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Monday, February 4


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.

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Lolade Nwanze

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

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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Dayo Aiyetan

Publisher, CEO, Guardiab Newspapers Limited
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 →
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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


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.

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Chidera Muoka

Editor, Guardian Life, The Guardian Nigeria

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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 →
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Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy

Strategic Media Paternerships-Sub-Saharan Africa, Facebook Africa
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


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.

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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.
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Osagie Alonge

Pulse Africa, Editor-in-Chief
Digital PublishingContent CreationNewsroom Best PracticesMusic Business
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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 →
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Martin Mabutho

MultiChoice Nigeria, Chief Customer Officer
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Soji Ogundoyin

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

Monday February 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Stage
Tuesday, February 5


Vote Stories: Local Insights & Storytelling
Limited Capacity full
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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)

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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


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.

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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


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.

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Jide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Gubernatorial candidate, APC
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Nkem Okacha

Founder of Mama Moni Nigeria, Mama Moni Nigeria
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Jay Alabraba

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

Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, Central Bank of Nigeria

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


Design A Website In 1 Hour With Cregital
Limited Capacity full
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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
Thursday, February 7


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.

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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 →

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


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.

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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 →
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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


Thought Leadership & The Changing Rules Of Content Marketing
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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.


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

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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.
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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 →
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Emilia Asim

Founder, AML
A woman making a difference in content, strategy, development, communications, media, sustainability, CSR, intelligence and production.
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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
Friday, February 8


Disrupting For Inclusion – Changing The Game Of Money In Africa
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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.

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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.
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Khadijah Abu

Paystack, Product Partnerships Lead
Product Manager, Payments Enthusiast
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Apekhade Idogho

Renmoney, Chief Marketing Officer
Marketing | Growth Strategy | Customer Experience | Innovation | Product Development

Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Studio Suite

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