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Monday, February 4


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

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

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


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.

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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 →
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Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola

Project Coordinator, African Radio Drama Association (Arda)
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'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 →
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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 →
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Adedayo Adeniyi (Dayo Nigeria)

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

Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Experience Stage
Tuesday, February 5


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

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

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

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

Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Masterclass Suite
Wednesday, February 6


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

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n'dada vaz

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

Tourism Promoter, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd
Popularly known as Ajala Nene because she loves to travel and explore destinations, Nnenna is a Tourism Promoter who is keen on using her travel blog, tour broker skills and Tourism Business programs to promote the tourism potentials of Nigeria and Africa. She is also a Sustainable... Read More →

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


TalkOverFood Springboard Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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