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Sunday, February 3


Grill. Chill. Connect...A Welcome Event
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet us at the 'Big Tent' @ Landmark!

Join SMW Lagos and The Wheatbaker for cocktails and grilled bites under the tent. We’re inviting all Premium Badge Holders, Press & Speakers for a leisurely evening before the hustle and bustle of the week kicks off.

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-Zilla of Str8 Buttah Productions

Sunday February 3, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
AfricaNXT Stage
Monday, February 4


Art Of Monetizing Good Storytelling Through The Media
The way a story is told, a message is delivered, or a narrative is navigated has changed dramatically over the last few years, more so with the advent of the ability to monetize these Stories which are told through the media. Stories are told on all sorts of different platforms and through all sorts of different devices. They re immersive, letting the people interact with the story and letting them shape it.

Art Of Monetizing Good Storytelling Through The Media will showcase the development of immersive, interactive narratives across a multitude of platforms, devices, and media. We'll learn how age-old storytelling techniques are being utilized to develop cutting-edge content.

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Chidera Muoka

Editor, Guardian Life, The Guardian Nigeria

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Wofai Egu Ewa (Wofaifada)

Comedian, Afang & Yogiegee
Wofai Egu Ewa, popularly known as Wofaifada attended her primary and secondary school in cross river state . She also attended University of Calabar were she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and media studies.She is an actor, Social Media Influencer, TV presenter... Read More →
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Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy

Strategic Media Paternerships-Sub-Saharan Africa, Facebook Africa
Committed panafricanist. In the business of digital media @Facebook. Formerly in TV content sales. Journalism was my first love. Joburg lover!

Monday February 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation Stage


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oluwadamilola Abdulai-Apotieri

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

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


The Business Of New Media
Around the whole, digital media companies, especially journalistic publications, are scampering to find new innovative ways to make money. This conversation is in a higher gear than ever. However, the topic has not come up often in Nigeria as much as it should. This event is aimed at catalysing that and forcing new media platforms here to have the conversation and think of new, innovative ways to make money apart from advertising.

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David I. Adeleke

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing, Editor, Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa
I am the Editor at Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa, operating from Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. I have a professional background in digital media and e-commerce. I am also a fiction writer and essayist.
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Osagie Alonge

Pulse Africa, Editor-in-Chief
Digital PublishingContent CreationNewsroom Best PracticesMusic Business
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Ngozi Dozie

Marketing Manager - West Africa, Kwese iflix
Ngozi is an experienced professional in the Technology, mobile and entertainment eco system. Prior to joining Kwesé iflix as its West Africa GM, she served as the Consulting Country Manager and Business Development Director at Viacom, Nigeria. She also served as the Growth and Partnerships... Read More →
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Martin Mabutho

MultiChoice Nigeria, Chief Customer Officer
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Soji Ogundoyin

S&T Media Ltd, Co-Director
Co-Founder - S&T Media Ltd

Monday February 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Stage


Corporate Story Telling: Positioning Your Brand For Premium Partnerships & Investments
Storytelling Takes Corporate Communications To The Next Level!

Every organization is in a constant state of change and evolution. Starting out as startups, the goal of every organization is to one day become a bigger brand and possibly an international one. Even established corporations need to be able to create narratives that will further reinforce their brand and positioning while attracting bigger value investments and partnerships

Investing in corporate storytelling with a well-crafted narrative strategically aligned with business objectives can help potential investors and partners visualize the transformation of an organization as well picture opportunities for partnerships and investments. Through storytelling, an organization can share their vision and position themselves to the right audience which in turn can attract premium partnerships and investments.

This session led by global public relations and communication expert, Claudine Moore will gives insights into the art of corporate storytelling, especially in the age of social media and technology as well as explore case studies of startup brands that have leveraged on strategic storytelling to grow into multinationals.

Participants with some background in communication and public relations are invited to attend to learn how to:
  • create a corporate narrative that helps attract potential investors and high value partnership.
  • use corporate story telling to reinforce their brand and positioning in their industry by exploring case studies of brands that have leveraged on this effectively.

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Claudine Moore

Founder and MD, C Moore Media
Claudine Moore is an international award-winning PR and communications executive and board member of Social Media Week, Lagos. Claudine’s career spans over 15 years of working with brands including Hill & Knowlton Strategies, Coca-Cola, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Louis Vuitton and... Read More →

Monday February 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Experience Stage
Tuesday, February 5


Rise & Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Morning Yoga to start your day. Sandra's Rise & Flow sessions are a blend of artful alignment and attention cues designed to guide toward a strong body, calm mind and open heart.

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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 →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio


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

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

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

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

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Bunmi Jembola

CEO, Salesruby Ltd
Salesruby Ltd
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Nduka Mba-Uzoukwu

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

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

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

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


Introduction To Angel Investing
Limited Capacity full
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Introduction To Angel Investing a class designed for practicing and potential business angels who want to understand the basics of angel investing. It is a comprehensive guide that walks individuals through every step of the way to becoming a successful angel investor.

The class exposes students to fundamental strategies and specific tools required to take full advantage of this rapidly growing asset class, from building your reputation as a smart investor, to negotiating fair deals and adding value to your portfolio of companies through to helping them implement smart exit strategies.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Studio Suite


How To Tell Compelling Stories With Data
Limited Capacity seats available

In an increasingly data-centric world, the ability to understand, interpret and visualise data is integral to making informed decisions, and gaining a competitive edge. Using storytelling to represent your data helps make data accessible to your desired audience.

How To Tell Compelling Stories With Data is designed for executives looking to make sense of their companies' data; resilient entrepreneurs who have to tell their stories of growth to interested but wary investors; journalist intending to simplify the results of her research to her readers, and others working with data and wishing they could make it more engaging and compelling.

This masterclass will cover how to collect and interpret data, craft compelling stories based on data visualisations, and give insight on the best practices in story telling in data science.

Key Takeaways

  • Analysing data to find an engaging story
  • How to know your audience
  • Key data visualisation methods and tools
  • How to avoid data stories that lie or mislead

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Chuba Ezeks

Co-Founder, Akanka & Future Africa
I'm the Co-Founder and Strategy Lead of Akanka, a design consulting, lifestyle, and media group and the Co-Founder and Design Partner of Future Africa, a platform for mission-driven innovators.
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Chine Ezeks

Designer, Akanka
I'm the Co-Founder and design Lead of Akanka, a design consulting, lifestyle, and media group. Talk to me about energy, designing the future and creating happiness :D

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


How To Scale Your Business With Instagram
Limited Capacity full
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Its no longer news that Instagram is an incredible branding opportunity for businesses, especially business in the scaling phase. While you are scaling your business, you should be scaling your social media channels too and growing a big and engaged audience. We will be focusing on how to achieve this on Instagram, especially with various new features rolling out almost everyday.

How To Scale Your Business With Instagram is an interactive masterclass where we will share smart tips and tricks that will assist you in quickly building a winning Instagram account for your business and achieving a large, engaged and truly invested following.

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Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.
A seasoned Information Technology professional with over 15 years of industry experience in Africa’s largest emerging economy with a deep purpose and focus on bridging the digital divide and transforming Africaby harnessing the benefits of digital.Currently CEO of Future Software... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NXT Workshop


Inclusion For All: Making Financial Inclusion A Reality For Nigeria
According to the World Bank, Financial Inclusion is "the ability of individuals and businesses to access useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance delivered in a responsible and sustainable way".   Financial Inclusion also refers to citizens access to financial services in such a manner that enables every adult citizen to realize his/her full potential and life aspirations. Growing financial inclusion as a means of lifting citizens out of poverty, improving citizens quality of life and enhancing the capacity of citizens to contribute meaningfully to national development. In Nigeria, only 41 % of Nigerians had bank accounts in 2017, a decline from 44 percent in 2014, according to the World Bank. With 2018 starting out with stagnant financial inclusion numbers in June of 2018 the Central Bank of Nigeria announced a National Financial Inclusion strategy review in order to stay on track for the 2020 80% financial inclusion goal. The reviewed strategy puts forward a draft of suggestions on the best model to help drive financial inclusion in the country. Others have said the country is a peculiar one and as such, it needs a tailor-made strategy, as compared to the mobile money model that has spurred financial inclusion growth around the world. Meanwhile, in furtherance of its mandate to promoting a sound financial system in Nigeria and the need to enhance access to financial services for the unbanked rural segments of society, Nigeria 's Central  Bank recently proposed Payment Service Banks (PSB) aimed at helping to achieve the set 80 percent financial inclusion rate by 2020.

Inclusion for all is the only way to achieve economic prosperity for Nigeria. Every Nigerian is needed to improve the quality of life for all. Inclusion For All: Making Financial Inclusion a reality for Nigeria is a panel by BusinessDay Media Limited, which aims to shed light on financial inclusion issues and opportunities to speak to uncover the bottlenecks that are currently being faced and realistically pan out how to achieve the 2020 80 % financial inclusion goal. This session will bring together Nigeria's most influential public figures and financial inclusion experts to move the needle forward in 2019.

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Jide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Gubernatorial candidate, APC
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Nkem Okacha

Founder of Mama Moni Nigeria, Mama Moni Nigeria
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Jay Alabraba

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

Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, Central Bank of Nigeria

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


Corporate Social Responsibility In Action!
Corporate Social Responsibility In Action! is a panel discussion examining how an organizations participation and partnerships with Non Profit Agencies can be beneficial to the bottom-line and brand of the business.

Panelist will discuss:
* Building brand loyalty through CSR
* Participation and how it can mold Perception
* How CSR Tax exemptions can improve infrastructure and standard of living
* How partnerships speed up community development

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Bekeme Masade-Olowola

Chief Executive, CSR-in-Action
Bekeme Masade-Olowola is a well-respected sustainability and communications entrepreneur. A social entrepreneur, she is the Chief Executive of CSR-in-Action, a group made of a consulting firm, a think tank and a training institute dedicated to corporate social responsibility, policy... Read More →
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Dewunmi Alugbin

Partnerships Manager, Tony Elumelu Foundation
Dewunmi is a Sustainable Development Champ passionate about the Economic Development of Africa. Having worked as a Development Programme Manager and Sustainability Consultant with Governmental & Community Relations over the past 7 years, she has gained experience across several industries... Read More →
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ini abimbola

CEO, Thistle Praxis Consulting
Ini Abimbola is the Lead Consultant of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited (TPC), a management consultancy, strategy and advisory firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. She also serves as Country & Regional Lead (Sub Saharan Africa) for The CSR Company, a global CSR Network of organisations spanning... Read More →
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Adeshola Bello

Coordinating Manager, Freedom Foundation

Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Experience Stage


Innovation Hubs & Business Angels
Limited Capacity full
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Innovation Hubs & Business Angels is a panel discussion on how to accelerate collaboration between the growing number of innovation hubs and business angel groups in Lagos to drive seed investment in startups.

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Kola Aina

Founder, Ventures Platform
My name is Kola.I am an entrepreneur and investor.At Ventures Platform we invest capital in early stage companies, provide capacity building and build community.
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Tomi Davies

President, TomiDavies.com
I am an IT Systems Analyst that as held leadership roles with global brands like Ernst & Young, Marks & Spencer, Elf Aquitaine, Sapient and the One Laptop Per Child project. Over the last decade I have nurtured a growing portfolio of Africa-based tech-enabled early stage ventures... Read More →
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Uche Aniche

Director, SSE Angel Network
SSE Angel Network
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Anna Ekeledo

Executive Director, AfriLabs Foundation
Anna is the Executive Director of AfriLabs, a network organisation of over 135 Technology and Innovation Hubs across 36 African countries; leading the organisation to develop programmes and create opportunities for innovation hubs and innovators, and building partnerships that support... Read More →
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Yemi Keri

Co-Founder, Rising Tide Africa
Yemi Keri is one of the foremost Women in Technology in Nigeria. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Heckerbella Limited, a Technology Business Transformation company, and also a Partner at HolmenConsulting, an Information Technology Consulting firm.Yemi Keri has over 21 years... Read More →
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Leonard Stiegeler

Member of the Board of Directors, Ringier Africa AG
Tell me how you are creating a deeply impactful startup in Nigeria. I want to support you.

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


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.

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Kemi Bawa-Allah

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

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


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

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

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

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Titi Odunfa Adeoye

Founder/CEO, Sankore Global Investments
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Wole Famurewa

Anchor, CNBC Africa
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Ade Bajomo

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

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

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

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


Leveraging AI In The Digital Age For Improved Business Outcomes
Limited Capacity filling up

Modern business requires that artificial intelligence (AI) be integrated into processes to create more efficient systems. Leveraging AI In The Digital Age For Improved Business Outcomes is a speakeasy session that demystifies AI and adopts a practical based approach to the applications of AI for business.

This session is best suited for advanced level technologist. Attendees should have a practical /interactive based mindset and also a deeper understanding of business processes.

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Yinka Ntia

Director, Technology & Business, Signal Alliance
Yinka is an experienced technology expert with over 20 years of experience working for several companies in Nigeria and UK.
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Uchechi Nwaukwa

Azure Practice Lead, Signal Alliance
Uchechi is an AI specialist and has worked with several companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Airtel and Etisalat.
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Collins Onuegbu

EVC, Signal Alliance

Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Speakeasy Suite
Thursday, February 7


Rise & Flow: Morning Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Morning Yoga to start your day. Rise & Flow will help build your strength, flexibility and balance, while connecting with the breath, cleansing the body and calming the mind.

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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 →

Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio


Thought Leadership & The Changing Rules Of Content Marketing
Limited Capacity full
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Thought leadership used to be really great. Thought leaders offered informed opinions and proprietary knowledge in their field of expertise. Whatever they told us was gospel, until marketers and motivational speakers invaded their hallowed space, placing us in the middle of a believability crisis.

Today, marketing content are masked as thought leadership pieces, but they are not difficult to detect and might lead to the loss of potential customers who detest such trickery. To the marketers, it s just smart content marketing. Isn t that the latest hype in town?

However, thought leadership is still a whitespace and can still be very valuable in marketing and brand positioning if done right. Interestingly, you don t have to be big to win with thought leadership. Thought-led Content marketing can still help your organization achieve growth targets, but you have to do it right.


Three out of five global executives sometimes feel confused or overwhelmed by the volume of content they encounter, with more than half noting that intrusiveness has increased.

Both executives and marketers agree that, on average, only a quarter of all the thought leadership content seen every day is engaged with, leaving much to go to waste.

After consuming compelling thought leadership, seven in ten share it via email and consume more from that same source; 76% are influenced in their purchasing decisions, 67% would be willing to advocate for that brand; and 83% are influenced in the choice of potential business partner.

More than 60% of marketers strongly agree or somewhat agree that internal alignment is a barrier to creating effective thought leadership.

Thought Leadership & The Changing Rules Of Content Marketing will examine:
- What thought leadership is and isn t
- The nexus between thought leadership and content marketing
- What drives thought leadership content consumption?
- The best ways to present and distribute thought leadership content - Value marketing
- Generating inbound leads through thought leadership
-Innovative distribution of thought leadership content

Participants should have a background in marketing, PR, Brand management, Corporate Communications or Advertising

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Oyinade Adegite

Group Head, Corporate and External Affairs, Guaranty Trust Bank
Oyinade is the Group Head, Corporate and External Affairs at Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank). Under her leadership, GTBank has been able to set a standard for brand storytelling and content marketing in Nigeria.
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Omotola Oyebanjo

Head, Corporate Communications, Lafarge Africa Plc.
A passionate Communications Consultant with extensive strategic experience across Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications and Development Communications.Brands/Projects: Union Bank, Australian Trade Commission, Kia Motors, British Council, Unilever, Haansbro Confectioneries... Read More →
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Emilia Asim

Founder, AML
A woman making a difference in content, strategy, development, communications, media, sustainability, CSR, intelligence and production.
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Idy Enang

CEO, Corporate Shepherds
Idy Enang is a leader developer, coach, strategist and a trustee of posterity. He has managed top brands such as Guinness, Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Samsung and L’Oreal in several middle, senior Management and Executive capacities.Idy is a licensed practitioner of Insights Discovery and... Read More →

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


Lunch Time 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

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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 →

Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio


Monetising Membership: How To Make Recurring Revenue Models Work For Your Community
Monetising Membership: How to Make Recurring Revenue Models Work for your Community is a panel discussion with representatives from companies with membership-based business models who will share how they ve grown revenue through subscriptions. Panelist will speak to how they get customers to sign up for subscriptions, how to prevent revenue loss through churn, and more.

Paystack is one of Nigeria s largest payments company, processing over 25% of all online transactions for over 20,000 businesses of all sizes. We also pioneered automated recurring billing in Nigeria, so we know a lot about how best to structure recurring revenue models for success.

We ve seen that automated recurrent subscriptions are helping scale revenue generation for existing companies, while also creating entirely new types of businesses. Come learn how to introduce membership benefits to your community.

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Joshua Chibueze

Co-founder/CMO, Piggy Bank
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Linda Ochugbua

Digital Subscriptions Lead, BusinessDay
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Ebun Okubanjo

CEO & Co-Founder, Fitness Central

Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Experience Stage


The Picture Perfect Lifestyle Business
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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Tannaz Etebarian

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

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Olufisayo Bakare

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

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

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

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

Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite
Friday, February 8


Rise & Shine...Affirmations
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the fundamentals of meditations to be in a relaxed, calm and tranquil state of being. To let go of your worries, release stress and acknowledge your thoughts without holding on. Affirmations are going to help you with all of these and much more, including focus, concentration and even dedication to your practice.

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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 →

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


Mindful Colouring
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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Oyindamola Fakeye

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

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


Disrupting For Inclusion – Changing The Game Of Money In Africa
Limited Capacity full
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Nigeria is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with about 40 million micro, small and medium-sized businesses across the country, contributing to about 48% of the country s GDP.

It is surprising, however, that Nigeria remains one of the most underbanked countries in the world. As at June 2018, about 37% of Nigeria s adult population (ca. 50m people) had no access to financial services or credit, according to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The fin-tech sector in Nigeria is fast growing and the opportunities are endless with the potential to redefine the financial landscape in years to come.
Join this session to learn how players in the fin-tech space are leveraging technology and innovation to drive financial inclusion across Africa.

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Owen Odia

Country Manager, LUNO
Owen is the Country Manager for Luno Nigeria, she previously worked in Zenith bank as the Mobile Payment Lead.People can talk to me about Mobile money and Cryptocurrencies adoption in Nigeria.
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Khadijah Abu

Paystack, Product Partnerships Lead
Product Manager, Payments Enthusiast
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Apekhade Idogho

Renmoney, Chief Marketing Officer
Marketing | Growth Strategy | Customer Experience | Innovation | Product Development

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


The Urban Plus Size Woman
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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Lateefah Hassan

Co Founder, Pop Up Curve
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Temitope Akintola

Founder, The Urban Plus Life
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Ify Anadu

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

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


Meditation For Sleep & Stress Relief
Limited Capacity seats available

You deserve a truly restful night sleep, and this can be achieved with the help of the right guiding voice, matched with the perfect soothing music and whiff of aromatherapy. Experience this guided meditation laying down in full shavasana pose.

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Iwo Akinyoyenu

Founder, Fit Fab And Alive
Transformation Professional - Women's Fitness Specialist, Yoga teacher, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant.I help women rock a beautiful body they deserve at any stage - engaged, pregnant, nursing or done with child birth. You enjoy your dream body (whatever your goals are) while living... Read More →

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

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