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Sunday, February 25
 

5:00pm

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

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

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-Zilla of Str8 Buttah Productions

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


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

8:30am

Innovator's Breakfast - SMW Lagos 2018 Kick Off
Limited Capacity full
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Celebrating 7 years of SMW Lagos!  SMW Lagos is a community that continues to grow, bringing together thousands of passionate and creative individuals every year to share ideas, offer varying perspectives, and establish meaningful connections. This connectedness has made SMW Lagos a sort of "conference without borders" that has changed the way that we interact with one another. The Innovators Breakfast is the opening event for SMW Lagos 2018! Grab your badge (or two) and join us for a complementary breakfast and meet and greet. All registered attendees are welcome to attend.

Monday February 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am
Experience Stage

12:00pm

#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
Annex

1:00pm

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

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

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


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

1:00pm

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

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

Curated By VAN (Video Art Lagos)
Supported By Samsung

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


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

1:30pm

New Age Africa: The Role Of Afrocentric Publications & Millennial Engagements
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


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


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

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Jekan

Douglas Jekan

OAP, The Beat99.9 FM
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 Adedayo Laketu

Adedayo Laketu

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

Olukorede Ogundiya

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

Afopefoluwa Ojo

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

Zintle Ramano

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

Imoh Umoren

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


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

2:00pm

Being A Changemaker
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


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
Annex

7:00pm

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

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-Zilla / Str8Buttah Productions

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

10:30am

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


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

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

2:00pm

artHERE: Maka
Limited Capacity seats available

Intimate acoustic soul set by singer/songwriter Maka.

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

Speakers
avatar for Maka Sam-Ejehu

Maka Sam-Ejehu

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

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


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

4:30pm

Help! Can Nigeria Meet My Travel Needs?
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


New technological languages are broadening the opportunities for travel by connecting hosts with guests, providing virtual experiences, stirring up photography challenges, increasing patronage and tourism job opportunities and encouraging investment in travel and tourism. 


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

Speakers
avatar for Omolara Adagunodo

Omolara Adagunodo

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

Dikko Nwachukwu

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


Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Floor 2
 
Wednesday, February 28
 

10:30am

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


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

Speakers
avatar for Yoanna &quotPepper" Chikezie

Yoanna "Pepper" Chikezie

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

Fisayo Fosudo

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

Henry Ikoh

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

Adedayo Laketu

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


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

1:30pm

Merge: Closing The Gap Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

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

2:00pm

Fashion Portfolio Reviews
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your line ready for market? Get candid feedback from the Jumia Fashion team on your business model, the cohesiveness of your line and it's marketability. Portfolio reviews on a first come first served basis. Please come with your line sheet and/or look book.

Speakers
avatar for Ademilola Aderemi

Ademilola Aderemi

Key Account Manager, JUMIA
Ademilola is a Key Account Manager in Jumia, who works with high grossing Fashion Vendors. His favourite designer is Ralph Lauren and he likes the "tech things in life".
avatar for Alaezi Akpuru

Alaezi Akpuru

Head Of Social Media, JUMIA
Alaezi currently occupies the Head Of Social Media position at e-commerce giant, Jumia Nigeria.She has experience in Fashion Content Creation, Influencer marketing management and PR. She has previously worked at Fashpa.com and Toju Foyeh. She owns a contemporary womens-wear brand... Read More →
avatar for Olufolajimi Ilesanmi

Olufolajimi Ilesanmi

Category Head, Fashion, JUMIA NIGERIA
Jimi is a garduate of Internatioanl business management with over 4 year experience in Fashion business.
avatar for Mary Ann Oghiorumua

Mary Ann Oghiorumua

Key Account Manager, Fashion, JUMIA NIGERIA
Mary-ann is a fashion enthusiast with a zeal to grow fashion on jumia, she manages a portfolio of key accounts helping them grow month on month. She enjoys travelling and theatre.


Thursday March 1, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Annex

6:00pm

Games Night For Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


A night of networking with like minded individuals playing interactive games that can make even the most timid person a social butterfly...

Speakers
avatar for Marvis

Marvis

Rap Artiste (Co Host), JACKPLAYS EVENTS
Marvis Nkpornwi is a top finalist of the Big Brother Naija 2017 reality show.Marvis Nkpornwi is an actress, rap artiste, model and an entrepreneur.As an entrepreneur she is currently the CEO of Nahso.com, an apparel brand that she started in April 2017. The Nahso.com brand was born... Read More →
avatar for Miriam Nwosah

Miriam Nwosah

Founder/CEO, JackPlays Events
At Jackplays Events we have made it our mission to organize fun events for corporate bodies and professionals. Our events are tailored to our clients needs and we endeavor to create an environment that encourages social interaction and networking between attendees, while making sure... Read More →


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

1:30pm

#LaunchedInAfrica Pitch Day
Limited Capacity seats available
You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.
#LaunchedInAfrica Pitch Day is a platform for African led early-stage startups to showcase products and services that are disrupting industries across the continent. Some of Nigeria's most innovative early-stage startups debut as featured companies in the #LaunchAfrica Pitch Event and Digital Demo space. Judging the startups will be top VCs, Angels & Corporate Investors. There will be incredible startup pitches, investors, networking, food and drinks!

Friday March 2, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Innovation Stage

4:00pm

A Great Day in Gidi
Limited Capacity seats available

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


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

4:30pm

The Ultimate Women In Tech Meetup: The Future Is Collaboration
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.


This meetup is a networking event that features some of the leading women startup founders in Nigeria. The Ultimate Women In Tech Meetup: The Future Is Collaboration provides an opportunity for women to connect with one another thereby creating a chance for collaboration. Founders will also share ideas, lessons learned, success tips with their fellows. Women-focused investors and organizations will also find the event as a great opportunity to meet their next investee or employee.

Speakers
avatar for Teju Ajani

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 →
avatar for Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin

Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin

Director, Pearls Africa
Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin is the Founder of Pearls Africa Foundation,an advocate for Education and empowerment of Women and Girls, An ICT Consultant.
avatar for Desiree Craig

Desiree Craig

Head Of Product, CO-CREATION HUB NIGERIA
Desiree Craig is passionate about the use of technology to improve the quality of life of individuals in emerging markets. With a degree (B.Sc.) in Computing from Plymouth University (UK), Desiree has spent the past 5 years working across different sectors in the technology industry... Read More →
avatar for Oreoluwa Lesi

Oreoluwa Lesi

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


Friday March 2, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Floor 2

6:00pm

SMW Grand Closing Party Prequel: #HangoutWithFidelity
Limited Capacity full
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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
Annex