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Monday, February 26

10:30am WAT

OOTD Disrupt
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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.

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Maryanne Alabi

Fashion consultant and stylist, 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 →
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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.
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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 Best... Read More →
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Jane Michael Ekanem

Fashion Entrepreneur, 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 →
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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 the... Read More →
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Mildred Okwo

Film Director / Producer, The Audrey Silva Company
Mildred Okwo is a Nigerian film Director and Producer whose films have been nominated and won several prestigious awards in Africa including AMVCA, AMAA, NMA and "Publix du Prix" at Nollywood Paris. A former Los Angeles litigation lawyer, her film "The Meeting" was one of the top... Read More →

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

12:00pm WAT

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 . 

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'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 has... Read More →
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Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun

Radio/Tv Host/Media Consultant, Media Consultancy
I have over twelve years’ experience in broadcast journalism. I've hosted political television and radio shows for over ten years, bringing a distinct flair and presentation style. During my successful 7-year run on radio, my show was one of the top 5 shows in Lagos. This was no... Read More →
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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,Plastic... Read More →
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Deji Oguntonade

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. Oguntonade... Read More →
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Modupe Adefeso Olateju

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 international... Read More →
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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 WAT
Experience Stage

2:00pm WAT

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.

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Ink Eze

Founder, AsoEbiBella
I am the Founder of AsoEbiBella, a platform for sharing African traditional styles, and connecting fashion customers to businesses near them.I studied Modern Culture and Media at the Ivy League Brown University in the United States. I started a career in advertising and digital media... Read More →
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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, Damilola... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm WAT
Tuesday, February 27

3:00pm WAT

Stay Hairducated - The Art Of Styling Natural Hair
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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.

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Olori Supergal

Entertainment and Lifestyle website.

Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
  Masterclass, Salon

5:00pm WAT

What’s Next For Fashion Retail in Africa?
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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!

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Funmi Daniel

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!

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Shola Akinlade

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, The5kShop... 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 passion... 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 the... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
  Panel, Africa NXT
Thursday, March 1

12:00pm WAT

NXT Level Conversations: BellaNaija Style in Conversation with Lisa Folawiyo
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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.

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Mazzi Odu

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 Africa... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm WAT
  Talk, NXT Stage

1:00pm WAT

The Business of Style - Ideas, Influence & Income
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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.

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Mary Edoro

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.She... Read More →

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Aderonke Adefalujo

Fashion Influencer, Rhonkefella
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Ozinna Anumudu

Brand Consultant
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Stephanie Coker

Stephanie Coker is a Nigerian on-air personality and a television presenter for MTV Base Africa and Ebony Life TV.
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Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Adebayo Oke-Lawal is the creative director behind the cult brand Orange Culture.
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Tajé Prest

Tv Host, Dzrpt tv
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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 WAT
  Panel, NXT Stage

2:00pm WAT

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.

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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".
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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 →
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Olufolajimi Ilesanmi

Category Head, Fashion, JUMIA NIGERIA
Jimi is a garduate of Internatioanl business management with over 4 year experience in Fashion business.
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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 WAT
  Meetup, Africa NXT

5:00pm WAT

REdressing Africa
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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.

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Yoanna "Pepper" Chikezie

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 fashion... Read More →

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Ginikachi Eloka

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, a thrift shopping platform that's obsessed with creating alternative experiences through style, stories and... Read More →
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Ifeyinwa Ojekwe

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 consignment... Read More →
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Innocent Udeogu

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 WAT
Friday, March 2

1:00pm WAT

Design, Perception & Identity
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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)

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Latti Bamisedun

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 and... Read More →
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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 encapsulating... Read More →
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Veronica Odeka

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 modeling.Upon... Read More →
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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 WAT
  Panel, NXT Stage

3:00pm WAT

Narcissus & The Business Of Beauty Influencing
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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.

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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 →
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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.
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Afua Osei

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 WAT
Floor 2