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Monday, February 24 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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The Western Media has depicted Africa in a really negative light. This Panel will discuss why we need to take charge of our own narratives, why we need to tell our stories in the true African style and sense. The panel will feature thought leaders of diverse background from different African regions.

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Fuad Lawal

Editor-in-Chief, Zikoko
I'm currently Editor in Chief at Zikoko.com, a publication documenting African youth culture. I have travelled extensively around West Africa, most recently on the #JollofRosd project documenting life and culture in every format, from text to photos, and video. Ask me about content... Read More →
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Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun

Radio/Tv Host/Media Consultant, Media Consultancy
I have over twelve years’ experience in broadcast journalism. I've hosted political television and radio shows for over ten years, bringing a distinct flair and presentation style. During my successful 7-year run on radio, my show was one of the top 5 shows in Lagos. This was no... Read More →
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Vimbai Mutinhiri

Anchor, News Central
Vimbai launched her career as an actress in Zimbabwe and a model in Cape Town, working with brands such as Estee Lauder and Bio Oil.She was headhunted after an appearance on Big Brother Africa to host Africa’s first daily entertainment news show, Star Gist on Africa Magic and grew... Read More →
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Joey Akan

Journalist, UMG
Joey Akan is a multi-award winning journalist, writer, A&R and Media Consultant. He is a writer, broadcaster, host, public relations consultant and commentator on current affairs, including African music, Urban pop culture, politics, sport, race, gender and sexuality.Joey holds a... Read More →
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Michael-Eme Kalu

Head of digital, News Central
Michael-Eme Kalu is a Digital Media Expert who aligns business objectives directly to digital execution, using effective digital channels, a data-driven approach, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive proven results.Michael has over 10 years of experience helping businesses grow... Read More →

Monday February 24, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
Studio Suite