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Monday, February 4
 

6:00am CET

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 CET
SMW Explore
  Shuttle

6:00am CET

GIGM Mainland Yaba - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 CET
SMW Explore
  Shuttle

11:00am CET

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

HSE Professional, Ulomka Multi Solutions Ltd
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. She also... Read More →
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 CET
Experience Stage
  Panel

12:00pm CET

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 CET
NXT Pop Up
  Multi-Format

12:00pm CET

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 CET
Meet Up Lounge
  Meetup

1:00pm CET

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

Sound engineer, str8buttah productions


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

2:30pm CET

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

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


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

3:00pm CET

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 CET
NXT Pop Up
  Networking & Parties

4:00pm CET

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 →
avatar for Taryn Finley

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 CET
Innovation Stage
  Panel

4:00pm CET

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 →
avatar for Uche Ajene

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 →
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 →


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

4:30pm CET

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 Yoga Club Lagos

Yoga Club Lagos

Founder & Yoga Coach, Yoga Club Lagos x Sandra Patrick
Sandra Patrick, (Founder of Yoga Club) has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship. Sandra got her yoga teaching certification while still in corporate, and started teaching full time 5 years ago. Her yoga... Read More →


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

6:00am CET

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 CET
SMW Explore
  Shuttle

6:00am CET

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 CET
SMW Explore
  Shuttle

9:30am CET

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

Chief Creative Officer, Mahill Foods Nigeria Limited
avatar for Hanifat Ibikunle

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
avatar for Princess Odiakosa

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 CET
OFFLINE Wellness Studio
  Panel

11:00am CET

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

Co-Founder, 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 CET
Innovation Stage
  Panel

11:00am CET

#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 CET
Experience Stage
  Talk

11:00am CET

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 Yoga Club Lagos

Yoga Club Lagos

Founder & Yoga Coach, Yoga Club Lagos x Sandra Patrick
Sandra Patrick, (Founder of Yoga Club) has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship. Sandra got her yoga teaching certification while still in corporate, and started teaching full time 5 years ago. Her yoga... Read More →


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

12:00pm CET

Mentor Power Hour: How You Can Stand Out + Make An Impact In Your Career & Business
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 CET
Meet Up Lounge
  Meetup

12:00pm CET

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 CET
NXT Pop Up
  Multi-Format

1:00pm CET

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

Founder, 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 a career in advertising and digital media... Read More →


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

1:00pm CET

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 CET
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

2:00pm CET

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 Uwaje Begho

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.
A seasoned Information Technology professional with over 15 years of industry experience in Africa’s largest emerging economy with a deep purpose and focus on bridging the digital divide and transforming Africaby harnessing the benefits of digital.Currently CEO of Future Software... Read More →


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

2:15pm CET

Creating Compelling Stories: The Legit Way
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 CET
Masterclass Suite
  Masterclass

2:30pm CET

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 →
avatar for Deji Ajomale-McWord

Deji Ajomale-McWord

CEO,, African Sports Tourism Week


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

4:00pm CET

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 CET
Experience Stage
  Panel

4:00pm CET

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

Product Manager, Mecury
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.
avatar for Bukola Shobowale

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 CET
Studio Suite
  Panel

4:00pm CET

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 CET
Masterclass Suite
  Masterclass

4:00pm CET

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 Marketing Lead, Betacar.ng
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 CET
NXT Pop Up
  Multi-Format

5:30pm CET

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 CET
NXT Lit Lab
  Round Table

5:45pm CET

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

Lead Experience Designer, TVP Adventures
TVP Adventures is a company focused on designing creative and meaningful travel experiences within Nigeria and Africa. Our mission is to break through African borders and facilitate group, corporate and educational travel experiences that are 'off the beaten path'. From cultural and... Read More →
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 CET
NXT Pop Up
  Panel

7:00pm CET

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 CET
NXT Pop Up
  Meetup
 
Wednesday, February 6
 

8:30am CET

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

Founder, SarahYoga
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 CET
OFFLINE Wellness Studio
  Masterclass

9:30am CET

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, De GoodMan Studios
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 CET
OFFLINE Wellness Studio
  Skillshare Workshop

9:30am CET

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 CET
Meet Up Lounge
  Masterclass

11:00am CET

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 Uwaje Begho

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.
A seasoned Information Technology professional with over 15 years of industry experience in Africa’s largest emerging economy with a deep purpose and focus on bridging the digital divide and transforming Africaby harnessing the benefits of digital.Currently CEO of 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 CET
Experience Stage
  Panel

11:00am CET

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

OAP, The Beat99.9 FM

Speakers
avatar for Oye Akideinde

Oye Akideinde

GM,Music Services, MTN Music
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 CET
Innovation Stage
  Panel

12:00pm CET

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 CET
AfricaNXT Stage
  Talk

12:30pm CET

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

Head of Marketing, 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 CET
Innovation Stage
  Panel

12:30pm CET

Stop Hustling - Living A Life Of Dignity, Steadfastness & Joy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 CET
Studio Suite
  Talk

12:45pm CET

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 CET
NXT Pop Up
  Masterclass

1:00pm CET

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 CET
Experience Stage

1:00pm CET

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 CET
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

2:15pm CET

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 CET
Masterclass Suite

2:30pm CET

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

OAP, The Beat99.9 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 CET
Innovation Stage
  Panel

2:30pm CET

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 CET
NXT Pop Up
  Round Table

2:30pm CET

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 CET
Speakeasy Suite
  Talk

4:00pm CET

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

OAP, The Beat99.9 FM

Speakers
avatar for Wale Davies

Wale Davies

Artiste, SDC/Fatherland
avatar for Bada Akintunde-Johnson

Bada Akintunde-Johnson

Country Manager, ViacomCBS Networks
Big believer in Africa and her people. Living for inspiring young Africans through the power of storytelling through arts and culture. Music, film and football are some of the most potent passion points for driving social change. Lending my voice to amplifying our stories. That's... Read More →
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 CET
Innovation Stage
  Panel

4:00pm CET

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 CET
NXT Pop Up
  Workshop

5:00pm CET

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 CET
AfricaNXT Stage
  Panel

6:30pm CET

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 CET
AfricaNXT Stage
  Networking & Parties
 
Thursday, February 7
 

6:00am CET

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 CET
SMW Explore
  Shuttle

9:30am CET

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

Lead consultant, Brandable Sketches
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 CET
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:30am CET

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 →
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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 →
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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 CET
Innovation Stage
  Panel

11:00am CET

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
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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 CET
Experience Stage
  Panel

12:00pm CET

#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 CET
NXT Pop Up
  Multi-Format

1:00pm CET

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
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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 CET
OFFLINE Wellness Studio
  Meetup

1:30pm CET

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
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Enajite Efemuaye

Managing Editor, Kachifo Nigeria Ltd
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Jude Idada

Screen Writer, The Tenant



Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm CET
AfricaNXT Stage
  Panel

2:30pm CET

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

MD, Lost in Lagos
A Lagosian for the last 12 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 10 years on LostinLagos.com, and... 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 →
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Emeka Okocha

Head Chef, Nothing To Do In Lagos
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 →
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Tosin Oyewole

Project Manager, iGold
‘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 →
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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 CET
Studio Suite

3:30pm CET

#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 CET
NXT Workshop
  Workshop

4:00pm CET

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 →
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Abdulbaqi Jari

President, Cultural and Social Re-orientation Front
President CASREF, Poet, Journalist, Photographer and content editor and manager.
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Bra Willy Seyama

Founder, eNitiate
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 CET
Masterclass Suite
  Panel

5:00pm CET

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 CET
AfricaNXT Stage
  Panel
 
Friday, February 8
 

6:00am CET

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 CET
SMW Explore
  Shuttle

6:00am CET

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 CET
SMW Explore
  Shuttle

9:30am CET

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
I facilitate and create experiential art, events, workshops and resources within the Art & Health space.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am CET
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

12:30pm CET

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
avatar for Abiola Kazeem

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.
avatar for Michael Okeje

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 CET
Studio Suite
  Panel

1:00pm CET

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
avatar for Faridah Kekere-Ekun

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 CET
OFFLINE Wellness Studio
  Masterclass

1:30pm CET

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 CET
Innovation Stage

1:30pm CET

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 CET
AfricaNXT Stage
  Panel

2:30pm CET

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 CET
Studio Suite
  Round Table

6:00pm CET

#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 CET
AfricaNXT Stage
  Networking & Parties
 

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