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Monday, February 26
 

12:00pm WAT

#AfricaNXT Pavilion Opening
Limited Capacity seats available

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 WAT
Annex
  Meetup

1:00pm WAT

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 WAT
Annex
  Meetup, Africa NXT

1:30pm WAT

NXT Level Conversations: Artyrama in Conversation with Peju Alatise
Limited Capacity seats available

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 WAT
Annex
  Talk, NXT 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.

Speakers
avatar for Ink Eze

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 →
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, Damilola... Read More →


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

2:00pm WAT

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

Creative Head, Entertanment Ideaz
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 design... 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 developmental... Read More →
avatar for Abosede Sobodu

Abosede Sobodu

CEO / Operations Director, OCTAVIA INFORMATIX /IMPERIAL CREATIONS STUDIOS


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

3:00pm WAT

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 author... 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 developmental... 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 2017... Read More →


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

3:30pm WAT

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 WAT
Annex
  Panel, Africa NXT

5:00pm WAT

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 successful... 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 design... 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 developmental... 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 experiences... 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 WAT
Annex
  Panel

7:00pm WAT

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 WAT
Annex
 
Tuesday, February 27
 

12:00pm WAT

NXT Level Conversations
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Through micro-keynote conversations, installations and immersive programming #africanxt showcases African ingenuity in its many iterations.

Tuesday February 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm WAT
Annex
  Talk, NXT Stage

1:00pm WAT

Sustainable Tourism: A Tool For Community Development
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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 - with comemakewego.org... 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 Enthusiast.Nene-Uwa... 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 cultures... Read More →
avatar for Ugochi Oluigbo

Ugochi Oluigbo

News Anchor, VR/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 Change... Read More →
avatar for 'Funmi Oyatogun

'Funmi Oyatogun

Lead 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 and... Read More →



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

1:00pm WAT

Building Authority And Influence Online By Writing Ebooks
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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, Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network
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 entrepreneurs... 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 principles... Read More →



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

2:00pm WAT

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 “Loving... Read More →


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

2:30pm WAT

Reviews Without Borders: Books, Social Media & Community
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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 founding... Read More →
avatar for Unekwu Nwaezeapu

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 WAT
Annex
  Talk, LitLab

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.

Speakers
avatar for Olori Supergal

Olori Supergal

CEO, OLORI SUPERGAL MEDIA
Entertainment and Lifestyle website.


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

Moderators
avatar for Funmi Daniel

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 →
avatar for Sophia Ike-Onu

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 →
avatar for Oroma Itegboje

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 →
avatar for Timilehin Tikolo

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
Annex
  Panel, Africa NXT

5:30pm WAT

The Individual African Traveler As A Value Creator In The Community
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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
avatar for Kazeem Abayomi

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, risk-seeking... Read More →
avatar for Zainob Fashola

Zainob Fashola

Content creator, ZeeGoes
Zainob Fashola is the content creator behind ZeeGoes, a travel platform that showcases travel adventures around the world from her perspective. Follow some of my travel stories on www.youtube.com/zeegoes.
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 experiences... Read More →
avatar for Kemi Onabanjo

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 adventures... Read More →



Tuesday February 27, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
Annex
 
Wednesday, February 28
 

12:00pm WAT

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 WAT
Annex
  Talk, NXT Stage

1:00pm WAT

Feminism & The Nigerian Kitchen
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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 restaurant... 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 cafe... 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, Diversity... 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.LagosMums... Read More →



Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT
Annex
  Panel, Africa NXT

1:00pm WAT

Improvisational Theatre: Improving Your Spontaneity At Work
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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 Oluwadamilola  Abdulai-Apotieri

Oluwadamilola Abdulai-Apotieri

CEO, Playback Nigeria
Oluwadamilola Apotieri-Abdulai (NG) is the CEO of Playback Nigeria and a member of the board of Centre for Playback Theatre (USA). He is a confidence coach and communication skills trainer dedicated to bringing effective change to individuals and organizations through theatre and... Read More →
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 programme... 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 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 WAT
Annex

2:00pm WAT

How To Craft and Sell Your Brand Story
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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

Chief Do-er, Do it Now Now
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Wednesday February 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm WAT
Annex
  Masterclass

2:30pm WAT

Kitchen Wars: Battle of the Sexes
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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 WAT
Annex
  Speakeasy, Africa NXT

4:00pm WAT

Now That We Have Your Attention: Maximising Local & Global Interest In African Food
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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 hundreds... Read More →
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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 cross... Read More →
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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 Creator... Read More →
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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 consumer... Read More →
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Ozoz Sokoh

Founder, 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 relating... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
Annex
  Speakeasy, Africa NXT

5:00pm WAT

Aesthetically Pleasing: The Art of Plating Your Food
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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 Creator... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
Annex
  Masterclass, Africa NXT

6:00pm WAT

AFRIKA21 Digital Sound Klash
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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 WAT
Annex
  Meetup, NXT Stage
 
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.

Moderators
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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 Africa... Read More →


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

Moderators
avatar for Mary Edoro

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Aderonke Adefalujo

Aderonke Adefalujo

Fashion Influencer, Rhonkefella
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.
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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
Annex
  Panel, NXT Stage

2:30pm WAT

Postcrossing: Cultural Exchange Through Postcards
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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

Travel Journalist, 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-month... Read More →
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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 Enthusiast.Nene-Uwa... Read More →
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Raphael James

Director General, Center For Research, Information Management & Media Development
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 President... Read More →
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Chuck Nwachukwu

Head Business Development, Culture Shock Africa
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 proliferation... Read More →



Thursday March 1, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
Annex

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.

Speakers
avatar for Emeka Ebeniro

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).
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 WAT
Annex
  Panel

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

Speakers
avatar for Yets Asika

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 →
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 WAT
Annex

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.

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 fashion... 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, a thrift shopping platform that's obsessed with creating alternative experiences through style, stories and... Read More →
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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 consignment... Read More →
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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 WAT
Annex
  Panel

6:00pm WAT

Games Night For Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs
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A night of networking with like minded individuals playing interactive games that can make even the most timid person a social butterfly...

Speakers
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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 born... Read More →
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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 sure... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm WAT
Annex
  Meetup
 
Friday, March 2
 

12:00pm WAT

Cultivating Confidence for Creatives
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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 mental... 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 →
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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 WAT
Annex
  Panel

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)

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 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

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 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
Annex
  Panel, NXT Stage

2:30pm WAT

Storytelling Through Film - A Panacea
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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.
She has several notches on her belt... Read More →
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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 Africa’s... Read More →
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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 aspirations... Read More →
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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 career... 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 WAT
Annex
  Panel, NXT Stage

6:00pm WAT

SMW Grand Closing Party Prequel: #HangoutWithFidelity
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We’re rolling out the red carpet at SMW Lagos! Please join us on Friday, March 2, in the AfricaNXT Annex from 6:00-9:00 PM to celebrate the closing night of SMW Lagos with a pre-party mixer presented by Fidelity.

 Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks.  All SMW Lagos badge holders will be admitted.

Speakers
avatar for Chuey Chu

Chuey Chu

Head of Content, The Medium Solutions
Chuey Chu aka “Mr Chop Knuckle” aka “Pulse TV Guy” is a TV presenter currently with Pulse TV Nigeria.Since joining Pulse TV in May of 2015, he has taken social media and online V by storm with his his show “Pulse TV Strivia” and his popular catchphrase “Chop Knuckle”…a... Read More →



Friday March 2, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm WAT
Annex
  Meetup, NXT Stage