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Monday, February 4
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Monday February 4, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

6:00am

GIGM Mainland Yaba - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru... Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Mobil Filling Station, Sabo Yaba. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Monday February 4, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

8:00am

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

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

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

8:30am

Rise & Shine...Silence
Limited Capacity seats available

Meditation has become a huge recourse for living in today's world. Meditation does not have to be a spiritual or religious act. Meditation is a way to train the mind to acheive a certain level of awareness. Let us introduce you to the amazing world of silence.

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

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.


Monday February 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:30am

Leading Artificial Intelligence In African Financial Services
Artificial Intelligence has gone beyond the Buzz Word. Leading Artificial Intelligence In African Financial Services is a session which will expose the uniqueness of the first Artificial Intelligence Chat Bot in Africa.

Monday February 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Innovation Stage

9:30am

Wellness & You
Limited Capacity full
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Join us for an engaging discussion where we will explore the full scope of wellness and how to harness the resources around you to improve your overall wellness.

Speakers
avatar for Oyinkan Talabi

Oyinkan Talabi

Wellness Coach, Bodyworks Nigeria
Oyinkan Talabi is a wellness coach who works with individuals and organizations to get the best out of themselves and their teams. She currently hosts the fitness segment on Health matters on TVC. She writes for various magazines like The Guardian newspaper, Exquisite woman magazine... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

11:00am

A Thousand Lives: How Stories Influence Social Change
Stories are important in driving the vehicle of social change. Throughout history, stories relating to human rights abuses, government policies, and social justice have all helped to push forward progress around the world.

Mandela Washington Fellows are a crop of young people who are working to influence their communities and countries through stories and action. Some Fellows have illuminated the plight of disadvantage kids in slum communities, others have demonstrated how simple things like art can be used to influence a group of young people to promote change.

A Thousand Lives: How Stories Influence Social Change panelist will present the inspiring impact of the work they have done in order to bring change to their community using different storytelling techniques.

Participants will learn
  • the art of using visual, kinesthetic, and auditory methods to tell compelling stories about the work they do in their communities.how stories can be used to drive social change
  • how stories are interwoven and how best to frame isolated ideas into a big picture story.
  • how to use stories to apply for grants and funding
  • how to use stories to show growth and impact

The Mandela Washington Fellowship and the YALI Network in Nigeria work to develop and promote young leaders who look within their communities and find specific areas in which they can serve to bring change to such communities.

This session is powered by the passion and success of Mandela Fellows from across the continent and is coordinated by the Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni Association (Nigeria Chapter) and IREX.

Speakers
avatar for Ugochi Obidiegwu

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 →
avatar for Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola

Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola

Project Coordinator, African Radio Drama Association (Arda)
avatar for 'Lamide Johnson

'Lamide Johnson

Chief Of Staff, Ventures Platform
I am a self-taught business storyteller, creative writer, human capital strategist, and published author. I am the founder of The Business Storytelling Company, where I and my team design businesses and create narratives that inspire communication with customers, employees, and investors.I... Read More →
avatar for Sepiso Mwange

Sepiso Mwange

Lecturer, University Of Namibia
Sepiso Mwange is a lecturer in the Performing Arts Department at the University of Namibia, an Applied Theatre practitioner, performing artist (actress and director) and public speaker. Two things she is very passionate about is using Theatre/Drama for social change and communication.She... Read More →
avatar for Adedayo Adeniyi (Dayo Nigeria)

Adedayo Adeniyi (Dayo Nigeria)

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


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

11:00am

Gate Keeping In The Era Of Fake News: The Impact Of Social Media During Elections
Nigeria has witnessed an exponential growth in internet and social media use. The use of social media in elections initially became noticeable in the preparations for the 2011 Nigerian elections, and now receives widespread media attention for its role in informing, engaging and empowering citizens in Nigeria and across Africa.

Gate Keeping In The Era Of Fake News: The Impact Of Social Media During Elections is a session aimed at exploring the effectiveness of social media for communication and monitoring during the 2019 Nigerian election. Panelist will discuss  lessons and possibilities for the use of social media data in the upcoming elections and beyond.

Moderators
avatar for Lolade Nwanze

Lolade Nwanze

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

Speakers
avatar for Yemisi Odusanya

Yemisi Odusanya

Food and Lifestyle Blogger, Youtube
Yemisi Odusanya, more popularly known as Sisi Yemmie is a food and lifestyle blogger, vlogger and content creator. With over 130,000 subscribers on YouTube, she is considered as one of the pioneers of YouTube vlogging in Nigeria and was featured on CNN's Inside Africa in 2017. She... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Ibekwe

Nicholas Ibekwe

Head of Investigations, PREMIUM TIMES
Nicholas Ibekwe is PREMIUM TIMES’ Head of Investigations. He is a graduate of English Language from the Lagos State University. He has a Master’s in International Journalism from City University, London, United Kingdom.Nicholas, who is 2016 fellow of the World Press Fellowship... Read More →
avatar for Adaora Ikenze

Adaora Ikenze

Head of Policy, West and Central Africa, Facebook
Adaora Ikenze is Facebook’s Head of Public Policy for West and Central Africa. She hasworked across Africa, Europe and the US as a lawyer, development expert, political adviserand not-for-profit funder. Prior to joining Facebook, she held senior positions with theGlobal Fund for... Read More →
avatar for Dayo Aiyetan

Dayo Aiyetan

Publisher, CEO, Guardiab Newspapers Limited
Dayo Aiyetan is the founding Executive Director of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, Abuja. He was a senior associate editor and Abuja Bureau chief of TELL Magazine, Nigeria’s leading political weekly, until May 2010 when he resigned to set up the Centre... Read More →
avatar for Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade

Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade

Communications and PR Manager, Google West Africa
Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade leads Google’s Communications and Public Affairs efforts in West Africa.Since joining Google, he has committed himself to helping the media across Africa understand how to incorporate new media and online strategies into their trades. He has implemented a number... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Stage

11:00am

My F*ck Up Story - Sharing Stories Of Professional Failure
Limited Capacity full
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We tend to share our achievements and hide our failures, wrote Destro, a 25-year-old digital analyst and business school graduate based in Napoli, Italy.

Life is not made of success stories alone, but mostly of people failing and getting back on track with more hunger and motivation. What we see often, however, is that the success stories are broadcast worldwide while the sweat-soaked stories of mistakes and failure are buried, never to be heard or seen again. How sad this is for the future because what better way is there to learn that to study the mistakes of our heroes past and so know what paths to avoid?

F*ckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month, in events across the globe, we get three to four people to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their professional f*ckup. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, the sleepless nights spent working on a demo or a Youtube video that eventually nobody wanted to hear or see...we tell them all. The aim of this is to encourage people to step out of their comfort zone and know that failure by itself is not bad. The actual failure is in not getting up after failing.

"My F*ckup story" is a replica of our monthly event series. We'll be inviting professionals from the fields of business, entertainment, beauty, arts, etc. to come to share their stories of failure. All attendees at this event will leave knowing that mistakes are not bad. They are great in fact because they catalyse you to get up and go at it again. And again. And again. Until you get it right.

Speakers
avatar for Chioma Akpotha

Chioma Akpotha

Film Maker, The Oma World Company
The Oma World Company
avatar for Banke Lawal

Banke Lawal

CEO, BMPro Makeup
BANKE MESHIDA LAWAL: PROFILEBanke Meshida Lawal is a leading and professional make-up artist as well as the CEO of BMPROMAKEUP group, a business which not only includes the provision of professional make-up services but as well as a foremost cosmetic make-up line which caters to black... Read More →
avatar for Fatima Oladosu

Fatima Oladosu

Lagos Convener, FUNights Lagos
avatar for Rotimi Pitan

Rotimi Pitan

Chief Executive Officer, Arial View Nigeria Limited
1)Foodie? Nope! And “why the pot belly?” jokes not appreciated2)Work Out? Does owning a commercial size treadmill and installing it in your living room count?3)Adventurous? I’m a Man Utd fan, Jose has purged such silly notions in every aspect of my life 4)Am I fun? Only in small... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Speakeasy Suite

11:00am

Demystifying Yoga In Nigeria
Limited Capacity filling up

Yoga is an ancient health practice with roots in Indian & Egyptian culture dating as far back as 3000 BCE, but became a widespread trend in the Western world in the late 80's. Since then, many styles of this physical practice have evolved making it more mainstream and accessible to the global community. 

Studies show that a low-impact exercise such as yoga is more effective in the maintenance of one’s mental health and prevents relapses in people managing depression and stress. Let's talk about it and not carry last with this tried and tested wellness practice.

This session is aimed at showing how yoga can support and anchor your existing spiritual and fitness practices.

Attendees are welcome to participate in a TRAPYOGA demonstration.

Workout/ loose comfortable clothing advised.
Bring a mat and an open mind.
 




Speakers
avatar for Tobe Ifeanyi

Tobe Ifeanyi

Yoga Instructor, @TIwellness
Tobe Ifeanyi has been a Yogi for over a decade now and active instructor for two years. To her yoga means freedom, kindness and resilience. Tobe specializes in Vinyasa yoga which allows her the versatility to curate a unique experience whether its TrapYoga, a restorative flow or power... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

12:00pm

artHERE: The Paintertainer
Limited Capacity seats available

artHERE: The Paintertainer involves creating iconic portraits and experiences with color, sound and energy.

artHERE is an initiative in collaboration with local artists. Using public space as their canvas, artHERE collaborators bring art to the people through visual, experiential and audio pop ups throughout the #africanxt pavilion. 

Speakers
avatar for Nimi Izulu

Nimi Izulu

Performance Painter, AYNE Network
I’m a creator. Experiences, Art, fashion, film etc. I would to interact with people about the evolution of art and entertainment .


Monday February 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NXT Pop Up

12:00pm

#AfricaNXT Opening
Limited Capacity filling up

AfricaNXT is back for year 2! Join us for opening day festivities ... pop up performances, interactive art installations, limited edition AfricaNXT swag, giveaways and good times to be had by all! AfricaNXT celebrates the remarkable individuals impacting communities and culture across Africa and the Diaspora.

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-zilla

Featured Artists:
Williams Chechet
The Paintertainer


AfricaNXT serves as a platform to showcase the makers, artists, creatives and doers transforming Africa. The week-long festival couples exhibitions with public programming that boldly highlights the work of Africa s next cadre of visionaries. AfricaNXT is a fertile ground for NEXT level ideas rooted in collaboration. From the decor to featured workshops, AfricaNXT serves as a key example of how we can do more and go further together. #AfricaNXT is produced by the SMW Lagos team.

Speakers
avatar for Nimi Izulu

Nimi Izulu

Performance Painter, AYNE Network
I’m a creator. Experiences, Art, fashion, film etc. I would to interact with people about the evolution of art and entertainment .


Monday February 4, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage

12:30pm

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.

Moderators
avatar for Chidera Muoka

Chidera Muoka

Editor, Guardian Life, The Guardian Nigeria

Speakers
avatar for Wofai Egu Ewa (Wofaifada)

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 →
avatar for Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy

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

1:00pm

Storyteller's Studio
Limited Capacity seats available

We all have a story to tell. Our stories are powerful, they change the narrative, they inspire, they transform and they have the power to change the world around us. The Storyteller's Studio is a pop up media experience that empowers attendees to tell their stories.

Through interactive conversations and hands-on workshop attendees will experiment with audio, video and photo capturing all via their mobile device. Attendees will engage with the environment around them documenting themselves and others to weave together stories. Attendees can share their work and receive feedback from award winning content creators.

Speakers
avatar for Roxanne L.  Scott

Roxanne L. Scott

Editorial Director, SMW Lagos
Freelance audio producer. Reporter for WABE News- Atlanta’s NPR station.
avatar for Tayo Odutola

Tayo Odutola

Sound engineer, str8buttah productions


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
NXT Pop Up

2:30pm

Immersive Stories - The Future Of Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Stories - with great influence comes great responsibility. Never more so than when we consider the future of storytelling. Immersive Stories - The Future of Storytelling is a panel discussion exploring immersive storytelling - a powerful new tool for sharing experiences.

Immersive storytelling's significant power has been utilized by the likes of the UN who set up a VR unit in 2015 to showcase their work. It has been embraced by journalism (in 2016 the New York Times sent Google Cardboard headsets to all its subscribers in the US), advertising and many more to bring stories to life in a ways that had not been possible.

 As we discuss the technologies that underpin immersive storytelling - augmented and virtual reality - we'll discuss both what they enable, and the dark side of this potential. Who will ensure that we tell stories for good?
 
This panel discussion brings the future to Africa, with a series of trailblazers who are at the forefront of utilizing immersive storytelling for their craft.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Benson

Joel Benson

Craetive Director, JB Multimedia Studios/360VR Stories
Joel Benson is the founder and Creative Director at JB Multimedia Studios Lagos based independent production company committed to the very best local content, presented, as it has never been seen before. Primarily focused on documentaries and short films, we also work with clients... Read More →
avatar for Judith Okonkwo

Judith Okonkwo

Founding Director, Imìsí 3D
Judith Okonkwo is a Technology Evangelist, Business Psychologist and Organisation Development Consultant with experience working in Africa, Asia and Europe. She sits on the Board of the European Organisation Design Forum, advises Startups, not-for-profits and SMEs on emerging technologies... Read More →
avatar for Ugochi Oluigbo

Ugochi Oluigbo

News Anchor, VR/Environmental Journalist, TVC News
Ugochi Oluigbo, graduate of Imo State University, Owerri, stated her career as a radio presenter with Imo Broadcasting Corporation then moved on to Aso Radio and TV, Abuja as news anchor and presenter.She has won several journalism fellowships and awards including the Climate Change... Read More →
avatar for Jumoke Sanwo

Jumoke Sanwo

Founder/Creative Director, Revolving Art Incubator
Jumoke is a visual artist, cultural producer and the founder and creative director of the Revolving Art Incubator Lagos (RAI).RAI is an incubator space for artists established in 2016 as a platform for multi-creative engagement and contemporary art discourse with a focus on emerging... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for P.J. Okocha

P.J. Okocha

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

Oyindamola Fakeye

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

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.
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

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 →
avatar for Yoga Club Lagos

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 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

3:00pm

artHERE: Community Mural Led By Williams Chechet
Nigerian artist Williams Chechet drawing inspiration from the #SMWLAGOS 2019 theme "Stories: With Great Influence Come Great Responsibility" leads attendees in creating a mixed media mural incorporating images of iconic African cultural figures, newspaper print from the last decade, acrylic paints and markers.

artHERE is an initiative in collaboration with local artists. Using public space as their canvas, artHERE collaborators bring art to the people through visual, experiential and audio pop ups throughout the #africanxt pavilion.

Monday February 4, 2019 3:00pm - Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm
NXT Pop Up

4:00pm

Disrupting Digital Media: How Black Voices Are Creating Space & Shaping The Global Narrative
Limited Capacity seats available

Disrupting Digital Media: How Black Voices Are Creating Space & Shaping The Global Narrative is a panel which will be look at how Black people across the globe are creating, mastering and foster digital spaces across fields to make our voices heard and bring representation, inclusion and service to areas that are lacking. By creating companies, brands, communities, apps and more, we ve made an undeniably indelible mark on the way digital media platforms communicate.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia T. Blanco

Lydia T. Blanco

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

Taryn Finley

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


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

4:00pm

Fake News: How New Media Is Changing The Course Of History
Fake News: How New Media is Changing the Course of History, is a panel discussing the power of social media and fake news - we hear the term a lot but we haven't fully grasped just how much fake news has impacted our world.

It has the power to sway elections.
It has the power to take lives.
It has the power to make people think rumors are facts.
It has the power to cause fights across ethnic lines.

And because of social media everyone is able to like, share and spread fake news at unprecedented rates. What does this mean for the world? What does this mean for Nigeria? And what can we do to stop this?

We look forward to seeing you at our panel of industry heavyweights to discuss all this, you'll learn:

- How much fake news has impacted the world, Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
- Why developing countries are even more vulnerable to fake news.
- How to discern between fake news and real news.
- What is being done the world over to combat fake news.
- Why your voice and stories matter to combat this.


Speakers
avatar for Kolawole Osinowo

Kolawole Osinowo

Senior Business Manager, HMD Global
Kolawole Osinowo is a Sales and Business Innovation leader currently performing as SeniorBusiness Manager at HMD Global – Home of Nokia Phones.Prior to joining HMD Global, Kola was responsible for Mobile Devices Sales at Microsoft acrossWest and Central Africa. He also delivered... Read More →
avatar for Amaechi Okobi

Amaechi Okobi

GROUP HEAD, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Access Bank
Amaechi Okobi is a marketing and communications professional with over 20 years marketing experience having worked in companies such as Revlon, Nigerian Breweries, Globacom, and Guinness. He holds a degree in Marketing from the George Washington University, Washington, DC and is a... Read More →
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Tolulope Balogun

Head of Presentations, News Central
Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun is a multi-talented journalist with over 12 years’ experience in broadcast journalism. She has hosted political tv and radio shows for over 10 years, bringing a distinct flair and presentation style that leaves the viewer wanting more. She just finished... Read More →
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Uche Ajene

Managing Consultant, Quadrant MSL
Uche Ajene is the Managing Consultant of Quadrant MSL, a subsidiary of the Troyka Group of Companies Limited. Prior to this, she was the Director of Marketing & Strategic Accounts at Halogen Security Limited, also a subsidiary of the Troyka Group. Under the leadership of Halogen Security... 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 →


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

4:30pm

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.

Speakers
avatar for Yoga Club Lagos

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

5:00pm

A Tour Of Original Naija With Battabox
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Taofeeq Oyediran

Taofeeq Oyediran

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

Ekundayo Raymond

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


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

6:30pm

Opening Nite Mixer
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We re rolling out the red carpet at SMW Lagos! Please join us on Monday, February 4, in the AfricaNXT Annex from 7:00-9:00 PM to celebrate the opening night of SMW Lagos. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with local marketing professionals and chat with our conference speakers and event organizers. Enjoy complimentary small chops and drinks.  

All SMW Lagos badge holders will be admitted.


Monday February 4, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage
 
Tuesday, February 5
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Tuesday February 5, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

6:00am

GIGM Mainland Yaba - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru... Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Mobil Filling Station, Sabo Yaba. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Tuesday February 5, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

9:00am

Re-Imagine Africa 'Think Ahead'
Limited Capacity full
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Re-Imagine Africa 'Think Ahead' aims to highlight the possibilities and potentials Africa as a continent has in terms of its human capacity and intellect. Using the African Leadership Unleashed model of innovation at zero cost and the ripple effect it has on its beneficiaries, attendees will work together to imagine and solve a problem of an African country, with the aim to get attendees up and thinking.

Attendees will leave this session:
  • With greater self-awareness of their place in the transformation of Africa.
  • With new (entrepreneurial & job creation) ideas to build on.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Igbodike

Joy Igbodike

Creative Director, Jaebee Furniture
Hi, my name is Joy and this quote by Ingvar Kamprad “To design a desk which may cost $1,000 is easy for a furniture designer, but to design a functional and good desk which shall cost $50 can only be done by the very best., drives me daily to be an innovative furniture maker with... Read More →
avatar for Damilare Ogunleye

Damilare Ogunleye

CEO, Suvenia.com
I run a promotional products business, which owns suvenia.com, an e-commerce platform that allows individuals easily discover, buy & sell personalised items. I am a Alibaba UNCTAD eFounder Fellow.I am the Convener of the Designed for Commerce (www.d4chub.com) initiative which equips... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite

9:30am

Mindful Eating: Recipe For Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Mindful Eating: Recipe 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!

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


Speakers
avatar for Fatima Abdullahi

Fatima Abdullahi

Chief Creative Officer, Mahill Foods Nigeria Limited
avatar for Hanifat Ibikunle

Hanifat Ibikunle

Dietician & Nutritionist, Nourishright
I am a passionate, practicing, registered Dietitian Nutritionist.Registered Member | Dietitians Association of NigeriaRegistered Member | Dietitians of CanadaRegistered Member | British Dietetics AssociationRegistered Member | Nutrition Society of Nigeria
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Princess Odiakosa

Chocolatier/ Chocolate Maker, Kalabari Gecko
We are a leading Bean to bar single origin chocolate company. We handcraft chocolate from cocoa sourced directly from the cocoa plantations of Nigeria. We are experimenting with indigenous flavours and ingredients, incorporating them into all the different spectrum of chocolate


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

9:30am

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

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

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

Speakers
avatar for Sam Adeleke

Sam Adeleke

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

Funmi Ajala

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

Pelu Awofeso

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

Nneka Isaac-Moses

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

11:00am

Democratizing Prosperity: Leveraging Technology To Close The Wealth Gap
Limited Capacity seats available

Social media and technology has democratized access to information and opened up the playing field to all players no matter the industry. Anyone with a mobile device benefits from the current paradigm. and is provided with more opportunities, tools, and paths to engage diverse communities and consumers. We are now better equipped to amplify our stories and our work to achieve our goals be it organizing community outreach or scaling our startup. How then do we apply these new models and learnings to the financial services industry? How do we shift our thinking and the conversation around financial inclusion, access to wealth and prosperity for all? This panel brings together disruptors in the fintech space to discuss the importance of economic equality and shared prosperity and techs role in closing the wealth gap and making economic stability a reality for all citizens.

Democratizing Prosperity is a featured PROSPR session.

PROSPR gathers fintech founders, finance executives, economists and other stakeholders to discuss how we leverage technology and digital media to achieve financial inclusion for all and ensure a prosperous Africa for generations to come. 

Speakers
avatar for Chiwete John-Njokanma

Chiwete John-Njokanma

Co-Founder, FINT
Talk to me about anything. Always looking to learn something new.FINT’s goal is to provide access to credit and wealth generating opportunities in Africa(to Africans) by connecting borrowers with lenders via its proprietary technology. Chiwete is passionate about sports(Tennis... Read More →
avatar for Oluwatosin Olaseinde

Oluwatosin Olaseinde

CEO/Founder, Money Africa
Oluwatosin is a chartered accountant with 10 years of experience spanning across accounting, audit, financial management and taxation. She is the Founder/CEO of Money Africa, a platform that enhances financial literacy teaching people how to cut down on unnecessary expense, grow their... Read More →
avatar for Tomilola Adejana

Tomilola Adejana

Co-founder/CEO, Bankly
Tomilola Adejana is the Co-founder/CEO of Bankly, founded with the core mission of enabling financial inclusion in the traditionally cash-based economy of Nigeria. Bankly is a financial distribution company using voucher-based payments solution to solve cash digitisation challenges... Read More →
avatar for Nubi Kay

Nubi Kay

Program Manager, Stripe
Nubi Kay' is a Program Manager at Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Before Stripe, he had a stint at Accenture as a Technology Consultant. Passionate about startups, Nubi co-founded Nigeria's first online takeaway site and still spends... Read More →
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JR Kanu

CEO, REACH Technologies
Featured by Forbes & the BBC, REACH Technologies is a software company focused on artificial intelligence, analytics, and big data. Their flagship app, REACH, leverages artificial intelligence and big data to automatically track and categorize expenses.Designed specifically for the... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Stage

11:00am

#Stories: Re-Imagining The Future Of Travel In Africa With Obinna Ekezie of Wakanow.com
Limited Capacity seats available

This year s #TRAVELAFRICADAY key conversation aptly features Wakanow.com CEO Obinna Ekezie. Wakanow at the close of 2018 raised one of Nigeria s highest single round investments by a non-online shopping business, which is a testament to the viability of Nigeria s and Africa s online travel space.

Leading this conversation will be Adeyemi Adepetu, Tech Editor for The Guardian. This spirited discussion will offer insights on how to scale in the travel and tech sectors. Obinna Ekezie will share his learnings and best practices as an early entrant in the space as well as offer thoughts on what the future of travel looks like for Africa.

#TRAVELAFRICDAY programming highlights the interconnection between travel and digital media. The days events provide answers to how technology and digital media impact travel and tourism in Nigeria and across Africa

#TRAVELAFRICADAY is supported by Virgin Atlantic and The Wheatbaker


Speakers
avatar for Obinna Ekezie

Obinna Ekezie

CEO/ Co-founder, Wakanow.com
Mr. Obinna Ekezie, is the MD/CEO and Co-founder of Wakanow.com, Africa’s leading Online and Retail Travel Company. He studied Mechanical Engineering and Business at the University of Maryland. He is also a TQM professional having completed the IBM Total Quality Management business... Read More →
avatar for Adeyemi Adepetun

Adeyemi Adepetun

ICT Journalist, The Guardian Newspapers
I work with The Guardian Newspapers, Lagos as the Tech Editor with almost a decade experience. An award winning journalist and also well traveled, attending and covering both local and international ICT events.


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

11:00am

Guided Meditation A-Z
Limited Capacity seats available

Meditation is a popular technique for relaxation and stress relief that can significantly increase your ability to concentrate and focus. Focus is the ability to pay attention to one thing at the expense of all others, which can be very difficult in a society that emphasizes multitasking and non-stop productivity. Increasing your ability to focus can foster creativity, promote problem-solving skills and decrease the stress associated with handling more than one task at once. Join us for Guided Meditation A-Z to relax and cultivate focus.

Speakers
avatar for Yoga Club Lagos

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 →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

11:00am

Leveraging Mobile Photography To Tell Compelling Stories
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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

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

Venue

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

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

12:00pm

NXT LEVEL Conversations: A Traveler’s Tale w/ Noble Igwe
Limited Capacity seats available

Storytelling has always been an integral part of how we as Africans share our history and culture. This tradition of storytelling continues and is further amplified in our hyperconnected always on world. As Africans we can share our stories, our culture and our cities with the world. Noble Igwe is a great example of how one can use social to tell great stories and promote local culture. His recent brand partnership with Maltina took his followers on a journey of discovery across Nigeria and shared the stories of people and cities throughout the country. In this session we’ll gain insights on traveling locally, the importance of celebrating local culture and fun things to when traveling the country.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
AfricaNXT Stage

12:30pm

One Africa, One App: Building The Bank Of The Future
Tagged “One Africa, One App,” the conversation with Segun Agbaje, CEO & MD of GT Bank will focus on the role of banks in Africa’s rapidly changing digital and financial services landscape.

With the digital revolution and mobile technologies opening up the financial services sector to non-banks, and customers increasingly finding more value in financial services delivered outside of the banking sector, the future of banking looks less in banking halls and more in the palms of consumers.

Segun will speak on, and answer questions about, what this fundamental shift in the creation and use of financial services will mean for the future relationship between banks and customers.

Featuring Segun Agbaje!

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation Stage

12:30pm

Postcard & Stamp Collectors' Hangout
Limited Capacity seats available

My Story: My love for postcards goes back to my childhood days. My dad traveled a lot, and most times he would send us postcards telling us where he was and what was happening there. I was always excited to receive and read them because I loved the fact they were handwritten from a far away country with the stamps of that nation.

Join Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd and the Lagos Philatelic Club to connect and learn about the World of Stamp and Postcard Collection and learn how postcards and stamps are great marketing tools for promoting tourism in and outside Nigeria! Mingle and network with stamp and postcard collectors and travel and culture enthusiasts using social media platforms to redefine communication and encourage people to send handwritten mails in this digital era.

About our Postcard & Stamp Collectors' Hangout
  • Mingle and Network with Stamp and Postcard Collectors and Enthusiasts
  • Postcard Exercise:  sign up for  www.postcrossing.com and send a postcard or/and send a time capsule letter to yourself or loved ones
  • Stamp Exchange: Stamp Collectors are invited to do stamp swap with each other
  • Post box Opening with NIPOST for interested participants. www.nipost.gov.ng

Speakers
avatar for Bayo Fadairo

Bayo Fadairo

President, Lagos Philatelic Club
BAYO FADAIRO a trained journalist holds BSc (Hon) Psychology (Unilag) and an Advance Diploma in Professional Administration. Members Institute of Executive Secretaries and Public Administrators of Nigeria. Presently he is a Public Relations/Marketing consultant, working in various... Read More →
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

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

Raphael James

Director General, Center For Research, Information Management & Media Development
Dr. Raphael James is the founder of the largest Photo Museum of Nigeria History with over 35, 000 photos. Publisher of African Dame and The National Biographer Magazines; The National Biographer Magazine have featured some VIP's in Africa and beyond, including former Military President... Read More →
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Oluwafunmilayo Ogunlana

Deputy Director, Nigeria Postal Service
OLUWAFUNMILAYO OGUNLANA is the Deputy Director and Head Philately Bureau of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) in Marina, Lagos.
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Laja Shoniran

Vice-President, Lagos Philatelic Club
LAJA SHONIRAN is a highly experienced and resourceful Human Resources Trainer, Financial Wellness Expert and a Management Consultant with passion for digital/soft-skills training and entrepreneurship development as a means of empowering people with tools that can help them discover... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
NXT Lit Lab

1:00pm

Lunchtime Massages
Limited Capacity seats available

High stress levels are taking their toll on employees and their companies. We all know that unchecked stress both mental and physical causes countless health problems. Massage decreases muscle tensions and stress points, and prevents the development of serious injuries. Added benefits include increased energy levels and concentration, decreased absenteeism, and enhanced well-being. Lunchtime Massages is the perfect chance to drop in and find a massage therapy that is best for your stress level.

Massages on the Menu
  • foot reflexology
  • back massages
  • head & shoulder massages

Speakers
avatar for Tega Gbadagri

Tega Gbadagri

Founder, The Mobile Spa
Tega Gbadagri is a self massage enthusiast. She believes individuals can ease their tensed muscles and improve their well- being, through self massage.She is a multilingual (French & English) beauty therapist. She is a certified educator for the prestigious Gemology Cosmetics, Paris... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:30pm

OOTD Disrupt: The Look
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Idia Aisien

Idia Aisien

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

2:15pm

Creating Compelling Stories: The Legit Way
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In the age of fake news and hoaxes, creating impactful stories that are authentic, ethical verifiable and interesting have become a two-edged sword. Content creators and story tellers globally are caught between creating content that will engage readers, drive high traffic to their sites and at the same time avoid content that are sensational or contain elements of click baits and false claims. These challenges are currently dominating debates both in online and offline discussions globally. There is a reason why online fake news can have devastating influence on what takes place offline. Social media and spread of online news platforms and the decline of traditional media means that more people are consuming and going online in search of news in a 24 hours news cycle. In the same vein, the nature of news production and sourcing have also led to competition among publishers.

 The competition to break the news first and to reach a wider audience is causing a distortion of news content with various content creators framing headlines and writing content to reflect certain biases but ultimately to drive traffic. The present challenge is tell the stories responsibly. As content creators look more and more to social media for sourcing and downplays the traditional news gathering method, fake news have become a danger to telling authentic stories devoid of hoaxes. These developments is causing concern for publishers who are struggling in a fast paced environment with the risk of publishing fake news.

This session is a how-to guide on how to navigate the intricacies of telling impactful stories using diverse formats and topics analysing audience preferences using proven content strategy in a responsible and ethical way

Speakers
avatar for Bayo Olupohunda

Bayo Olupohunda

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


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

2:30pm

Beyond Payments: The Next Generation Of Fintech Startups In Sub-Saharan Africa
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Fintech in Africa is rapidly evolving. Today, there are hundreds of fintech startups serving the 444 million unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa. How has the sector changed in recent years?

M-Pesa in Kenya was a pioneer in African fintech, and drove a generation of startups focused on mobile money and mobile payments. Since then, the fintech sector has blossomed to include insurance, credit scoring, data analytics and more, offering insights and lessons to fintech innovators around the world.

We re excited about the progress we have seen in payments, but at Village Capital, we re even more interested in the next generation of fintech startups.

Startups are now building on top of the payments infrastructure to serve a population that is living longer and entering the middle class. They are also reimagining the way Africans finance farms and small businesses. Beyond Payments: The Next Generation Of Fintech Startups In Sub-Saharan Africa will cover the fintech sub-sectors and companies to watch in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Speakers
avatar for Adedana Ashebir

Adedana Ashebir

Regional Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Village Capital
Adedana leads Village Capital's Africa strategy and work out of Nairobi. Village Capital is a global venture capital organization. Adedana joined Village Capital after nearly three years at the African Leadership Network (ALN), a community of the continent's young, dynamic, and influential... Read More →
avatar for Wilfred Mamah

Wilfred Mamah

Stanbic IBTC Bank, Head, Digital Strategy, Issuing and Management
An Information Technology and Business executive with deep expertise in Digital transformstion, IT Strategy formulation and execution; IT Managed Services delivery, IT Service Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning as well as agile Projects Delivery.Led major... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite

2:30pm

Caught Between Truth & Patriotism: Dilemma Of The Millennial Traveller
This knowledge sharing session will feature travel industry influencers sharing insights on how young and adventurous African travellers can strike a healthy balance when faced between trying to promote beautiful African destinations and reporting the truth about the various (political, economic, social and cultural) obstacles they face along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Oluwakemi Ojo

Oluwakemi Ojo

Digital Strategist/Travel Consultant, Travelanders
Oluwakemi Ojo is a Chapter Leader at Travel Massive Lagos. She’s a Digital Content Strategist and an All-Around Digital Marketer who is passionate about travel. Over the years, she has created content, driven social media strategy, SEO strategy and shaped brand architecture for... Read More →
avatar for Deji Ajomale-McWord

Deji Ajomale-McWord

CEO,, African Sports Tourism Week


Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
NXT Pop Up

2:30pm

Redefining The Beauty Of African Hair
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ade Balogun

Ade Balogun

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


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

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for P.J. Okocha

P.J. Okocha

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

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.
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

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 →
avatar for Yoga Club Lagos

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 →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

4:00pm

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.

Speakers
avatar for Jide Sanwo-Olu

Jide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Gubernatorial candidate, APC
avatar for Nkem Okacha

Nkem Okacha

Founder of Mama Moni Nigeria, Mama Moni Nigeria
avatar for Jay Alabraba

Jay Alabraba

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

Temitope Akin Fadeyi

Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, Central Bank of Nigeria


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

4:00pm

Stories From The South - Exploring Opportunities & Innovation In Nigeria's South South
Limited Capacity seats available

Stories From The South - Exploring Opportunities & Innovation In Nigeria's South South will provide a platform to share outstanding stories and lessons about innovation, science, arts and technology from Nigeria's South South region.

The Speakeasy format makes it easier for participants to interact and engage on likely opportunities and inspiration that the stories can help birth.

Speakers
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Enwongo Cleopas

Roothub, Legal Adviser
I am a legal practitioner and an Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist. Currently on my plate right now is me bridging my passion for gender equality with justice for the environment and tech advocacy.
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Damola Morenikeji

COO, Joy, Inc.
Damola Morenikeji is COO of Joy, Inc., the benefit corporation building a generation of happier, flourishing and fearless young Africans leveraging the latest research on happiness, resilience and human flourishing. He led Strategy and Innovation at The Roothub – a collaborative... Read More →
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Tony Onuk

Co-Founder, The Roothub


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

4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

4:00pm

The Kahoot Game: Travel Edition
The Kahoot Game is actually a game-based learning experience where attendees will use their phone to login to the KAHOOT ONLINE GAMING PLATFORM - using a pin and join the interactive and competitive Q & A SESSIONS ON AFRICAN TRAVEL in real time. Winners of each segment of the game will go home with gifts and prices!

Speakers
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Uchenna Innocent

Digital Marketing Lead, Betacar.ng
Uchenna Innocent is an entrepreneurial-minded individual with a passion for Digital Marketing and and Product Management with a broad experience of using social media as a tool to create brand awareness for businesses, products and services, music, events, and people alike.His experience... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
NXT Pop Up

4:30pm

Meditation To Mindfulness: Building On Your Focus
Limited Capacity seats available

Mindfulness is the end game, and it has become a powerful recourse for living in today's world. It is a way to train the mind to achieve a higher level of concentration, awareness, focus, calm and agility.

Speakers
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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.


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

4:30pm

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

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

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

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

Speakers
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Solafunmi

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

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

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

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

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


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

5:30pm

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

Speakers

Okechukwu Ofili 
CEO, OkadaBooks Digital Publishing and Distribution Company

Steve Shaba
Publisher, Kraft Books
 
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Writer, company: Daily Trust

Toni Kan
CEO, This is Lagos

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

5:45pm

Travel Debate: Are African Travel Adventures Worth The Trouble?
Is really worth travelling the length and breadth of Africa? Is the pain worth the gain? Two widely travelled individuals will be involved in this debate while the audience will vote for the 'winner' with the most valid points at the end.

Speakers
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'Funmi Oyatogun

Lead Experience Designer, TVP Adventures
TVP Adventures is a company focused on designing creative and meaningful travel experiences within Nigeria and Africa. Our mission is to break through African borders and facilitate group, corporate and educational travel experiences that are 'off the beaten path'. From cultural and... Read More →
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Yejide Runsewe

Experience Curator, Naija Nomads
Naija Nomad's curate and create unique experiences for the green passport holder. So imagine an online platform where you get all the tips and tricks of traveling with a green passport, get inspiration from or inspiring fellow green passport travelers, sign up for their uniquely curated... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm
NXT Pop Up

7:00pm

African Karaoke Night
This meetup features the best of undiluted African Karaoke Entertainment. Volunteers among the attendees will choose contemporary and timeless African songs to perform - while the audience sings along. There'll also be comedy competition and exciting Q & A sessions.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
NXT Pop Up
 
Wednesday, February 6
 

8:30am

Rise & Shine: Walking Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a tremendous richness of experience to become aware of as you walk. The body loves movement, and will reward you with pleasure if you pay attention to how it feels! So much of the time we are caught up in our tech-obsessed worlds, thinking about last weeks meeting or next weeks deadlines... Paying attention to the body as you walk will help you to enjoy simply being in the moment.

Walking meditation can be both a formal and informal practice. Walking Meditation provides a different sense of awareness from seating and laying down. You have been walking for so long, now is the time to remind yourself that walking can represent falling forward and moving on.

Speakers
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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 →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

9:00am

Research Skills Tips
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

Speakers
avatar for Jumoke Adegbonmire

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

9:30am

Building Your Marketing Toolbox: Getting Ready For A Career In The Music Industry
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you re interested in being a publicist, manager or label owner, you ll need to understand the fundamentals of marketing in order to have a lasting career in the music industry. This panel discusses the tools needed to promote up-and-coming artists in today s ever-changing digital landscape.

This masterclass will cover crafting a compelling media story, pitching journalists and bloggers, leveraging social media to amplify your story and engage your audience, analytical tools available for strong social media growth, and actionable tasks that can be used by musicians or anyone looking to build their personal brand. Be ready to take notes and ask lots of questions during this informative presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ugwu

Michael Ugwu

General Manager, Sony Music West Africa


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Meet Up Lounge

10:30am

Girl Forward
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! 

#GirlForward is a science and Tech event that creates a platform for young girls,  key industry actors and stakeholders to discuss critical issues facing the development of young girls in Nigeria with special attention on how the science and technology, most especially the new media (social media) can be leveraged  to develop timely interventions or deliver sexual and reproductive health messages and products to young girls in Nigeria. This session will feature 5 panelists whose contributions will be from different areas but tailored to address the issue of girls, there (girls ) reproductive health, and the role of social media to empower the young girls to be able to make timely decisions as to their reproductive and sexual health.

Venue
FORD FOUNDATION
Ten,105 Close, Banana Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Contact The Organizers For More Info: http://bit.ly/SMWgirlforward

Speakers
avatar for Damilola Anwo-ade

Damilola Anwo-ade

Tech Entrepreneur/ICT Trainer, Sprout Digital
Damilola ​​ is the Managing Partner of Sprout Digital Development Limited (Sprout) and the founder of CodeIT. Damilola has considerable ‘hands on’, client-facing, project-based experience in the NGO sector. Her broad range of experience includes delivering core ICT projects... Read More →
avatar for Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin

Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin

Director, Pearls Africa
Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin is the Founder of Pearls Africa Foundation,an advocate for Education and empowerment of Women and Girls, An ICT Consultant.
avatar for Ozzy Etomi

Ozzy Etomi

Writer/Communications Strategist, Pagatech Ltd
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'Sola Fagorusi

Executive Director, Onelife Initiative for Human Development
‘Sola Fagorusi is the Executive Director of Onelife Initiative for Human Development, a non-profit that has directly supported over 45,000 adolescents and young people with sexual and reproductive health knowledge; enterprise skills and civic literacy since 2014. He also currently... Read More →
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Adenike Oyetunde

Director, Amputees United Initiative
Adenike is a lawyer, media personality and social entrepreneur working with Amputees United Initiative to further improve the plight of persons living with disability in Nigeria, She is also the Author of the book titled Ade՛ni'ke՛.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
SMW Explore

11:00am

Influential Content: Using Storytelling To Drive Social Change In The Digital Age
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Moderators
avatar for Edirin Edewor

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Oluwatosin Ajibade

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

11:00am

The Digital Revolution: Streaming, Mobile, Experiential & New Conversion Platforms
Music is now consumed more conveniently and immediately than ever before via a plethora of streaming and digital platforms, a list which seems to continue to grow exponentially, as services seek to provide a more user-friendly and effective vehicle for music discovery and consumption.

At the same time, multi-media companies (radio, TV, streaming, on-demand), legal firms, streaming/audio companies, rights organizations, content owners/creators and others are navigating the opportunities, challenges, and legalities of our burgeoning global music eco-system.

Additionally, the live arena has seen significant digital evolution for both existing platforms and new ones as consumers search for more efficient ticketing/merchandise purchase solutions and wish to connect with their peers to share their experiences immediately driven by photo and video moments via established and emerging social platforms.

This panel will bring together trusted minds with a vested interest in the digital/mobile and tech space to discuss how they are competing for consumer attention as well as monetizing the experience for creators, content owners and the digital and mobile landlords of the virtual world.

Moderators
avatar for Simi Adejumo

Simi Adejumo

OAP, The Beat99.9 FM

Speakers
avatar for Oye Akideinde

Oye Akideinde

GM,Music Services, MTN Music
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Teju Ajani

Country Manager, Android, Google Nigeria, Google
Teju Ajani is the Country manager, Android for Google in Nigeria. She is focused on ensuring access to affordable Android devices for Nigerians along with varied data options to ensure Nigerians can access valuable and relevant information on the internet.Prior to this, she was the... Read More →
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Jite Ovueraye

Head of Marketing and Operations, Accelerate


Wednesday February 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Stage

11:00am

Everyday Aromatherapy
Limited Capacity seats available

It s no secret that scent can have a powerful effect on your life. Just a hint of a particular aroma can conjure good memories.  It can even have a physical effect on you, depending on what you associate with that aroma.

It s why cultures for centuries have used the sense of smell as a pathway to encourage health and healing. They recognized the relationship between the nose and scent as a way to help unify the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of ourselves.

Aromatherapy is the art of using naturally extracted aromatic oils from plants and is often associated with alternative medicine. Learn how you can improve your day to day life and overall health with Aromatherapy.

Speakers
avatar for Abisola Arowoshola

Abisola Arowoshola

Managing Director, Mo's Natural Solutions Ltd.
Abisola Arowoshola is the Managing Director of Mo’s Natural Solutions Ltd. and holds a B.Sc. in Fisheries & Aquatic Biology from the Lagos State University, with over 15 years post-graduate work experience in various Corporate Organizations prior to founding Mo's. Her innate curiosity... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

12:00pm

NXT Level Conversations: Passion Fruit
Social Media has provided a platform for users to network, share their stories and grow their passion but nothing is more enjoyable than when passion turns to profit. Passion Fruit is a main stage discussion which sees Pop Up Africa in conversation with a leading food entrepreneur. Jessica Laditan, founder of Pop Up Africa asks about their journey into the food and drink industry in Nigeria and how to turn your passion for food into a money making success.  

Speakers
avatar for Reni Folawiyo

Reni Folawiyo

Founder & CEO, Alara
Mrs Folawiyo is the founder and CEO of Alara, a contemporary African design space in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.A graduate of law from the University of Warwick, Mrs Folawiyo practiced for 10 years before pursuing her passion for creative expression.Alara, the Yoruba word for... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
AfricaNXT Stage

12:00pm

#SMWLAGOS 2020 Loading... Info Session & Meet-Up
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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



Speakers
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n'dada vaz

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

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


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

12:30pm

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Ore Onile-Ere

Ore Onile-Ere

Radio Presenter, Megalectrics

Speakers
avatar for Deji Adeniji

Deji Adeniji

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

Lanre Masha

Head of Marketing, TRACE
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Dare Art Alade

Executive Creative Director, Livespot 360
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Edi Lawani

Head Consultant, Kukuruku NG


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation Stage

12:30pm

Stop Hustling - Living A Life Of Dignity, Steadfastness & Joy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

With the imploding rise of technology and time spent on social media, several young professionals find themselves unhappy, making comparison with others on their timelines, and put efforts in what they refer to as their hustle.

The Stop Hustling - Living A Life Of Dignity, Steadfastness & Joy session leverages the latest research and evidence on resilience, decision making and happiness integrated with the personal stories and experiences from the selected speakers to help attendees build a career with dignity steadiness and value.

Speakers
avatar for Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo

Founder, Joy, Inc.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Studio Suite

1:00pm

Miniature Zen Gardening
Limited Capacity seats available


If meditation and yoga are not your forte, dont worry you can still find your zen and start centered with a little racking. 

You will get to play with sand in an adult fun way, that is mindful and restorative. It is both a sensory and mindful expereince.



Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

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.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:30pm

TalkOverFood 3.0 - The Future Of Food In Africa
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

TalkOverFood is a premier knowledge exchange platform where foodprenuers, food enthusiast and players across the food value chain spark deep conversations on the business, culture and future of food.

Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive panel session followed by Food Pitch Springboard, an opportunity for food startups to share there food business idea for feedback and funding support.

TalkOverFood 3.0 - The Future Of Food In Africa
will explore:
  • Funding for foodpreneurs by examining opportunities, challenges and solutions for Africa.
  • Food tech and innovation
At the end of event , we look forward to equipping participants with new knowledge and empowered with support that will not only change the way they think about food business, but inspire them to create more impact because the future of food is now.

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

Moderators
avatar for Tobi Ricketts

Tobi Ricketts

Founder, The Kitchen Space
Tobi is a strategist focused on business, marketing, social impact and innovation. She is the founder of The Kitchen Space an innovative food hub empowering foodpreneurs by providing co-working space, developmental support and access to new market opportunities.Having started her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ozoz Sokoh

Ozoz Sokoh

Founder, Kitchen Butterfly
Ozoz Sokoh, an exploration geologist and food explorer is passionate about food – cooking, eating, dreaming, writing and photographing it, especially on her blog, Kitchen Butterfly. A ‘Traveller by plate’,she uses foodways – the social, cultural and economic practices relating... Read More →
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Ifedayo Durosinmi - Etti

Founder, Parliamo Bambini
Ifedayo Durosinmi – Etti is a sales and marketing expert with over 10 years of management and leadership experience working in the fashion, marketing and manufacturing Industries. She holds a first degree in Biochemistry and an MBA in Global Business.Prior to moving back to Nigeria... Read More →
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Adewale Yusuf

CEO, Techpoint
Adewale Yusuf is a visual storyteller with a strong interest in Technology and humanity ecosystem. He has followed closely the happenings in the African tech sector for more than 7 years. He is the Founder and CEO of an African leading technology media platform Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng... Read More →
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Sola Oyawale

VP Corporate Development & Partnerships, FarmCrowdy
Olusola is a Business Process and Organizational Development professional, he holds a B.Eng.(Civil Engineering) from the Federal University of Technology Akure, MBA from EdinburghBusiness School Herriot Watt University, Scotland.With a significant part of his career in Business Consulting... Read More →
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Renee Chuks

Director, Umami Centre for Culinary Arts
Renee Oluwaseun Chukwuemeka (Renee Chuks) was born in Lagos. She grew up as the only child of her mum and was introduced to cooking from age 8, when she was the last in the assembly line for Saturday moin-moin breakfast alongside her Grandma and her Mum.A career in television led... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AfricaNXT Stage

2:30pm

Who Needs You Anyway? Reinventing The Artist-Label Relationship In The Digital Era
Today s world is giving independent artists more avenues than ever before to get their music created, distributed and consumed. As a result, many are questioning the need for artists to bind themselves to the conventional label deal, while for others, the allure of being a signed artist remains a coveted goal.

In the same vein, the balance of power between artist managers and labels is shifting and becoming ever more complex in the digital age, particularly when it comes to marketing.
Battlegrounds include who owns what data, who has what access to data and who owns the marketing relationship (and spend) these days.

How can all sides learn to work better together to the benefit of artists? Where are the gaps in communication? How are these roles likely to shift further in the future?
Ultimately how can an artist determine what is the best option for their career?

This panel will explore the relevance of the artist-label relationship in the digital era through the lens of the recording agreement. By comparing and contrasting conventional recording deals with emerging alternative arrangements, we will explore ways in which artists and labels can achieve a more symbiotic, balanced relationship that truly reflects the realities of the 21st Century digital environment.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Jekan

Douglas Jekan

OAP, The Beat99.9 FM
avatar for Steve Babaeko

Steve Babaeko

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

Buki Izeogu

Founder/CEO, BukiHQ Media
avatar for M.I Abaga

M.I Abaga

Artiste, Chocolatecity Music
avatar for Godwin Tom

Godwin Tom

CEO, iManage Africa


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Stage

2:30pm

A Moment On The Lips...
Limited Capacity seats available

In this roundtable discussion some of social media's biggest healthy eating advocates in Nigeria will discuss wholesome eating and what it takes to have a balanced diet. They'll be discussing eating well on a limited diet, staying healthy whilst enjoying cultural dishes and to what extent is social media helping people to pay closer attention to food, health and well being.  

Speakers
avatar for Iq Ukoh

Iq Ukoh

CEO & Founder, 1q Food Platter Limited
I am a Nutritionist /Dietitian with over 20 years experience marketing global food brands. With current interest in African and Nigerian foods how can we brand our foods without looking like me too European foods . I am keen rapid ways of raising level of awareness of Nutrition knowledge... Read More →
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Bunmi George

Founder, ShredderGang
Bunmi George is a Dietician and Fitness professional, she is the Founder of ShredderGang, a professional nutrition and fitness company committed to helping individuals lead healthier and happier lives.She is an alumni of the University of Toronto, where she obtained two degrees.One... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
NXT Pop Up

2:30pm

TalkOverFood Springboard Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for P.J. Okocha

P.J. Okocha

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

Oyindamola Fakeye

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

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.
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

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 →
avatar for Yoga Club Lagos

Yoga Club Lagos

Founder & Yoga Coach, Yoga Club Lagos x Sandra Patrick
Sandra Patrick, (Founder of Yoga Club) has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship. Sandra got her yoga teaching certification while still in corporate, and started teaching full time 5 years ago. Her yoga... Read More →


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

4:00pm

The New Music Economy: A Collaborative Team Approach
While today's songwriters and performers can potentially make more money than ever before, that doesn't automatically mean they're going to be set for life. We've all seen the hard-luck stories about singers who were big stars just a few years ago who somehow wind up penniless after a series of setbacks, and we continue to see artists from all genres or music, who declare bankruptcy, sometimes even repeatedly, in an effort to manage debts that exceed their incomes.

The panel will discuss the new music economy and the critical importance of a collaborative team approach to proactively build and protect the artist/band/ producer s financial resources, with real-life planning strategies and safeguards that can be utilized to avoid the potential landmines, helping to ensure a solid, and stress-free financial future.

Moderators
avatar for Osikhena Dirisu

Osikhena Dirisu

OAP, The Beat99.9 FM

Speakers
avatar for Wale Davies

Wale Davies

Artiste, SDC/Fatherland
avatar for Bada Akintunde-Johnson

Bada Akintunde-Johnson

Country Manager, ViacomCBS Networks
Big believer in Africa and her people. Living for inspiring young Africans through the power of storytelling through arts and culture. Music, film and football are some of the most potent passion points for driving social change. Lending my voice to amplifying our stories. That's... Read More →
avatar for Chichi Nwoko

Chichi Nwoko

General Manager, Kwese Free TV
avatar for Kemi Adetiba

Kemi Adetiba

Founder, Kemi Adetiba Visuals


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

4:00pm

The Use Of Data In Telling Authentic Stories
When was the last time you received a viral Whatsapp story that was too good to be true? Or a story that quoted crazy statistics and facts without any source? As Nigerians, we are often skeptical of each other s stories. And globally, the stories that come out of Nigeria are not always the ones we would choose.

But as human beings, storytelling is a core part of our interaction with one another. Our stories have the power to make great impact so we need to be aware of the responsibility we have to use data wisely and avoid misinforming our audiences.

Proper use of data and good fact sharing practices have the potential to drive major change. The power of data for storytelling is so important, especially for us as Africans. Both globally and within our borders, we need to know how to tell powerful, authentic stories that use data to showcase our realities.

Storytelling has always been a way to communicate with humans on an emotional level. Whether in business, marketing, advocacy, improving citizen s rights or non profits attracting funds, for us at Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative we believe in finding stories that resonate with our audience in every way possible.



Speakers
avatar for Niniola Soleye

Niniola Soleye

Managing Director, DRASA (Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh) Health Trust
Niniola is the Managing Director of DRASA (Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh) Health Trust, a public health organization working to keep Nigeria safe from public health threats through the advancement of infection control practices, hygiene and sanitation behaviors, and outbreak preparedness... Read More →
avatar for Banke Alawaye

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 →
avatar for Ray Anyasi

Ray Anyasi

Managing Director, Rayany Enterprise (aka Naphtali Books)
Ray Anyasi is the founder and MD of Naphtali Books, one of Nigeria's leading publishing houses. He is the author of the Sorrows of Udi franchise and over 20 Amazon bestselling titles, a TV/Animation content production consultant, Chief Event Coordinator of Lagos Comic Convention... Read More →
avatar for Debola Deji-Kurunmi

Debola Deji-Kurunmi

Executive Director, Ideation Hub Africa
I’m the Executive Director at Ideation Hub Africa. We are a social impact incubator located in Lagos, Nigeria; equipping early stage social entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals and change makers with executive education, enterprise incubation, growth advisory and collaborative... Read More →
avatar for Toyin Adesola

Toyin Adesola

Executive Director, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Mgt Initiative
Toyin Adesola is a graduate of Economics from Lagos State University. A coach, a consultant, speaker, sickle cell warrior and advocate, she is presently the Executive Director/ Founder of Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative a non-profit focusing on issues dealing with sickle... Read More →
avatar for Oluseyi Oyebisi

Oluseyi Oyebisi

Executive Director, Nigeria Network of NGOs
Oluseyi Oyebisi is the Executive Director of the Nigeria Network of NGOs, a membership body for over 1000 civil society organizations that facilitates effective advocacy. Previously, he worked with UNICEF in New York as the Global Coordinator for UNICEF Rural Voices of Youth, which... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Healthy Healers
Limited Capacity seats available

Healthy Healers is an interactive cooking workshop, where a leading chef will demonstrate how to cook meals that have healing benefits. Attendees will learn how to grow their own ingredients and how to make quick and simple healthy meals.  

Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
NXT Pop Up

4:00pm

Bring Your Own Mug: An Invitation To Share Your Story
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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! 

We are on a mission to transform culture and society.
We are professionals, entrepreneurs, doers, and one-(wo)man revolutions.
We gather around causes - health, education, poverty, equality.

Whatever your brew of choice, Bring Your Own Mug and connect with other "ordinary" people with extraordinary ambition.

Listen to stories of individuals who are quietly making waves and impacting millions - or thousands, or tens. Meet the unsung changemakers who are transforming culture from an office desk, in front of a whiteboard, or over a kitchen stove. Discover opportunities to plug into innovative, impactful programs.

Share your ideas and connect with a community of enablers.

And of course - what's a BYOM gathering without coffee, tea and dessert? - enjoy a mug on the house!

Venue
XO Boutique Bakery
48 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Lagos
Gate Fee: Free
Limited Seating Available. Pre-Registration Required to Attend
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.goodlifestylist.com

Speakers
avatar for Simi Lawoyin

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 →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
SMW Explore

4:30pm

Yoga & Aromatherapy
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a calming Yoga Flow supported by aromatherapy. The power of two ancient therapies, move and inhale as we pair each pose with essential oils to promote calm and serenity.

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

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.
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

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 →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

5:00pm

Beyond The Menu
The global growth in the food & drink industry and stiff competition has let to consumers wanting more than just good food, dining is now about the entire experience. Beyond the menu is a panel discussion around experiential dining in Nigeria. Our panel will be discussion why consumers want more than just good food and what they are doing to build on the dining experience, the growth of food & drink festivals, supper clubs and the future of experiential dining in Africa.

Speakers
avatar for Minjiba Cookey

Minjiba Cookey

Founder, Minjiba Cookey.com
avatar for Folayemi Agusto

Folayemi Agusto

Co-Founder, Eat Drink Lagos
avatar for Lola Daniyan

Lola Daniyan

Travel Content Creator & Travel Writer, Unravelling Nigeria
Lola Daniyan is a travel curator, travel content creator and the head travel writer at Unravelling Nigeria which is a Nigerian online travel resource. She's also the co-host of the good bad gang podcast. In her spare time, she likes to sleep, read and create mischief.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage

5:30pm

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.

Speakers
avatar for Papa Omotayo

Papa Omotayo

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

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 →
avatar for Bode Olatoye

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 →
avatar for Femi Owoyomi

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

5:30pm

Sleep Is Your Superpower!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Grab a blanket and join us for Sleep Is Your Superpower! an interactive speakeasy session where we will discuss:

  • The effects of sleep (and the lack of it) on productivity.
  • How technology can reduce sleep quality, with a look at how blue light, light and noise pollution affect sleep.
  • How to sleep better without drugs
  • Everyday foods that improve sleep quality
  • How music and technology including mobile light filters, sleep aids and apps can improve sleep quality

Speakers
avatar for Ore Fakorede

Ore Fakorede

Communications Manager, Kuda
I blog about emotions and mental health at orefakorede.com.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Speakeasy Suite

6:30pm

Saucy Social
Saucy Social is a mini food festival with 3 hours of good food, good music & good vibes along with food related team games with prizes to be won!

Wednesday February 6, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage
 
Thursday, February 7
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Thursday February 7, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

9:30am

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!

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

Speakers
avatar for Omodara Adediran

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 →
avatar for Oshuware Yvonne Leon

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

9:30am

Telling Great Stories In Healthcare
Limited Capacity seats available

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 cover storytelling by health professionals and advocates of healthy living as a way to market healthcare to reach a wider audience and promote a culture of health among people from the home to the work place and the community.

Venue
Doctoora Health Hub
11, Gbajumo Crescent, off Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos
Gate Fee: Free
3rd Party Registration Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/telling-great-stories-in-healthcare-tickets-53720154428
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.hellocare.ng

Thursday February 7, 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm
SMW Explore

10:00am

Measuring The Returns On Social Media Investment
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! 

Measuring The Returns On Social Media Investment is an interactive panel discussion where business leaders, industry professionals, and marketing enthusiasts share their views on the impacts of social media and technology on modern-day marketing as well as how much of a profitable investment social media marketing can be.
Related topics to be treated include :

  • The impact of online brand perception on marketing outcomes.
  • Vanity Metrics What social media marketing data is relevant for businesses in the digital age
  • The concept of Intelligent marketing and its use cases for social media advertising.

Venue

Oriental Hotel Nigeria
Function Room 1
3 Lekki -Epe Expy, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Gate Fee: Free
Contact The Organizers For More Info: bit.ly/smwredwire

Speakers
avatar for Demola Adetona

Demola Adetona

Creative Director, EXPOZE Nigeria
Demola Adetona is an award winning Digital Media Enthusiast who has proven himself worthy, severally in strategic gate-keeping and brand communications on Social Media. He is the founder of EXPOZE Nigeria,He prepared for a career in his field with EXPOZE MAGAZINE back in 2008. Over... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
SMW Explore

11:00am

Internet Governance: Make Your Voice Count
As policy makers and technical experts work to connect the remaining two-thirds of the world s nations, the way in which the Internet is governed will likely have an impact on how we use it and how it evolves.

The Internet Society is working for an open, globally-connected, trustworthy, and secure Internet for everyone. We aim to reform-decision making approaches to deliver sound Internet policies that put people s interests at the center. We want to build a digital future that puts people first.

In Africa, we have been working closely with organizations such as the African Union on a new set of guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy in Africa.

We will also empower youth as a key force to organize their advocacy and defend their rights as we shape the future of the Internet. Their voices must be heard in the digital future. Together we can help them make their voices count.

Speakers
avatar for Betel Hailu

Betel Hailu

Communications Coordinator, Internet Society
Currently working as Communications Coordinator for the Internet Society, African Regional Bureau.Graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Addis Ababa University (AAU) and a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).Diversified... Read More →
avatar for Dewole Ajao

Dewole Ajao

President, Internet Society Nigeria Chapter
I'm a keen Internet user with a background in network and systems administration. I've been active in the communities responsible for shaping Internet policy and have done some advocacy for a few years. I also happen to be a policy chair at AFRINIC (www.afrinic.net), president of... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Stage

11:00am

Vulnerabilty: A Tool For Great Influence
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you understand vulnerability. Would you like to have more balance in your work, life and relationships. Are you ready to overcome shame and guilt to start impact and influencing other. Let's help you tap into your vulnerably side.

Speakers
avatar for Hauwa Ojeifo

Hauwa Ojeifo

Founder & CEO, She Writes Woman
Hauwa Ojeifo is a Mind and Mental Health Coach whose personal experience with bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorder drove her to seek answers about the human mind. She has successfully lifted herself from her own challenges and finds purpose in helping others do same.As a firm... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

12:00pm

#SMWSHOPAFRICA Pop Up Style Studio
Limited Capacity seats available

SMW Lagos's very own #SHOPAFRICA Pop Up Style Studio curated by The Kach It Project a collaboration between Pop Up Africa and US based Celebrity Stylist Kanayo Ebi's Kach Me If You Can Showroom. The pop up will feature designers from across the continent and the diaspora including a few London and NYC based African designers.

Attendees can shop the collection of local and diaspora designers, sign up for a style consultation, sit for a fashion portrait, and go home with a styled out polaroid.

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
NXT Pop Up

1:00pm

How Walking & Radical Self-Care Can Save Your Life
Do you want to learn how radical self-care and walking can lead toward your healthiest, most-fulfilled life? Do you want to learn how walking heals our bodies, inspires our daughters and reclaims the streets of our neighborhoods? Do you want to be connected with the largest public health movement for Black women in the United States and across the world?

If so, this event is for you!

GirlTrek is changing lives by inspiring Black women and girls to use radical self-care and walking as the first practical step to leading healthier, more fulfilled lives while inspiring healthy families and communities.

And it all starts with investing 30 minutes a day into your health and wellness.

Join GirlTrek for a walk!  We will walk two miles roundtrip from the Landmark Centre to Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and through the City of David Church and back to the Landmark Centre.

This event is for women-only. The first 25 women to sign up will receive free exclusive GirlTrek gear.



Speakers
avatar for debbie ubaru

debbie ubaru

Technical Sales Manager, ROE Limited
A Presales Engineer and Management Professional with over 15 years experience in both Managing Business Operations and Technical sales within the Information Technology Industry and Hospitality Space.Debbie possesses the ability to understand and simplify tech solutions to show how... Read More →
avatar for jewel marie bush

jewel marie bush

National Director of Communications, GirlTrek
jewel bush is an award-winning journalist and communications strategist with more than 18 years of experience. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Times-Picayune, The (Houma) Courier, Uptown Messenger and Next City. She has won numerous awards including distinctions... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

1:00pm

The Democratisation Of Fashion: New Media, Storytelling & The Role Of Technology In The African Fashion Industry
In a hyper connected digital age, it can be a challenge for brands to tell their stories and cut through the noise with clarity and credibility. Add in a broken distribution system, a news cycle that moves at warp speed and heated political and social climate - social media can feel fraught with peril for both established and emerging brands.

Technology is breaking down barriers, exponentially increasing communication channels and forcibly evolving business models. What does this mean for the future of African fashion?

Successful retail brands, designers and industry creatives must employ strategy and build individual roadmaps for their businesses that foster growth, sustain creativity, drive connection, and build community.

Whether you re just getting started in the industry marketing or are looking for ways to elevate your brand to the next level, this panel will cut to the chase and show you exactly what methods leading industry professionals at the top of their respective careers are doing to navigate these waters. From what apps they use, how streetwear is influencing the runway , why trends never die and more.

Join BellaNaija Style, as we showcase creative and fashion leaders who have mastered the elusive balance between technology and fashion and are at the forefront of shaping the industry s future.

Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Experience Stage

1:30pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Enajite Efemuaye

Enajite Efemuaye

Managing Editor, Kachifo Nigeria Ltd
avatar for Jude Idada

Jude Idada

Screen Writer, The Tenant



Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AfricaNXT Stage

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for P.J. Okocha

P.J. Okocha

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

Oyindamola Fakeye

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

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.
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

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 →
avatar for Yoga Club Lagos

Yoga Club Lagos

Founder & Yoga Coach, Yoga Club Lagos x Sandra Patrick
Sandra Patrick, (Founder of Yoga Club) has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship. Sandra got her yoga teaching certification while still in corporate, and started teaching full time 5 years ago. Her yoga... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Let’s Get Fit Together
Limited Capacity seats available

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! 

Note: Some #SMWEXPLORE Events charge a separate fee to attend for Campus Badge holders. Check listing below for gate fee information. 

The determination and hard work of  individuals sharing their healthy lifestyles can affect whole communities to want to emulate the same.  By following a less traditional panel format we hope to encourage people in fitness who would not necessarily get involved with social media to fully acknowledge that the two can and do live side by side.

Moderate to heavy social media users, with passion for fitness, sports and health are invited to attend. Attend to learn innovative ways to have fun, keep fit and stay healthy.

Venue
Upbeat Recreation Centre
11 Admiralty road, off Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Gate Fee: Campus Badge Holders - N3,000 | Premium VIP Badge Holders - Free
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.upbeatcentre.com

Thursday February 7, 2019 3:00pm - 5:30pm
SMW Explore

4:00pm

Own Your Journey To Success
Gulder wants to inspire young adults on their life journeys to success, this session aims to tell authentic human stories to inspire the audience to take charge of their journeys through the highs and lows , and enjoy the process until they achieve success.


Thursday February 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Experience Stage

4:00pm

Innovation, Governance & Content Management In The Social Media Economy
Since the end of the industrial revolution, the world has witnessed great transformation and decoupling through knowledge management and technology. Knowledge applied to technology has given birth to creativity, innovation and the economy of content development and management. While the world has seen remarkable breakthrough and intellectual discovery in the last 25 years, every evolution and revolution must add value to society and deliver service.

Join us for an intimate conversation as we discuss technological advancement and innovation through content.

Thursday February 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Studio Suite

4:00pm

African Languages: Unlocking Twitter'S Dwindling Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

Twitter, which uses Microsoft's Bing translation app, properly indexes only the following 3 African indigenous languages - KiSwahili, Afrikaans and Malagasy. In a continent of more than 2 100 spoken languages and the top 10 of which are spoken by tens of millions of Africans, it is baffling that only 3 are recognised by this microblog. The correct indexing of Africa's most dominant language spoken by more than 100 million people - KiSwahili - and is also the most tweeted according to our analysis, only happened at the beginning of May 2018.

In the midst of all this, Twitter's growth has been in the doll drums since quarter 1 of 2015, according to Statista. Between then and quarter 3 of 2018, the microblog's growth has been a paltry 8%, from 302 million to 326 million. Compare that to Facebook's growth that was 58% - from 1 441 000 to 2 271 000 - for the same period!

During this session we'll explore how Twitter can partly unlock the sluggish growth by indexing additional African indigenous languages. This will be backed by stats and facts, using Facebook as a benchmark.

Speakers
avatar for Nkiruka Ilewi

Nkiruka Ilewi

CEO, DeepOcean Consults
Nkiruka Ilewi is an Entrepreneur, a consultant, coach, Mentor, User experience Designer, Women’s empowerment Advocate.She is the CEO of DeepOcean Consults, a company that integrates technology based solutions into client business processes. Providing the latest web technology, internet... Read More →
avatar for Kelechi Iwuagwu

Kelechi Iwuagwu

Chief Strategist, PRagmatized
Kelechi is said to be a 'lazy Nigerian Youth', an activist, a trained broadcaster, a graduate of Mathematics from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and a Public Relations enthusiast. He goes by the popular sobriquet “PRagmatic” and is generally recognized for saying... Read More →
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Abdulbaqi Jari

President, Cultural and Social Re-orientation Front
President CASREF, Poet, Journalist, Photographer and content editor and manager.
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Bra Willy Seyama

Founder, eNitiate
I am the founder of eNitiate, a Pan-African content marketing company that assists brands to develop and grow a sustainable digital footprint based on relevancy, contagion and call-to-action. Analytics Enthusiast | Digital Strategist | Eternal student


Thursday February 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Masterclass Suite

5:00pm

All Access! A Behind The Scenes, No-Holds-Barred Look At Fashion Week Across Africa
There are more and more fashion weeks across the continent and with the recent formation of the Africa Fashion Federation, this panel discussion will explore the growth of Lagos Fashion Week and the emergence of other fashion weeks across the continent.

We'll ask how Fashion Week has impacted the fashion industry in Africa, what opportunities and value they bring and explore the criticisms of those who say the phenomenon is elitist and cliquey. We'll unpack how social media helps to raise the profile of contemporary African style and enables host countries to connect with one another.

Thursday February 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage
 
Friday, February 8
 

6:00am

GIGM Mainland ICM, Ikeja - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from ICM - Ikeja powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from ICM, Ikeja. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Friday February 8, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

6:00am

GIGM Mainland Yaba - Morning Shuttle
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru... Sip back relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Mobil Filling Station, Sabo Yaba. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.




Friday February 8, 2019 6:00am - 6:15am
SMW Explore

9:30am

FirstBank Ideas Challenge
This year, FirstBank commemorates it's 125th Anniversary and as an enduring brand, we are committed to supporting a community of innovators and visionaries to shape the future with ideas. So join us as we build for the next 125 years!

Friday February 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Experience Stage

9:30am

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!

Speakers
avatar for Oyindamola Fakeye

Oyindamola Fakeye

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


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

10:45am

Understanding Autism Through Technology: My Asd Story
Limited Capacity seats available

Understanding Autism Through Technology: My ASD Story is a impactful session where persons on the Autism Spectrum Disorder will share their lives with the audience in a bid to reiterate the need for acceptance and understanding. This session will include a tutorial on how to use social media platforms to tell your own health story.

Speakers
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Solape Azazi

Executive Director, Cradle Lounge
Solape Azazi is the Executive Director & Founder of Cradle Lounge, a holiday club for children between the ages of 2-8, where they explore their creativity through arts & craft.She is a wife and mother of 2 boys, one of who was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 3.Because little is... Read More →
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Toks Bakare

Executive Director, Asktoks.com
Toks Bakare is an international behaviour analyst who has over a decade of experience in the field of developmental psychology. She is an independent specialist consultant, providing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) services to children with autism, other pervasive developmental disorders... Read More →
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Ijeoma Ugwu

Food Scientist, Brainfoods for Guts and Psychology
Ijeoma Ugwu is a Food Scientist cum Nutritionist. Founder Brainfoods for Guts and Psychology. She is passionate about nutrition as a tool for management of chronic illnesses. She doubles as a nutritional therapist and health food creator producing gluten free foods. She advocates... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Masterclass Suite

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Aderonke Adeola

Aderonke Adeola

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

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

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

Founder/CEO, Reel Fruit
Reel Fruit
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jewel marie bush

National Director of Communications, GirlTrek
jewel bush is an award-winning journalist and communications strategist with more than 18 years of experience. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Times-Picayune, The (Houma) Courier, Uptown Messenger and Next City. She has won numerous awards including distinctions... Read More →


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

11:00am

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.

Speakers
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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

12:00pm

360 Documentary Screening: In Bakassi
Limited Capacity seats available

Imisi 3D hosts a screening of In Bakassi the first Nigerian made 360 documentary shot in an IDP camp.

In Bakassi, a film by Joel Kachi Benson debuted at the Cairo International Film Festival as the first Nigerian VR film to screen at an international film festival.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Okonkwo

Judith Okonkwo

Founding Director, Imìsí 3D
Judith Okonkwo is a Technology Evangelist, Business Psychologist and Organisation Development Consultant with experience working in Africa, Asia and Europe. She sits on the Board of the European Organisation Design Forum, advises Startups, not-for-profits and SMEs on emerging technologies... Read More →
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Joel Benson

Craetive Director, JB Multimedia Studios/360VR Stories
Joel Benson is the founder and Creative Director at JB Multimedia Studios Lagos based independent production company committed to the very best local content, presented, as it has never been seen before. Primarily focused on documentaries and short films, we also work with clients... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet Up Lounge

12:00pm

Big Data, You & The Future
Limited Capacity seats available

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! 

Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data both structured and unstructured that inundates an individual's or Organization's activities on a day-to-day basis. But it s not the amount of data that s important. It s what is done with the data that matters.

Given the above information, we have come to realize the importance of Data in general. From the amount of value Companies like Google, Facebook and the likes place, on these Data, its importance cannot be overlooked.

During this event, we will cover the importance the data we make available on the internet; how these data can be used for various purposes and technological advancements like Credit/Reputation Scoring, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytical purposes, e.t.c.

Experts who have substantial experience with the tools associated with Big Data such as Data   Scientists, PYTHON programmers e.t.c, will share their various views on the past, present and future of Big Data.

Venue
Bincom Dev Center
5, Ajayi street, Onike, Yaba, Lagos.
Gate Fee: Free
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.bincom.net


Speakers
avatar for Mudiaga Ogboru

Mudiaga Ogboru

COO, Social Lender
Mudiaga is the current Product Owner at Social Lender. Mudi as he is fondly called has passion for innovation, Social entrepreneurship, using data analytics and strategic communication to achieve defined business goals.His experience spans across Tech companies including Bincom ICT... Read More →
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Bade Adesemowo

Co Founder, Social Lender
A graduate of Electrical Engineering, Adesemowo Oyebade has over 17 years experience in Software Design and Application Development.He is an ICT Consultant and has been involved in Software, Mobile and Web Application Development in various capacities including Lead Developer, Quality... Read More →
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Nnaemeka Nwosu

Project Manager, Bincom ICT Solutions
Experienced Associate Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.
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Osahon Ohomina

Project Manager, Bincom ICT Solutions


Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
SMW Explore

12:30pm

Potential For Growth: Digital Sports In Africa
Limited Capacity seats available

Sporting events across the world are evolving into greater entertainment attractions with digital sports content already outperforming traditional broadcasts, and fans being provided with increased opportunities to demand, dictate and participate. With predictions that technology will largely change sports experiences for everyone very soon, how will Africa adapt to this evolution?

Potential For Growth: Digital Sports In Africa is an important conversation which explores recent successful trends and the untapped potential of social media engagement for digital sports across Africa.

Expert Panelist will discuss:
  1. Methods of building following and engagement with fans as seen recently with the Italian club AS Roma and their Naija Twitter partnership.
  2. Successes from digital marketing trends e.g Nike Super Eagles World Cup jersey sale and how they happened.
  3.  Exploring the use of digital sports as a commercial opportunity for sponsors.
  4. Visibility for stakeholders
  5. Growth of sports video content for Journalists, media and influencers
  6. Need for technology as a crucial tool for development, as simple as a website to ticketing.

Moderators
avatar for Debola Adebanjo

Debola Adebanjo

Journalist, BBC
I am a Journalist working with the BBC covering Sports in Africa. I'm keen on digital and tech and how they influence content, broadcasting and Sports. Also, there is a chance you will always catch me talking about the next big podcast idea.

Speakers
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Abiola Kazeem

CEO, Elev8 Sports & Entertainment
'Biola Kazeem is a sports media and marketing professional with vast experience in creating, managing and marketing sports properties and assets, ensuring that they deliver social and economic value for clients and consumers.His interest in using sports to create equity and leverage... Read More →
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Telema Davies

Head of Product Innovation, TWOREPORT LIMITED
Ideas rule the world; but data helps shape the facts in our world. This is my world and the world I'd like to share with the connected community around me. Either private and/or professional, my world is shaped by evidence-based insights. Let's talk sports, entertainment and tech... Read More →
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Latifat Adebayo Ohio

Sport Journalist, Making Of Champions
Latifat Adebayo is a Sports Journalist, Sports Content producer.Phatill as she's popularly known is passionate about the creative use of social media in creating unique sports content.
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Michael Okeje

Growth Editor, West Africa, BBC
A growth hacker for the newsroom. I work with journalists to grow audiences to their platforms.
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Colin Udoh

Regional Digital Editor, West Africa, Kwese Sports
Colin Udoh is a Nigerian journalist and sports television presenter.


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Studio Suite

1:00pm

Know Your Teas
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Speakers
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Faridah Kekere-Ekun

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


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

2:30pm

Tales From The Field: Sharing Our Side Hustle Experiences
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

Speakers
avatar for Gbubemi Atimomo

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

2:30pm

#LAUNCHEDINAFRICA Pitch Fest Co-Hosted By Stanbic IBTC
#LaunchedInAfrica is a platform for African led early-stage startups to showcase products and services that are disrupting industries across the continent. #LaunchInAfrica Pitch Fest will feature incredible startup pitches, investors, networking, food and drinks!

Speakers
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justus Inspire Oseuno

CEO, Crowdpol
Justus Inspire Oseuno is the Co-founder of Crowdpol, a digital platform that makes it easy for people to connect, mobilize and take action thatpromote good governance in real time. As a civic tech startup, our mission is to make governance more open and inclusive.Over the past 6 years... Read More →
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Patrice Arukwe

Co-Founder, CityBud
Patrice Arukwe is the Co-founder of CityBud, a social lifestyle application package launched in 2018 that offers users the ability to discover/experience quality events and service locations (restaurants, clubs, lounges, cafes, gyms, spas, parks etc.) safely and interactively in one... Read More →
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Ehiaghe Aigiomawu

Chief Technology Officer, Vesicash Innovative Technologies
Ehi is the CTO and Co-founder of Vesicash Innovative Technologies - an instant digital escrow service provider that ensures everyone anywhere transact in total confidence without the fear of being defrauded. She is an expert in creating amazing software products that impact and solves... Read More →
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Dr Charles Akhimien

Co-founder, MOBicure
Dr Charles Immanuel Akhimien is the Co-founder of MOBicure, the digital health company behind the myPaddi App. Charles is a medical doctor & innovator. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow, UN SDG Young Leader & UN SDG Pioneer. He's also a One Young World Ambassador & 2018 JCI Nigeria... Read More →
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Elohor Thomas

Biz Dev, CodeLn
Elohor is the CEO and Co-founder of CodeLn, an online Technical Recruitment Platform that helps Companies seamlessly recruit skilled Programmers. She has trained over 500 people on Software Development where she noted the problem of unemployment and underemployment amongst Programmers... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Innovation Stage

3:00pm

5 Day Meditation Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
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P.J. Okocha

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

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

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

4:00pm

State Of The Period
Limited Capacity seats available

We invite you to attend State Of The Period, a panel discussion with local experts who will talk about Responsible Tourism, menstrual hygiene management and what we can do to ensure every woman and girl can manage her menstruation in a hygienic way wherever she is in privacy, safety and with dignity using technology.

The purpose of this session is to move from research to action, and to demonstrate innovative, sustainable and scalable models to address the needs of adolescent girls and women. This discussion will gather Menstrual Hygiene Advocates using Social Media to assist their communities.

During this session Padman Africa will be unveiling Africa s first digital PadBank that focuses on creating a robust self-sustaining system that serves as a bridge to solve the identified problem through the support of donors, volunteers, celebrities and women in need.

Speakers
avatar for Busayo Tomori

Busayo Tomori

Chief Commercial Officer, Padman Africa
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Kelechi Okoro

Executive Director, Heal for Africa Initiative
Kelechi Okoro, is a medical doctor who does a lot of work beyond the walls of the hospital. She is a public health enthusiast, health communicator, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Advocate, humanitarian and content creator.Shei is the convener of the "Healthertainer" brand... Read More →
avatar for Mohammed Abdullahi

Mohammed Abdullahi

Principal PR & Media Consultant, TOPCOMM PR Concept & Events
Public Relations. Media Relations. Travels. Stakeholder Relations. Tourism.
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Oluwatobi Aigbogun

Co- Founder, Social Good Lagos
Popularly known as "The Guy Behind the Scene", Oluwatobi is a New Media Specialist, Business Development Specialist, Girl Child Education Advocate, Visionary Member of the Global Citizen Foundation and a Certified Diplomat. He is the Co-founder of a United Nations backed Social Enterprise... Read More →
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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
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Rhoda Robinson

Director, Gender and Development, Hacey Health Initiative
Rhoda is a Gender expert with over 9 years’ experience working with women and girls in under-served communities on interventions and policy advocacy on issues ranging from sexual and reproductive health, human rights, maternal health to economic empowerment. She served on the Department... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Studio Suite

4:00pm

The Realities Of Music Consumpiton In Nigeria: Is Social Media A Vehicle For Piracy?
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! 

Are Nigerians Actually Buying Music or Just Making Noise on Social Media?
- Do the 'likes' translate into 'buys'?
- Have streaming and music sales gained viable traction in the Nigerian Market recently?
- Integration of Micropayments to Local Streaming Services and Social Media Platforms
- What can be done to increase the volume of music sales using social media?

During this session we will explore:
- How social media can be used as a vehicle for legitimate music consumption
- Steps towards controlling piracy on social media
- New ways to increase the volume of music sales using social media
- An Effective social media strategy for a growing musician

Venue
The FreeMe Space
16A Nike Art Gallery Road
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.freemedigital.com

Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
SMW Explore

6:00pm

#SMWLAGOS Grand Closing Powered By Gulder
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we close out an EPIC week in grand style!


Friday February 8, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage
 

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