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Monday, February 4


Prototyping For Businesses: How To Build Customer-Friendly Products & Services
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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.

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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 →
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Jude Biose

Web Developer/Design Strategist, DODO Design Agency
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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 →
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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


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


Landing Your Dream Job Via Linkedin
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LinkedIn has so many great features that many don't know about, and can be the perfect tool for helping you land your dream job. About 60 % of talent is recruited from Linkedln by both HR and Recruiters globally. With an estimated user base of over 500 million globally, Linkedln is one of the cheapest and most efficient tools in landing your dream job in this 21st century.

During this session you'll learn how to:

1. Build a LinkedIn profile from beginner to an All Star level.
2. Update your profile to reflect what you are really looking for.
3. Network with those working at your dream company.
4. Find hiring managers and Recruiters using LinkedIn search.
5. Sell your experiences and skills to attract opportunities to you.
6. Become a magnet to recruiters globally using Keywords on your profile

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Pamilerin Akinlosotu

Founder, Pamsotu Photography
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Adeteniola Olorunfemi

Social Media Manager, CareerswithFunmi Consulting
Adeteniola is Personable, Industrious and Goal-driven. She is a recent graduate of Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, gearing towards a successful career in Management Consulting.As a hobby she loves to make Voice-overs, engage in photo-editing and Content writing; basically... Read More →
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Ginika Chukwudi

Program Manager, CareerswithFunmi Consulting
A career development coach who is goal oriented and self ambitious, I have gained over four years experience in Career development, Project management, NGO'S management, Business Development and ManagementI am passionate about Excellence in Career and Professional choice of every... Read More →
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Funmilola Kehinde

Founder & Career Coach, CareerswithFunmi Counsulting
Funmilola Kehinde has over 7 years of work experience in several industries both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She has received job offers from several companies via Linkedln and teaches youths how to land their dream job via Linkedln.

Monday February 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Masterclass Suite


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.

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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


Improv Your Work Life
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Every day we make things up as we go along.

What am I having for breakfast? How am I responding to the angry man in the bank? What shall I say in this meeting? Just being, never mind being the best you can be, can be a little daunting.

What if there were some tools that could make it all a bit easier? What if there were skills you could acquire to tackle the everyday in new and exciting ways?

Improv Your Work Life is for anyone who finds themselves leaving meetings going "Who was that? Why did I behave like that?" For anyone who panics at the thought of conversation and small talk at networking events. For anyone who needs a bit more confidence when it comes to public speaking and assertiveness in the workplace

Sometimes we only get one chance at a meeting, at a conversation or an interview and we muck it up because we are too far in our own heads to bring our best selves forward.

We'll be using improvisation techniques and exercises to create better connections, be more present and to discover short cuts to our 'best self'.

  • How to connect with people in conversation
  • How to create conversational content
  • How to be your best self on command
  • How to notice all the offers your colleagues are giving you
  • Delivering spontaneous content confidently
  • How to cope when meetings go off piste

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Oluwadamilola Abdulai-Apotieri

CEO, Playback Nigeria
Oluwadamilola Apotieri-Abdulai (NG) is the CEO of Playback Nigeria and a member of the board of Centre for Playback Theatre (USA). He is a confidence coach and communication skills trainer dedicated to bringing effective change to individuals and organizations through theatre and... Read More →

Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio


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.

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Olumide Soyombo

Partner, Bluechip Technologies
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Joshua Chibueze

Co-founder/CMO, Piggy Bank
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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 →
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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


Yoga For Everyone
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga For Everyone! Join us for real discussions about creating healthy habits and finding balance in life's chaos... It s time to roll out a mat and discover yoga as practiced around the globe. The beauty of yoga is that you don t have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. Don t be intimidated by yoga terminology, fancy yoga studios and complicated poses. Yoga is for everyone.

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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 →

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


Promises-Kept: Creating Valuable Customer Experience Online & Offline
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Promises-Kept: Creating Valuable Customer Experience Offline and Online, is a panel focused on how entrepreneurs can build tested and trusted brands that can retain customers for sustainability.

#SMWYBDN is designed for Small and Medium Enterprises, business managers, customer relations officers, digital social media managers and others who directly interface with customers in day-to-day operations.
Many businesses tell great stories about their brands online through the use of attractive value proposition and endearing images/videos. Unfortunately, customer experience is often different from their expectations.

What do customers want? Where lies the disconnect between brands and their customers? What are brands doing wrong? What can they do better? These and many questions would be answered by our panelists at the event.

We'll discuss
  • strategies for excellent customer experience, customer expectations, needs and how to satisfy them
  • customer thought patterns, spending patterns and behaviours.
  • creating emotional connections with customers
  • capturing customer feedback (negative or positive) and embracing it as constructive criticism setting up achievable plans for customer satisfaction
  • measuring ROI from delivering great customer experience

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Bunmi Jembola

CEO, Salesruby Ltd
Salesruby Ltd
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Nduka Mba-Uzoukwu

Managing Partner, CX-PRACTICE
Nduka is your unmistakable choice of a Customer Service Management partner. He has 18 years of practice at various functional levels (from being a Call Centre Agent in Telecommunications to leading large service-delivery teams as an Assistant General Manager in Banking), across banking... Read More →
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Rosemary Obi

Managing Partner, ReneAfrik Designery LTD
Rosemary Obi, popularly called RM, is the co-founder and managing partner of ReneAfrik Designery, a handcraft shoe manufacturing company located in Lagos. Rosemary is a graduate of Delta State University, Abraka, where she received a B.Sc in Industrial Mathematics.She is a serial... Read More →
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Abimbola Oligbinde

Founder, Youthpreneur Business Development Network
Abimbola Oligbinde is a Social Entrepreneur and Business Coach with over 10 years experience in Media, SME Development and Advocacy. She is the Founder, Youthpreneur Business Development Network (YBDN), a Social Enterprise established to empower youth-owned businesses with skills... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Studio Suite


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

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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


Vote Stories: Local Insights & Storytelling
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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


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


Mentor Power Hour: How You Can Stand Out + Make An Impact In Your Career & Business
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Mentor Power Hour: How You Can Stand Out + Make An Impact In Your Career and Business

Success isn't by accident, especially when it comes to your career or business. It requires you to be strategic, prepared and connected. Unfortunately for most young professionals they don't have a safe space and the right network to develop their career strategy and learn from those who have done it before.

During the Mentor Power Hour, you'll be able to sit down for small group sessions with innovators and experts who've been able to find success in their careers. They will share their lessons on creating a quality career brand, how to effectively network in your industry and using storytelling to build authentic influence.
Seats are limited for this session so doors will be closed on time.

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Lola Coker-Shojobi

Founder, Resource Africa Group
Lola (Coker) Shojobi is the CEO and Founder of Resource Africa Group (formerly Resource Nigeria) a career platform that connects African leadership talent with exciting career opportunities on the continent. Over the past five years, Lola has partnered with over 60 leading companies... Read More →
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Ivie Martins Ogbonmwan

Human Resources & Business Development Consultant, Career Advisor
Ivie Ogbonmwan serves as the Human Resources Manager, responsible for strategies to attract, develop, and retain talent for Udo Udoma and Belo-Osagie. In the course of her HR career, she has successfully managed the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs... Read More →
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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 →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet Up Lounge


Pimp My CV! How To Make Your Resume Standout
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Pimp My CV! How To Make Your Resume Standout is a workshop on how to be creative but sincere about writing your CV. We will review 5 examples of CVs tailored to different industries and circumstances and learn how and why they stand out.

During this session you will practice identifying your strengths and become more aware of areas that need improvement This knowledge is very liberating and can tremendously boosts your confidence and help you define what you want to achieve going into employment.

We'll Explore:
  • The mind of an employer
  • CV structuringPersonal information
  • Priorities (order of information)
  • Recounting experiences
  • Presenting information
  • Formatting

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Adebola Adeola

Projects, Paystack
Big dreamer, eternal optimist; Divergent mind; Love music & dance | Co Founder http://www.topupgenie.com | http://www.twofortnights.com... Read More →
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Kharis Izevbizua

Product Specialist, Paystack

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
NXT Workshop


This two-hour immersive experience showcases the best of Africa Fashion and Vegan culinary adventures. Participants are also transported to exciting tourist destinations in Nigeria through our Virtual Reality (VR) Gears. Our Travel Clinic is also on standby to diagnose travel problems and recommend 'prescription drugs' to 'patients'.

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Tina Chidimma Nwanya

Senior Tour Consultant, Njetours Ltd
A travel consultant. South Africa specialist and Dubai expert. I would welcome discussion on travels. Destination to visit. Visa guidance and tourism

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
NXT Pop Up


Things Fall Apart: Can Traditional African Storytelling Save Content Marketing?
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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.

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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 →
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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


Being A Designer: Connecting The Dots
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The career path to becoming a designer is not clearly defined and designers have been forced to forge their own path and grow their skills from mere enthusiasm to expert level. With software taking over almost every aspect of our lives and as tech steadily gains strength, technology design is growing fast. Tech giants like Facebook, Google, Uber, AirBnB and the likes are seeking and recruiting local designers each year.

During this talk, FigmaAfrica, through its Global Design Community aims to activate ongoing conversations about the key role of the next generation of tech professionals to the burgeoning tech scene in Africa while also highlighting their contributions towards socio-economic growth and development of the region.

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Florence Dairo

Amplified Payments, Product designer
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Kome Sideso

User Experience Designer, CcHUB
User Experience Designer @Cc_HUB | Tech Enthusiast | Designer Advocate @figmadesign @figmaAfrica | STEM Facilitator @AcCcHUB... Read More →
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Catherine Sutherland

Director of Communications, Co-creation Hub
I'm passionate about the power of media and communications technologies, cultures and practices. Mediums and messages continue to influence, impact and unlock human value in increasingly creative ways. As a communications professional that has worked in the public and private sector... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
NXT Workshop


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


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


MVP: Most Valuable Partners
Limited Capacity seats available

We cannot continue to ignore the impact of the internet, the cloud, artificial intelligence, and technology in shaping today's businesses environment in Nigeria. Technology & Data is driving businesses to new frontiers and in the process building MVPs across B2B & B2C markets.

MVP: Most Valuable Partners is an in depth discussion where attendees will gain a new perspective on the shift in technology and the impact on the future of business in Nigeria.

We'll explore:
  • how to rethink the future of your business for relevance, scalability, and efficiency.
  • insights into what it truly takes to be remarkable in any industry
  • the most important strategies business should adapt during this time of hyper-connectivity

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Anthony Nwabuisi

Head, Strategy & Planning, All Seasons Zenith Ltd.
Anthony is a seasoned, passionate and proficient Marketing Communications Professional, with around 10 years of post qualification (BA & MNIM) experience in Advertising, Media Strategy & Planning, Brand Management, Business Development & Languages.In the last couple of years, I have... Read More →
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Jide Williams

Product Manager, Mecury
Let's talk software products and how to scale your startup (business) from zero to growth.We could bounce off ideas around Adtech and Fintech as well.
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Uwem Afanide

COO, All Seasons Zenith
Uwem Afanide is the C.O.O of All Seasons Zenith. With over 10 years experience in media and advertising, Uwem has knowledge of technology tools and insights needed by businesses to grow and achieve their brand promise.
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Bukola Shobowale

Corporate Strategy, Insight Redefini
Bukola Shobowale is a digital and corporate strategy expert focused on building businesses for the sustainable future. She is also an expert in corporate identity strategy, management, positioning, and marketing. Speak to her about digital transformation, business repositioning strategy... Read More →
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Jim Ikpehai

Data Analyst, All Seasons Zenith
Jim is an experienced Data Research Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. He is skilled in Integrated Marketing, Advertising, Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategy, and Research. Jim deals with Data and Insights with All Seasons... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Studio Suite


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.

  • 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.

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Oluwatomiwa Oladele

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 →

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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 →
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Aderinola Odugbesan-Thomas

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 →
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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
Wednesday, February 6


Research Skills Tips
Limited Capacity full
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Research Skills Tips aims to teach attendees research set skills that can aid in any form of self directed learning they may decide to delve into or embark on as regards to a project.

Attendees will learn & practice:

  • The Research Process
  • Research Methodology
  • Project Management using research skills
  • Assessment of Research Outcomes

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Jumoke Adegbonmire

Principal consultant, WillFran Consulting
Lawyer with experience in academia as a researcher. Management consultant for research, advocacy and development focused projects.

Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite


Minimalism: Creating A Happy, Healthy Workstation
Limited Capacity seats available

When you spend hours at your desk every day, even the smallest features of your workstation can greatly affect your productivity (and even your health). Your workstation shouldn't wear you down, but that's what uncomfortable chairs, messy desks, and poor lighting do even though you might not notice these things day after day. With a few adjustments, however, you can improve your working environment and keep your scattered desk from getting you down! Learn how to tidy and declutter your workstation with a minimalism mindset.

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Hammed Okunade

Visual Designer, De GoodMan Studios
Hello, my name is Okunade Hammed. You can call me GoodMan.I have a knack for clean, smart and functional designs, with a focus on Branding and Editorial Design. When I’m not designing or eating Shawarma, I’m roaming streets, taking photos of architecture and everyday life.Other... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio


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


Influential Content: Using Storytelling To Drive Social Change In The Digital Age
Limited Capacity full
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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


Enhancing Broadband Infrastructure Access In Nigeria: Initiatives, Deployment & Challenges
Enhancing Broadband Infrastructure Access in Nigeria: Initiatives, Deployment & Challenges is an engaging panel discussing broadband penetration in Nigeria, a driver for national economic growth and development.

We will explore
1. Initiatives for Broadband Penetration.
2. Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Plan.
3. Broadband Deployment Challenges

Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Experience Stage


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.

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Eguvwe Yugbovwre (Emy)

Creative Director, Ajebotoons Animation Studio
Ajebotoons Animation Studio
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Omoyefe Majoroh

Production Generalist, Komotion Studios
Komotion Studios

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


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.

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Gbemisola Shobowale

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

Enterprise Banking for NBFIs, Stanbic IBTC Bank

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


Limited Capacity full
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With agriculture being promoted as the new oil in Nigeria, and fin-tech companies gaining increasing recognition as a key source of crowd funding, there is need for a concerted effort aimed at creating synergy among these key sectors, which are poised to be the backbone of the nation's economy.

Code-Cash-Crop is aimed at promoting the convergence of technology and finance in boosting agricultural development in Nigeria.

About the viability of technology in the development of the agricultural sector
How to Promote youth participation in agriculture financing
Ways of leveraging on commodities as an alternative investment class to equities and fixed income

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Titi Odunfa Adeoye

Founder/CEO, Sankore Global Investments
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Wole Famurewa

Anchor, CNBC Africa
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Ade Bajomo

ED, Information Technology and Operations, Access Bank
Globally focused Financial Services Executive with over 25 years of experience and achievements in Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets. Specializes in management of large, diverse global teams driving innovative technologies, product development, business and market transformation... Read More →
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Akinyinka Akintunde

Business Development Manager, AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited
Akinyinka Akintunde is the Business Development Manager (BDM) for AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited. As the BDM, he ensures that the company meets its global objectives through frequent monitoring and evaluation of the different business processes. Under his purview are also big data... Read More →
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Nneka Eze

Partner & co-Lead, Global Agriculture & Food Security Practice, Dalberg
Nneka Eze leads Dalberg’s work in Nigeria, where she is a Partner and the Lagos Office Director. She has worked with private corporations, state governments, and foundations on strategic planning, market analysis, investment planning, and performance transformation. She has focused... Read More →

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


Get Sh!t Done! Disrupting Social Norms Through Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Get Sh*t Done! is a participatory session aimed at providing young professionals with useful and concrete support in understanding the power of digital and marketing principles for social change in Nigeria.

Today like never before, young Nigerians are exposed to foreign norms and standards conflicting with their own reality. This generation we call millennial aspires to create new solutions, challenge traditional beliefs, have a new way to understand adulthood, gender role, success and overcome social pressure.

Get Sh!t Done! Disrupting Social Norms Through Storytelling will focus on storytelling and the power of influencer marketing to disrupt traditional norms and drive social change in Nigeria.

  • How can one's story inspire others to do more and drive real change within society?
  • What does it take to make these stories visible and create a community of young changemakers?

For this speakeasy, we will invite Nigeria's top changemakers using digital platforms and storytelling to disrupt traditional norms, share their stories, and drive social change in their communities.

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Izin Akioya

Creator, Dear Future Husband
Izin is a firm believer in the power of Education. Education as the tool for poverty alleviation, as an equalizer and perhaps the greatest tool by which underserved groups on the African continent may achieve self-sustenance.In 2018, Izin created Dear Future Husband, a platform dedicated... Read More →
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Laura Iheke

FlytimeTv, Producer & Host
Iheke Laura is a Tv presenter and Producer and has over 10years worth of experience on both online and mainstream media. She has worked on Hip Tv as a presenter and currently works for Flytime Promotions.Meanwhile, her love for babies has led her to creating a brand for new borns... Read More →
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Cynthia Mukendy

Founder, African Gist
Experienced digital and content marketer with international records, Cynthia has provided digital marketing solutions to brands, organisations and personalities in Belgium, France, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and DR. Congo.Cynthia strongly believes in youth potential and technology for... Read More →
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Omololu Shomuyiwa

Media Personality & Producer, Chronicles of Lolu
Omololu Shomuyiwa is a media personality, producer and presenter of Chronicle of Lolu, an online show addressing social issues and youth-related topics. With this show, Lolu aims at raising consciousness amongst the youth through educative entertainment. 
His journey with radio... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Speakeasy Suite


Finding Your Purpose & Unique Voice In The Age Of Social Media
Limited Capacity full
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In the age of social media, it is impossible to avoid the calls for finding your purpose and following your passion . Even louder are the calls to become your own boss, start your own business and become the next start-up superstar. But what if you can t find that one purpose or have many passions? What if you d rather succeed at a 9-5?

Finding Your Purpose & Unique Voice In The Age Of Social Media will explore the meaning of purpose and passion and their impacts on our mindsets in the age of social media. We ll then explore how to find your own unique voice, drive impact and find fulfillment on whichever life path you choose be it conventional or non-conventional.

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Tosin Durotoye

Founder, The Bloom Africa
Tosin Durotoye is a consultant strategist and the Founder of the Bloom Africa – an initiative that curates engagements and safe spaces for ambitious African women to connect, speak, learn and grow. Most recently, Tosin served as the Director of GreenHouse Lab where she established... Read More →

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Foluso Gbadamosi

Director, Business Process & Technology, Prime Atlantic
Foluso is an extroverted, sweet-toothed IT Professional, Social Advocate and Technology Enthusiast. She views technology as a catalyst for personal and national development. She works at Prime Atlantic Group as Director, Business Process & Technology. She is an Executive Council Member... Read More →
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Eghosa Nehikhare

General Manager, VigiPay, Venture Garden Group
Eghosa is the General Manager, VigiPay (Payments and Remittances) at Venture Garden Group (VGG), an innovative Information Technology, Data Automation and Payment Technology Company. VGG addresses the needs of developing economies by leveraging proven technology to enhance operational... Read More →
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Chinedum Nwaneri

Founder & CEO, iga Premier Transportation Limited
Chinedum Nwaneri is the founder and Managing Director of iga - a premier transportation company, established in January 2015, that caters to domestic and international customers who access its world-class fleet and signature-chauffeured services, on-demand or in advance, via mobile... Read More →
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Chika Uwazie

Recruiter, Career Queen
Chika Uwazie is a human capital expert for small business owners who want to build amazing teams. Through her years as a serial entrepreneur, recruiter, and running a HR software company, she’s here to show you how to hire, retain, and inspire your employees while doing it on a... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Studio Suite


De:Brief - Brands With Soul
De:brief is a session for stakeholders in the Advertising & Digital Marketing Industry. This panel session is focused on people that are influencing the society with their brands, discussing strategies for building brands in the digital age.

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Papa Omotayo

Founder/Creative Director, A Whitespace Creative Agency
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Temie Giwa-Tubosun

CEO and Founder, LifeBank
Temie Giwa-Tubosun studied International Health Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She has over 10 years of health management experience with organizations like the Department For International Development (DFID), World Health Organization, UNDP, and... Read More →
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Bode Olatoye

CEO, Webcoupers
Bode Olatoye is a digital strategist who is passionate about using digital technologies to grow African businesses. He operates at the intersection between technology and marketing to solve problems for forward thinking brands.As CEO at Webcoupers, he has executed digital briefs for... Read More →
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Femi Owoyomi

Digital Marketing, Glo Mobile Limited
Femi is a graduate of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from YabaTech and Unilag respectively.In his early years at IT Enigma, Femi worked on several digital and multimedia projects for companies like EDC (EcoBank) Securities, Meristem Securities and Registrars, Daystar... Read More →

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


Influential Storytelling
Limited Capacity full
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Storytelling is a powerful medium of communication and the best brands in the world all use it to grow their visibility, audience and influence.

This event teaches 7 Influential Storytelling Core Competencies needed to leverage the power of storytelling to attract visibility, grow an engaged audience and earn influence in your industry.

The Influential Storytelling Masterclass covers:
  • Conducting a personal brand audit highlighting your strengths, weaknesses and how to improve your brand through storytelling content creation
  • How to craft content stories for social media
  • How to craft your origin stories and leverage them for marketing, media features and sales.
  • How to become a storytelling content machine and never run out of stories to share with your audience
  • How to launch your business online and grow your audience through a storytelling campaign
  • How to attract visibility and a large social media audience on the backbone of your origin story
  • How to communicate and publish your stories for influence in the marketplace
  • How to become a global influential storyteller with massive global product and story distribution channels

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Esohe Igbinoba

Co-Founder/CEO, Fail Forward
Esohe Igbinoba is the Co-Founder and CEO, Fail Forward, a community for tech entrepreneurs and also the Founder, Neobrand Africa, a platform for SMEs and startups to access new and innovative solutions to growth hack their businesses.She has over 8 years of experience in business... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Masterclass Suite
Thursday, February 7


Storytelling Techniques For Amplifying Social Impact
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Research conducted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review showed that 96% of U.S.-based nonprofits considered storytelling to be an important part of their communications.

The Women s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) hosts Storytelling Techniques For Amplifying Social Impact, a skillshare session that teaches nonprofits, civil society actors, activists how to use storytelling techniques to tell compelling and powerful stories about their work, in order to connect with new partners and engage more meaningfully with existing stakeholders. We will explore relevant technology that helps to build and strengthen online communities of current and potential donors and supporters.

Storytelling is a method of explaining a series of events through narrative. It permits you to collect the feedback from the members of a community on specific aspects of their lives. In such a way storytelling helps you define better the needs and problems of the community you are working in and gives you a deeper insights of the dynamics of the process in it.

Crafting a compelling and effective story that will prompt people to support and engage with a cause requires a certain level of skill and commitment, which small organisations especially might not feel they possess. Digital tools have also brought a new dimension to the format in which stories can be told and how far they can reach.

This session will be led by two social entrepreneurs with experience telling the stories of the causes which they have been involved with. It will cover:

Why storytelling is important for nonprofits in creating, amplifying and sustaining social change
Storytelling as an evaluation and reporting tool
Review of case studies of powerful storytelling
Techniques of how to tell a good story
Types storytelling media and formats
Ethical considerations
How to build storytelling into an organisation s operations

This practical skills share session will have participants working on activities that include:

Interviewing / Story-Collection Techniques
Crafting Compelling Stories Sharing Stories for Impact with Digital Tools

Key Takeaways

An understanding of how storytelling can help them share their work better and get important stakeholders more engaged
Identifying how and which technology that can help to tell and share stories
Storytelling best practices

The Women s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation focused on encouraging girls to pursue technology careers and supporting both girls and women to use technology confidently for entrepreneurship and to speak about issues affecting their lives. We build the capacities of Nigerian girls and women, to increase their economic power and ability to speak about issues affecting their lives, through technology training, mentoring, work placement and research. W.TEC works in partnership with local and international NGOs, educational and research organizations. W.TEC incorporates storytelling techniques as a tool to encourage more girls to pursue technology careers.

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Olamide Egbayelo

Chief Strategist, Olamide Egbayelo
Olamide is the founder of Hexal Place, a Digital Media and Mobile Marketing Company committed to helping businesses and brands get closer to their world. Hexal Place is also home to Hexal SMS (A mobile marketing and bulk SMS platform) and SME StoriesNG (an online platform that celebrates entrepreneurs from unlikely places).She has the drive to help young entrepreneurs build a strong foundation for successful businesses, especially in an unstable economy. Olamide also shares videos on social media and technology trends with a focus... Read More →
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Oreoluwa Lesi

Executive Director, Women's Technology Empowerment Centre - W.TEC
Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). W.TEC is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation committed to building a more inclusive technology ecosystem, with the next generation of women technology creators, entrepreneurs... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite


Mindful Eating: Recipes For Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Mindful Eating: Recipes For Success is a robust panel discussion with foodies and nutritionist  to ask the very important questions! We'll explore where our food comes from, which nourishing foods to add to your meals and discuss recipes and tips to become more mindful of your eating for a healthier happier and fitter life.

Bring questions about the latest fab diet and pen & paper to take notes and build your own custom recipe!

  • Why food and nutrition matter
  • How to read food labels for optimal health

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Omodara Adediran

Lead consultant, Brandable Sketches
Omodara Adediran has over 5 years’ experience in Marketing Communications . Currently she works as a brand manager at Insight Publicis , where she is responsible for brand building across a wide range of industries. She also volunteers as a member of the child development team at... Read More →
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Oshuware Yvonne Leon

Founder, Bon Délice Enterprises
Bon Délice is a TRUE LIFESTYLE Brand that helps you DEVELOP a culture guaranteed to NURTURE you back to WELLNESS. We specialize in creating DELIBERATE and MINDFUL healthy foods and baked goods, carefully designed to take you through your journey to WHOLENESS and WELLNESSBon Délice... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio


Leveraging Social Media For Growth
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! 

This session will create a panel for entrepreneurs to have a provoking rigorous  discussion with thought leaders through an engaging, entertaining,  educational and diverse series using the digital platforms.

It will also feature an interactive panel session during which panelists will answer questions from participants.

Leveraging Social Media For Growth is a platform for provocative speakers, innovators and thought leaders to present a better way of doing things through the digital platforms; through the platform, they highlight their journeys, insights and mistakes.


British Council Lagos
20 Thompson Avenue - Ikoyi
Gate Fee: Free
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.smjury.org

Thursday February 7, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
SMW Explore


Web Design 101
Limited Capacity full
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It's time to upgrade your Digital Skills in 90 minutes with Web Design 101. Grab your laptops and notepads and learn how to create beautiful websites from the scratch with HTML & CSS.

Bring your laptop, MiFi and a notebook to:
- Learn the secrets of how a website really works
- Learn how to code HTML & CSS in less than 90 minutes

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Paschal Agonsi

Team Lead, Pocarti x TurfSeason
I'm an experienced media and content developer. Talk to me how taking your media project to the next level

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
NXT Workshop


A Step-By-Step Guide To Savings & Investing For Millennials
Limited Capacity full
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Most millennials (and Africans in general) don t have a good understanding of the investment tools at their disposal to build wealth. They know they need to be saving money, but they ve never learned the right way to save and invest. Some of them keep all of their money in a savings account because they re afraid of the risk of losing money in the stock market, while others are investing in individual stocks they haven t researched because they heard good things from a family friend.

Almost no one has taken the time to hash out a financial plan for their future.

If this sounds like you, and you re nervous about investing, it s not your fault. Our school system doesn t teach basic financial literacy, so we re left with millions of Africans who know they should be saving for retirement, but don t understand the right way to go about it.

This masterclass will give you the tools you need to save, plan and invest for the future; and generate more income. It ll cover the safest, low risk strategy for millennials that s easy to follow, and then cover some strategies that require a more active approach but can generate significantly higher returns.

Attendees will learn how to:
  • Set a goal of how much to save and invest every month
  • Build an investment portfolio
  • Choose an investment strategy
  • Understand the risks of their chosen investment strategy
  • Learn how to align their savings and investment strategy with their short term and long term goals

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Joshua Chibueze

Co-founder/CMO, Piggy Bank
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Odunayo Eweniyi

Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer, Piggybank.ng
Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, Piggybank.ng: I previously co-founded pushcv.com, one of the largest job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates. I have 5 years’ experience in Business Analysis and Operations; and I’m a First-Class... Read More →
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Layo Ogunbanwo

VP Product Strategy, Piggybank.ng
Over the last eight years I have led and collaborated with company-wide, cross-functional teams in various industries (healthcare technology, banking and fintech), to drive growth and build addictive products. Career Summary: As an intern, I helped launch a new banking product that... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Masterclass Suite


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.

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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


The Picture Perfect Lifestyle Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Lifestyle businesses such as restaurants, retail shops, spas etc., have evolved to create a bigger presence online and on social media. How they evolve will determine their marketing success and how much exposure they will get with their customers. Lost in Lagos, along with others in the industry, will discuss the importance of online presence and content in growing your business

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Tannaz Etebarian

MD, Lost in Lagos
A Lagosian for the last 12 years, Tannaz launched Lost in Lagos in 2010 to showcase businesses that were once hidden from the public eye. Lagos today has grown incredibly and we have had the privilege of highlighting these businesses over the past 10 years on LostinLagos.com, and... Read More →

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Olufisayo Bakare

Founder, The Yellow of Lagos
Olufisayo Bakare is a multiple award winner within the creative sector. Born in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, to an Abeokuta family with a rich art and design heritage, her artistic passion stems from a combination of nature and nurture. Bakare's interest in the city... Read More →
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Emeka Okocha

Head Chef, Nothing To Do In Lagos
Emeka Okocha, is a human being that loves to create. Developing Communities, Social Enterprises, Film, Fashion, Football, and Tech are the passions he has discovered at the moment. He is the founder of Nothing to do in Lagos, an online platform that brings people together through... Read More →
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Tosin Oyewole

Project Manager, iGold
‘Tosin Oyewole is a versatile Project Manager with a decade experience in managing products and completing projects in and outside Nigeria.At Starfish Mobile Nigeria, he manages the Mobile VAS portfolio for MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile networks. He also works with SMEs in the Retail... Read More →
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Olamide Udoma-Ejorh

Editor-in-Chief, Lost in Lagos Magazine
Olamide Udoma-Ejorh is an Urban Activist – researcher, writer, and artist, holding degrees in BSc Architecture, MA Design and MPhil Infrastructure Management. Olamide started her career in PR, giving her a business and marketing foundation. Olamide has worked in London, South Africa... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite


#SMWSHOPAFRICA Portfolio Reviews
Emerging designers, stylists and fashion bloggers are invited to join us for #SMWSHOPAFRICA Portfolio Reviews, an opportunity to get 1-2-1 feedback from a a small group of industry experts.

Thursday February 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
NXT Workshop


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


The Lagos Go-Slow Economy: What Research & Data Can Tell Us About Trade & Opportunities
Limited Capacity full
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Lagos traffic hawkers are many things to many people: For some, they bring the market and products closer to consumers, an epitome of convenience. Others view them as nuisance who shouldn t be on the road. Some say they constitute road hazards, treading dangerously on the path of death. The Lagos State Government on the other hand, tolerates them for the sake of public opinion, but is genuinely concerned that they constitute an eyesore in relation to the kind of squeaky clean and modern image they want for the city.

The Lagos Go-Slow Economy: What Research & Data Can Tell Us About Trade & Opportunities will unpack the Lagos Go-Slow Economy. What do data from research and insights reveal as the real story and narrative in this vibrant yet controversial economy?

This discussion will share lessons from the go-slow economy on how brands can get closer to consumers and in the process help put people to work.

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Lanre Ekemode

PR & Research Executive, Modion Communications
Lanre currently works as a PR and Research Executive with one of Nigeria's fastest growing Marketing Communications Agency, Modion Communications. Her experience spans across PR strategy, Research, Content development and copywriting. The internet, old books and peppered rice are... Read More →
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Dolapo Akinola-Omojola

Managing Partner, MMonitor Consulting
Dolapo is a strategic insights specialist with experience and professional competence in consumer, marketing and social research tools. She has substantial on the ground experience in designing and conducting research across five African markets; Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon... Read More →
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Odion Aleobua

CEO, Modion Communications
I am a communications strategist, passionate about creating change and breaking new grounds. Founder, Modion Communications (an integrated PR firm) and InsideMainland.com - an online community media platform, dedicated to reporting goings-on in Lagos Mainland - the city's host to... Read More →
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Tunji Andrews

Lead Economist, Time, Trade & Commodities
Tunji Andrews is the Lead Economist at Time, Trade and Commodities (TTAC), Africa and the European Union consultant in Nigeria under the EU SUFEGOR project. He is a financial literacy advocate, Macro-Economics thought leader and a renowned media personality.He was a member of the... Read More →
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JJ. Omojuwa

Public Speaker / Blogger, Omojuwa.com
I am interested in conversations around Governance | Politics | Policies | Digital Media | Culture | Africans x Nigerians
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Akintunde Oyebode

Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (Lsetf)
Economist, Cohiba lover and Manchester United fanatic.

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


Work Free! A Guide To Freelancing In The New Economy
Limited Capacity full
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Are you recently out of a job and exploring options?
Do you have technical skills but have no idea how to monetize your skills?
Are you fresh out of College or NYSC and serious about becoming a productive, problem-solving, income earner?

Participate in the Work Free! A Guide To Freelancing In The New Economy Masterclass and come away with practical advice, life hacks, tools, and tangible next steps to earning an income as a freelance worker.

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Simi Lawoyin

Learning Design Expert
I am passionate about human capacity development and education. Having managed a portfolio of capacity development projects, including ReadySetWork and CodeLagos, and as Founder of JASS Academy (a bootcamp developing young people for jobs of the new economy), I am convinced that we... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Masterclass 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


African Women Changing The Sexist Poverty Narrative
Limited Capacity seats available

Poverty is Sexist. The African woman is a powerful force of nature during times of prosperity and takes the worse heat during times of economic hardships and survival.

How can African women live the best version of their lives on their own terms? How can African women be supported in leadership roles in business, governance and politics to manifest lasting social and economic change on the African continent? During this session we will discuss the importance of walking in purpose, how to grow a passion into a thriving and profitable businesses and how African Women can (and are) changing the sexist poverty narrative in Africa. Learn: How to find and brand your voice How and what channels exist to grow your voice into thriving and profitable businesses. Systemic goal setting aimed at helping you become financially independent year in year out.

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Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni

Director General, The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agricultur
Director-General, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture
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Mmanti Umoh

Developer Relations, Hashnode
Chair, Council-Future-Plan for Nigeria - the foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking to shape a sustainable and inclusive future for all. Mmanti is a public policy professional and Management Consultant with broad experience across the... Read More →

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


Mindful Colouring
Limited Capacity seats available

Colour yourself to calm! Research suggests that mindful colouring, as with meditation and art therapy, can provide numerous benefits for all ages. Along with providing a much-needed break and the chance to relax and refocus, it can:

  • Help lift your mood, decrease anxiety and stress
  • Encourage positive, relaxation-based coping mechanisms 
  • Distract from negative thoughts

Colouring can be a simple, straight-forward way to introduce the benefits of mindfulness as part of your daily routine. Mindful colouring is therapy for stress and anxiety... If you still have not tried it, join this hands on workshop and experience the bliss for yourself!

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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.

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


The Urban Plus Size Woman
Limited Capacity seats available

Society has for a very long time fed off our self doubt and body concerns while plus sized people in particular are often targeted online for ridicule.

The Urban Plus Size Woman is a session which will cover how plus sized woman can stay confident on and offline, boost their self esteem, and practice self love while reminding everyone that size shouldn't invalidate dreams or create barriers for professional and personal success.

Panelist will discuss health, fitness, fashion and lifestyle for plus sized professional women in the digital age.

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Lateefah Hassan

Co Founder, Pop Up Curve
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Temitope Akintola

Founder, The Urban Plus Life
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Ify Anadu

Health/Fitness Blogger, I am Fit to be Me
I am Fit to be Me

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


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


Tales From The Field: Sharing Our Side Hustle Experiences
Limited Capacity full
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It is now the norm for people to have a side hustle whilst holding a full time job. The reason for this ranges from the need to supplement ones income either to meet basic needs or fund a desired lifestyle, or even as an opportunity to find expression for interests and hobbies with a view to making additional income. Side hustlers often find out that the challenges they face are somewhat different from those that full time entrepreneurs face and they wonder how to surmount the challenges.

"Tales From The Field: Sharing Our Side Hustle Experiences" will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn all about the side hustle life from people who have started various side hustles and are already earning income from them. This event is targeted at employees who have side hustles, employees who have ideas/ hobbies/ interests they would like to profit from, and also people who have absolutely no idea about starting a side hustle but would love to start one.

Overall, attendees interacting with each other will find out that the journey towards building a side hustle can be made smoother by identifying the community of people who they can turn to when they need support and ultimately learn to share their own stories to encourage other people.

The meetup will be very interactive drawing from everyone's experiences. Attendees will learn how to:
  • Juggle various responsibilities whilst managing a side hustle
  • Use social media and the internet to enhance their side hustles
  • Develop the skills required in managing side hustles
  • Identify pitfalls and challenges that come with side hustling and strategies to adopt in surmounting them
  • Network with other attendees for mutual gain

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Gbubemi Atimomo

Consultant, Business in Tandem Ltd
Gbubemi is a Human Resource & Business Consultant with career experiences spanning various roles in not for profit, consulting, investment banking, and enterprise development sectors. He is the founder of SideHustleNG, an entrepreneurship advocacy initiative launched to provide advice... Read More →
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Usman Imanah

Corporate Communications Head, stanbicibtc
Usman is an Experienced Corporate Communications Professional with special interest in Brand Management, Media & Public Relations, Integrated Marketing Communication, New Media & Stakeholder Management. He is a prolific writer, amazing orator and an inspiring lover of God. He is currently... Read More →
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Folasade Ogunwale

Founder & CEO, Carissas Clothings
Folasade is the Founder and CEO of Carissas Clothings, a women's fashion house. Prior to starting her business, she had worked in Customer Service and Sales roles within Zenith Bank Plc for over twelve years. She started her business as a hobby ten years ago, selling clothes to her... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet Up Lounge


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.

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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 →

Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

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