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Monday, February 4


Creative Convo: The Creative Hustle
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Creative Convo: The Creative Hustle is a creative event targeted at exposing millenials in the creative sphere to numerous ways they can make more money from their hustle. This group of creatives hover around photography, graphic design, UI/UX, painting and fine arts.

The premise will be hinged on the following pillars:
  • Attracting & Nurturing clients
  • Negotiation & Pricing
  • Growth
  • Community

avatar for Temiloluwa Ajayi

Temiloluwa Ajayi

Creative Director, Printivo NG
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Hakeeb Bashorun

Product Designer, Cowrywise
I’m a product designer based in Lagos with great taste and a sense of humour. At the moment, I work at Cowrywise where I help build digital products that allows Africans build wealth.
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Florence Dairo

Amplified Payments, Product designer
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Matthew Eguavoen

CEO, The Gap Delivery
Artist until I find a real job. CEO of The Gap Delivery
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Temitope Ekundayo

Head of Growth, Printivo
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Namnso Ukpanah

Product Designer, Flutterwave
I\'m a Product designer who is all about solving users problems through effective interface designs and also simplifying them to accommodate new users.

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


Demystifying Yoga In Nigeria
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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.

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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


Skit Kings: How Social Is Democratizing Storytelling
Armed with just a mobile phone, a viral video has the potential to reach a billion people around the world. New tools and technologies are breaking down barriers that once existed and turning the truly world into a global village.

On the forefront of this crusade is a group of young people who use various social mediums to tell viral and engaging stories. This new tribe wields a cumulative influence of over 5 million followers with content that have over 200 million engagements between them.

SKIT KINGS will spotlight some of the most viral content creators in the Nigerian social space and the influence that these new power figures have come to wield.

The interactive SKIT KINGS panel session will examine how viral videos are created, the opportunities and challenges and how to effectively optimize the value of your craft to make it pay you. The event will also highlight the importance of responsible storytelling and the negative impact of fake stories in a society like ours.

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Chiedozie Igweonu

Co Founder, Podtopia
Chiedozie is passionate about changing the current African narrative through Technology, Education and Storytelling.He has held management roles in various organization including Magic Carpet Studios where he spearheaded the making of Africa’s first 2D/3D animated feature length... Read More →

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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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Lasisi Elenu (Nosa Afolabi)

Comedian, SumJusAppenRighNow
Nosa Afolabi, popularly known as Lasisi Elenu is a Nigerian comedian, Content Creator, On Air Personality (OAP), Actor, Event MC and a Moderator.Born in 1991, he is a graduate of Agriculture and Bio-system Engineering from the University of Ilorin. Lasisi kick started his career as... Read More →
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Frank Donga

Kunle Idowu, popularly known as Frank Donga, is a Nigerian actor and comedian. He rose to fame through the popular web series, The Interview on NdaniTV.He attended Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) where he obtained a B.Sc in Agricultural Science and also the... Read More →
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Nedu Wazobia (Ani Chinedu Michael)

Wazobia FM OAP, Ani Chinedu Michael, popularly called Nedu Wazobia, is a social media influencer with a unique spin to his pidgin rendition of the daily news on popular radio station Wazobia FM Lagos.As a viral Instagram content creator, he is known for his hilarious alter ego personalities... Read More →

Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Experience Stage


Women Of Wordpress
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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Mary Job

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

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Adedayo Adeniyi

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

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

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

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

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

Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NXT Lit Lab
Tuesday, February 5


Re-Imagine Africa 'Think Ahead'
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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.

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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 →
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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


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

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

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

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Adebola Adeola

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

Product Specialist, Paystack

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Charles Isidi

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

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

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


Smart, Stylish & Successful: Breaking Ground Through Social Media
Social media is a powerful way for businesses of all sizes to reach prospects and customers. How then can one stay relevant on social media and still stick to the core values and the philosophy of their brand?

SCHICK Magazine presents Smart, Stylish & Successful: Breaking Ground Through Social Media, a powerful panel featuring local influencers sharing ideas, inspirations and trends for millennials looking to be informed, inspired and influenced.

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Tobi Bakre

Actor, Host & Big Brother 2018 Finalist, Tobi Bakre
Actor, Analyst, Published Photographer, Model, MC and Big Brother Nigeria 2018 Finalist.
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Ugo Monye

Creative Director, Ugo Monye Ltd
Founder and Creative Director of Ugo Monye.
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Afua Osei

Co-Founder, She Leads Africa
Afua Osei is the CEO and Co-Founder of She Leads Africa, a media company for millennial African women with an audience of more than 600,000 women across 150 countries. She is an expert in creating digital content and live experiences that impact and connect with a new generation of... Read More →
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Ink Eze

Founder, AsoEbiBella
I am the Founder of AsoEbiBella, a platform for sharing African traditional styles, and connecting fashion customers to businesses near them.I studied Modern Culture and Media at the Ivy League Brown University in the United States. I started a career in advertising and digital media... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Experience Stage


OOTD Disrupt: The Look
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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!

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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


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.

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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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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Oluwatomiwa Oladele

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

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Moses Ebite

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

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

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

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


Social Media & Jobs: Rethinking The Future Of Work For Young People!
Limited Capacity full
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#SMWTechaholics a tech talk speakeasy event to get young, creative and savvy techpreneurs mentored by gurus in the evolving digital space. Techaholics event, hosted by @OnlineHubNG, follow a fireside chat format where industry influencers and thought leaders are asked questions revolving around the tech community in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World.

At the Social Media Week Lagos 2019 edition; the conversation will revolve around Social Media and Jobs: Rethinking the Future of Work for Young People as it relates to Nigeria's Technology Ecosystem to facilitate Innovation, Collaboration and Explore potential new frontiers of digital inclusion for young people.

When we talk about the impact of the Internet and Social Media on future jobs, it is important to bring youth to the center of the discussion, young people will live the future of work and can contribute to shaping it. What do young people think about the impact of the Social Media on employment? How do they see themselves in this scenario? What tools are necessary to take full advantage of the opportunities that the Social Media offers them? These will be some of the questions to be addressed at the speakeasy session.

Social Media platforms are replete with people who make it their life work to do the exceptional. They thrive online and take bold steps to do what needs to be done while leveraging the new media space. People will create the jobs of the future, not simply train for them, and social media is already central. It will undoubtedly play a greater role in the years ahead.

As it becomes crystal clear that quality engagement on social media is essential for rethinking the future of work, the question to ponder at #SMWTechaholics for Social Media Week Lagos 2019 edition, once again, is how to move forward. While a range of paths is possible, we cannot forget that we already have the tools to make the change happen... Let's Explore!

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Ishola Adebayo

Creative Director, OnlineHubNG
Ishola Adebayo is the Creative Director of Online Hub Educational Services (aka -- @OnlineHubNG –www.onlinehubng.com); Nigeria’s foremost Digital Content Platform. And also the Project Lead for RockSpace Nigeria (the 1st Co-Working Space & Ideation Lab in Abeokuta, Ogun State... Read More →
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Vanessa Morris

Program Manager, Konverge Media
Vanessa Morris is a certified Digital Marketer and also a certified trainer. She has garnered experience and expertise in the digital marketing sphere which has seen her work with some of the nation's leading media companies and brands such as Ultima Limited.Vanessa Morris is an astute... Read More →
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Benita Nnachortam

Founder & Creative Director, Ben Teller Media & KUTA Nigeria
Benita Nnenna Nnachortam has over 5 years of experience in the Media Industry. Currently Benita is a Special Assistant/ Official Photographer at the Ogun State Governors Office, where she focuses on Documenting the Legacy of the Statesman Daily beyond the office premises as his Personal... Read More →
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Ibukun Olusola

Innovation Strategist, Triangle Africa

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


EdTech & The 4th Industrial Revolution In Africa
Edtech & The 4th Industrial Revolution In Africa will take a deep dive into the role EDTech companies, solutions and content will play in spurring African education and capacity building, thus re-positioning Africa.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution builds on the Digital Revolution, representing new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even the human body. African policy makers are yet to fully embrace the digitization of Africa and the transformation this will bring with it. In order to ensure that we are ready for the jobs of the future which will surely come with the 4th Industrial Revolution, we need to make sure that our educational system is transformed completely.

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Jadesola Adedeji

CEO, Stem Mets Resources
Jadesola Adedeji is a social entrepreneur with a dream to change what education looks like in Nigeria. There's a disconnect between skills required for the future workplace and skills Nigerian graduates possess as they enter the workforce - these skills need to be developed from early... Read More →
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Joseph Agunbiade

Chancellor, UNIVELCITY
Joseph is the Founder of Univelcity a tech school that teaches young people software development, Data Science, AI, and Product design etc then connect them to jobs. In September 2011 he co-founded BudgIT. A civic organization that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement... Read More →
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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 →
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Chukwuwezam Obanor

CEO & Co-founder, Prepclass NG Limited
Passionate about technology, Education and Energy but above all I am passionate about people and actively engaging in endeavors and ventures that have huge potentials to create wealth for people in my society.In 2014 I started a venture to help millions of students going through academic... Read More →
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Stephen Ovadje

Co-founder, CEO, AcadaPlus Solutions
AcadaPlus provides simple, intuitive apps to enhance teacher and administrator productivity, as well as data visualizations and analytics to enable teachers, students, parents, and administrators evaluate performance anytime, anywhere, on any device. Stephen has a passion for leveraging... Read More →
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Obinna Ukwuani

Founder, NESA by Makers
I have been working on STEM education projects in Nigeria for over six years, and have been directly responsible for the STEM education of hundreds of kids across Africa. My projects have included Exposure Robotics, Makers Academy, and NESA by Makers. I believe education is the only... Read More →

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


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

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

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

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Yetunde Ogundipe

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

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

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


Women In Animation
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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Eguvwe Yugbovwre (Emy)

Creative Director, Ajebotoons Animation Studio
Ajebotoons Animation Studio
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Omoyefe Majoroh

Production Generalist, Komotion Studios
Komotion Studios

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


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

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

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

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Gbemisola Shobowale

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

Enterprise Banking for NBFIs, Stanbic IBTC Bank

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


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

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

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Eze Ezegozie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Office Of The Citizen: Holding Government Accountable
The majority of Nigerian citizens believe they have no influence on elected representatives. Educating citizens through social media on the need to be active in order to have an accountable government is imperative.

EiE s presents Office Of The Citizen: Holding Government Accountable,  a panel session that will focus on how citizens can hold elected representatives accountable using the power of social media to examine the recall process and petitions.

Citizens are unaware of the recall process and how to go about it, we will give a step by step approach for result while giving real life cases of elected public office holders who have been held accountable by citizens through petitions and the recall process.

As we gear up to the 2019 general elections we will enlighten Nigerians that the office of the citizen is the highest office in the land.

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Sulaiman Hassan

Politician, Times Vision Limted
Suleiman Hassan Dutse is passionate about Child Rights and development, a professionally train Television and New Media content developer, a Legislative aide in the national assembly.Bsc. Mass Communication and Television Production from the Pretigious ABU Zaria and NTA Television... Read More →
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Tonye Dan Isokariari

Politician, APGA
Tonye Isokariari is a Political Science graduate of the University of Abuja with diverse competencies developed in several areas like Policy analysis, management consultancy, and project management through further study. He is a change driver and innovative thinker with a knack of... Read More →
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Elizabeth Agbese

Politician, SDP
Elizabeth Agbese Egunbe, from Igumale, Ado local government area of Benue State, is a young woman seeking to make an impact in her community.A graduate of Economics at Benue State University, Elizabeth holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, which is still in view.In... Read More →
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Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

Arc. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour aka GRV aka the hopeful Nigerian is an Architect, public policy specialist an Activist and a Politician. After getting his Barch from the University of Nottingham , He worked in architecture firms in the UK before proceeding to get his masters degree at... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Innovation Stage


Let's Tech About It
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's Tech about it is an open floor conversation about the fails and falls in the Nigerian economic and social stratum as well as the general social development, this is will involve open suggestions on the use of tech to bridge the everyday Nigerian problem in the simplest way possible.

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Solape Hammond

CEO, Impact Hub Lagos
Impact Hub Lagos is a hub for entrepreneurs. We have co-working spaces and private offices, learning spaces, a makers lab, event spaces, a collaborative community, ecosystem building events, incubation services and acceleration programs. We are part of a global network of over 15,000... Read More →
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Damola Taiwo

COO & Co-founder, MyMusic Africa
Damola is a co-founder of MyMusic Africa, a music streaming and download service built for the African market.He also runs Unotech Media, a digital agency where he consults on branding assignments for corporate bodies and state governments.
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Tobi Adono

Digital Marketing Manager, Infinix Mobility Limited

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


The 2019 General Elections: How Technology Can Help!
Elections provide an opportunity for citizens to participate in politics and hold leaders to account. When they work well, elections can deepen civic engagement, inform public debate, stimulate party competition, facilitate peaceful leadership transitions, hold governments accountable, and allow the non-violent resolution of political conflict.

Too often political contests fail to achieve their objectives. There is widespread concern about falling turnout, public disaffection, party polarization, and the failure of elections to ensure legitimate outcomes. Electoral malpractices continue to undermine contests around the world, from overt cases of violence and intimidation to subtler disinformation campaigns, barriers to fair party competition, and the under-representation of women and minority candidates. Most election results are not rejected outright or overturned but they are commonly flawed.

The 2019 General Elections: How Technology Can Help!
is a panel session which will shed light on electoral corruption involving malpractices such as kick-back schemes for supporters, vote-buying, or the bribery of electoral officials. We will create a dialogue to empower citizens on unmasking corruption and improving electoral integrity in the electoral process using technological tools. We will explore challenges, mitigation strategies and share stories of how credible corruption reports will improve the upcoming elections.

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'Yemi Adamolekun

Executive Director, EIE
‘Yemi currently serves as the Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to building a culture of good governance & public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. She is also the Secretary to EiE’s... Read More →
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Yvonne William

Prosecutor, ICPC
A prosecutor with The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).My hobbies are singing, cooking, working out, speaking and motivating others ,my mother and bosses have been my mentors , like u know I am part of the team that is working with students and pupils and educating... Read More →
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Seray Jah

Senior Elections Expert, IFES
A happy governance & electoral democracy expert with a passion in training and human development. An avid learner and a lover of nature.
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Buba Luka

Principal Admin Officer, INEC
Buba Luka is a Principal Admin Officer and Desk Officer Civil Society Organizations (INEC), Lagos State
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Udy Okon

Executive Director, Youth Alive Foundation
Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) is a non-profit Civil Society Organization registered in Nigeria as a non-governmental organization. YAF was founded in 1999 and officially registered in 2002.

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation Stage


Agritech For Profit In Emerging Markets
Limited Capacity seats available

Emerging Technology is disrupting the way agriculture is being practiced in Africa. Innovative technologies like blockchain, drones and soilless technologies are promoting inclusivity and increased profit for youths and city dwellers. As climate change continues to reduce crop productivity, it is important to explore technologies that are climate smart.

Agritech for profit in Emerging Markets is an intimate talk that will draw on the knowledge and experience of industry experts locally and internationally who will not only educate participants on effective strategies of tech use in agriculture but will expose opportunities, networks and organizations to help put this knowledge to good use.

Participants will learn from experts:
  • how the use of tech in Agriculture can proffer a sustainable solution to youth unemployment in Nigeria and how they can use it to create wealth.
  • how aggregators, commodity traders and smallholder farmers can earn more profits trading their commodities on a blockchain base exchange.
  • how city dwellers can grow fresh foods (Tomatoes, vegetables) with little use of water, space and resources for good health and extra income.
  • how key actors involved in crop production can use drones as a cost-effective and real-time innovative way of acquiring data to guide farmers decisions for productivity and increased returns on investment.

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Samson Ogbole

Co-founder, PS Nutraceuticals Int ltd
Agriculture for Mr. Samson is more than just food production (zero hunger), it is the foundation for sustainable development, job creation (no poverty), healthier living as well as national development. He believes agriculture must adopt the business mindset, technology, automation... Read More →
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Olalekan Sipasi

CEO/Founder, ProtectOzone
Sipasi Olalekan Ayodele is the CEO of L’Afrika Integrated Farms, ONE Champion 2017, Fellow Thinking School Africa, 2016 Winner of the African Youth Award in Agriculture, a seasoned NYSC SDGs Facilitator, The Future Award Africa for Agriculture nominee and the CEO/Founder of ProtectOzone... Read More →
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Lilian Akunna Onyegbulam

Academic Staff, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State
Innovative, passionate, food value chain and agribusiness incubation expert, witty development researcher and a polyglot best describes me. I have varied experiences working with United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome, Italy promoting demand-led research extension... Read More →
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Aliu Oluwafemi Royal

Founder, MyFarmbase Africa
Aliu Oluwafemi Royal is the Founder of Nigeria’s Agric-tech Organization, MyFarmbase Africa (http://myfarmbase.com.ng) leveraging ICT/digital media for quality research, extension and sustainable agricultural development in Sub Saharan Africa.Femi was named amongst 2017 AAIN top... Read More →
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Lateef Sanni

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development), Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta
I am passionate about user friendly technological advancement for sustainable development. I am a team player, go getter and always strive for excellence.

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


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.

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Enajite Efemuaye

Managing Editor, Kachifo Nigeria Ltd
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Jude Idada

Screen Writer, The Tenant

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


Not All Heroes Wear Capes In Nigeria - Activism vs. Advocacy
When we hear "heroes", we might consider Superman, Batman, or some other character with superpowers. Others might consider police officers or soldiers who risk their life for our nation. But what about the everyday heroes among us?

Activism- consists of efforts to promote, impede, direct, or intervene in social, political, economic, or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society.

Advocacy- Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions

Not All Heroes Wear Capes in Nigeria- Activism vs Advocacy is a panel discussion with some extraordinary everyday activists and advocates who've launched change making campaigns and movements using social media.

Panelist will discuss:
  • Types of Advocacy and Activism
  • What makes an effective Advocate/ Activist
  • Why and how to mobilize around a cause you care about
  • Skills and principles of Activism and Advocacy without destruction
  • Strategies for gaining media attention, building and sustaining social media interaction

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Kelvin 'Radiokelv' Ibrahim

Communications strategist, Edge04 media
Kelvin (Radiokelv) is an experienced Broadcast Journalist with over 6 years experience in Radio and TV hosting. He is a communications and brand strategist with proven track record. He is currently the Communications strategist for Edge04 Media.

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Segun Awosanya

Business Consultant, Aliensmedia Communications
Segun Awosanya (SEGA) is a Realtor (landlaw focused) Civil Rights & Institutional Reforms Advocate, futuristic Brand, Media, Tech, Research, Business & Strategic Consultant, who is also deeply involved in social engineering and Nation building via his numerous advocacies that has... Read More →
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Aliyu Giwa

Police Officer, Nigeria Police Force
I am a highly talented Police officer with huge experience in performing a variety of full performance technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, and protecting the citizens of Nigeria.Considerable knowledge of Lagos state and its street... Read More →
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Juliet 'Kego Ume-Onyido

Social Entrepreneur, Poetry For Change
An avid lover of poetry; International Performance Poet & Spoken Word Artist.Motivational Strategic Interventionist, delivering Experiential workshops for Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs on Work-Life Choices, and how to achieve Excellence & Success in the New Empathy-Driven... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Stage
Friday, February 8


The Power Of Capsule Groups For Women In The Media
Limited Capacity seats available

The Power of Capsule Groups for Women in the Media discussion will explore the strategic creation of tribes and capsule groups to advance career, ideas and campaigns. The panel conversation will dig into how women like Rosa Parks (and other public figures) made a difference in the American Civil Rights Movement and how that concept can be replicated today.

Attendees will have a fresh understanding of how communities and tribes are built, the careful concept of lobbying and how to effect change all through capsule groups on media platforms. They will also understand how to combine online and offline engagement to create a movement.

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Banke Alawaye

Principal Consultant, Innovative Solutions
Management Consultant and Digital Strategist with experience in social impact projects and applying mobile solutions to development problems. I’m also an experienced Program Manager with extensive experience in managing projects across East & West Africa. Principal Consultant, Innovative... Read More →
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Ebun Feludu

Principal Partner, Plug Media
Chief Creative Officer- Plug Media Ltd
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Kemi Ogunleye

Brand/Communications Consultant, ICE OmniMedia Ltd
Brand strategist. Media maven. Wordsmith. Critical thinker. Voracious reader. Eternal optimist. Follow me as I follow Christ.

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


African Women Changing The Sexist Poverty Narrative
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni

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

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

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


Monetizing A Hobby
Limited Capacity full
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Monetizing A Hobby will cover how to build a small audience from your circle and how to start generating income from your hobbies and interests. Attendees will explore several ways to crystallize hazy ideas and turn them into viable concepts.

This session will use real case studies and practical group discussion and exercises to help refine attendees' ideas and possibly launch them into a new phase of development.

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Tamara Eteimo

Actor & Movie Producer, Tamara Eteimo Productions
I take life as it comes and also make the most of it.
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Promise O'nali

Artist, Promium
The art of O'nali Promise has gone through various stages of incubation; these periods of his creative synthesis have been necessary catalysts for the wide audience and acceptance his works have came to receive. During the formative years of his life, Promise was always driven by... Read More →
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Ugochukwu Onukwubiri

Fashion Designer, 1407

Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
NXT Workshop


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.

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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.

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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


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

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

We look forward to you joining us.

PS: There might be a surprise appearance.

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

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