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Monday, February 4
 

8:30am

Rise & Shine...Silence
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

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


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

11:00am

Demystifying Yoga In Nigeria
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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

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

Attendees are welcome to participate in a TRAPYOGA demonstration.

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




Speakers
avatar for Tobe Ifeanyi

Tobe Ifeanyi

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


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

12:30pm

Landing Your Dream Job Via Linkedin
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

During this session you'll learn how to:


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

Speakers
avatar for Pamilerin Akinlosotu

Pamilerin Akinlosotu

Founder, Pamsotu Photography
avatar for Adeteniola Olorunfemi

Adeteniola Olorunfemi

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

Ginika Chukwudi

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

Funmilola Kehinde

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


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

5:30pm

Strategy For Start-Ups
In the last few years, Nigeria has witnessed the emergence of startups. Young entrepreneurs have taken the bold step to solve problems and create blue oceans of opportunity for themselves.
Despite this trend,very few start-ups survive past five years.

The masterclass, Strategy for Start-ups will focus on the following:

  • Storytelling for disseminating your company vision
  • Scaling your startup
  • Branding your startup

Speakers
avatar for Salami Abolore

Salami Abolore

CEO, Riby Finance
Riby Finance
avatar for Susan Aniche

Susan Aniche

Strategy Director, IMS Advertising
Susan is a thorough-bred marketing communications specialist with a remarkable interest in Brand Strategy and Research. | Recently appointed Strategy Director at IMS Advertising, Susan manages a team of agency leaders, creatives, strategists and innovators who are responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Oladipo Fafunso

Oladipo Fafunso

IMS Advertising, COO/Group Creative Director
Ladi is most at home at the point where creative ideas and strategic brand solutions intersect. Eclectic, multi-skilled and passionate, Ladi’s world is one of words, colors, style, images and rich expressions. Previously Head of Copy, MooreAdvice, he has also worked his creative... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Innovation Stage
 
Tuesday, February 5
 

8:30am

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.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Patrick

Sandra Patrick

Founder, Yoga Club Lagos, Breathe Studio
Sandra Patrick, Founder of Yoga Club Lagos and Co-Founder Breathe Studio, the first community centered Yoga studio in Lagos.Sandra has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship.Sandra got her yoga teaching certification... Read More →


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

10:45am

Vote Stories: Local Insights & Storytelling
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The world is a global village but people still respond a lot more to content and communication that fits within their local context and environment. How do you find insights relevant to your local context? How do we translate brand proposition in a way that remains relevant to consumer aspirations? How can businesses translate local insights into market propositions?

"In the past years of social media inclusion in Nigeria some Brands, Government and Key Influencers seems to have displayed some fear and concerns around the power of stories across social media in the hands of the general populace, seems one never knows what works, how do we measure success is it strictly about "virality" or emotions evoked. Leo Burnett a Humankind global creative solutions agency seeks to help these influencers embrace stories as a powerful creative tool to transform people's behavior towards positive goals.

Local Insights & Story Telling A Tool For Influencing Consumers Lifestyle will address storytelling across the following focus points-
What makes a great story?
Consumerism (highlighting the best practices for Brands)
2019 Political Campaign (opportunities for the aspirants- how do we use this tool to attracts Youths involvement in governance and election)
Inclusiveness (ways to support Nigerians' dream of regional and religious inclusiveness)

Moderators
avatar for Adeola Kayode

Adeola Kayode

Strategy Lead, Insight Publicis Lagos
Adeola Kayode works at the intersection of social culture, brand marketing and digital technology. He is a firm believer that consumers not products should be at the very core of marketing. With over 10 years developing communication and creative strategy for brands, Adeola has been... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chuka Obi

Chuka Obi

Executive Creative Director, Insight Publicis
Chuka has amassed a decade’s experience in various creative functions including Copywriting, Art Direction, Illustration and Music & Sound Design across several leading brands. Before venturing into Advertising in 2008 he was a comic book writer & illustrator, and a graffiti artist.He... Read More →
avatar for Sinmisola Hughes-Obisesan

Sinmisola Hughes-Obisesan

Creative Director, Leo Burnett Lagos
The first of her name, the slayer of briefs, the all-around Wonder Woman, warden of Humankind (TM) and transformer of human behaviour.Sinmi is a global award-winning creative with over 13 years of advertising experience on a plethora of brands. The second female Creative Director... Read More →
avatar for Emeka Obia

Emeka Obia

Strategy Lead, Leo Burnett Lagos
Emeka, once described as a “human-swiss pocket knife” - is a pop culture observer and commentator on the flux generation – obsessed with innovation, business, music, consumer trends, emerging markets, and the African continent.He currently Leads the Strategy and Planning team... Read More →
avatar for Tunde Shobanjo

Tunde Shobanjo

Business Director, Leo Burnett Lagos
With more than 13 years in the service industry with a passion for defining, developing and executing a business vision, Tunde is dedicated to ensuring that all people and processes are in place to support business strategies and deliver results. He is a man of many talents who somehow... Read More →
avatar for Beatrice Olumhense

Beatrice Olumhense

Account Management Director, Insight Publicis
Beatrice is a creative and commercial marketing leader with 18 years experience in global, emerging market and startup scenarios. Managing brand & marketing strategy, product portfolio & propositions, integrated Go-To-Market, demand generation campaigns & marketing investments for... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Masterclass Suite

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Chuba Ezeks

Chuba Ezeks

Co-Founder, Akanka
I'm the Co-Founder and Strategy Lead of Akanka, a global design and strategy studio. Talk to me about Economics, Data science/analytics/viz, and design.
avatar for Chine Ezeks

Chine Ezeks

Co-Founder, Akanka
Care-free product & service designer with a passion for creating, optimising experiences, & living intentionally .


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

2:00pm

How To Scale Your Business With Instagram
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
avatar for Nkemdilim Begho

Nkemdilim Begho

MD/CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.
Nkemdilim Begho is the MD/ CEO of Future Software Resources Ltd. Futuresoft offers complete digital marketing, website development, content management and development, e-commerce solution and customised software development for your business, and social media training. Future Software... Read More →


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

2:15pm

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Bayo Olupohunda

Bayo Olupohunda

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


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

4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Oyindamola Fakeye

Oyindamola Fakeye

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


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

8:30am

Rise & Shine: Walking Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
To find yourself through the art of yoga is truly a magical experience. I started my yoga journey in 2013 and got certified a year ago (RYT 200), and on this path, I found my true home – the home within. Yoga taught me how to connect with my inner-self and empower my mind through... Read More →


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

9:30am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ugwu

Michael Ugwu

General Manager, Sony Music West Africa


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

11:00am

Everyday Aromatherapy
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Abisola Arowoshola

Abisola Arowoshola

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


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

12:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Bukie Akinmade

Bukie Akinmade

Food Blogger, Recipe Writer and business Woman, The Kitchen Muse
Food | Recipes | Lifestyle


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

1:00pm

Miniature Zen Gardening
Limited Capacity seats available


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

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



Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

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


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

2:15pm

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

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


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

Speakers
avatar for Gbemisola Shobowale

Gbemisola Shobowale

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

David Adebayo

Enterprise Banking for NBFIs, Stanbic IBTC Bank


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

4:30pm

Yoga & Aromatherapy
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

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

Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
To find yourself through the art of yoga is truly a magical experience. I started my yoga journey in 2013 and got certified a year ago (RYT 200), and on this path, I found my true home – the home within. Yoga taught me how to connect with my inner-self and empower my mind through... Read More →


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

5:45pm

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Esohe Igbinoba

Esohe Igbinoba

Founder, The Global Brand Network
I'm a storyteller and gifted business coach. Talk to me if you have any questions on storytelling, marketing or making more money in your business.



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

8:30am

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.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Yoga Instructor, Freelance
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

9:30am

Mindful Eating: Recipes For Success
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Omodara Adediran

Omodara Adediran

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

Oshuware Yvonne Leon

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


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

11:00am

Vulnerabilty: A Tool For Great Influence
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Hauwa Ojeifo

Hauwa Ojeifo

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


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

12:30pm

A Step-By-Step Guide To Savings & Investing For Millennials
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Chibueze

Joshua Chibueze

Co-founder/CMO, Piggy Bank
avatar for Odunayo Eweniyi

Odunayo Eweniyi

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

Layo Ogunbanwo

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


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

2:30pm

Writing A Compelling Story Readers Will Love!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The ability to tell an authentic story is a powerful tool that connects audiences all over the world. A writer who is able to tell an authentic story has the ability to change narratives and shape perspectives.

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Adedoyin Jaiyesimi

Adedoyin Jaiyesimi

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



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

5:45pm

Work Free! A Guide To Freelancing In The New Economy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you recently out of a job and exploring options?
Do you have technical skills but have no idea how to monetize your skills?
Are you fresh out of College or NYSC and serious about becoming a productive, problem-solving, income earner?

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

Speakers
avatar for Simi Lawoyin

Simi Lawoyin

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


Thursday February 7, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Masterclass Suite
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Ighorodje

Xavier Ighorodje

Principal Creative Officer, Ogbonor
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Chekwube Okonkwo

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


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

9:30am

Mindful Colouring
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Oyindamola Fakeye

Oyindamola Fakeye

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


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

12:00pm

Monetizing A Hobby
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Eteimo

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
1407


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

1:00pm

Know Your Teas
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Faridah Kekere-Ekun

Faridah Kekere-Ekun

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


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

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