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Monday, February 26

3:00pm WAT

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.

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Folu Storms

Actor & Producer
Ada Afoluwake Ogunkeye is the actor, voice-over artist, Producer, radio & television host and explorer also known as Folu Storms. I am passionate about travel, telling & sharing stories and finding better ways for people and brands to connect.

Monday February 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
Innovation Stage
Wednesday, February 28

9:00am WAT

Maximize Your ROA – Turning Likes into Dollars
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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)

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Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

OAP, The Beat99.9 FM
Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi is a Nigerian broadcaster and presenter known for presenting programmes on Cool FM and The Beat 99.9 FM... Read More →

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Teju Ajani

Country Manager, Android, Google Nigeria, Google
Teju Ajani is the Country manager, Android for Google in Nigeria. She is focused on ensuring access to affordable Android devices for Nigerians along with varied data options to ensure Nigerians can access valuable and relevant information on the internet.Prior to this, she was the... Read More →
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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 WAT
Innovation Stage

10:30am WAT

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 WAT
Innovation Stage

10:30am WAT

Creatives In Tech Meet Up
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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. 

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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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Fisayo Fosudo

Content Creator, YouTube
Visual Storyteller, Designer and Tech Video Producer
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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 designers... 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 Olukorede... Read More →

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

12:00pm WAT

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 WAT
Innovation Stage

1:30pm WAT

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 WAT
Innovation Stage

3:00pm WAT

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 WAT
Innovation Stage

4:30pm WAT

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 WAT
Innovation Stage
Thursday, March 1

10:00am WAT

The Impact Of Digital Music Distribution On Empowering Indie & Upcoming Artistes
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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.

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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 demonstrated... Read More →
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Foza Fawehinmi

Entertainment and Media Lawyer.
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Muna Martin

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Ruggedman Michael Stephens

Entertainer/Activist, Ruggedman Limited
I am a happy go lucky, respectful down to earth but no nonsense taking individual. One of the very few who still cares about humanity, that never hesitates to lend a hand where I can.

Thursday March 1, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm WAT

3:30pm WAT

Social Media, Promoting Culture Through Live Events
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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.

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Emeka Ebeniro

Chief Astronaut, Karakuri Limited
Execution is everything. In all you do, make sure you execute. I'm an Entrepreneur and Marketing Communications Professional. Founder of www.seatsandtickets.com ( a full-service ticketing and event management firm) and www.shopkaqu.com (everything print).
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Lydia Idakula Sobogun

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Malaika Toyo

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 WAT

4:30pm WAT

Building Networks Online
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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

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Yets Asika

Founder, 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 dedicated... Read More →
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Yemisi Ilo

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 WAT