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Monday, February 4
 

10:30am

Prototyping For Businesses: How To Build Customer-Friendly Products & Services
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Around the world, the Design Thinking concept has infiltrated most every and all industries, with businesses using design thinking to better meet customer needs while staying competitive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Precious Agulefo

Precious Agulefo

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

Jude Biose

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

Susan Onigbinde

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

Oluchi Orji

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



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

1:00pm

Women Of Wordpress
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Mary Job

Mary Job

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

Speakers
avatar for Adedayo Adeniyi

Adedayo Adeniyi

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

Itohan Kukoyi

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

Grace Ashama

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

Eva Etese

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

Damilola Robert

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


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

2:30pm

Tales Of The Start By Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

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


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

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

Speakers
avatar for Olumide Soyombo

Olumide Soyombo

Partner, Bluechip Technologies
avatar for Joshua Chibueze

Joshua Chibueze

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

Busola Bakinson

Senior Associate, Jackson, Etti and Edu
Experienced Solicitor and Barrister with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry.She is a Senior Associate, Business Development personnel in the Intellectual Property (IP) Department and Deputy Sector Head of Technology, Media and Entertainment sector of Jackson... Read More →
avatar for Onyeka Akumah

Onyeka Akumah

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


Monday February 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Speakeasy Suite
 
Tuesday, February 5
 

9:30am

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

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism 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 →

Speakers
avatar for Sam Adeleke

Sam Adeleke

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

Funmi Ajala

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

Pelu Awofeso

Travel Journalist, Travel Next Door
I am a travel journalist, culture reporter and city guide. Sometime in 2009 I launched a solo travel project tagged “The Beautiful Underbelly Tour”, during which I crisscrossed 18 states in Nigeria’s six geographical regions. Stories and photographs I generated from that 10-month... Read More →
avatar for Nneka Isaac-Moses

Nneka Isaac-Moses

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

Chinyere Uche-Ibeabuchi

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


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

11:00am

Leveraging Mobile Photography To Tell Compelling Stories
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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

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

Venue

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

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

12:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Charles Isidi

Charles Isidi

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

Oluwatobi Oreoluwa

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


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

1:30pm

OOTD Disrupt: The Look
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Idia Aisien

Idia Aisien

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

Eva Alordiah

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

Eku Edewor

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

Denola Grey

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

Kate Henshaw

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

Latasha Ngwube

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


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

2:30pm

Redefining The Beauty Of African Hair
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ade Balogun

Ade Balogun

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


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

4:00pm

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

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Solafunmi

Solafunmi

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

Steve Babaeko

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

Adekunle Ayeni

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

Basketmouth Okpocha

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

Folu Storms

Actor & Producer
Ada Afoluwake Ogunkeye is the actor, voice-over artist, Producer, radio & television host and explorer also known as Folu Storms. I am passionate about travel, telling & sharing stories and finding better ways for people and brands to connect.


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

5:30pm

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

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


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


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




Moderators
avatar for Oluwatomiwa Oladele

Oluwatomiwa Oladele

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

Speakers
avatar for Moses Ebite

Moses Ebite

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

Aderinola Odugbesan-Thomas

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

Bidemi Zakariyau

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


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

5:30pm

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

Speakers

Okechukwu Ofili 
CEO, OkadaBooks Digital Publishing and Distribution Company

Steve Shaba
Publisher, Kraft Books
 
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Writer, company: Daily Trust

Toni Kan
CEO, This is Lagos

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

10:45am

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

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

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

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

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

12:00pm

Storytelling With Stop Motion Animation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Yetunde Ogundipe

Yetunde Ogundipe

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

Suziette Ukey-Agazie

Co-Founder, Spill-It Services (Momat4ty Initiative)
I am a communication specialist with experience in copy-writing, content development, PR and events. I also train professionals, entrepreneurs and students on Communication, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Storytelling.


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

12:30pm

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Ore Onile-Ere

Ore Onile-Ere

Radio Presenter, Megalectrics

Speakers
avatar for Deji Adeniji

Deji Adeniji

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

Lanre Masha

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
Innovation Stage

12:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Bukie Akinmade

Bukie Akinmade

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


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

1:00pm

Women In Animation
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Eguvwe Yugbovwre (Emy)

Eguvwe Yugbovwre (Emy)

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

Omoyefe Majoroh

Production Generalist, Komotion Studios
Komotion Studios


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

2:15pm

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

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


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

Speakers
avatar for Gbemisola Shobowale

Gbemisola Shobowale

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

David Adebayo

Enterprise Banking for NBFIs, Stanbic IBTC Bank


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

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for P.J. Okocha

P.J. Okocha

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

Oyindamola Fakeye

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

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

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 →
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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 →


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

5:30pm

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

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

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

Speakers
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Eze Ezegozie

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Studio Suite
 
Thursday, February 7
 

11:00am

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

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

Speakers
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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
Experience Stage

1:30pm

Story Telling & Social Media: Growing A Community Of Readers
Award-winning writers and literary influencers  will about the use of social media as a creative producers which tools they are utlizing to build their personal brands, and engage with and grow their audiences and followership. Story Telling & Social Media: Growing A Community Of Readers will also discuss the impact of social media on literature and reading in Nigeria.

Olakunle Kasumu - The Host Of Channels Book Club. (Moderator)
Toni Kan, - writer, editor, public relations executive, and teacher.
Enagite Efumuaye – Managing Editor Kachifo Nigeria Ltd.
Jude Idada -  Screen writer, actor, poet, playwright and producer best known for writing the multi-award feature film, The Tenant.
 Ḱlá Túb̀sún -  Linguist, writer, scholar and cultural activist whose work and influence span the fields of education, technology, literature,  and journalism.

Speakers
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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
AfricaNXT Stage

2:30pm

Writing A Compelling Story Readers Will Love!
Limited Capacity full
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The ability to tell an authentic story is a powerful tool that connects audiences all over the world. A writer who is able to tell an authentic story has the ability to change narratives and shape perspectives.

Telling a good story, however, starts with the basic knowledge of how to put words together in a manner that draws the reader in. It is one thing to have the story in your head; it is another thing to write it in a way that stirs emotions with a reader, enough to get them to relate with the story and support a particular cause or the underlying message of the story. That, in essence, is influence.

Writing A Compelling Story Readers Will Love! is a workshop which will:
  • Teach participants how to write a story that is compelling. You'll learn practical steps to help get your story from the idea stage to the written stage. This includes learning the basics of good writing to help hone your writing skills.
  • Show you how to deal with writer's block and what to do when you get stuck.

Through an immersive exercise, participants will end the session by writing a short story which will be reviewed by our team. By the send of the session, our goal is to ensure that participants will be able to consistently write compelling stories for themselves, for brands and for digital media platforms.

Speakers
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Adedoyin Jaiyesimi

Head of Communications, Content Craft
Adedoyin Jaiyesimi is the Head of Communications at Content Craft, a bespoke content development and brand communications agency which specializes in content creation, social media strategy development and execution and well as digital media training.She has over six years’ experience... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
NXT Lit Lab

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
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P.J. Okocha

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

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

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

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 →
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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 →


Thursday February 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

4:30pm

Story Story: Read A Book & Spend More Time Offline
Limited Capacity seats available

What type of stories do you like to read? When was the last time time you unplugged to enjoy the benefits of a good book? Join us for Story Story: Read A Book & Spend More Time Offline and scratch a title off of your reading list! Find a unique selection of reading materials to help you zen out and enjoy more time offline. 

Thursday February 7, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

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

A good story lives forever. Every good story understands storytelling to be more than just an activity but an art. This masterclass will feature expert storytellers as they share their secrets to reaching more audiences across all age barriers while making impact through their stories.

The Art Of Storytelling will:
  • shape the audience ideas into compelling and well-structured narratives and complex story worlds
  • teach attendants on how to create cohesive user experiences across different platforms
  • teach on how to evaluate existing and emerging technologies to share your story with the world, and how to help your audience participate in the larger story world

Speakers
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Xavier Ighorodje

Principal Creative Officer, Ogbonor
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Chekwube Okonkwo

Art Director, Magic Carpet Studios
An art director with the passion to express my perceptions of life in forms and ways that would communicate the right emotions of people and the society.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite

11:00am

Story Story: Read A Book & Spend More Time Offline
Limited Capacity seats available

What type of stories do you like to read? When was the last time time you unplugged to enjoy the benefits of a good book? Join us for Story Story: Read A Book & Spend More Time Offline and scratch a title off of your reading list! Find a unique selection of reading materials to help you zen out and enjoy more time offline.

Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:00pm

Know Your Teas
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you love tea that tastes amazing? Do you love feeling awesome? Perfect this is the workshop for you. Learn about the wide palette of herbs and spices available locally and how they can transform your health. Taste, smell and mix your way to a perfect tea blend for you! Learn about individual herbs and explore ways to combine them to craft the perfect cup of tea to fit your mood and taste buds.

Know Your Teas is a tea appreciation and brewing workshop where you will learn to appreciate delicate flavors and understand which tea works best for you.

Speakers
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Faridah Kekere-Ekun

Founder/CEO, Sari Herbal Living™
Sari Herbal Living™ was established in January 2018 in order to provide easy access to beneficial herbs through a range of products made in Nigeria, starting with handcrafted African herbal teas. I function as the company's CEO in charge of day-to-day team operations and ensuring... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:30pm

Preparing For Your Wealth Journey
If you are young, you will need to start thinking about your career and financial future. We would like to help with that.
This applies whether you are just starting out in your career, or you have a leg up on the employment.

Come and join Dr. Dipo Awojide (@OgbeniDipo on Twitter), as we discuss some of the basics of preparing yourself for a consistent career and managing the rewards that come along for a lifetime of gains.

We look forward to you joining us.

PS: There might be a surprise appearance.

Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Innovation Stage

1:30pm

The Future Of Africa's Creative Economy: Beyond The Folktales
Limited Capacity full
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When you think of the creative economy in Africa, at first glance, the rich history and splendor of the arts, music and entertainment sectors continue to dominate the space. While these sectors continue to bring in the top dollars, the continent needs to posture for the future and break into the highly lucrative sub-genre of fantasy fiction. Let's take an example of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is one of the leaders in this space, they have grossed over $12bn since the release of the first film from its stable in 2008 (Iron MAN). Ironically the MCU title with the largest sales is Black Panther with a plot and theme centered around a fictional African country (Wakanda) and it grossed just over $700mn at the box office. This speaks to the latent global demand for original fictional content from the continent be it comic books, short films, TV and digital series. While Africa has a plethora of untold stories, some writers are already blazing the trail and setting a benchmark for the global acceptance of the African Fantasy Fiction Genre. Tomi Adeyemi ( Children of the blood and bone), Nnedi Okorafor (Binti), Tochi Onyebuchi ( Beasts Made of Night). Move over Game of Thrones these African titles and more coming.

Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AfricaNXT Stage
 

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