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Monday, February 4


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

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


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

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

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

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

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Chioma Akpotha

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

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

Lagos Convener, FUNights Lagos
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Rotimi Pitan

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

Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Speakeasy Suite
Tuesday, February 5


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

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Oluwakemi Ojo

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

CEO,, African Sports Tourism Week

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


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


Okechukwu Ofili 
CEO, OkadaBooks Digital Publishing and Distribution Company

Steve Shaba
Publisher, Kraft Books
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Writer, company: Daily Trust

Toni Kan
CEO, This is Lagos

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


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

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

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Iq Ukoh

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

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

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


Get Sh!t Done! Disrupting Social Norms Through Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Get Sh*t Done! is a participatory session aimed at providing young professionals with useful and concrete support in understanding the power of digital and marketing principles for social change in Nigeria.

Today like never before, young Nigerians are exposed to foreign norms and standards conflicting with their own reality. This generation we call millennial aspires to create new solutions, challenge traditional beliefs, have a new way to understand adulthood, gender role, success and overcome social pressure.

Get Sh!t Done! Disrupting Social Norms Through Storytelling will focus on storytelling and the power of influencer marketing to disrupt traditional norms and drive social change in Nigeria.

  • How can one's story inspire others to do more and drive real change within society?
  • What does it take to make these stories visible and create a community of young changemakers?

For this speakeasy, we will invite Nigeria's top changemakers using digital platforms and storytelling to disrupt traditional norms, share their stories, and drive social change in their communities.

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Izin Akioya

Creator, Dear Future Husband
Izin is a firm believer in the power of Education. Education as the tool for poverty alleviation, as an equalizer and perhaps the greatest tool by which underserved groups on the African continent may achieve self-sustenance.In 2018, Izin created Dear Future Husband, a platform dedicated... Read More →
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Laura Iheke

FlytimeTv, Producer & Host
Iheke Laura is a Tv presenter and Producer and has over 10years worth of experience on both online and mainstream media. She has worked on Hip Tv as a presenter and currently works for Flytime Promotions.Meanwhile, her love for babies has led her to creating a brand for new borns... Read More →
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Cynthia Mukendy

Founder, African Gist
Experienced digital and content marketer with international records, Cynthia has provided digital marketing solutions to brands, organisations and personalities in Belgium, France, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and DR. Congo.Cynthia strongly believes in youth potential and technology for... Read More →
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Omololu Shomuyiwa

Media Personality & Producer, Chronicles of Lolu
Omololu Shomuyiwa is a media personality, producer and presenter of Chronicle of Lolu, an online show addressing social issues and youth-related topics. With this show, Lolu aims at raising consciousness amongst the youth through educative entertainment. 
His journey with radio... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Speakeasy Suite
Thursday, February 7


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


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

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

Thursday February 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Studio Suite
Friday, February 8


The Urban Plus Size Woman
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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Lateefah Hassan

Co Founder, Pop Up Curve
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Temitope Akintola

Founder, The Urban Plus Life
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Ify Anadu

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

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


The Digital Woman: Creating Aware, Safe, & Empowered Citizens
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2018 can easily be named the year of The Woman . Across the world, both social and traditional media buzzed with several incidents breaking down gender stereotypes and cultures as well as women finding their voices. In 2017, hashtags like #Metoo birthed a new dimension in advocacy that women are replicating across matters that concern them, and state and non-state actors are increasingly demonstrating an understanding of creating spaces for equity.
The question is, how do we prepare women to lead in this rapidly-changing world? How do we strengthen their voices and actualise their aspirations?

With technology as its central theme, our potpourri style event walks through the deployment of technology in the business, advocacy, and politics. We invite women at all stages of their careers (students, entrepreneurs, employees or employers of labour) to join us for a truly enlightening, no-holds-barred conversation.

Are you a woman? A business owner or thinking about starting a business? Are you in search of a community of support for all things technological? DO you need to build skills around digital marketing in its entirety? Interested in making new friends? This class is for you!

Attendees will:
  1. Gain a rounded understanding of how technology can be deployed across politics, advocacy, security, and business in 2019.
  2. Provide a live training session for integrating several digital marketing techniques.
  3.  Explore storytelling via successful practitioners and its importance in amplifying advocacy concerns.
  4.  Build new networks, access fabulous merchandise, and win fantastic gifts .

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

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