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Monday, February 4


artHERE: The Paintertainer
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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Nimi Izulu

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

Monday February 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NXT Pop Up
Tuesday, February 5


Leveraging Mobile Photography To Tell Compelling Stories
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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

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


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

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


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

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Tina Chidimma Nwanya

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

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


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

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Uchenna Innocent

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

Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
NXT Pop Up
Wednesday, February 6


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

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

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

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

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

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Tobi Ricketts

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

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Ozoz Sokoh

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AfricaNXT Stage
Thursday, February 7


Telling Great Stories In Healthcare
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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Demola Adetona

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

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


#SMWSHOPAFRICA Pop Up Style Studio
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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


Let’s Get Fit Together
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday February 7, 2019 3:00pm - 5:30pm
SMW Explore
Friday, February 8


Story Story: Read A Book & Spend More Time Offline
Limited Capacity seats available

What type of stories do you like to read? When was the last time time you unplugged to enjoy the benefits of a good book? Join us for Story Story: Read A Book & Spend More Time Offline and scratch a title off of your reading list! Find a unique selection of reading materials to help you zen out and enjoy more time offline.

Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio


360 Documentary Screening: In Bakassi
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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Judith Okonkwo

Founder, Imisi 3D
Judith Okonkwo was born in London and grew up in Austria, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Indonesia and Japan. She is a Technology Evangelist and Business Psychologist. In 2014, she moved to Lagos, Nigeria and spent a year helping Chan Zuckerberg Initiative investee &ela set up. She sits on... Read More →
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Joel Benson

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

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


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

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justus Inspire Oseuno

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

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

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

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

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

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

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