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Monday, February 26

10:30am WAT

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

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

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Claudine Moore

Founder and MD, C Moore Media
Claudine Moore is an international award-winning PR and communications executive and board member of Social Media Week, Lagos. Claudine’s career spans over 15 years of working with brands including Hill & Knowlton Strategies, Coca-Cola, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Louis Vuitton and... Read More →

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John Momoh

Chairman/CEO, Channels Media Group
John Momoh is the chairman of the Channels Media Group and chairman and CEO of Channels Television. He is a renowned broadcast journalist with a vast experience spanning almost four decades before founding Channels, John worked variously as a news anchor, senior reporter and senior producer for broadcasters National Radio and Nigerian Television Authority. In 23 years, he has... Read More →

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

12:00pm WAT

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

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Bayo Adekanmbi

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

Adops, Guardian Nigeria
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Remi Dada

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

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

Business Development Manager, Google - West Africa
Felicia Otolorin has over 10 years of professional experience spanning across the UK and Nigeria. As a Business Development Manager at Google West-Africa, she supports business growth and economic impact by helping corporations leverage the power of digital marketing.Felicia gained... Read More →

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

1:00pm WAT

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

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

Monday February 26, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
  Meetup, Africa NXT

1:30pm WAT

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

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

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Lolade Nwanze

Head Of Operations, Guardian Digital, Guardian Newspaper
All about media and meaningful collaborations.
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Christine Nze

Head of Projects and Partnerships, Guardian Newspapers Limited
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Kemi Lala Akindoju

CEO, Make It Happen Productions
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Femi Bakre

Founder, CEO, Kraks Tv
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Marcel Mbamalu

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

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

1:30pm WAT

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

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

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Jason Njoku

CEO. Founder. Nollywood. Consumer Internet. Investor

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

3:00pm WAT

Inspired for Future Generations: How Music & Edutainment Can Unlock Africa’s Potential
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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

4:30pm WAT

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

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

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Folahan Abudu

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

Team Lead, Social Media, ACCESS BANK PLC
Started my professional career at Zenith Bank PLC in the marketing department. Harnessed my business development skills as a client services executive, strategy and business development officer in the media and advertising industry.I have extensive knowledge and experience as a digital... Read More →
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Tunde Kara

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

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

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

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

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
Tuesday, February 27

9:00am WAT

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

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

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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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Dimma Umeh

Content Creator, Dimma Umeh
Dimma Umeh is an award winning blogger & vlogger living in Lagos Nigeria. She's the owner of the blog Dimmaumeh.com formerly known as Thatigbochick.com and the Youtube Channel "Dimma Umeh." She currently has over 300,000 subscribers on youtube and her videos have garnered over 19... Read More →

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

10:30am WAT

Destination Next: Making Lagos The Innovation Capital Of Africa
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Working with the 2018 theme of “Closer” for Social Media Week Lagos, the LSETF  launches its tech programme “Lagos Innovates”.

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

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

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

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Temie Giwa-Tubosun

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

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

Founder, Mamamoni
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Akintunde Oyebode

Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (Lsetf)
Economist, Cohiba lover and Manchester United fanatic.
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Olumide Soyombo

Partner, Bluechip Technologies

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

10:30am WAT

Making Sense of a World In Motion w/ Segun Agbaje, CEO GTBank
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Segun Agbaje, CEO GTBank, shares his thoughts and insights on:

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

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

2:00pm WAT

artHERE: Maka
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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. 

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Maka Sam-Ejehu

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

3:00pm WAT

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

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

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

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

Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
Experience Stage
Wednesday, February 28

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

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Chef Benedict

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 →
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Alex Oke

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 →
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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 →
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Yetty Williams

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
  Panel, Africa NXT
Thursday, March 1

10:30am WAT

Selling on Social Media vs E-commerce - Where's The Real Money?
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Will the fast emerging, millenials-driven world of social media trump the billion dollar e-commerce industry? Is there some truth to the theory of a future of social selling? Or will e-commerce maintain its strong foothold on the online ecosystem?

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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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Otis Elendu

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

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

Adebayo Oke-Lawal is the creative director behind the cult brand Orange Culture.
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Ehinomen Rose Umane

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

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

10:30am WAT

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

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

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

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

12:00pm WAT

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

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

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

1:30pm WAT

Battling Violent Extremism in Nigeria
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Battling Violent Extremism in Nigeria features individuals working in and around north east Nigeria and will provide a glimpse into how they have all in their own unique ways, contributed to the battle against violent extremism. The session will be Moderated by Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, the Executive Director, North America for Quilliam International. He is an expert on violent extremism issues and a scholar on Africa.

Thursday March 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
Innovation 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

3:00pm WAT

Youth & Battling Violent Extremism Via Social Media
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Youth & Battling Violent Extremism Via Social Media will feature youth from north eastern Nigeria who have used social media as a tool to battle violent extremism. Featured will be youth from the North East Intellectual Entrepreneurship Fellowship (NEIEF) who have successfully used the #NotAnotherNigerian on social media to battle violent extremism and young photographers from the #UntoldStoriesOfTheNorthEast photo Campaign

Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
Floor 3
  Panel, Studio

3:00pm WAT

Closer To The North East
Limited Capacity seats available

This relaxed discussion style session will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders from north eastern Nigeria.

Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
Floor 2

4:00pm WAT

How Youth Can Deploy Social Media To Counter Violent Extremism
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Join Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim is the Executive Director, North America for Quilliam International as he teaches an engaging and interactive class on the topic 'How Youth Can Deploy Social Media to Counter Violent Extremism'.


  • What does Countering Violent Extremism mean
  • What role does social media play in Countering Violent Extremism
  • How can youth use social media for CVE

Thursday March 1, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm WAT
Floor 3

4:30pm WAT

Innovation in Governance: A new approach to leadership … A new way forward.
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Innovation in Governance: A new approach to leadership … A new way forward.
Peter Obi in Conversation w/ Chioma Chuka

For citizens, policy makers and governments to move our communities, cities and countries forward it is critical to innovate across all sectors including government. This session will be a thought provoking discussion on the importance of citizens, civil society and governments to be innovative in their thinking and approach to governing, collaborating and nation building.

Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Innovation Stage
Friday, March 2

12:00pm WAT

Artificial intelligence: Rise of the Bots - Hosted By UBA Group
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Artificial Intelligence: Rise of the Bots
Speaker: Austine Abolusoro – Group Head, Online Digital Banking, UBA

Artificial Intelligence has moved from the buzz word into reality. It is set to influence businesses and disrupt industries in very fundamental ways. One of the very channels through which this will be done is the increasing deployments of Bots. This presentation will highlight the impacts of AI on various businesses and the particular trends that Bots are now creating.

Friday March 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm WAT
Floor 3
  Talk, Studio

1:30pm WAT

The Future is Female ... Building a Career in Tech on Our Own Terms
Limited Capacity seats available

A conversation with Omolara Ajele Awoyemi, Country Manager, Jumia Pay

Omolara Ajele Awoyemi is the Country Manager of JumiaPay - Jumia’s payment and financial inclusion company. She was formerly the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Payment Solutions at Jumia Group Nigeria (Jumia Mall, Jumia Food, Jumia Travel and Jumia Classifieds).
Her portfolio covers payment partnerships, product development, developing strategic and revenue generating relationships with disruptive FinTech and mobile forward companies for the Jumia Group. Specifically, she built and managed business executive relationships with dynamic partners in the market - including Jumia investors in Nigeria (MTN and AXA Mansard), Banks, FMCGs, Payment solution providers, Loyalty scheme providers, Airlines, and lots more. 

Friday March 2, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm WAT
Experience Stage

4:00pm WAT

A Great Day in Gidi
Limited Capacity seats available

A Great Day in Gidi’ is a gathering of Lagos most innovative minds in the tech, media & creative space. From Industry Stakeholders to Digital Activists to Award-winning artists, ‘A Great Day In Gidi’ is a snapshot, of the individuals who collectively are re-defining Lagos and Africa in general. It's a celebration ... and some say “the most epic day party EVER!”

Friday March 2, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
SMW Campus Beach Lounge

4:30pm WAT

The Digital Takeover: How Millennials Are Changing The Financial Landscape
Limited Capacity seats available

Every generation leaves its mark on the world, and every generation is influenced by the world they are nurtured in. Infact, with each passing generation comes a new set of values and expectations.

Today, we are so caught up on the millennial discussion. What trends are they driving? What are their interests? Why do they do the things they? Finally, how can industries adapt to continue to appeal to their newest target audience?

Growing up with an anytime, anywhere outlook to accessing a proliferation of online content and social media, millennials expect the same convenience and ease from their service providers - regardless of the industry. The financial services sector is no exception.

As millennials’ purchasing power continues to increase, this ‘always-on’ generation is continuously transforming banking by demanding and creating upgraded digital services that meet and exceed their own increasingly high service delivery expectations.

Their interest in solutions that simplify daily tasks such as bill payments, bank transfers, withdrawals and deposits, is already inspiring traditional financial institutions to push the industry envelope, thinking outside the box to offer banking solutions that keep pace with their online-only competitors.

2018 Social Media Week Lagos (#SMWLagos) provides us with a veritable platform to deepen discussions on this subject matter. Fidelity Bank, on the other hand is organizing a focused session on ‘The Millennial Takeover: How Millennials Are Changing The Financial Landscape”. Don’t be left out of the conversation, join us!

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Mo Abudu

CEO, EbonyLife TV
ABOUT MO ABUDUMo Abudu has achieved success in various fields, including energy, hospitality and human resources before entering the world of media as the Creator and Hostess of “MOMENTS WITH MO”, earning the accolade of Africa’s ‘first lady of chat’. The show was the first... Read More →
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Bayo Adekanmbi

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

Chief Operations & Information Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc
Gbolahan has over 17 years experience in assurance and banking where he has held leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Strategy Officer, and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He is currently the Chief Operations & Information Officer of Fidelity Bank with... Read More →
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Ndidi Nwuneli

Founder/Director, LEAP Africa
Ndidi Nwuneli is the Founder of LEAP Africa, a leading youth leadership nonprofit organization, and co-Founder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution, an indigenous agroprocessing company that was founded in 2009 to fight malnutrition, reduce post-harvest losses among smallholder... Read More →
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Sam Onyemelukwe

Managing Director, Trace
Mr. Onyemelukwe comes from a creative background with a degree in Fine Arts and began his career at Walt Disney in Burbank, California.He has been works in media and entertainment in Nigeria and across The Continent since 2008 and was most recently Business Development Manager, Nigeria... Read More →
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Oluwole Oyeniran

Technology & Digital, Deloitte & Touche
I am the Technology & Digital leader for Deloitte & Touche in West Africa. In this role I have responsibility for enterprise solutions and the technical elements of digital transformation. I also have oversight of other technology advisory areas. I assist my clients understand and... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Experience Stage