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Tuesday, February 27

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.

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David Atabo

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 →
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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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Sikemi Ifederu

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 →
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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 →
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'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

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.

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Kazeem Abayomi

Yomi Kazeem is a reporter at Quartz, covering Africa-specific stories on politics and how it intersects with business, innovation, startups and culture.
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Philip Akesson

Country Manager, TRAVELSTART
Country Manager, Travelstart Nigeria
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Monisola Baruwa

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 →
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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.
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Rosemary Okoli

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 →
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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
Thursday, March 1

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.

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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 →

avatar for Aderonke Adefalujo

Aderonke Adefalujo

Fashion Influencer, Rhonkefella
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Ozinna Anumudu

Brand Consultant
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Stephanie Coker

Stephanie Coker is a Nigerian on-air personality and a television presenter for MTV Base Africa and Ebony Life TV.
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Adebayo Oke-Lawal

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
  Panel, NXT Stage
Friday, March 2

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)

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Latti Bamisedun

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

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
  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.

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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

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

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

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
  Panel, NXT Stage