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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


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

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

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

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

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Chiedozie Igweonu

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

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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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Lasisi Elenu (Nosa Afolabi)

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

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

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

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


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


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.

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Lydia T. Blanco

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

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

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


A Tour Of Original Naija With Battabox
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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Taofeeq Oyediran

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

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

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


Leveraging Mobile Photography To Tell Compelling Stories
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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

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


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

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


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.

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Tobi Bakre

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

Creative Director, Ugo Monye Ltd
Founder and Creative Director of Ugo Monye.
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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 →
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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
Experience Stage


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

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Bayo Olupohunda

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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Edirin Edewor

Founder, Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network
Edirin Edewor is a Two-time Amazon bestselling author, Online Publishing Expert and an Authors and Mindset Coach. She is the Founder of Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network (OPEN), an online community that caters to thousands of some of Africa's rising authors and entrepreneurs... Read More →

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Oluwatosin Ajibade

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

Founder, Highly Paid Experts Network
Fondly referred to as The Chief Tribemaster (CTM) Victor Ekpo Bassey is a worldclass Performance Consultant and Master Practioner of NLP.For 20+ years, He has been in the trenches researching the dynamics and structure of influence and working with some of the most influential... Read More →
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John Obidi

Headstart Africa, Founder
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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 →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Studio Suite
Friday, February 8


The Power Of Capsule Groups For Women In The Media
Limited Capacity seats available

The Power of Capsule Groups for Women in the Media discussion will explore the strategic creation of tribes and capsule groups to advance career, ideas and campaigns. The panel conversation will dig into how women like Rosa Parks (and other public figures) made a difference in the American Civil Rights Movement and how that concept can be replicated today.

Attendees will have a fresh understanding of how communities and tribes are built, the careful concept of lobbying and how to effect change all through capsule groups on media platforms. They will also understand how to combine online and offline engagement to create a movement.

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Banke Alawaye

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

Principal Partner, Plug Media
Chief Creative Officer- Plug Media Ltd
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Kemi Ogunleye

Brand/Communications Consultant, ICE OmniMedia Ltd
Brand strategist. Media maven. Wordsmith. Critical thinker. Voracious reader. Eternal optimist. Follow me as I follow Christ.

Friday February 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Studio Suite


Can The Internet Save Women?
Through social media, women around the world are using their voice to stand up for themselves. From #Bringbackourgirls to #metoo, do these hashtags drive awareness or are they noise? What impact does the internet have on social issues like gender inequality?

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Aderonke Adeola

Writer/Producer, Awani
Aderonke Adeola is the writer, director and producer. She is a freelance writer for the Guardian and Thisday, her writing covers art, culture, interviews and gender. As a filmmaker, she has worked on projects for RedTV and worked on the award winning film Half of a Yellow Sun. She... Read More →
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Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

CEO, Rise Networks
Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, named by Forbes as one of the 20 most Powerful Young Women in Africa is a Social Entrepreneur whose work is at the Intersection of Entrepreneurship, Youth Education/Development and Public Leadership. She is the Founder / CEO of RISE NETWORKS, Nigeria’s leading... Read More →
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Aisha Augie Kuta

Special Adviser Digital Communications, Ministry of Finance-BNP
Aisha Augie-Kuta is an award winning photographer and Media Consultant. She is the current Special Adviser (Digital Communications Strategy) to the Federal Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning. Prior to this, she was the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Kebbi... Read More →
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Affiong Williams

Founder/CEO, Reel Fruit
Reel Fruit
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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 →

Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Experience Stage

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