belief in the power of creativity to achieve extraordinary business results.Her experience spans across various industries, where she has gathered priceless experienc... Read More →
avatar for Tokini Peterside

Tokini Peterside

Founder & Director, ART X LAGOS
Tokini Peterside is the Founder and Director of ART X Lagos, West Africa’s first international contemporary art fair, which debuted in 2016. She created ART X Lagos to widen Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene in Africa and internationally, to contribute to the... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Annex

5:45pm

How To Create A Data Strategy For Your Business Using Design Thinking
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Now more than ever, the ability to manage data and formulate a data strategy is critical to a company’s success. But how many companies have well-formulated data strategies? A cross-industry study shows that on the average, less than 1% of a company’s unstructured data is analyzed or used at all while more than 70% of employees have access to data they should not. How do you as an organisation formulate a data strategy to help your company grow?

Speakers
avatar for Chuba Ezekwesili

Chuba Ezekwesili

Partner, AKANKA
I'm a Partner and the Strategy Lead at Akanka. Akanka is a design consultancy. We empower businesses, nonprofits, & governments through strategy and design.


Monday February 26, 2018 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Floor 3

6:00pm

The Future Of Work
Limited Capacity full
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As digital disruption continues to change business operating models, the workplace and work itself continues to evolve. With a changing business landscape, new challenges emerge, and as a result, many organisations are rewriting the rules. With new rules, organizations and employeer require new capabilities to forge ahead; a paradigm shift that embraces and empowers new competencies. The Future Of Work is a panel discussion aimed at preparing business leaders and employees to better understand the oportunities that abound with digitisation and be better prepared to embrace the future of work.

Speakers
avatar for Funmi Bucknor

Funmi Bucknor

Managing Consultant, HRMADAM CONSULTING
I am an HR expert with over 15yrs experience. I founded and run the company called HRmadam Consulting which caters to the people needs of SMEs in Nigeria.
avatar for Lola Esan

Lola Esan

’Lola is an Organisation Design and Transformation specialist, whose professional background spans media and advocacy, strategic human resources management and management consulting from different sectors in Mexico, Switzerland , United Kingdom and Nigeria.Today, Lola practices... Read More →
avatar for Adora Ikwuemesi

Adora Ikwuemesi

Director, KENDOR CONSULTING LTD
Current focus on Reinventing People Management practices in Nigeria. Talk to me about providing opportunities that develop people and organisations. Founder of Kendor Consulting and HR Nigeria. Speaker, Writer, Creative, Wife, Mum, Technology Lover
avatar for Emmanuel Michael

Emmanuel Michael

Head Of Human Resources, LETSHEGO MFB
Currently the Head of Human Resources at Letshego MFB, Emmanuel is a seasoned and highly sought after strategic human resources professional with over 20 years management experience spanning various industries such as multidisciplinary engineering, information technology, hospita... Read More →
avatar for 'Tominiyi Oni

'Tominiyi Oni

Human Resources, FRIESLANDCAMPINA
Senior business and hr professional with 20+ years experience in the field of human resources, change management and process improvement as a line and project manager and as an external consultant. Experience cuts across government, oil & gas, consulting, FMCG, manufacturing and... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Floor 3

7:00pm

SMW Opening Nite Party
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We’re rolling out the red carpet at SMW Lagos! Please join us on Monday, February 26, in the AfricaNXT Annex from 7:00-10:00 PM to celebrate the opening night of SMW Lagos. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with local marketing professionals and chat with our conference speakers and event organizers. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks.  All SMW Lagos badge holders will be admitted.

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-Zilla / Str8Buttah Productions

Monday February 26, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Annex
 
Tuesday, February 27
 

8:30am

Rise & Flow (Yoga Practice)
Limited Capacity full
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Awaken the body and the mind with a short yoga practice with Proud Journey Yoga teacher Nnenna. All levels welcome, no yoga pants required!  


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Nnenna Azike

Nnenna Azike

Yoga Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA
Nnenna is a Rebel who believes manifesting and living her dreams. She began her yoga journey in 2014 as an alternative form of fitness. Soon after, she experienced a myriad of challenging life events and yoga quickly evolved into a healing and daily wellness practice. | | She ex... Read More →
avatar for Nsa Emodi

Nsa Emodi

Founder, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA
Nsa is an uplifting 200E-RYT yoga teacher and founder of Proud Journey Yoga, a Lagos based wellness company and Registered Yoga School under the Yoga Alliance. After a yoga class or retreat with Nsa, her students feel powerful, flexible and mentally refreshed. She emphasizes mind... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Garden Lounge

9:00am

Digital Disrupt: How Technology Is Changing The Insurance Industry
Limited Capacity full
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Until recently, insurance has been a virtual island in a sea of technological change. While new players worked to disrupt banking and wealth management—after entirely transforming music, publishing, travel, taxis and booking—insurance seemed to be operating much as it had for decades. That era of relative stability has ended with the increasing deployment of advanced sensor technologies and related services. Insurance is now, like other major industries, grappling with the risks and opportunities of new technologies especially as they focus on targeting the youth market. 


Emerging technologies and innovations, if well applied, can propel the African insurance landscape enabling new ways to measure, control, and price risk, engage with customers, reduce cost, improve efficiency, and expand insurability. Technology can produce enormous opportunities for established insurers to modernize, create new insurance products and services, and shake up traditional business models. 


Digital Disrupt: How Technology Is Changing The Insurance Industry will explore how African Insurance companies can leverage on  emerging technologies to connect with millennialS and the youth market, which is the interest of today’s insurance industry.

Speakers
avatar for Moses Dickson

Moses Dickson

Managing Solicitor, TRIAX SOLICITORS
Moses is the Managing Solicitor of TRIAX Solictors. His experience span across different industries including the oil and gas sector, aviation, banking, taxation, maritime and dispute resolution.He is an alumni of the Niger-Delta University and have certifications from Harvard Un... Read More →
avatar for Seye Olurotimi

Seye Olurotimi

Lead Strategist, CEDARTRIBE LIMITED
Seye is a Brand and Marketing Communications expert who is passionate about helping businesses to grow effective brands through well thought-out strategies and practice that cut across the traditional and digital media. He has been actively involved in crafting and executing stra... Read More →
avatar for Ayodeji Sunday

Ayodeji Sunday

Chief Operations Officer, PUBLIC RELATIONS ACADEMY
Ayodeji is a media and public relations professional who has covered stories in business and particularly insurance. He is a Faculty member of the Public Relations Academy and is passionately interested in how technology can be used to transform business engagement with customers... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Floor 2

9:00am

Facebook Stats: Why Nigeria Is On The Radar
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


When Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg visited Africa unannounced in 2016 he landed in Nigeria before a stopover in Kenya. (Noticeably, only the Nigeria leg of his visit was chosen for international news reports.) Yes, Nigeria is the continent's most populous country and this could explain why Mark chose it as the first stop for his first Sub-Saharan African visit... but maybe there is more to it. This session will take a deep dive into the latest Facebook stats to find some answers. 


Nigeria provides a huge opportunity for Facebook and there may be a brighter future for businesses that use the Facebook platform. Facebook Stats: Why Nigeria Is On The Radar is a "must-attend" talk for developers, entrepreneurs and digital agencies who need to keep a close eye on Facebook growth trends and developments.

Speakers
avatar for Bra Willy

Bra Willy

Founder, ENITIATE
We are a Pan-African digital agency that assists brands to grow sustainable digital footprint based on development and online publishing of content that is relevant, contagious and has strong call-to-action.



Tuesday February 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Floor 3

9:00am

Running A Business On YouTube
Limited Capacity full
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Join the discussion on how to use YouTube as part of your business from self promotion, distribution to content discovery and reach. Participants will also hear about recent updates to YouTube and get to share in an active Q & A session.

Learn from creators and businesses of different sizes, what it takes to successfully run a business on YouTube!
  • Using YouTube to expand your business
  • YouTube for different kinds of businesses
  • What's new with YouTube

Speakers
avatar for Teju Ajani

Teju Ajani

Head,Content Partnership Sub-Saharan Africa, YOUTUBE
Teju Ajani is the Head of YouTube content partnerships for Sub Saharan Africa. She has led the strong growth in content acquisition, development and support for the creator ecosystem across the region in this role. She is passionate about enabling creators to build and grow susta... Read More →
avatar for Dimma Umeh

Dimma Umeh

Blogger & Vlogger, DIMMA UMEH



Tuesday February 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Innovation Stage

9:00am

Social Media 101: Big Data & Technology for the Healthcare Industry
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Millennials, born in the 1980s and reaching young adulthood in the first decade of the new millennium have grown up in a world in which information and interpersonal communication are instantaneous and ubiquitous. Access to relatively inexpensive but powerful information technology is a given for this generation that never really knew a world without the Internet, mobile phones and social media. There is a strong desire for “transparency” and “authenticity” yet the traditional medical community struggles  to adequately cater to this generation.
Social Media 101:  Big Data & Technology for the Healthcare Industry aims to change the DNA of healthcare givers one at a time. This session is designed for health care givers to gain interactive, focused and practical, training about the need to accept convergence, social media, technology, and the potential in big Data. Health care givers will learn to use social media and technology as a tool to propagate health.

Tuesday February 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Floor 3

10:30am

Mindful Coloring & Awareness
Limited Capacity full
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Adult coloring is now a full-blown trend, and if you are yet to try it, we have a few compelling reasons why you should jump on it. Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus to bring about more mindfulness. Quite like meditation coloring also allows us to switch off your brain from thoughts and focus only on the moment.  Lets get you started. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Garden Lounge

10:30am

Destination Next: Making Lagos The Innovation Capital Of Africa
Limited Capacity seats available

Working with the 2018 theme of “Closer” for Social Media Week Lagos, the LSETF  launches its tech programme “Lagos Innovates”.

Following the successful start of its loan programs, the LSETF has recently turned its attention to “Innovation-Driven Enterprises” (IDEs) popularly known as “Tech Start-ups”. The Lagos State Government and LSETF jointly recognize the importance of the “IDEs” and the strategic need to make Lagos a destination for tech development, innovation and financing.

Lagos is on a quest to become the investment destination for Technology driven solutions and Lagos Innovates is positioned to be the only formal, structured tech start- up focused program of its kind by a government or quasi- government organization in Sub-Saharan Africa to drive this movement.

Join us as we celebrate and discuss!
- Particpate in the formal launch of the Lagos Innovates program
- Help us bring awareness in the tech community for the opportunities of Lagos Innovates
- Celebrate and highlight the growing profile of Lagos as an investment destination

Speakers
avatar for Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Founder and CEO, LifeBank
Temie Giwa-Tubosun studied International Health Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She has over 10 years of health management experience with organizations like the Department For International Development (DFID), World Health Organization, UNDP, a... Read More →
avatar for Oluyomi Ojo

Oluyomi Ojo

CEO, Printivo
CEO & Cofounder @Printivo. Building the future of print across Africa starting from Lagos! Adman @urbanbaze. Serial Entrepreneur... Read More →
avatar for Nkem Okocha

Nkem Okocha

Founder, Mamamoni
avatar for Akintunde Oyebode

Akintunde Oyebode

Executive Secretary, LAGOS STATE EMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND
Economist, Cohiba lover and Manchester United fanatic.
avatar for Olumide Soyombo

Olumide Soyombo

Cofounder, BLUECHIP TECHNOLOGIES AND LEADPATH


Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Innovation Stage

10:30am

Artificial Intelligence & The Future of Work In Nigeria
Limited Capacity full
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Technology is changing the way we work and experts have predicted a future where about 65% of jobs are susceptible to robots and AI  thereby making our present and future jobs outlook pretty bleak.

In this speakeasy session we will discuss how best to prepare for this phenomenon, how to prepare for our future workplace and  what skills will be needed. We will also advise on how business and government can keep on top of technological advances.

Learn:
  • Why Artificial Intelligence revolution is important
  • Strategies governments and policy makers need to have to prepare for the revolution
  • How to take advantage of the phenomenon


Speakers
avatar for Emeka Okoye

Emeka Okoye

CEO/Semantic Web Architect, CYMANTIKS LIMITED
I am the founder of CYMANTIKS, a company that makes People, Business, Government and Machines smarter using Linked Data and Cognitive computing.From my 18 years experience, I have developed vast knowledge in Enterprise, Mobility, Semantic Web, Open Data, with my primary focus bei... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Floor 2

10:30am

Making Sense of a World In Motion w/ Segun Agbaje, CEO GTBank
Limited Capacity seats available

Segun Agbaje, CEO GTBank, shares his thoughts and insights on:

  • How technology is accelerating change
  • Living in a time of constant change
  • Staying true to the fundamentals
  • The variables that won’t change


Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Experience Stage

10:30am

Ubuntu: The African Concept of Community Meetup
Limited Capacity full
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Ubuntu: The African Concept of Community is powering tech growth in Africa Technology is exploding across Africa at an increasing rate. It is also attracting huge investment in Nigeria and it is being driven by the power of communities, "Ubuntu" an ancient African philosophy that literally means a person is a person through other people. Come and connect with DigiClan. A tribe of digital media 'people,' professionals and enthusiasts who are excited about learning, networking and collaborating with one another.


About Us
DigiClan is a community (a family) founded on the Ubuntu principle. (Alone we may go fast, together we will go far.) We are a tribe of digital media professionals and enthusiasts spanning all aspects of digital marketing that are interested in having one community all across Africa where we can share latest trends and insights, connect with fellow digital marketers and leverage massive opportunities together.
DigiClan aspires to be the community positioned to provide opportunities for digital marketing talents and enthusiasts.

Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Floor 2

10:45am

Decisive Advantage
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


The Decisive Advantage Masterclass will be run as a flight school with all the aesthetics and flight manuals. This training focuses on the development of brand positioning which is essential to support the overall business strategy of any company. It is strictly for entrepreneurs, start ups and small companies that are 0 - 1year old.  


At the end of this course participants will know; 
  • what a brand is and is not
  • how essential branding is for business strategy and modeling
  •  how to position their brands/business for decisive advantage


Why Attend?
Positioning is everything, and Decisive Advantage Masterclass presented by Trellis seeks to help small companies that can not afford to pay a premium on branding learn the basics necessary as they grow into the companies of the future. It will also help give small companies and start-ups the thrust to achieve true decisive advantage even from the beginning!

Speakers
avatar for Akinlabi Akinbulumo

Akinlabi Akinbulumo

Director, TRELLIS GROUP
Akinlabi Akinbulumo is a brand strategy expert and a member of the board of directors at the Trellis group of companies.An ardent follower of the Sun Tzu philosophy Akinlabi constantly driven by the maxim: “The true product of a company, regardless of its resources, is the qual... Read More →
avatar for Adaora Mbelu-Dania

Adaora Mbelu-Dania

Director, TRELLIS GROUP
Adaora is currently Head Of Innovation at A2 Creative - a Trellis Company. She has a passion for innovation and a belief in the power of creativity to achieve extraordinary business results.Her experience spans across various industries, where she has gathered priceless experienc... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm
Floor 3

12:00pm

5-Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity full
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Join a growing community of well aware people, by maintaining a regular meditation practice. Daily meditation has many benefits including reducing stress, improving concentration and improving overall well-being. #offline our week-long mindfulness and wellness experience invites you to our 5-day meditation challenge. Join us daily at 12pm for open meditation sessions. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation. OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA


Tuesday February 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Garden Lounge

12:00pm

NXT Level Conversations
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.
Through micro-keynote conversations, installations and immersive programming #africanxt showcases African ingenuity in its many iterations.

Tuesday February 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Annex

12:00pm

Connecting The Dots: Hospitality, Social Media & The Customer Experience
Limited Capacity filling up

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Social media has changed the rules of engagement. We now have online travel agencies, hotel booking companies, and several players that never used to be a part of the mix. This session will explore the new players, the new rules and disruption, as it pertains to social media, customer experience, and businesses.




Connecting The Dots: Hospitality, Social Media & The Customer Experience is a meeting point for customers, hotel management and key stakeholders in the hospitality and tourism sector. Panelist will reflect on the changes, the challenges, the gains, and everything in between. Customers will learn how to benefit  from new opportunities while businesses will gain insight on how to better deliver key messages to get better business results and better serve their customers.

Speakers
avatar for Kayode Abass

Kayode Abass

Managing Partner, USABITEST.COM/DPTRAX.COM
Kayode Abass is a Digital marketer, social media expert, a LinkedIn influencer and marketing trainer.He helps managers and business owners improve sales and profits through digital marketing.He runs marketing training courses on subjects including marketing strategy, social media... Read More →
avatar for Omolara Adagunodo

Omolara Adagunodo

Managing Director, JUMIA TRAVEL
Travel. Tourism. Hospitality. Business Management. Customer Service
avatar for Iyadunni Gbadebo

Iyadunni Gbadebo

Sales Manager, EKO HOTELS & SUITES
A lady that loves to impact lives.
avatar for Wonuola Lamidi

Wonuola Lamidi

Co- Founder, DIAMOND AND PEARLS TRAVELS
Wonuola Olatunde-Lamidi @wonulamidi is a curator of memorable experiences who followed her passion to form Diamonds and Pearls Travels with her husband David Lamidi in October 2010. As A Travel Expert, She goes out of her way to provide bespoke Tour packages for individuals, coup... Read More →
avatar for Obianuju Onyia

Obianuju Onyia

Training / Career Development Coordinator, WOMEN IN HOSPITALITY NIGERIA
I am a HR Consultant, Content Writer and a Business Woman.A very dedicated and reliable individual known to meet deadlines, I have the strength of character to manage others, and I pay attention to relevant details. A self-starter, flexible, creative, well-motivated to learn new... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Shishler

Anthony Shishler

CEO, A SIMPLE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION LTD ASMS
As a hands-on Managing Directior and the CEO of A Simple Management Solution ( a hospitality and logistics company), Mr. Anthony has been able to adapt to a diverse range of tasks and responsibilities. Flexibility and the ability to travel on short notice has been his key. Posses... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Experience Stage

12:00pm

Digital Transformation: Does Your Business Have What It Takes To Survive In The Digital Age?
Limited Capacity full
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Digital technology is changing every industry we know, from manufacturing to health, retail, banking, agriculture and education. For African entrepreneurs, this provides exciting opportunities for innovation and new business models. But where do the best opportunities exist? What are investors most attracted to? And what skills and tools do you need to run a successful modern business?

This panel discussion will bring together experts from the technology, business and startup industry to explore how entrepreneurs can make technology work for them, saving time and money, and enabling them to compete in a digitally transforming business ecosystem. It further aims to address what skills entrepreneurs need to build a modern business that attracts investment.

Speakers
avatar for Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

Founder, CFATECH.NG
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. “CFA,” FounderCFA is a renowned and multi-award winning tech media personality, visible in the print, broadcast and digital media.He co-produces and presents Tech Trends, a weekly Tech show on Channels Television, (www.CFA.ng/tv), as well as Tech... Read More →
avatar for Akin Ayodele

Akin Ayodele

General Manager, Infrastructure Technology, WRAGBY BUSINESS SOLUTIONS & TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Akin Ayodele is an Information Technology Professional, with well over 20 years’ technology industry experience. With a specialized focus on IT Infrastructure Consulting, he has worked in various capacities offering solutions and services based on Microsoft, IBM, HP, Symantec a... Read More →
avatar for Akin Banuso

Akin Banuso

Country General Manager, MICROSOFT NIGERIA
Akin Banuso is the Microsoft Nigeria Country General Manger. His mandate as a change leader is to drive the overall country business performance (people, revenue, and profitability), including the short-term and long-term performance of all customer segments.Banuso has been in th... Read More →
avatar for Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

Director Of Partnerships & Evaluation, THE TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION
Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu is the Director of Partnerships and Evaluation at The Tony Elumelu Foundation. In this role, she is charged with forging local and international strategic partnerships to scale the $100m TEF Entrepreneurship Programme across Africa with development Organization... Read More →
avatar for Soromfe Uzomah

Soromfe Uzomah

Partner Business Development Manager, MICROSOFT 4AFRIKA
Soromfe Uzomah currently leads strategic partnership engagements for Microsoft’s 4Afrika team (Africa Initiatives), building cross-industry relationships that drive impact on the African continent. He has over a decade of experience (business development, strategy and marketing... Read More →



Tuesday February 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Innovation Stage

12:00pm

What Are Our Children Doing Online?
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.
Mindguard leads us on an engaging exploration of what children experience while they surf the internet and spend time on social media platforms. Panelist will discuss how children are first exposed to social media, why they go on it and why they enjoy it. There will be focus on the dangers and pitfalls which will lead to a talk on what positive social media behavior is about and how parents can impact this into their children.
Mindguard is a part of the UnoTelos Group. Its focus is specifically on how to protect the experience of children on social media as well as foster positive relationships between parents and children. #SMWMindguard - Enhancing parent-children relationship and educating children on safe online habits.

Speakers
avatar for Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Nigeria's very own UN WFP ambassador, Amnesty International activist, Founder Oyep, philanthropist,and Time1000 most influential people in the world, Omotola Ekeinde will be speaking on chilren with Mindguard.
avatar for Charles Odii

Charles Odii

Is the founder of SME100 Nigeria
avatar for Lanre Olusola

Lanre Olusola

OLUSOLA COACHING ACADEMY (OLCA)
Lanre Olusola, founder of the Olusola Coaching Academy (OLCA) has worked widely across Africa, offering a range of motivation and performance improvement management.
avatar for Adesuwa Onyenokwe

Adesuwa Onyenokwe

Adesuwa Onyenokwe is the editor at TW Woman, Founder and host of "Today's Woman with Adesuwa, and top celebrated newscaster wityh the Nigerian Television Authority
avatar for Idris Bello Osagie

Idris Bello Osagie

Pastor, ELEVATION CHURCH - LIFEPOINT
Pastor Idris Belo-Osagie is the resident pastor of The LifePointe Church. He is passionate about developing young people for generational impact.
avatar for Olayinka Somoye

Olayinka Somoye

The Head of School at Salvation International School. She will be moderating the panel.


Tuesday February 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Floor 3

12:00pm

The Role Of Technology In Delivering Investment Solutions
Limited Capacity full
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Business access to investments and capital have traditionally been the exclusive reserve of brokers / dealers / financial advisers who connect users of capital to suppliers of capital or business buyers to sellers. This traditional process has, however, had its limitations. Due to limited capacity of coverage and distribution, and concentration on its mostly high-end profit-making customer base, thousands of mainstreams to lower mainstream businesses seeking capital, business exits or connection to prospective investors and business buyers, are overlooked or excluded.


To this end, CompexAfrica will lead The Role Of Technology In Delivering Investment Solutions , a speaskeasy session focused on exploring strategies and challenges in deploying technology to connect wealth and capital suppliers with capital seekers and emerging business.

Speakers
avatar for Ifeayin Amah

Ifeayin Amah

Public Sector Director, MICROSOFT
avatar for Nicholas Okoye

Nicholas Okoye

Chairman, ANNABEL GROUP


Tuesday February 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Floor 2

1:00pm

Yoga for Beginners
Limited Capacity full
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A gentle introductory yoga class where even the most inflexible folks are celebrated. Learn the basics of yoga’s health benefits (like managing BP and back pain!) plus try some yoga poses and get your questions answers by Proud Journey Yoga founder Nsa Emodi. No yoga pants required!



About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Nsa Emodi

Nsa Emodi

Founder, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA
Nsa is an uplifting 200E-RYT yoga teacher and founder of Proud Journey Yoga, a Lagos based wellness company and Registered Yoga School under the Yoga Alliance. After a yoga class or retreat with Nsa, her students feel powerful, flexible and mentally refreshed. She emphasizes mind... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Garden Lounge

1:00pm

Sustainable Tourism: A Tool For Community Development
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Tourism is one of Nigeria's ‘biggest gold mines’ and ‘over-flowing oil wells’ that can never run dry. There is a poor conservation culture of our tourism resources but we can preserve and harness our tourism resources to help boost both domestic and international travel in Nigeria. 




What is Sustainable Tourism? It is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make a positive impact on the environment, economy and society. To promote the preservation of our cultural heritage, historical sites and natural resources, there is a need for both locals and visitors to under the need and benefits of practicing Sustainable Tourism in Nigeria.




Sustainable Tourism: A Tool For Community Development is a panel that seeks to educate travelers on how to be “Responsible Travelers” by using tourism activities as a tool for developing the economy, society and environment. Panelist will share stories about using social media to make an impact in their communities through tourism.

Speakers
avatar for David Atabo

David Atabo

Founder, COMEMAKEWEGO
I am David Atabo, a Nigerian but what even makes me more awesome is that I am an igala man. | | A tech guy by degree but a sustainable tourism evangelist by passion- I personally believe that tourism should be used as a force for good. | | Passionate about everything Africa... Read More →
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism Enthusiast, NENE-UWA HUB LTD
Nnennaya Fakoya-Smith aka Ajala Nene of Nene-Uwa is a Tourism Enthusiast: Tourism Booster/Promoter, Tour Broker & Travel Blogger. She is also a Deltiologist (Postcard Lover), A Philatelist (Stamp Collector), A Numismatist (Coins and Banknote Collector) and an Afrocentric Enthusia... Read More →
avatar for Sikemi Ifederu

Sikemi Ifederu

Founder, TAMBOLLO
Sikemi Ifederu is the Founder and CEO of TAMBOLLO. She is a graduate of Politics and International Relations from Aston University, Birmingham. TAMBOLLO was founded with the aim of inspiring Young Africans to travel more, leave their comfort zone and immerse themselves in new cul... Read More →
avatar for Ugochi Oluigbo

Ugochi Oluigbo

News Anchor & Environmental Journalist, TVC NEWS
Ugochi Oluigbo, graduate of Imo State University, Owerri, stated her career as a radio presenter with Imo Broadcasting Corporation then moved on to Aso Radio and TV, Abuja as news anchor and presenter.She has won several journalism fellowships and awards including the Climate Cha... Read More →
avatar for 'Funmi Oyatogun

'Funmi Oyatogun

Experience Designer, TVP ADVENTURES
TVP Adventures is a company focused on designing creative and meaningful travel experiences within Nigeria and Africa. Our mission is to break through African borders and facilitate group, corporate and educational travel experiences that are 'off the beaten path'. From cultural... Read More →



Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Annex

1:00pm

Building Authority And Influence Online By Writing Ebooks
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


A lot of entrepreneurs, especially in the knowledge industry, struggle to be relevant and build influence in the online space. This talk, lead by two-time Amazon bestselling author Edirin Edewor, will show attendees how to write niche-relevant eBooks that can help to establish them as authorities in their fields. Particpants will learn methods of building influence and authority online and learn how becoming a person of influence can attract more clients to their businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Edirin Edewor

Edirin Edewor

Founder, OPEN
Edirin Edewor is a Two-time Amazon bestselling author, Online Publishing Expert and an Authors and Mindset Coach. She is the Founder of Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network (OPEN), an online community that caters to thousands of some of Africa's rising authors and entrepre... Read More →
avatar for Nnanke Essien

Nnanke Essien

Managing Partner, NNANKE ESSIEN CONSULTING
Nnanke is a a business consultant and visibility expert who focuses on helping entrepreneurs, emerging brands and individuals with awesome ideas get seen and found by their ideal clients.Her sweet spot is in helping business owners just like you develop the foundational principle... Read More →



Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Annex

1:30pm

Edtech: The Revolution Of Learning In Africa
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Statistics reveal that EdTech Startups are still so few compared to their counterparts in other industries and that those existing few struggle to survive.   In light of the tremendous challenge education poses across Africa, we have put together a seasoned panel representing the value chain in the industry to share their insights and chart the way forward.  #SMWEdTech: The Revolution Of Learning In Africa panelist will discuss what everyone ought to know about the challenges and trends affecting education technology and online learning in Nigeria and across Africa. 

Speakers
avatar for Adetunji Adegbesan

Adetunji Adegbesan

Founder & CEO, GIDI MOBILE
I live at the intersection of people, technology, and strategy. My goal is to use strategy & technology to battle the world's social development demons at scale.In this line, Gidi Mobile's mission is to deliver at massive scale, the learning & opportunity required to "fit" the de... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Agunbiade

Joseph Agunbiade

Chancellor, BUDGIT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NETWORK
Joseph is the Chancellor of Univelcity a training school for software developers and designers. In September 2011 he co-founded BudgIT. Before starting BudgIT, he worked at Silicon Harbour Investment Company, where he headed Product Development and Management.He has also worked a... Read More →
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Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

CEO, RISE NETWORKS
Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, Entrepreneur, Author and Thought Leader in the best practice of Public Sector Leadership named by Forbes as one of the 20 most Powerful Young Women in Africa, she is the Founder / CEO of RISE NETWORKS, Africa’s leading Social Enterprise whose mandate fo... Read More →
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Nkemdilim Begho

Md/CEO, FUTURE SOFTWARE RESOURCES
Nkemdilim Begho is the MD/ CEO of Future Software Resources Ltd. Futuresoft offers complete digital marketing, website development, content management and development, e-commerce solution and customised software development for your business, and social media training. Future Sof... Read More →
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Folawe Omikunle

CEO, TEACH FOR NIGERIA,
Folawe is a Social Entrepreneur who is passionate about education and social development. Folawe is the Chief Executive Officer of Teach For Nigeria, a social enterprise focused on developing leaders who will drive the movement towards educational equity and excellence in Nigeria... Read More →
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Dele Tejuoso

Founder, WIFICOMBAT ACADEMY
Dele Tejuoso a pioneer in education technology, is a computer science and engineering graduate and would be rounding up her MBA at the Warwick University. She has worked as a strategic planner in a leading advertising company and worked as digital brand consultant for over 10 yea... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Innovation Stage

1:30pm

Exponential Technologies For Our Collective Future
Limited Capacity filling up
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Virtual Reality has been heralded as the next computing platform and is already providing unprecedented scope for scale, inclusion and access. During this panel discussion we explore how the exponential technologies of Virtual and Augmented Reality offer possibilities for disruption in numerous industries, and how this will transform life in Nigeria and beyond. Panelists will discuss the use of emerging technologies for the Arts, Real Estate, Education and Mental Healthcare sectors- highlighting their impact in Nigeria.

Speakers
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Toks Bakare

Founder, ASKTOKS.COM
Toks Bakare is an international behaviour analyst who has over a decade of experience in the field of developmental psychology. In early 2014 she founded asktoks.com, a start-up organization for families in need of professional behavioural advice, treatment and support. At asktok... Read More →
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Uchechukwu Okolie

Principal Partner, CLEEC DESIGNS
Okolie Uchechukwu is an Archviz expert with an exceptional eye for details and Realism. He is an architect, animator, 3d artist and programmer. He finished his 1st degree from University of Nigeria and his 2nd degree from the University of Lagos.He is the Principal Partner at CLE... Read More →
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Jumoke Sanwo

Founder/Creative Director, REVOLVING ART INCUBATOR
Jumoke is the Founder/Creative Director of Revolving Art Incubator [RAI],an alternative space set aside for artists to engage and experiment; through art projects, performances, talks, and exhibitions, with the aim of enhancing the creative process for artistic and social develop... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Floor 3

1:30pm

Smartphone Photography Workshop
Limited Capacity full
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If taking ah-mazing pictures using only your phone sounds attractive to you, this masterclass is just perfect for you to learn how to do that. For a long time, the myth held that to achieve really good photography on mobile, you needed to have a really high-end (we mean so expensive that it can pay your house-rent or buy your car) phone. Well, not anymore. From shooting for Hugo Boss, Lacoste, CapitalSquare, Steve Harris and others over the last 2 years, we have earned our stripes.  Sign up for Smartphone Photography Workshop and learn from the pros!

Speakers
avatar for Abdulsalam Hamza

Abdulsalam Hamza

I am a Travel and Documentary Photographer with over three years of experience travelling Nigeria, telling visual stories and showcasing diversities in cultures and lifestyles through creative imagery from my smartphone(s).
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Torera Idowu

Content Creator, DIYDOSE
Torera Idowu is a freelance journalist and Youtuber.She worked as a features writer for CNN Digital where she wrote for the Africa Voices and Africa View shows.She started filming mobile documentaries after she won the RTE mobile journalism award in Dublin, where her documentary... Read More →
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Olorunfemi Obasa

CEO, EXTRAFEMI
Obasa Olorunfemi is the founder/ lead photographer at Wakafire Photography over the last 2 years. Wakafire Photography is a premium mobile photography startup that uses the latest phone technology for the shoot. This reduces the efforts in resizing the images for online use and a... Read More →


2:00pm

artHERE: Maka
Limited Capacity seats available

Intimate acoustic soul set by singer/songwriter Maka.

artHERE is an initiative in collaboration with local artists. Using public space as their canvas, artHERE collaborators bring art to the people through visual, experiential and audio pop ups throughout the #africanxt pavilion. 

Speakers
avatar for Maka Sam-Ejehu

Maka Sam-Ejehu

Musician, STR8BUTTAH PRODUCTIONS
Maka is a Lagos, Nigeria based Soul Singer/Song writer who began her musical journey as a member of a children’s choir led by her mother.

During her undergraduate days studying Law at the University of Lagos, Maka made a series of recordings which birthed her song “Lovin... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Annex

2:30pm

Aromatherapy: Essential Oils For Calm & Better Focus
Limited Capacity full
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Creating aromatherapy blends with Peppermint, Rosemary  & Lavender. Get more out of your essential oils. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Massage Therapist, SPA PAMPERING AT HOME
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.


Tuesday February 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Garden Lounge

2:30pm

Reviews Without Borders: Books, Social Media & Community
Limited Capacity full
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How is an online community book club different (better or worse) than a good old-fashioned physical book club?  


For some time The Book Club, Lagos typically held monthly book review meetings in various locations across Lagos. However, several members relocated, reducing participation. The Book Club leaned towards information technology and social media to allow participation by members in the diaspora, effectively opening a window for non Lagos residents to still participate.


This causal talk will discuss the pros and cons of a hybrid book review club. Speakers will examine the impact digitization has on information and idea dissemination and how member of the community have adapted. 

Speakers
avatar for Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo

CEO, JOY, INC.
Named by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 best entrepreneurs under 30, Chude Jideonwo is founder and leader of Joy, Inc., a revolutionary new company that integrates faith and science to help people, especially young people, find joy in their lives and in their work. Prior to found... Read More →
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Unekwu Nwaezeapu

Unekwu Nwaezeapu is a digital media consultant and the President of Eagle Toastmasters Club. She is also one of the leads for The Book Club Lagos External Communication team.


Tuesday February 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Annex

3:00pm

A PPP Model That Works: The CodeLagos Case Study
Limited Capacity seats available

CodeLagos is bringing the Public and Private Sectors CLOSER as collaborators to attain our mutual goal of equipping a workforce competent to meet current technology demands in Lagos State, and even across the globe!

It's been said that the role of education is to prepare a society for the quantity and quality of manpower required for the prevailing needs. As Lagos advances into a tech-driven future, the State has over the past two years, been deliberate about innovative Education initiatives with the FUTURE in view.

CodeLagos is an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, aimed at preparing the workforce of the future by teaching coding skills to 1 million Lagos residents.

After a successful pilot in May 2017, the first CodeLagos “in-school” cohort commenced classes in September 2017; this was followed shortly by the kick-off of the “out-of-school” cohort in November 2017.

Now approaching the 20,000 mark for number of participants, we invite you to reflect with us on lessons learned and the successes achieved through strategic private sector partnerships. 
Join the Special Adviser on Education to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, and top executives from partner organizations - PricewaterhouseCoopers, SystemSpecs, ARM, 9Mobile and Oracle - for an engaging panel discussion on the topic: A PPP Model That Works: The CodeLagos Case StudyThe session will be moderated by Education Development Expert and PPP Advocate, Mo Adefeso-Olateju.

What to expect:
  • Learn about how we are achieving our objectives through strategic collaboration with the private sector
  • Find out about upcoming initiatives and opportunities for small business owners in the education and technical/vocational training spaces, who may wish to collaborate with Lagos State to move Education forward.
  • Highlight your innovative ideas for preparing Lagos State for a tech-driven future through Education
  • We'd love to hear about private sector education programs and initiatives in line with our strategic objectives that the government may be able to support.
  • Bring your ideas. Bring your well-thought-out questions. Bring your profound suggestions for revamping Education in Lagos State as we charge full-throttle into a tech-driven future

Speakers
avatar for DeRemi Atanda

DeRemi Atanda

Executive Director, SYSTEMSPECS
‘DeRemi Atanda features regularly on the Nigerian and African Tech trail and is currently the Executive Director that leads the strategy functions of SystemSpecs, Nigeria’s FinTech giant and owners of Remita. | | Over the past 25 years, ‘DeRemi has played different roles i... Read More →
avatar for Obafela Bank-Olemoh

Obafela Bank-Olemoh

Special Adviser To The Governor On Education, LAGOS STATE
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Sadiq Mohammed

DEPUTY CEO, ASSET & RESOURCE MANGEMENT HOLDING COMPANY LTD
Sadiq Mohammed is currently a Deputy Group CEO of ARM and prior to that was the Managing Director of ARM Pension Managers (PFA) Limited between 2011 and 2014. | | Previously, at different points he served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ARM Group and the Managing Dir... Read More →
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Modupe Adefeso Olateju

Managing Director, THE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP (TEP) CENTRE
Modupe (Mo) Adefeso-Olateju is Managing Director of The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and a policy expert specialising in public-private partnerships in education. She leads workstreams on a range of education sector support initiatives funded or assisted by internati... Read More →
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Pedro Omontuemhen

Partner, PwC Nigeria
Pedro has over 24 years of professional experience with PwC. His experience covers a wide spectrum of business advisory services. These include audit, tax, accounting, business consultancy services for companies in the energy industry among others.He has led the audits of major companies in the oil... Read More →
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Adebayo Sanni

Managing Director, Oracle Corporation
Adebayo Sanni is the Managing Director for Oracle Nigeria where he joined about 4years ago. In his role, he provides leadership role for Oracle Nigeria’s operations, growth and profitability. Having spent over 2 decades in the ICT industry, he has developed robust experience in C-Level Technology Business Management, Sales... Read More →



Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Innovation Stage

3:00pm

Disruptive Journalism & New Media
Limited Capacity seats available

The aim of this panel is to uncover the effects, opportunities, and possibilities of new media in the field of journalism. Journalism as we know it is rapidly changing, as the emergence of social media and new media has expanded the possibilities for journalists to tell stories in unique ways. New media is giving the journalism industry, an opportunity to break boundaries with the use of new media, while telling the world’s most important stories.  

As the leading Business daily in West Africa, BusinessDay Media aims to further the conversation on the disruption in journalism brought about by the emergence of new media. The panel of well- seasoned journalists and new media enthusiasts, will focus on the effect of new media on their work using their own careers as case studies, while also discussing the current state of the journalism industry. This will provide an opportunity to dive into possible ideas and recommendations on how the industry can benefit from the ongoing disruption.

 Audience members can expect to learn practical industry knowledge from the esteemed panelists who have adapted to the shift of new media in journalism as well as industry insights as it pertains to the emergence of new media.

  • Learn how to maximize the disruption caused by new media as a story teller
  • Learn from west Africa's most recognizable journalists and new media enthusiasts
  • Learn how to your journalistic content



Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Experience Stage

3:00pm

How Can We Leverage On The Diaspora To Create More Tech Jobs In Nigeria?
Limited Capacity full
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In an interconnected world, it has become difficult to ignore there are Africans abroad willing to contribute to development but not knowing how. How Can We Leverage On The Diaspora To Create More Tech Jobs In Nigeria? will discuss the future of tech in Africa and the issues faced by Nigerian tech companies and startups who do not have access to international funds.  
The session will explore:
  • How Nigerian tech startups can benefit from alternative funding.
  • Where and how to find a skilled taskforce
We will talk about the good, bad and ugly when it comes to finding funding and skilled labor. Participants will exchange tips on what matters to global investors and alternatives offered by the diaspora to finance your tech business .

Speakers
avatar for Leye Makanjuola

Leye Makanjuola

Founder, Cmo, INTENSE NIGERIA LTD
Leye is an entrepreneur, speaker and digital marketing professional.He laid his foundation in marketing communication from the prestigious Pan Atlantic University and University of Pennsylvania, Wharton. He has several marketing and business certifications and has consulted for a... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia I. Mukendy

Cynthia I. Mukendy

Founder, AFRICAN GIST
We are an organization empowering African tech startups and diaspora youth by bringing them closer to each other. Active in Brussels, Lagos and Kinshasa, we create bridges between the African diaspora and tech startups by means of professional trainings. We also provide skilled i... Read More →
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Gossy Ukanwoke

Founder, BENI AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Gossy is a Higher Education Investor, supporting access to Learning and Education for young people in under-served communities. He has worked with African governments on the development of policies to assist in creating better access, quality and relevance of learning in higher e... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Floor 2

3:00pm

BBC News Pidgin Minute Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

“Come…come closer, make we yarn”. That’s the business BBC News Pidgin is in – providing you with information, giving you a digital voice as well as connecting you to the global digital community.
A year ago we held a session about “Women in Digital Journalism” and talked about the imminent launch of BBC News Pidgin – the first fully digital service for Africa. We did launch on the 21 August 2017 and BBC News Pidgin is coming again to Social Media Week Lagos.

In this session, you can watch the BBC News Pidgin team producing the BBC Pidgin Minute – giving you the world in 60 seconds! This is a one-minute round up of events that matter to you across the region and the rest of the world from Social Media Week. The entire session will be live on our Facebook page, do join the conversation.

Come and meet the team behind BBC News Pidgin, and why not take part by trying out your Pidgin skills and recording your very own BBC Pidgin Minute with your friends?

Speakers
avatar for Fahd Abdulmalik

Fahd Abdulmalik

Broadcast Journalist Bbc Pidgin Service, BBC
As a multimedia journalist at the BBC and currently part of the new Pidgin language service Abdulmalik or Malik as he’s more known as, enjoys the challenge of making use of a language without form and spoken orally to communicate news to a new audience.Malik works to lead the P... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Akinyemi

Joshua Akinyemi

Technical Producer Bbc Pidgin Service, BBC
Joshua Akinyemi is a video journalist, sound designer who started his career in 2012 with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) he then joined BBC Media Action Nigeria in 2015 and moved to BBC News Pidgin in 2017. Joshua enjoys filming.
avatar for Usifo Omozokpea

Usifo Omozokpea

Social Media Lead BBC Pidgin Service, BBC
Usifo is a skilled producer, production engineer/manager, trainer and social media strategist, with years of experience across community/commercial radio development, reality TV, public relations and New Media (social media), project and broadcast media management.Before his appo... Read More →
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Faith Oshoko

Broadcast Journalist Bbc Pidgin Service, BBC
As a young lady with a ardent zeal for media communication, Faith Oshoko has worked with various youth appealing media platforms and by doing so has been able to adequately create digital content from diverse topics tailored to suit their news needs.Faith has been a journalist wi... Read More →
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Adejuwon Soyinka

Editor Bbc Pidgin Service, BBC
Adejuwon Soyinka is a multiple award-winning journalist and editor, with close to 20 years experience in the media industry.Prior to his appointment as Editor, BBC Pidgin Service, Mr Soyinka was Senior Special Assistant (Media) and Spokesman to the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ib... Read More →



Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Floor 3

3:00pm

Stay Hairducated - The Art Of Styling Natural Hair
Limited Capacity full
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Stay Hairducated - The Art Of Styling Natural Hair is a session for Natural hair beauties and stylists in the hair industry. This is a platform to network, connect and learn from the experts in the beauty industry. This masterclass session will help young beauty stylists and established hair stylists stay educated about the natural hair business and learn about the latest natural hair trends on social media.

Speakers
avatar for Olori Supergal

Olori Supergal

CEO, OLORI SUPERGAL MEDIA
Entertainment and Lifestyle website.


Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Annex

4:00pm

DIY Fundraising: All You Need To Know About Online Fundraising
Limited Capacity full
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The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) DIY Fundraising: All You Need To Know About Online Fundraising  masterclass teaches nonprofits, civil society actors, activists (and anyone with a cause) to fundraise through building a community of online and offline supporters. We will review technology that helps to build and strengthen online communities of current and potential donors and supporters.


According to Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report, in the United States:
• Online giving has been steadily growing over the last couple of years, up 9.2% from 2014 to 2015.
• Small organizations continued to see the largest growth in online giving.


While this data is based on responses from the United States, a keen observation of the Nigerian landscape reveals that the current generation of digital natives who will become tomorrow’s donors and philanthropists are more likely to use technology-driven means of giving than more traditional methods. What this means for Nigerian nonprofits is that the trend indicates a gradual but definite growth in online giving.


The 2008 presidential campaign of President Obama was a watershed moment in bringing the power of community in fundraising to global notice. Prior to that, funding for campaigns was largely from a few powerful and wealthy individuals. The 2008 Obama campaign harnessed the power of communities of highly-engaged individuals to rally funds behind their preferred candidate. The campaign raised over $ 500 million and both his campaigns raised $41 billion through a combination of online and offline tactics.


As recognized by the SMW 2018 theme, while many technologies can increase feelings of isolation, there is a growing number, which are focused on fostering a sense of community. It is with these tools as well as crowdfunding platforms, that fundraisers seek to build the online portion of their giving campaigns. This session will be led by two social entrepreneurs with experience developing and implementing fundraising strategies and will cover:


• What online fundraising is and how it works
• Technology that can help to connect to donors by building community
• Best practices to build online engagement
• Review of successful online fundraising campaigns
• How to complement online engagement with offline community-building tactics
• Why it is important for fundraisers to connect with donors online

Speakers
avatar for Oreoluwa Lesi

Oreoluwa Lesi

Founder/Executive Director, WOMEN’S TECHNOLOGY EMPOWERMENT CENTRE (W.TEC)
Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). W.TEC is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation working to encourage more girls to pursue technology careers.Through her work at W.TEC, she has designed high-quality programming... Read More →
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Katja Schiller Nwator

Founder, PHILANTHROPY CIRCUIT
Katja Schiller Nwator is a Philanthropy Advisor and Development Consultant based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is also the Founder of Philanthropy Circuit, a media and research organisation focused on creating a new narrative to influence the growth and understanding of philanthropy in... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Floor 3

4:30pm

Movement For Total Body Relaxation
Limited Capacity seats available

A Yoga practice:- to promote relaxation, a sound mind and body. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Garden Lounge

4:30pm

Digital Design & Business Success
Limited Capacity full
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Good design is good for business. In a complex and highly connected world, people expect meaningful products and services from brands. In an increasingly competitive business landscape, design is the new battleground and the success of your business depends on it. By analysing brands such as Apple and Google, we will be addressing three core areas of design that affect customer acquisition and retention

- User Interface & Experience Design

- Product Design

- Branding & Identity Design

Speakers
avatar for Evans Akanno

Evans Akanno

CEO/Founder, Cregital
Evans is the Founder of Cregital - A Digital Design & Development Agencythat collaborates with brands to increase their value and impact through branding and digital experiences. He is also Founder of Zegist.com a social network for everyday people.
avatar for Ogeh Ezeonu

Ogeh Ezeonu

Front-End Developer, CREGITAL
Ogeh Ezeonu is a Front-End developer and UI/UX designer at Cregital, with a passion for product development. She loves creating awareness for the growth of technology in Nigeria, as well as helping to facilitate its advancement by providing solutions to everyday problems through... Read More →
avatar for Habeeb Sanni

Habeeb Sanni

Senior Designer, CREGITAL
Habeeb is a brand designer at Cregital. He has over three years experience spanning across strategic branding, graphic design and digital marketing. An advocate of a modern, clean and user-friendly design, Habeeb is passionate about helping businesses solve communication problems... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Floor 3

4:30pm

Harassment In The Information Age - Rising Above Cyber Bullying
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Cyber bullying continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing social media users.  Research from anti-bullying charity, Ditch the Label suggests that social media is making youngsters more anxious, with a lot of them depending on likes on their posts to build their self confidence and the number of followers linked to their self worth. Not only is social media redefining the climate of bullying, it is having clear impacts upon the identity, behavior and personality of its users. 


Instagram has been highlighted as having become the vehicle most used for harmful comments with less figures for Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. This has led to Instagram developing a machine learning technology to block offensive comments, also giving people the option of disabling comments altogether or making their own list of banned words or emojis.


This panel will explore how social media and online reputation can impact individuals now and into the future as well as what we can do as a community to rise above cyber bullying.

Speakers
avatar for Lilian Afegbai

Lilian Afegbai

Actress
Lilian Afegbai also known as Lily Afe is a NIgerian Actress, Model and TV presenter. The beautiful actress has featured in Mnet's series Tinsel and so many other movies, she was a Nigerian housemate at 2014 Big Brother Africa reality TV show season 9.
avatar for Ubi Franklin

Ubi Franklin

CEO, INSTANT PICK UP
Ubi Franklin is a serial business man who from owning and running a successful musical record label, Made Men Music has launched a new company called Instantpickup operating in Lagos and Abuja.
avatar for Kelvin 'Radiokelv' Ibrahim

Kelvin 'Radiokelv' Ibrahim

Media Personality, OAP
Kelvin is presently the host of the Facebook Live talk show, The Jollof with Kelv on the biggest online media platform PulseTV, on the show Kelv and his guests all are about the business of unraveling quirky theories about life and daily living. He is also a guest contributor on... Read More →
avatar for Evelyn Ngugi

Evelyn Ngugi

Content Creator, EVELYN FROM THE INTERNETS
AboutYouTuber. Worldwide, but I sleep in Austin, Texas.BiographyThe Internet Cousin You Didn't Know You Needed.AwardsKenyan with the slowest mile time
avatar for Uriel Ngozi Oputa

Uriel Ngozi Oputa

CEO
Uriel Oputa is a musician, model, actress and business owner. She was a contested in the 2017 edition of the reality TV show, Big brother naija. She's an ambassador for payporte and nexus appliances.
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Skales

Artiste, MUSICIAN
Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, who performs under the mononym Skales, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter. In 2000, he started writing rap songs in Kaduna. Between 2007 and 2008, he travelled to Jos to work with Jesse Jagz and Jeremiah Gyang. In 2008, he entered the Zain Tru Se... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Innovation Stage

4:30pm

The Power Of Storytelling In Driving Social Change
Limited Capacity full
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How can digital platforms be used to tell stories, change behaviour, and drive impact? 
There is no denying that storytelling serves as a powerful tool for not only inspiring action and creating social change but also in influencing thought leaders, funders, and decision makers. Whatever the cause we promote, we need to tell new narratives that will bring people closer to our messages by connecting with their deepest motivations and promoting more radical action among individuals and communities. Stories engage people at every level - not just in their minds but in their emotions, values and imaginations, which are the drivers of real change.


So you have a “big idea” that’s game-changing. That’s great! Now what?
Whether you’re selling a product, launching an app, or trying to improve lives and drive social change, you need to know how to get people to buy into your big idea. We will discuss how to use digital platforms and storytelling to build a community around your idea, advocate for social change, and drive individuals’ behaviour to maximize your impact and reach your goals. This session will also include discussions on how you can use individual experiences to create a “village” of collaborators and partners to help you champion your cause, be more innovative, have a larger impact, connect communities and bring your ideas closer to each individual.



Speakers
avatar for Toyin Adesola

Toyin Adesola

Executive Director, SICKLE CELL ADVOCACY AND MGT INITIATIVE
Toyin Adesola is a certified health coach, author, non-profit manager, entrepreneur, speaker and sickle cell warrior. A chronic wellness coaching and health advocate and the is the founder of The Better You Better Me Wellness Network which helps people with chronic illnesses or a... Read More →
avatar for Joel Benson

Joel Benson

Founder & Creative Director, JB MULTIMEDIA STUDIOS
Joel Benson is the founder and Creative Director at JB Multimedia Studios Lagos based independent production company committed to the very best local content, presented, as it has never been seen before. Primarily focused on documentaries and short films, we also work with client... Read More →
avatar for Arit Okpo

Arit Okpo

MENOWORD MEDIA
Arit Okpo is a Media Entrepreneur with a focus on Presenting, Event Hosting, ContentProduction and Writing. She has produced and presented content for the EbonyLife TV platformand is the current season host for Untold Facts, a talk series focusing on perspectives andexperiences s... Read More →
avatar for Remi Owadokun

Remi Owadokun

Founder, TOTAL MAKEOVER PROGRAM
Remi Owadokun is a Certified Health Coach, Life Coach & Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingHer unique passion for personal development and transformation positioned her to becoming the Founder of the Total Makeover Program Academy, (an initiative of Total Makeover... Read More →
avatar for Niniola Soleye

Niniola Soleye

Managing Director, DRASA (DR. AMEYO STELLA ADADEVOH) HEALTH TRUST
Niniola is the Managing Director of DRASA (Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh) Health Trust, a public health organization working to keep Nigeria safe from public health threats through the advancement of infection control practices, hygiene and sanitation behaviors, and outbreak prepared... Read More →
avatar for Wana Udobang

Wana Udobang

Journalist, FREELANCE
Wana Udobang is a Nigeria-based journalist and filmmaker who works at the intersection of women’s rights, social justice, personal narratives, culture and the arts. She has worked with BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Nigeria's Inspiration FM 92.3. Her work has appeared on Al... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Experience Stage

4:30pm

Help! Can Nigeria Meet My Travel Needs?
Limited Capacity full
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New technological languages are broadening the opportunities for travel by connecting hosts with guests, providing virtual experiences, stirring up photography challenges, increasing patronage and tourism job opportunities and encouraging investment in travel and tourism. 


Help! Can Nigeria Meet My Travel Needs? explores the range of opportunities available in the Nigerian tourism space - tours, hospitality, photography, art and lots more. Participants will be free to interact with each other and build stronger networks along the theme of this year's Social Media Week, Lagos. We will assemble a host of experienced tour operators, travel bloggers and tourism experts to share ideas on how their different niche areas can meet travel needs within Nigeria. The goal is to help Nigerians uncover a new Nigeria and enhance the potential for a rejuvenated tourism industry in Nigeria. This meetup will expose opportunities to build stronger tourism networks while working CLOSER together.

Speakers
avatar for Omolara Adagunodo

Omolara Adagunodo

Managing Director, JUMIA TRAVEL
Travel. Tourism. Hospitality. Business Management. Customer Service
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Dikko Nwachukwu

Chief Executive, JETWEST AIRWAYS LTD.
I'm super excited to lead a group of inspired people who share a common vision to make air travel extremely affordable, for the many and not the few, throughout Nigeria and West Africa later this year. Technology has been the difference and we truly look forward to changing lives... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Floor 2

5:00pm

What’s Next For Fashion Retail in Africa?
Limited Capacity full
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Driven by fashion weeks and an explosion of consistent marketing, communication and pr efforts, Africa's fashion retail sector is growing. An emerging number of platforms and outlets are catering for and to African brands and designers to promote and distribute their products to a mass or niche market. Not to mention the abundant assortment of international brands and designers available to the African consumer. 


New trends in fashion retail are developing, with increasing numbers of local and international multi-brand boutiques and e-commerce platforms. According to McKinsey, Africans could be buying $75 billion worth of goods and services online by 2025. In Nigeria, the continent's largest consumer market, revenue has doubled each year since 2010. The country has the largest online apparel market in Africa, and is expected to grow from an estimated $104m in 2014 to nearly $1.1bn in 2019 according to research by Euromonitor International. This panel discussion; What’s next for fashion retail in Africa? will be to discuss the challenges and opportunities, trends, insights and what’s next for Africa's fashion retail sector!

Moderators
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Funmi Daniel

Founder, FUNMI DANIEL DOT COM
I am an experienced fashion retail professional who has had vast experience in both the UK and in Nigeria. With knowledge ranging from product planning and selection, to branding and creative direction, I am your go-to fashion retail guru!

Speakers
avatar for Shola Akinlade

Shola Akinlade

Co-Founder/CEO, PAYSTACK
Shola Akinlade is the Co-Founder and CEO of Paystack, an online payments company that helps African merchants get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world.Over 7,000 businesses use Paystack to collect both one-time and recurring payments, including some of Nigeria’s largest brands... Read More →
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Sophia Ike-Onu

Founder, THE5KSHOP
Sophia Ike-Onu is a trained architect and entrepreneur pioneering the fusion of fashion and technology in Africa. She is the Founder and CEO of The5kShop, a fashion tech company headquartered in Nigeria. With an ambitious vision that African fashion can compete globally, The5kSho... Read More →
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Oroma Itegboje

Retail Manager, ALARA
My passion for fashion is innate and has always been a part of who I am. However as a kid I always looked up to my mother who was a Lawyer. With good brains and perfect grades in the arts, I decided to pursue a career in Law.As they say, man is only great when he acts from passio... Read More →
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Timilehin Tikolo

T.M. Lewin Brand Manager, SMARTMARK
Having obtained my MA in Fashion Retail Management from the London College of Fashion, I went on to work in a wholesale and business development role for Michael Kors menswear. In this role my team and I were tasked with the development and growth of MK’s men’s business in th... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Annex

5:30pm

The Individual African Traveler As A Value Creator In The Community
Limited Capacity full
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“We travel because distance & difference are the secret tonic of creativity; when we get home, home is still the same but something inside our minds has changed, and that changes everything.” - John Lehrer


In recent years, there has been intense focus on Africa as the new tourist hub. Through social media the world is able to see Africa’s rich heritage & beautiful landscape. However, the conversations omit one key group in the value chain, the African Traveler. Misconceptions have been perpetuated about the African traveler primarily due to the negative portrayal of Africans in the media. Misconceptions include overstaying, illegal immigration, among others - which have typically lead to tighter border controls and increased visa restrictions for Africans.


Can travel be a tool to change the socio-economic landscape of Africa?  Africans travelers have the potential to add significant value to the global economy and can help broker a shift in conversations on travel barriers. This panel will explore how exposing our citizens to other cultures via immersive travel can foster individual & economic development while encouraging Africans to become real-life ambassadors of our heritage.

Speakers
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Kazeem Abayomi

Reporter, QUARTZ AFRICA
Yomi Kazeem is a reporter at Quartz, covering Africa-specific stories on politics and how it intersects with business, innovation, startups and culture.
avatar for Philip Akesson

Philip Akesson

Country Manager, TRAVELSTART
Country Manager, Travelstart Nigeria
avatar for Monisola Baruwa

Monisola Baruwa

CEO/Co-Founder, COUNTLESSMILES
CountlessMiles is a technology enabled travel startup whose aim is to transform the typical African’s perception of travel from shopping trips to immersive life-changing experiences and to ultimately change the world's negative perceptions of Africans. We are travel-loving, ris... Read More →
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Zainob Fashola

Content Creator, ZEEGOES
Zainob Fashola is a curious-minded Lagos-based entrepreneur, budding travel writer, photographer, and videographer. She is also a great lover of food and drinks with a love/hate relationship with fitness. An adventure seeker, an avid reader of romance and fantasy novels, and amat... Read More →
avatar for Rosemary Okoli

Rosemary Okoli

Founder, TRIPZAPP
Rosemary Okoli, popularly known as Rory, is an avid traveler whose journeys have led her to 15 countries and over 50 cities. She is the founder of TripZapp, a travel consulting and curating company which promotes travel as a lifestyle and provides all-inclusive curated trips and... Read More →
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Kemi Onabanjo

I am a Management consultant by day and a world travel enthusiast and blogger by night. While travelling all over the world on my Nigerian passport, I exceeded my goal of visiting 30 countries by 30 (currently on my 35th country) and I plan to conquer more ground. I share my adve... Read More →



Tuesday February 27, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Annex

6:00pm

Driving Travel Decisions And Building Symbiotic Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


The power of SoMo - Social Media and Mobile Technology- in driving travel decisions is an evolving conversation that digs deep at the heart of stakeholders in Nigeria's travel and tourism industry. In today's world, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the key to growth is in building communities; and this can be accelerated by engaging the symbiotic relationship between social and mobile. Indeed, a strategic convergence between these two bed fellows is instrumental in creating and curating unique experiences for enthusiasts, patrons and investors.


So what really does this mean for travel business owners? How can tour operators and travel agents plug into this reality to scale their businesses to the next level? What is in it for investors looking to explore blue ocean opportunities in this sector? What are the existing tech tools that can be deployed by travel and tourism businesses to drive growth? What are the gaps in travel tech development and how can they be filled? How can functional communities be built and engaged for social impact and business profitability?


These and many more are the issues to be discussed by the panelists in this session. The overall aim is to explore the exponential impact of travel technology on social media engagement and how it can be profitably deployed to build new communities and encourage collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Adeleke

Sam Adeleke

Chapter Leader, TRAVEL MASSIVE LAGOS
The Lagos Chapter of Travel Massive brings together everybody that works in the travel industry - tour operators, travel agencies, state tourism boards, online travel companies, hotels, airlines and travel aficionados. Our events and activities are aimed at promoting ideation, te... Read More →
avatar for Bukky Akomolafe

Bukky Akomolafe

Commercial Manager, TRAVELSTART
Bukky Akomolafe is the Commercial Manager at Travelstart, Africa’s largest online travel agency. With offices more than four offices in Africa and the Middle East, Bukky is in charge of Travelstart Nigeria’s local brand strategy, offline marketing and selecting mutually benef... Read More →
avatar for Michael Balogun

Michael Balogun

CEO/Co Founder, XTRM TOURS 2 NIGERIA LTD
My name is Michael Balogun. A Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship selectee for 2016, CEO and Co founder of Xtrm Tours 2 Nigeria Limited. Also a senior Contributor on Tripadvisor with 46,000 Readers on my account. Il love the outdoor and traveling in general and i guess that was why it... Read More →
avatar for Ayeni Ekundayo

Ayeni Ekundayo

Co-Founder, EMAIL FOREST
Ayeni Ekundayo is an alumnus of the Harvard University, Executive Program. With his hard work, he finally got into Harvard University where he took training in Digital marketing.Ekundayo has worked with numerous brands across the world as a digital marketing consultant to deliver... Read More →
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Temitayo Ige

Ogilvyone, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
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Yejide Runsewe

Head Nomad, NAIJA NOMADS
Naija Nomad's curate and create unique experiences for the green passport holder. So imagine an online platform where you get all the tips and tricks of traveling with a green passport, get inspiration from or inspiring fellow green passport travelers, sign up for their uniquely... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Experience Stage

6:00pm

The Kick - Football & Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


From new-age, revolutionary expressions like Goal line technology, Opta stats metrics and 360 fan experience platforms, technology has slowly disrupted the way the game is being played, bringing closer than ever, the overall fan engagement experience. The KICK Social Media Week event will bring together a rich mix of industry stakeholders in a never-been-seen conversation on football, technology and their unveiling expressions.


With an interesting panel that encompasses key stakeholders in segments like Football Business, technological innovation and Partnership initiatives, THE KICK  harness es the critical hybrid of football and technology and the possibilities we can co-create in this space.

Speakers
avatar for Segun Agbede

Segun Agbede

Sports Analyst, SUPER SPORT
Segun Agbede is a Football Pundit and analyst at SuperSports. He is an ace radio broadcaster, a dogged sports journalist and a sports entrepreneur. He is a husband and a father.
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Akin Alabi

Founder, AKIN ALABI
Otunba Akin Alabi is an entrepreneur, author, publisher and speaker. He is the founder of NairaBET, Nigeria's first online sports betting portal. He lives in Ibadan, Lagos, and Protaras, Cyprus. He is married with children.
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Amobi Ezeaku

Lawyer, Sports Enthusiast & Football Analyst., RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB
Amobi Chilavert Ezeaku is a Lawyer, Sports enthusiast and Football analyst. He is the Team Manager of Rangers Football Club, Enugu State; He is youngest African to be a Football Team Manager and youngest manager in the Nigerian professional football league.
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Victor Ikpeba

Sports Analyst, SUPER SPORTS
Victor Ikpeba is a former Super eagles player. He has played thirty-one international matches and scored seven goals for Nigeria. He won the Ebony Shoe Award in 1993 and the African Footballer of the Year in 1997. He is a football analyst on Super sports.
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Tega Onojaife

Sportscaster, SMOOTH 98.1FM
Tega Onojaife is renowned Radio and Television Sports Caster. She started a career in financial portfolio management but had a career switch to sports journalist and commentary in 2006. She featured in a reality TV series as a Judge on Supersport’s “Follow ya mouth” talent... Read More →
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Asisat Oshola

Ex Nigerian Footballer
Asisat Lamina Oshoala is a Nigerian professional footballer. She plays for Chinese side Dalian Quanjian F.C. She was named best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Innovation Stage
 
Wednesday, February 28
 

8:30am

Morning Stillness (Guided Meditation)
Limited Capacity full
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Start your day by quieting the mind for greater clarity, focus and inspiration in your SMW Lagos sessions. The meditation is led by Bai, who will share his insights of 5 years of meditation practice.
 OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES.



About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA


Wednesday February 28, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Garden Lounge

9:00am

Maximize Your ROA – Turning Likes into Dollars
Limited Capacity full
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Likes! Re-tweets! You are racking up interest for sure, but where is all that engagement getting you? It has become the business of Social Media to help you build an audience, but when it comes to mobilizing these ‘’fans’’ to buy merch, tickets or experiences, they fall short. However, this panel will look into the causes of that disconnect and examine some tools to turn those likes into dollars.


Panel: - Ebele Okobi (Facebook),  Falz (Entertainer),  Bukola Akingbade (Neukleos), Yemi Alade (Entertainer)

Moderators
avatar for Gbemi Olagbegi-Olateru

Gbemi Olagbegi-Olateru

Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi is a Nigerian broadcaster and presenter known for presenting programmes on Cool FM and The Beat 99.9 FM... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Teju Ajani

Teju Ajani

Head,Content Partnership Sub-Saharan Africa, YOUTUBE
Teju Ajani is the Head of YouTube content partnerships for Sub Saharan Africa. She has led the strong growth in content acquisition, development and support for the creator ecosystem across the region in this role. She is passionate about enabling creators to build and grow susta... Read More →
avatar for Bizzle Osikoya

Bizzle Osikoya

Co-Founder/Principal Consultant,The Plug, THE PLUG NG
Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, Social Media Influencer and Promoter


Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Innovation Stage

9:00am

Tech-Village Square: What’s Hot, What’s Not
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


As the African start-up ecosystem continues to grow and investment options for entrepreneurs widen, our attention is diverted to the investors to tell us what makes for an attractive business. What’s hot and what’s not in this region.


Tech-Village Square: What’s Hot, What’s Not  will explore the critical roles emerging technologies can play in helping to address its age-old development challenges and achieve exponential growth over the next decade. The discussion will focus on security, Artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain /Cryptocurrency, VR/AR, Internet of things and how they can be used to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business.


How can key stakeholders help nurture a vibrant and high impact technology innovation ecosystem?, What do they think about startups taking advantage of these technologies? How can we align with entrepreneurs using disruptive technologies within sectors? And how can entrepreneurs take advantage of these trends? With a show of the 'what’s hot' or 'what’s not' sign, panelist are prompted to talk a bit on the topic being addressed and based on the sign they raise we are sure to know where they stand on that topic!

Speakers
avatar for Wale Ayeni

Wale Ayeni

Regional Head, Africa Venture Capital, IFC Venture Capital
Wale Ayeni leads venture capital investments in Africa on behalf of the IFC, the International Finance Corporation is part of the World Bank Group. He has over a decade of global technology experience spanning several roles including Venture Capital, Investment Banking, Corporate... Read More →
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Barbara Iyayi

Venture Partner, LATERAL CAPITAL
Barbara Iyayi is a Venture Partner at Lateral Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technology enabled businesses in various sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Within Lateral Capital, she leads their fintech investments across Africa.Recently, Barbara was part o... Read More →
avatar for Nnena Nkongho

Nnena Nkongho

Principal, DIGAME INVESTMENT COMPANY
Nnena Nkongho is a Principal at DiGAME Investment Company. DiGAME or, Digital Growth Africa, is an investment company with a mandate to invest in the digital transformation of the region. DiGAME invests growth stage capital, ranging from US$4MM - US$20MM in African businesses acr... Read More →
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Chika Nwobi

Founder & CEO, L5LAB
Founder & CEO of L5Lab focused on Company-building and seed-stage investing in the rapidly expanding mobile and internet space in Africa.Chika is a Non-Executive Director of Unilever Nigeria and a Partner at Rise Capital a VC Fund focused on Early-Stage internet opportunities in... Read More →
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Eloho Omame

Managing Director, ENDEAVOR NIGERIA
Eloho Omame is the Managing Director of Endeavor Nigeria, a non-profit, active in 31 countries, that supports some of the most exciting high-impact entrepreneurs and scale-up companies globally. she recently worked with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, LSETF, to develop and... Read More →
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Seni Sulyman

Country Director, ANDELA
Seni currently the Country Director at &ela Nigeria, with about 400+ (and growing monthly) team.He is very passionate about building an ecosystem of exemplary African businesses and leaders.Seni has a background in strategy, operations and management includes evaluating, refining... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Experience Stage

9:00am

Digitalk: Fire Your Shots
Limited Capacity full
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DigiTalks is a brutal Q&A session on insightful digital marketing practices. With a moderator who has had a decade of experience, we will answer your burning questions around digital marketing hacks, tips, insights and optimization practices. DigiTalks: Fire Your Shots promises to be a hands-on insightful session on all things digital marketing, data and analytics. 

Speakers
avatar for Gladys Nwachukwu

Gladys Nwachukwu

Digital Strategist, MARKOVA CREATIVE
Gladys is a Certified Digital marketing professional with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry and is skilled in Negotiation, Digital Marketing and Analytics. She currently works as a Digital Strategist with Markova Creative - a leading Digi... Read More →
avatar for Michael Nwayemike

Michael Nwayemike

Lead Strategist, MARKOVA CREATIVE
Markova Creative in the business of helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to build and manage effective digital media marketing systems across a large variety of platforms, to enable them reach their marketing goals.


Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Floor 2

9:00am

Email Marketing & Lead Nurturing: Generate, Engage, And Convert
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


What form of Digital marketing allows you to send personalized, informed messages to your target consumer group at anyplace and anytime? The answer—Email, popular because it is free, better for mobile marketing and big enough to fit in more content in a single message.


Email marketing is unarguably the best performing digital platform in terms of return on investment (ROI). Email experts must know how to attract customers and convert them to increase sales and revenues. Learn to write effective, engaging emails, how to go about planning, setting goals, content creation, delivering, measuring and testing.


Is this workshop right for you?
  • Marketers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and students who want to make a career in the marketing world will benefit from this course.
  • This workshop is also designed for all Digital marketing enthusiasts wishing to learn how to get immediate results with email marketing.
With hands-on, extensive practicals you will learn how to optimize email for mobile devices and ensure business longevity.

Speakers
avatar for Omodara Adediran

Omodara Adediran

Account Manager, INSIGHT COMMUNICATIONS
Omodara Adediran has over 5 years’ experience in Marketing Communications . Currently she works as a brand manager at Insight Publicis , where she is responsible for brand building across a wide range of industries. She also volunteers as a member of the child development team... Read More →
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Ayeni Ekundayo

Co-Founder, EMAIL FOREST
Ayeni Ekundayo is an alumnus of the Harvard University, Executive Program. With his hard work, he finally got into Harvard University where he took training in Digital marketing.Ekundayo has worked with numerous brands across the world as a digital marketing consultant to deliver... Read More →
avatar for Deola Kayode

Deola Kayode

Digital Strategy Manager, INSIGHT PUBLICIS
Deola Kayode is a Digital Strategy Manager at Nigeria's leading Advertising Agency, Insight Publicis. He is also an editor of Marketing Lab Africa and the Author of Digital Epidemic, a Strategic eMarketing Guide for growing your business in the age of Conneted Customers... Read More →
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Abayomi Joseph Ojo

Founder, HOUSE OF JETHRO
Abayomi J Ojo is the founder of House Of Jethro. Houseofjethro.com is the leading learning platform for event professionals, design experts, in the event industry, with the goal to bring the business-side, the artistic side, the marketing side and the storytelling side of being a... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Floor 3

9:30am

Breakfast@360 SMW Edition: Can Regulating Social Media Bring Us Closer?
Limited Capacity full
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This session is designed to stimulate discussion on whether implementing government regulation will help bring us closer by tackling the detrimental effects of social media such as addiction, fake news, cyberbullying, cybercrime etc. In view of the abuse of social media to influence elections in various countries, and Nigeria's upcoming general election in 2019, this session promises to be enlightening.


Breakfast@360 is a series by Filament Consulting, where we discuss topical legal issues related to the technology and creative industries.

Speakers
avatar for Chika Ochonogor

Chika Ochonogor

Lead Consultant, FILAMENT CONSULTING
Filament is a legal consultancy which specialises in technology, intellectual property, media & entertainment and advertising law. We provide legal and strategic advice mainly to the creative industries. We also serve anyone with an idea or intellectual property which is critical... Read More →
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David U. Ole

Strategy Director, SPONGE
David U. Ole inspires and propels the world to take one more step towards progress. This is expressed through his work as a Strategist, Adviser, Facilitator, Writer and Public Speaker. | | A Creative thinker and Marketing and Communications specialist combining art and science t... Read More →
avatar for Jide Taiwo

Jide Taiwo

Executive Editor, THENET


Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Filament Consulting 2nd Floor, 360 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos

10:00am

Social Media, Wordpress & Online Marketing… Is My Business Representing?
Limited Capacity full
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A practical, crash course for business owners on how to optimize their wordpress sites  for search, how to handle social media, online customer relationship management, content marketing and more!


It is strongly advised attendees bring the following:

• Laptops or tablet devices.
• Internet modems
• Sign in details to their sites or blogs

Speakers
avatar for Dotun Babatunde

Dotun Babatunde

Account Director, Strategy, BYTESIZE
A multi-disciplined creative and business-savvy digital marketing communication professional with experience in a multi-channel environment and across diverse industry segments. I have vast experience working on integrated marketing campaigns for major clients and brands such as... Read More →
avatar for Olubunmi Fajuyigbe

Olubunmi Fajuyigbe

Initiator & Digital Strategist, SHE LEARNS HERE
I am Wellness and Technology entrepreneur with a love for Digital media and marketing. I launched the She Learns Here initiative to support Female entrepreneurs in Nigeria to get online, get exposed and get funded.
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Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfenwa

Creative Director, LIFESTYLE HUES
I'm a Brand Consultant, Content Creator. and Blogger. My brand, Lifestyle Hues is a two-pronged brand. First, the Lifestyle blog (www.lifestylehues.com) in which I am responsible for the creation, curating and editing of all articles, interviews and videos published in line with... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bytesize Digital 79 Oduduwa Crescent, Ikeja GRA, Lagos

10:30am

Mindfulness & The Art Of Being Present
Limited Capacity full
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Learn the art of now, slowing down, self-awareness, self-love and kindness   Explore how being present solves all your problems.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Oyinda Fakeye

Oyinda Fakeye

Creative Entrepreneur & Mindfulness Expert
Oyindamola Fakeye is a creative entrepreneur and mindfulness expert. In 2014 she started Sound Mind Africa as a platform to connect users and mental health professionals, provide holistic health promotion in the area of mental and emotional wellbeing and create advocacy around me... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Garden Lounge

10:30am

Paid In Full: Fixing Music Rights for Artists
Limited Capacity seats available

Music is tough for songwriters and artists now that consumption has shifted from buying albums to streaming playlists. A tangled web of rights-holders and opaque processes make distributing the correct royalties to deserving parties hard. In our world today, a single song stream triggers payments to writers, performers, publishers, labels and others across multiple services and this eventually translates to billions of micro-transactions every day. While music rights are a mess, the good news is; people are looking to fix them and that is basically what this panel is targeted at.
Moderator: Dami Elebe
Panel: -Sarz (Record Producer), Chinedu Chukwuji (COSON), Ezegozie Eze (Universal Music Group), 


Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Innovation Stage

10:30am

The Future Of Selling In Africa: New Customers & New Locations
Limited Capacity filling up

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Factors such as high foreign exchange rate, high unemployment and large youth populations have created the governmental and economic will to make Nigeria and Africa less resource dependent... and this is where business technology steps in.


Without sales no business can survive. Most businesses in Nigeria and Africa have been limited to their local communities/urban areas with limited trade in distant locales, leading to locked up opportunities for business  growth. We will explore how technology is making distant locations closer, as well as practical cases of businesses disrupting their industries by using technology to sell offline to attain scale and profitability.


Panelist will discuss:
  • Importance of doing market research.
  • The type of products/services & strategies suitable for direct sales.
  • Things to consider in selling to the mass market, dealers and distributors.
  • New technology tools to enter new markets and new locations.
  • Achieving sustainable presence in the market online & offline
  • How important is speaking & presenting in local dialect to push sales?
  • How businesses can still benefit from new offline sales
  • How does season affect some products?
  • New ways to execute Door to Door & in-store merchandising sales
  • How technology online is helping to extend need ways of marketing offline
  • New ways to access sales & marketing intelligence for decision making to drive sales.

Speakers
avatar for Seun Abolaji

Seun Abolaji

Sales/Brand Director, WILSON'S JUICE
Seun Abolaji was born and raised in new bussa Nigeria. At the age of 8 he migrated, grew up and went to university in the USA. He is passionate about creating a better life, thus the lemonade business. The business started as a smoothie and other fresh squeezed juices stand at Co... Read More →
avatar for Bayo Adedeji

Bayo Adedeji

Snr Finance Manager, AMAZON
Bayo Adedeji is a retail expert with years of real world experience and knowledge that connects the dots between the past and future to help drive and deliver sales, profit and turns while building sound financial foundations and developing executable operational strategies.Durin... Read More →
avatar for Tunji Meshioye

Tunji Meshioye

Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, BET9JA
An experienced, hands-on marketing expert responsible for leading the design, development, execution, and management of innovative, results-oriented, cross-channel marketing campaigns for top brands in Nigeria over the last 13 years. A seasoned digital marketing executive, leader... Read More →
avatar for Segun Ogunlana

Segun Ogunlana

Founder & CEO, KANAKO
Segun is a systemic designer & salesman. He is the founder at Kanako and Afripreneur which are social innovations with a focus on using technology to provide infrastructure support for businesses & entrepreneurs to attain scale and success.
avatar for Ized Uanikhehi

Ized Uanikhehi

Social Producer, CNN AFRICA
Ized Uanikhehi is a digital media consultant with a mission to optimize digital marketing efficiency for organizations in Africa.Convener of the DigiClan Africa community (A community of African digital marketers and enthusiasts in careers spanning all aspects of digital media wh... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Experience Stage

10:30am

Financial Inclusion Leveraging On Social Reputation
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Over 50% of Adult Africans lack access to formal credit. Partly because they do not have the typical collateral required by the banks (commercial & Microfinance) and as such are excluded. Financial institutions have no way of trusting people in this demography because they have no financial history and the process of ascertaining their ability to pay using traditional methods can be nearly impossible. 


But what If we think in a different direction?  No matter how "impoverished" or "asset-lacking" an individual might be, we find every person at least has an origin, a descent and a community. This community is definitely an asset. Can the community that an individual has built over time constitute a collateral or a basis of trust for the individual?


Social reputation is bringing back an ancient technology to solve a modern problem. During this session we will explore how social connections can provide a digital fingerprint and data that can be accessed into some sort of collateral and asset to build more trust with financial institutions.


By leveraging on online, mobile, social media & other external data sources, can we harness the vast information available and provide a Social Reputation Score against which financial institutions can lend, invariably leading to financial inclusion?

Speakers
avatar for Bade Adesemowo

Bade Adesemowo

Deputy Group Head, BINCOM ICT SOLUTIONS
A graduate of Electrical Engineering, Adesemowo Oyebade has over 17 years experience in Software Design and Application Development.He is an ICT Consultant and has been involved in Software, Mobile and Web Application Development in various capacities including Lead Developer, Qu... Read More →
avatar for Daphne Akatugba

Daphne Akatugba

Communication Professional, STERLING BANK
Daphne Akatugba is a Communication Professional at Sterling Bank Nigeria Plc with a demonstrated history of working in the PR and Communication industry.Skilled in Public Relation, Media Relations, Management, Digital Marketing and Event Management, Daphne has created online & of... Read More →
avatar for Mudiaga Ogboru

Mudiaga Ogboru

Product Manager, SOCIAL LENDER
Mudiaga is the current Product Owner at Social Lender. Mudi as he is fondly called has passion for innovation, Social entrepreneurship, using data analytics and strategic communication to achieve defined business goals.His experience spans across Tech companies including Bincom I... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Floor 2

10:30am

Creatives In Tech Meet Up
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Produced by Senpai collective, a community of creative minds building the future with technology, Creatives In Tech Meet Up is a casual talk and meet up about building a digital brand on social media,  being a creative in tech and starting a startup. The 200+ memeber Senpai Collective is a rich diverse community that will bring a fresh perspective to the SMW Lagos program. 

Speakers
avatar for Yoanna &quotPepper" Chikezie

Yoanna "Pepper" Chikezie

CEO/Founder, THE ASSEMBLY
Pepper Chikezie Founder 
of The Assembly, a serial Entrepreneur who has worked in Fashion production, marketing and branding for 10 years. Extensive experience in roles varying from Stylist to Fashion Editor, Consultant to Brand Manager and Head of Channel of a 24/7 African fas... Read More →
avatar for Fisayo Fosudo

Fisayo Fosudo

Visual Storyteller, Designer and Tech Video Producer
avatar for Henry Ikoh

Henry Ikoh

Founder, SENPAI
I am a creative wanderer with a passion for creativity, technology, communities, and sustainability. Have 2 un-finished degrees Computer Engineering, UNT and Industrial physics and renewable energy Covenant university. I am in the process of growing a community of human-centered... Read More →
avatar for Adedayo Laketu

Adedayo Laketu

Creative Director / Editor-In-Chief, MORE BRANCHES MEDIA LTD
Adedayo Laketu is the co-founder of New Age conglomerate Baroque Age, which houses six subsidiaries, Euphonic Music Company, Pith Fashion House, Codelllo Art & Innovative Foundation, Basic Things, Mushroom Technologies and More Branches, a media network which he started with Oluk... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Floor 2

10:45am

Video Editing 101: How To Create An 'About Us' Video
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Video accounts for about 70% of all consumer internet traffic today according to Cisco. More and more companies are making use of video because of its increased convenience and efficiency. High quality video production technologies are also now more affordable and more accessible to consumers.


In this session  attendees will learn how to script, film and edit basic videos like client testimonials and 'about us' videos that can be hosted on their website or on their social media platforms. Video has the power to bring users closer to customers and other stakeholders by increasing brand visibility and developing stronger endearment through video.


At this 3-hour skillshare workshop participants will learn:
  • Conceptualising
  • Creating a script or a storyboard
  • Filming
  • Editing (With Adobe Premier Pro)
  • Exporting a video

Speakers
avatar for Eniola Abumere

Eniola Abumere

Founder, ENIOLA ABUMERE PHOTOGRAPHY
Eniola Abumere Photography is a photography and video production company that produces visual media for events and for web based video content.
avatar for Adenike O. Adebayo-Esho

Adenike O. Adebayo-Esho

Content Creator/Youtuber/Blogger, MEDIA & FILM
I'm a Nigerian Movie & Lifestyle blogger.I am passionate about Nollywood movies and I'm excited to be a part of the industry.Even more, I'm passionate about the life I've chosen to live and I'm excited to share it with the world.
avatar for Stella Maris Ikelionwu

Stella Maris Ikelionwu

CEO, Head Makeup Artist, STELLA'S ADDICTION
Professional makeup artist, brow tech, blogger and vlogger. I turned my passion into a business and run my makeup studio in lekki phase 1. Also love to create content for our social media channels.


Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:45am - 1:45pm
Floor 3

11:00am

The Future of Payment: Understanding The True Cost Of Digitization
Limited Capacity filling up

What happens when the sale can be anywhere, at any time? Over the past few years, payment technology has moved forward rapidly – offering consumers a more convenient and streamlined payment experience. But where to next?

Today, new technologies have emerged that will disrupt — and are, in fact, now actively disrupting — the complex network of relationships involved in most retail transactions. The vast “middle” of payment processes, once an absolute necessity to banks, and retailers, is no longer so vital. We no longer have to bring that much cash around on hand with us to buy the things we need and want. The most we need to make room in our wallets and purses for are some plastic cards, or better yet, none at all, if we already have our smartphones with us. And with it just a few more months until the holiday season—where there will obviously be a lot of money changing hands—we’re running a series of articles that tackle each modern payment system currently in use right now. What they are, how they work, and what their pros and cons are.

Truth is, changing payment systems means deep changes to what banks and retailers fundamentally are to consumers, how and why these consumers shop and what they expect, and what brands and revenue streams will be — or can be — to banks and merchants in the future. This session will expose participants to new trends in the payment industry and how brands can leverage on this to better user experience; especially as it has to do with banking, travel, ecommerce and nonprofit.

Speakers
avatar for Lexi Novitske

Lexi Novitske

Principal Investment Officer, SINGULARITY INVESTMENTS
In 2012 Lexi moved to Nigeria, from The United States, believing that thecountry held immense untapped potential, having an under-penetratedconsumer population, expanding infrastructure and online access, and anactive entrepreneur network.In 2014, Lexi launched Singularity Invest... Read More →
avatar for Oo Nwoye

Oo Nwoye

Fonebase Labs, OO NWOYE
Oo Nwoye is the co founder of Fonebase Labs, a Nigerian technology company whose products are Fonenode - a telephony API, Callbase - a virtual contact center and WriteRack - the best way to tweetstorm.Oo attended Kings College Lagos and graduated from the Electrical/Electronic En... Read More →
avatar for Edmund Olotu

Edmund Olotu

CEO, TECHADVANCE
Edmund Olotu has founded and financed several Technology companies in Nigeria and the USA. US Companies include Novira Therapeutics Inc.-a novel antiviral drug discovery company sold to Johnson and Johnson for $600M in 2015 and Generate4Schools LLC -a first data payment partner u... Read More →
avatar for Tunde Salimonu

Tunde Salimonu

Cto, TECHADVANCE
Tunde Salimonu is TechAdvance’s Limited's Chief Technical Officer (CTO) overseeing the company's technology development. Tunde is helping grow TechAdvance into Nigeria's leading utility payment processing firm. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Tuned oversees the develop... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
TechAdvance 21C Akin Ogunlewe Street.

11:30am

The Freelance Economy: Technology, Jobs, And The Future Of Work
Limited Capacity full
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Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can help policy makers, business leaders, and workers move forward.Many activities that workers carry out today have the potential to be automated. At the same time, job-matching sites such as LinkedIn are changing and expanding the way individuals look for work and companies identify and recruit talent. Independent workers are increasingly choosing to offer their services on digital platforms including Upwork, Uber, and Etsy and, in the process, challenging conventional ideas about how and where work is undertaken. Work as we know it is going out of tradition, giving way to a new and efficient way to get work done while improving productivity and reducing cost.


 The Freelance Economy: Technology, Jobs, And The Future Of Work is an event designed to explore the evolving nature of work and how technology can be utilized to maximize productivity, by reducing cost for the business owners and proving worthy income on the part of skilled individuals.

Speakers
avatar for Moses Dickson

Moses Dickson

Managing Solicitor, TRIAX SOLICITORS
Moses is the Managing Solicitor of TRIAX Solictors. His experience span across different industries including the oil and gas sector, aviation, banking, taxation, maritime and dispute resolution.He is an alumni of the Niger-Delta University and have certifications from Harvard Un... Read More →
avatar for Kate Douglas

Kate Douglas

Managing Director, STRONG IDEAS
Kate is the managing director of Strong Ideas, an ideation company that invests in using technology to facilitate business engagement for skilled professionals and those that need their services. One of the company's platform is a freelancing site that connects skilled profession... Read More →
avatar for Keji Giwa

Keji Giwa

CEO & Founder, DIGITAL BANANAS
Keji is the founder and CEO of Digital Bananas Technology. He is the go-to “ideas guy” and is responsible for the vision and business and technology strategies for the company. He drives his staff to succeed and helps to create a dynamic and innovative environment to work in... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Digital Bananas Technology 2 Macarthy street, 1st Floor, Onikan, Lagos

12:00pm

5-Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Join a growing community of well aware people, by maintaining a regular meditation practice. Daily meditation has many benefits including reducing stress, improving concentration and improving overall well-being. #offline our week-long mindfulness and wellness experience invites you to our 5-day meditation challenge. Join us daily at 12pm for open meditation sessions. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation.

OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES.

Speakers
avatar for Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA


Wednesday February 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Garden Lounge

12:00pm

NXT Level Conversations
Limited Capacity seats available
You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.
Through micro-keynote conversations, installations and immersive programming #africanxt showcases African ingenuity in its many iterations.

Wednesday February 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Annex

12:00pm

Breaking The Bubble Of Online Investing
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


We live in an age of investment bubbles. Stock markets, property, cryptocurrency, multilevel marketing and treasury bills have all been blown to unnatural highs by years of monetary stimulus and incredible interest rates. Nobody knows how this will end but the signals from history are worrying: ultimately, bubbles always burst. And the bigger they are blown up beforehand, the messier the explosion.


This session aims to demystify the different investment trends and help consumers determine best strategies to adopt to ensure efficient financial planning and management.

Speakers
avatar for Segun Akintemi

Segun Akintemi

CEO, PAGE FINANCIALS
Segun is currently the MD/CEO of Page International Financial Services Limited with almost 30 years’ experience in the banking/financial services industry of which he spent 15 in Senior Management and Executive positions.He has a B.Sc in Information Technology and a Master in B... Read More →
avatar for Onyeka Akumah

Onyeka Akumah

CEO/Co-Founder, FARMCROWDY
Onyeka Akumah is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy - a start-up he founded in September 2016 and is currently referred to as Nigeria’s First Digital Agriculture platform. Impacting on the lives of over 1,500 small-scale farmers already over the last 10 mo... Read More →
avatar for Tunji Andrews

Tunji Andrews

Lead Economist, TTAC AFRICA
Tunji &rews is the Lead Economist at Time, Trade and Commodities (TTAC), Africa and the European Union consultant in Nigeria under the EU SUFEGOR project. He is a financial literacy advocate, Macro-Economics thought leader and a renowned media personality.He was a member of the t... Read More →
avatar for Oluwatosin Olaseinde

Oluwatosin Olaseinde

Founder, MONEY AFRICA
Oluwatosin is a chartered accountant with over 9 years of experience spanning across accounting, audit, financial management and taxation. She is the Founder/CEO of Money Africa, a platform that enhances financial literacy and wealth management coaching. | | She started her fir... Read More →
avatar for Subomi Plumptre

Subomi Plumptre

Executive Committee Member, ALDER CONSULTING
Subomi is an Executive at Alder Consulting, a leading creative intelligence firm. She has keen interests in investment, investment education, strategy, social media and cultural trendspotting. She is a Director at Volition Capital, a company that helps the honest & hardworking to... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Experience Stage

12:00pm

Merge - The Closing Gap Between Technology And Humanity
Limited Capacity seats available
You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.
We will be doing a more detailed review of our topic Merge: The closing gap between technology & humanity. Attendees will have more time to ask questions and be able to interact more with the speaker

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bishop

Wayne Bishop

Managing Director, PHD Media, Johannesburg
avatar for Dozie Okafor

Dozie Okafor

Managing Director, PHD Nigeria Limited


Wednesday February 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Floor 3

12:00pm

Changing The Game: Artists as Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

Keynote conversation: Changing The Game: Artists as Leaders
Social Media has amplified our voices, enabling artists to build a platform for themselves and given rise to “thought leaders” and “influencers.” But is that enough? Who are the leaders taking risks, forging new models of businesses and re-defining theirs and other careers in the process?
This panel will be a conversation with artists and industry stakeholders using their platform to actively engage fans, build community, and grow the ecosystem.
Moderator: Chin Okeke
Panel: - D’banj (Entertainer/Entrepreneur), Ebro Darden (Hot 97. Apple Beats Radio), Michael Ugwu (SONY), Mr Eazi (Entertainer), Obi Asika (Dragon Africa)

Wednesday February 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Innovation Stage

1:00pm

Self Massage: Hand Reflexology
Limited Capacity filling up

Did you know that there is magic in your hands.  The reflex points in the hands accounts for every organ, gland and parts of the body. So if you are wondering how touching your hands can cure a headache, you are in the right place, this is a hands on practical session. You will learn about the various reflex points according to Chinese medicine and how to apply specific pressure in self-massaging your hands. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.



About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Busari

Joyce Busari

Aesthetician & Nutritionist, BIYOU SPA
Joyce Adenike Busari is an accomplished and CIBTAC Certified Esthetician, Electrologist and Holistic Nutritionist, with over 15 years experience in the beauty and wellness industry. In 2005, upon completion of the prescribed training in Skin Care and nutrition, she gained valuabl... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Garden Lounge

1:00pm

Feminism & The Nigerian Kitchen
Limited Capacity full
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Feminism & The Nigerian Kitchen is a round table discussion to explore the extent to which the role of women in the household has changed.


We'll be asking;
Is it still a woman's role to be in the kitchen? Should Nigerian women be expected to know how to cook certain cultural dishes?  To what extent has social media influenced the dynamics of the modern Nigerian family and the way that we cook and consume food? This will also be a chance to hear from some of the leading female chefs carving a space for themselves in the food industry in Nigeria, what has the reception been like for them?
                                
  • Exploring how social media has influenced the dynamics of the modern Nigerian family and the way that we cook and consume food
  • Discovering what the current food consumption trends are in Nigeria
  • Looking at the opportunities within the food industry in Nigeria for both men and women

Speakers
avatar for Chef Benedict

Chef Benedict

Founder, THE CHEF BENEDICT CULINARY EXPERIENCE
I go by the name chef Benedict, I grew up in Florence, Italy. My professional culinary journey started towards the end of 2013 when I started my culinary school at le Cordon Bleu Firenze (Scuola d'arte Culinaria Italiana), i then worked at Ristorante Vincanto a high end restauran... Read More →
avatar for Alex Oke

Alex Oke

Chef Owner, XO BOUTIQUE BAKERY
I’m currently chef owner at XO Boutique Bakery on Victoria Island in Lagos. We feature traditional French and new world breads, viennoiserie, and pastries with a modern flair. I enjoy hosting dinner events with other Lagos based chefs and culture collectives, and consulting on... Read More →
avatar for Adaobi Okonkwo

Adaobi Okonkwo

Creative Director, DOBBYS SIGNATURE
Dobby is a food lover, explorer & writer. She's the creative director of the Nigerian culinary and lifestyle website Dobbyssignature.com a site focused on showcasing Nigerian dishes, Exploring Traditional/continental food recipes and Flavors with strong emphasis on Photography, D... Read More →
avatar for Yetty Williams

Yetty Williams

Founder & CEO, LAGOSMUMS
Yetty WIlliams is the founder of LagosMums, a resource for mothers, parents and caregivers on raising children in the 21st Century. LagosMums is the first Nigerian parenting website dedicated to offering a one- stop destination for parents in Lagos, Nigeria and the diaspora.Lagos... Read More →



Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Annex

1:00pm

Improvisational Theatre: Improving Your Spontaneity At Work
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


This workshop focuses on working on expressiveness and understanding improvisational theatre as a creative medium for empathizing, relating, and connecting with people, and thereby connecting to subordinates, seniors, business, and all involved in an organization. This fun based workshop helps participants understand the need to collaborate, break relationship inhibitions that exists within communities.


Facilitator will help participants;
• Creates trust within a group
• Increases confidence to take risks
• Improves listening and observation skills.
• Refines brainstorming abilities.
• Enhances creative-thinking abilities.
• Improves decision-making and problem-solving skills.
• Improves public speaking skills.
• Creates a culture of positivity, safety, and inclusion

Speakers
avatar for Courage Chinokwetu

Courage Chinokwetu

International Trainer, PLAYBACK NIGERIA
Courage Chinokwetu is a professionally trained applied arts practitioner. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Theatre Arts) from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters of Arts Degree (Applied Drama and Theatre) from the University of the Witwatersrand, under the Drama for Life p... Read More →
avatar for Oghenerunor Edjerunuketa

Oghenerunor Edjerunuketa

Programs Officer, PLAYBACK NIGERIA
avatar for Esinet Okunrotifa

Esinet Okunrotifa

Project Manager, PLAYBACK NIGERIA
I'm Vibrant, approachable and inquisitive! Lets talk about theater, spoken word, poetry. Lets talk about Playback, lets hear your stories.
avatar for Abdulai-Apotieri Oluwadamilola

Abdulai-Apotieri Oluwadamilola

CEO, PLAYBACK NIGERIA
I have a passion for working with children and young people. I use Applied Improvisation, Applied Drama and Theatre techniques for psycho-social support, building resilience and engaging vulnerable communities. Apart from being the CEO of Playback Nigeria, I am running a PhD prog... Read More →
avatar for Olarewaju Samuel

Olarewaju Samuel

Programs Officer, PLAYBACK NIGERIA
COOL AND EASY GOING, NEVER GIVE UP ON A TASK


Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Annex

1:30pm

How Podcasts Close The Gap Between Individuals & Businesses
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


At the centre of every industry you will find an inner circle of people who are the most well-known and highly valued people. These people are in demand; they don’t chase opportunities, they curate them. And one central thing with them is that they have learned to bridge the divide between them and those who direly need their services and offerings.


How Podcasts Close The Gap Between Individuals & Businesses will help you connect, engage and inspire your tribe in the most intimate way possible - through the power of your authentic voice. This panel session is an engaging conversations around podcasting where you will become more aware of the fact that this digital revolution has changed everything, and is connecting more people in unusual ways.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel VII Adeoye

Samuel VII Adeoye

Co-Founder, PODLOBE
Samuel VII Adeoye is a budding Civil Engineer and Online Entrepreneur. As a podcaster, he is deeply passionate about helping people and business find their voice through podcasting. & as a Civil Engineer, he concerned with solving the common yet unique problem of traffic congesti... Read More →
avatar for Segun Akiode

Segun Akiode

Lead Hr Consultant, CRESCITA CONSULT
Segun Akiode is a Chemical Engineer turned Strategic HR Professional and Author. He is a man of many parts in his quest to be a thought leader in the field of Human Resources in Sub-Sahara Africa, with Lagos, Nigeria as his current base. Segun is a veteran panelist at Social Medi... Read More →
avatar for Mercy Frank

Mercy Frank

Lead Strategist, FRAMES MEDIA
Mercy Frank is a radio/TV presenter in Lagos, Nigeria.She birthed and is the host of 'The Coach Speaks Podcast', a mentorship platform aimed at connecting the dots between the successful and the starter and has interviewed veterans from diverse industries.She is a storyteller equ... Read More →
avatar for John Obidi

John Obidi

Founder, SMARTBCAMP
John Obidi is an Online Business Consultant who helps thought leaders to communicate and monetize their knowledge, using the Internet.In 2013, he was nominated for The Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media for his contributions to the industry.He's the founder of SmartBcamp, a... Read More →
avatar for Dayo Samuel

Dayo Samuel

Founder, AUDACITY2LEAD / NIGERIA PODCAST NETWORK
The Community for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Interested In Using Podcasts and Online Presentations to Connect, Engage and Inspire Their Tribe, and Market Their Businesses. The Nigeria Podcast Network (NPN) was founded to allow for the participation of community and collabo... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Floor 3

1:30pm

Show Me The Money: Making Subscription Revenue Models Work For African Media
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Media companies around the world have seen paid subscriptions surge - can this revenue model be replicated successfully in the African context? The theme of SMW Lagos 2017 is “Closer,” which is fitting, because one of the most interesting things happening in media today is the growth of paid memberships in media communities. 


Whether it’s the venerable New York Times, or new disruptors like The Information, more media companies are learning how to turn drive-by viewers - who consume content for free - into loyal audiences who make recurring payments in return for access. Not only do these companies secure predictable revenue every month, subscriptions deepen the relationship between publisher and community member.


Can this model work in our African context? Would African audiences pay a subscription for content? The answer is a resounding yes, and 5 companies at the forefront of experimenting with subscription payments will show us how.

Speakers
avatar for Shola Akinlade

Shola Akinlade

Co-Founder/CEO, PAYSTACK
Shola Akinlade is the Co-Founder and CEO of Paystack, an online payments company that helps African merchants get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world.Over 7,000 businesses use Paystack to collect both one-time and recurring payments, including some of Nigeria’s largest brands... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Amkpa

Elizabeth Amkpa

General Manager, Kwesé Tv Nigeria, KWESÉ TV
Elizabeth Amkpa is Nigeria Country Manager for Kwesé TV. a distinctly African entertainment company, disrupting the industry by breaking through the confines of traditional approaches to broadcasting. Kwesé is a brand of Econet Media Limited, the media arm of Econet, one of Afr... Read More →
avatar for Jason Njoku

Jason Njoku

CEO, IROKO
CEO. Founder. Nollywood. Consumer Internet. Investor
avatar for Linda Ochugbua

Linda Ochugbua

Head Of Online Sales, BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER
Linda Ochugbua specializes in Media and Brand Communication. After completing her Master's at the University of Surrey and working for a few years in the UK, she returned to to Nigeria in 2012 to work with BusinessDay Newspaper.At BusinessDay, she previously managed the SME depar... Read More →
avatar for Emmanuel Quartey

Emmanuel Quartey

Head Of Growth, PAYSTACK
Over 7,000 businesses of all sizes use Paystack’s modern, secure payment gateway to accept one-off and recurring payments online. Paystack merchants include some of Nigeria’s best-known brands, such as Domino’s Pizza, Taxify, Axa Mansard, BusinessDay, God is Good Motors, an... Read More →
avatar for JJC Skillz

JJC Skillz

CEO, SCENEONE PRODUCTIONS
Popularly known by his stage name JJC, Abdul Rasheed Bello is CEO of Scene One Productions, the subscription movie streaming site and home of the popular web series, Jenifa’s Diary.


Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Experience Stage

1:30pm

The Artist as a Brand… Defining Your Value
Limited Capacity seats available

There has been a growing concern as regards the role of social media in harnessing the brand value of the Nigerian artiste. Does social media actually harness the brand value of these artists or does it cheapen their brand value? It is a known fact that social media has its perks but then in it lies the peeves of over exposure and accessibility. Thus the reason for this panel; to look into social media involvement in terms of an artiste’s brand value. In this regard is Social media a blessing or a curse?

Moderator: Maria Okanrende
Panel: - Akintunde Bada (MTV, Nigeria), Oyebowale Akideinde (Boomplay Music), Godwin Tom (Godwin Tom Company), Lanre Masha (Trace), Tiwa Savage (Entertainer)
 

Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Innovation Stage

1:30pm

Technology & Agribusiness: Why The Future Of Farming Is Not Farming
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The real future of farming isn’t growing plants or animals; it’s growing businesses. When we talk of farming or agriculture, what comes to mind of is the actual process of cultivating the soil to plant a crop. But for Africa to maximize the potential of agriculture and tap into the immense profit that comes from it, the focus has to shift from agriculture to agribusiness – exploring the entire agro value chain- and this is where technology comes in.
From driverless tractors and robotic pickers to technologies that preserve fresh produce 5x longer, we are obsessed with using technology to solve the challenges in our food system. As much as technology is important in agriculture, it is really just a small part of the solution needed to make the best of it. Farmers who invest beyond the crop create benefits that all of us get to enjoy.  Technology & Agribusiness: Why The Future Of Farming Is Not Farming will explore how African  farmers should think beyond cultivating crops and look into the entire agribusiness chain.

Speakers
avatar for Usman Ali Lawan

Usman Ali Lawan

Founder & CEO, USAIFA AGRO ALLIED
Usman Ali Lawan is the founder and CEO of USAIFA International Limited, a sustainable farming venture that practice zero waste agriculture through vertical integration while providing job and training opportunities for the rural community.The farm helps to train and mentor rural... Read More →
avatar for Africanfarmer Mogaji

Africanfarmer Mogaji

CEO & Founder, X-RAY FARMS CONSULTING
Widely described by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a ‘Champion for Change’ in the Nigerian agriculture sector, Africanfarmer Mogaji is the CEO of X-Ray Farms Consulting, Founder of Agribusiness Empowerment Initiative (NGO) and Co-Founder / f... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Floor 2

1:30pm

Merge: Closing The Gap Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

PHD Nigeria Limited hosts Merge: Closing The Gap Meetup where attendees can gather to chat about the closing gap between technology and humanity. Attendees will have time to ask questions and interact more with the speakers.

Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Floor 2

2:00pm

How To Craft and Sell Your Brand Story
Limited Capacity full
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The purpose of this workshop is to present knowledge, tips, tricks on how to craft a brand story for fashion and creative entrepreneurs/enterprises, how to sell it to customers, potential investors and community and teach on the potential channels (digital) to communicate it and sell it to customers, potential investors and your community.

Speakers
avatar for Bayo Adelaja

Bayo Adelaja

Head Coach, DO IT NOW NOW
I help individuals build businesses that make a profit and save lives AKA create jobs on the continent. I'll be teaching a Masterclass on "How To Craft and Sell Your Brand Story". | I've coached over 1200 entrepreneurs through the most difficult part of their business journey. I... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Annex

2:15pm

Business Model Canvas ... The 9 Building Blocks of a Successful Business Model. Hosted By Access Bank
Limited Capacity seats available

Business Model Canvas
The Business Model canvas is a visual chart which forces business owners to describe their product’s value proposition, infrastructure, customers and finances. This session will cover the nine building blocks of the business model canvas namely: Key Partners, Activities and Resources, Value Proposition, Customer Relationships, Customer Segments, Cost Structure, Channels and Revenue Streams.
 
The masterclass will be held by Averi Thomas-Moore, Company Builder Associate, Accion Venture Lab Ghana

Averi is the Company Builder Associate at Accion Venture Lab, supporting all aspects of developing and launching the Company Builder Program, including validating market opportunities and business models, identifying and recruiting founders, defining the nature and structure of Accion Venture Lab’s support, and providing that support as needed.
 
Previously, Averi worked with the How Group where she analysed consumer financial service products currently available in Ghana and globally including traditional and digital banks, mobile money, mobile wallets, and lending platforms.
 
Prior to that, she worked at Venture Garden Group in Lagos, Nigeria, as Business Development Consultant. She was also a Business Development Manager Fellow at Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra advising the incubator’s portfolio companies. Averi has a bachelor’s degree in International Business with a concentration in Finance from Howard University.
 


Wednesday February 28, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Floor 3

2:30pm

Aromatherapy: Essential Oils For Sleep & Relaxation
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating aromatherapy blends with Lavender, Chamomile & Bergamot essential oils.  Get more out of your essential oils.  OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Massage Therapist, SPA PAMPERING AT HOME
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.


Wednesday February 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Garden Lounge

2:30pm

Kitchen Wars: Battle of the Sexes
Limited Capacity full
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Two leading chefs, (one male, one female) compete in a challenge to make a dish using the same local ingredients. Our #chopnchat chefs will prepare a dish live, talking through their individual cooking techniques whilst answering questions about their experiences as a male and as a female chef in Nigeria and beyond. Once the dish is finished attendees will be invited to taste the food and judge whose creation they like the most.

Wednesday February 28, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Annex

3:00pm

Harnessing The Power of Influencers For Brand Growth
Limited Capacity filling up

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


If influencer marketing is not part of your brand marketing strategy in 2018, it’s time to consider it. Social media Influencers have changed the way consumers discover and interact with brands. Research shows that 83% of consumers trust influencers more than they do billboards or traditional celebrity endorsements. Contrary to popular belief the power of social media influencers is not limited to the number of followers amassed but the ability to engage, curate/create and most importantly drive actions.


Influencer marketing is still a third or fourth consideration for many Nigerian brands. Attention is currency and this session will show brands how to get ahead of the curve and learn the next trends in influencer marketing.


During this masterclass OMG Hypebuzz will share their experience working with top tier influencers, brands and agencies and give deeper insights of how to successfully harness the power of social media influencers for brand growth. 


You will learn:
  •  How to select the right influencers for your brand campaign.
  • Platform Effectiveness - One of the most important elements in harnessing influencers for brand growth, is using influencers and the platforms they exist on in the right way. 
  • Driving Conversions - Influencers can help you drive tangible actions but far too often the concern is only with numbers of views, likes, reposts and retweets (Vanity metrics). We’ll show you what you should really be looking for to judge if your campaign has been a success and how to calculate the true ROI.

Speakers
avatar for Frederik Obasi

Frederik Obasi

Founder, HYPEBUZZ
Frederik Obasi, is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Day to day Frederik manages brand partnerships for some of the best talent in sports and entertainment in Africa and the UK.


Wednesday February 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Experience Stage

3:00pm

Man’s Not Hot - How Radio and Radio Personalities Still Pioneer Pop Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Before the rise of Digital Media, it was a known fact that the Radio and Radio personalities were actually active players in trends, as they did influence to a large extent what was and was not to trend. But then the invention of Digital Media has birthed a lot of uncertainties, making it quite difficult to verify who really is behind today’s trends; the Radio/ Radio personalities or Digital media. This panel will look into just how this relationship between Radio/ Radio personalities and Pop culture actually does occur using Michael Daapah as a case study.

Moderator: Douglas Jekan
Panel: - Folu Storms (MTV/Smooth FM), Dotun (Cool FM), Shedy K (Urban), VJ Adams (Soundcity)

Wednesday February 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Innovation Stage

3:00pm

Building Lasting Customer Relationships Within Communities
Limited Capacity full
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Building Lasting Customer Relationships Within Communities focuses on how brands can leverage online communities to gain a better understanding of their audience, maximise feedback, reward loyalty and spur advocacy with the overall aim of helping brands make informed marketing decisions and driving sales.

Speakers
avatar for Tola Obi

Tola Obi

MD, INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION TEAM
A seasoned Advertising Practitioner, Tola started her career in mainstream advertising while she was on the board of DraftFCB Interactive Limited as a director. She took over the management, turning around its fortune within the first year. Tola is passionate about social media a... Read More →
avatar for Lilian Williams

Lilian Williams

Team Lead Strategy, INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION TEAM
A BSc Psychology graduate with an Integrated Brand Experience training, Lilian is passionate about bridging the gap between brands and their consumers. Her vision is to see every brand she works on becoming a culture reference for consumers.


Wednesday February 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Floor 2

4:00pm

Now That We Have Your Attention: Maximising Local & Global Interest In African Food
Limited Capacity full
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Social & digital media have given Nigerian food a platform to propel forward and compete on the local and international food market. In this discussion local experts will be asked their views on the following;
  • Now that the world is looking, what are the next steps to make in order for Nigeria to take full advantage of this opportunity?
  • What are the future trends?
  • Is Nigeria ready to take on the ever growing food demand in Lagos, Nigeria and beyond?
  • How can Nigeria use new technologies as well as new business models to adapt and change to survive this ever growing demand?

Speakers
avatar for Olamide Bada

Olamide Bada

Managing Director, JUMIA FOOD NIGERIA
Olamide Bada is the Managing Director of Jumia Food Nigeria, the #1 food delivery platform across Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt - ensuring the food you love, delivered fast! Since its launch in November 2012, Jumia Food has expanded to 11 African countries and has attracted hund... Read More →
avatar for Lola Emeruwa

Lola Emeruwa

Founder/Md, WISH AFRICA
Lola Emeruwa is the founder of WISH Africa; a social enterprise focused on culture, commerce and its development in Africa.Their mission is to promote a more positive image of Africa and Africans on the continent and in the diaspora. We believe that this will lead to greater cros... Read More →
avatar for Imoteda HITK

Imoteda HITK

Head Chef, HEELS IN THE KITCHEN
Imoteda is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef working out of LAgos, Nigeria. She’s the Head Chef at “Heels in the Kitchen” a food service company dedicated to creating unforgettable culinary experiences with a focus on quality ingredients accessible locally. She is also the Crea... Read More →
avatar for Ada Osakwe

Ada Osakwe

Award-Winning Food Entrepreneur & Investor, NULI JUICE / AGROLAY VENTURES
I'm an award-winning food entrepreneur, investor and passionate agribusiness advocate for Africa. As the Chief Executive of Agrolay Ventures, an investment firm that seeks early-stage companies, I seek to redefine the food production and retail opportunity across Africa's large c... Read More →
avatar for Ozoz Sokoh

Ozoz Sokoh

CEO, KITCHEN BUTTERFLY
Ozoz Sokoh, an exploration geologist and food explorer is passionate about food – cooking, eating, dreaming, writing and photographing it, especially on her blog, Kitchen Butterfly. A ‘Traveller by plate’,she uses foodways – the social, cultural and economic practices rel... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Annex

4:00pm

The Marketplace: Make Money Through Your Creativity
Limited Capacity full
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The Marketplace: Make Money Through Your Creativity will show you how to create awesome designs on Printivo and earn a royalty each time our customers make use of your designs.
Printivo’s design marketplace lets you upload your design and texts to our print products and you earn 15% of the value of the order each time a customer make use of your designs. It’s your digital design shop and It’s 100% FREE for designers to use!
During this event you will learn how Printivo is enabling designers to build up a portfolio and gain recognition as well as how we are helping designers to earn a commission for their creativity. We believe that a good design should be shared and earned and that is why we want to empower people to be enabled.


  • Attendees should come with Laptops, Smart Phones or Tablets as there will be a practical session, also attendees should have at least basic graphic skills.

Speakers
avatar for Temitope Ekundayo

Temitope Ekundayo

Head Of Business Development & Partnerships, PRINTIVO LIMITED
Temitope Ekundayo Leads Business Development and Growth at Printivo helping drive the brands presence across Nigeria and Africa and having established the brand as the Leading Online Print company in NigeriaHe has a versatile background stemmed in Creative Design, Advertising, Te... Read More →
avatar for Ayomidotun Freeborn

Ayomidotun Freeborn

Product Designer, LUCID CREATIVE
UX/Product Designer. Design Evangelist. Designing For Trust Advocate./p
avatar for Ayoade Joseph Funminiyi

Ayoade Joseph Funminiyi

Director, NETIX IMPRESSIONS
A graphic designer & video editor. Passionate about computer and technology as a whole.


4:30pm

Yoga Unwind (Yoga Practice)
Limited Capacity seats available

Pause and unwind from all the SMW Lagos sitting and talking! In this yoga class you will stretch and strengthen the body while breathing your worries away. All levels welcome, no yoga pants required!
OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.



About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA


Wednesday February 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Garden Lounge

4:30pm

Making Money From Creativity
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Very often creatives are caught up in the excitement of their creative bubbles without giving sufficient thoughts to extracting commercial value from their creativity. Many times, it is not apparent to creatives that their creative output have real commercial value beyond the expression as it is.


Making Money From Creativity will engage participants on how creative activities translate to intellectual property rights, and how these intellectual property rights can generate revenue. We will point participants to the legal framework that enables the commercialization of creative works . The discussion will also shed light on how to avoid common pitfalls  of such commercialization.


Panelist are drawn from diverse creative sectors and will share their experiences with the purpose of showcasing how they have succeeded in converting their creativity to revenue.

Speakers
avatar for Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

CEO/Co-Founder, FLUTTERWAVE
Iyinoluwa is CEO and Co-founder of Flutterwave, a global payments technology company connecting Africa to the global digital economy with payments infrastructure that helps financial institutions and businesses build more seamless and secure payments experiences for their custome... Read More →
avatar for Ngozi Aderibigbe

Ngozi Aderibigbe

Head, Technology, Media & Entertainment Practice, JACKSON, ETTI & EDU
Ngozi heads the Commercial Intellectual Property Practice of Jackson, Etti & Edu, Nigeria’s leading full service law firm. She has acted for several entities and individuals in the technology, media and entertainment sector, providing advisory on protection and commercialisatio... Read More →
avatar for Niyi Akinmolayan

Niyi Akinmolayan

CEO, ANTHILL STUDIOS
Niyi Akinmolayan is an acclaimed film director and media consultant. He is the creative director of Anthill Productions, one of the biggest growing motion picture and animation production and postproduction studios in Nigeria.Niyi Akinmolayan is the director of the most successfu... Read More →
avatar for Isaac Emokpae

Isaac Emokpae

Visual Artist
Isaac Erhabor Emokpae, is a multi-faceted Visual Artist whose approach to Art is based broadly on the principle of duality. He studied Visual Arts under the tutelage of Professor Abayomi Barber at the University of Lagos. During this time, Isaac honed his skills as a painter chur... Read More →
avatar for Bizzle Osikoya

Bizzle Osikoya

Co-Founder/Principal Consultant,The Plug, THE PLUG NG
Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, Social Media Influencer and Promoter


Wednesday February 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Floor 3

4:30pm

Prenups For Artists: When Bands Agree to Disagree
Limited Capacity seats available

When music is your business, then your bandmates are your partners. This session discusses all the things you wish you knew when you and your best friend formed a band. Or maybe it’s your sibling. Best case scenario, that hit you wrote together generates enough income where it’s worth fighting over. This session discusses how to protect yourself and your bandmates when working through co-writes, studio splits and other pitfalls that you never considered.
Moderator: Osi Suave
Panel: - G Worldwide Rep, Dotun Adebayo (Lawyer),Kiss Daniel (Entertainer), Brymo (Artiste), Osagie Alonge (Pulse), Ibidun ‘Aibee’ Abidoye (ChocolateCity Group),

Wednesday February 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Innovation Stage

4:30pm

Digital Marketing Analytics, Media Planning & Buying
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Digital Marketing Analytics, Media Planning & Buying will discuss digital marketing analytics & media buying, review the concept, application, process and best practices involved when purchasing digital media inventory and measuring the impact of digital campaigns.

Speakers
avatar for Princewill Ejirika

Princewill Ejirika

Co Founder, DIGITAL MARKETING MEETUP NIGERIA
Princewill is an experienced digital markerter with experience across social media marketing, media buying, planning and digital analytics, he has managed digital campaigns for some top local & international brands, He is currently the head of digital marketer at Vconnect & also... Read More →
avatar for Henry Igwe

Henry Igwe

Media Planner & Buyer
Henry is a Google certified online advertising and marketing professional with a track record of creating and implementing successful media campaigns and strategies. He has 4 years active experience and sterling exposure in online advertising, marketing and community management.H... Read More →



Wednesday February 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Floor 2

5:00pm

Aesthetically Pleasing: The Art of Plating Your Food
Limited Capacity full
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Aesthetically Pleasing: The Art of plating Your Food is a masterclass on food presentation and Q&A with a leading local chef. Learn how to make your plate #nom worthy for the gram!

Speakers
avatar for Imoteda HITK

Imoteda HITK

Head Chef, HEELS IN THE KITCHEN
Imoteda is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef working out of LAgos, Nigeria. She’s the Head Chef at “Heels in the Kitchen” a food service company dedicated to creating unforgettable culinary experiences with a focus on quality ingredients accessible locally. She is also the Crea... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Annex

6:00pm

Time Mastery: Getting More Out of 24 Hours
Limited Capacity full
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 Most people are being bombarded by the ever-increasing demands from employers, advertisement and technological advancement, hence, our work hours no longer have time boundaries. With the advent of smart tools we have become increasingly distracted instead of productive. 


At Kairos Krunch, we work with entrepreneurs and busy professionals to do more in less time, while achieving balance and peak performance. The event will help individuals set up a functional time tracking system to intentionally evaluate areas of life.


During Time Mastery: The Art of Using Technology to Control Your Time & Life  participants will learn:
  • Fundamentals of Time Management, Productivity and Work-Life Balance.
  • Tiers of productivity, through which one can develop systems for peak performance.
  • Practical Goal Setting Session for all 10 major facets of life.  
  • How to clarify key targets in the 10 areas of life e.g Entrepreneurship, Health & Fitness, Building Relationships and Personal Development. 
  • Activity Listing & Time Categorization Exercises
  • Programming of a Calendar App (Laptop or Tablet required). 
  • Programming of a mobile Calendar App (Smartphone required).
  • Live Demonstration on How to use Kairos Krunch Time Tracking System.




Staffbus.ng will be transporting guests from the main campus to Workstation & back (TBD)

Speakers
avatar for Oyinda Fakeye

Oyinda Fakeye

Creative Entrepreneur & Mindfulness Expert
Oyindamola Fakeye is a creative entrepreneur and mindfulness expert. In 2014 she started Sound Mind Africa as a platform to connect users and mental health professionals, provide holistic health promotion in the area of mental and emotional wellbeing and create advocacy around me... Read More →
avatar for Olu Ogunlela

Olu Ogunlela

Founder, Kairos Krunch
Olu is an Appropriate Technologist (renewable energy engineer and sustainable development expert) with 7 years hands-on experience which cuts across the value chain of renewable energy sector (Technical Sales & Marketing, Operations & Management, Design, Engineering & Installatio... Read More →



Wednesday February 28, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Workstation 7 Ibiyinka Olorunbe, Victoria Island, Lagos.

6:00pm

AFRIKA21 Digital Sound Klash
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.
DJs/Producers from across the continent collaborate to create the ultimate mixtape. #africanxt attendees experience the mixtape live at this NXT level ‘listening party’ powered by Silent Disco. AFRIKA21 Soundklash will be available as a free digital download post AfricaNXT.

FEATURED DJ'S
DJ Sose
Teck-Zilla
DJ Cuppy
DJ Klem

Wednesday February 28, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Annex
 
Thursday, March 1
 

8:30am

Rise & Flow (Yoga Practice)
Limited Capacity full
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Awaken the body and the mind with a short yoga practice with Proud Journey Yoga teacher Nnenna. All levels welcome, no yoga pants required! OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES.



About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Nnenna Azike

Nnenna Azike

Yoga Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA
Nnenna is a Rebel who believes manifesting and living her dreams. She began her yoga journey in 2014 as an alternative form of fitness. Soon after, she experienced a myriad of challenging life events and yoga quickly evolved into a healing and daily wellness practice. | | She ex... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Garden Lounge

9:00am

Millenials And Money: How The Social Media Generation Interacts With Finance
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Millennials face the most uncertain economic future of perhaps any other generation. Although they have frequently been labeled as materialistic, spoiled and saddled with a sense of entitlement, many millennials feel that they will not be able to achieve material goals like finding their dream job, buying a house or face retiring until much later in their lives than their parents did. And the truth is, many millennials just weren't taught about money!


For many young people there is an innate distrust of the current banking landscape. Millenials are entering an economic system where all we see is a huge financial crisis with huge financial implications. Finance is built on trust, and if we do not have that trust in the system, it is a disadvantage for us — and the system, too. When millennials believe the larger world of finance is broken, it’s hard to make the argument that we should invest time and energy in our personal finances. We avoid the subject because there’s a certain inevitability around it; a feeling that larger forces at work will ruin our chances of financial security. So why even try?


Only 24 percent of Millennials have demonstrated a basic understanding of how to manage their money, women more than men. Many have no clue how to or when to start saving. Only a select percentage know how to invest their income. Only a few know how to properly save for responsibilities.


Why are millennials wary of tackling personal finance?Why is the struggle so real? How can millennials become better financially educated, better savers and smarter spenders, wary borrowers? How can we help millennials achieve financial stability?


Around 87 percent of millennials all over the world use online banking apps or websites to move money from one account to another, and check their balances. This mix of technology and finance has vast implications for the future of personal finance. This panel will show young people how we can marry tech with financial literacy, and build financial systems worth trusting.

Speakers
avatar for Jolaoluwa Ayeye

Jolaoluwa Ayeye

Jola is a writer and noisemaker, passionate about television, books, entertainment and social justice & development. When she's not writing or making noise, she theorizes on ways or young Nigerians to live fuller lives. She also like people, a lot. Well... on most days.
avatar for Chijioke Dozie

Chijioke Dozie

CEO, ONEFI
Chijioke Dozie is a CEO and co-Founder of Paylater.ng. He was previously an Investment Analyst at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) responsible for sourcing investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to IFC, Chijioke worked with Zephyr Management LP in the US... Read More →
avatar for Odunayo Eweniyi

Odunayo Eweniyi

Chief Operations Officer, PIGGYBANK.NG
Piggybank is an automated online savings platform that allows Africans put aside small amounts of money periodically till they reach a savings target. In Nigeria, and across Africa, there is a lack of savings culture due to bad financial decisions and economic instability. But we... Read More →
avatar for Anny Robert

Anny Robert

Sole Proprietor, ANNY ROBERT
Photographer
avatar for Arese Ugwu

Arese Ugwu

Founder, SMART MONEY AFRICA
Arese Ugwu is the author of the bestselling and ground-breaking The Smart Money Woman, the financial-chick-lit novel that has taken Africa by storm. She is helping young Africans discover their power to build their future and make smarter money decisions through Smart Money Afric... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Experience Stage

9:00am

Technology And Improving Governance - What Citizens Need To Know
Limited Capacity seats available

Until citizens demand good governance, the system will most likely remain the same. The demand for good governance and public accountability will require adequate information, knowledge about policies and the right tools for engagement. New innovations in technology are bridging the gap by providing a robust platform for productive civic engagement. The session will expose citizens to the various tools that are shaping the civic engagement space and how to demand for good governance with them.

Speakers
avatar for 'Yemi Adamolekun

'Yemi Adamolekun

Executive Director, EIE NIGERIA
‘Yemi currently serves on the board of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to building a culture of good governance & public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. She is also the Secretary to EiE’s Board.EiE h... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Innovation Stage

9:00am

Unlocking Health Communication Gateways With Digital Tools
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.
Nigeria's Ebola response was a strategic timestamp in the country's Public Health development milestone and we can not deny the indispensability of digital tools to contain the outbreak.


Nigeria currently utilizes the Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response Framework. The framework allows the detection and response activities to diseases of public health importance to be tightly linked but this system is faulty. There is need for a system that would empower as many people as possible to contribute to disease detection. Unlocking Health Communication Gateways With Digital Tools explores how Nigeria can create a system that would allow the surveillance framework gather information directly from members of the community.

Speakers
avatar for Lawal Bakare

Lawal Bakare

CEO, EPIDALERT (EBOLAALERT INFORMATIVE INITIATIVE)


Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Floor 2

10:00am

The Impact Of Digital Music Distribution On Empowering Indie & Upcoming Artistes
Limited Capacity full
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In today’s music industry, it’s becoming even more important for artistes to have their music available on digital channels. iTunes, MusicPlus, Spotify, BoomPlay, YouTube and other online music services have become powerful platforms for music discovery where consumers can access the music they love and learn about new artistes. With a digital distribution partner independent and upcoming artistes have access to over 150 digital stores worldwide and high quality products and growth opportunities, while maintaining control and ownership of their work.  Are artistes taking advantage these opportunities? Are they even aware of these opportunities and how it can change their careers? 
This panel session aims to demystify the process of music curation and distribution for both indie and upcoming artistes; exposing them to the vast amount of opportunities that lies within their reach.

Speakers
avatar for Oye Akideinde

Oye Akideinde

Regional Director, West Africa, Boomplay Music, TRANSSNET MUSIC LIMITED
Hello World!Entertainment + Tech Executive | Boomplay Music | TECNO Mobile | 360NoBSNigerian by nationality, African in perspective and Global by experience, Oye’s 17years+ experience has been primarily in consumer goods, eBusiness, financial, media and digital sectors. With de... Read More →
avatar for Foza Fawehinmi

Foza Fawehinmi

Managing Partner, TECHNOLAWGICAL PARTNERS
Entertainment and Media Lawyer.
avatar for Muna Martin

Muna Martin

General Manager, FREEME DIGITAL LIMITED
avatar for Ruggedman Michael Stephens

Ruggedman Michael Stephens

CEO, RUGGED RECORDS


10:00am

Legal Clinic For ICT Businesses
Limited Capacity full
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Technology startups and digital marketing firms who constantly do business in cyberspace are being faced with a new set of legal dilemmas which call for equally innovative solutions. Business owners and intending startups need bespoke solutions on the best ways to surf the legal landscape and to improve their businesses.
Canary Legal has designed the Free Legal Clinic for ICT Businesses. This event will feature our team of legal experts providing hands-on solutions in the form of business and legal advisory services.

Thursday March 1, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Canary Legal Office 10D Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria

10:30am

Mindset Principles for Joyful People
Limited Capacity full
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Habits to Cultivate, a sharing session with trained mind practitioners to help you develop mindset principles of taking stock, contentment and gratitude. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Speakers
avatar for Asia Esanwa

Asia Esanwa

Life Coach
Asia Esanwa is a life and business strategist who partners with high achieving individuals to reach their fullest potential in their personal lives, careers and/or businesses.She walked away from a successful career at one of the big four professional services firm where she had... Read More →
avatar for Hauwa Ojeifo

Hauwa Ojeifo

Life, Mind & Mental Health Coach, SHE WRITES WOMAN
Hauwa Ojeifo is a Mind and Mental Health Coach whose personal experience with bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorder drove her to seek answers about the human mind. She has successfully lifted herself from her own challenges and finds purpose in helping others do same.As a fi... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Garden Lounge

10:30am

Citizens, Government & Technology: Making Government Better & The Office Of The Citizen
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel will focus on how institutions and agencies of government have adopted the use of different channels of technology in its activities e.g for election management and fiscal transparency. Also, the session will reiterate the importance of an uncensored country and how citizens can lobby for increased use of technology in governance online and offline.

Thursday March 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Innovation Stage

10:30am

Selling on Social Media vs E-commerce - Where's The Real Money?
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Will the fast emerging, millenials-driven world of social media trump the billion dollar e-commerce industry? Is there some truth to the theory of a future of social selling? Or will e-commerce maintain its strong foothold on the online ecosystem?



Speakers
avatar for Olamide Bada

Olamide Bada

Managing Director, JUMIA FOOD NIGERIA
Olamide Bada is the Managing Director of Jumia Food Nigeria, the #1 food delivery platform across Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt - ensuring the food you love, delivered fast! Since its launch in November 2012, Jumia Food has expanded to 11 African countries and has attracted hund... Read More →
avatar for Otis Elendu

Otis Elendu

Founder, LENTIS HUB
Elendu Otis .E is a business man from Imo state, Who has strong passion for E-Commerce, Telecommunication and Politics. Started Business immediately after leaving school in 2014 with Jumia Market place. He Schooled in Federal University of Technology Owerri with a B.Tech. Went ah... Read More →
avatar for Toju Foyeh

Toju Foyeh

Fashion Designer, TOJU FOYEH
Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku (Toju Foyeh) was born in the late 80’s, developed a passion for fashion at a young age. Growing up, she was surrounded by several family members who were into fashion. As a young couple her parents started a clothing line and her grandmother was a designe... Read More →
avatar for Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Designer, ORANGE CULTURE
Adebayo Oke-Lawal is the creative director behind the cult brand Orange Culture.
avatar for Ehinomen Rose Umane

Ehinomen Rose Umane

Business Development Lead, BellaNaija
Rose Umane is the Business Development Lead at BellaNaija.com where she has worked on majorbrands in various sectors ranging from financial institutions, white goods, FMCG, NGO’s amongothers. She is quite skilled in the monetization of media (tech), partnerships and building pr... Read More →



Thursday March 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Experience Stage

10:30am

Stanbic IBTC - Financial servicing in the social age
Limited Capacity seats available

The session is designed to explore our role as a full-fledged universal financial services organization in the new media age; how we have journeyed on the path of innovation through digitization and how we make progress real beyond just delivering products and services for our clients and prospects, but also advisory services to take our clients from financial stability to security; wealth management to creation and ultimately make progress real for them, whatever stage in life they are.

  • Personal Finance tips in the social age.
  • An open-invitation to collaborate with us and create the future of digital technology.
  • Our journey to being the leading universal financial services organization in Nigeria through innovative products to bank, invest and serve the customer instantly (Instant Account for Bank and Mutual Funds, USSD banking et al)



Thursday March 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Floor 3

10:30am

Building Your Digital Empire
Limited Capacity full
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This session will bring together young and creative entrepreneurs to a platform where they can individually have a one- on -one interaction with thought leaders and learn from best -case studies scenarios in a round table panel .


Overall, the showpiece features key influencers in the new media, technology and entertainment sectors.The highly interactive panel will connect the dots between social media and SME’s and showcase how small-medium scale enterprises can maximize profit through integrated social media marketing channels.


A set of seasoned experts in the field of social media marketing, entrepreneurship, entertainment and blogging will leverage on their experience and skills to teach business owners how to attain social media conversion, maximizing visibility at minimal cost to drive breakthrough in their business endeavors.


At the end of the session, attendees should be able to convert their knowledge of Social Media top build a digital empire with little or no cash irrespective of the platforms they are very familiar with.

Speakers
avatar for Abiola Fabio

Abiola Fabio

CEO/Chief Strategist, ERDTERS MARKETING
Abiola Fabio is CEO/Chief Strategist of Erdters an innovative marketing agencies helping brands and high profile personalities engage more with their audience and increase ROI via their digital platforms.Fabio is a social media strategist with a track record of creating and imple... Read More →
avatar for Ubi Franklin

Ubi Franklin

CEO, INSTANT PICK UP
Ubi Franklin is a serial business man who from owning and running a successful musical record label, Made Men Music has launched a new company called Instantpickup operating in Lagos and Abuja.
avatar for Laura ikeji

Laura ikeji

CEO, THE GANG
Laura Ikeji is a multiple Award winning Nigerian Fashion Entrepreneur, Blogger, consultant, influencer, Fitness Trainer, Beauty consultant and the owner of one of Nigeria's Biggest Fashion outlet known as 'The Gang'.A graduate of psychology from the university of lagos, and the s... Read More →
avatar for Sound Sultan

Sound Sultan

Co-Owner, LAGOS CITY STARS
Sound Sultan is aNigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist. He is regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria.


Thursday March 1, 2018 10:30am - 2:00pm
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos, Nigeria

11:00am

Revaluating Mentorship In The Digital Age: Blueprint & Prospects For Mentees & Mentors
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Networking is considered as an essential professional competency for entrepreneurs and career professionals at all levels. Beyond networking, there is need to deepen conversations that create, cultivate and capitalize on the cross-functional relationships that get things done, affect the bottom line and transform their individual perspectives.


Mentorship is a personal enhancement strategy whereby an experienced person facilitates personal development in an inexperienced individual by sharing knowledge, resources, guidance, wisdom and insight in order for the recipient to minimize risks and mistakes in their career or enterprise endeavors.


In a world where we are connected by the power of technology, mentoring conversations and relationships can be fostered across any distance. This can be achieved real time or asynchronously. However, there is a huge challenge amongst career professionals and entrepreneurs in the best possible way to reach out to their role models via the internet and convert them into mentors. There is also a common challenge in prospective mentors knowing the best practice and tools available in facilitating personal development via social media and technology platforms.


Revaluating Mentorship In The Digital Age: Blueprint & Prospects For Mentees & Mentors Master Class will birth an awareness and possibility of engaging in quality mentoring relationships online and help the participants to foster mentoring practices offline and online. Participants will learn how to differentiate developmental relationships: Knowing the roles Trainers, Coaches, Counselors, Role Models and Mentors play in their career path. Participants will learn how the available technology and social tools that can be optimised for telementoring.


Participants will learn how to transform their reality by attracting quality mentors and leveraging on those relationships. Mentoring participants will learn how to identify suitable candidates for mentoring and how to nurture and deliver quality relationships. Participants will also be engaged in real time interactive sessions where they will experience role play peer mentoring.


This off-campus event is free and open to the public. 

Speakers
avatar for Onaivi Dania

Onaivi Dania

Team Lead/ Founder, PRECEPTS & MENTORS
Onaivi Dania is recognised as Africa's leading mentor-mentee matchmaker. | | As a mentoring strategist, he helps career professionals and entrepreneurs connect with suitable mentors to enable them fast track their personal and professional development. | | He also acts... Read More →
avatar for Remi Owadokun

Remi Owadokun

Founder, TOTAL MAKEOVER PROGRAM
Remi Owadokun is a Certified Health Coach, Life Coach & Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingHer unique passion for personal development and transformation positioned her to becoming the Founder of the Total Makeover Program Academy, (an initiative of Total Makeover... Read More →



12:00pm

5-Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity filling up

Join a growing community of well aware people, by maintaining a regular meditation practice. Daily meditation has many benefits including reducing stress, improving concentration and improving overall well-being. #offline our week-long mindfulness and wellness experience invites you to our 5-day meditation challenge. Join us daily at 12pm for open meditation sessions. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation.

OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES.

Speakers
avatar for Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA


Thursday March 1, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Garden Lounge

12:00pm

NXT Level Conversations: BellaNaija Style in Conversation with Lisa Folawiyo
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.
Lisa Folawiyo is arguably one of Africa’s greatest living fashion icons. Creative Director and Founder of Lisa Folawiyo Studio, Jewel By Lisa and the J Label, over the course of 11 years, has forged a brilliant career and remained true to herself, moving to the beat of her own aesthetic drum. Her critically acclaimed and commercially successful collections have been worn by celebrities across the globe including Tiwa Savage, Rita Dominic, Falana, Solange Knowles and Lucy Liu to name a few.

Very much attuned to the demands of the digital landscape, Lisa’s Instagram feed has become the stuff of sartorial legend, chronicling the way the contemporary fashion literate woman dresses and providing inspiration for her thousands of followers.

Feted the world over for her unique and often imitated style, she will be talking to Mazzi Odu, Editor At Large of BellaNaija Style about her creative and business journey so far, the power of social media, the way she has used it to build her brand, and of course offering the audience some all-too-important fashion tips!

A must-see at Social Media Week 2018, we recommend you register early to avoid disappointment.

Moderators
avatar for Mazzi Odu

Mazzi Odu

Editor At Large, BELLANAIJA STYLE
Mazzi Odu is Editor at Large at BellaNaija Style. The love of fashion, food and all things beautiful runs very deep and she has contributed pieces to Business of Fashion, Harper’s Bazaar, IAM Magazine and Guardian Nigeria among others. She is particularly passionate about Afric... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Annex

12:00pm

Using Film & Social Media To Influence Public Discourse & Engagement
Limited Capacity full
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Before the advent of social media, public discourse and engagement were limited to views expressed by celebrities and the media. Social media has changed all that. This session will enlighten citizens on how to effectively use the social media and film to demand good governance.

Thursday March 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Floor 3

12:00pm

Innovating On The Edge Of Innovation: Growing Startups In An Avant-garde Sector
Limited Capacity seats available

Innovating On The Edge Of Innovation: Growing Startups In An Avant-garde Sector is a panel discussion that explore innovating in a sector that is an innovation in itself. We are going back to basics to discuss competing with the intangible.

We'll Cover:
  • highly competitive environments/market dynamics demand innovation to survive
  • Agility/adaptiveness/localisation
  • Finding the gap in the market and the market in the gap

Thursday March 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Experience Stage

12:00pm

SMWLagos Techaholics 2018: Policy Activists & Technology Growth
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


#SMWTechaholics — a tech talk meet-up event to get young, creative and savvy techpreneurs mentored by gurus in the evolving digital space. Techaholics event, hosted by @OnlineHubNG, follow a ‘fireside chat’ format where industry influencers are asked questions revolving around the tech community in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World.


At the Social Media Week Lagos 2018 Edition; the conversation will revolve around “Policy Activists & Technology Growth” as it relates to the Nigeria's Tech Ecosystem to facilitate Innovation, Collaboration and Explore potential frontier for digital transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Ishola Adebayo

Ishola Adebayo

Creative Director, @ONLINEHUBNG
Ishola Adebayo is the Creative Director of Online Hub Educational Services (aka -- @OnlineHubNG –www.onlinehubng.com); Nigeria’s foremost Digital Content Platform. He is outspoken and has experience in creative writing, digital content editing and circulating service/product... Read More →
avatar for Oluwamayowa Oshidero

Oluwamayowa Oshidero

Head Of Digital Strategy & Data Insight, @TINKLINGD
I'm Oluwamayowa, I have a life mission of turning rough sketches into masterpieces, I am particularly dissatisfied at the sight of an underutilized potential, an under-tapped market and as well overrated and non-working products. I, therefore, work with brands, cooperation, start... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Floor 2

12:30pm

Bringing Government Closer To Citizens
Limited Capacity seats available

An exposure to the available tools that bring government closer to citizens.

Thursday March 1, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Floor 3

12:30pm

Closer To Your Customers: Building Customer Relationships That Drive Repeat Sales
Limited Capacity full
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In this digital age, it has never been more expensive for small and medium businesses to get their customers' attention. It's quite noisy out there and having a good product/service offering or being able to merely acquire customers is no longer a competitive advantage.  Your competitive advantage is now in your brand and the quality of your customer relationships. This session will share with participants how to use loyalty marketing and similar practices to reach customers, improve relationship with them and drive repeat sales in their businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Ayo Dawodu

Ayo Dawodu

CEO, Co-Founder, LOYSTAR
Ayo leads the team at Loystar, a customer loyalty and retail platform that connects retail merchants with their customers and drives repeat sales in their businesses. Ayo's interests include delivering delightful customer experiences and building customer loyalty. He started Loys... Read More →



Thursday March 1, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
MEST Lagos 19b, Adeyemi Lawson Ikoyi, Lagos

1:00pm

Yoga When There’s No Time (Yoga Practice)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn quick hacks on squeezing yoga into your life when you are super busy. Get the benefits of yoga when you are short on time with Proud Journey Yoga founder, Nsa leading you. All levels welcome, no yoga pants required!
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.


Speakers
avatar for Nsa Emodi

Nsa Emodi

Founder, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA
Nsa is an uplifting 200E-RYT yoga teacher and founder of Proud Journey Yoga, a Lagos based wellness company and Registered Yoga School under the Yoga Alliance. After a yoga class or retreat with Nsa, her students feel powerful, flexible and mentally refreshed. She emphasizes mind... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Garden Lounge

1:00pm

The Business of Style - Ideas, Influence & Income
Limited Capacity full
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It's so amazing how many opportunities are available on social media, and by extension, the internet. How do you tap into these opportunities just like the influencers you know did and are doing?

How one can move from the fashionista who posts his/her outfit of the day every day to entertain and keep up with his/her loved ones, to becoming a style inspiration for thousands? Or how can a pretty lady who enjoys doing her own makeup transition to an online tutor for thousands of viewers worldwide? And finally, how do you make money off doing what you love? It all lies in an idea, a unique idea. In this panel session, you'll learn easy steps to becoming an influencer and making money from it.

If you want to go the entrepreneurial route, how do you balance it with your daytime job and ensure that no one suffers? You'll learn about key steps you should take to avoid being overwhelmed with the activities you have to complete. You'll also learn how to manage your finances and make wise investments to protect your business and brand.

The ideas, influencer and income panel at the 2018 SMW hosted by BellaNaija Style is for you if you're currently asking the questions. Be sure to register to attend and let your journey begin... or accelerate, for some.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Edoro

Mary Edoro

Editorial Assistant, BELLANAIJA STYLE
Since discovering her passion for writing at a young age, she has developed her skill by writing for renowned websites, using words to express her love for fashion. Mary blogs about her personal style and offers guides to her favourite city, Lagos on her blog - Lagos City Chic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aderonke Adefalujo

Aderonke Adefalujo

Fashion Entrepreneur/Social Media Influencer
avatar for Ozinna Anumudu

Ozinna Anumudu

Brand Consultant
avatar for Stephanie Coker

Stephanie Coker

Tv Host, MTV BASE AFRICA | EBONY LIFE TV
Stephanie Coker is a Nigerian on-air personality and a television presenter for MTV Base Africa and Ebony Life TV.
avatar for Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Designer, ORANGE CULTURE
Adebayo Oke-Lawal is the creative director behind the cult brand Orange Culture.
avatar for Tajé Prest

Tajé Prest

Tv & Radio Presenter, TAJE
avatar for Kehinde Smith

Kehinde Smith

Entrepreneur, Beauty & Lifestyle Influencer, MY EXTENSIONZ
Kehinde Smith is a successful entrepreneur and a proud co-owner of a respected beauty brand (My Extensionz) that has been in operation in the United States for over 6 years and recently, NigeriaShe further expanded My Extensionz Nigeria into a full blown hair & nail salon as well... Read More →



Thursday March 1, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Annex

1:30pm

Battling Violent Extremism in Nigeria
Limited Capacity seats available

Battling Violent Extremism in Nigeria features individuals working in and around north east Nigeria and will provide a glimpse into how they have all in their own unique ways, contributed to the battle against violent extremism. The session will be Moderated by Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, the Executive Director, North America for Quilliam International. He is an expert on violent extremism issues and a scholar on Africa.

Thursday March 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Innovation Stage

1:30pm

Get Paid! - Hustler To Pan-African Mogul!
Limited Capacity filling up

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Listen to "built from scratch" brand leaders share tips & opportunities on building bankable pan-African companies offline after the social media buzz is over.


What happens when the "feel good" inspiration wears off and your company is still in a bad situation? The session features a diversified panel of speakers from across Africa who have successfully built companies from scratch and scaled their businesses across the world.  Discover tips for managing logistics, building a shopping site, online payment platforms, production and packaging and scaling your company beyond your local market to get paid!


Get inspired to succeed and learn how to get your business in front of the people that will pay for your products! The GET PAID! panel session is an initiative of ISOKO AFRICA . 

Speakers
avatar for Kola Aina

Kola Aina

Co-Founder/CEO, VENTURES PLATFORM
My name is Kola.I am an entrepreneur and investor.My Partner and I set up Ventures Platform, a seed stage fund and accelerator which through its 16-week program, provides advisory, mentorship, back office support, seed-funding and need based residency to selected startups.I enjoy... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Codjo

Sarah Codjo

C.E.O, PERLICIOUS
PERLICIOUS © is a trademark of luxury handcrafts. In 2011 this brand arises from the entrepreneurial project of a young woman freshly holder of a Master's degree in Audit and Management control: SARAH CODJO. Described as Beninese of nationality and African of heart, Sarah CODJO... Read More →
avatar for Shade Ladipo

Shade Ladipo

Country Director, WECONNECT INTERNATIONAL IN NIGERIA
SHADE LADIPO is the Country Director for WEConnect International in Nigeria, a travel and media entrepreneur, and social activist. At the age of 25, Shade founded Avienti Limited a Destination Management Company with three offices in Nigeria. She has worked with the United Nation... Read More →
avatar for Sonia Mugabo

Sonia Mugabo

Founder/Fashion Designer, SONIA MUGABO
Born and raised in Kigali – Rwanda, Sonia Mugabo (27 years old) is an ambitious, creative, and proactive young lady. In 2013, after completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Buena Vista University majoring in Visual Communication and Graphic Design, with a Digital Media minor, sh... Read More →
avatar for Michael Femi Simeon

Michael Femi Simeon

CEO, VOGUEPAY
Michael Femi Simeon is the chief executive officer at VoguePay, an online payment bridge connecting Africa and the rest of the world with over 50,000 merchants spread across 4 continents (North America, Asia, Europe and Africa).Michael has over 17 years of business experience, ma... Read More →



Thursday March 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Experience Stage

1:30pm

What I've Learned From Posting Photos Of My Girlfriend On Social Media
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


How best can we tell our stories? How human can we make them? Who is listening? What does Target Audience even mean? How do we create resonating and thumb stopping content in a world where the average attention span is quickly depleting? 


In June, I decided to let the Twitter community know of my amazing girlfriend by wishing her a happy birthday. Thousands of retweets and comments later  I earned the title of 'Twitter Lover Boy' among my peers in the Digital Marketing Community.


But what I have learned from my spontaneous acts of love is a crucial lesson for brands; in how they tell their stories, how they demand attention in an attention deficit world and how they craft the perceptions of their target audience. 


This session will explore how brands can recreate themselves as human rather than a logo on social media platforms. 'WILFPPOMGOSM 'will draw insights from the successes as well as the failures of  campaigns in the past year and uncover how brands can draw inspiration for the future of digital and marketing communications in Nigeria.


The meetup will be a chance for the active digital and connected audience to share their own experiences and at the end of it, be able to model  new lessons to craft a future where marketing and marketing communications is not just blasted out for whoever cares to listen but is crafted in such a way that is deserving of reciprocity in the social conversations.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Isidi

Charles Isidi

Chief Storyteller, ADE Digital
I am a digital storyteller and a curious conceptual thinker passionate about brand communications, digital marketing and business analytics. | | | | Ardent listener and idea monger. I love crafting words in beautiful ways to create a relevant connection with anyone. Talk to m... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Floor 2

2:00pm

Fashion Portfolio Reviews
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your line ready for market? Get candid feedback from the Jumia Fashion team on your business model, the cohesiveness of your line and it's marketability. Portfolio reviews on a first come first served basis. Please come with your line sheet and/or look book.

Speakers
avatar for Ademilola Aderemi

Ademilola Aderemi

Key Account Manager, JUMIA
Ademilola is a Key Account Manager in Jumia, who works with high grossing Fashion Vendors. His favourite designer is Ralph Lauren and he likes the "tech things in life".
avatar for Alaezi Akpuru

Alaezi Akpuru

Head Of Social Media, JUMIA
Alaezi currently occupies the Head Of Social Media position at e-commerce giant, Jumia Nigeria.She has experience in Fashion Content Creation, Influencer marketing management and PR. She has previously worked at Fashpa.com and Toju Foyeh. She owns a contemporary womens-wear brand... Read More →
avatar for Olufolajimi Ilesanmi

Olufolajimi Ilesanmi

Category Head, Fashion, JUMIA NIGERIA
Jimi is a garduate of Internatioanl business management with over 4 year experience in Fashion business.
avatar for Mary Ann Oghiorumua

Mary Ann Oghiorumua

Key Account Manager, Fashion, JUMIA NIGERIA
Mary-ann is a fashion enthusiast with a zeal to grow fashion on jumia, she manages a portfolio of key accounts helping them grow month on month. She enjoys travelling and theatre.


Thursday March 1, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Annex

2:00pm

Digital Romance: Love And Relationships In The Era Of Social Media
Limited Capacity filling up

There has been a drastic change in the dynamics of love and relationships in Nigeria since the popularity of the internet and social media. This panel session seeks to lay out the pros and cons of digitally fuelled relationships as well as form discussions around how digital technology can be maximized as a tool to help better relationships.


Through the eyes of relationship experts, psychologists, counsellors and personels in related fields, the impact of social media on matters of the heart wil be logically weighed using real life experiences and practical scenarios.


Some of the vital areas that will be focused on include the success rate of relationships that stem from social hookup sites, online dating as a tool for cyber crime and connecting digital technology and social media to the high rate of divorce particularly among millennials.


Gate fees : None



Speakers
avatar for Vien 007

Vien 007

Radio Host, CITY FM, 105.1
Vien007, also known as the Sassy Classy, The Bond Lady and “Las Gidi’s Finest” of Nigerian Hip Hop/RnB is an award winning talented Journalist / Broadcaster and singer who emerged as the most versatile female artist in Nigeria for over 4 years from well known remis to late... Read More →
avatar for Fola Akinmolayan

Fola Akinmolayan

Founder/Chief Operating Officer, NEO2
My name is Akinmolayan Abiodun Akinfolarin. I won’t say that I am a geek, but then I have always been very passionate about technology.
avatar for Iceberg Slim

Iceberg Slim

Artiste
Iceberg Slim, born Olusegun Olowokere is a US-born and bred Nigerian rapper who has collaborated with the top names in both Nigerian and the US music scene.
avatar for Osi Suave

Osi Suave

On Air Personality (Oap), BEAT FM
Osi is Your typical in your face kinda guy. Funny witty and armed with an arsenal of music knowledge that would blow you away, Born and raised in Lagos, Osi has been on Radio Professionally For 2years before joining the Beat99.9FM.


2:15pm

Personal Corporate Branding For Senior Leaders And Executives
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


An exclusive customized masterclass on personal corporate and business branding and positioning for Senior Leaders and Executives.

Speakers
avatar for Claudine Moore

Claudine Moore

MD, C Moore Media
C. Moore Media (CMM) is an international boutique public relations and communications agency headquarted in the US doing business in the US, Europe and across AFrica with a focus West Africa/Nigeria. Founded by award-winning global PR executive Claudine Moore , CMM successfully w... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Floor 3

2:30pm

Self Massage: Foot Reflexology
Limited Capacity seats available

Familiarize yourself with the reflex points on your feet, and how you can apply pressure on your feet to help the wellbeing of various organs in your body.  Give yourself a mind blowing foot massage. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.


Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Massage Therapist, SPA PAMPERING AT HOME
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.


Thursday March 1, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Garden Lounge

2:30pm

Postcrossing: Cultural Exchange Through Postcards
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Social media has given us the ability to learn about other cultures through the eyes of locals without ever actually having to leave home. 


Postcrossing.com is a global website where participants are invited to send and receive postcards with people around the world whom they have never met. The only thing that brings them together is their love for exchanging postcards. This event will demonstrate how Postcrossing.com is bringing people closer, redefining communication and encouraging people to send handwritten messages in a digital era.

Speakers
avatar for Pelu Awofeso

Pelu Awofeso

Creative Director, TRAVEL NEXT DOOR
I am a travel journalist, culture reporter and city guide. Sometime in 2009 I launched a solo travel project tagged “The Beautiful Underbelly Tour”, during which I crisscrossed 18 states in Nigeria’s six geographical regions. Stories and photographs I generated from that 10... Read More →
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism Enthusiast, NENE-UWA HUB LTD
Nnennaya Fakoya-Smith aka Ajala Nene of Nene-Uwa is a Tourism Enthusiast: Tourism Booster/Promoter, Tour Broker & Travel Blogger. She is also a Deltiologist (Postcard Lover), A Philatelist (Stamp Collector), A Numismatist (Coins and Banknote Collector) and an Afrocentric Enthusia... Read More →
avatar for Raphael James

Raphael James

Director General, CENTER FOR RESEARCH & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Dr. Raphael James is the founder of the largest Photo Museum of Nigeria History with over 35, 000 photos. Publisher of African Dame and The National Biographer Magazines; The National Biographer Magazine have featured some VIP's in Africa and beyond, including former Military Pre... Read More →
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Chuck Nwachukwu

Director New Media Business Development, CULTURE SHOCK AFRICA (CSA)
Chuck and the Lagos LaidBac team have been able to build a business around creating societal value for the city of Lagos.In collaboration with his Partners, they have bridged an existing gap in the education of domestic tourists and business travelers as well as helped proliferat... Read More →



Thursday March 1, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Annex

3:00pm

Digital Superheroes
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital Superheros explores the ways technology brings people closer together to build communities out of individuals with diverse beliefs, backgrounds and orientations.


This all star panel features a cross-section of digital media experts who have disrupted their respective industries creating viral, consumable contents for global audiences. Panelist from the worlds of comedy, music and blogging who have worked their way up to thousands of followers and views  will share their  "Mama I made it" come-up stories, challenges and tips for monetizing  social content.  


Speakers will discuss:
  • How to build your craft and maintain a high level of audience in the digital media space.
  • Monetizing creative content: From a grassroots development level to the world stage.
  • From a small audience to a large audience, how to build it right.

Speakers
avatar for Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele

Actress, THE JENIFA FOUNDATION
Funke Akindele was born on the 24th of August 1977. As a young girl, Funke had a dream to become a big Actress, writer, and producer. Her mum discovered her talent and she supported and inspired her. Staying true to her dreams, she started writing scripts in her secondary school... Read More →
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Mark Angel

CEO Mark Angel Company, MARK ANGEL COMPANY
My name is Mark Angel and I am the founder and CEO of Mark Angel Comedy, Mechanic Pictures & The Mark Angel Entertainment conglomerate. I was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. In 2008 I gained admission to study medicine in University but never had the opportunity due to finan... Read More →
avatar for Chidi Anyina

Chidi Anyina

Content & Digital Manager, TRACE TV
Chidi Anyina is Head of Content and Digitial at Trace TV. He is overseeing the company's expansion into mobile and digital assets as Viewer behaviour morphes in this digital age. Before Trace Chidi has consulted with Huawei's Music Plus as well as worked on big budget oil project... Read More →
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Temitayo Ige

Ogilvyone, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
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Bowo Odunsi

Artist, UNIVERSAL MUSIC NIGERIA
Born Bowofoluwa Oluwafisayo Odunsi, his solo career began to take off in 2016 under talent management company KME (Kimani Moore Entertainments), he released his debut EP Time of Our Lives (TOOL) which received raving reviews from fans and critics alike. His style of music consist... Read More →



Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Experience Stage

3:00pm

Youth & Battling Violent Extremism Via Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Youth & Battling Violent Extremism Via Social Media will feature youth from north eastern Nigeria who have used social media as a tool to battle violent extremism. Featured will be youth from the North East Intellectual Entrepreneurship Fellowship (NEIEF) who have successfully used the #NotAnotherNigerian on social media to battle violent extremism and young photographers from the #UntoldStoriesOfTheNorthEast photo Campaign


Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Floor 3

3:00pm

Closer To The North East
Limited Capacity seats available

This relaxed discussion style session will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders from north eastern Nigeria.


Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Floor 2

3:00pm

Creatives Connect: Building Tribes & Impact Through Digital Influence
Limited Capacity full
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Community building in the digital space is changing the way we do business and create impact. Beyond content, there is a need to deepen relationships by creating conversations, building community and collectively supporting individual perspectives, while helping each other to thrive.
Digital influence built on community and impact, has proven to birth forth stronger success. In addition, brands who work with digital influencers are more convinced through engagement and the impact (conversions) that such partnerships create. They see more ROI when a trusted tribe has been built by the influencers they work with. It’s no wonder, Mark Zuckerberg updated the mission of Facebook to focus on building communities when he said– “Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.”
Social media has given creatives, leaders and gamechangers the opportunity to express themselves, build a following, and also earn through their passions. This has aided more people to leverage on the power of the online space.
However, there is a huge gap amongst entrepreneurs and professionals in the creative and online space as regards building real impact, transforming lives, creating stronger communities and thriving in the process. How can we use social media to educate other aspiring leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs using community learning, which helps us build better networks and partnerships? How can technology aid a young fashion creative to connect and promote local manufacturing in the Nigeria fashion industry? How can we use technology to build communities we can trust through real time conversations?
The rise of creatives, online entrepreneurs and other professionals in this digital age, is truly a blessing. However, we can create greater impact that benefits the influencers, brands and the communities they serve.
This Meetup will create more awareness and possibilities available through community building, and enlighten attendees on the various opportunities available to build products and services that will add more value to their communities. Furthermore, attendees will network with like minds, learn from experts, and leave with ideas to help them thrive better in their businesses.
 
 Attendees will Learn:
    •More about the importance of building solid communities through content
    •How to Create a Vibrant Web Based Community
    • Becoming a digital Influencer by building an online community through impact
    • Utilizing Social Media For Developmental Relationships
    • Transiting From Digital To Physical ( Building Physical Interactions from Digital Connections )
    • Case Study: Ideas on how to build products and services that will benefit your tribe/community (and create more trust)
    •From experts that have built thriving communities
    • Oppourtunity to meet industry experts
    • Network with fellow creatives, entrepreneurs and start ups
 

Who should attend tis session?
Creatives, entrepreneurs, visionaries in Fashion, beauty, tech and digital creatives, online coaches, writers, designers, fashion bloggers, lifestyle and social entrepreneurs, Youtubers, investors, innovators and enthusiasts interested in building real impact and influence online.

Speakers
avatar for Ifeoma Amadi

Ifeoma Amadi

DRAPEDINBASICS
Currently a student of the University Of Lagos, Social media strategist, blogger at drapedinbasics.com and content creator.
avatar for Edirin Edewor

Edirin Edewor

Founder, OPEN
Edirin Edewor is a Two-time Amazon bestselling author, Online Publishing Expert and an Authors and Mindset Coach. She is the Founder of Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network (OPEN), an online community that caters to thousands of some of Africa's rising authors and entrepre... Read More →
avatar for Akah Nnani

Akah Nnani

CEO, AKAH NNANI
Akah Nnani is a Nigerian born Actor, TV host, Content Creator and YouTuber. Since 2014, Akah is a talent who has been cast in several 'MNET Africa' TV Films, Web Series, Feature Films, with aspiration on becoming a global brand. Akah Nnani is regarded as one of the most talented... Read More →
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John Obidi

Founder, SMARTBCAMP
John Obidi is an Online Business Consultant who helps thought leaders to communicate and monetize their knowledge, using the Internet.In 2013, he was nominated for The Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media for his contributions to the industry.He's the founder of SmartBcamp, a... Read More →
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Afua Osei

Co-Founder, SHE LEADS AFRICA
Afua Osei is a co-founder of She Leads Africa, a media company for millennial African women. She is an expert in creating digital content and live experiences that impact and connect with a new generation of smart, ambitious African women.Afua has been all over the world with her... Read More →
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Jennifer Uloko

Founder, YANGABEAUTY
Anyone in the industry knows that you cannot really talk about the rise of the Nigerian beauty industry without really delving into the phenomenon of mobile internet in Nigeria. Prior to the introduction of Nigerian beauty brands like Sleek Beauty and House of Tara, beauty was a... Read More →
avatar for Adewale Yusuf

Adewale Yusuf

CEO, TECHPOINT.NG
Founder & Publisher of Techpoint.ng. I tell stories with photographs and text. I love travelling.


Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
WÈRÉ House 7b Mike Adegbite Avenue, Lekki Phase 1

3:30pm

Social Media, Promoting Culture Through Live Events
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Live Events have become an integral part of promoting culture. From Live music concerts, theatre, to pop up parties. It is evident there is an increasing need for people to connect and share experiences. As the most populous black nation in the world with diverse cultures, social media has helped accelerate affinity for our music, movies, fashion, and food. The Social Media, Promoting Culture Through Live Events panel session will look into the opportunities, challenges and the way forward to promoting our culture through Live Events. Our panelists are selected from several disciplines in Live Events- Theatre, Live Music and Event Production.

Speakers
avatar for Emeka Ebeniro

Emeka Ebeniro

Business Director, SEATS AND TICKETS SERVICES
SEATS + TICKETS is a Full-Service Ticketing and Event Support Company located in Lagos Nigeria providing better customer experience through first-rate admission control, ticketing and event support services.
avatar for Lydia Idakula Sobogun

Lydia Idakula Sobogun

Producer/Convener, GBAGYICHILD ENTERTAINMENT
avatar for Malaika Toyo

Malaika Toyo

Director, MADE CULTURE
I am interested in developing and designing innovative and experimental games that can help people understand and simplify complex issues .Talk to me about designing games and simulation exercises.


Thursday March 1, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Annex

4:00pm

How Youth Can Deploy Social Media To Counter Violent Extremism
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim is the Executive Director, North America for Quilliam International as he teaches an engaging and interactive class on the topic 'How Youth Can Deploy Social Media to Counter Violent Extremism'.

Learn:

  • What does Countering Violent Extremism mean
  • What role does social media play in Countering Violent Extremism
  • How can youth use social media for CVE


Thursday March 1, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Floor 3

4:30pm

Movement For Total Body Relaxation
Limited Capacity seats available

A Yoga practice:- to promote relaxation, a sound mind and body. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.


Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Garden Lounge

4:30pm

Leveraging Technology For Young People's Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Many young people, especially women and girls lack adequate information and access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights services. In Nigeria, little priority is placed on providing SRH services for young people  even though global policies and studies have shown the dire consequences of a lack of access to these services. The societal stigma attached to victims of sexual violence and assault as well as young unmarried girls and women seeking information and accessing contraceptives also proves a major barrier to access. Many young people also do not know where to get help and information regarding SRH and rights.


Leveraging Technology For Young People's Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights is a panel discussion aimed at exploring the challenges young people face in accessing information on safe sex, contraception, menstrual hygiene and puberty as well as reporting sexual violence. It will also feature a discussion on HACEY solutions: the SALVUS and TOMBEY platforms which makes use of mobile technology to improve access to services and information on SRH and sexual violence.


Salvus, meaning "Safe" is an online platform that enables survivors and witnesses of sexual violence report incidents anonymously and securely, and access help from registered support service providers. The TOMBEY platform helps young people locate youth-friendly SRH centres near them, identify services available at these centres, and provide the opportunity for them to access needed services.




The panel session will focus on:
1. Identifying challenges young people face in accessing SRH
2. Current SRH policies and policy gaps
3. Youth mainstreaming in policies addressing SRH for young people
4. Gathering and using Data for SRH planning and policy
5. Helping young people tell their stories and share experiences on accessing SRH services.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Omasanjuwa Edun

Dr. Omasanjuwa Edun

State Team Leader, JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM NURHI 2 PROJECT
I am a medical doctor and a public health specialist with eight (8) years’ work experience in clinical medicine, public health, and health sector development. I have a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH, USA), and currently work with the John Hopkins University Center for... Read More →
avatar for Joel Ogunsola

Joel Ogunsola

Project Lead, TECH4DEV
I have strong passion for sustainable development, technology and social entrepreneurship.Professionally I serve as the founder/managing partner for Prunedge an enterprise technology solutions provider based out of Nigeria. Prior to which I was the Microsoft Education Technical A... Read More →
avatar for Chidinma Onuoha

Chidinma Onuoha

Program & Human Resources Manager, DKT NIGERIA
A trained lawyer from the University of Lagos, Chidinma helps design and implement programs focused on helping people, especially in hard-to-reach and disadvantaged communities access family planning and reproductive health products and services.Currently, Chidinma is the Program... Read More →
avatar for Rhoda Robinson

Rhoda Robinson

Director, HACEY HEALTH INITIATIVE
Rhoda is a Gender expert with over 9 years’ experience working with women and girls in under-served communities on interventions and policy advocacy on issues ranging from sexual and reproductive health, human rights, maternal health to economic empowerment. She served on the D... Read More →



Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Experience Stage

4:30pm

Training The Next Generation Of Creatives & Digital Specialists - Creating High Skilled Jobs
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Due to the high unemployment rate in Nigeria, retraining our young graduates, jobseekers, and undergraduates with globally recognised and relevant skills is a critical task.  Workes need skills that will not just be in demand in Nigeria but also allow them to compete for jobs from anywhere in the world.


This panel session will discuss why and how we can best train our youth, jobseekers and entry level professionals in relevant 21st century skills including ICT Literacy, critical thinking, technical analytics, problem solving, business communications, relationship building and strategic thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Banke Alawaye

Banke Alawaye

Business Consultant
Banke Alawaye is an expert in exploiting digital tools for business growth and productivity. With over 20 years of work experience with many businesses, she’s been helping personal brands and organisations make the best of digital tools for years.Banke has spent thousands of ho... Read More →
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Gbenga Bada

Associate Editor, RINGIER AFRICA DIGITAL PUBLISHING
Ringier entered the African market in 2011 with a clear focus on capitalizing on the massive digital potential of the market. Few years later, Ringier Africa is operating the leading classifieds and media groups on the continent - ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) and RADP (Ringier... Read More →
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Florence Olumodimu

Founder/Principal Consultant, LIFE DEVELOPERS NETWORK
Life Developers Network is a social enterprise founded to help organisation actualise the maximum potential in business processes, branding, marketing, sales and operations.The Founder Florence Olumodimu is a Marketing Communications Consultant and thus a major focus is on Market... Read More →
avatar for Funke Osae-Brown

Funke Osae-Brown

Founder, THE LUXURY REPORTER
Funke Osae-Brown is a senior journalist and founder, The Luxury Reporter, a luxury lifestyle magazine focused on reporting the luxury sector for the discerning man or woman with taste for rare quality.She is a former deputy editor, BusinessDay on Sunday/former Editor BusinessLife... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Floor 3

4:30pm

Blush-Free Conversations On Love, Sex, And Relationships In The Digital World
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


It is difficult for young people in Africa to get reliable and high-quality information about sex, love and relationships, and our aim is to provide this information in an open, honest, non-judgmental way. It’s actually a fundamental human right to have sexual pleasure and have safe, satisfying and happy relationships.  So if we know people are looking for this info offline and online, why aren’t we providing them with the info they’re looking for? We believe this is possible, with the right strategy.


Love Matters  uses “pleasure” as a hook to engage our online communities to talk about sexuality and gender rights and to help them making better choices in their lives. Our online approach means young people can access reliable information via their mobile phones or personal computers. Their anonymity is guaranteed and they can look into topics without being judged.


We at Love Matters put this information online because we want 3 things:
  • We are able to bypass traditional gatekeepers who could censor this information.
  • With the growing explosion of Internet access specifically mobile Internet, we can reach even more young people than ever before.
  • Because young people want to know about sex. and besides the bad things, they want to know about the GOOD things. The do’s and don’ts. how to have orgasms! Also they want to read stories of people who know how to have them!


Blush-Free Conversations On Love, Sex, And Relationships In The Digital World will highlight factual stuff – like all about women’s and men’s bodies, birth control, and sexually transmitted infections. But we also have the pleasure and emotional side – like how to make love and how to have safe and satisfying relationships. This session share ideas of using social media to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in a fun way especially for our young audience.

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Nzingo

Fiona Nzingo

Social Media Manager Love Matters Africa, RNW LOVE MATTERS AFRICA PROJECT
Love Matters is a non-profit that provides easy-to-access information and news about sexuality and sexual health. we use a sex positive approach to engage our online communities to talk about sexuality and gender rights. to help them making more informed choices in their lives... Read More →



Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Floor 2

4:30pm

Building Networks Online
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Building Networks Online is an informal meetup for digital marketing professionals  to discuss how to gain an online community with the aim of furthering not only their own business but also the business of the people they reach. This session is designed to encourage people to feel more comfortable becoming entrepreneurs by helping to build networking skills. Experts will be on hand to share marketing tips and information on how to move your business from a physical structure to a more online presence.


We will explore: 
  • How your marketing reach can go further online
  • How to reach the right target audience online
  • The power of social media in growing your business

Speakers
avatar for Yets Asika

Yets Asika

Partner, YBA GLOBAL
Yets Asika is originally from a legal back ground of 14 years, working in London, England and for the United Nation & International Criminal Tribunals Rwanda (ICTR) under the ICJ. She later moved to Lagos to continue with the Law. She has become an expert network marketer and is... Read More →
avatar for Yemisi Ilo

Yemisi Ilo

Director, ORIGINAL MEDIA PRODUCTION
Original Media is an Award-Winning, full service production company. Our clients include major corporations, SMEs, NGO’s and government agencies. Original Media also creates original videos for its own online news & entertainment platform, called Battabox.com. This platform has... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Annex

4:30pm

Innovation in Governance: A new approach to leadership … A new way forward.
Limited Capacity seats available

Innovation in Governance: A new approach to leadership … A new way forward.
Peter Obi in Conversation w/ Chioma Chuka

For citizens, policy makers and governments to move our communities, cities and countries forward it is critical to innovate across all sectors including government. This session will be a thought provoking discussion on the importance of citizens, civil society and governments to be innovative in their thinking and approach to governing, collaborating and nation building.

Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Innovation Stage

5:00pm

Reducing The Suicide Rate In Nigeria, One Post At A Time
Limited Capacity full
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Nigeria, as far back as 2012, W.H.O estimated that 6.5% of the country’s population died by suicide. This is undoubtedly an underestimation of figures, knowing how stigmatized this practice is within the country, and the need for families to reduce the shame by covering up deaths by suicide. Undoubtedly, the rate of suicide cases is on the increase, as well as the rate by which it is being reported by the media (This may be due to the advent of social media and easy access to media sources).


The rate of suicide activities have been estimated to be on the increase for numerous reasons, which include but are not limited to the following; increasing incidence in cases of mental illness, stigma of cases of mental illnesses including depression, socioeconomic instability within the nation, increasing incidence of suicide cases within the country and inappropriate media exposure of this cases (which unfortunately opens a pseudo-method option to cope with stress by individuals coping with neglected mental illnesses).


Reducing The Suicide Rate In Nigeria, One Post At A Time will be directed at informing participants of how they can actively get involved in not only reducing the rising suicide rate in Nigeria but to also be active suicide spotters and interventionists both online and offline.

Speakers
avatar for Mofiyinfoluwa Oyeobu, MD

Mofiyinfoluwa Oyeobu, MD

Cofounder/Financial Secretary, MENTALLY AWARE NIGERIA INITIATIVE (MANI)
A medical Doctor with a passion for Mental Health with particular interest in children living with mental health issues. Being a co-founder at MANI an NGO which is focused on ending the stigma associated with persons struggling with mental health issues has been an avenue to cont... Read More →
avatar for Victor Ugo

Victor Ugo

Founder/President, MENTALLY AWARE NIGERIA INITIATIVE
A Medical Doctor, a Mental Health Advocate and the Founder of Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative, a non-governmental nonprofit working to improve on the dire state of mental health and access to care for the mentally ill in Nigeria.


Thursday March 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
LeadSpace Yaba 70, Olonode Street, Alagomeji Yaba

5:00pm

REdressing Africa
Limited Capacity full
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Presenting the businesses on a mission to REdress Africans and discuss the social and economic impact of "sustainable" fashion models in Africa.

Moderators
avatar for Yoanna &quotPepper" Chikezie

Yoanna "Pepper" Chikezie

CEO/Founder, THE ASSEMBLY
Pepper Chikezie Founder 
of The Assembly, a serial Entrepreneur who has worked in Fashion production, marketing and branding for 10 years. Extensive experience in roles varying from Stylist to Fashion Editor, Consultant to Brand Manager and Head of Channel of a 24/7 African fas... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ginikachi Eloka

Ginikachi Eloka

Content Lead, THRIFT PROJECTS
I'm a photographer, freelance writer and content creator who is passionate about building communities.I'm currently based in Lagos, Nigeria, and I co-manage Thrift Projects, an alternative shopping platform that intends to shift the perception of thrifting, while celebrating pers... Read More →
avatar for Ifeyinwa Ojekwe

Ifeyinwa Ojekwe

Founder & CEO, KONSIGN AFRIKA
Ifeyinwa Ojekwe is a beauty enthusiast and founder of multi-award winning natural cosmetics brand Ajali Handmade Naturals. At the end of last year she launched into the fashion industry with her latest business venture – Konsign Afrika. Konsign Afrika is a premium fashion consi... Read More →
avatar for Innocent Udeogu

Innocent Udeogu

CEO, ONCENOUT LIMITED
Innocent is the founder and CTO of OnceNOut.com, an online community for easily selling, donating and buying designer pre-owned fashion items while supporting the less-privileged with a proportion of the proceeds. An alum of MESTAfrica and a Yunus & Youth Fellow, Innocent is also... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Annex

5:45pm

Your Handle Or Your Life? Protecting Your Productivity, Happiness & Relationship
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


More connected than ever before, more isolated than ever before, social media and technology have infiltrating effects on our mental health, productivity, happiness and relationships. This masterclass seeks to explore what research and science say about technology and mental health, proffering interactive solutions to make participants happier, more productive and joy-filled.


Your Handle Or Your Life? Managing Social Media To Protect Your Productivity, Happiness And Relationship hopes to explore the connection between smartphone use and the psychological well-being. Taught by an expert in combining concepts of joy, faith and happiness, the session will be a platform to unlearn few things we think we know about social media and its effect on our daily decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo

CEO, JOY, INC.
Named by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 best entrepreneurs under 30, Chude Jideonwo is founder and leader of Joy, Inc., a revolutionary new company that integrates faith and science to help people, especially young people, find joy in their lives and in their work. Prior to found... Read More →
avatar for Adaora Mbelu-Dania

Adaora Mbelu-Dania

Director, TRELLIS GROUP
Adaora is currently Head Of Innovation at A2 Creative - a Trellis Company. She has a passion for innovation and a belief in the power of creativity to achieve extraordinary business results.Her experience spans across various industries, where she has gathered priceless experienc... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Floor 3

6:00pm

Enhancing Home Grown Food Potential: The Agric-Tech Fusion Need
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Over the years the Nigerian agricultural landscape has relied on archaic methodologies and mostly manual inputs. This has limited our potential for locally grown food in terms of production, processing, data collection and analysis for research, disease control, preservation and ultimately sales.


Enhancing Home Grown Food Potential: The Agric-Tech Fusion Need  is a meaningful panel conversations that aims to address agricultural challenges and ultimately proffer tech-based solutions to that can improve all aspects of the agricultural value chain.

Speakers
avatar for Onyeka Akumah

Onyeka Akumah

CEO/Co-Founder, FARMCROWDY
Onyeka Akumah is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy - a start-up he founded in September 2016 and is currently referred to as Nigeria’s First Digital Agriculture platform. Impacting on the lives of over 1,500 small-scale farmers already over the last 10 mo... Read More →
avatar for Ayodeji Balogun

Ayodeji Balogun

Country Manager, AFEX COMMODITIES EXCHANGE LIMITED
Ayodeji Balogun currently serves as the Country Manager for AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX Nigeria) and the Regional Director for Africa Exchange Holdings Limited in West Africa, where he is pioneering the development of a private sector led commodities exchange and ware... Read More →
avatar for Deola Kayode

Deola Kayode

Digital Strategy Manager, INSIGHT PUBLICIS
Deola Kayode is a Digital Strategy Manager at Nigeria's leading Advertising Agency, Insight Publicis. He is also an editor of Marketing Lab Africa and the Author of Digital Epidemic, a Strategic eMarketing Guide for growing your business in the age of Conneted Customers... Read More →
avatar for Abolaji Osilowo

Abolaji Osilowo

Lead Strategic Person, PATRIARCHS
We are dynamic Agricultural enterprise that focuses on providing access to locally grown food using technology as a key tool to achieve this.


Thursday March 1, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Floor 3

6:00pm

Games Night For Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


A night of networking with like minded individuals playing interactive games that can make even the most timid person a social butterfly...

Speakers
avatar for Marvis

Marvis

Rap Artiste (Co Host), JACKPLAYS EVENTS
Marvis Nkpornwi is a top finalist of the Big Brother Naija 2017 reality show.Marvis Nkpornwi is an actress, rap artiste, model and an entrepreneur.As an entrepreneur she is currently the CEO of Nahso.com, an apparel brand that she started in April 2017. The Nahso.com brand was bo... Read More →
avatar for Miriam Nwosah

Miriam Nwosah

Founder/CEO, JackPlays Events
At Jackplays Events we have made it our mission to organize fun events for corporate bodies and professionals. Our events are tailored to our clients needs and we endeavor to create an environment that encourages social interaction and networking between attendees, while making s... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Annex

7:00pm

The Media & Pop Culture Meet Up: Igniting Creative Minds Through Synergy
Limited Capacity full
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The Media & Pop Culture Meet Up is an essential and relaxed way to stay connected with the several industry peers within the Nigerian music, entertainment, art, fashion and lifestyle community. It's a session that will give people the opportunity to mix and mingle with pop culture content developers & creators/analysts/reporters as well as industry professionals as attendees will get to utilize this meet up for the exchange of creative ideas.


Attendees Benefit:
  • Opportunity to meet industry experts
  • Network with fellow industry peers


Who should attend this session?
Everyone interested in pop culture. (Media Personalities/VJs/OAPs/Bloggers/content developers & creators/analysts/reporters)

Speakers
avatar for Moet Abebe

Moet Abebe

Video Jockey/Tv Presenter, SOUNDCITY TV
A Nigerian video jockey, television presenter, actress, catering exec.
avatar for VJ Adams

VJ Adams

On-Air Personality, SOUNDCITY FM
A Nigerian video jockey, television presenter, entrepreneur, musician cum executive producer.
avatar for Daddy Freeze

Daddy Freeze

On Air Personality (Oap), COOL FM NIGERIA
A Nigerian Radio Host and Presenter.
avatar for Maria Okanrende

Maria Okanrende

On Air Personality (Oap), BEAT FM, LAGOS
Maria Okanrende is a Nigerian television and radio personality. She is currently co-host of The Morning Rush on The Beat 99.9 FM. She previously hosted at Dropout UK, Hayes FM and worked as a production assistant at Global Radio.
avatar for Bizzle Osikoya

Bizzle Osikoya

Co-Founder/Principal Consultant,The Plug, THE PLUG NG
Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, Social Media Influencer and Promoter
avatar for Ill Rymz

Ill Rymz

CEO, CONTAGIOUS COLLECTIVE
A Nigerian television host, radio personality, writer, producer, Event MC, artiste and former model.


 
Friday, March 2
 

8:30am

Morning Stillness (Guided Meditation)
Limited Capacity full
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"Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally, to the unfolding of experience moment to moment." -- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Start your day by quieting the mind for greater clarity, focus and inspiration in your SMW Lagos sessions. The meditation is led by Bai, who will share his insights of 5 years of meditation practice.

Join us for a morning of guided meditation: Replace stress and anxiety with a dose of inner peace. Guided meditation offers the best introduction if you are new to meditation. It is easy as pie; all you need to do is listen. Lets get you started on Meditation to enhance your sense of self, that transforms your perspective in positive ways that will inspire you to live your live to the fullest.

About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.


Speakers
avatar for Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA


Friday March 2, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Garden Lounge

9:00am

Improving Service Delivery In Rural Communities Through Technology
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Can technology intersect civic engagement and institutional reform to enhance service delivery? Like every other country, Nigerian government and agencies have public data and information that can help citizens make informed decisions. Today's citizens should know how government revenues are expended in the delivery of public infrastructure and funding of the budget.


Technology is a broad sphere, which is key to good governance. It is imperative that  citizens exploit innovation to establish transparent and accountable systems in our society. Budeshi and Tracka are digital tools designed to enhance transparency and accountable government in Nigeria.


This panel session will highlight how Budeshi.ng and Tracka have been used in enhanced implementation, tracking and red flagging of contractors and projects in over 20 states and 1,200 projects.


About Budeshi.ng Budeshi “open it” in the Hausa language) is an initiative of Public and Private Development Centre that aims to make government contracting information more transparent. It is doing this by linking budget and procurement data to the provision of public services and structuring the data, using the Open Contracting Data Standard, so that it can be visualized, searched, compared, and used. Budeshi’s work responds to the need for open, coherent, and usable data to enable better tracking and monitoring of public finance projects. 


About Tracka.ng Tracka was established by BudgIT to address critical issues surrounding social and economic development in Nigeria, precisely the lack of citizens inclusion in developmental projects, an ever-increasing number of abandoned projects and poor execution of the few projects implemented. Over the years, Nigerians in rural communities have little or no ideas about government projects in their communities, Tracka then enables citizens to collaborate, track and give feedback on public projects in their community. Tracka uses both online and offline engagement channels to keep residents informed about government projects. 

Speakers
avatar for Ayodeji Balogun

Ayodeji Balogun

Country Manager, AFEX COMMODITIES EXCHANGE LIMITED
Ayodeji Balogun currently serves as the Country Manager for AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX Nigeria) and the Regional Director for Africa Exchange Holdings Limited in West Africa, where he is pioneering the development of a private sector led commodities exchange and ware... Read More →
avatar for Uadamen Ilevbaoje

Uadamen Ilevbaoje

Tracka Lead, BUDGIT
Uadamen is a Program manager with Nigerian-based BudgIT, an NGO.His work spans several projects funded by the UN Development Fund, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, Making All Voices Count and Omidyar Networks, to imp... Read More →
avatar for Juliet Ibekaku - Nwagwu, LL.M

Juliet Ibekaku - Nwagwu, LL.M

Coordinator, SA TO HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON JUSTICE SECTOR REFORM. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Barrister Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu has twenty-four (24) years postgraduate experience as an international criminal law attorney and development expert. She was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1993. She has a Masters degree in International Human Rights, Hu... Read More →
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Gift Omoidedia

Budeshi Program Director, PPDC
Gift Omoidedia currently serves as the Budeshi Program Director with the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC). She is very passionate about using Open Data advocacy to drive improved transparency, accountability and citizen's participation in governance. An avid supporter... Read More →
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Ayodeji Rotinwa

Freelance Journalist
Ayodeji Rotinwa is a Lagos-based freelance journalist who covers culture, development and social innovation across Nigeria and elsewhere on the African continent. He can be found online on Twitter - @ayodejirotinwa. Talk to me about LAGOS, things to know and places to go in the c... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Floor 3

9:00am

Canva Your Brand Class: Design Your Own Branded Graphics
Limited Capacity full
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Canva Your Brand Class: Design Your Own Branded Graphics is a 3 -hour practical class where you get empowered to take charge of your branding as an SME or even a not-for-profit organisation. This class is focused on maximising the free online tool- Canva which is designed to enable most business owners to design graphics for most social media platforms as other marketing platforms,


This class will benefit:
  • Solopreneurs & Entrepreneurs
  • Staff of any organisation
  • Personal Brands & Consultants
  • Teachers & Educators
  • Social Media Managers
  • Event Planners
  • NGOs

Speakers
avatar for Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfenwa

Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfenwa

Creative Director, LIFESTYLE HUES
I'm a Brand Consultant, Content Creator. and Blogger. My brand, Lifestyle Hues is a two-pronged brand. First, the Lifestyle blog (www.lifestylehues.com) in which I am responsible for the creation, curating and editing of all articles, interviews and videos published in line with... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Floor 3

10:30am

Mindfulness: Compassion & Kindness
Limited Capacity full
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Be better, simple mindfulness practice for working with others and being your best self. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.


Friday March 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Garden Lounge

10:30am

Bridging The Gender Digital Divide: Yali Leading The Way
Limited Capacity seats available

Developing countries around the world experience a gender divide in which an average of 25% fewer women than men have access to the internet, and this percentage surpasses 40% in sub-Saharan Africa (Women in the Web, Intel Corporation). In addition to this, the African continent has the lowest proportion of individuals using the internet in terms of total population and people aged 15-24, only 21.8% and 40.3% respectively (ICT Facts and Figures 2017, Intl. Telecommunication Union) . The Mandela Washington Fellowship and YALI are working to change this.

Come learn about the deeper causes of the Gender Digital Divide, complex ways it limits Africa’s economic and human potential and and what you can do to help. This session is powered by the passion and success of Mandela Fellows from across the continent and was coordinated by the Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni Association (Nigeria Chapter) and IREX.

Speakers
avatar for Kelechi Mbah

Kelechi Mbah

Business Strategy Lead, SERVICE DESK LTD
PROFILEKelechi Mbah is a Business Development Strategist with over a decade of working experience in the Telecoms, Media, Consulting and Technology industry.She has a background degree in Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in Clinical Chemistry and a post graduate diploma... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Ngoy

Patricia Ngoy

Founder, AFRICA MILLENNIALS AGENCY
Patricia Ngoy is an IT specialist from the DRC.International speaker andpassionate mentor for young girls dreaming to pave their way in ICT,she is commited to bridging the digital gender gap in technology.Patricia founded Piccolo Africa, a platform that gives young women technolo... Read More →
avatar for Nkechi Okwuone

Nkechi Okwuone

Country Lead, CODE FOR NIGERIA
She is the Country Lead for Code for Nigeria, a local chapter of Code for Africa - the continent’s largest independent Open Data, Civic Media and Civic Technology Initiative. A former employee of Microsoft Nigeria with the Philanthropies team. She also served as the Head, Open... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Experience Stage

10:30am

Social Media As A Tool To Achieve The SDGs By 2030
Limited Capacity filling up

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Social Media As A Tool To Achieve The SDGs By 2030 is an opportunity to emphasize the impacts of social media as a positive tool to drive the actualization the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs by 2030. This session is aimed at increasing awareness, stimulating discussions & showcasing social good works in all sectors.


Every year, we monitor the progress of the SDGs action packages in Nigeria and as of 2017, the major drivers of the Goals- Nigeria's youth , are less involved in the consensual actualization of the plan. This panel session invites major stakeholders in business, government and not for profit who are actively driving the Global Goals in Nigeria to help share information to increase awareness and influence young people to participate until we actualize the key programs of the Goals for the development of our nation, Nigeria.

Speakers
avatar for Runcie C.W. Chidebe

Runcie C.W. Chidebe

Founder, PROJECT PINK BLUE
Runcie C.W. Chidebe, 31, a cancer control advocate, researcher, psychologist and one of the leading voices advocating for Nigeria to make cancer control a national health priority. Founder & Executive Director, Project PINK BLUE; and Founder, Abuja’s first Breast Cancer Support... Read More →
avatar for Olumide Idowu

Olumide Idowu

Co-Founder, CLIMATE WEDNESDAY - ICCDI
Olumide Idowu is an entrepreneur, environmentalist and activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 42 African countries with over seven years experience in the non-profit sector and specializes in practical issues associated with Climate Change, Open Data and d... Read More →
avatar for Adepeju Jaiyeoba

Adepeju Jaiyeoba

Founder, BROWN BUTTON FOUNDATION
A trained lawyer, Adepeju is passionate about making a difference in the lives of women and girls across the world as well as working to ensure Nigeria takes the health of women and children seriously.A skilled community development advocate, Adepeju is a Coady Institute Alumna a... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Innovation Stage

10:30am

How Mothers (& Every Woman) Can Leverage Community To Disrupt Any Industry
Limited Capacity full
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How Mothers (& Every Woman) Can Leverage The Power Of Community To Disrupt Any Industry is a speakeasy session highlighting ways in which women -especially mothers can actively participate in the business of innovation. Panelist will discuss the challenges of the 21st century business woman and how to succeed in spite of it all...especially in fast paced digital industries.


We will discuss tools, tips and resources available for women to thrive as innovators. This session will detail how a community can help mothers (and all women) succeed using case studies from across Africa. Attendees will learn how to find a supportive community of women innovators or how to start a community of their own.

Speakers
avatar for Sonia Irabor

Sonia Irabor

Editor, GENEVIEVE MAGAZINE
Sonia Irabor is the Editor of Nigeria's foremost lifestyle monthly, Genevieve Magazine. A role she formally began in July, 2017. Sonia has worked in various capacities at the magazine for 15 years, starting off as a teen columnist, becoming Assistant Editor, UK Correspondent and... Read More →
avatar for Buki Osunkeye

Buki Osunkeye

Head, Strategy & Digital Media, ALGORITHM MEDIA
A successful strategist and innovative thinker with demonstrated effectiveness in running marketing campaigns for Top 100 brands at budgets of over $1million. With more than 14 years experience in advertising, media & communications, Buki is skilled in PPC, SEO, BTL activations... Read More →
avatar for Yetty Williams

Yetty Williams

Founder & CEO, LAGOSMUMS
Yetty WIlliams is the founder of LagosMums, a resource for mothers, parents and caregivers on raising children in the 21st Century. LagosMums is the first Nigerian parenting website dedicated to offering a one- stop destination for parents in Lagos, Nigeria and the diaspora.Lagos... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Floor 2

10:30am

Event Promotion: Solving issues faced by event planners when promoting their events
Limited Capacity seats available

Effectively promoting your event can be a challenge. How you use social media to engage your audience and prospective attendees is critical. This session will look at:
  1. Which platforms are best suited to help your achieve your events goals
  2. Leveraging social and digital media to tell compelling stories about your event.  
  3. Content creation as a key tool to driving traffic to your event



Friday March 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Floor 3

12:00pm

5-Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity filling up

Join a growing community of well aware people, by maintaining a regular meditation practice. Daily meditation has many benefits including reducing stress, improving concentration and improving overall well-being. #offline our week-long mindfulness and wellness experience invites you to our 5-day meditation challenge. Join us daily at 12pm for open meditation sessions. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation.

OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES.

Speakers
avatar for Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA


Friday March 2, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Garden Lounge

12:00pm

Cultivating Confidence for Creatives
Limited Capacity full
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Research studies have revealed that creative professions are prone to depression and various other mental conditions at a higher rate than the general population. The purpose of this talk is share how to deal with the highs and lows of being a creative professional and how to cultivate confidence in your career and work.

Moderators
avatar for Moses Ida-Michaels

Moses Ida-Michaels

Director, AVAILSYS
Moses Ida-Michaels is a Director/co-owner of Availsys Limited. He has specialisms in tech sales covering Internet access, collaboration, cloud and industrial automation. He blends these with a passion for mental health and wellness in the workplace.Moses trained at the Copenhagen... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Oyinda Fakeye

Oyinda Fakeye

Creative Entrepreneur & Mindfulness Expert
Oyindamola Fakeye is a creative entrepreneur and mindfulness expert. In 2014 she started Sound Mind Africa as a platform to connect users and mental health professionals, provide holistic health promotion in the area of mental and emotional wellbeing and create advocacy around me... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Ojong

Sharon Ojong

Creative Communications Director, D.E.E.V.A.S
I am a Creative Communication Specialist with over a decade of experience in the African fashion industry, with my focus on inspiring and empowering challenger brands to think bigger, by sharing knowledge and lifestyle across multimedia platforms.You can ask me anything on how to... Read More →
avatar for Victor Ugo

Victor Ugo

Founder/President, MENTALLY AWARE NIGERIA INITIATIVE
A Medical Doctor, a Mental Health Advocate and the Founder of Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative, a non-governmental nonprofit working to improve on the dire state of mental health and access to care for the mentally ill in Nigeria.


Friday March 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Annex

12:00pm

Female African Powerhouses: Leveraging Social Media To Build Globally Recognised Brands
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


The Black woman is finally being recognized as a force to be reckoned with by people of all races the world over! Female African Powerhouses Who Have Leveraged Social Media To Build Globally Recognised Brands delves into the minds of female powerhouses who have shattered the status quo. Our featured panelist are creating a different narrative of how the world views Black & African women. With themes such as Black skin is beautiful, kinky hair is amazing, black women can lead tech, black people travel, etc. Black woman are leading brands that are recognised globally.


This panel represents #BlackGirlMagic at its finest! Panel members will:
  • Give a history of their brands & how they began
  • Talk about their initial vision
  • Talk about how they were able to use social media to put this vision across
  • Talk about obstacles faced, or where they were pleasantly surprised at how quickly their ideas were adopted, while challenging the norm to bring their African brands to western markets
  • Talk about how they were able to get noticed on a global platform
  • Advise on how their success can be emulated
  • Talk about how they continue to use social media and how they envisage their social media use will evolve over time

Speakers
avatar for Lola Maja-Okojevoh

Lola Maja-Okojevoh

Creative Director, THE BEAUTY COLLECTIVE AFRICA
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Afua Osei

Co-Founder, SHE LEADS AFRICA
Afua Osei is a co-founder of She Leads Africa, a media company for millennial African women. She is an expert in creating digital content and live experiences that impact and connect with a new generation of smart, ambitious African women.Afua has been all over the world with her... Read More →
avatar for Chika Uwazie

Chika Uwazie

African Fintech Executive
Chika Uwazie is a human resource expert and CEO at TalentBase, a Silicon Valley backed startup, which provides human resource software for African businesses.Chika believes that sharing knowledge on the intersection between technology and HR as well as advocating for women in tec... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Experience Stage

12:00pm

Artificial intelligence: Rise of the Bots - Hosted By UBA Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Artificial Intelligence: Rise of the Bots
Speaker: Austine Abolusoro – Group Head, Online Digital Banking, UBA

Artificial Intelligence has moved from the buzz word into reality. It is set to influence businesses and disrupt industries in very fundamental ways. One of the very channels through which this will be done is the increasing deployments of Bots. This presentation will highlight the impacts of AI on various businesses and the particular trends that Bots are now creating.


Friday March 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Floor 3

12:00pm

Evolution Of Social Media
Limited Capacity full
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The phenomenon of social media is yet to be fully harnessed, as its constantly evolving and changing how we interact and conduct our businesses. As more and more people become connected in the global space, new opportunities become available to harness, frontiers waiting to be conquered.


Evolution of Social Media will showcase  frontier breaking ideas and products while seeking to help inspire you to think beyond the norm. With a brief presentation from each of the guest speakers, the event will host live demonstration of products. The session will end with an interactive question + answer session.

Speakers
avatar for Ayeni Ekundayo

Ayeni Ekundayo

Co-Founder, EMAIL FOREST
Ayeni Ekundayo is an alumnus of the Harvard University, Executive Program. With his hard work, he finally got into Harvard University where he took training in Digital marketing.Ekundayo has worked with numerous brands across the world as a digital marketing consultant to deliver... Read More →
avatar for Deola Kayode

Deola Kayode

Digital Strategy Manager, INSIGHT PUBLICIS
Deola Kayode is a Digital Strategy Manager at Nigeria's leading Advertising Agency, Insight Publicis. He is also an editor of Marketing Lab Africa and the Author of Digital Epidemic, a Strategic eMarketing Guide for growing your business in the age of Conneted Customers... Read More →
avatar for Mudiaga Ogboru

Mudiaga Ogboru

Product Manager, SOCIAL LENDER
Mudiaga is the current Product Owner at Social Lender. Mudi as he is fondly called has passion for innovation, Social entrepreneurship, using data analytics and strategic communication to achieve defined business goals.His experience spans across Tech companies including Bincom I... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Bincom Dev Center 5, Ajayi Street, Onike, Yaba , Lagos

1:00pm

Self Massage: Head Neck & Shoulders
Limited Capacity full
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Everybody needs a massage, especially you. Learn to give your self a massage, for relief of tension headaches, frozen shoulders and aching necks. Self-Massage is not a replacement for a professional massage service, what it will do is improve you massage experience and improve your flexibility in between therapy. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.


Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Massage Therapist, SPA PAMPERING AT HOME
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.
avatar for Tega Gbadagri

Tega Gbadagri

Lead Therapist, THE MOBILE SPA
Tega Gbadagri is a self massage enthusiast. She believes individuals can ease their tensed muscles and improve their well- being, through self massage.She is a multilingual (French & English) beauty therapist. She is a certified educator for the prestigious Gemology Cosmetics, Pa... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Garden Lounge

1:00pm

Design, Perception & Identity
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Founded in 2011 by Rukky Ladoja and Obida Obioha, Grey’s thematic collections revolve around the concept of simultaneously globalising and localising African culture using contemporary fashion as a medium.  Taking ideas or stories rooted in the traditions of Ladoja’s culture and making them globally relatable.
 
Our priority is to explore ways to make culturally inspired fashion approachable while providing feminine style options for women who are looking to incorporate beautiful fragments of African society directly into their cosmopolitan wardrobe. Previous seasons have seen collections based on basket weaving and traditional royal accessories local to western African cultures and identities; breaking the norms and ideas behind these traditions into bold woven and screen prints while keeping the shapes contemporary and functional.
 
Over the years, as well as presenting at the prestigious Lagos fashion and design week annually, Grey has had successful presentations at the international fashion showcase at London fashion week. It has also focused its marketing and sales strategies towards trade shows such as the WWD Women’s Magic trade show in Las Vegas. Rukky Ladoja has won local awards for her contemporary designs and for being a pioneer in the Nigerian ready to wear fashion industry including the British council Young creative entrepreneuraward in 2013.
 
In this panel session we explore how design helps to construct and inform our identity and perception, including the following:
  • Using clothing as communication:communicating gender, social identity and consumer culture.
  • Are you what you wear? Dissecting the identity of the fashion label vis a vis the identity of the label’s target customer.
  • The evolution of a brand’s aesthetic,including the impact of appealing to an international market on your brand’s aesthetic and design.
  • How creative elements in the visual identities of brands affects consumer perception (luxury v high street /affordable)

Speakers
avatar for Latti Bamisedun

Latti Bamisedun

Founder, BWL AGENCY
Latti is the founder of BWL Agency, a boutique PR agency based in Lagos, Nigeria. A highly seasoned PR expert, Latti has advised multinational companies such as PANDORA, MOET HENNESSY as well as many non-government, looking to expand their foot print in Africa.She studied Media a... Read More →
avatar for Tsemaye Binitie

Tsemaye Binitie

Head Designer/Founder, TSEMAYE BINITIE
Tsemaye Binitie (Shey-mah-yeh Bee-nee-tee-a) launched his namesake fashion label following on from stints on the creative teams at Stella McCartney, John Richmond and Burberry. The Tsemaye Binitie label is a contemporary fashion brand, characterised by exquisite clothing encapsul... Read More →
avatar for Veronica Odeka

Veronica Odeka

Founder, VANE STYLE
The name Veronica Ebie-Odeka is one easily recognized by all in the fashion, entertainment and lifestyle industry. She is an international stylist born and raised in Houston Texas, USA with a ten year background in high fashion runway modeling, print, and commercial and spokes mo... Read More →
avatar for Tokini Peterside

Tokini Peterside

Founder & Director, ART X LAGOS
Tokini Peterside is the Founder and Director of ART X Lagos, West Africa’s first international contemporary art fair, which debuted in 2016. She created ART X Lagos to widen Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene in Africa and internationally, to contribute to the... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Annex

1:30pm

The Future is Female ... Building a Career in Tech on Our Own Terms
Limited Capacity seats available

A conversation with Omolara Ajele Awoyemi, Country Manager, Jumia Pay

Omolara Ajele Awoyemi is the Country Manager of JumiaPay - Jumia’s payment and financial inclusion company. She was formerly the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Payment Solutions at Jumia Group Nigeria (Jumia Mall, Jumia Food, Jumia Travel and Jumia Classifieds).
Her portfolio covers payment partnerships, product development, developing strategic and revenue generating relationships with disruptive FinTech and mobile forward companies for the Jumia Group. Specifically, she built and managed business executive relationships with dynamic partners in the market - including Jumia investors in Nigeria (MTN and AXA Mansard), Banks, FMCGs, Payment solution providers, Loyalty scheme providers, Airlines, and lots more. 

Friday March 2, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Experience Stage

1:30pm

Making Climate Finance Work For Women & Non State Actors
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Women and girls are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. In many developing contexts, women’s livelihoods are dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as subsistence agriculture, forestry and water. Women and girls also typically have less capacity and resources than men and boys to prepare for and adapt to climate change. For example, restrictions on women’s land ownership mean that many women do not have access to productive land to farm, while a lack of financial capital and access to technologies means they cannot easily diversify their livelihoods.


At the same time, women and girls who experience the consequences of climate change are often leaders in developing effective coping strategies and building resilience. Women  have important insights to contribute to designing and implementing effective climate responses and should be fully included in decision-making relating to climate change at all levels.


Making Climate Finance Work For Women & Non State Actors is a talk inspired by the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) recommendations for the development and inclusion of gender. We will provide an overview of how the Nigerian government is contributing towards climate financing. Speakers will explore the recent green bond launched by the Federal Ministry of Environment and how integrating gender equality into NDC implementation can effect climate change.

Speakers
avatar for Uadamen Ilevbaoje

Uadamen Ilevbaoje

Tracka Lead, BUDGIT
Uadamen is a Program manager with Nigerian-based BudgIT, an NGO.His work spans several projects funded by the UN Development Fund, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, Making All Voices Count and Omidyar Networks, to imp... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Floor 2

1:30pm

#LaunchedInAfrica Pitch Day
Limited Capacity seats available
You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.
#LaunchedInAfrica Pitch Day is a platform for African led early-stage startups to showcase products and services that are disrupting industries across the continent. Some of Nigeria's most innovative early-stage startups debut as featured companies in the #LaunchAfrica Pitch Event and Digital Demo space. Judging the startups will be top VCs, Angels & Corporate Investors. There will be incredible startup pitches, investors, networking, food and drinks!

Friday March 2, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Innovation Stage

2:30pm

Tea For Every Mood
Limited Capacity full
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It is a tea ritual experience; enjoy our delightful range of naturally caffeine free herbal teas to match your mood. OPEN TO EXECUTIVE VIP ATTENDEES.



About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.

Friday March 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Garden Lounge

2:30pm

Storytelling Through Film - A Panacea
Limited Capacity full
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Movies and all forms of visual storytelling, have always been more than just a tool for entertainment. Over the years, film has been used as a tool for social re-engineering, promoting themes which form the notions and opinions of viewers. Film often forms the first impressions people have for other societies and cultures and  when utilized skillfully, has proven to be a huge tool in social development.


The current state of our nation and society, is heartbreaking. There is a crisis of fitting the identities of the individual (ethnicities) within the constructs of the community (nation). Internally, there are so many lines that divide. This is evident oftentimes in the manner in which harmless conversations on social media rapidly degenerate into a hate filled back and forth, which often play along the prejudiced lines of tribe, religion and societal status. 


Nollywood has a huge role to play by emphasizing storytelling as a tool for nation building. Telling the right stories and promoting positive themes, can provoke necessary discussions among individuals, in homes, offices and streets. Passing the right information will go a long way in correcting wrongly held views and notions, while promoting a society that is more accommodating, and tolerant to the individual as well as the society as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for Desola Ade-Unuigbe

Desola Ade-Unuigbe

Showbiz/Events Editor, BELLA NAIJA
Adesola Ade-Unuigbe is currently the Showbiz and Events Editor for Africa’s leading online lifestyle platform, BellaNaija.com. With an educational background in Mass Communications, she has had over 5 years experience in the media industry.
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avatar for Bolaji Kekere Ekun

Bolaji Kekere Ekun

Founder, 37THSTATE MEDIA PRODUCTION
Bolaji Kekere-Ekun is the founder of the 37thState media production company and a graduate of the Mastersprogramme in Film & Television production at the world’s foremost film school, The USC School of Cinematic Arts.He has been featured on MTV Base and BET Africa as one of Afr... Read More →
avatar for Tope Oshin

Tope Oshin

Filmmaker/CEO, SUNBOW PRODUCTIONS
Tope Oshin is a Nigerian television and film director, producer and casting director. In 2015 Pulse magazine named her as one of "9 Nigerian female movie directors you should know" in the Nollywood film industry. As a child she engaged in drawing, singing and dancing, and had asp... Read More →
avatar for Jade Osiberu

Jade Osiberu

Founder, TRIBE85
Jadesola Osiberu earned her first degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester, but after a brief stint as a Software Engineer at Neptune Software, she returned to her true passion and went on to obtain a Masters in Media and Communications.Her car... Read More →
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Imoh Umoren

Director, PREMONITION PICTURES
IMOH UMOREN’S BRIEF PROFILE Imoh Umoren is a multiple-award winning Director and Producer. Born on 13th August 1982. He is vastly experienced in all parts of production, Studied Television and Film in Ryerson, Canada. Severally nominated for The Future Awards Screen Producer Of... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Annex

3:00pm

The CNN Debate: How Can Social Media Be Used To Drive The African MeToo Conversation?
Limited Capacity seats available

CNN Africa will  debate how social media can be (and is being used) to drive the conversation beyond the Western #MeToo movement to include African voices who have also been victims of abuse and harassment.

We will speak to some of the Nigerian #Silencebreakers who have been brave enough to share their stories with us and also women who have spoken out via social media about their experiences. This session will also include women who have started using the #NoMore hashtag on social media to drive the Nigerian narrative around this issue.


The CNN Debate: How Can Social Media Be Used To Drive The African MeToo Conversation? will also include male allies who can help to push the conversation into places where women are often shut out to bring about awareness and a mindset shift.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Busari

Stephanie Busari

Editor, CNN Africa
Stephanie Busari is an award-winning journalist and passionate community activist, central to pioneering CNN's first digital and multimedia bureau in Lagos, Nigeria. In April 2016, she exclusively obtained the proof of life video that showed that the missing Chibok girls kidnappe... Read More →
avatar for Kemi Dasilva- Ibru

Kemi Dasilva- Ibru

CEO, WARIF
Anita Kemi DaSilva - Ibru MD; MPH
 Founder | Women at Risk International Foundation | WARIF Anita Kemi Dasilva is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a medical back-ground that extends to Public Health. A qualified and experienced specialist since 2002, Dr. Dasilva... Read More →
avatar for Eurel Nwafor

Eurel Nwafor

CEO, EUREL BUSINESS
Twenty two year old Eurel Nwafor is a survivor, who runs her own business, Yurellz leading tech ventures, A strong young lady who took to Social media to call out her abuser, in spite of the fact that she was threatened against doing so, She has become a voice and an example in h... Read More →
avatar for Edmund Olotu

Edmund Olotu

CEO, TECHADVANCE
Edmund Olotu has founded and financed several Technology companies in Nigeria and the USA. US Companies include Novira Therapeutics Inc.-a novel antiviral drug discovery company sold to Johnson and Johnson for $600M in 2015 and Generate4Schools LLC -a first data payment partner u... Read More →
avatar for Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi

Executive Director, STAND TO END RAPE INITIATIVE (STER)
Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi is a graduate of Development Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations with specialization in Gender Studies from Swansea University, United Kingdom. She commenced her advocacy work by interning... Read More →
avatar for Ireti Bakare - Yusuf

Ireti Bakare - Yusuf

Principal Partner - Nottinghill Media
Ireti Bakare-Yusuf is the Principal Partner of NottingHill Media, a Marketing, Public Relations and Media company. She is a radio personality on the popular radio News show – Freshly Pressed on Smooth FM. She is also the writer, co-director and producer of the award nominated d... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Experience Stage

3:00pm

Narcissus & The Business Of Beauty Influencing
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


Narcicuss was not in love with himself, he was in love with his reflection... this is why he fell for the bull and drowned! #DontBeLikeNarcicuss


Your potential followers are intelligent and can see through a facade. People want to see a true personality, they want the person behind the handle, they want you! Narcissus & The Business Of Beauty Influencing is an interactive session for established beauty influencers and up and coming beauty mavens to chat about challenges and opportunities in the digital beauty industry.


More than just an image, people care about the person, the individuality, the uniqueness of the brand, and what you're bringing to the table! Don't be like Narcicuss and fall for the bull! Find your voice in the online beauty space, learn how to work with brands and build an image that attracts major brands to you as an influencer.

Speakers
avatar for Alaezi Akpuru

Alaezi Akpuru

Head Of Social Media, JUMIA
Alaezi currently occupies the Head Of Social Media position at e-commerce giant, Jumia Nigeria.She has experience in Fashion Content Creation, Influencer marketing management and PR. She has previously worked at Fashpa.com and Toju Foyeh. She owns a contemporary womens-wear brand... Read More →
avatar for Mercy Familusi

Mercy Familusi

Business Development Lead, BEAUTY REVOLUTION STUDIO
Mercy is a beauty influencer who is passionate about the pursuit of healthy hair and great skin. She currently works as the business development lead at Beauty Revolution Studio and contributes occasionally to genevievemagazine.com.
avatar for Afua Osei

Afua Osei

Co-Founder, SHE LEADS AFRICA
Afua Osei is a co-founder of She Leads Africa, a media company for millennial African women. She is an expert in creating digital content and live experiences that impact and connect with a new generation of smart, ambitious African women.Afua has been all over the world with her... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Floor 2

4:00pm

Brand Building 101 For Businesses
Limited Capacity full
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Brand Building 101 For Businesses is a masterclass that will help you build an effective brand strategy that truly resonates with customers and drives financial performance through unified design, communications, behaviour and multi-sensory tools, thus, helping you to move beyond the brand-is-our-logo mindset.

Speakers
avatar for Noella Ekezie

Noella Ekezie

CEO/Founder, ELLAE BRANDING AGENCY LIMITED
Ellae is an award-winning full-service agency with demonstrated expertise and experience in brand, digital, web, communications, marketing, PR and advertising services. Our portfolio includes brands such as the USAID, BASF Germany, Google Inc, the Nike Foundation, Exxon Mobil, Ci... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Floor 3

4:00pm

A Great Day in Gidi
Limited Capacity seats available

A Great Day in Gidi’ is a gathering of Lagos most innovative minds in the tech, media & creative space. From Industry Stakeholders to Digital Activists to Award-winning artists, ‘A Great Day In Gidi’ is a snapshot, of the individuals who collectively are re-defining Lagos and Africa in general. It's a celebration ... and some say “the most epic day party EVER!”


Friday March 2, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
SMW Campus Beach Lounge

4:30pm

Yoga Unwind (Yoga Practice)
Limited Capacity seats available

Pause and unwind as we wrap up SMW Lagos! In this last yoga class you will stretch to the limit and strengthen the entire body while breathing stress away. All levels welcome, no yoga pants required!


About #OFFLINE Programming
#OFFLINE is an immersive experience meant to empower and encourage attendees to disconnect, be mindful and 100% present with no digital distractions. #OFFLINE is a reminder that our most transformative experiences happen in those moments when we connect with ourselves and others in a purposeful and meaningful way.  #OFFLINE programming includes daily meditation, yoga classes, massage therapy, relaxation workshops and more.


Speakers
avatar for Nsa Emodi

Nsa Emodi

Founder, PROUD JOURNEY YOGA
Nsa is an uplifting 200E-RYT yoga teacher and founder of Proud Journey Yoga, a Lagos based wellness company and Registered Yoga School under the Yoga Alliance. After a yoga class or retreat with Nsa, her students feel powerful, flexible and mentally refreshed. She emphasizes mind... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Garden Lounge