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Monday, February 26

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
  Panel, Africa NXT
Tuesday, February 27

5:00pm WAT

What’s Next For Fashion Retail in Africa?
Limited Capacity full
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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!

avatar for Funmi Daniel

Funmi Daniel

I am an experienced fashion retail professional who has had vast experience in both the UK and in Nigeria. With knowledge ranging from product planning and selection, to branding and creative direction, I am your go-to fashion retail guru!

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Shola Akinlade

Shola Akinlade is the Co-Founder and CEO of Paystack, an online payments company that helps African merchants get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world.Over 7,000 businesses use Paystack to collect both one-time and recurring payments, including some of Nigeria’s largest brands... Read More →
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Sophia Ike-Onu

Founder, The5KShop
Sophia Ike-Onu is a trained architect and entrepreneur pioneering the fusion of fashion and technology in Africa. She is the Founder and CEO of The5kShop, a fashion tech company headquartered in Nigeria. With an ambitious vision that African fashion can compete globally, The5kShop... Read More →
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 →
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Timilehin Tikolo

T.M. Lewin Brand Manager, SMARTMARK
Having obtained my MA in Fashion Retail Management from the London College of Fashion, I went on to work in a wholesale and business development role for Michael Kors menswear. In this role my team and I were tasked with the development and growth of MK’s men’s business in the... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
  Panel, Africa NXT
Wednesday, February 28

1:00pm WAT

Feminism & The Nigerian Kitchen
Limited Capacity full
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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 →
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 →
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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