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Sunday, February 3
 

6:00pm

Grill. Chill. Connect...A Welcome Event
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet us at the 'Big Tent' @ Landmark!

Join SMW Lagos and The Wheatbaker for cocktails and grilled bites under the tent. We’re inviting all Premium Badge Holders, Press & Speakers for a leisurely evening before the hustle and bustle of the week kicks off.

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-Zilla of Str8 Buttah Productions


Sunday February 3, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage
 
Monday, February 4
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Monday February 4, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

6:00am

GIGM Mainland Yaba - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru... Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Mobil Filling Station, Sabo Yaba. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Monday February 4, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

8:00am

#FUELTHEMORNING: Coffee + Conversation
Limited Capacity full
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Jumpstart your #SMWLAGOS 2019 with complimentary coffee and lite bites. Beat the long lines, arrive early to pick up your badge, then join us for coffee, conversation and networking.

#FUELTHEMORNING is powered by Krispy Kreme, Happy Coffee and Ovalize

Monday February 4, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Experience Stage

8:30am

Rise & Shine...Silence
Limited Capacity seats available

Meditation has become a huge recourse for living in today's world. Meditation does not have to be a spiritual or religious act. Meditation is a way to train the mind to acheive a certain level of awareness. Let us introduce you to the amazing world of silence.

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.


Monday February 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:30am

Leading Artificial Intelligence In African Financial Services
Artificial Intelligence has gone beyond the Buzz Word. Leading Artificial Intelligence In African Financial Services is a session which will expose the uniqueness of the first Artificial Intelligence Chat Bot in Africa.

Monday February 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Innovation Stage

9:30am

Wellness & You
Limited Capacity full
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Join us for an engaging discussion where we will explore the full scope of wellness and how to harness the resources around you to improve your overall wellness.

Speakers
avatar for Oyinkan Talabi

Oyinkan Talabi

Wellness Coach, Bodyworks Nigeria
Oyinkan Talabi is a wellness coach who works with individuals and organizations to get the best out of themselves and their teams. She currently hosts the fitness segment on Health matters on TVC. She writes for various magazines like The Guardian newspaper, Exquisite woman magazine... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

10:30am

Prototyping For Businesses: How To Build Customer-Friendly Products & Services
Limited Capacity full
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Around the world, the Design Thinking concept has infiltrated most every and all industries, with businesses using design thinking to better meet customer needs while staying competitive.

Prototyping is a process within Design Thinking that businesses use to test, learn and gain customer feedback on a new product or service. The benefits are endless, reducing cost of production, product failure once launched in the market and even marketing costs as businesses produce solutions that are better aligned to customer needs.

Prototyping For Businesses: How To Build Customer-Friendly Products & Services is a hands on practical workshop designed to share the prototyping process and help you understand how prototyping can help you engage with customers like never before.

Attendees will work in groups on prototyping challenges while practicing the process of Build-Test-Learn-Iterate to answer specific questions. Contextual lessons will be embedded with the session to illustrate how prototyping can be adapted to the Nigerian market to test products, services and even marketing communications cost-effectively.

We will share next steps and how-tos for how to implementing the concepts learned in your respective lines of work.

Brand, marketing and product managers, and business owners will leave this session:

  • Armed with a knowledge of testing lo-fi, cost effective solutions ranging from products, services, spaces, and adverts
  • Able to understand their ideal customer needs and prepared to iterate customer friendly solutions.
  • Informed on strategies to reduce production cost, create better customer experiences, and ultimately drive increase in brand loyalty.

Speakers
avatar for Precious Agulefo

Precious Agulefo

Design Strategist, DODO Design Agency
Presently the Project Manager for DODO Design Ltd. I excel in the fields of project coordination, design planning and strategy, personnel management and maintaining agency-client relationships. Highly computer literate and design oriented, I have attained a certain level of hands-on... Read More →
avatar for Jude Biose

Jude Biose

Web Developer/Design Strategist, DODO Design Agency
avatar for Susan Onigbinde

Susan Onigbinde

CEO/ Founder, DODO Design Agency
Susan Onigbinde is passionate about building brands, products and experiences that people enjoy and find valuable. She has almost a decade experience in branding, design and advertising, with expertise in design strategy and business design. Susan believes in design's potency to not... Read More →
avatar for Oluchi Orji

Oluchi Orji

Design Strategist, DODO Design Agency
I love to help businesses maximize the online space to grow their business and I would love to hear your questions on how to prototype customer friendly services/ products.



Monday February 4, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Masterclass Suite

11:00am

A Thousand Lives: How Stories Influence Social Change
Stories are important in driving the vehicle of social change. Throughout history, stories relating to human rights abuses, government policies, and social justice have all helped to push forward progress around the world.

Mandela Washington Fellows are a crop of young people who are working to influence their communities and countries through stories and action. Some Fellows have illuminated the plight of disadvantage kids in slum communities, others have demonstrated how simple things like art can be used to influence a group of young people to promote change.

A Thousand Lives: How Stories Influence Social Change panelist will present the inspiring impact of the work they have done in order to bring change to their community using different storytelling techniques.

Participants will learn
  • the art of using visual, kinesthetic, and auditory methods to tell compelling stories about the work they do in their communities.how stories can be used to drive social change
  • how stories are interwoven and how best to frame isolated ideas into a big picture story.
  • how to use stories to apply for grants and funding
  • how to use stories to show growth and impact

The Mandela Washington Fellowship and the YALI Network in Nigeria work to develop and promote young leaders who look within their communities and find specific areas in which they can serve to bring change to such communities.

This session is powered by the passion and success of Mandela Fellows from across the continent and is coordinated by the Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni Association (Nigeria Chapter) and IREX.

Speakers
avatar for Ugochi Obidiegwu

Ugochi Obidiegwu

Managing Partner, Ulomka
Ugochi Obidiegwu is a Safety Education Advocate, Author and Speaker. She shows you how to make your everyday personal and business life much safer. She is passionate about improving safety consciousness because she believes an enlightened society is a safer place for all.
avatar for Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola

Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola

Project Coordinator, African Radio Drama Association (Arda)
avatar for 'Lamide Johnson

'Lamide Johnson

Chief Of Staff, Ventures Platform
I am a self-taught business storyteller, creative writer, human capital strategist, and published author. I am the founder of The Business Storytelling Company, where I and my team design businesses and create narratives that inspire communication with customers, employees, and investors.I... Read More →
avatar for Sepiso Mwange

Sepiso Mwange

Lecturer, University Of Namibia
Sepiso Mwange is a lecturer in the Performing Arts Department at the University of Namibia, an Applied Theatre practitioner, performing artist (actress and director) and public speaker. Two things she is very passionate about is using Theatre/Drama for social change and communication.She... Read More →
avatar for Adedayo Adeniyi (Dayo Nigeria)

Adedayo Adeniyi (Dayo Nigeria)

Founder, Matadors Leadership Institute
Dayo is a professional public speaker, an expert in training and coaching people for peak performance and a community mobilizer. He has a track record of helping organizations expand their network, manage performance and help companies and social entrepreneurs leverage on the power... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Experience Stage

11:00am

Creative Convo: The Creative Hustle
Limited Capacity full
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Creative Convo: The Creative Hustle is a creative event targeted at exposing millenials in the creative sphere to numerous ways they can make more money from their hustle. This group of creatives hover around photography, graphic design, UI/UX, painting and fine arts.

The premise will be hinged on the following pillars:
  • Attracting & Nurturing clients
  • Negotiation & Pricing
  • Growth
  • Community

Speakers
avatar for Temiloluwa Ajayi

Temiloluwa Ajayi

Creative Director, Printivo NG
Printivo
avatar for Hakeeb Bashorun

Hakeeb Bashorun

Product Designer, Cowrywise
I’m a product designer based in Lagos with great taste and a sense of humour. At the moment, I work at Cowrywise where I help build digital products that allows Africans build wealth.
avatar for Florence Dairo

Florence Dairo

Amplified Payments, Product designer
avatar for Matthew Eguavoen

Matthew Eguavoen

CEO, The Gap Delivery
Artist until I find a real job. CEO of The Gap Delivery
avatar for Temitope Ekundayo

Temitope Ekundayo

Head of Growth, Printivo
Printivo
avatar for Namnso Ukpanah

Namnso Ukpanah

Designer Advocate, Figma
I'm a Product designer who is all about solving users problems through effective interface designs and also simplifying them to accommodate new users.       


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Studio Suite

11:00am

Gate Keeping In The Era Of Fake News: The Impact Of Social Media During Elections
Nigeria has witnessed an exponential growth in internet and social media use. The use of social media in elections initially became noticeable in the preparations for the 2011 Nigerian elections, and now receives widespread media attention for its role in informing, engaging and empowering citizens in Nigeria and across Africa.

Gate Keeping In The Era Of Fake News: The Impact Of Social Media During Elections is a session aimed at exploring the effectiveness of social media for communication and monitoring during the 2019 Nigerian election. Panelist will discuss  lessons and possibilities for the use of social media data in the upcoming elections and beyond.

Moderators
avatar for Lolade Nwanze

Lolade Nwanze

Head of Operations, Guardian Digital
All about media and meaningful collaborations.

Speakers
avatar for Yemisi Odusanya

Yemisi Odusanya

Food and Lifestyle Blogger, Youtube
Yemisi Odusanya, more popularly known as Sisi Yemmie is a food and lifestyle blogger, vlogger and content creator. With over 130,000 subscribers on YouTube, she is considered as one of the pioneers of YouTube vlogging in Nigeria and was featured on CNN's Inside Africa in 2017. She... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Ibekwe

Nicholas Ibekwe

Head of Investigations, PREMIUM TIMES
Nicholas Ibekwe is PREMIUM TIMES’ Head of Investigations. He is a graduate of English Language from the Lagos State University. He has a Master’s in International Journalism from City University, London, United Kingdom.Nicholas, who is 2016 fellow of the World Press Fellowship... Read More →
avatar for Adaora Ikenze

Adaora Ikenze

Head of Policy, West and Central Africa, Facebook
Adaora Ikenze is Facebook’s Head of Public Policy for West and Central Africa. She hasworked across Africa, Europe and the US as a lawyer, development expert, political adviserand not-for-profit funder. Prior to joining Facebook, she held senior positions with theGlobal Fund for... Read More →
avatar for Dayo Aiyetan

Dayo Aiyetan

Executive Director, ICIR, International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR
Dayo Aiyetan is the founding Executive Director of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, Abuja. He was a senior associate editor and Abuja Bureau chief of TELL Magazine, Nigeria’s leading political weekly, until May 2010 when he resigned to set up the Centre... Read More →
avatar for Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade

Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade

Communications and PR Manager, Google West Africa
Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade leads Google’s Communications and Public Affairs efforts in West Africa.Since joining Google, he has committed himself to helping the media across Africa understand how to incorporate new media and online strategies into their trades. He has implemented a number... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Stage

11:00am

My F*ck Up Story - Sharing Stories Of Professional Failure
Limited Capacity full
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We tend to share our achievements and hide our failures, wrote Destro, a 25-year-old digital analyst and business school graduate based in Napoli, Italy.

Life is not made of success stories alone, but mostly of people failing and getting back on track with more hunger and motivation. What we see often, however, is that the success stories are broadcast worldwide while the sweat-soaked stories of mistakes and failure are buried, never to be heard or seen again. How sad this is for the future because what better way is there to learn that to study the mistakes of our heroes past and so know what paths to avoid?

F*ckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month, in events across the globe, we get three to four people to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their professional f*ckup. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, the sleepless nights spent working on a demo or a Youtube video that eventually nobody wanted to hear or see...we tell them all. The aim of this is to encourage people to step out of their comfort zone and know that failure by itself is not bad. The actual failure is in not getting up after failing.

"My F*ckup story" is a replica of our monthly event series. We'll be inviting professionals from the fields of business, entertainment, beauty, arts, etc. to come to share their stories of failure. All attendees at this event will leave knowing that mistakes are not bad. They are great in fact because they catalyse you to get up and go at it again. And again. And again. Until you get it right.

Speakers
avatar for Chioma Akpotha

Chioma Akpotha

Film Maker, The Oma World Company
The Oma World Company
avatar for Banke Lawal

Banke Lawal

CEO, BMPro Makeup
BANKE MESHIDA LAWAL: PROFILEBanke Meshida Lawal is a leading and professional make-up artist as well as the CEO of BMPROMAKEUP group, a business which not only includes the provision of professional make-up services but as well as a foremost cosmetic make-up line which caters to black... Read More →
avatar for Fatima Oladosu

Fatima Oladosu

Lagos Convener, FUNights Lagos
avatar for Rotimi Pitan

Rotimi Pitan

Chief Executive Officer, Arial View Nigeria Limited
1)Foodie? Nope! And “why the pot belly?” jokes not appreciated2)Work Out? Does owning a commercial size treadmill and installing it in your living room count?3)Adventurous? I’m a Man Utd fan, Jose has purged such silly notions in every aspect of my life 4)Am I fun? Only in small... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Speakeasy Suite

11:00am

Demystifying Yoga In Nigeria
Limited Capacity filling up

Yoga is an ancient health practice with roots in Indian & Egyptian culture dating as far back as 3000 BCE, but became a widespread trend in the Western world in the late 80's. Since then, many styles of this physical practice have evolved making it more mainstream and accessible to the global community. 

Studies show that a low-impact exercise such as yoga is more effective in the maintenance of one’s mental health and prevents relapses in people managing depression and stress. Let's talk about it and not carry last with this tried and tested wellness practice.

This session is aimed at showing how yoga can support and anchor your existing spiritual and fitness practices.

Attendees are welcome to participate in a TRAPYOGA demonstration.

Workout/ loose comfortable clothing advised.
Bring a mat and an open mind.
 




Speakers
avatar for Tobe Ifeanyi

Tobe Ifeanyi

Yoga Instructor, @TIwellness
Tobe Ifeanyi has been a Yogi for over a decade now and active instructor for two years. To her yoga means freedom, kindness and resilience. Tobe specializes in Vinyasa yoga which allows her the versatility to curate a unique experience whether its TrapYoga, a restorative flow or power... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

12:00pm

artHERE: The Paintertainer
Limited Capacity seats available

artHERE: The Paintertainer involves creating iconic portraits and experiences with color, sound and energy.

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 Nimi Izulu

Nimi Izulu

Performance Painter, AYNE Network
I’m a creator. Experiences, Art, fashion, film etc. I would to interact with people about the evolution of art and entertainment .


Monday February 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NXT Pop Up

12:00pm

Positioning The Digitization Agenda
At Stanbic IBTC Holdings, we've recently decided on the key strategic drivers as an organization, with digitization being one of our core focus areas for now and the future.

Open to members of the press, as well as the public, come and join us as we share our strides in the digitization of financial servicing for your retail banking needs personal and business, whether big or small.

Monday February 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet Up Lounge

12:00pm

#AfricaNXT Opening
Limited Capacity filling up

AfricaNXT is back for year 2! Join us for opening day festivities ... pop up performances, interactive art installations, limited edition AfricaNXT swag, giveaways and good times to be had by all! AfricaNXT celebrates the remarkable individuals impacting communities and culture across Africa and the Diaspora.

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-zilla

Featured Artists:
Williams Chechet
The Paintertainer


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.

Speakers
avatar for Nimi Izulu

Nimi Izulu

Performance Painter, AYNE Network
I’m a creator. Experiences, Art, fashion, film etc. I would to interact with people about the evolution of art and entertainment .


Monday February 4, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage

12:30pm

Art Of Monetizing Good Storytelling Through The Media
The way a story is told, a message is delivered, or a narrative is navigated has changed dramatically over the last few years, more so with the advent of the ability to monetize these Stories which are told through the media. Stories are told on all sorts of different platforms and through all sorts of different devices. They re immersive, letting the people interact with the story and letting them shape it.

Art Of Monetizing Good Storytelling Through The Media will showcase the development of immersive, interactive narratives across a multitude of platforms, devices, and media. We'll learn how age-old storytelling techniques are being utilized to develop cutting-edge content.

Moderators
avatar for Chidera Muoka

Chidera Muoka

Editor, Guardian Life, The Guardian Nigeria

Speakers
avatar for Wofai Egu Ewa (Wofaifada)

Wofai Egu Ewa (Wofaifada)

Comedian, Afang & Yogiegee
Wofai Egu Ewa, popularly known as Wofaifada attended her primary and secondary school in cross river state . She also attended University of Calabar were she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and media studies.She is an actor, Social Media Influencer, TV presenter... Read More →
avatar for Jocelyn Muhutu-Remy

Jocelyn Muhutu-Remy

Strategic Media Partnership Manager, Facebook
Committed panafricanist. In the business of digital media @Facebook. Formerly in TV content sales. Journalism was my first love. Joburg lover!


Monday February 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation Stage

12:30pm

Landing Your Dream Job Via Linkedin
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

LinkedIn has so many great features that many don't know about, and can be the perfect tool for helping you land your dream job. About 60 % of talent is recruited from Linkedln by both HR and Recruiters globally. With an estimated user base of over 500 million globally, Linkedln is one of the cheapest and most efficient tools in landing your dream job in this 21st century.

During this session you'll learn how to:


1. Build a LinkedIn profile from beginner to an All Star level.
2. Update your profile to reflect what you are really looking for.
3. Network with those working at your dream company.
4. Find hiring managers and Recruiters using LinkedIn search.
5. Sell your experiences and skills to attract opportunities to you.
6. Become a magnet to recruiters globally using Keywords on your profile

Speakers
avatar for Pamilerin Akinlosotu

Pamilerin Akinlosotu

Founder, Pamsotu Photography
avatar for Adeteniola Olorunfemi

Adeteniola Olorunfemi

Social Media Manager, CareerswithFunmi Consulting
Adeteniola is Personable, Industrious and Goal-driven. She is a recent graduate of Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, gearing towards a successful career in Management Consulting.As a hobby she loves to make Voice-overs, engage in photo-editing and Content writing; basically... Read More →
avatar for Ginika Chukwudi

Ginika Chukwudi

Program Manager, CareerswithFunmi Consulting
A career development coach who is goal oriented and self ambitious, I have gained over four years experience in Career development, Project management, NGO'S management, Business Development and ManagementI am passionate about Excellence in Career and Professional choice of every... Read More →
avatar for Funmilola Kehinde

Funmilola Kehinde

Founder & Career Coach, CareerswithFunmi Counsulting
Funmilola Kehinde has over 7 years of work experience in several industries both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She has received job offers from several companies via Linkedln and teaches youths how to land their dream job via Linkedln.


Monday February 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Masterclass Suite

1:00pm

Skit Kings: How Social Is Democratizing Storytelling
Armed with just a mobile phone, a viral video has the potential to reach a billion people around the world. New tools and technologies are breaking down barriers that once existed and turning the truly world into a global village.

On the forefront of this crusade is a group of young people who use various social mediums to tell viral and engaging stories. This new tribe wields a cumulative influence of over 5 million followers with content that have over 200 million engagements between them.

SKIT KINGS will spotlight some of the most viral content creators in the Nigerian social space and the influence that these new power figures have come to wield.

The interactive SKIT KINGS panel session will examine how viral videos are created, the opportunities and challenges and how to effectively optimize the value of your craft to make it pay you. The event will also highlight the importance of responsible storytelling and the negative impact of fake stories in a society like ours.

Moderators
avatar for Chiedozie Igweonu

Chiedozie Igweonu

Product Lead, IRdigitals
Chiedozie is passionate about changing the current African narrative through Technology, Education and Storytelling.He has held management roles in various organization including Magic Carpet Studios he spearheaded the making of Africa’s first 2D/3D animated feature length animated... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wofai Egu Ewa (Wofaifada)

Wofai Egu Ewa (Wofaifada)

Comedian, Afang & Yogiegee
Wofai Egu Ewa, popularly known as Wofaifada attended her primary and secondary school in cross river state . She also attended University of Calabar were she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and media studies.She is an actor, Social Media Influencer, TV presenter... Read More →
avatar for Lasisi Elenu (Nosa Afolabi)

Lasisi Elenu (Nosa Afolabi)

Comedian, SumJusAppenRighNow
Nosa Afolabi, popularly known as Lasisi Elenu is a Nigerian comedian, Content Creator, On Air Personality (OAP), Actor, Event MC and a Moderator.Born in 1991, he is a graduate of Agriculture and Bio-system Engineering from the University of Ilorin. Lasisi kick started his career as... Read More →
avatar for Frank Donga

Frank Donga

Comedian
Kunle Idowu, popularly known as Frank Donga, is a Nigerian actor and comedian. He rose to fame through the popular web series, The Interview on NdaniTV.He attended Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) where he obtained a B.Sc in Agricultural Science and also the... Read More →
avatar for Nedu Wazobia (Ani Chinedu Michael)

Nedu Wazobia (Ani Chinedu Michael)

Comedian
Wazobia FM OAP, Ani Chinedu Michael, popularly called Nedu Wazobia, is a social media influencer with a unique spin to his pidgin rendition of the daily news on popular radio station Wazobia FM Lagos.As a viral Instagram content creator, he is known for his hilarious alter ego personalities... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Experience Stage

1:00pm

Women Of Wordpress
Limited Capacity seats available

The Women in WordPress talk brings together a diverse group of women from across Nigeria for an informal & honest discussion. It also aims to propose ways to help each other out within and outside the WordPress community, locally and globally.

Aiming to inspire and encourage the WordPress community, but women in particular, participants will discuss their achievements, struggles, and share advice to those just starting out. We will talk about how men can be better allies to women overall, but especially to those who are just starting out their WordPress journey, whether in development, design, marketing, or blogging.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Job

Mary Job

Founder/Product Manager, How Do You Tech
Mary is a Writer & Founder at How Do You Tech. They curate correct answers to specific 'how do you' questions in Tech! She is a mentor at Uwani Hub located in Ijebu-Imusin area of Ogun State; a foundation set up to teach women and girls how to use information, communication technologies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adedayo Adeniyi

Adedayo Adeniyi

Founder, Jibi Tech
Adedayo is a veteran PHP developer and a CMS enthusiast, with over a decade of experience in helping clients achieve their business needs using technology.She has worn many hats over the years, including J2ME Programmer, CMS Developer, Happiness Engineer, and more, and still loves... Read More →
avatar for Itohan Kukoyi

Itohan Kukoyi

Founder, Sotaria Agency
Itohan has always been in awe of all things digital and stumbled on website building by chance when she tried to build her own e-store 5 years ago. She went back to 9-5 but discovered WordPress and has been on this awesome journey since then.She says WordPress has helped her redefine... Read More →
avatar for Grace Ashama

Grace Ashama

Founder/Designer, Phgita
Grace Ashama is a design and technology enthusiast designing for brands rooted in goodness. She helps them put out their message, gain visibility, stand out, and confidently connect to their audience through powerful strategy, intentional design, and engaging experiences.A graduate... Read More →
avatar for Eva Etese

Eva Etese

Founder, Hub30 CoWork
Eva Etese is a serial entrepreneur and network security professional.She is the founder of Hub30 Cowork, a community-driven coworking space in Lagos State, Nigeria.She is a serial entrepreneur who finds satisfaction and passion in making changes in her community.She is the founder... Read More →
avatar for Damilola Robert

Damilola Robert

CTO, Devcounty Digital
Damilola Robert is your go to guy for everything digital marketing strategy, website design and UI/UX development. He specializes in helping businesses get it right online. As CTO of Devcounty Digital, a digital marketing agency, he has worked with both local and international brands.Damilola... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NXT Lit Lab

1:00pm

Improv Your Work Life
Limited Capacity full
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Every day we make things up as we go along.

What am I having for breakfast? How am I responding to the angry man in the bank? What shall I say in this meeting? Just being, never mind being the best you can be, can be a little daunting.

What if there were some tools that could make it all a bit easier? What if there were skills you could acquire to tackle the everyday in new and exciting ways?

Improv Your Work Life is for anyone who finds themselves leaving meetings going "Who was that? Why did I behave like that?" For anyone who panics at the thought of conversation and small talk at networking events. For anyone who needs a bit more confidence when it comes to public speaking and assertiveness in the workplace

WHY IT MATTERS
Sometimes we only get one chance at a meeting, at a conversation or an interview and we muck it up because we are too far in our own heads to bring our best selves forward.

HOW IT WORKS
We'll be using improvisation techniques and exercises to create better connections, be more present and to discover short cuts to our 'best self'.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • How to connect with people in conversation
  • How to create conversational content
  • How to be your best self on command
  • How to notice all the offers your colleagues are giving you
  • Delivering spontaneous content confidently
  • How to cope when meetings go off piste

Speakers
avatar for Oluwadamilola  Abdulai-Apotieri

Oluwadamilola Abdulai-Apotieri

Playback Nigeria, CEO
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 →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:00pm

Storyteller's Studio
Limited Capacity seats available

We all have a story to tell. Our stories are powerful, they change the narrative, they inspire, they transform and they have the power to change the world around us. The Storyteller's Studio is a pop up media experience that empowers attendees to tell their stories.

Through interactive conversations and hands-on workshop attendees will experiment with audio, video and photo capturing all via their mobile device. Attendees will engage with the environment around them documenting themselves and others to weave together stories. Attendees can share their work and receive feedback from award winning content creators.

Speakers
avatar for Roxanne L.  Scott

Roxanne L. Scott

Editorial Director, SMW Lagos
Freelance audio producer. Reporter for WABE News- Atlanta’s NPR station.
avatar for Tayo Odutola

Tayo Odutola

Producer/Audio Engineer, Str8Buttah Productions


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
NXT Pop Up

2:30pm

Immersive Stories - The Future Of Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Stories - with great influence comes great responsibility. Never more so than when we consider the future of storytelling. Immersive Stories - The Future of Storytelling is a panel discussion exploring immersive storytelling - a powerful new tool for sharing experiences.

Immersive storytelling's significant power has been utilized by the likes of the UN who set up a VR unit in 2015 to showcase their work. It has been embraced by journalism (in 2016 the New York Times sent Google Cardboard headsets to all its subscribers in the US), advertising and many more to bring stories to life in a ways that had not been possible.

 As we discuss the technologies that underpin immersive storytelling - augmented and virtual reality - we'll discuss both what they enable, and the dark side of this potential. Who will ensure that we tell stories for good?
 
This panel discussion brings the future to Africa, with a series of trailblazers who are at the forefront of utilizing immersive storytelling for their craft.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Benson

Joel Benson

Craetive Director, JB Multimedia Studios/360VR Stories
Joel Benson is the founder and Creative Director at JB Multimedia Studios Lagos based independent production company committed to the very best local content, presented, as it has never been seen before. Primarily focused on documentaries and short films, we also work with clients... Read More →
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Judith Okonkwo

Founder, Imisi 3D
Judith Okonkwo was born in London and grew up in Austria, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Indonesia and Japan. She is a Technology Evangelist and Business Psychologist. In 2014, she moved to Lagos, Nigeria and spent a year helping Chan Zuckerberg Initiative investee &ela set up. She sits on... 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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Jumoke Sanwo

Founder/Creative Director, Revolving Art Incubator
Jumoke is a visual artist, cultural producer and the founder and creative director of the Revolving Art Incubator Lagos (RAI).RAI is an incubator space for artists established in 2016 as a platform for multi-creative engagement and contemporary art discourse with a focus on emerging... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite

2:30pm

The Business Of New Media
Around the whole, digital media companies, especially journalistic publications, are scampering to find new innovative ways to make money. This conversation is in a higher gear than ever. However, the topic has not come up often in Nigeria as much as it should. This event is aimed at catalysing that and forcing new media platforms here to have the conversation and think of new, innovative ways to make money apart from advertising.

Speakers
avatar for David I. Adeleke

David I. Adeleke

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing, Editor, Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa
I am the Editor at Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa, operating from Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. I have a professional background in digital media and e-commerce. I am also a fiction writer and essayist.
avatar for Osagie Alonge

Osagie Alonge

Pulse Africa, Editor-in-Chief
Digital PublishingContent CreationNewsroom Best PracticesMusic Business
avatar for Ngozi Dozie

Ngozi Dozie

Marketing Manager - West Africa, Kwese iflix
Ngozi is an experienced professional in the Technology, mobile and entertainment eco system. Prior to joining Kwesé iflix as its West Africa GM, she served as the Consulting Country Manager and Business Development Director at Viacom, Nigeria. She also served as the Growth and Partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Martin Mabutho

Martin Mabutho

MultiChoice Nigeria, Chief Customer Officer
avatar for Soji Ogundoyin

Soji Ogundoyin

S&T Media Ltd, Co-Director
Co-Founder - S&T Media Ltd


Monday February 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Stage

2:30pm

Corporate Story Telling: Positioning Your Brand For Premium Partnerships & Investments
Storytelling Takes Corporate Communications To The Next Level!

Every organization is in a constant state of change and evolution. Starting out as startups, the goal of every organization is to one day become a bigger brand and possibly an international one. Even established corporations need to be able to create narratives that will further reinforce their brand and positioning while attracting bigger value investments and partnerships

Investing in corporate storytelling with a well-crafted narrative strategically aligned with business objectives can help potential investors and partners visualize the transformation of an organization as well picture opportunities for partnerships and investments. Through storytelling, an organization can share their vision and position themselves to the right audience which in turn can attract premium partnerships and investments.

This session led by global public relations and communication expert, Claudine Moore will gives insights into the art of corporate storytelling, especially in the age of social media and technology as well as explore case studies of startup brands that have leveraged on strategic storytelling to grow into multinationals.

Participants with some background in communication and public relations are invited to attend to learn how to:
  • create a corporate narrative that helps attract potential investors and high value partnership.
  • use corporate story telling to reinforce their brand and positioning in their industry by exploring case studies of brands that have leveraged on this effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Claudine Moore

Claudine Moore

Managing Director, C.Moore Media International Public Relations
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 →


Monday February 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Experience Stage

2:30pm

Tales Of The Start By Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone and their cousin wants to own or be called a Founder of a Startup. But what does it really mean to own AND run a Startup?


Tales of the Start by Startups is an intimate chat and behind the scenes look at popular Startups in Nigeria. We'll sit down with two startup founders to break down the HOW & the WHY behind these businesses and what their stories were like in the beginning.

We also know that, as they say, the Start is the most important part. We will drill down on the birthing pains behind these businesses, the mistakes they made in the beginning and the advice that they have for other people intending to own Startups.

Speakers
avatar for Olumide Soyombo

Olumide Soyombo

Partner, Bluechip Technologies
avatar for Joshua Chibueze

Joshua Chibueze

Co-founder/CMO, Piggy Bank
avatar for Busola Bakinson

Busola Bakinson

Deputy Sector Head, Technology, Media & Entertainment, Jackson,Etti & Edu
Busola is an Associate in the Intellectual Property (IP) Department and the Deputy sector head of the Technology, media and entertainment sector of Jackson, Etti and Edu.She provides general legal support and advice in all aspects of this practice area, including Trademarks, Patent... Read More →
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Onyeka Akumah

CEO and Founder, Farmcrowdy
Onyeka Akumah is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy leading a team of 40 innovative Nigerians to establish Nigeria’s First Digital Agriculture platform which has so far impacted the lives of over 7,000 small-scale farmers across 10 states in Nigeria in less than... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Speakeasy Suite

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

To build a meditation practice, you need to be deliberate and consistent. So we want to challenge you to start today! We challenge you to commit to a five day challenge... Join us in the #OFFLINE Wellness Space over the next five days for 10 minutes of meditation.

Speakers
avatar for P.J. Okocha

P.J. Okocha

Co- Founder, PS Nutrac Agriculture
PS Nutraceuticals aims to use technology as a tool to eliminate the challenges the Agriculture sector faces. Aeroponics, is one of the most recent agricultural technologies. Plants can be planted in the air without soil and applying minimal water usage. Speed of growth is increased... Read More →
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Oyindamola Fakeye

Learning & Participation Producer, Sound Mind Africa / VAN Lagos
I facilitate and create experiential art, events, workshops and resources within the Art & Health space.
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
To find yourself through the art of yoga is truly a magical experience. I started my yoga journey in 2013 and got certified a year ago (RYT 200), and on this path, I found my true home – the home within. Yoga taught me how to connect with my inner-self and empower my mind through... Read More →
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Sandra Patrick

Founder, Yoga Club Lagos, Breathe Studio
Sandra Patrick, Founder of Yoga Club Lagos and Co-Founder Breathe Studio, the first community centered Yoga studio in Lagos.Sandra has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship.Sandra got her yoga teaching certification... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

3:00pm

artHERE: Community Mural Led By Williams Chechet
Nigerian artist Williams Chechet drawing inspiration from the #SMWLAGOS 2019 theme "Stories: With Great Influence Come Great Responsibility" leads attendees in creating a mixed media mural incorporating images of iconic African cultural figures, newspaper print from the last decade, acrylic paints and markers.

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 4, 2019 3:00pm - Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm
NXT Pop Up

4:00pm

Disrupting Digital Media: How Black Voices Are Creating Space & Shaping The Global Narrative
Limited Capacity seats available

Disrupting Digital Media: How Black Voices Are Creating Space & Shaping The Global Narrative is a panel which will be look at how Black people across the globe are creating, mastering and foster digital spaces across fields to make our voices heard and bring representation, inclusion and service to areas that are lacking. By creating companies, brands, communities, apps and more, we ve made an undeniably indelible mark on the way digital media platforms communicate.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia T. Blanco

Lydia T. Blanco

Digital Community Specialist, Black Enterprise Magazine
Hola, my name is Lydia and I carry the name of my Honduran-Garifuna immigrant grandmother. I am a proud San Francisco native living my dreams of being a media professional in New York City.My journey as a writer began as a poet in the third grade. And, as a journalist who has been... Read More →
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Taryn Finley

Black Voices Editor, HuffPost
Taryn Finley is a New York-based multimedia journalist who specializes in race and culture. She currently serves as the Editor of HuffPost Black Voices where she manages, edits and produces content to inform, empower and amplify black audiences and highlight why our stories matter... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Stage

4:00pm

Fake News: How New Media Is Changing The Course Of History
Fake News: How New Media is Changing the Course of History, is a panel discussing the power of social media and fake news - we hear the term a lot but we haven't fully grasped just how much fake news has impacted our world.

It has the power to sway elections.
It has the power to take lives.
It has the power to make people think rumors are facts.
It has the power to cause fights across ethnic lines.

And because of social media everyone is able to like, share and spread fake news at unprecedented rates. What does this mean for the world? What does this mean for Nigeria? And what can we do to stop this?

We look forward to seeing you at our panel of industry heavyweights to discuss all this, you'll learn:

- How much fake news has impacted the world, Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
- Why developing countries are even more vulnerable to fake news.
- How to discern between fake news and real news.
- What is being done the world over to combat fake news.
- Why your voice and stories matter to combat this.


Speakers
avatar for Kolawole Osinowo

Kolawole Osinowo

Senior Business Manager, HMD Global
Kolawole Osinowo is a Sales and Business Innovation leader currently performing as SeniorBusiness Manager at HMD Global – Home of Nokia Phones.Prior to joining HMD Global, Kola was responsible for Mobile Devices Sales at Microsoft acrossWest and Central Africa. He also delivered... Read More →
avatar for Amaechi Okobi

Amaechi Okobi

GROUP HEAD, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Access Bank
Amaechi Okobi is a marketing and communications professional with over 20 years marketing experience having worked in companies such as Revlon, Nigerian Breweries, Globacom, and Guinness. He holds a degree in Marketing from the George Washington University, Washington, DC and is a... Read More →
avatar for Tolulope Balogun

Tolulope Balogun

Head of Presentations, News Central
Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun is a multi-talented journalist with over 12 years’ experience in broadcast journalism. She has hosted political tv and radio shows for over 10 years, bringing a distinct flair and presentation style that leaves the viewer wanting more. She just finished... Read More →
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Uche Ajene

Managing Consultant, Quadrant MSL
Uche Ajene is the Managing Consultant of Quadrant MSL, a subsidiary of the Troyka Group of Companies Limited. Prior to this, she was the Director of Marketing & Strategic Accounts at Halogen Security Limited, also a subsidiary of the Troyka Group. Under the leadership of Halogen Security... Read More →
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Oluwatosin Ajibade

Blogger, Olorisupergal
Oluwatosin Ajibade is an experienced Social Media Business Strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the online media industry. Skilled in Social Media Marketing, Media Relations, Creative Writing, Corporate Communications, and Marketing. Strong business development professional... Read More →
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Laila Ijeoma

Blogger, Lailas Blog
Laila Ijeoma (Laila Ijeoma Uzochinyere Obiagwu; born 12 August 1984) is a Nigerian blogger known for her celebrity and entertainment website, LailasBlog.com, now Lailasnews.com. She is also known for breaking some of the biggest stories in Nigerian celebrity news, take for instance... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Experience Stage

4:30pm

Yoga For Everyone
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga For Everyone! Join us for real discussions about creating healthy habits and finding balance in life's chaos... It s time to roll out a mat and discover yoga as practiced around the globe. The beauty of yoga is that you don t have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. Don t be intimidated by yoga terminology, fancy yoga studios and complicated poses. Yoga is for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Patrick

Sandra Patrick

Founder, Yoga Club Lagos, Breathe Studio
Sandra Patrick, Founder of Yoga Club Lagos and Co-Founder Breathe Studio, the first community centered Yoga studio in Lagos.Sandra has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship.Sandra got her yoga teaching certification... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

5:00pm

A Tour Of Original Naija With Battabox
Limited Capacity seats available

Battabox is an online video platform that creates original and authentic videos that showcases Nigerian attitudes and culture.

This meet up is open to everyone interested in knowing more about who we are and what makes us tick with an opportunity to contribute to our story as it were.

We will also discuss how instrumental social media has been in distributing our content and stirring up conversation around the content.

This would be a great opportunity for anyone wanting to get into the online video space to learn from us and for others more interested in Nigerian content to share ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Taofeeq Oyediran

Taofeeq Oyediran

Digital Marketer, BattaBox
Presently the digital marker for Original Media Ltd. I am an ideator, passionate about changing the status quo through ideas and contents.Amongst other skills, I also work as a DJ and Graphic designer.I am passionate about people and project management, will love to take on projects... Read More →
avatar for Ekundayo Raymond

Ekundayo Raymond

BattaBox, Head, Media Department
I am a content creation and I speak content, camera, light, and action.


Monday February 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet Up Lounge

5:30pm

Strategy For Start-Ups
In the last few years, Nigeria has witnessed the emergence of startups. Young entrepreneurs have taken the bold step to solve problems and create blue oceans of opportunity for themselves.
Despite this trend,very few start-ups survive past five years.

The masterclass, Strategy for Start-ups will focus on the following:

  • Storytelling for disseminating your company vision
  • Scaling your startup
  • Branding your startup

Speakers
avatar for Salami Abolore

Salami Abolore

CEO, Riby Finance
Riby Finance
avatar for Susan Aniche

Susan Aniche

Strategy Director, IMS Advertising
Susan is a thorough-bred marketing communications specialist with a remarkable interest in Brand Strategy and Research.Recently appointed Strategy Director at IMS Advertising, Susan manages a team of agency leaders, creatives, strategists and innovators who are responsible for ideating... Read More →
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Oladipo Fafunso

IMS Advertising, COO/Group Creative Director
Ladi is most at home at the point where creative ideas and strategic brand solutions intersect. Eclectic, multi-skilled and passionate, Ladi’s world is one of words, colors, style, images and rich expressions. Previously Head of Copy, MooreAdvice, he has also worked his creative... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Innovation Stage

6:30pm

Opening Nite Mixer
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We re rolling out the red carpet at SMW Lagos! Please join us on Monday, February 4, in the AfricaNXT Annex from 7:00-9:00 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 small chops and drinks.  

All SMW Lagos badge holders will be admitted.


Monday February 4, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage
 
Tuesday, February 5
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Tuesday February 5, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

6:00am

GIGM Mainland Yaba - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru... Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Mobil Filling Station, Sabo Yaba. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Tuesday February 5, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

8:30am

Rise & Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Morning Yoga to start your day. Sandra's Rise & Flow sessions are a blend of artful alignment and attention cues designed to guide toward a strong body, calm mind and open heart.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Patrick

Sandra Patrick

Founder, Yoga Club Lagos, Breathe Studio
Sandra Patrick, Founder of Yoga Club Lagos and Co-Founder Breathe Studio, the first community centered Yoga studio in Lagos.Sandra has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship.Sandra got her yoga teaching certification... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:00am

Re-Imagine Africa 'Think Ahead'
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Re-Imagine Africa 'Think Ahead' aims to highlight the possibilities and potentials Africa as a continent has in terms of its human capacity and intellect. Using the African Leadership Unleashed model of innovation at zero cost and the ripple effect it has on its beneficiaries, attendees will work together to imagine and solve a problem of an African country, with the aim to get attendees up and thinking.

Attendees will leave this session:
  • With greater self-awareness of their place in the transformation of Africa.
  • With new (entrepreneurial & job creation) ideas to build on.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Igbodike

Joy Igbodike

Creative Director, Jaebee Furniture
Hi, my name is Joy and this quote by Ingvar Kamprad “To design a desk which may cost $1,000 is easy for a furniture designer, but to design a functional and good desk which shall cost $50 can only be done by the very best., drives me daily to be an innovative furniture maker with... Read More →
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Damilare Ogunleye

CEO, Suvenia.com
I run a promotional products business, which owns suvenia.com, an e-commerce platform that allows individuals easily discover, buy & sell personalised items. I am a Alibaba UNCTAD eFounder Fellow.I am the Convener of the Designed for Commerce (www.d4chub.com) initiative which equips... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite

9:30am

Mindful Eating: Recipe For Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Mindful Eating: Recipe For Success is a robust panel discussion with foodies and nutritionist  to ask the very important questions! We'll explore where our food comes from, which nourishing foods to add to your meals and discuss recipes and tips to become more mindful of your eating for a healthier happier and fitter life.

Bring questions about the latest fab diet and pen & paper to take notes and build your own custom recipe!

Learn:
  • Why food and nutrition matter
  • How to read food labels for optimal health


Speakers
avatar for Fatima Abdullahi

Fatima Abdullahi

Creative Director, Mahill Foods Nigeria Limited
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Hanifat Ibikunle

Dietician & Nutritionist, Nourishright
I am a passionate, practicing, registered Dietitian Nutritionist.Registered Member | Dietitians Association of NigeriaRegistered Member | Dietitians of CanadaRegistered Member | British Dietetics AssociationRegistered Member | Nutrition Society of Nigeria
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Princess Odiakosa

Chocolatier/ Chocolate Maker, Kalabari Gecko
We are a leading Bean to bar single origin chocolate company. We handcraft chocolate from cocoa sourced directly from the cocoa plantations of Nigeria. We are experimenting with indigenous flavours and ingredients, incorporating them into all the different spectrum of chocolate


Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:30am

Promises-Kept: Creating Valuable Customer Experience Online & Offline
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Promises-Kept: Creating Valuable Customer Experience Offline and Online, is a panel focused on how entrepreneurs can build tested and trusted brands that can retain customers for sustainability.

#SMWYBDN is designed for Small and Medium Enterprises, business managers, customer relations officers, digital social media managers and others who directly interface with customers in day-to-day operations.
Many businesses tell great stories about their brands online through the use of attractive value proposition and endearing images/videos. Unfortunately, customer experience is often different from their expectations.

What do customers want? Where lies the disconnect between brands and their customers? What are brands doing wrong? What can they do better? These and many questions would be answered by our panelists at the event.

We'll discuss
  • strategies for excellent customer experience, customer expectations, needs and how to satisfy them
  • customer thought patterns, spending patterns and behaviours.
  • creating emotional connections with customers
  • capturing customer feedback (negative or positive) and embracing it as constructive criticism setting up achievable plans for customer satisfaction
  • measuring ROI from delivering great customer experience

Speakers
avatar for Bunmi  Jembola

Bunmi Jembola

CEO, Salesruby Ltd
Salesruby Ltd
avatar for Nduka Mba-Uzoukwu

Nduka Mba-Uzoukwu

Managing Partner, CX-PRACTICE
Nduka is your unmistakable choice of a Customer Service Management partner. He has 18 years of practice at various functional levels (from being a Call Centre Agent in Telecommunications to leading large service-delivery teams as an Assistant General Manager in Banking), across banking... Read More →
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Rosemary Obi

Managing Partner, ReneAfrik Designery LTD
Rosemary Obi, popularly called RM, is the co-founder and managing partner of ReneAfrik Designery, a handcraft shoe manufacturing company located in Lagos. Rosemary is a graduate of Delta State University, Abraka, where she received a B.Sc in Industrial Mathematics.She is a serial... Read More →
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Abimbola Oligbinde

Founder, Youthpreneur Business Development Network
Abimbola Oligbinde is a Social Entrepreneur and Business Coach with over 10 years experience in Media, SME Development and Advocacy. She is the Founder, Youthpreneur Business Development Network (YBDN), a Social Enterprise established to empower youth-owned businesses with skills... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Studio Suite

9:30am

Stories Of Nigerian Travelpreneurs: Starting A Travel & Tourism Career
Have you ever wondered how you could make money traveling and exploring? Interested in starting a career in the travel industry but have no clue on how to go about it?

People that "travel to explore" are usually seen as those who are very wealthy, have trust funds or inherited some huge amount of money from loved one. But the truth is that some of these Travelpreneurs are actually making money while exploring cities, towns, countries and the world.

Stories Of Nigerian Travelpreneurs: Starting A Travel & Tourism Career is an engaging panel discussion where our expert panelist will unpack:
  • Tips and Hacks on how to start and build your Travel & Tourism business or/and career
  • Knowledge about the wide business opportunities in the Travel & Tourism space
  • The best advise from seasoned Nigerian Travelpreneurs
  • Networking opportunities with those in the Travel & Tourism space
  • How to use Social Media to promote your Travel business or career and attract your ideal clients and partnersHow to use your Travel business or career to make impact in your community

Moderators
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism Enthusiast, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd
Nnennaya Fakoya-Smith aka Ajala Nene is a Tourism Enthusiast: Tourism Promoter, Tour Broker, Travel Blogger & Tourism Business Coach.Her company, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd is an indigenous Tourism Brokerage Firm that creating 'Life Changing Travel Experiences' through promoting tourism events... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sam Adeleke

Sam Adeleke

Chapter Leader, Travel Massive Lagos
The Lagos Chapter of Travel Massive brings together everybody that works in the travel industry - tour operators, travel agencies, state tourism boards, online travel companies, hotels, airlines and travel aficionados. Our events and activities are aimed at promoting ideation, tech... Read More →
avatar for Funmi Ajala

Funmi Ajala

Chief Travel Officer, FunmiAjala Travels
Funmi Ajala is a journalist, a visual story teller, a multi-media expert and media trainer using creatives to tell daily untold stories.She is an ardent traveler telling her travel stories via pictures. “There is a story everywhere you turn to” is focus whenever she is on the... Read More →
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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Nneka Isaac-Moses

Co-Founder, Goge Africa
NNEKA ISAAC-MOSES is the Co-founded of Goge Africa alongside her husband Isaac. They both aim to keep promoting African culture, music, food and her ways of life through television, radio and magazines.Goge Africa is an award-winning Pan-African Tourism and Cultural programmer, which... Read More →
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Chinyere Uche-Ibeabuchi

Tourism Professional, NihoTour
CHINYERE UCHE-IBEABUCHI is a Training and Communication expert with over 15 years of experience. She plans, conducts and administers programmes that empower employees with required knowledge and skills. An associate member of the Institute of Tourism Professonals, Teachers Registration... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Experience Stage

10:45am

Vote Stories: Local Insights & Storytelling
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The world is a global village but people still respond a lot more to content and communication that fits within their local context and environment. How do you find insights relevant to your local context? How do we translate brand proposition in a way that remains relevant to consumer aspirations? How can businesses translate local insights into market propositions?

"In the past years of social media inclusion in Nigeria some Brands, Government and Key Influencers seems to have displayed some fear and concerns around the power of stories across social media in the hands of the general populace, seems one never knows what works, how do we measure success is it strictly about "virality" or emotions evoked. Leo Burnett a Humankind global creative solutions agency seeks to help these influencers embrace stories as a powerful creative tool to transform people's behavior towards positive goals.

Local Insights & Story Telling A Tool For Influencing Consumers Lifestyle will address storytelling across the following focus points-
What makes a great story?
Consumerism (highlighting the best practices for Brands)
2019 Political Campaign (opportunities for the aspirants- how do we use this tool to attracts Youths involvement in governance and election)
Inclusiveness (ways to support Nigerians' dream of regional and religious inclusiveness)

Moderators
avatar for Adeola Kayode

Adeola Kayode

Strategy Lead, Insight Publicis Lagos
Adeola Kayode works at the intersection of social culture, brand marketing and digital technology. He is a firm believer that consumers not products should be at the very core of marketing. With over 10 years developing communication and creative strategy for brands, Adeola has been... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chuka Obi

Chuka Obi

Executive Creative Director, Insight Publicis
Chuka has amassed a decade’s experience in various creative functions including Copywriting, Art Direction, Illustration and Music & Sound Design across several leading brands. Before venturing into Advertising in 2008 he was a comic book writer & illustrator, and a graffiti artist.He... Read More →
avatar for Sinmisola Hughes-Obisesan

Sinmisola Hughes-Obisesan

Creative Director, Leo Burnett Lagos
The first of her name, the slayer of briefs, the all-around Wonder Woman, warden of Humankind (TM) and transformer of human behaviour.Sinmi is a global award-winning creative with over 13 years of advertising experience on a plethora of brands. The second female Creative Director... Read More →
avatar for Emeka Obia

Emeka Obia

Strategy Lead, Leo Burnett Lagos
Emeka, once described as a “human-swiss pocket knife” - is a pop culture observer and commentator on the flux generation – obsessed with innovation, business, music, consumer trends, emerging markets, and the African continent.He currently Leads the Strategy and Planning team... Read More →
avatar for Tunde Shobanjo

Tunde Shobanjo

Business Director, Leo Burnett Lagos
With more than 13 years in the service industry with a passion for defining, developing and executing a business vision, Tunde is dedicated to ensuring that all people and processes are in place to support business strategies and deliver results. He is a man of many talents who somehow... Read More →
avatar for Beatrice Olumhense

Beatrice Olumhense

Account Management Director, Insight Publicis
Beatrice is a creative and commercial marketing leader with 18 years experience in global, emerging market and startup scenarios. Managing brand & marketing strategy, product portfolio & propositions, integrated Go-To-Market, demand generation campaigns & marketing investments for... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Masterclass Suite

11:00am

Democratizing Prosperity: Leveraging Technology To Close The Wealth Gap
Limited Capacity seats available

Social media and technology has democratized access to information and opened up the playing field to all players no matter the industry. Anyone with a mobile device benefits from the current paradigm. and is provided with more opportunities, tools, and paths to engage diverse communities and consumers. We are now better equipped to amplify our stories and our work to achieve our goals be it organizing community outreach or scaling our startup. How then do we apply these new models and learnings to the financial services industry? How do we shift our thinking and the conversation around financial inclusion, access to wealth and prosperity for all? This panel brings together disruptors in the fintech space to discuss the importance of economic equality and shared prosperity and techs role in closing the wealth gap and making economic stability a reality for all citizens.

Democratizing Prosperity is a featured PROSPR session.

PROSPR gathers fintech founders, finance executives, economists and other stakeholders to discuss how we leverage technology and digital media to achieve financial inclusion for all and ensure a prosperous Africa for generations to come. 

Speakers
avatar for Chiwete John-Njokanma

Chiwete John-Njokanma

CEO, FINT
Talk to me about anything. Always looking to learn something new.FINT’s goal is to provide access to credit and wealth generating opportunities in Africa(to Africans) by connecting borrowers with lenders via its proprietary technology. Chiwete is passionate about sports(Tennis... Read More →
avatar for Oluwatosin Olaseinde

Oluwatosin Olaseinde

CEO/Founder, Money Africa
Oluwatosin is a chartered accountant with 10 years of experience spanning across accounting, audit, financial management and taxation. She is the Founder/CEO of Money Africa, a platform that enhances financial literacy teaching people how to cut down on unnecessary expense, grow their... Read More →
avatar for Tomilola Adejana

Tomilola Adejana

Co-founder/CEO, Bankly
Tomilola Adejana is the Co-founder/CEO of Bankly, founded with the core mission of enabling financial inclusion in the traditionally cash-based economy of Nigeria. Bankly is a financial distribution company using voucher-based payments solution to solve cash digitisation challenges... Read More →
avatar for Nubi Kay

Nubi Kay

Program Manager, Stripe
Nubi Kay' is a Program Manager at Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Before Stripe, he had a stint at Accenture as a Technology Consultant. Passionate about startups, Nubi co-founded Nigeria's first online takeaway site and still spends... Read More →
avatar for JR Kanu

JR Kanu

CEO, REACH Technologies
Featured by Forbes & the BBC, REACH Technologies is a software company focused on artificial intelligence, analytics, and big data. Their flagship app, REACH, leverages artificial intelligence and big data to automatically track and categorize expenses.Designed specifically for the... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Stage

11:00am

#Stories: Re-Imagining The Future Of Travel In Africa With Obinna Ekezie of Wakanow.com
Limited Capacity seats available

This year s #TRAVELAFRICADAY key conversation aptly features Wakanow.com CEO Obinna Ekezie. Wakanow at the close of 2018 raised one of Nigeria s highest single round investments by a non-online shopping business, which is a testament to the viability of Nigeria s and Africa s online travel space.

Leading this conversation will be Adeyemi Adepetu, Tech Editor for The Guardian. This spirited discussion will offer insights on how to scale in the travel and tech sectors. Obinna Ekezie will share his learnings and best practices as an early entrant in the space as well as offer thoughts on what the future of travel looks like for Africa.

#TRAVELAFRICDAY programming highlights the interconnection between travel and digital media. The days events provide answers to how technology and digital media impact travel and tourism in Nigeria and across Africa

#TRAVELAFRICADAY is supported by Virgin Atlantic and The Wheatbaker


Speakers
avatar for Obinna Ekezie

Obinna Ekezie

CEO/ Co-founder, Wakanow.com
Mr. Obinna Ekezie, is the MD/CEO and Co-founder of Wakanow.com, Africa’s leading Online and Retail Travel Company. He studied Mechanical Engineering and Business at the University of Maryland. He is also a TQM professional having completed the IBM Total Quality Management business... Read More →
avatar for Adeyemi Adepetun

Adeyemi Adepetun

ICT Journalist, The Guardian Newspapers
I work with The Guardian Newspapers, Lagos as the Tech Editor with almost a decade experience. An award winning journalist and also well traveled, attending and covering both local and international ICT events.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Experience Stage

11:00am

Introduction To Angel Investing
Limited Capacity full
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Introduction To Angel Investing a class designed for practicing and potential business angels who want to understand the basics of angel investing. It is a comprehensive guide that walks individuals through every step of the way to becoming a successful angel investor.

The class exposes students to fundamental strategies and specific tools required to take full advantage of this rapidly growing asset class, from building your reputation as a smart investor, to negotiating fair deals and adding value to your portfolio of companies through to helping them implement smart exit strategies.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Studio Suite

11:00am

Guided Meditation A-Z
Limited Capacity seats available

Meditation is a popular technique for relaxation and stress relief that can significantly increase your ability to concentrate and focus. Focus is the ability to pay attention to one thing at the expense of all others, which can be very difficult in a society that emphasizes multitasking and non-stop productivity. Increasing your ability to focus can foster creativity, promote problem-solving skills and decrease the stress associated with handling more than one task at once. Join us for Guided Meditation A-Z to relax and cultivate focus.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Patrick

Sandra Patrick

Founder, Yoga Club Lagos, Breathe Studio
Sandra Patrick, Founder of Yoga Club Lagos and Co-Founder Breathe Studio, the first community centered Yoga studio in Lagos.Sandra has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship.Sandra got her yoga teaching certification... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

11:00am

Leveraging Mobile Photography To Tell Compelling Stories
Limited Capacity filling up

This event is part of #SMWEXPLORE, a series of cool, independently produced SMW events happening off-campus and around town. Get out and explore Lagos! 

Learn how to create influential and compelling photography content for documentary, brands, causes and businesses using only your smartphone!

Leveraging Mobile Photography To Tell compelling Stories is a multi-format session exploring the possibilities of smartphone photography for business and as a hobby. This session will include  the Wakafire Team sharing how they have leveraged on smartphone photography, cutting across several sectors to help Individuals, businesses and brands tell their stories, increase their influence and harness better engagement online.

Venue

Mayhill Hotel Nigeria
12 Pioneer Tekoff Str
by Muritalu Eletu Way, Osapa London,
Lekki Phase 2 off Lekki Epe Expressway Lagos, Nigeria
Contact The Organizers For More Info: wakafire.photography

Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
SMW Explore

12:00pm

NXT LEVEL Conversations: A Traveler’s Tale w/ Noble Igwe
Limited Capacity seats available

Storytelling has always been an integral part of how we as Africans share our history and culture. This tradition of storytelling continues and is further amplified in our hyperconnected always on world. As Africans we can share our stories, our culture and our cities with the world. Noble Igwe is a great example of how one can use social to tell great stories and promote local culture. His recent brand partnership with Maltina took his followers on a journey of discovery across Nigeria and shared the stories of people and cities throughout the country. In this session we’ll gain insights on traveling locally, the importance of celebrating local culture and fun things to when traveling the country.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
AfricaNXT Stage

12:00pm

Mentor Power Hour: How You Can Stand Out + Make An Impact In Your Career & Business
Limited Capacity full
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Mentor Power Hour: How You Can Stand Out + Make An Impact In Your Career and Business

Success isn't by accident, especially when it comes to your career or business. It requires you to be strategic, prepared and connected. Unfortunately for most young professionals they don't have a safe space and the right network to develop their career strategy and learn from those who have done it before.

During the Mentor Power Hour, you'll be able to sit down for small group sessions with innovators and experts who've been able to find success in their careers. They will share their lessons on creating a quality career brand, how to effectively network in your industry and using storytelling to build authentic influence.
Seats are limited for this session so doors will be closed on time.

Speakers
avatar for Lola Coker-Shojobi

Lola Coker-Shojobi

Founder, Resource Africa Group
Lola (Coker) Shojobi is the CEO and Founder of Resource Africa Group (formerly Resource Nigeria) a career platform that connects African leadership talent with exciting career opportunities on the continent. Over the past five years, Lola has partnered with over 60 leading companies... Read More →
avatar for Ivie Martins Ogbonmwan

Ivie Martins Ogbonmwan

Human Resources & Business Development Consultant, Career Advisor
Ivie Ogbonmwan serves as the Human Resources Manager, responsible for strategies to attract, develop, and retain talent for Udo Udoma and Belo-Osagie. In the course of her HR career, she has successfully managed the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs... Read More →
avatar for Afua Osei

Afua Osei

Co-Founder, She Leads Africa
Afua Osei is the CEO and Co-Founder of She Leads Africa, a media company for millennial African women with an audience of more than 600,000 women across 150 countries. She is an expert in creating digital content and live experiences that impact and connect with a new generation of... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet Up Lounge

12:00pm

Pimp My CV! How To Make Your Resume Standout
Limited Capacity full
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Pimp My CV! How To Make Your Resume Standout is a workshop on how to be creative but sincere about writing your CV. We will review 5 examples of CVs tailored to different industries and circumstances and learn how and why they stand out.

During this session you will practice identifying your strengths and become more aware of areas that need improvement This knowledge is very liberating and can tremendously boosts your confidence and help you define what you want to achieve going into employment.

We'll Explore:
  • The mind of an employer
  • CV structuringPersonal information
  • Priorities (order of information)
  • Recounting experiences
  • Presenting information
  • Formatting

Speakers
avatar for Adebola Adeola

Adebola Adeola

Projects, Paystack
Big dreamer, eternal optimist; Divergent mind; Love music & dance | Co Founder http://www.topupgenie.com | http://www.twofortnights.com... Read More →
avatar for Kharis Izevbizua

Kharis Izevbizua

Product Specialist, Paystack
Paystack


Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
NXT Workshop

12:00pm

AlaCarteAfrica #TOYOURTASTE
This two-hour immersive experience showcases the best of Africa Fashion and Vegan culinary adventures. Participants are also transported to exciting tourist destinations in Nigeria through our Virtual Reality (VR) Gears. Our Travel Clinic is also on standby to diagnose travel problems and recommend 'prescription drugs' to 'patients'.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Chidimma Nwanya

Tina Chidimma Nwanya

Senior Tour Consultant, Njetours Ltd
A travel consultant. South Africa specialist and Dubai expert. I would welcome discussion on travels. Destination to visit. Visa guidance and tourism


Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
NXT Pop Up

12:30pm

How To Tell Compelling Stories With Data
Limited Capacity seats available

In an increasingly data-centric world, the ability to understand, interpret and visualise data is integral to making informed decisions, and gaining a competitive edge. Using storytelling to represent your data helps make data accessible to your desired audience.

How To Tell Compelling Stories With Data is designed for executives looking to make sense of their companies' data; resilient entrepreneurs who have to tell their stories of growth to interested but wary investors; journalist intending to simplify the results of her research to her readers, and others working with data and wishing they could make it more engaging and compelling.

This masterclass will cover how to collect and interpret data, craft compelling stories based on data visualisations, and give insight on the best practices in story telling in data science.

Key Takeaways

  • Analysing data to find an engaging story
  • How to know your audience
  • Key data visualisation methods and tools
  • How to avoid data stories that lie or mislead

Speakers
avatar for Chuba Ezeks

Chuba Ezeks

Co-Founder, Akanka
I'm the Co-Founder and Strategy Lead of Akanka, a global design and strategy studio. Talk to me about Economics, Data science/analytics/viz, and design.
avatar for Chine Ezeks

Chine Ezeks

Co-Founder, Akanka
Care-free product & service designer with a passion for creating, optimising experiences, & living intentionally .


Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Studio Suite

12:30pm

One Africa, One App: Building The Bank Of The Future
Tagged “One Africa, One App,” the conversation with Segun Agbaje, CEO & MD of GT Bank will focus on the role of banks in Africa’s rapidly changing digital and financial services landscape.

With the digital revolution and mobile technologies opening up the financial services sector to non-banks, and customers increasingly finding more value in financial services delivered outside of the banking sector, the future of banking looks less in banking halls and more in the palms of consumers.

Segun will speak on, and answer questions about, what this fundamental shift in the creation and use of financial services will mean for the future relationship between banks and customers.

Featuring Segun Agbaje!

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation Stage

12:30pm

Things Fall Apart: Can Traditional African Storytelling Save Content Marketing?
Limited Capacity filling up

Story Story Once upon a time when you heard that phrase, you knew a remarkable story was about to leave you covered in goosebumps. The times may have changed rapidly but something about stories and how they have been told needs to be re-lived, even now that these tales are no longer told by moonlight.

The digital space is more saturated than ever; everything is calling for our attention. With a library worth of content to scroll through daily, We don't have 30 seconds to be interrupted but will give 30 minutes to hear a great story. So the Big Questions: What ingredients make a great story? What is it about a story that makes your audience itch for more and be more than willing to share it?

Why are our content marketing efforts not pulling in the weight, why are our stories not sticking? Maybe we ve been doing it all wrong, maybe we need to go back to our old stories and have a rethink.

In this talk we will explore what content marketing can borrow from traditional African storytelling to build brands that stick!

We ll look at the approaches of the most successful story-led campaigns, books, movies, and the fundamental principles of what works to engage an audience. We will also look at the role of storytellers as gatekeepers and How digital storytellers can chronicle lifestyle and culture as it evolves as well as create rich digital experiences that supports rather than disrupts.

You ll leave inspired to reboot your content strategy and be armed with the how of storytelling for creating the remarkable brands of the future that captures and holds the attention of digital natives.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Isidi

Charles Isidi

Head, Strategy and Design, Triift Africa
I am a digital storyteller and a curious conceptual thinker passionate about brand communications and digital strategy development. The best stories always win and crafting brand stories that resonates, sparks meaningful conversations, tickles the audience in the right spots and drive... Read More →
avatar for Oluwatobi Oreoluwa

Oluwatobi Oreoluwa

Founder/ Creative director, Alága Collections
Oluwatobi Oreoluwa is the founder & Creative director of Alága Collections, a furniture company based in Lagos Nigeria. Alága uses furniture design to tell African stories.His interests encompass culture, story telling, history, design thinking, interior design, furniture design... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speakeasy Suite

12:30pm

Postcard & Stamp Collectors' Hangout
Limited Capacity seats available

My Story: My love for postcards goes back to my childhood days. My dad traveled a lot, and most times he would send us postcards telling us where he was and what was happening there. I was always excited to receive and read them because I loved the fact they were handwritten from a far away country with the stamps of that nation.

Join Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd and the Lagos Philatelic Club to connect and learn about the World of Stamp and Postcard Collection and learn how postcards and stamps are great marketing tools for promoting tourism in and outside Nigeria! Mingle and network with stamp and postcard collectors and travel and culture enthusiasts using social media platforms to redefine communication and encourage people to send handwritten mails in this digital era.

About our Postcard & Stamp Collectors' Hangout
  • Mingle and Network with Stamp and Postcard Collectors and Enthusiasts
  • Postcard Exercise:  sign up for  www.postcrossing.com and send a postcard or/and send a time capsule letter to yourself or loved ones
  • Stamp Exchange: Stamp Collectors are invited to do stamp swap with each other
  • Post box Opening with NIPOST for interested participants. www.nipost.gov.ng

Speakers
avatar for Bayo Fadairo

Bayo Fadairo

President, Lagos Philatelic Club
BAYO FADAIRO a trained journalist holds BSc (Hon) Psychology (Unilag) and an Advance Diploma in Professional Administration. Members Institute of Executive Secretaries and Public Administrators of Nigeria. Presently he is a Public Relations/Marketing consultant, working in various... Read More →
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism Enthusiast, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd
Nnennaya Fakoya-Smith aka Ajala Nene is a Tourism Enthusiast: Tourism Promoter, Tour Broker, Travel Blogger & Tourism Business Coach.Her company, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd is an indigenous Tourism Brokerage Firm that creating 'Life Changing Travel Experiences' through promoting tourism events... Read More →
avatar for Raphael James

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 →
avatar for Oluwafunmilayo Ogunlana

Oluwafunmilayo Ogunlana

Deputy Director, Nigeria Postal Service
OLUWAFUNMILAYO OGUNLANA is the Deputy Director and Head Philately Bureau of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) in Marina, Lagos.
avatar for Laja Shoniran

Laja Shoniran

Vice-President, Lagos Philatelic Club
LAJA SHONIRAN is a highly experienced and resourceful Human Resources Trainer, Financial Wellness Expert and a Management Consultant with passion for digital/soft-skills training and entrepreneurship development as a means of empowering people with tools that can help them discover... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
NXT Lit Lab

1:00pm

Smart, Stylish & Successful: Breaking Ground Through Social Media
Social media is a powerful way for businesses of all sizes to reach prospects and customers. How then can one stay relevant on social media and still stick to the core values and the philosophy of their brand?

SCHICK Magazine presents Smart, Stylish & Successful: Breaking Ground Through Social Media, a powerful panel featuring local influencers sharing ideas, inspirations and trends for millennials looking to be informed, inspired and influenced.

Speakers
avatar for Tobi Bakre

Tobi Bakre

Actor, Host & Big Brother 2018 Finalist, Tobi Bakre
Actor, Analyst, Published Photographer, Model, MC and Big Brother Nigeria 2018 Finalist.
avatar for Ugo Monye

Ugo Monye

Creative Director, Ugo Monye Ltd
Founder and Creative Director of Ugo Monye.
avatar for Afua Osei

Afua Osei

Co-Founder, She Leads Africa
Afua Osei is the CEO and Co-Founder of She Leads Africa, a media company for millennial African women with an audience of more than 600,000 women across 150 countries. She is an expert in creating digital content and live experiences that impact and connect with a new generation of... Read More →
avatar for Ink Eze

Ink Eze

CEO, 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 her career in advertising and digital... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Experience Stage

1:00pm

Lunchtime Massages
Limited Capacity seats available

High stress levels are taking their toll on employees and their companies. We all know that unchecked stress both mental and physical causes countless health problems. Massage decreases muscle tensions and stress points, and prevents the development of serious injuries. Added benefits include increased energy levels and concentration, decreased absenteeism, and enhanced well-being. Lunchtime Massages is the perfect chance to drop in and find a massage therapy that is best for your stress level.

Massages on the Menu
  • foot reflexology
  • back massages
  • head & shoulder massages

Speakers
avatar for Tega Gbadagri

Tega Gbadagri

Founder, The Mobile Spa
Tega Gbadagri is a self massage enthusiast. She believes individuals can ease their tensed muscles and improve their well- being, through self massage.She is a multilingual (French & English) beauty therapist. She is a certified educator for the prestigious Gemology Cosmetics, Paris... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:30pm

OOTD Disrupt: The Look
Limited Capacity filling up

Body image, body shaming, social media trolling/cyber-bulling has been reoccurring factors in today's world of social media. The average person has at one time or the other been a victim of body shaming. Why do you look skinny? Why are you so fat? Why are you so curvy? Why aren't you curvy? Where is your summer body? Why is your nose broad? These questions have seeped into our subconscious, making us feel less beautiful or desired and yearn for the desperate need for validation. The dangerous aftermath of this is depression and mental health issues.

How has changing or improving one's style resulted in body image positivity and confidence? How have fashion influencers with different body types inspired their followers to be more confident in themselves? OOTD DISRUPT: THE LOOK is a panel discussion that will challenge these question while sharing stories on how style and body image can impact lives!

Speakers
avatar for Idia Aisien

Idia Aisien

TV Host, Arise News
Idia Aisien is an award winning TV Host. She has worked with Fox 5 News, the AARP Foundation, Discovery Communications, the Foreign Policy Initiative, the United Nations and Atlas Mara.She has modeled for many brands, such as BMW Nigeria, LAN Airlines, Black Opal, Nivea, Alice + Olivia... Read More →
avatar for Eva Alordiah

Eva Alordiah

Performing Artiste/Author
Eva Alordiah is a Nigerian rapper, entertainer, make-up artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur.She is considered one of the best female rappers in Nigeria.Since her breakthrough into the Nigerian music industry, Eva has garnered several awards including one Nigeria Entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Eku Edewor

Eku Edewor

Actor/TV Personality
Eku Edewor is an actress, television personality and host of the award-winning entertainment show, 53 Extra – which showcases the latest in music, film, fashion and red carpet events across the African continent. Whether gracing the covers of magazines, interviewing... Read More →
avatar for Denola Grey

Denola Grey

Media Presenter/Actor
Dénola Grey is a media public figure with a career in television presenting, acting and digital content creation. He is also a fashion consultant and freelance writer. Over the last five years, he has become a representative of the new vibrant and brave generation of young Nigerians... Read More →
avatar for Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw

Actor, Nollywood
Kate Henshaw is a talented actress and one of the very best in theNigerian Movie Industry.The gracious mother of an adorable daughter is known to give her best inwhatever she does. Her wealth of experience and rich character has earned her a place in the hearts and minds of many.She... Read More →
avatar for Latasha Ngwube

Latasha Ngwube

Editor/Lifestyle Journalist, Vanguard Allure
Latasha Ngwube’s career path has been so multi-faceted, that many may find it a bit challenging to exclusively define who she is. This is actually an advantage, as it means there’s really no one else she can be compared to in her fields of specialization. She is one of Africa’s... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AfricaNXT Stage

2:00pm

How To Scale Your Business With Instagram
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Its no longer news that Instagram is an incredible branding opportunity for businesses, especially business in the scaling phase. While you are scaling your business, you should be scaling your social media channels too and growing a big and engaged audience. We will be focusing on how to achieve this on Instagram, especially with various new features rolling out almost everyday.

How To Scale Your Business With Instagram is an interactive masterclass where we will share smart tips and tricks that will assist you in quickly building a winning Instagram account for your business and achieving a large, engaged and truly invested following.

Speakers
avatar for Nkemdilim Begho

Nkemdilim Begho

MD/CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.
Nkemdilim Begho is the MD/ CEO of Future Software Resources Ltd. Futuresoft offers complete digital marketing, website development, content management and development, e-commerce solution and customised software development for your business, and social media training. Future Software... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NXT Workshop

2:15pm

Creating Compelling Stories: The Legit Way
Limited Capacity full
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In the age of fake news and hoaxes, creating impactful stories that are authentic, ethical verifiable and interesting have become a two-edged sword. Content creators and story tellers globally are caught between creating content that will engage readers, drive high traffic to their sites and at the same time avoid content that are sensational or contain elements of click baits and false claims. These challenges are currently dominating debates both in online and offline discussions globally. There is a reason why online fake news can have devastating influence on what takes place offline. Social media and spread of online news platforms and the decline of traditional media means that more people are consuming and going online in search of news in a 24 hours news cycle. In the same vein, the nature of news production and sourcing have also led to competition among publishers.

 The competition to break the news first and to reach a wider audience is causing a distortion of news content with various content creators framing headlines and writing content to reflect certain biases but ultimately to drive traffic. The present challenge is tell the stories responsibly. As content creators look more and more to social media for sourcing and downplays the traditional news gathering method, fake news have become a danger to telling authentic stories devoid of hoaxes. These developments is causing concern for publishers who are struggling in a fast paced environment with the risk of publishing fake news.

This session is a how-to guide on how to navigate the intricacies of telling impactful stories using diverse formats and topics analysing audience preferences using proven content strategy in a responsible and ethical way

Speakers
avatar for Bayo Olupohunda

Bayo Olupohunda

Editor-in-chief, Legit.ng
Báyọ̀ Olúpohùndà has worked as a teacher, freelance journalist and columnist for frontline Nigerian newspapers and online media. He began his writing career at The Guardian Sunday, and later moved on to contribute to 234NEXT and Punch Newspapers. In 2014, he emerged a finalist... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Masterclass Suite

2:30pm

Beyond Payments: The Next Generation Of Fintech Startups In Sub-Saharan Africa
Limited Capacity full
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Fintech in Africa is rapidly evolving. Today, there are hundreds of fintech startups serving the 444 million unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa. How has the sector changed in recent years?

M-Pesa in Kenya was a pioneer in African fintech, and drove a generation of startups focused on mobile money and mobile payments. Since then, the fintech sector has blossomed to include insurance, credit scoring, data analytics and more, offering insights and lessons to fintech innovators around the world.

We re excited about the progress we have seen in payments, but at Village Capital, we re even more interested in the next generation of fintech startups.

Startups are now building on top of the payments infrastructure to serve a population that is living longer and entering the middle class. They are also reimagining the way Africans finance farms and small businesses. Beyond Payments: The Next Generation Of Fintech Startups In Sub-Saharan Africa will cover the fintech sub-sectors and companies to watch in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Speakers
avatar for Adedana Ashebir

Adedana Ashebir

Regional Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Village Capital
Adedana leads Village Capital's Africa strategy and work out of Nairobi. Village Capital is a global venture capital organization. Adedana joined Village Capital after nearly three years at the African Leadership Network (ALN), a community of the continent's young, dynamic, and influential... Read More →
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Wilfred Mamah

Stanbic IBTC Bank, Head, Digital Strategy, Issuing and Management
An Information Technology and Business executive with deep expertise in Digital transformstion, IT Strategy formulation and execution; IT Managed Services delivery, IT Service Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning as well as agile Projects Delivery.Led major... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite

2:30pm

Caught Between Truth & Patriotism: Dilemma Of The Millennial Traveller
This knowledge sharing session will feature travel industry influencers sharing insights on how young and adventurous African travellers can strike a healthy balance when faced between trying to promote beautiful African destinations and reporting the truth about the various (political, economic, social and cultural) obstacles they face along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Oluwakemi Ojo

Oluwakemi Ojo

Digital Strategist/Travel Consultant, Travelanders
Oluwakemi Ojo is a Chapter Leader at Travel Massive Lagos. She’s a Digital Content Strategist and an All-Around Digital Marketer who is passionate about travel. Over the years, she has created content, driven social media strategy, SEO strategy and shaped brand architecture for... Read More →
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Deji Ajomale-McWord

CEO,, African Sports Tourism Week


Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
NXT Pop Up

2:30pm

Redefining The Beauty Of African Hair
Limited Capacity seats available

Who sets the standards on what is perceived as acceptable hair on an African? Why are we afraid of the kink in our roots? How do we redefine the standard of Beautiful African hair?

In recognizing who we are, we able to respect and improve ourselves as individuals; in turn our immediate environment and the world. Redefining The Beauty of African Hair is a conversation that will dig deep in examining our self worth as Africans starting with our crowns. In the famous words of Lucille Ball "Love yourself first and then everything else falls into line".

We will discuss:
  • A fresh perspective on what it means to be beautiful  
  • How social media is shifting the mindset that western standards (straight hair) are the only acceptable norm. 
  • Breaking negative stereotypes around African hair.
  • How social media is creating new role models for African identity.

Speakers
avatar for Ade Balogun

Ade Balogun

CEO, Locitude
Ade is the founder and CEO of Locitude Enterprise, a business that functions as a platform for thousands of people with dreadlocks (locs).After 4 years of battling with societal acceptance of dreadlocks, limited styling options and unprofessional salon services, Ade re-created styles... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
NXT Lit Lab

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

To build a meditation practice, you need to be deliberate and consistent. So we want to challenge you to start today! We challenge you to commit to a five day challenge... Join us in the #OFFLINE Wellness Space over the next five days for 10 minutes of meditation.

Speakers
avatar for P.J. Okocha

P.J. Okocha

Co- Founder, PS Nutrac Agriculture
PS Nutraceuticals aims to use technology as a tool to eliminate the challenges the Agriculture sector faces. Aeroponics, is one of the most recent agricultural technologies. Plants can be planted in the air without soil and applying minimal water usage. Speed of growth is increased... Read More →
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Oyindamola Fakeye

Learning & Participation Producer, Sound Mind Africa / VAN Lagos
I facilitate and create experiential art, events, workshops and resources within the Art & Health space.
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
To find yourself through the art of yoga is truly a magical experience. I started my yoga journey in 2013 and got certified a year ago (RYT 200), and on this path, I found my true home – the home within. Yoga taught me how to connect with my inner-self and empower my mind through... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Patrick

Sandra Patrick

Founder, Yoga Club Lagos, Breathe Studio
Sandra Patrick, Founder of Yoga Club Lagos and Co-Founder Breathe Studio, the first community centered Yoga studio in Lagos.Sandra has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship.Sandra got her yoga teaching certification... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

3:30pm

Being A Designer: Connecting The Dots
Limited Capacity full
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The career path to becoming a designer is not clearly defined and designers have been forced to forge their own path and grow their skills from mere enthusiasm to expert level. With software taking over almost every aspect of our lives and as tech steadily gains strength, technology design is growing fast. Tech giants like Facebook, Google, Uber, AirBnB and the likes are seeking and recruiting local designers each year.

During this talk, FigmaAfrica, through its Global Design Community aims to activate ongoing conversations about the key role of the next generation of tech professionals to the burgeoning tech scene in Africa while also highlighting their contributions towards socio-economic growth and development of the region.

Speakers
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Florence Dairo

Amplified Payments, Product designer
avatar for Kome Sideso

Kome Sideso

Product Designer, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria
User Experience Designer @Cc_HUB | Tech Enthusiast | Designer Advocate @figmadesign @figmaAfrica | STEM Facilitator @AcCcHUB... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Sutherland

Catherine Sutherland

Director of Communications, Co-creation Hub
I'm passionate about the power of media and communications technologies, cultures and practices. Mediums and messages continue to influence, impact and unlock human value in increasingly creative ways. As a communications professional that has worked in the public and private sector... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
NXT Workshop

4:00pm

Fame, Fortune & The Business Of Influence
Fame, Fortune & The Business Of Influence is a BBC Business panel gathering some of Africa's biggest names to learn how they've monetised their online fame. Panelist will provide practical tips for commercialising large audiences on social media and answer the question: which came first, fame or fortune?

Globally, the 'influencer economy' is estimated to be worth $1.6 billion. There is money to be made, and lost, on social media and this panel will feature some of the continent's most prominent personalities who have been there and done that by making a a viable living on social media.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Experience Stage

4:00pm

Inclusion For All: Making Financial Inclusion A Reality For Nigeria
According to the World Bank, Financial Inclusion is "the ability of individuals and businesses to access useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance delivered in a responsible and sustainable way".   Financial Inclusion also refers to citizens access to financial services in such a manner that enables every adult citizen to realize his/her full potential and life aspirations. Growing financial inclusion as a means of lifting citizens out of poverty, improving citizens quality of life and enhancing the capacity of citizens to contribute meaningfully to national development. In Nigeria, only 41 % of Nigerians had bank accounts in 2017, a decline from 44 percent in 2014, according to the World Bank. With 2018 starting out with stagnant financial inclusion numbers in June of 2018 the Central Bank of Nigeria announced a National Financial Inclusion strategy review in order to stay on track for the 2020 80% financial inclusion goal. The reviewed strategy puts forward a draft of suggestions on the best model to help drive financial inclusion in the country. Others have said the country is a peculiar one and as such, it needs a tailor-made strategy, as compared to the mobile money model that has spurred financial inclusion growth around the world. Meanwhile, in furtherance of its mandate to promoting a sound financial system in Nigeria and the need to enhance access to financial services for the unbanked rural segments of society, Nigeria 's Central  Bank recently proposed Payment Service Banks (PSB) aimed at helping to achieve the set 80 percent financial inclusion rate by 2020.

Inclusion for all is the only way to achieve economic prosperity for Nigeria. Every Nigerian is needed to improve the quality of life for all. Inclusion For All: Making Financial Inclusion a reality for Nigeria is a panel by BusinessDay Media Limited, which aims to shed light on financial inclusion issues and opportunities to speak to uncover the bottlenecks that are currently being faced and realistically pan out how to achieve the 2020 80 % financial inclusion goal. This session will bring together Nigeria's most influential public figures and financial inclusion experts to move the needle forward in 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Jide Sanwo-Olu

Jide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Gubernatorial candidate, APC
avatar for Nkem Okacha

Nkem Okacha

Founder of Mama Moni Nigeria, Mama Moni Nigeria
avatar for Jay Alabraba

Jay Alabraba

Co-Founder & Director of business development, Paga Tech
avatar for Temitope Akin Fadeyi

Temitope Akin Fadeyi

Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, Central Bank of Nigeria


Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Stage

4:00pm

MVP: Most Valuable Partners
Limited Capacity seats available

We cannot continue to ignore the impact of the internet, the cloud, artificial intelligence, and technology in shaping today's businesses environment in Nigeria. Technology & Data is driving businesses to new frontiers and in the process building MVPs across B2B & B2C markets.

MVP: Most Valuable Partners is an in depth discussion where attendees will gain a new perspective on the shift in technology and the impact on the future of business in Nigeria.

We'll explore:
  • how to rethink the future of your business for relevance, scalability, and efficiency.
  • insights into what it truly takes to be remarkable in any industry
  • the most important strategies business should adapt during this time of hyper-connectivity

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Nwabuisi

Anthony Nwabuisi

Head, Strategy & Planning, All Seasons Zenith Ltd.
Anthony is a seasoned, passionate and proficient Marketing Communications Professional, with around 10 years of post qualification (BA & MNIM) experience in Advertising, Media Strategy & Planning, Brand Management, Business Development & Languages.In the last couple of years, I have... Read More →
avatar for Jide Williams

Jide Williams

Head of Product, Serengeti OOH Ltd
Let's talk software products and how to scale your startup (business) from zero to growth.We could bounce off ideas around Adtech and Fintech as well.
avatar for Uwem Afanide

Uwem Afanide

COO, All Seasons Zenith
Uwem Afanide is the C.O.O of All Seasons Zenith. With over 10 years experience in media and advertising, Uwem has knowledge of technology tools and insights needed by businesses to grow and achieve their brand promise.
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Bukola Shobowale

Corporate Strategy, Insight Redefini
Bukola Shobowale is a digital and corporate strategy expert focused on building businesses for the sustainable future. She is also an expert in corporate identity strategy, management, positioning, and marketing. Speak to her about digital transformation, business repositioning strategy... Read More →
avatar for Jim Ikpehai

Jim Ikpehai

Data Analyst, All Seasons Zenith
Jim is an experienced Data Research Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. He is skilled in Integrated Marketing, Advertising, Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategy, and Research. Jim deals with Data and Insights with All Seasons... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Studio Suite

4:00pm

Stories From The South - Exploring Opportunities & Innovation In Nigeria's South South
Limited Capacity seats available

Stories From The South - Exploring Opportunities & Innovation In Nigeria's South South will provide a platform to share outstanding stories and lessons about innovation, science, arts and technology from Nigeria's South South region.

The Speakeasy format makes it easier for participants to interact and engage on likely opportunities and inspiration that the stories can help birth.

Speakers
avatar for Enwongo Cleopas

Enwongo Cleopas

Roothub, Legal Adviser
I am a legal practitioner and an Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist. Currently on my plate right now is me bridging my passion for gender equality with justice for the environment and tech advocacy.
avatar for Damola Morenikeji

Damola Morenikeji

COO, Joy, Inc.
Damola Morenikeji is COO of Joy, Inc., the benefit corporation building a generation of happier, flourishing and fearless young Africans leveraging the latest research on happiness, resilience and human flourishing. He led Strategy and Innovation at The Roothub – a collaborative... Read More →
avatar for Tony Onuk

Tony Onuk

Co-Founder, The Roothub


Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Speakeasy Suite

4:00pm

Who's Really Woke? Exploring Big Biz Activism & Socially Conscious Marketing Campaigns Online
Limited Capacity seats available

Being the first to support a good cause doesn't always make you right , or as they say on Twitter... 'woke'. In the shadow of major companies and brands rallying behind activists and social issues they are not morally aligned with, it is easier now, more than ever, to contribute to hot-button conversations on a hashtag, but the last thing you want to do on the web is be 'woke' and be wrong.

Media professional and BLACK ENTERPRISE reporter Lydia T. Blanco will explore how content creators and consumers can dig deeper into major campaigns that seemingly support activist and activism through social justice marketing and advertisement.

During this session, attendees will learn how to identify "woke-bait" on social media and within advertising campaigns; gain tools to accurately report, and add to the conversation off and online; explore difficulties in decision making -- to support or pass on woke-bait; and discuss the impact big business' wokeness can have on our communities -- socially and economically.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Masterclass Suite

4:00pm

The Kahoot Game: Travel Edition
The Kahoot Game is actually a game-based learning experience where attendees will use their phone to login to the KAHOOT ONLINE GAMING PLATFORM - using a pin and join the interactive and competitive Q & A SESSIONS ON AFRICAN TRAVEL in real time. Winners of each segment of the game will go home with gifts and prices!

Speakers
avatar for Uchenna Innocent

Uchenna Innocent

Digital Consultant, idopub Media
Uchenna Innocent is an entrepreneurial-minded individual with a passion for Digital Marketing and and Product Management with a broad experience of using social media as a tool to create brand awareness for businesses, products and services, music, events, and people alike.His experience... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
NXT Pop Up

4:30pm

Meditation To Mindfulness: Building On Your Focus
Limited Capacity seats available

Mindfulness is the end game, and it has become a powerful recourse for living in today's world. It is a way to train the mind to achieve a higher level of concentration, awareness, focus, calm and agility.

Speakers
avatar for Oyindamola Fakeye

Oyindamola Fakeye

Learning & Participation Producer, Sound Mind Africa / VAN Lagos
I facilitate and create experiential art, events, workshops and resources within the Art & Health space.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

4:30pm

Music, Content & Consumer Experiences Changing The African Narrative
Limited Capacity filling up

Africa has for so many years been negatively portrayed by Western media- plagued by images of a largely unenlightened and uneducated continent. However, in the past decade, there has been a major cultural shift. African talents are winning international awards and making hit collaborations with international superstars while foreign artistes are making Africa (Nigeria in particular) must-stop destinations for performances and tours.

Music, Content & Consumer Experiences Changing The African Narrative is a panel discussion which will explore how the Nigerian entertainment industry is expanding on the global stage while, effectively contributing to positive changing perceptions about Africa's people and cultures.

This session will feature expert panelist who will x-ray how entertainment and consumer experiences have helped shaped the African narrative from a positive perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Solafunmi

Solafunmi

Channel Manager, MTV BASE AFRICA (ROA), Viacom International Media Networks Africa
I am a passionate Content Strategist with special bias for Music, film and Reality TV.Please ask me about MTV Base, Viacom Africa Channels and Nigerian entertainment.
avatar for Steve Babaeko

Steve Babaeko

CEO/CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, X3M IDEAS LIMITED
Steve’s passion for creativity matches his love for challenges. He is a writer, consumer behaviour analyst, brand development expert and motivational speaker.He started his advertising career at MC&A Saatchi & Saatchi in 1995, before he later joined Prima Garnet Ogilvy and 141 Worldwide... Read More →
avatar for Adekunle Ayeni

Adekunle Ayeni

CEO, Black House Media
Adekunle Ayeni is a Nigerian public relations practitioner, journalist, trained scientist and businessman. He is the publisher of Nigerian Entertainment Today. He is also the founder of Black House Media, a Public Relations firm, and ID Africa, a digital marketing agency... Read More →
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Basketmouth Okpocha

Comedian & Actor
Basketmouth, a leading player in the comedy industry in Nigeria and having represented the Stand-up Comedy genre as one of Nigeria and Africa’s leading exports, the Basketmouth brand has over the years won hearts of Nigerians and non-Nigerians.Basket over the years has hosted concerts... Read More →
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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.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
AfricaNXT Stage

5:30pm

Social, Stylish & Sustainable
Social, Stylish & Sustainable demystifies the process of running a successful fashion business in this social era. Social media has provided a platform for fashion buyers, fashion sellers, fashion window-shoppers and fashion commentators to connect. As a brand it's important to understand how to make use of social media to market to new and existing customers. 

This event anchored by media girl Mimi Onalaja, aims to start a conversation about translating 'likes' to sales in order to grow and run a sustainable fashion business in Nigeria. In a fun and engaging session featuring a panel of seasoned fashion experts- a fashion designer, fashion blogger, fashion buyer and fashion stylist, this event will teach you how to make the most of the many social platforms available to you.


Participants will get the chance to network and learn new tips and tricks from some of the hotshots in the fashion industry in a fun, laid back and engaging environment.


Takeaways:
  • How to identify industry trends and be part of the conversation.
  • Things to know before deciding on what line of fashion to go into.
  • How to take advantage of social commerce (online sales)
  • How to carve a niche for yourself in the expanding fashion industry.
  • How to build valuable relationships in the fashion industry.
  • How to grow your social media following.




Moderators
avatar for Oluwatomiwa Oladele

Oluwatomiwa Oladele

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, HOUSE OF AYABA
Tomiwa Oladele is a serial entrepreneur and the Creative Director of House of Ayaba, a fast growing fashion and lifestyle brand based in Lagos Nigeria and parent company of (AYABA BRIDAL- the brand’s bridal line, AYABA OFFICIAL- it’s made-to-measure line, AYABA WOMAN-it’s ready... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Moses Ebite

Moses Ebite

Creative Lead, Moses Ebite Company
Moses Ebite is the creative Lead at the Moses Ebite Company formerly Moashystyling Company. With 5yrs experience, Moses has worked on several fashion campaigns and runway events which includes: Arise Fashion week, Lagos Fashion & Design Week. Magazine jobs: This Day Style, Allure... Read More →
avatar for Aderinola Odugbesan-Thomas

Aderinola Odugbesan-Thomas

FOUNDER, DERINFROMISALEEKO
Aderinola Odugbesan-Thomas is the Nigerian fashion industry’s best-dressed accident.She started her career in the fashion industry in the business development department of a multi-title publication that also happened to have a fashion magazine in its stable.Her closest brush with... Read More →
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Bidemi Zakariyau

Founder & CEO, LSF|PR
Founder & CEO of LSF|PR, a full service public relations agency in Lagos, Nigeria - Forbes 30 Under 30 (2018)


Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Experience Stage

5:30pm

Guides On Publishing Literature In Nigeria In 2019
Interaction with traditional and online publishers on the state of publishing and book business in Nigeria. Audience will able to engage directly with industry experts on business opportunities within the literary space

Speakers

Okechukwu Ofili 
CEO, OkadaBooks Digital Publishing and Distribution Company

Steve Shaba
Publisher, Kraft Books
 
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Writer, company: Daily Trust

Toni Kan
CEO, This is Lagos

Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
NXT Lit Lab

5:45pm

Travel Debate: Are African Travel Adventures Worth The Trouble?
Is really worth travelling the length and breadth of Africa? Is the pain worth the gain? Two widely travelled individuals will be involved in this debate while the audience will vote for the 'winner' with the most valid points at the end.

Speakers
avatar for 'Funmi Oyatogun

'Funmi Oyatogun

CEO, 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 →
avatar for Yejide Runsewe

Yejide Runsewe

Experience Curator, Naija Nomads
Naija Nomad's curate and create unique experiences for the green passport holder. So imagine an online platform where you get all the tips and tricks of traveling with a green passport, get inspiration from or inspiring fellow green passport travelers, sign up for their uniquely curated... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm
NXT Pop Up

7:00pm

African Karaoke Night
This meetup features the best of undiluted African Karaoke Entertainment. Volunteers among the attendees will choose contemporary and timeless African songs to perform - while the audience sings along. There'll also be comedy competition and exciting Q & A sessions.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
NXT Pop Up
 
Wednesday, February 6
 

8:30am

Rise & Shine: Walking Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a tremendous richness of experience to become aware of as you walk. The body loves movement, and will reward you with pleasure if you pay attention to how it feels! So much of the time we are caught up in our tech-obsessed worlds, thinking about last weeks meeting or next weeks deadlines... Paying attention to the body as you walk will help you to enjoy simply being in the moment.

Walking meditation can be both a formal and informal practice. Walking Meditation provides a different sense of awareness from seating and laying down. You have been walking for so long, now is the time to remind yourself that walking can represent falling forward and moving on.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
To find yourself through the art of yoga is truly a magical experience. I started my yoga journey in 2013 and got certified a year ago (RYT 200), and on this path, I found my true home – the home within. Yoga taught me how to connect with my inner-self and empower my mind through... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:00am

Research Skills Tips
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Research Skills Tips aims to teach attendees research set skills that can aid in any form of self directed learning they may decide to delve into or embark on as regards to a project.

Attendees will learn & practice:

  • The Research Process
  • Research Methodology
  • Project Management using research skills
  • Assessment of Research Outcomes

Speakers
avatar for Jumoke Adegbonmire

Jumoke Adegbonmire

Consultant, Will-Fran Consulting
Lawyer with experience in academia as a researcher. A consultancy portfolio with focus on humanitarian work, development-focused projects, research and advocacy.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite

9:30am

Corporate Social Responsibility In Action!
Corporate Social Responsibility In Action! is a panel discussion examining how an organizations participation and partnerships with Non Profit Agencies can be beneficial to the bottom-line and brand of the business.

Panelist will discuss:
* Building brand loyalty through CSR
* Participation and how it can mold Perception
* How CSR Tax exemptions can improve infrastructure and standard of living
* How partnerships speed up community development

Speakers
avatar for Bekeme Masade-Olowola

Bekeme Masade-Olowola

Chief Executive, CSR-in-Action
Bekeme Masade-Olowola is a well-respected sustainability and communications entrepreneur. A social entrepreneur, she is the Chief Executive of CSR-in-Action, a group made of a consulting firm, a think tank and a training institute dedicated to corporate social responsibility, policy... Read More →
avatar for Dewunmi Alugbin

Dewunmi Alugbin

Partnerships Manager, Tony Elumelu Foundation
Dewunmi is a Sustainable Development Champ passionate about the Economic Development of Africa. Having worked as a Development Programme Manager and Sustainability Consultant with Governmental & Community Relations over the past 7 years, she has gained experience across several industries... Read More →
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ini abimbola

CEO, Thistle Praxis Consulting
Ini Abimbola is the Lead Consultant of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited (TPC), a management consultancy, strategy and advisory firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. She also serves as Country & Regional Lead (Sub Saharan Africa) for The CSR Company, a global CSR Network of organisations spanning... Read More →
avatar for Adeshola Bello

Adeshola Bello

Coordinating Manager, Freedom Foundation


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Experience Stage

9:30am

Innovation Hubs & Business Angels
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Innovation Hubs & Business Angels is a panel discussion on how to accelerate collaboration between the growing number of innovation hubs and business angel groups in Lagos to drive seed investment in startups.

Speakers
avatar for Kola Aina

Kola Aina

Founder, Ventures Platform
My name is Kola.I am an entrepreneur and investor.At Ventures Platform we invest capital in early stage companies, provide capacity building and build community.
avatar for Tomi Davies

Tomi Davies

President, ABAN
I am an IT Systems Analyst that as held leadership roles with global brands like Ernst & Young, Marks & Spencer, Elf Aquitaine, Sapient and the One Laptop Per Child project. Over the last decade I have nurtured a growing portfolio of Africa-based tech-enabled early stage ventures... Read More →
avatar for Uche Aniche

Uche Aniche

Director, SSE Angel Network
SSE Angel Network
avatar for Anna Ekeledo

Anna Ekeledo

Executive Director, AfriLabs Foundation
Anna is the Executive Director of AfriLabs, a network organisation of over 135 Technology and Innovation Hubs across 36 African countries; leading the organisation to develop programmes and create opportunities for innovation hubs and innovators, and building partnerships that support... Read More →
avatar for Yemi Keri

Yemi Keri

Co-Founder, Rising Tide Africa
Yemi Keri is one of the foremost Women in Technology in Nigeria. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Heckerbella Limited, a Technology Business Transformation company, and also a Partner at HolmenConsulting, an Information Technology Consulting firm.Yemi Keri has over 21 years... Read More →
avatar for Leonard Stiegeler

Leonard Stiegeler

Member of the Board of Directors, Ringier Africa AG
Tell me how you are creating a deeply impactful startup in Nigeria. I want to support you.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Studio Suite

9:30am

Minimalism: Creating A Happy, Healthy Workstation
Limited Capacity seats available

When you spend hours at your desk every day, even the smallest features of your workstation can greatly affect your productivity (and even your health). Your workstation shouldn't wear you down, but that's what uncomfortable chairs, messy desks, and poor lighting do even though you might not notice these things day after day. With a few adjustments, however, you can improve your working environment and keep your scattered desk from getting you down! Learn how to tidy and declutter your workstation with a minimalism mindset.

Speakers
avatar for Hammed Okunade

Hammed Okunade

Visual Designer, Hingees Lifestyle Brand
Hello, my name is Okunade Hammed. You can call me GoodMan.I have a knack for clean, smart and functional designs, with a focus on Branding and Editorial Design. When I’m not designing or eating Shawarma, I’m roaming streets, taking photos of architecture and everyday life.Other... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:30am

Social Media & Jobs: Rethinking The Future Of Work For Young People!
Limited Capacity full
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#SMWTechaholics a tech talk speakeasy event to get young, creative and savvy techpreneurs mentored by gurus in the evolving digital space. Techaholics event, hosted by @OnlineHubNG, follow a fireside chat format where industry influencers and thought leaders are asked questions revolving around the tech community in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World.

At the Social Media Week Lagos 2019 edition; the conversation will revolve around Social Media and Jobs: Rethinking the Future of Work for Young People as it relates to Nigeria's Technology Ecosystem to facilitate Innovation, Collaboration and Explore potential new frontiers of digital inclusion for young people.

When we talk about the impact of the Internet and Social Media on future jobs, it is important to bring youth to the center of the discussion, young people will live the future of work and can contribute to shaping it. What do young people think about the impact of the Social Media on employment? How do they see themselves in this scenario? What tools are necessary to take full advantage of the opportunities that the Social Media offers them? These will be some of the questions to be addressed at the speakeasy session.

Social Media platforms are replete with people who make it their life work to do the exceptional. They thrive online and take bold steps to do what needs to be done while leveraging the new media space. People will create the jobs of the future, not simply train for them, and social media is already central. It will undoubtedly play a greater role in the years ahead.

As it becomes crystal clear that quality engagement on social media is essential for rethinking the future of work, the question to ponder at #SMWTechaholics for Social Media Week Lagos 2019 edition, once again, is how to move forward. While a range of paths is possible, we cannot forget that we already have the tools to make the change happen... Let's Explore!

Speakers
avatar for Ishola Adebayo

Ishola Adebayo

Creative Director, OnlineHubNG
Ishola Adebayo is the Creative Director of Online Hub Educational Services (aka -- @OnlineHubNG –www.onlinehubng.com); Nigeria’s foremost Digital Content Platform. And also the Project Lead for RockSpace Nigeria (the 1st Co-Working Space & Ideation Lab in Abeokuta, Ogun State... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Morris

Vanessa Morris

Program Manager, Konverge Media
Vanessa Morris is a certified Digital Marketer and also a certified trainer. She has garnered experience and expertise in the digital marketing sphere which has seen her work with some of the nation's leading media companies and brands such as Ultima Limited.Vanessa Morris is an astute... Read More →
avatar for Benita Nnachortam

Benita Nnachortam

Founder & Creative Director, Ben Teller Media & KUTA Nigeria
Benita Nnenna Nnachortam has over 5 years of experience in the Media Industry. Currently Benita is a Special Assistant/ Official Photographer at the Ogun State Governors Office, where she focuses on Documenting the Legacy of the Statesman Daily beyond the office premises as his Personal... Read More →
avatar for Ibukun Olusola

Ibukun Olusola

Tech. Analyst, OnlineHubNG
Ibukun Olusola is a Technical Analyst at @OnlineHubNG and Communications Manager at RockSpace Nigeria. He is a Tech. Innovator & Developer whose objective is to contribute exceptional technological proficiency and professionalism to the socio-economic development of his community... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Speakeasy Suite

9:30am

Building Your Marketing Toolbox: Getting Ready For A Career In The Music Industry
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you re interested in being a publicist, manager or label owner, you ll need to understand the fundamentals of marketing in order to have a lasting career in the music industry. This panel discusses the tools needed to promote up-and-coming artists in today s ever-changing digital landscape.

This masterclass will cover crafting a compelling media story, pitching journalists and bloggers, leveraging social media to amplify your story and engage your audience, analytical tools available for strong social media growth, and actionable tasks that can be used by musicians or anyone looking to build their personal brand. Be ready to take notes and ask lots of questions during this informative presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ugwu

Michael Ugwu

General Manager, Sony Music West Africa


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Meet Up Lounge

10:30am

Girl Forward
This event is part of #SMWEXPLORE, a series of cool, independently produced SMW events happening off-campus and around town. Get out and explore Lagos! 

#GirlForward is a science and Tech event that creates a platform for young girls,  key industry actors and stakeholders to discuss critical issues facing the development of young girls in Nigeria with special attention on how the science and technology, most especially the new media (social media) can be leveraged  to develop timely interventions or deliver sexual and reproductive health messages and products to young girls in Nigeria. This session will feature 5 panelists whose contributions will be from different areas but tailored to address the issue of girls, there (girls ) reproductive health, and the role of social media to empower the young girls to be able to make timely decisions as to their reproductive and sexual health.

Venue
FORD FOUNDATION
Ten,105 Close, Banana Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Contact The Organizers For More Info: http://bit.ly/SMWgirlforward

Speakers
avatar for Damilola Anwo-ade

Damilola Anwo-ade

Managing Partner, Sprout Digital
Damilola ​​ is the Managing Partner of Sprout Digital Development Limited (Sprout) and the founder of CodeIT. Damilola has considerable ‘hands on’, client-facing, project-based experience in the NGO sector. Her broad range of experience includes delivering core ICT projects... 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 Ozzy Etomi

Ozzy Etomi

Writer/Communications Strategist, Pagatech Ltd
avatar for 'Sola Fagorusi

'Sola Fagorusi

Executive Director, Onelife Initiative for Human Development
‘Sola Fagorusi is the Executive Director of Onelife Initiative for Human Development, a non-profit that has directly supported over 45,000 adolescents and young people with sexual and reproductive health knowledge; enterprise skills and civic literacy since 2014. He also currently... Read More →
avatar for Adenike Oyetunde

Adenike Oyetunde

Director, Amputees United Initiative
Adenike is a lawyer, media personality and social entrepreneur working with Amputees United Initiative to further improve the plight of persons living with disability in Nigeria, She is also the Author of the book titled Ade՛ni'ke՛.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
SMW Explore

10:45am

Design A Website In 1 Hour With Cregital
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn how to build a professional website within 1 hour using the Disha Multipurpose Elementor Wordpress Theme with zero coding required.

If you have even just an elementary knowledge of Wordpress content management system, this skillshare workshop is for you! Bring your laptop computer (and Mifi device ) and Design a Website In 1 Hour with Cregital.

During this session we will guide you through:
  • Installing a Theme on Wordpress
  • Setting up your Design System through Disha s interface and learning to use it's essential features
  • Adding a contact form
  • Creating a header and footer
  • Adding content to your site
  • Adding pages and menu's
  • Adding a button and social media icons.
  • Working with templates and blocks
  • Launching your website

Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:45am - 1:45pm
Masterclass Suite

11:00am

EdTech & The 4th Industrial Revolution In Africa
Edtech & The 4th Industrial Revolution In Africa will take a deep dive into the role EDTech companies, solutions and content will play in spurring African education and capacity building, thus re-positioning Africa.


The Fourth Industrial Revolution builds on the Digital Revolution, representing new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even the human body. African policy makers are yet to fully embrace the digitization of Africa and the transformation this will bring with it. In order to ensure that we are ready for the jobs of the future which will surely come with the 4th Industrial Revolution, we need to make sure that our educational system is transformed completely.

Speakers
avatar for Jadesola Adedeji

Jadesola Adedeji

CEO, Stem Mets Resources
Jadesola Adedeji is a social entrepreneur with a dream to change what education looks like in Nigeria. There's a disconnect between skills required for the future workplace and skills Nigerian graduates possess as they enter the workforce - these skills need to be developed from early... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Agunbiade

Joseph Agunbiade

Chancellor, UNIVELCITY
Joseph is the Founder of Univelcity a tech school that teaches young people software development, Data Science, AI, and Product design etc then connect them to jobs. In September 2011 he co-founded BudgIT. A civic organization that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement... Read More →
avatar for Nkemdilim Begho

Nkemdilim Begho

MD/CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.
Nkemdilim Begho is the MD/ CEO of Future Software Resources Ltd. Futuresoft offers complete digital marketing, website development, content management and development, e-commerce solution and customised software development for your business, and social media training. Future Software... Read More →
avatar for Chukwuwezam Obanor

Chukwuwezam Obanor

CEO & Co-founder, Prepclass NG Limited
Passionate about technology, Education and Energy but above all I am passionate about people and actively engaging in endeavors and ventures that have huge potentials to create wealth for people in my society.In 2014 I started a venture to help millions of students going through academic... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Ovadje

Stephen Ovadje

Co-founder, CEO, AcadaPlus Solutions
AcadaPlus provides simple, intuitive apps to enhance teacher and administrator productivity, as well as data visualizations and analytics to enable teachers, students, parents, and administrators evaluate performance anytime, anywhere, on any device. Stephen has a passion for leveraging... Read More →
avatar for Obinna Ukwuani

Obinna Ukwuani

Founder, NESA by Makers
I have been working on STEM education projects in Nigeria for over six years, and have been directly responsible for the STEM education of hundreds of kids across Africa. My projects have included Exposure Robotics, Makers Academy, and NESA by Makers. I believe education is the only... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Experience Stage

11:00am

Influential Content: Using Storytelling To Drive Social Change In The Digital Age
Limited Capacity full
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The advent of social media has given everyone the opportunity to have a voice and speak up on issues they are passionate about and invested in. This has been a double-edged sword with people both using their platforms to build, contribute positively and improve on the narrative and happenings in the society, and those who peddle fake news and tear down the image of individuals, categories and groups of people, as well as the nation as a whole.

More and more influential people are being called upon to take on the mantle of using their platform for social good by reflecting a positive image of the society, culture and country they represent, to lending their voices using various media in speaking up against social injustice, holding leaders accountable, as well as inspiring people to positive actions such as running for public office and making their votes count.

More and more influencers are rising to the occasion by becoming more responsible in their content, their image and their offerings. There is still the challenge of proper storytelling, content creation and dispersion for influencers and those who seek to lend their voices to social change, using social media for good.

This panel session will feature top influencers from Thought Leadership, Business, Publishing, Music and the Movie Industry who have been known to champion social good by leveraging storytelling, content creation and social media. They will share with the audience how they can also take up responsibility and use these same tools to make a difference using social media platforms.

Moderators
avatar for Edirin Edewor

Edirin Edewor

Edagho Solutions, Principal Consultant
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Oluwatosin Ajibade

Oluwatosin Ajibade

Blogger, Olorisupergal
Oluwatosin Ajibade is an experienced Social Media Business Strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the online media industry. Skilled in Social Media Marketing, Media Relations, Creative Writing, Corporate Communications, and Marketing. Strong business development professional... Read More →
avatar for Victor Ekpo Bassey

Victor Ekpo Bassey

Expert Business School, Founder
Victor Ekpo Bassey is an internationally in-demand business growth strategist and author of The Beginner's Guide To Becoming A Highly Paid Expert : How to make a difference and a fortune in Nigeria as a coach, consultant or trainer sharing your knowledge, expertise and life experience... Read More →
avatar for John Obidi

John Obidi

Headstart Africa, Founder
avatar for Ugochi Obidiegwu

Ugochi Obidiegwu

Managing Partner, Ulomka
Ugochi Obidiegwu is a Safety Education Advocate, Author and Speaker. She shows you how to make your everyday personal and business life much safer. She is passionate about improving safety consciousness because she believes an enlightened society is a safer place for all.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Studio Suite

11:00am

The Digital Revolution: Streaming, Mobile, Experiential & New Conversion Platforms
Music is now consumed more conveniently and immediately than ever before via a plethora of streaming and digital platforms, a list which seems to continue to grow exponentially, as services seek to provide a more user-friendly and effective vehicle for music discovery and consumption.

At the same time, multi-media companies (radio, TV, streaming, on-demand), legal firms, streaming/audio companies, rights organizations, content owners/creators and others are navigating the opportunities, challenges, and legalities of our burgeoning global music eco-system.

Additionally, the live arena has seen significant digital evolution for both existing platforms and new ones as consumers search for more efficient ticketing/merchandise purchase solutions and wish to connect with their peers to share their experiences immediately driven by photo and video moments via established and emerging social platforms.

This panel will bring together trusted minds with a vested interest in the digital/mobile and tech space to discuss how they are competing for consumer attention as well as monetizing the experience for creators, content owners and the digital and mobile landlords of the virtual world.

Moderators
avatar for Simi Adejumo

Simi Adejumo

On-Air Personality, Beat FM

Speakers
avatar for Oye Akideinde

Oye Akideinde

Media,Tech & Entertainment Executive, O.A
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 Jite Ovueraye

Jite Ovueraye

Head of Marketing and Operations, Accelerate


Wednesday February 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Stage

11:00am

Everyday Aromatherapy
Limited Capacity seats available

It s no secret that scent can have a powerful effect on your life. Just a hint of a particular aroma can conjure good memories.  It can even have a physical effect on you, depending on what you associate with that aroma.

It s why cultures for centuries have used the sense of smell as a pathway to encourage health and healing. They recognized the relationship between the nose and scent as a way to help unify the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of ourselves.

Aromatherapy is the art of using naturally extracted aromatic oils from plants and is often associated with alternative medicine. Learn how you can improve your day to day life and overall health with Aromatherapy.

Speakers
avatar for Abisola Arowoshola

Abisola Arowoshola

Managing Director, Mo's Natural Solutions Ltd.
Abisola Arowoshola is the Managing Director of Mo’s Natural Solutions Ltd. and holds a B.Sc. in Fisheries & Aquatic Biology from the Lagos State University, with over 15 years post-graduate work experience in various Corporate Organizations prior to founding Mo's. Her innate curiosity... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

12:00pm

NXT Level Conversations: Passion Fruit
Social Media has provided a platform for users to network, share their stories and grow their passion but nothing is more enjoyable than when passion turns to profit. Passion Fruit is a main stage discussion which sees Pop Up Africa in conversation with a leading food entrepreneur. Jessica Laditan, founder of Pop Up Africa asks about their journey into the food and drink industry in Nigeria and how to turn your passion for food into a money making success.  

Speakers
avatar for Reni Folawiyo

Reni Folawiyo

Founder & CEO, Alara
Mrs Folawiyo is the founder and CEO of Alara, a contemporary African design space in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.A graduate of law from the University of Warwick, Mrs Folawiyo practiced for 10 years before pursuing her passion for creative expression.Alara, the Yoruba word for... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
AfricaNXT Stage

12:00pm

#SMWLAGOS 2020 Loading... Info Session & Meet-Up
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

With hundreds of pitches submitted every year, landing a spot on the SMW stage is never easy. Stop by #SMWLagos 2020 Loading... Info Session & Meet-up for a drop-in info/Q/A session on how you can be part of SMW Lagos. Our programming committee, successful pitch partner "veterans" and SMW executive team members will be on hand to discuss how to craft a winning SMW pitch, trends, future opportunities and what we will be looking for in 2020.



Speakers
avatar for n'dada vaz

n'dada vaz

Communications Director, SMW Lagos
Social Media Week Lagos is a week long conference that provides the ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world. The event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops... Read More →
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism Enthusiast, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd
Nnennaya Fakoya-Smith aka Ajala Nene is a Tourism Enthusiast: Tourism Promoter, Tour Broker, Travel Blogger & Tourism Business Coach.Her company, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd is an indigenous Tourism Brokerage Firm that creating 'Life Changing Travel Experiences' through promoting tourism events... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet Up Lounge

12:00pm

Storytelling With Stop Motion Animation
Limited Capacity full
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Stop motion animation (also called stop frame) is the act of creating animation by bringing static objects to life on screen. It teaches budding creatives and social media marketers the original animation craft of stop motion using storytelling. The session will cover idea generation, how to craft the story, and bringing a story to life with stop motion.

Participants will leave with in depth knowledge of how to become more creative and innovative with future projects of Stop Motion Animation and learn practical skills like:

  • how create the thought circle (ideation stage)
  •  how to convert their ideas to great stories
  • how to execute Stop Motion Animation using a simple stop motion video editing app

Speakers
avatar for Yetunde Ogundipe

Yetunde Ogundipe

Founder, Content Producer/Director, BeeReel Pictures
As the founder and content producer/director for BeeReel Pictures, Yetunde is a content creator who makes films, commercials, Reality/TV shows and short form videos. As a production specialist, she uses stop-motion animation to tell vibrant stories. Stop-motion brings everyday objects... Read More →
avatar for Suziette Ukey-Agazie

Suziette Ukey-Agazie

Founder, Spill-It Services
I am a communication specialist with experience in copy-writing, content development, PR and events. I also train professionals, entrepreneurs and students on Communication, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Storytelling.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
NXT Workshop

12:30pm

Live Forum - Fans, Music & The Future Of Live Experiences
Despite the multitude of new platforms for discovering and consuming content, the live experience remains the most powerful form of the artist to fan interaction. There continues to be an ever-increasing offering of new festivals and live event experiences that seek to create a unique and one-of-a-kind environment for attendees, as well as new social platforms that help attendees immediately share their experience with a global audience, creating the potential for festivals and artists to travel even further outside of the moment.

This panel will bring together a number of promoters and agents behind some of Nigeria s most innovative and successful events and artists to discuss how they create experiences that transcend the typical arena/club show. Speakers will share insights on how promoting and marketing an artist, show or festival continues to evolve from the music to the ticketing to the overall live experience and beyond. We ll also look at important trends and disruptive technologies that amplify the live experience i.e. VR, mobile, interactive, streaming, experiential and more.

Moderators
avatar for Ore Onile-Ere

Ore Onile-Ere

Radio Presenter, Megalectrics

Speakers
avatar for Deji Adeniji

Deji Adeniji

Head,Group Production, Xchange.ng
Tv and Radio Production - Media Independents - Creatives - Talent bookings and Entertainment industry outsourcing.
avatar for Lanre Masha

Lanre Masha

Creative &Sponsorship Manager, Trace
avatar for Dare Art Alade

Dare Art Alade

Executive Creative Director, Livespot 360
avatar for Edi Lawani

Edi Lawani

Head Consultant, Kukuruku NG


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation Stage

12:30pm

Stop Hustling - Living A Life Of Dignity, Steadfastness & Joy
Limited Capacity full
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With the imploding rise of technology and time spent on social media, several young professionals find themselves unhappy, making comparison with others on their timelines, and put efforts in what they refer to as their hustle.

The Stop Hustling - Living A Life Of Dignity, Steadfastness & Joy session leverages the latest research and evidence on resilience, decision making and happiness integrated with the personal stories and experiences from the selected speakers to help attendees build a career with dignity steadiness and value.

Speakers
avatar for Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo

Founder, Joy, Inc.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Studio Suite

12:45pm

FoodTube
FoodTube is a live cooking demo with a leading local food vlogger. In this session the vlogger will lead an interactive demo on how to create African food content for Youtube. The demo will cover, camera angles, coming up with content ideas, food prep for Youtube and how to build up your foodtube following.

Speakers
avatar for Bukie Akinmade

Bukie Akinmade

Food Blogger, Recipe Writer and business Woman, The Kitchen Muse
FoodRecipesLifestyle


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
NXT Pop Up

1:00pm

Enhancing Broadband Infrastructure Access In Nigeria: Initiatives, Deployment & Challenges
Enhancing Broadband Infrastructure Access in Nigeria: Initiatives, Deployment & Challenges is an engaging panel discussing broadband penetration in Nigeria, a driver for national economic growth and development.

We will explore
1. Initiatives for Broadband Penetration.
2. Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Plan.
3. Broadband Deployment Challenges

Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Experience Stage

1:00pm

Women In Animation
Limited Capacity seats available

Women in Animation will provide insight into the successes of women in the Nigerian animation industry. It will highlight the struggles, as well as the vital role which women have to play in a developing industry. The session will site global trends about women in animation and highlight the increasing opportunities for women in Nigeria.

Speakers
avatar for Eguvwe Yugbovwre (Emy)

Eguvwe Yugbovwre (Emy)

Creative Director, Ajebotoons Animation Studio
Ajebotoons Animation Studio
avatar for Omoyefe Majoroh

Omoyefe Majoroh

Production Generalist, Komotion Studios
Komotion Studios


Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NXT Lit Lab

1:00pm

Miniature Zen Gardening
Limited Capacity seats available


If meditation and yoga are not your forte, dont worry you can still find your zen and start centered with a little racking. 

You will get to play with sand in an adult fun way, that is mindful and restorative. It is both a sensory and mindful expereince.



Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:30pm

TalkOverFood 3.0 - The Future Of Food In Africa
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

TalkOverFood is a premier knowledge exchange platform where foodprenuers, food enthusiast and players across the food value chain spark deep conversations on the business, culture and future of food.

Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive panel session followed by Food Pitch Springboard, an opportunity for food startups to share there food business idea for feedback and funding support.

TalkOverFood 3.0 - The Future Of Food In Africa
will explore:
  • Funding for foodpreneurs by examining opportunities, challenges and solutions for Africa.
  • Food tech and innovation
At the end of event , we look forward to equipping participants with new knowledge and empowered with support that will not only change the way they think about food business, but inspire them to create more impact because the future of food is now.

TalkOverFood was created by The Kitchen Space to fill the knowledge gap in the food space, create opportunities for collaboration and spur institutional support for food businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Tobi Ricketts

Tobi Ricketts

Founder, The Kitchen Space
Tobi is a strategist focused on business, marketing, social impact and innovation. She is the founder of The Kitchen Space an innovative food hub empowering foodpreneurs by providing co-working space, developmental support and access to new market opportunities.Having started her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ozoz Sokoh

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 →
avatar for Ifedayo Durosinmi - Etti

Ifedayo Durosinmi - Etti

Founder, Parliamo Bambini
Ifedayo Durosinmi – Etti is a sales and marketing expert with over 10 years of management and leadership experience working in the fashion, marketing and manufacturing Industries. She holds a first degree in Biochemistry and an MBA in Global Business.Prior to moving back to Nigeria... Read More →
avatar for Adewale Yusuf

Adewale Yusuf

CEO, Techpoint
Adewale Yusuf is a visual storyteller with a strong interest in Technology and humanity ecosystem. He has followed closely the happenings in the African tech sector for more than 7 years. He is the Founder and CEO of an African leading technology media platform Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng... Read More →
avatar for Sola Oyawale

Sola Oyawale

VP Corporate Development & Partnerships, FarmCrowdy
Olusola is a Business Process and Organizational Development professional, he holds a B.Eng.(Civil Engineering) from the Federal University of Technology Akure, MBA from EdinburghBusiness School Herriot Watt University, Scotland.With a significant part of his career in Business Consulting... Read More →
avatar for Renee Chuks

Renee Chuks

Director, Umami Centre for Culinary Arts
Renee Oluwaseun Chukwuemeka (Renee Chuks) was born in Lagos. She grew up as the only child of her mum and was introduced to cooking from age 8, when she was the last in the assembly line for Saturday moin-moin breakfast alongside her Grandma and her Mum.A career in television led... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AfricaNXT Stage

2:15pm

Money Management Tips For Your Enterprise
Join Stanbic IBTC Holdings for a mix of the best money management practices for your business from our expert panel of business bankers and retail investors, willing and ready to share knowledge on the best practices for business finance needs.

Make the most of your business money while we help drive your growth!


We will be touching on the basics of scaling your business, maintaining liquidity and revenue + profit management using advanced investment options.

Speakers
avatar for Gbemisola Shobowale

Gbemisola Shobowale

Head – Business Development Division, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management
avatar for David Adebayo

David Adebayo

Enterprise Banking for NBFIs, Stanbic IBTC Bank


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Masterclass Suite

2:30pm

Code-Cash-Crop
Limited Capacity full
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With agriculture being promoted as the new oil in Nigeria, and fin-tech companies gaining increasing recognition as a key source of crowd funding, there is need for a concerted effort aimed at creating synergy among these key sectors, which are poised to be the backbone of the nation's economy.


Code-Cash-Crop is aimed at promoting the convergence of technology and finance in boosting agricultural development in Nigeria.

Learn:
About the viability of technology in the development of the agricultural sector
How to Promote youth participation in agriculture financing
Ways of leveraging on commodities as an alternative investment class to equities and fixed income

Speakers
avatar for Titi Odunfa Adeoye

Titi Odunfa Adeoye

Founder/CEO, Sankore Global Investments
avatar for Wole Famurewa

Wole Famurewa

Anchor, CNBC Africa
avatar for Ade Bajomo

Ade Bajomo

ED, Information Technology and Operations, Access Bank
Globally focused Financial Services Executive with over 25 years of experience and achievements in Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets. Specializes in management of large, diverse global teams driving innovative technologies, product development, business and market transformation... Read More →
avatar for Akinyinka Akintunde

Akinyinka Akintunde

Business Development Manager, AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited
Akinyinka Akintunde is the Business Development Manager (BDM) for AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited. As the BDM, he ensures that the company meets its global objectives through frequent monitoring and evaluation of the different business processes. Under his purview are also big data... Read More →
avatar for Nneka Eze

Nneka Eze

Partner & co-Lead, Global Agriculture & Food Security Practice, Dalberg
Nneka Eze leads Dalberg’s work in Nigeria, where she is a Partner and the Lagos Office Director. She has worked with private corporations, state governments, and foundations on strategic planning, market analysis, investment planning, and performance transformation. She has focused... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite

2:30pm

Who Needs You Anyway? Reinventing The Artist-Label Relationship In The Digital Era
Today s world is giving independent artists more avenues than ever before to get their music created, distributed and consumed. As a result, many are questioning the need for artists to bind themselves to the conventional label deal, while for others, the allure of being a signed artist remains a coveted goal.

In the same vein, the balance of power between artist managers and labels is shifting and becoming ever more complex in the digital age, particularly when it comes to marketing.
Battlegrounds include who owns what data, who has what access to data and who owns the marketing relationship (and spend) these days.

How can all sides learn to work better together to the benefit of artists? Where are the gaps in communication? How are these roles likely to shift further in the future?
Ultimately how can an artist determine what is the best option for their career?

This panel will explore the relevance of the artist-label relationship in the digital era through the lens of the recording agreement. By comparing and contrasting conventional recording deals with emerging alternative arrangements, we will explore ways in which artists and labels can achieve a more symbiotic, balanced relationship that truly reflects the realities of the 21st Century digital environment.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Jekan

Douglas Jekan

On-Air Personality, Beat FM
avatar for Steve Babaeko

Steve Babaeko

CEO/CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, X3M IDEAS LIMITED
Steve’s passion for creativity matches his love for challenges. He is a writer, consumer behaviour analyst, brand development expert and motivational speaker.He started his advertising career at MC&A Saatchi & Saatchi in 1995, before he later joined Prima Garnet Ogilvy and 141 Worldwide... Read More →
avatar for Buki Izeogu

Buki Izeogu

Founder/CEO, BukiHQ Media
avatar for M.I Abaga

M.I Abaga

Artiste, Chocolatecity Music
avatar for Godwin Tom

Godwin Tom

CEO, iManage Africa


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Stage

2:30pm

A Moment On The Lips...
Limited Capacity seats available

In this roundtable discussion some of social media's biggest healthy eating advocates in Nigeria will discuss wholesome eating and what it takes to have a balanced diet. They'll be discussing eating well on a limited diet, staying healthy whilst enjoying cultural dishes and to what extent is social media helping people to pay closer attention to food, health and well being.  

Speakers
avatar for Iq Ukoh

Iq Ukoh

CEO & Founder, 1q Food Platter Limited
I am a Nutritionist /Dietitian with over 20 years experience marketing global food brands. With current interest in African and Nigerian foods how can we brand our foods without looking like me too European foods . I am keen rapid ways of raising level of awareness of Nutrition knowledge... Read More →
avatar for Bunmi George

Bunmi George

Founder, ShredderGang
Bunmi George is a Dietician and Fitness professional, she is the Founder of ShredderGang, a professional nutrition and fitness company committed to helping individuals lead healthier and happier lives.She is an alumni of the University of Toronto, where she obtained two degrees.One... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
NXT Pop Up

2:30pm

Leveraging AI In The Digital Age For Improved Business Outcomes
Limited Capacity filling up

Modern business requires that artificial intelligence (AI) be integrated into processes to create more efficient systems. Leveraging AI In The Digital Age For Improved Business Outcomes is a speakeasy session that demystifies AI and adopts a practical based approach to the applications of AI for business.

This session is best suited for advanced level technologist. Attendees should have a practical /interactive based mindset and also a deeper understanding of business processes.

Speakers
avatar for Yinka Ntia

Yinka Ntia

Director, Technology & Business, Signal Alliance
Yinka is an experienced technology expert with over 20 years of experience working for several companies in Nigeria and UK.
avatar for Uchechi Nwaukwa

Uchechi Nwaukwa

Azure Practice Lead, Signal Alliance
Uchechi is an AI specialist and has worked with several companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Airtel and Etisalat.
avatar for Collins Onuegbu

Collins Onuegbu

EVC, Signal Alliance


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Speakeasy Suite

2:30pm

TalkOverFood Springboard Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

TalkOverFood is a premier knowledge exchange platform where foodprenuers, food enthusiast and players across the food value chain spark deep conversations on the business, culture and future of food.
Following our panel session, attendees are invited to the TalkOverFood Springboard Meetup, an opportunity for food startups to share there food business idea for feedback and funding support while networking

TalkOverFood was created by The Kitchen Space to fill the knowledge gap in the food space, create opportunities for collaboration and spur institutional support for food businesses.

Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet Up Lounge

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

To build a meditation practice, you need to be deliberate and consistent. So we want to challenge you to start today! We challenge you to commit to a five day challenge... Join us in the #OFFLINE Wellness Space over the next five days for 10 minutes of meditation.

Speakers
avatar for P.J. Okocha

P.J. Okocha

Co- Founder, PS Nutrac Agriculture
PS Nutraceuticals aims to use technology as a tool to eliminate the challenges the Agriculture sector faces. Aeroponics, is one of the most recent agricultural technologies. Plants can be planted in the air without soil and applying minimal water usage. Speed of growth is increased... Read More →
avatar for Oyindamola Fakeye

Oyindamola Fakeye

Learning & Participation Producer, Sound Mind Africa / VAN Lagos
I facilitate and create experiential art, events, workshops and resources within the Art & Health space.
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
To find yourself through the art of yoga is truly a magical experience. I started my yoga journey in 2013 and got certified a year ago (RYT 200), and on this path, I found my true home – the home within. Yoga taught me how to connect with my inner-self and empower my mind through... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Patrick

Sandra Patrick

Founder, Yoga Club Lagos, Breathe Studio
Sandra Patrick, Founder of Yoga Club Lagos and Co-Founder Breathe Studio, the first community centered Yoga studio in Lagos.Sandra has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship.Sandra got her yoga teaching certification... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

4:00pm

The New Music Economy: A Collaborative Team Approach
While today's songwriters and performers can potentially make more money than ever before, that doesn't automatically mean they're going to be set for life. We've all seen the hard-luck stories about singers who were big stars just a few years ago who somehow wind up penniless after a series of setbacks, and we continue to see artists from all genres or music, who declare bankruptcy, sometimes even repeatedly, in an effort to manage debts that exceed their incomes.

The panel will discuss the new music economy and the critical importance of a collaborative team approach to proactively build and protect the artist/band/ producer s financial resources, with real-life planning strategies and safeguards that can be utilized to avoid the potential landmines, helping to ensure a solid, and stress-free financial future.

Moderators
avatar for Osikhena Dirisu

Osikhena Dirisu

On-Air Personality, Beat FM

Speakers
avatar for Wale Davies

Wale Davies

Artiste, SDC/Fatherland
avatar for Bada Akintunde-Johnson

Bada Akintunde-Johnson

Country Manager,Viacom International Africa, Viacom International Africa
avatar for Chichi Nwoko

Chichi Nwoko

General Manager, Kwese Free TV
avatar for Kemi Adetiba

Kemi Adetiba

Founder, Kemi Adetiba Visuals


Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Stage

4:00pm

The Use Of Data In Telling Authentic Stories
When was the last time you received a viral Whatsapp story that was too good to be true? Or a story that quoted crazy statistics and facts without any source? As Nigerians, we are often skeptical of each other s stories. And globally, the stories that come out of Nigeria are not always the ones we would choose.

But as human beings, storytelling is a core part of our interaction with one another. Our stories have the power to make great impact so we need to be aware of the responsibility we have to use data wisely and avoid misinforming our audiences.

Proper use of data and good fact sharing practices have the potential to drive major change. The power of data for storytelling is so important, especially for us as Africans. Both globally and within our borders, we need to know how to tell powerful, authentic stories that use data to showcase our realities.

Storytelling has always been a way to communicate with humans on an emotional level. Whether in business, marketing, advocacy, improving citizen s rights or non profits attracting funds, for us at Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative we believe in finding stories that resonate with our audience in every way possible.



Speakers
avatar for Niniola Soleye

Niniola Soleye

Managing Director, DRASA (Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh) Health Trust
Niniola is the Managing Director of DRASA (Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh) Health Trust, a public health organization working to keep Nigeria safe from public health threats through the advancement of infection control practices, hygiene and sanitation behaviors, and outbreak preparedness... Read More →
avatar for Banke Alawaye

Banke Alawaye

Principal Consultant, Innovative Solutions
Management Consultant and Digital Strategist with experience in social impact projects and applying mobile solutions to development problems. I’m also an experienced Program Manager with extensive experience in managing projects across East & West Africa. Principal Consultant, Innovative... Read More →
avatar for Ray Anyasi

Ray Anyasi

MD, Naphtali Books
Ray Anyasi is the founder and MD of Naphtali Books, one of Nigeria's leading publishing houses. He is an author with over 20 Amazon bestselling titles, a TV/Animation content production consultant, and also the Chief Event Coordinator of Lagos Comic Convention, Africa's largest geek... Read More →
avatar for Debola Deji-Kurunmi

Debola Deji-Kurunmi

Executive Director, Ideation Hub Africa
I’m the Executive Director at Ideation Hub Africa. We are a social impact incubator located in Lagos, Nigeria; equipping early stage social entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals and change makers with executive education, enterprise incubation, growth advisory and collaborative... Read More →
avatar for Toyin Adesola

Toyin Adesola

Executive Director, Sickle Cell Advocacy & MGT Initiative
Toyin Adesola is a certified health coach, author, non-profit manager, entrepreneur, speaker and sickle cell warrior. A chronic wellness coaching and health advocate and the is the founder of The Better You Better Me Wellness Network which helps people with chronic illnesses or any... Read More →
avatar for Oluseyi Oyebisi

Oluseyi Oyebisi

Executive Director, Nigeria Network of NGOs
Oluseyi Oyebisi is the Executive Director of the Nigeria Network of NGOs, a membership body for over 1000 civil society organizations that facilitates effective advocacy. Previously, he worked with UNICEF in New York as the Global Coordinator for UNICEF Rural Voices of Youth, which... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Experience Stage

4:00pm

Get Sh!t Done! Disrupting Social Norms Through Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Get Sh*t Done! is a participatory session aimed at providing young professionals with useful and concrete support in understanding the power of digital and marketing principles for social change in Nigeria.

Today like never before, young Nigerians are exposed to foreign norms and standards conflicting with their own reality. This generation we call millennial aspires to create new solutions, challenge traditional beliefs, have a new way to understand adulthood, gender role, success and overcome social pressure.

Get Sh!t Done! Disrupting Social Norms Through Storytelling will focus on storytelling and the power of influencer marketing to disrupt traditional norms and drive social change in Nigeria.

  • How can one's story inspire others to do more and drive real change within society?
  • What does it take to make these stories visible and create a community of young changemakers?

For this speakeasy, we will invite Nigeria's top changemakers using digital platforms and storytelling to disrupt traditional norms, share their stories, and drive social change in their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Izin Akioya

Izin Akioya

Creator, Dear Future Husband
Izin is a firm believer in the power of Education. Education as the tool for poverty alleviation, as an equalizer and perhaps the greatest tool by which underserved groups on the African continent may achieve self-sustenance.In 2018, Izin created Dear Future Husband, a platform dedicated... Read More →
avatar for Laura Iheke

Laura Iheke

FlytimeTv, Producer & Host
Iheke Laura is a Tv presenter and Producer and has over 10years worth of experience on both online and mainstream media. She has worked on Hip Tv as a presenter and currently works for Flytime Promotions.Meanwhile, her love for babies has led her to creating a brand for new borns... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Mukendy

Cynthia Mukendy

Founder, African Gist
Experienced digital and content marketer with international records, Cynthia has provided digital marketing solutions to brands, organisations and personalities in Belgium, France, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and DR. Congo.Cynthia strongly believes in youth potential and technology for... Read More →
avatar for Omololu Shomuyiwa

Omololu Shomuyiwa

Media Personality & Producer, Chronicles of Lolu
Omololu Shomuyiwa is a media personality, producer and presenter of Chronicle of Lolu, an online show addressing social issues and youth-related topics. With this show, Lolu aims at raising consciousness amongst the youth through educative entertainment. 
His journey with radio... Read More →



Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Speakeasy Suite

4:00pm

Healthy Healers
Limited Capacity seats available

Healthy Healers is an interactive cooking workshop, where a leading chef will demonstrate how to cook meals that have healing benefits. Attendees will learn how to grow their own ingredients and how to make quick and simple healthy meals.  

Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
NXT Pop Up

4:00pm

Finding Your Purpose & Unique Voice In The Age Of Social Media
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In the age of social media, it is impossible to avoid the calls for finding your purpose and following your passion . Even louder are the calls to become your own boss, start your own business and become the next start-up superstar. But what if you can t find that one purpose or have many passions? What if you d rather succeed at a 9-5?

Finding Your Purpose & Unique Voice In The Age Of Social Media will explore the meaning of purpose and passion and their impacts on our mindsets in the age of social media. We ll then explore how to find your own unique voice, drive impact and find fulfillment on whichever life path you choose be it conventional or non-conventional.

Moderators
avatar for Tosin Durotoye

Tosin Durotoye

Founder, The Bloom Africa
Tosin Durotoye is a consultant strategist and the Founder of the Bloom Africa – an initiative that curates engagements and safe spaces for ambitious African women to connect, speak, learn and grow. Most recently, Tosin served as the Director of GreenHouse Lab where she established... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Foluso Gbadamosi

Foluso Gbadamosi

Director, Business Process & Technology, Prime Atlantic
Foluso is an extroverted, sweet-toothed IT Professional, Social Advocate and Technology Enthusiast. She views technology as a catalyst for personal and national development. She works at Prime Atlantic Group as Director, Business Process & Technology. She is an Executive Council Member... Read More →
avatar for Eghosa Nehikhare

Eghosa Nehikhare

General Manager, VigiPay, Venture Garden Group
Eghosa is the General Manager, VigiPay (Payments and Remittances) at Venture Garden Group (VGG), an innovative Information Technology, Data Automation and Payment Technology Company. VGG addresses the needs of developing economies by leveraging proven technology to enhance operational... Read More →
avatar for Chinedum Nwaneri

Chinedum Nwaneri

Founder & CEO, iga Premier Transportation Limited
Chinedum Nwaneri is the founder and Managing Director of iga - a premier transportation company, established in January 2015, that caters to domestic and international customers who access its world-class fleet and signature-chauffeured services, on-demand or in advance, via mobile... Read More →
avatar for Chika Uwazie

Chika Uwazie

Founder, Career Queen
Chika Uwazie is a human capital expert for small business owners who want to build amazing teams. Through her years as a serial entrepreneur, recruiter, and running a HR software company, she’s here to show you how to hire, retain, and inspire your employees while doing it on a... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Studio Suite

4:00pm

Bring Your Own Mug: An Invitation To Share Your Story
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This event is part of #SMWEXPLORE, a series of cool, independently produced SMW events happening off-campus and around town. Get out and explore Lagos! 

We are on a mission to transform culture and society.
We are professionals, entrepreneurs, doers, and one-(wo)man revolutions.
We gather around causes - health, education, poverty, equality.

Whatever your brew of choice, Bring Your Own Mug and connect with other "ordinary" people with extraordinary ambition.

Listen to stories of individuals who are quietly making waves and impacting millions - or thousands, or tens. Meet the unsung changemakers who are transforming culture from an office desk, in front of a whiteboard, or over a kitchen stove. Discover opportunities to plug into innovative, impactful programs.

Share your ideas and connect with a community of enablers.

And of course - what's a BYOM gathering without coffee, tea and dessert? - enjoy a mug on the house!

Venue
XO Boutique Bakery
48 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Lagos
Gate Fee: Free
Limited Seating Available. Pre-Registration Required to Attend
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.goodlifestylist.com

Speakers
avatar for Simi Lawoyin

Simi Lawoyin

Learning Design Expert
I am passionate about human capacity development and education. Having managed a portfolio of capacity development projects, including ReadySetWork and CodeLagos, and as Founder of JASS Academy (a bootcamp developing young people for jobs of the new economy), I am convinced that we... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
SMW Explore

4:30pm

Yoga & Aromatherapy
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a calming Yoga Flow supported by aromatherapy. The power of two ancient therapies, move and inhale as we pair each pose with essential oils to promote calm and serenity.

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
To find yourself through the art of yoga is truly a magical experience. I started my yoga journey in 2013 and got certified a year ago (RYT 200), and on this path, I found my true home – the home within. Yoga taught me how to connect with my inner-self and empower my mind through... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

5:00pm

Beyond The Menu
The global growth in the food & drink industry and stiff competition has let to consumers wanting more than just good food, dining is now about the entire experience. Beyond the menu is a panel discussion around experiential dining in Nigeria. Our panel will be discussion why consumers want more than just good food and what they are doing to build on the dining experience, the growth of food & drink festivals, supper clubs and the future of experiential dining in Africa.

Speakers
avatar for Minjiba Cookey

Minjiba Cookey

Founder, Minjiba Cookey.com
avatar for Folayemi Agusto

Folayemi Agusto

Co-Founder, Eat Drink Lagos
avatar for Lola Daniyan

Lola Daniyan

Travel Content Creator & Travel Writer, Unravelling Nigeria
Lola Daniyan is a travel curator, travel content creator and the head travel writer at Unravelling Nigeria which is a Nigerian online travel resource. She's also the co-host of the good bad gang podcast. In her spare time, she likes to sleep, read and create mischief.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage

5:30pm

De:Brief - Brands With Soul
De:brief is a session for stakeholders in the Advertising & Digital Marketing Industry. This panel session is focused on people that are influencing the society with their brands, discussing strategies for building brands in the digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Papa Omotayo

Papa Omotayo

Founder/Creative Director, A Whitespace Creative Agency
avatar for Temie Giwa-Tubosun

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 →
avatar for Bode Olatoye

Bode Olatoye

CEO, Webcoupers
Bode Olatoye is a digital strategist who is passionate about using digital technologies to grow African businesses. He operates at the intersection between technology and marketing to solve problems for forward thinking brands.As CEO at Webcoupers, he has executed digital briefs for... Read More →
avatar for Femi Owoyomi

Femi Owoyomi

Digital Marketing, Glo Mobile Limited
Femi is a graduate of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from YabaTech and Unilag respectively.In his early years at IT Enigma, Femi worked on several digital and multimedia projects for companies like EDC (EcoBank) Securities, Meristem Securities and Registrars, Daystar... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Experience Stage

5:30pm

Digital Media & The Music Biz
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Digital Media & The Music Biz is an event aimed at discussing important issues surrounding the entertainment industry with a special focus on music.

A lot of upcoming artist  believe they can only ''blow'' if they feature a big artist on a song...but is that strategy a waste of energy and resources?  Panelist will discuss digital music distribution, split sheets, ROI, Content for artists and growing a fan base with best practices from social media.

Speakers
avatar for Eze Ezegozie

Eze Ezegozie

General Manager (Africa), Universal Music
Eze Ezegozie Jr. is the General Manager for Universal Music Group Nigeria & West Africa. He is a seasoned and tested entertainment industry executive with a focus on bridging the gap between Africa and the world. With an ear for sound and an eye for brand potential, Eze is developing... Read More →
avatar for Joey Akan

Joey Akan

Journalist, CNN
Multi Award-winning Journalist.Music Intelligence.Columnist: @guardiannigeriawords: @okayafrica, @CNN, @newyorkermagNo Ketchup Podcast
avatar for Akinyemi Ayinoluwa

Akinyemi Ayinoluwa

Lawyer, Greysage
Experienced Entertainment Lawyer championing Creativity, Innovation, Culture, and Wealth Creation.
avatar for Fola Folayan

Fola Folayan

COO, BMRC
Boradcast journalist, Digital Media Manager, Operations Director & Lecturer at BRMC_NG
avatar for DJ Klem

DJ Klem

Producer, DJ Klem Studios
With production credits for some of Nigeria's finest artists including Wizkid, Mo'Cheddah, Sasha P, VECtor, EVA , Ice Prince, Sound Sultan, Sauce Kid (Sinzu), Phenom and many more, and with two critically celebrated albums (Six8Ten and Afrofunkydiscosoul) to his name, DJ Klem is undoubtedly... Read More →
avatar for Bizzle Osikoya

Bizzle Osikoya

Partner, Plug NG
i am an A&R | Music & Entertainment Consultant | Digital Marketing and founder, The Plug.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Studio Suite

5:30pm

Sleep Is Your Superpower!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Grab a blanket and join us for Sleep Is Your Superpower! an interactive speakeasy session where we will discuss:

  • The effects of sleep (and the lack of it) on productivity.
  • How technology can reduce sleep quality, with a look at how blue light, light and noise pollution affect sleep.
  • How to sleep better without drugs
  • Everyday foods that improve sleep quality
  • How music and technology including mobile light filters, sleep aids and apps can improve sleep quality

Speakers
avatar for Ore Fakorede

Ore Fakorede

Founder, relea:se lifestyle co.
relea:se


Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Speakeasy Suite

5:45pm

Influential Storytelling
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Storytelling is a powerful medium of communication and the best brands in the world all use it to grow their visibility, audience and influence.

This event teaches 7 Influential Storytelling Core Competencies needed to leverage the power of storytelling to attract visibility, grow an engaged audience and earn influence in your industry.

The Influential Storytelling Masterclass covers:
  • Conducting a personal brand audit highlighting your strengths, weaknesses and how to improve your brand through storytelling content creation
  • How to craft content stories for social media
  • How to craft your origin stories and leverage them for marketing, media features and sales.
  • How to become a storytelling content machine and never run out of stories to share with your audience
  • How to launch your business online and grow your audience through a storytelling campaign
  • How to attract visibility and a large social media audience on the backbone of your origin story
  • How to communicate and publish your stories for influence in the marketplace
  • How to become a global influential storyteller with massive global product and story distribution channels

Speakers
avatar for Esohe Igbinoba

Esohe Igbinoba

Founder, The Global Brand Network
I'm a storyteller and gifted business coach. Talk to me if you have any questions on storytelling, marketing or making more money in your business.



Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Masterclass Suite

6:30pm

Saucy Social
Saucy Social is a mini food festival with 3 hours of good food, good music & good vibes along with food related team games with prizes to be won!

Wednesday February 6, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage
 
Thursday, February 7
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Thursday February 7, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

8:30am

Rise & Flow: Morning Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Morning Yoga to start your day. Rise & Flow will help build your strength, flexibility and balance, while connecting with the breath, cleansing the body and calming the mind.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
To find yourself through the art of yoga is truly a magical experience. I started my yoga journey in 2013 and got certified a year ago (RYT 200), and on this path, I found my true home – the home within. Yoga taught me how to connect with my inner-self and empower my mind through... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:00am

Storytelling Techniques For Amplifying Social Impact
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Research conducted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review showed that 96% of U.S.-based nonprofits considered storytelling to be an important part of their communications.

The Women s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) hosts Storytelling Techniques For Amplifying Social Impact, a skillshare session that teaches nonprofits, civil society actors, activists how to use storytelling techniques to tell compelling and powerful stories about their work, in order to connect with new partners and engage more meaningfully with existing stakeholders. We will explore relevant technology that helps to build and strengthen online communities of current and potential donors and supporters.

Storytelling is a method of explaining a series of events through narrative. It permits you to collect the feedback from the members of a community on specific aspects of their lives. In such a way storytelling helps you define better the needs and problems of the community you are working in and gives you a deeper insights of the dynamics of the process in it.

Crafting a compelling and effective story that will prompt people to support and engage with a cause requires a certain level of skill and commitment, which small organisations especially might not feel they possess. Digital tools have also brought a new dimension to the format in which stories can be told and how far they can reach.

This session will be led by two social entrepreneurs with experience telling the stories of the causes which they have been involved with. It will cover:

Why storytelling is important for nonprofits in creating, amplifying and sustaining social change
Storytelling as an evaluation and reporting tool
Review of case studies of powerful storytelling
Techniques of how to tell a good story
Types storytelling media and formats
Ethical considerations
How to build storytelling into an organisation s operations

This practical skills share session will have participants working on activities that include:

Interviewing / Story-Collection Techniques
Crafting Compelling Stories Sharing Stories for Impact with Digital Tools

Key Takeaways

An understanding of how storytelling can help them share their work better and get important stakeholders more engaged
Identifying how and which technology that can help to tell and share stories
Storytelling best practices

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
The Women s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation focused on encouraging girls to pursue technology careers and supporting both girls and women to use technology confidently for entrepreneurship and to speak about issues affecting their lives. We build the capacities of Nigerian girls and women, to increase their economic power and ability to speak about issues affecting their lives, through technology training, mentoring, work placement and research. W.TEC works in partnership with local and international NGOs, educational and research organizations. W.TEC incorporates storytelling techniques as a tool to encourage more girls to pursue technology careers.

Speakers
avatar for Olamide Egbayelo

Olamide Egbayelo

Chief Strategist, Hexal Place
Olamide is the founder of Hexal Place, a Digital Media and Mobile Marketing Company committed to helping businesses and brands get closer to their world. Hexal Place is also home to Hexal SMS (A mobile marketing and bulk SMS platform) and SME StoriesNG (an online platform that celebrates entrepreneurs from unlikely places).She has the drive to help young entrepreneurs build a strong foundation for successful businesses, especially in an unstable economy. Olamide also shares videos on social media and technology trends with a focus... Read More →
avatar for Oreoluwa Lesi

Oreoluwa Lesi

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 committed to building a more inclusive technology ecosystem, with the next generation of women technology creators, entrepreneurs... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite

9:30am

Mindful Eating: Recipes For Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Mindful Eating: Recipes For Success is a robust panel discussion with foodies and nutritionist  to ask the very important questions! We'll explore where our food comes from, which nourishing foods to add to your meals and discuss recipes and tips to become more mindful of your eating for a healthier happier and fitter life.

Bring questions about the latest fab diet and pen & paper to take notes and build your own custom recipe!

Learn:
  • Why food and nutrition matter
  • How to read food labels for optimal health

Speakers
avatar for Omodara Adediran

Omodara Adediran

CEO, Random Experiences
Omodara Adediran has over 5 years’ experience in Marketing Communications . Currently she works as a brand manager at Insight Publicis , where she is responsible for brand building across a wide range of industries. She also volunteers as a member of the child development team at... Read More →
avatar for Oshuware Yvonne Leon

Oshuware Yvonne Leon

Founder, Bon Délice Enterprises
Bon Délice is a TRUE LIFESTYLE Brand that helps you DEVELOP a culture guaranteed to NURTURE you back to WELLNESS. We specialize in creating DELIBERATE and MINDFUL healthy foods and baked goods, carefully designed to take you through your journey to WHOLENESS and WELLNESSBon Délice... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:30am

Office Of The Citizen: Holding Government Accountable
The majority of Nigerian citizens believe they have no influence on elected representatives. Educating citizens through social media on the need to be active in order to have an accountable government is imperative.

EiE s presents Office Of The Citizen: Holding Government Accountable,  a panel session that will focus on how citizens can hold elected representatives accountable using the power of social media to examine the recall process and petitions.

Citizens are unaware of the recall process and how to go about it, we will give a step by step approach for result while giving real life cases of elected public office holders who have been held accountable by citizens through petitions and the recall process.

As we gear up to the 2019 general elections we will enlighten Nigerians that the office of the citizen is the highest office in the land.

Speakers
avatar for Sulaiman Hassan

Sulaiman Hassan

Politician, Times Vision Limted
Suleiman Hassan Dutse is passionate about Child Rights and development, a professionally train Television and New Media content developer, a Legislative aide in the national assembly.Bsc. Mass Communication and Television Production from the Pretigious ABU Zaria and NTA Television... Read More →
avatar for Tonye Dan Isokariari

Tonye Dan Isokariari

Politician, APGA
Tonye Isokariari is a Political Science graduate of the University of Abuja with diverse competencies developed in several areas like Policy analysis, management consultancy, and project management through further study. He is a change driver and innovative thinker with a knack of... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Agbese

Elizabeth Agbese

Politician, SDP
Elizabeth Agbese Egunbe, from Igumale, Ado local government area of Benue State, is a young woman seeking to make an impact in her community.A graduate of Economics at Benue State University, Elizabeth holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, which is still in view.In... Read More →
avatar for Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

Politician
Arc. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour aka GRV aka the hopeful Nigerian is an Architect, public policy specialist an Activist and a Politician. After getting his Barch from the University of Nottingham , He worked in architecture firms in the UK before proceeding to get his masters degree at... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Innovation Stage

9:30am

Let's Tech About It
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's Tech about it is an open floor conversation about the fails and falls in the Nigerian economic and social stratum as well as the general social development, this is will involve open suggestions on the use of tech to bridge the everyday Nigerian problem in the simplest way possible.

Speakers
avatar for Solape Hammond

Solape Hammond

CEO, Impact Hub Lagos
Impact Hub Lagos is a hub for entrepreneurs. We have co-working spaces and private offices, learning spaces, a makers lab, event spaces, a collaborative community, ecosystem building events, incubation services and acceleration programs. We are part of a global network of over 15,000... Read More →
avatar for Damola Taiwo

Damola Taiwo

COO & Co-founder, MyMusic Africa
Damola is a co-founder of MyMusic Africa, a music streaming and download service built for the African market.He also runs Unotech Media, a digital agency where he consults on branding assignments for corporate bodies and state governments.
avatar for Tobi Adono

Tobi Adono

Digital Marketing Manager, Infinix Mobility Limited


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Speakeasy Suite

9:30am

Telling Great Stories In Healthcare
Limited Capacity seats available

This event is part of #SMWEXPLORE, a series of cool, independently produced SMW events happening off-campus and around town. Get out and explore Lagos! 

This session will cover storytelling by health professionals and advocates of healthy living as a way to market healthcare to reach a wider audience and promote a culture of health among people from the home to the work place and the community.

Venue
Doctoora Health Hub
11, Gbajumo Crescent, off Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos
Gate Fee: Free
3rd Party Registration Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/telling-great-stories-in-healthcare-tickets-53720154428
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.hellocare.ng

Thursday February 7, 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm
SMW Explore

10:00am

Measuring The Returns On Social Media Investment
This event is part of #SMWEXPLORE, a series of cool, independently produced SMW events happening off-campus and around town. Get out and explore Lagos! 

Measuring The Returns On Social Media Investment is an interactive panel discussion where business leaders, industry professionals, and marketing enthusiasts share their views on the impacts of social media and technology on modern-day marketing as well as how much of a profitable investment social media marketing can be.
Related topics to be treated include :

  • The impact of online brand perception on marketing outcomes.
  • Vanity Metrics What social media marketing data is relevant for businesses in the digital age
  • The concept of Intelligent marketing and its use cases for social media advertising.

Venue

Oriental Hotel Nigeria
Function Room 1
3 Lekki -Epe Expy, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Gate Fee: Free
Contact The Organizers For More Info: bit.ly/smwredwire

Speakers
avatar for Demola Adetona

Demola Adetona

Creative Director, EXPOZE Nigeria
Demola Adetona is an award winning Digital Media Enthusiast who has proven himself worthy, severally in strategic gate-keeping and brand communications on Social Media. He is the founder of EXPOZE Nigeria,He prepared for a career in his field with EXPOZE MAGAZINE back in 2008. Over... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
SMW Explore

11:00am

Internet Governance: Make Your Voice Count
As policy makers and technical experts work to connect the remaining two-thirds of the world s nations, the way in which the Internet is governed will likely have an impact on how we use it and how it evolves.

The Internet Society is working for an open, globally-connected, trustworthy, and secure Internet for everyone. We aim to reform-decision making approaches to deliver sound Internet policies that put people s interests at the center. We want to build a digital future that puts people first.

In Africa, we have been working closely with organizations such as the African Union on a new set of guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy in Africa.

We will also empower youth as a key force to organize their advocacy and defend their rights as we shape the future of the Internet. Their voices must be heard in the digital future. Together we can help them make their voices count.

Speakers
avatar for Betel Hailu

Betel Hailu

Communications Coordinator, Internet Society
Currently working as Communications Coordinator for the Internet Society, African Regional Bureau.Graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Addis Ababa University (AAU) and a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).Diversified... Read More →
avatar for Dewole Ajao

Dewole Ajao

President, Internet Society Nigeria Chapter
I'm a keen Internet user with a background in network and systems administration. I've been active in the communities responsible for shaping Internet policy and have done some advocacy for a few years. I also happen to be a policy chair at AFRINIC (www.afrinic.net), president of... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Stage

11:00am

The Art Of Ingenious Storytelling
Influencing in the millennial age has been given a whole new meaning, and the responsibility of players has never been greater than it is today.

The Art of Ingenious Storytelling is a robust panel discussion designed to dissect the degree of importance of influencing in this age, and how to best influence through expert ingenious storytelling.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Idera

Claire Idera

Claire Idera, Designer/Artist
I freelanced for the past 6years as an illustrator, designer and artist. I am constantly creating a practice for myself while making magic for several brands like Lisa Folawiyo, Hugo Boss, Rele Gallery and others.


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Experience Stage

11:00am

Vulnerabilty: A Tool For Great Influence
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you understand vulnerability. Would you like to have more balance in your work, life and relationships. Are you ready to overcome shame and guilt to start impact and influencing other. Let's help you tap into your vulnerably side.

Speakers
avatar for Hauwa Ojeifo

Hauwa Ojeifo

Founder & CEO, She Writes Woman
Hauwa Ojeifo is a Mind and Mental Health Coach whose personal experience with bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorder drove her to seek answers about the human mind. She has successfully lifted herself from her own challenges and finds purpose in helping others do same.As a firm... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

11:00am

Leveraging Social Media For Growth
This event is part of #SMWEXPLORE, a series of cool, independently produced SMW events happening off-campus and around town. Get out and explore Lagos! 

This session will create a panel for entrepreneurs to have a provoking rigorous  discussion with thought leaders through an engaging, entertaining,  educational and diverse series using the digital platforms.

It will also feature an interactive panel session during which panelists will answer questions from participants.

Leveraging Social Media For Growth is a platform for provocative speakers, innovators and thought leaders to present a better way of doing things through the digital platforms; through the platform, they highlight their journeys, insights and mistakes.

Venue

British Council Lagos
20 Thompson Avenue - Ikoyi
Gate Fee: Free
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.smjury.org

Thursday February 7, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
SMW Explore

12:00pm

Web Design 101
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

It's time to upgrade your Digital Skills in 90 minutes with Web Design 101. Grab your laptops and notepads and learn how to create beautiful websites from the scratch with HTML & CSS.

Bring your laptop, MiFi and a notebook to:
- Learn the secrets of how a website really works
- Learn how to code HTML & CSS in less than 90 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Paschal Agonsi

Paschal Agonsi

Team Lead, Pocarti x TurfSeason
I'm an experienced media and content developer. Talk to me how taking your media project to the next level


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
NXT Workshop

12:00pm

#SMWSHOPAFRICA Pop Up Style Studio
Limited Capacity seats available

SMW Lagos's very own #SHOPAFRICA Pop Up Style Studio curated by The Kach It Project a collaboration between Pop Up Africa and US based Celebrity Stylist Kanayo Ebi's Kach Me If You Can Showroom. The pop up will feature designers from across the continent and the diaspora including a few London and NYC based African designers.

Attendees can shop the collection of local and diaspora designers, sign up for a style consultation, sit for a fashion portrait, and go home with a styled out polaroid.

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
NXT Pop Up

12:30pm

The 2019 General Elections: How Technology Can Help!
Elections provide an opportunity for citizens to participate in politics and hold leaders to account. When they work well, elections can deepen civic engagement, inform public debate, stimulate party competition, facilitate peaceful leadership transitions, hold governments accountable, and allow the non-violent resolution of political conflict.

Too often political contests fail to achieve their objectives. There is widespread concern about falling turnout, public disaffection, party polarization, and the failure of elections to ensure legitimate outcomes. Electoral malpractices continue to undermine contests around the world, from overt cases of violence and intimidation to subtler disinformation campaigns, barriers to fair party competition, and the under-representation of women and minority candidates. Most election results are not rejected outright or overturned but they are commonly flawed.

The 2019 General Elections: How Technology Can Help!
is a panel session which will shed light on electoral corruption involving malpractices such as kick-back schemes for supporters, vote-buying, or the bribery of electoral officials. We will create a dialogue to empower citizens on unmasking corruption and improving electoral integrity in the electoral process using technological tools. We will explore challenges, mitigation strategies and share stories of how credible corruption reports will improve the upcoming elections.

Speakers
avatar for 'Yemi Adamolekun

'Yemi Adamolekun

Executive Director, EIE
‘Yemi currently serves as the Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to building a culture of good governance & public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. She is also the Secretary to EiE’s... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne William

Yvonne William

Prosecutor, ICPC
A prosecutor with The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).My hobbies are singing, cooking, working out, speaking and motivating others ,my mother and bosses have been my mentors , like u know I am part of the team that is working with students and pupils and educating... Read More →
avatar for Seray Jah

Seray Jah

Senior Elections Expert, IFES
A happy governance & electoral democracy expert with a passion in training and human development. An avid learner and a lover of nature.
avatar for Buba Luka

Buba Luka

Principal Admin Officer, INEC
Buba Luka is a Principal Admin Officer and Desk Officer Civil Society Organizations (INEC), Lagos State
avatar for Udy Okon

Udy Okon

Executive Director, Youth Alive Foundation
Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) is a non-profit Civil Society Organization registered in Nigeria as a non-governmental organization. YAF was founded in 1999 and officially registered in 2002.


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation Stage

12:30pm

Thought Leadership & The Changing Rules Of Content Marketing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Thought leadership used to be really great. Thought leaders offered informed opinions and proprietary knowledge in their field of expertise. Whatever they told us was gospel, until marketers and motivational speakers invaded their hallowed space, placing us in the middle of a believability crisis.

Today, marketing content are masked as thought leadership pieces, but they are not difficult to detect and might lead to the loss of potential customers who detest such trickery. To the marketers, it s just smart content marketing. Isn t that the latest hype in town?

However, thought leadership is still a whitespace and can still be very valuable in marketing and brand positioning if done right. Interestingly, you don t have to be big to win with thought leadership. Thought-led Content marketing can still help your organization achieve growth targets, but you have to do it right.

A FEW FACTS TO NOTE

Three out of five global executives sometimes feel confused or overwhelmed by the volume of content they encounter, with more than half noting that intrusiveness has increased.

Both executives and marketers agree that, on average, only a quarter of all the thought leadership content seen every day is engaged with, leaving much to go to waste.

After consuming compelling thought leadership, seven in ten share it via email and consume more from that same source; 76% are influenced in their purchasing decisions, 67% would be willing to advocate for that brand; and 83% are influenced in the choice of potential business partner.

More than 60% of marketers strongly agree or somewhat agree that internal alignment is a barrier to creating effective thought leadership.


Thought Leadership & The Changing Rules Of Content Marketing will examine:
- What thought leadership is and isn t
- The nexus between thought leadership and content marketing
- What drives thought leadership content consumption?
- The best ways to present and distribute thought leadership content - Value marketing
- Generating inbound leads through thought leadership
-Innovative distribution of thought leadership content

Participants should have a background in marketing, PR, Brand management, Corporate Communications or Advertising

Speakers
avatar for Oyinade Adegite

Oyinade Adegite

Group Head, Corporate and External Affairs, Guaranty Trust Bank
Oyinade is the Group Head, Corporate and External Affairs at Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank). Under her leadership, GTBank has been able to set a standard for brand storytelling and content marketing in Nigeria.
avatar for Omotola Oyebanjo

Omotola Oyebanjo

Head, Corporate Communications, Lafarge Africa Plc.
A passionate Communications Consultant with extensive strategic experience across Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications and Development Communications.Brands/Projects: Union Bank, Australian Trade Commission, Kia Motors, British Council, Unilever, Haansbro Confectioneries... Read More →
avatar for Emilia Asim

Emilia Asim

Founder, AML
A woman making a difference in content, strategy, development, communications, media, sustainability, CSR, intelligence and production.
avatar for Idy Enang

Idy Enang

CEO, Corporate Shepherds
Idy Enang is a leader developer, coach, strategist and a trustee of posterity. He has managed top brands such as Guinness, Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Samsung and L’Oreal in several middle, senior Management and Executive capacities.Idy is a licensed practitioner of Insights Discovery and... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Studio Suite

12:30pm

Agritech For Profit In Emerging Markets
Limited Capacity seats available

Emerging Technology is disrupting the way agriculture is being practiced in Africa. Innovative technologies like blockchain, drones and soilless technologies are promoting inclusivity and increased profit for youths and city dwellers. As climate change continues to reduce crop productivity, it is important to explore technologies that are climate smart.

Agritech for profit in Emerging Markets is an intimate talk that will draw on the knowledge and experience of industry experts locally and internationally who will not only educate participants on effective strategies of tech use in agriculture but will expose opportunities, networks and organizations to help put this knowledge to good use.

Participants will learn from experts:
  • how the use of tech in Agriculture can proffer a sustainable solution to youth unemployment in Nigeria and how they can use it to create wealth.
  • how aggregators, commodity traders and smallholder farmers can earn more profits trading their commodities on a blockchain base exchange.
  • how city dwellers can grow fresh foods (Tomatoes, vegetables) with little use of water, space and resources for good health and extra income.
  • how key actors involved in crop production can use drones as a cost-effective and real-time innovative way of acquiring data to guide farmers decisions for productivity and increased returns on investment.

Speakers
avatar for Samson Ogbole

Samson Ogbole

Co-founder, PS Nutraceuticals Int ltd
Agriculture for Mr. Samson is more than just food production (zero hunger), it is the foundation for sustainable development, job creation (no poverty), healthier living as well as national development. He believes agriculture must adopt the business mindset, technology, automation... Read More →
avatar for Olalekan Sipasi

Olalekan Sipasi

CEO/Founder, ProtectOzone
Sipasi Olalekan Ayodele is the CEO of L’Afrika Integrated Farms, ONE Champion 2017, Fellow Thinking School Africa, 2016 Winner of the African Youth Award in Agriculture, a seasoned NYSC SDGs Facilitator, The Future Award Africa for Agriculture nominee and the CEO/Founder of ProtectOzone... Read More →
avatar for Lilian Akunna Onyegbulam

Lilian Akunna Onyegbulam

Lecturer, Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
Innovative, passionate, food value chain and agribusiness incubation expert, witty development researcher and a polyglot best describes me. I have varied experiences working with United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome, Italy promoting demand-led research extension... Read More →
avatar for Aliu Oluwafemi Royal

Aliu Oluwafemi Royal

Founder, Myfarmbase Africa
Aliu Oluwafemi Royal is the Founder of Nigeria’s Agric-tech Organization, MyFarmbase Africa (http://myfarmbase.com.ng) leveraging ICT/digital media for quality research, extension and sustainable agricultural development in Sub Saharan Africa.Femi was named amongst 2017 AAIN top... Read More →
avatar for Lateef Sanni

Lateef Sanni

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development), Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta
I am passionate about user friendly technological advancement for sustainable development. I am a team player, go getter and always strive for excellence.


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speakeasy Suite

12:30pm

A Step-By-Step Guide To Savings & Investing For Millennials
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Most millennials (and Africans in general) don t have a good understanding of the investment tools at their disposal to build wealth. They know they need to be saving money, but they ve never learned the right way to save and invest. Some of them keep all of their money in a savings account because they re afraid of the risk of losing money in the stock market, while others are investing in individual stocks they haven t researched because they heard good things from a family friend.

Almost no one has taken the time to hash out a financial plan for their future.

If this sounds like you, and you re nervous about investing, it s not your fault. Our school system doesn t teach basic financial literacy, so we re left with millions of Africans who know they should be saving for retirement, but don t understand the right way to go about it.

This masterclass will give you the tools you need to save, plan and invest for the future; and generate more income. It ll cover the safest, low risk strategy for millennials that s easy to follow, and then cover some strategies that require a more active approach but can generate significantly higher returns.

Attendees will learn how to:
  • Set a goal of how much to save and invest every month
  • Build an investment portfolio
  • Choose an investment strategy
  • Understand the risks of their chosen investment strategy
  • Learn how to align their savings and investment strategy with their short term and long term goals

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Chibueze

Joshua Chibueze

Co-founder/CMO, Piggy Bank
avatar for Odunayo Eweniyi

Odunayo Eweniyi

Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer, Piggybank.ng
Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, Piggybank.ng: I previously co-founded pushcv.com, one of the largest job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates. I have 5 years’ experience in Business Analysis and Operations; and I’m a First-Class... Read More →
avatar for Layo Ogunbanwo

Layo Ogunbanwo

VP Product Strategy, Piggybank.ng
Over the last eight years I have led and collaborated with company-wide, cross-functional teams in various industries (healthcare technology, banking and fintech), to drive growth and build addictive products. Career Summary: As an intern, I helped launch a new banking product that... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Masterclass Suite

1:00pm

How Walking & Radical Self-Care Can Save Your Life
Do you want to learn how radical self-care and walking can lead toward your healthiest, most-fulfilled life? Do you want to learn how walking heals our bodies, inspires our daughters and reclaims the streets of our neighborhoods? Do you want to be connected with the largest public health movement for Black women in the United States and across the world?

If so, this event is for you!

GirlTrek is changing lives by inspiring Black women and girls to use radical self-care and walking as the first practical step to leading healthier, more fulfilled lives while inspiring healthy families and communities.

And it all starts with investing 30 minutes a day into your health and wellness.

Join GirlTrek for a walk!  We will walk two miles roundtrip from the Landmark Centre to Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and through the City of David Church and back to the Landmark Centre.

This event is for women-only. The first 25 women to sign up will receive free exclusive GirlTrek gear.



Speakers
avatar for debbie ubaru

debbie ubaru

Technical Sales Manager, ROE Limited
A Presales Engineer and Management Professional with over 15 years experience in both Managing Business Operations and Technical sales within the Information Technology Industry and Hospitality Space.Debbie possesses the ability to understand and simplify tech solutions to show how... Read More →
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jewel marie bush

National Director of Communications, GirlTrek
jewel bush is an award-winning journalist and communications strategist with more than 18 years of experience. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Times-Picayune, The (Houma) Courier, Uptown Messenger and Next City. She has won numerous awards including distinctions... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:00pm

The Democratisation Of Fashion: New Media, Storytelling & The Role Of Technology In The African Fashion Industry
In a hyper connected digital age, it can be a challenge for brands to tell their stories and cut through the noise with clarity and credibility. Add in a broken distribution system, a news cycle that moves at warp speed and heated political and social climate - social media can feel fraught with peril for both established and emerging brands.

Technology is breaking down barriers, exponentially increasing communication channels and forcibly evolving business models. What does this mean for the future of African fashion?

Successful retail brands, designers and industry creatives must employ strategy and build individual roadmaps for their businesses that foster growth, sustain creativity, drive connection, and build community.

Whether you re just getting started in the industry marketing or are looking for ways to elevate your brand to the next level, this panel will cut to the chase and show you exactly what methods leading industry professionals at the top of their respective careers are doing to navigate these waters. From what apps they use, how streetwear is influencing the runway , why trends never die and more.

Join BellaNaija Style, as we showcase creative and fashion leaders who have mastered the elusive balance between technology and fashion and are at the forefront of shaping the industry s future.

Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Experience Stage

1:00pm

Lunch Time Massages
Limited Capacity seats available

High stress levels are taking their toll on employees and their companies. We all know that unchecked stress both mental and physical causes countless health problems. Massage decreases muscle tensions and stress points, and prevents the development of serious injuries. Added benefits include increased energy levels and concentration, decreased absenteeism, and enhanced well-being. Lunchtime Massages is the perfect chance to drop in and find a massage therapy that is best for your stress level.

Massages on the Menu
  • foot reflexology
  • back massages
  • head & shoulder massages

Speakers
avatar for Tega Gbadagri

Tega Gbadagri

Founder, The Mobile Spa
Tega Gbadagri is a self massage enthusiast. She believes individuals can ease their tensed muscles and improve their well- being, through self massage.She is a multilingual (French & English) beauty therapist. She is a certified educator for the prestigious Gemology Cosmetics, Paris... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:30pm

Story Telling & Social Media: Growing A Community Of Readers
Award-winning writers and literary influencers  will about the use of social media as a creative producers which tools they are utlizing to build their personal brands, and engage with and grow their audiences and followership. Story Telling & Social Media: Growing A Community Of Readers will also discuss the impact of social media on literature and reading in Nigeria.

Olakunle Kasumu - The Host Of Channels Book Club. (Moderator)
Toni Kan, - writer, editor, public relations executive, and teacher.
Enagite Efumuaye – Managing Editor Kachifo Nigeria Ltd.
Jude Idada -  Screen writer, actor, poet, playwright and producer best known for writing the multi-award feature film, The Tenant.
 Ḱlá Túb̀sún -  Linguist, writer, scholar and cultural activist whose work and influence span the fields of education, technology, literature,  and journalism.

Speakers
avatar for Enajite Efemuaye

Enajite Efemuaye

Managing Editor, Kachifo Nigeria Ltd
avatar for Jude Idada

Jude Idada

Screen Writer, The Tenant



Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AfricaNXT Stage

2:30pm

Writing A Compelling Story Readers Will Love!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The ability to tell an authentic story is a powerful tool that connects audiences all over the world. A writer who is able to tell an authentic story has the ability to change narratives and shape perspectives.

Telling a good story, however, starts with the basic knowledge of how to put words together in a manner that draws the reader in. It is one thing to have the story in your head; it is another thing to write it in a way that stirs emotions with a reader, enough to get them to relate with the story and support a particular cause or the underlying message of the story. That, in essence, is influence.

Writing A Compelling Story Readers Will Love! is a workshop which will:
  • Teach participants how to write a story that is compelling. You'll learn practical steps to help get your story from the idea stage to the written stage. This includes learning the basics of good writing to help hone your writing skills.
  • Show you how to deal with writer's block and what to do when you get stuck.

Through an immersive exercise, participants will end the session by writing a short story which will be reviewed by our team. By the send of the session, our goal is to ensure that participants will be able to consistently write compelling stories for themselves, for brands and for digital media platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Adedoyin Jaiyesimi

Adedoyin Jaiyesimi

Head of Communications, Content Craft
Adedoyin Jaiyesimi is the Head of Communications at Content Craft, a bespoke content development and brand communications agency which specializes in content creation, social media strategy development and execution and well as digital media training.She has over six years’ experience... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
NXT Lit Lab

2:30pm

Monetising Membership: How To Make Recurring Revenue Models Work For Your Community
Monetising Membership: How to Make Recurring Revenue Models Work for your Community is a panel discussion with representatives from companies with membership-based business models who will share how they ve grown revenue through subscriptions. Panelist will speak to how they get customers to sign up for subscriptions, how to prevent revenue loss through churn, and more.

Paystack is one of Nigeria s largest payments company, processing over 25% of all online transactions for over 20,000 businesses of all sizes. We also pioneered automated recurring billing in Nigeria, so we know a lot about how best to structure recurring revenue models for success.

We ve seen that automated recurrent subscriptions are helping scale revenue generation for existing companies, while also creating entirely new types of businesses. Come learn how to introduce membership benefits to your community.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Chibueze

Joshua Chibueze

Co-founder/CMO, Piggy Bank
avatar for Linda Ochugbua

Linda Ochugbua

Digital Subscriptions Lead, BusinessDay
avatar for Ebun Okubanjo

Ebun Okubanjo

CEO & Co-Founder, Fitness Central


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Experience Stage

2:30pm

Not All Heroes Wear Capes In Nigeria - Activism vs. Advocacy
When we hear "heroes", we might consider Superman, Batman, or some other character with superpowers. Others might consider police officers or soldiers who risk their life for our nation. But what about the everyday heroes among us?

Activism- consists of efforts to promote, impede, direct, or intervene in social, political, economic, or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society.

Advocacy- Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions


Not All Heroes Wear Capes in Nigeria- Activism vs Advocacy is a panel discussion with some extraordinary everyday activists and advocates who've launched change making campaigns and movements using social media.

Panelist will discuss:
  • Types of Advocacy and Activism
  • What makes an effective Advocate/ Activist
  • Why and how to mobilize around a cause you care about
  • Skills and principles of Activism and Advocacy without destruction
  • Strategies for gaining media attention, building and sustaining social media interaction

Moderators
avatar for Kelvin 'Radiokelv' Ibrahim

Kelvin 'Radiokelv' Ibrahim

Communications strategist, Edge04 media
Kelvin (Radiokelv) is an experienced Broadcast Journalist with over 6 years experience in Radio and TV hosting. He is a communications and brand strategist with proven track record. He is currently the Communications strategist for Edge04 Media.

Speakers
avatar for Segun Awosanya

Segun Awosanya

Business Consultant, Aliensmedia Communications
Segun Awosanya (SEGA) is a Realtor (landlaw focused) Civil Rights & Institutional Reforms Advocate, futuristic Brand, Media, Tech, Research, Business & Strategic Consultant, who is also deeply involved in social engineering and Nation building via his numerous advocacies that has... Read More →
avatar for Aliyu Giwa

Aliyu Giwa

Police Officer, Nigeria Police Force
I am a highly talented Police officer with huge experience in performing a variety of full performance technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, and protecting the citizens of Nigeria.Considerable knowledge of Lagos state and its street... Read More →
avatar for Juliet 'Kego Ume-Onyido

Juliet 'Kego Ume-Onyido

Social Entrepreneur, Poetry For Change
An avid lover of poetry; International Performance Poet & Spoken Word Artist.Motivational Strategic Interventionist, delivering Experiential workshops for Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs on Work-Life Choices, and how to achieve Excellence & Success in the New Empathy-Driven... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Stage

2:30pm

The Picture Perfect Lifestyle Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Lifestyle businesses such as restaurants, retail shops, spas etc., have evolved to create a bigger presence online and on social media. How they evolve will determine their marketing success and how much exposure they will get with their customers. Lost in Lagos, along with others in the industry, will discuss the importance of online presence and content in growing your business

Moderators
avatar for Tannaz Etebarian

Tannaz Etebarian

CEO, Lost in Lagos
A Lagosian for the last 11 years, Tannaz launched Lost in Lagos in 2010 to showcase businesses that were once hidden from the public eye. Lagos today has grown incredibly and we have had the privilege of highlighting these businesses over the past 8 years on LostinLagos.com, and for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Olufisayo Bakare

Olufisayo Bakare

Founder, The Yellow of Lagos
Olufisayo Bakare is a multiple award winner within the creative sector. Born in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, to an Abeokuta family with a rich art and design heritage, her artistic passion stems from a combination of nature and nurture. Bakare's interest in the city... Read More →
avatar for Emeka Okocha

Emeka Okocha

CEO/Founder, NTDIL
Emeka Okocha, is a human being that loves to create. Developing Communities, Social Enterprises, Film, Fashion, Football, and Tech are the passions he has discovered at the moment. He is the founder of Nothing to do in Lagos, an online platform that brings people together through... Read More →
avatar for Tosin Oyewole

Tosin Oyewole

Operations Manager, Starfish Mobile Nigeria
‘Tosin Oyewole is a versatile Project Manager with a decade experience in managing products and completing projects in and outside Nigeria.At Starfish Mobile Nigeria, he manages the Mobile VAS portfolio for MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile networks. He also works with SMEs in the Retail... Read More →
avatar for Olamide Udoma-Ejorh

Olamide Udoma-Ejorh

Editor-in-Chief, Lost in Lagos Magazine
Olamide Udoma-Ejorh is an Urban Activist – researcher, writer, and artist, holding degrees in BSc Architecture, MA Design and MPhil Infrastructure Management. Olamide started her career in PR, giving her a business and marketing foundation. Olamide has worked in London, South Africa... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

To build a meditation practice, you need to be deliberate and consistent. So we want to challenge you to start today! We challenge you to commit to a five day challenge... Join us in the #OFFLINE Wellness Space over the next five days for 10 minutes of meditation.

Speakers
avatar for P.J. Okocha

P.J. Okocha

Co- Founder, PS Nutrac Agriculture
PS Nutraceuticals aims to use technology as a tool to eliminate the challenges the Agriculture sector faces. Aeroponics, is one of the most recent agricultural technologies. Plants can be planted in the air without soil and applying minimal water usage. Speed of growth is increased... Read More →
avatar for Oyindamola Fakeye

Oyindamola Fakeye

Learning & Participation Producer, Sound Mind Africa / VAN Lagos
I facilitate and create experiential art, events, workshops and resources within the Art & Health space.
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
To find yourself through the art of yoga is truly a magical experience. I started my yoga journey in 2013 and got certified a year ago (RYT 200), and on this path, I found my true home – the home within. Yoga taught me how to connect with my inner-self and empower my mind through... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Patrick

Sandra Patrick

Founder, Yoga Club Lagos, Breathe Studio
Sandra Patrick, Founder of Yoga Club Lagos and Co-Founder Breathe Studio, the first community centered Yoga studio in Lagos.Sandra has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship.Sandra got her yoga teaching certification... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

3:00pm

Let’s Get Fit Together
Limited Capacity seats available

This event is part of #SMWEXPLORE, a series of cool, independently produced SMW events happening off-campus and around town. Get out and explore Lagos! 

Note: Some #SMWEXPLORE Events charge a separate fee to attend for Campus Badge holders. Check listing below for gate fee information. 

The determination and hard work of  individuals sharing their healthy lifestyles can affect whole communities to want to emulate the same.  By following a less traditional panel format we hope to encourage people in fitness who would not necessarily get involved with social media to fully acknowledge that the two can and do live side by side.

Moderate to heavy social media users, with passion for fitness, sports and health are invited to attend. Attend to learn innovative ways to have fun, keep fit and stay healthy.

Venue
Upbeat Recreation Centre
11 Admiralty road, off Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Gate Fee: Campus Badge Holders - N3,000 | Premium VIP Badge Holders - Free
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.upbeatcentre.com

Thursday February 7, 2019 3:00pm - 5:30pm
SMW Explore

3:30pm

#SMWSHOPAFRICA Portfolio Reviews
Emerging designers, stylists and fashion bloggers are invited to join us for #SMWSHOPAFRICA Portfolio Reviews, an opportunity to get 1-2-1 feedback from a a small group of industry experts.

Thursday February 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
NXT Workshop

4:00pm

Own Your Journey To Success
Gulder wants to inspire young adults on their life journeys to success, this session aims to tell authentic human stories to inspire the audience to take charge of their journeys through the highs and lows , and enjoy the process until they achieve success.


Thursday February 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Experience Stage

4:00pm

Innovation, Governance & Content Management In The Social Media Economy
Since the end of the industrial revolution, the world has witnessed great transformation and decoupling through knowledge management and technology. Knowledge applied to technology has given birth to creativity, innovation and the economy of content development and management. While the world has seen remarkable breakthrough and intellectual discovery in the last 25 years, every evolution and revolution must add value to society and deliver service.

Join us for an intimate conversation as we discuss technological advancement and innovation through content.

Thursday February 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Studio Suite

4:00pm

African Languages: Unlocking Twitter'S Dwindling Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

Twitter, which uses Microsoft's Bing translation app, properly indexes only the following 3 African indigenous languages - KiSwahili, Afrikaans and Malagasy. In a continent of more than 2 100 spoken languages and the top 10 of which are spoken by tens of millions of Africans, it is baffling that only 3 are recognised by this microblog. The correct indexing of Africa's most dominant language spoken by more than 100 million people - KiSwahili - and is also the most tweeted according to our analysis, only happened at the beginning of May 2018.

In the midst of all this, Twitter's growth has been in the doll drums since quarter 1 of 2015, according to Statista. Between then and quarter 3 of 2018, the microblog's growth has been a paltry 8%, from 302 million to 326 million. Compare that to Facebook's growth that was 58% - from 1 441 000 to 2 271 000 - for the same period!

During this session we'll explore how Twitter can partly unlock the sluggish growth by indexing additional African indigenous languages. This will be backed by stats and facts, using Facebook as a benchmark.

Speakers
avatar for Nkiruka Ilewi

Nkiruka Ilewi

CEO, DeepOcean Consults
Nkiruka Ilewi is an Entrepreneur, a consultant, coach, Mentor, User experience Designer, Women’s empowerment Advocate.She is the CEO of DeepOcean Consults, a company that integrates technology based solutions into client business processes. Providing the latest web technology, internet... Read More →
avatar for Kelechi Iwuagwu

Kelechi Iwuagwu

Chief Strategist, PRagmatized
Kelechi is said to be a 'lazy Nigerian Youth', an activist, a trained broadcaster, a graduate of Mathematics from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and a Public Relations enthusiast. He goes by the popular sobriquet “PRagmatic” and is generally recognized for saying... Read More →
avatar for Abdulbaqi Jari

Abdulbaqi Jari

President, Cultural and Social Re-orientation Front
President CASREF, Poet, Journalist, Photographer and content editor and manager.
avatar for Bra Willy

Bra Willy

CEO, eNitiate Integrated Solutions
I am the founder of eNitiate, a Pan-African content marketing company that assists brands to develop and grow a sustainable digital footprint based on relevancy, contagion and call-to-action. Analytics Enthusiast | Digital Strategist | Eternal student


Thursday February 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Masterclass Suite

4:30pm

Story Story: Read A Book & Spend More Time Offline
Limited Capacity seats available

What type of stories do you like to read? When was the last time time you unplugged to enjoy the benefits of a good book? Join us for Story Story: Read A Book & Spend More Time Offline and scratch a title off of your reading list! Find a unique selection of reading materials to help you zen out and enjoy more time offline. 

Thursday February 7, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

5:00pm

All Access! A Behind The Scenes, No-Holds-Barred Look At Fashion Week Across Africa
There are more and more fashion weeks across the continent and with the recent formation of the Africa Fashion Federation, this panel discussion will explore the growth of Lagos Fashion Week and the emergence of other fashion weeks across the continent.

We'll ask how Fashion Week has impacted the fashion industry in Africa, what opportunities and value they bring and explore the criticisms of those who say the phenomenon is elitist and cliquey. We'll unpack how social media helps to raise the profile of contemporary African style and enables host countries to connect with one another.

Thursday February 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage

5:30pm

The Lagos Go-Slow Economy: What Research & Data Can Tell Us About Trade & Opportunities
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Lagos traffic hawkers are many things to many people: For some, they bring the market and products closer to consumers, an epitome of convenience. Others view them as nuisance who shouldn t be on the road. Some say they constitute road hazards, treading dangerously on the path of death. The Lagos State Government on the other hand, tolerates them for the sake of public opinion, but is genuinely concerned that they constitute an eyesore in relation to the kind of squeaky clean and modern image they want for the city.

The Lagos Go-Slow Economy: What Research & Data Can Tell Us About Trade & Opportunities will unpack the Lagos Go-Slow Economy. What do data from research and insights reveal as the real story and narrative in this vibrant yet controversial economy?

This discussion will share lessons from the go-slow economy on how brands can get closer to consumers and in the process help put people to work.

Speakers
avatar for Lanre Ekemode

Lanre Ekemode

PR & Research Executive, Modion Communications
Lanre currently works as a PR and Research Executive with one of Nigeria's fastest growing Marketing Communications Agency, Modion Communications. Her experience spans across PR strategy, Research, Content development and copywriting. The internet, old books and peppered rice are... Read More →
avatar for Dolapo Akinola-Omojola

Dolapo Akinola-Omojola

Managing Partner, MMonitor Consulting
Dolapo is a strategic insights specialist with experience and professional competence in consumer, marketing and social research tools. She has substantial on the ground experience in designing and conducting research across five African markets; Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon... Read More →
avatar for Odion Aleobua

Odion Aleobua

CEO, Modion Communications
I am a communications strategist, passionate about creating change and breaking new grounds. Founder, Modion Communications (an integrated PR firm) and InsideMainland.com - an online community media platform, dedicated to reporting goings-on in Lagos Mainland - the city's host to... Read More →
avatar for Tunji Andrews

Tunji Andrews

Lead Economist, Time, Trade & Commodities
Tunji Andrews is the Lead Economist at Time, Trade and Commodities (TTAC), Africa and the European Union consultant in Nigeria under the EU SUFEGOR project. He is a financial literacy advocate, Macro-Economics thought leader and a renowned media personality.He was a member of the... Read More →
avatar for JJ. Omojuwa

JJ. Omojuwa

Public Speaker / Blogger, Omojuwa.com
I am interested in conversations around Governance | Politics | Policies | Digital Media | Culture | Africans x Nigerians
avatar for Akintunde Oyebode

Akintunde Oyebode

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


Thursday February 7, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Studio Suite

5:45pm

Work Free! A Guide To Freelancing In The New Economy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you recently out of a job and exploring options?
Do you have technical skills but have no idea how to monetize your skills?
Are you fresh out of College or NYSC and serious about becoming a productive, problem-solving, income earner?

Participate in the Work Free! A Guide To Freelancing In The New Economy Masterclass and come away with practical advice, life hacks, tools, and tangible next steps to earning an income as a freelance worker.

Speakers
avatar for Simi Lawoyin

Simi Lawoyin

Learning Design Expert
I am passionate about human capacity development and education. Having managed a portfolio of capacity development projects, including ReadySetWork and CodeLagos, and as Founder of JASS Academy (a bootcamp developing young people for jobs of the new economy), I am convinced that we... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Masterclass Suite
 
Friday, February 8
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Friday February 8, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

6:00am

GIGM Mainland Yaba - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru... Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Mobil Filling Station, Sabo Yaba. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Friday February 8, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

8:30am

Rise & Shine...Affirmations
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the fundamentals of meditations to be in a relaxed, calm and tranquil state of being. To let go of your worries, release stress and acknowledge your thoughts without holding on. Affirmations are going to help you with all of these and much more, including focus, concentration and even dedication to your practice.

Speakers
avatar for P.J. Okocha

P.J. Okocha

Co- Founder, PS Nutrac Agriculture
PS Nutraceuticals aims to use technology as a tool to eliminate the challenges the Agriculture sector faces. Aeroponics, is one of the most recent agricultural technologies. Plants can be planted in the air without soil and applying minimal water usage. Speed of growth is increased... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:00am

The Art Of Storytelling
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A good story lives forever. Every good story understands storytelling to be more than just an activity but an art. This masterclass will feature expert storytellers as they share their secrets to reaching more audiences across all age barriers while making impact through their stories.

The Art Of Storytelling will:
  • shape the audience ideas into compelling and well-structured narratives and complex story worlds
  • teach attendants on how to create cohesive user experiences across different platforms
  • teach on how to evaluate existing and emerging technologies to share your story with the world, and how to help your audience participate in the larger story world

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Ighorodje

Xavier Ighorodje

Principal Creative Officer, Ogbonor
avatar for Chekwube Okonkwo

Chekwube Okonkwo

Art Director, Magic Carpet Studios
An art director with the passion to express my perceptions of life in forms and ways that would communicate the right emotions of people and the society.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite

9:30am

FirstBank Ideas Challenge
This year, FirstBank commemorates it's 125th Anniversary and as an enduring brand, we are committed to supporting a community of innovators and visionaries to shape the future with ideas. So join us as we build for the next 125 years!

Friday February 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Experience Stage

9:30am

The Power Of Capsule Groups For Women In The Media
Limited Capacity seats available

The Power of Capsule Groups for Women in the Media discussion will explore the strategic creation of tribes and capsule groups to advance career, ideas and campaigns. The panel conversation will dig into how women like Rosa Parks (and other public figures) made a difference in the American Civil Rights Movement and how that concept can be replicated today.

Attendees will have a fresh understanding of how communities and tribes are built, the careful concept of lobbying and how to effect change all through capsule groups on media platforms. They will also understand how to combine online and offline engagement to create a movement.

Speakers
avatar for Banke Alawaye

Banke Alawaye

Principal Consultant, Innovative Solutions
Management Consultant and Digital Strategist with experience in social impact projects and applying mobile solutions to development problems. I’m also an experienced Program Manager with extensive experience in managing projects across East & West Africa. Principal Consultant, Innovative... Read More →
avatar for Ebun Feludu

Ebun Feludu

Principal Partner, Plug Media
Chief Creative Officer- Plug Media Ltd
avatar for Kemi Ogunleye

Kemi Ogunleye

Brand/Communications Consultant, ICE OmniMedia Ltd
Brand strategist. Media maven. Wordsmith. Critical thinker. Voracious reader. Eternal optimist. Follow me as I follow Christ.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Studio Suite

9:30am

African Women Changing The Sexist Poverty Narrative
Limited Capacity seats available

Poverty is Sexist. The African woman is a powerful force of nature during times of prosperity and takes the worse heat during times of economic hardships and survival.

How can African women live the best version of their lives on their own terms? How can African women be supported in leadership roles in business, governance and politics to manifest lasting social and economic change on the African continent? During this session we will discuss the importance of walking in purpose, how to grow a passion into a thriving and profitable businesses and how African Women can (and are) changing the sexist poverty narrative in Africa. Learn: How to find and brand your voice How and what channels exist to grow your voice into thriving and profitable businesses. Systemic goal setting aimed at helping you become financially independent year in year out.

Speakers
avatar for Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni

Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni

Director General, The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agricultur
Director-General, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture
avatar for Mmanti Umoh

Mmanti Umoh

Lead, Management Consultant, The PurplePatch Consults | TEENNATION
Chair, Council-Future-Plan for Nigeria - the foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking to shape a sustainable and inclusive future for all. Mmanti is a public policy professional and Management Consultant with broad experience across the... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Speakeasy Suite

9:30am

Mindful Colouring
Limited Capacity seats available

Colour yourself to calm! Research suggests that mindful colouring, as with meditation and art therapy, can provide numerous benefits for all ages. Along with providing a much-needed break and the chance to relax and refocus, it can:

  • Help lift your mood, decrease anxiety and stress
  • Encourage positive, relaxation-based coping mechanisms 
  • Distract from negative thoughts

Colouring can be a simple, straight-forward way to introduce the benefits of mindfulness as part of your daily routine. Mindful colouring is therapy for stress and anxiety... If you still have not tried it, join this hands on workshop and experience the bliss for yourself!

Speakers
avatar for Oyindamola Fakeye

Oyindamola Fakeye

Learning & Participation Producer, Sound Mind Africa / VAN Lagos
I facilitate and create experiential art, events, workshops and resources within the Art & Health space.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

10:45am

Understanding Autism Through Technology: My Asd Story
Limited Capacity seats available

Understanding Autism Through Technology: My ASD Story is a impactful session where persons on the Autism Spectrum Disorder will share their lives with the audience in a bid to reiterate the need for acceptance and understanding. This session will include a tutorial on how to use social media platforms to tell your own health story.

Speakers
avatar for Solape Azazi

Solape Azazi

Executive Director, Cradle Lounge
Solape Azazi is the Executive Director & Founder of Cradle Lounge, a holiday club for children between the ages of 2-8, where they explore their creativity through arts & craft.She is a wife and mother of 2 boys, one of who was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 3.Because little is... Read More →
avatar for Toks Bakare

Toks Bakare

Executive Director, Asktoks.com
Toks Bakare is an international behaviour analyst who has over a decade of experience in the field of developmental psychology. She is an independent specialist consultant, providing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) services to children with autism, other pervasive developmental disorders... Read More →
avatar for Ijeoma Ugwu

Ijeoma Ugwu

Food Scientist, Brainfoods for Guts and Psychology
Ijeoma Ugwu is a Food Scientist cum Nutritionist. Founder Brainfoods for Guts and Psychology. She is passionate about nutrition as a tool for management of chronic illnesses. She doubles as a nutritional therapist and health food creator producing gluten free foods. She advocates... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Masterclass Suite

11:00am

Can The Internet Save Women?
Through social media, women around the world are using their voice to stand up for themselves. From #Bringbackourgirls to #metoo, do these hashtags drive awareness or are they noise? What impact does the internet have on social issues like gender inequality?

Speakers
avatar for Aderonke Adeola

Aderonke Adeola

Writer/Producer, Awani
Aderonke Adeola is the writer, director and producer. She is a freelance writer for the Guardian and Thisday, her writing covers art, culture, interviews and gender. As a filmmaker, she has worked on projects for RedTV and worked on the award winning film Half of a Yellow Sun. She... Read More →
avatar for Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

CEO, Rise Networks
Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, named by Forbes as one of the 20 most Powerful Young Women in Africa is a Social Entrepreneur whose work is at the Intersection of Entrepreneurship, Youth Education/Development and Public Leadership. She is the Founder / CEO of RISE NETWORKS, Nigeria’s leading... Read More →
avatar for Aisha Augie Kuta

Aisha Augie Kuta

Special Assistant, Kebbi State
Kebbi State
avatar for Affiong Williams

Affiong Williams

Founder/CEO, Reel Fruit
Reel Fruit
avatar for jewel marie bush

jewel marie bush

National Director of Communications, GirlTrek
jewel bush is an award-winning journalist and communications strategist with more than 18 years of experience. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Times-Picayune, The (Houma) Courier, Uptown Messenger and Next City. She has won numerous awards including distinctions... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Experience Stage

11:00am

Disrupting For Inclusion – Changing The Game Of Money In Africa
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Nigeria is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with about 40 million micro, small and medium-sized businesses across the country, contributing to about 48% of the country s GDP.

It is surprising, however, that Nigeria remains one of the most underbanked countries in the world. As at June 2018, about 37% of Nigeria s adult population (ca. 50m people) had no access to financial services or credit, according to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The fin-tech sector in Nigeria is fast growing and the opportunities are endless with the potential to redefine the financial landscape in years to come.
 
Join this session to learn how players in the fin-tech space are leveraging technology and innovation to drive financial inclusion across Africa.

Speakers
avatar for Owen Odia

Owen Odia

Country Manager, LUNO
Owen is the Country Manager for Luno Nigeria, she previously worked in Zenith bank as the Mobile Payment Lead.People can talk to me about Mobile money and Cryptocurrencies adoption in Nigeria.
avatar for Khadijah Abu

Khadijah Abu

Paystack, Product Partnerships Lead
Product Manager, Payments Enthusiast
avatar for Apekhade Idogho

Apekhade Idogho

Renmoney, Chief Marketing Officer
Marketing | Growth Strategy | Customer Experience | Innovation | Product Development


Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Studio Suite

11:00am

The Urban Plus Size Woman
Limited Capacity seats available

Society has for a very long time fed off our self doubt and body concerns while plus sized people in particular are often targeted online for ridicule.

The Urban Plus Size Woman is a session which will cover how plus sized woman can stay confident on and offline, boost their self esteem, and practice self love while reminding everyone that size shouldn't invalidate dreams or create barriers for professional and personal success.

Panelist will discuss health, fitness, fashion and lifestyle for plus sized professional women in the digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Lateefah Hassan

Lateefah Hassan

Co Founder, Pop Up Curve
avatar for Temitope Akintola

Temitope Akintola

Founder, The Urban Plus Life
avatar for Ify Anadu

Ify Anadu

Health/Fitness Blogger, I am Fit to be Me
I am Fit to be Me


Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Speakeasy Suite

11:00am

Story Story: Read A Book & Spend More Time Offline
Limited Capacity seats available

What type of stories do you like to read? When was the last time time you unplugged to enjoy the benefits of a good book? Join us for Story Story: Read A Book & Spend More Time Offline and scratch a title off of your reading list! Find a unique selection of reading materials to help you zen out and enjoy more time offline.

Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

12:00pm

Monetizing A Hobby
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Monetizing A Hobby will cover how to build a small audience from your circle and how to start generating income from your hobbies and interests. Attendees will explore several ways to crystallize hazy ideas and turn them into viable concepts.

This session will use real case studies and practical group discussion and exercises to help refine attendees' ideas and possibly launch them into a new phase of development.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Eteimo

Tamara Eteimo

Actor & Movie Producer, Tamara Eteimo Productions
I take life as it comes and also make the most of it.
avatar for Promise O'nali

Promise O'nali

Artist, Promium
The art of O'nali Promise has gone through various stages of incubation; these periods of his creative synthesis have been necessary catalysts for the wide audience and acceptance his works have came to receive. During the formative years of his life, Promise was always driven by... Read More →
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Ugochukwu Onukwubiri

Fashion Designer, 1407
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Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
NXT Workshop

12:00pm

360 Documentary Screening: In Bakassi
Limited Capacity seats available

Imisi 3D hosts a screening of In Bakassi the first Nigerian made 360 documentary shot in an IDP camp.

In Bakassi, a film by Joel Kachi Benson debuted at the Cairo International Film Festival as the first Nigerian VR film to screen at an international film festival.

Speakers
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Judith Okonkwo

Founder, Imisi 3D
Judith Okonkwo was born in London and grew up in Austria, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Indonesia and Japan. She is a Technology Evangelist and Business Psychologist. In 2014, she moved to Lagos, Nigeria and spent a year helping Chan Zuckerberg Initiative investee &ela set up. She sits on... Read More →
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Joel Benson

Craetive Director, JB Multimedia Studios/360VR Stories
Joel Benson is the founder and Creative Director at JB Multimedia Studios Lagos based independent production company committed to the very best local content, presented, as it has never been seen before. Primarily focused on documentaries and short films, we also work with clients... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet Up Lounge

12:00pm

Big Data, You & The Future
Limited Capacity seats available

This event is part of #SMWEXPLORE, a series of cool, independently produced SMW events happening off-campus and around town. Get out and explore Lagos! 

Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data both structured and unstructured that inundates an individual's or Organization's activities on a day-to-day basis. But it s not the amount of data that s important. It s what is done with the data that matters.

Given the above information, we have come to realize the importance of Data in general. From the amount of value Companies like Google, Facebook and the likes place, on these Data, its importance cannot be overlooked.

During this event, we will cover the importance the data we make available on the internet; how these data can be used for various purposes and technological advancements like Credit/Reputation Scoring, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytical purposes, e.t.c.

Experts who have substantial experience with the tools associated with Big Data such as Data   Scientists, PYTHON programmers e.t.c, will share their various views on the past, present and future of Big Data.

Venue
Bincom Dev Center
5, Ajayi street, Onike, Yaba, Lagos.
Gate Fee: Free
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.bincom.net


Speakers
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Mudiaga Ogboru

Product Owner, Social Lender
Mudiaga is the current Product Owner at Social Lender. Mudi as he is fondly called has passion for innovation, Social entrepreneurship, using data analytics and strategic communication to achieve defined business goals.His experience spans across Tech companies including Bincom ICT... Read More →
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Bade Adesemowo

Co Founder, Social Lender
A graduate of Electrical Engineering, Adesemowo Oyebade has over 17 years experience in Software Design and Application Development.He is an ICT Consultant and has been involved in Software, Mobile and Web Application Development in various capacities including Lead Developer, Quality... Read More →
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Nnaemeka Nwosu

Project Manager, Bincom ICT Solutions
Experienced Associate Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.
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Osahon Ohomina

Project Manager, Bincom ICT Solutions


Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
SMW Explore

12:30pm

Potential For Growth: Digital Sports In Africa
Limited Capacity seats available

Sporting events across the world are evolving into greater entertainment attractions with digital sports content already outperforming traditional broadcasts, and fans being provided with increased opportunities to demand, dictate and participate. With predictions that technology will largely change sports experiences for everyone very soon, how will Africa adapt to this evolution?

Potential For Growth: Digital Sports In Africa is an important conversation which explores recent successful trends and the untapped potential of social media engagement for digital sports across Africa.

Expert Panelist will discuss:
  1. Methods of building following and engagement with fans as seen recently with the Italian club AS Roma and their Naija Twitter partnership.
  2. Successes from digital marketing trends e.g Nike Super Eagles World Cup jersey sale and how they happened.
  3.  Exploring the use of digital sports as a commercial opportunity for sponsors.
  4. Visibility for stakeholders
  5. Growth of sports video content for Journalists, media and influencers
  6. Need for technology as a crucial tool for development, as simple as a website to ticketing.

Moderators
avatar for Debola Adebanjo

Debola Adebanjo

Journalist, BBC
I am a Journalist working with the BBC covering Sports in Africa. I'm keen on digital and tech and how they influence content, broadcasting and Sports. Also, there is a chance you will always catch me talking about the next big podcast idea.

Speakers
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Abiola Kazeem

CEO, Elev8 Sports & Entertainment
'Biola Kazeem is a sports media and marketing professional with vast experience in creating, managing and marketing sports properties and assets, ensuring that they deliver social and economic value for clients and consumers.His interest in using sports to create equity and leverage... Read More →
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Telema Davies

Head of Product Innovation, TWOREPORT LIMITED
Ideas rule the world; but data helps shape the facts in our world. This is my world and the world I'd like to share with the connected community around me. Either private and/or professional, my world is shaped by evidence-based insights. Let's talk sports, entertainment and tech... Read More →
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Latifat Adebayo Ohio

Sport Journalist, Making Of Champions
Latifat Adebayo is a Sports Journalist, Sports Content producer.Phatill as she's popularly known is passionate about the creative use of social media in creating unique sports content.
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Michael Okeje

Growth Editor, West Africa, BBC
A growth hacker for the newsroom. I work with journalists to grow audiences to their platforms.
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Colin Udoh

Regional Digital Editor, West Africa, Kwese Sports
Colin Udoh is a Nigerian journalist and sports television presenter.


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Studio Suite

1:00pm

Know Your Teas
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you love tea that tastes amazing? Do you love feeling awesome? Perfect this is the workshop for you. Learn about the wide palette of herbs and spices available locally and how they can transform your health. Taste, smell and mix your way to a perfect tea blend for you! Learn about individual herbs and explore ways to combine them to craft the perfect cup of tea to fit your mood and taste buds.

Know Your Teas is a tea appreciation and brewing workshop where you will learn to appreciate delicate flavors and understand which tea works best for you.

Speakers
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Faridah Kekere-Ekun

Founder/CEO, Sari Herbal Living™
Sari Herbal Living™ was established in January 2018 in order to provide easy access to beneficial herbs through a range of products made in Nigeria, starting with handcrafted African herbal teas. I function as the company's CEO in charge of day-to-day team operations and ensuring... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:30pm

Preparing For Your Wealth Journey
If you are young, you will need to start thinking about your career and financial future. We would like to help with that.
This applies whether you are just starting out in your career, or you have a leg up on the employment.

Come and join Dr. Dipo Awojide (@OgbeniDipo on Twitter), as we discuss some of the basics of preparing yourself for a consistent career and managing the rewards that come along for a lifetime of gains.

We look forward to you joining us.

PS: There might be a surprise appearance.

Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Innovation Stage

1:30pm

The Future Of Africa's Creative Economy: Beyond The Folktales
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

When you think of the creative economy in Africa, at first glance, the rich history and splendor of the arts, music and entertainment sectors continue to dominate the space. While these sectors continue to bring in the top dollars, the continent needs to posture for the future and break into the highly lucrative sub-genre of fantasy fiction. Let's take an example of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is one of the leaders in this space, they have grossed over $12bn since the release of the first film from its stable in 2008 (Iron MAN). Ironically the MCU title with the largest sales is Black Panther with a plot and theme centered around a fictional African country (Wakanda) and it grossed just over $700mn at the box office. This speaks to the latent global demand for original fictional content from the continent be it comic books, short films, TV and digital series. While Africa has a plethora of untold stories, some writers are already blazing the trail and setting a benchmark for the global acceptance of the African Fantasy Fiction Genre. Tomi Adeyemi ( Children of the blood and bone), Nnedi Okorafor (Binti), Tochi Onyebuchi ( Beasts Made of Night). Move over Game of Thrones these African titles and more coming.

Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AfricaNXT Stage

2:30pm

The Digital Woman: Creating Aware, Safe, & Empowered Citizens
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

2018 can easily be named the year of The Woman . Across the world, both social and traditional media buzzed with several incidents breaking down gender stereotypes and cultures as well as women finding their voices. In 2017, hashtags like #Metoo birthed a new dimension in advocacy that women are replicating across matters that concern them, and state and non-state actors are increasingly demonstrating an understanding of creating spaces for equity.
The question is, how do we prepare women to lead in this rapidly-changing world? How do we strengthen their voices and actualise their aspirations?

With technology as its central theme, our potpourri style event walks through the deployment of technology in the business, advocacy, and politics. We invite women at all stages of their careers (students, entrepreneurs, employees or employers of labour) to join us for a truly enlightening, no-holds-barred conversation.

Are you a woman? A business owner or thinking about starting a business? Are you in search of a community of support for all things technological? DO you need to build skills around digital marketing in its entirety? Interested in making new friends? This class is for you!

Attendees will:
  1. Gain a rounded understanding of how technology can be deployed across politics, advocacy, security, and business in 2019.
  2. Provide a live training session for integrating several digital marketing techniques.
  3.  Explore storytelling via successful practitioners and its importance in amplifying advocacy concerns.
  4.  Build new networks, access fabulous merchandise, and win fantastic gifts .

Friday February 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite

2:30pm

Tales From The Field: Sharing Our Side Hustle Experiences
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

It is now the norm for people to have a side hustle whilst holding a full time job. The reason for this ranges from the need to supplement ones income either to meet basic needs or fund a desired lifestyle, or even as an opportunity to find expression for interests and hobbies with a view to making additional income. Side hustlers often find out that the challenges they face are somewhat different from those that full time entrepreneurs face and they wonder how to surmount the challenges.

"Tales From The Field: Sharing Our Side Hustle Experiences" will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn all about the side hustle life from people who have started various side hustles and are already earning income from them. This event is targeted at employees who have side hustles, employees who have ideas/ hobbies/ interests they would like to profit from, and also people who have absolutely no idea about starting a side hustle but would love to start one.

Overall, attendees interacting with each other will find out that the journey towards building a side hustle can be made smoother by identifying the community of people who they can turn to when they need support and ultimately learn to share their own stories to encourage other people.

The meetup will be very interactive drawing from everyone's experiences. Attendees will learn how to:
  • Juggle various responsibilities whilst managing a side hustle
  • Use social media and the internet to enhance their side hustles
  • Develop the skills required in managing side hustles
  • Identify pitfalls and challenges that come with side hustling and strategies to adopt in surmounting them
  • Network with other attendees for mutual gain

Speakers
avatar for Gbubemi Atimomo

Gbubemi Atimomo

Founder, SideHustleNG
Gbubemi is a Human Resource & Business Consultant with career experiences spanning various roles in not for profit, consulting, investment banking, and enterprise development sectors. He is the founder of SideHustleNG, an entrepreneurship advocacy initiative launched to provide advice... Read More →
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Usman Imanah

Corporate Communications Manager, Stanbic IBTC Holdings
Usman is an Experienced Corporate Communications Professional with special interest in Brand Management, Media & Public Relations, Integrated Marketing Communication, New Media & Stakeholder Management. He is a prolific writer, amazing orator and an inspiring lover of God. He is currently... Read More →
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Folasade Ogunwale

Founder & CEO, Carissas Clothings
Folasade is the Founder and CEO of Carissas Clothings, a women's fashion house. Prior to starting her business, she had worked in Customer Service and Sales roles within Zenith Bank Plc for over twelve years. She started her business as a hobby ten years ago, selling clothes to her... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet Up Lounge

2:30pm

#LAUNCHEDINAFRICA Pitch Fest Co-Hosted By Stanbic IBTC
#LaunchedInAfrica is a platform for African led early-stage startups to showcase products and services that are disrupting industries across the continent. #LaunchInAfrica Pitch Fest will feature incredible startup pitches, investors, networking, food and drinks!

Speakers
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justus Inspire Oseuno

CEO, Crowdpol
Justus Inspire Oseuno is the Co-founder of Crowdpol, a digital platform that makes it easy for people to connect, mobilize and take action thatpromote good governance in real time. As a civic tech startup, our mission is to make governance more open and inclusive.Over the past 6 years... Read More →
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Patrice Arukwe

Co-Founder, CityBud
Patrice Arukwe is the Co-founder of CityBud, a social lifestyle application package launched in 2018 that offers users the ability to discover/experience quality events and service locations (restaurants, clubs, lounges, cafes, gyms, spas, parks etc.) safely and interactively in one... Read More →
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Ehiaghe Aigiomawu

Chief Technology Officer, Vesicash Innovative Technologies
Ehi is the CTO and Co-founder of Vesicash Innovative Technologies - an instant digital escrow service provider that ensures everyone anywhere transact in total confidence without the fear of being defrauded. She is an expert in creating amazing software products that impact and solves... Read More →
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Dr Charles Akhimien

Co-founder, MOBicure
Dr Charles Immanuel Akhimien is the Co-founder of MOBicure, the digital health company behind the myPaddi App. Charles is a medical doctor & innovator. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow, UN SDG Young Leader & UN SDG Pioneer. He's also a One Young World Ambassador & 2018 JCI Nigeria... Read More →
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Elohor Thomas

CEO, CodeLn
Elohor is the CEO and Co-founder of CodeLn, an online Technical Recruitment Platform that helps Companies seamlessly recruit skilled Programmers. She has trained over 500 people on Software Development where she noted the problem of unemployment and underemployment amongst Programmers... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Innovation Stage

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

To build a meditation practice, you need to be deliberate and consistent. So we want to challenge you to start today! We challenge you to commit to a five day challenge... Join us in the #OFFLINE Wellness Space over the next five days for 10 minutes of meditation.

Speakers
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P.J. Okocha

Co- Founder, PS Nutrac Agriculture
PS Nutraceuticals aims to use technology as a tool to eliminate the challenges the Agriculture sector faces. Aeroponics, is one of the most recent agricultural technologies. Plants can be planted in the air without soil and applying minimal water usage. Speed of growth is increased... Read More →
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Oyindamola Fakeye

Learning & Participation Producer, Sound Mind Africa / VAN Lagos
I facilitate and create experiential art, events, workshops and resources within the Art & Health space.
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Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
Kemi is the founder and lead therapist with Spa Pampering At Home. She is a graduate with a B.Sc (Hons), has an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy certified Massage instructor and Aromatherapist. She is committed to touch as a low tech solution for world peace.
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Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
To find yourself through the art of yoga is truly a magical experience. I started my yoga journey in 2013 and got certified a year ago (RYT 200), and on this path, I found my true home – the home within. Yoga taught me how to connect with my inner-self and empower my mind through... Read More →
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Sandra Patrick

Founder, Yoga Club Lagos, Breathe Studio
Sandra Patrick, Founder of Yoga Club Lagos and Co-Founder Breathe Studio, the first community centered Yoga studio in Lagos.Sandra has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship.Sandra got her yoga teaching certification... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

4:00pm

State Of The Period
Limited Capacity seats available

We invite you to attend State Of The Period, a panel discussion with local experts who will talk about Responsible Tourism, menstrual hygiene management and what we can do to ensure every woman and girl can manage her menstruation in a hygienic way wherever she is in privacy, safety and with dignity using technology.

The purpose of this session is to move from research to action, and to demonstrate innovative, sustainable and scalable models to address the needs of adolescent girls and women. This discussion will gather Menstrual Hygiene Advocates using Social Media to assist their communities.

During this session Padman Africa will be unveiling Africa s first digital PadBank that focuses on creating a robust self-sustaining system that serves as a bridge to solve the identified problem through the support of donors, volunteers, celebrities and women in need.

Speakers
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Busayo Tomori

Chief Commercial Officer, Padman Africa
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Kelechi Okoro

Executive Director, Heal for Africa Initiative
Kelechi Okoro, is a medical doctor who does a lot of work beyond the walls of the hospital. She is a public health enthusiast, health communicator, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Advocate, humanitarian and content creator.Shei is the convener of the "Healthertainer" brand... Read More →
avatar for Mohammed Abdullahi

Mohammed Abdullahi

Principal PR & Media Consultant, TOPCOMM PR Concept & Events
Public Relations. Media Relations. Travels. Stakeholder Relations. Tourism.
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Oluwatobi Aigbogun

Co- Founder, Social Good Lagos
Popularly known as "The Guy Behind the Scene", Oluwatobi is a New Media Specialist, Business Development Specialist, Girl Child Education Advocate, Visionary Member of the Global Citizen Foundation and a Certified Diplomat. He is the Co-founder of a United Nations backed Social Enterprise... Read More →
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Tina Chidimma Nwanya

Senior Tour Consultant, Njetours Ltd
A travel consultant. South Africa specialist and Dubai expert. I would welcome discussion on travels. Destination to visit. Visa guidance and tourism
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Rhoda Robinson

Director, Gender and Development, Hacey Health Initiative
Rhoda is a Gender expert with over 9 years’ experience working with women and girls in under-served communities on interventions and policy advocacy on issues ranging from sexual and reproductive health, human rights, maternal health to economic empowerment. She served on the Department... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Studio Suite

4:00pm

The Realities Of Music Consumpiton In Nigeria: Is Social Media A Vehicle For Piracy?
This event is part of #SMWEXPLORE, a series of cool, independently produced SMW events happening off-campus and around town. Get out and explore Lagos! 

Are Nigerians Actually Buying Music or Just Making Noise on Social Media?
- Do the 'likes' translate into 'buys'?
- Have streaming and music sales gained viable traction in the Nigerian Market recently?
- Integration of Micropayments to Local Streaming Services and Social Media Platforms
- What can be done to increase the volume of music sales using social media?

During this session we will explore:
- How social media can be used as a vehicle for legitimate music consumption
- Steps towards controlling piracy on social media
- New ways to increase the volume of music sales using social media
- An Effective social media strategy for a growing musician

Venue
The FreeMe Space
16A Nike Art Gallery Road
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.freemedigital.com

Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
SMW Explore

4:30pm

Meditation For Sleep & Stress Relief
Limited Capacity seats available

You deserve a truly restful night sleep, and this can be achieved with the help of the right guiding voice, matched with the perfect soothing music and whiff of aromatherapy. Experience this guided meditation laying down in full shavasana pose.

Speakers
avatar for Iwo Akinyoyenu

Iwo Akinyoyenu

Founder, Fit Fab And Alive
Transformation Professional - Women's Fitness Specialist, Yoga teacher, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant.I help women rock a beautiful body they deserve at any stage - engaged, pregnant, nursing or done with child birth. You enjoy your dream body (whatever your goals are) while living... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

6:00pm

#SMWLAGOS Grand Closing Powered By Gulder
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we close out an EPIC week in grand style!


Friday February 8, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage
 

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