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Sunday, February 23
 

6:00pm WAT

SUNDAYS ARE FOR SUYA ...Grill. Chill. Connect.
It's the pre-game to our week!

Join us for a Sunday evening of networking and Suya.

We’re inviting all Premium Badge Holders, Press & Speakers for a leisurely evening before the hustle and bustle of the week kicks off.

Open Bar Courtesy of Dominio Del Rey

Sounds Courtesy of Teck-Zilla of Str8 Buttah Productions

This event is exclusively for Premium Badge Holders, Press & Speakers


Sunday February 23, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm WAT
Connect Oceanfront Lounge
 
Monday, February 24
 

6:15am WAT

GIGM MAINLAND MORNING SHUTTLE - Oando - Maryland Service Station
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Oando - Maryland Service Station powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Oando - Maryland Service Station. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Monday February 24, 2020 6:15am - 6:30am WAT
Oando - Maryland Service Station
  Networking & Parties

6:15am WAT

GIGM MAINLAND MORNING SHUTTLE - Yaba - Jibowu Terminal
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Jibowu Terminal - Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Jibowu Terminal - Yaba . Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Monday February 24, 2020 6:15am - 6:30am WAT
Jibowu Terminal
  Networking & Parties

8:30am WAT

RISE & SHINE: MORNING YOGA FLOW
Limited Capacity full
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A morning Yoga session for attendees to start their day.

Speakers
avatar for Yoga Club Lagos

Yoga Club Lagos

Founder & Yoga Coach, Yoga Club Lagos x Sandra Patrick
Sandra Patrick, (Founder of Yoga Club) has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship. Sandra got her yoga teaching certification while still in corporate, and started teaching full time 5 years ago. Her yoga... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent

9:00am WAT

UNBOXING #SMWLAGOS 2020 ... Opening Event
We're opening up the week in the most AWESOME way! You don't want to miss this special event and presentation. Be sure to arrive early.

After the opening presentation join our Executive Director Ngozi Odita, the #SMWLAGOS team and special guests for lite bites, coffee, & networking

#PROTIP ... Arrive early to beat the registration and badge pick up rush

Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Networking & Parties

9:30am WAT

CREATING HEALTHY ROUTINES TO MANAGE STRESS & ANXIETY
Limited Capacity full
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Routines and habits is what builds self-mastery. Your habits forms your days, your days makes your life.
Audience will learn how to use exercise and creative routines to reduce stress and anxiety.

Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the different types of stress and anxiety
2. Learn to identify stressors and factors that predispose people to being stressed and anxious
3. Understand the role of exercise in managing stress and anxiety
4. Learn different ways and routines to manage stress and anxiety

Speakers
avatar for Tosin Adewale

Tosin Adewale

Managing Director, Toscon Consultancy Services
Tosin Adewale, is the founder of Toscon Consultancy Services. She is an Accountant from The Polytechnic, Ibadan, she has many years experience in Recruitment and Training. She is a Certified Assessor/Tutor of City & Guilds, London. Her passion has always been to help people, this... Read More →
avatar for AbdurRazzaq Adedamola AbdurRazzaq

AbdurRazzaq Adedamola AbdurRazzaq

Public Relations, Toscon Consultancy Services
The environment, people and everything in between, shall we begin?


Monday February 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Talk, OFFLINE

11:00am WAT

DESIGN FOR THE NIGERIAN
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will have panelists spread across most of the notable specialisations in design in Nigeria - branding, advertising, graphic and digital arts. The panelists shall be discussing the peculiarity of how Nigerian audience and user wants to be communicated to while each speaking from the background of their individual specialties.
With Nigeria's population as the largest in Africa and the majority of this being young people, it is important to consider what opportunities exist in how design can reach and influence this audience.

Our attendees will get to know the following insights;
- The need to identify and reflect the peculiarity of the Nigerian culture and lifestyle as a way to deeply communicate with the Nigerian audience.
- The melting point between the Nigerian design language and globalization.
- What stands the typical Nigerian user out from the rest of the world.
- How an average Nigerian user wants to be communicated to (with design).
- The extent to which creatives and marketers consider the Nigerian user when creating their products and marketing them?


Speakers
avatar for Noella Ekezie

Noella Ekezie

Founder, Ellae Creative
Ellae is an award-winning full-service agency with demonstrated expertise and experience in brand, digital, web, communications, marketing, PR and advertising services. Our portfolio includes brands such as the USAID, BASF Germany, Google Inc, the Nike Foundation, Exxon Mobil, Citibank... Read More →
avatar for Ayomide Ajayi

Ayomide Ajayi

Marketing Executive, FairMoney
Ayomide is passionate about helping good businesses become great brands by defining their perception and communication patterns. While working with FourthCanvas a brand consulting agency, he created and advised on-brand design solutions for businesses including but not limited to... Read More →
avatar for Harry Dunkwu

Harry Dunkwu

Art Director, Scroll Entertainment
I am an "Artrepreneur". A professional digital artist and entrepreneur. I founded an animation studio (Scroll Entertainment) in 2015. We specialise producing animated content for storytelling for commercials and animated tv series.I'll be looking forward to engaging in conversations... Read More →
avatar for Feyi Olubodun

Feyi Olubodun

Founder/Managing Partner, Open Squares Consulting
Feyi is one of the leading authorities on understanding the African marketplace, having developed and published the only proprietary framework to understanding the African consumer psychology.He currently consults for multi-nationals on how to win in the African marketplace, with... Read More →
avatar for Ted Oladele

Ted Oladele

Design Lead, Flutterwave
I am Ted Oladele. I design software for web and mobile. I create beautiful experiences to enable businesses do so much more.Currently leading the Design team for Flutterwave, including Product Design, Design Research, Brand and Marketing Design.


Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage

11:00am WAT

TECH AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION
Limited Capacity seats available

The wealthiest 20% of households are at least 8 times more likely to have an account than the poorest households in Nigeria. In 2012, the Central Bank of Nigeria in collaboration with the stakeholders launched the Nigeria Financial Inclusion Strategy.

If you are young or old, you will need to start thinking about your career and financial future. This applies either you are just starting out in your career, or you have a leg up on the employment.

The panelist at this event will shed light on insights and challenges from the journey so far and highlight technology trends for the 2020 financial inclusion road map.

The panelists include experts from Stanbic IBTC Holdings and notable Fintech companies.

We look forward to you joining us.

Speakers
avatar for Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

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 →
avatar for Wole Adeniyi

Wole Adeniyi

Executive Director, Personal & Business Banking, Stanbic IBTC Bank
Experienced Business Director with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Management, Project Portfolio Management, Leadership, Financial Risk, and Risk Management. Strong finance professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA... Read More →
avatar for Dayo Odulate Ademola

Dayo Odulate Ademola

Head of Innovation, EFInA
A senior financial services and technology professional working in the innovation and fintech space in Nigeria, looking to facilitate the "big bang" in Nigerian financial services and inclusion by leveraging technology.
avatar for EMMANUEL AIHEVBA

EMMANUEL AIHEVBA

Head, Customer Digital Channels, Stanbic IBTC Bank
Emmanuel Aihevba, a fellow of the Retail Banking Academy (RBA) London, is the Head, Customer Digital Channels at Stanbic IBTC Bank (a member of Standard Bank Group). He is a skilled financial manager, having served in the banking industry for over twenty years, in various business... Read More →
avatar for FEMI OMOGBENIGUN

FEMI OMOGBENIGUN

M.D., CEO, 3Line Card Management Limited
For over 13 years, Femi has played a major role in developing products strategies that deepen and broaden businesses within all payment verticals.Femi earned a Bachelor Of Science degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Masters Of Science, International Business... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

11:00am WAT

USER EXPERIENCE VS CONTENT: HOW CAN THE MEDIA BEST DELIVER ON BOTH?
Limited Capacity filling up

Balancing timely content availability with premium audience satisfaction is a tough and continuing process in media. In such a competitive ecosystem, how does one retain audience share without compromising on either?

Speakers
avatar for Lolade Nwanze

Lolade Nwanze

Head Of Operations, Guardian Digital, Guardian Newspaper
All about media and meaningful collaborations.
avatar for Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy

Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy

Strategic Media Paternerships-Sub-Saharan Africa, Facebook Africa
Committed panafricanist. In the business of digital media @Facebook. Formerly in TV content sales. Journalism was my first love. Joburg lover!
avatar for Tomiwa Aladekomo

Tomiwa Aladekomo

CEO, Big Cabal Media
I lead the team at Big Cabal Media, which publishes the tech and youth publications, TechCabal and Zikoko. Big Cabal is building the next generation of African media brands and creating some of the most interesting and exciting original content from the continent. We work with brands... Read More →
avatar for Adetutu Laditan

Adetutu Laditan

Product Marketing Manager, Google
Adetutu is a Brand and Marketing Strategist currently responsible for driving adoption of Google’s apps across Sub Saharan Africa.With a background loaded with marketing, media strategy and content development centered around consumer experience, Tutu understands what drives businesses... Read More →
avatar for Bolaji Alausa

Bolaji Alausa

Executive Creative Director, Noah's Ark
Bolaji is partner and ECD at Noah’s Ark where he spearheads work across the group’s diverse communication outfits.He began his career at Rosabel Leo Burnett in 2006, then moved to DDB Lagos for a five-year stint. He joined Noah’s Ark in 2011.His team has won several local and... Read More →



Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel, MediaSummitAfrica

11:00am WAT

VIRTUAL CONNECTION VERSUS REAL DISCONNECTION: THE HUMAN CONUNDRUM
Limited Capacity seats available

The emergence of technology in today’s world can best be described as a double-edged sword. On one hand, it undoubtedly possesses the peculiar features of connecting humans from far and wide, renders geographical barriers obsolete and undoubtedly made human connection more efficient. However, the reality is that virtual connection has grown geometrically and has been able to ensure that there are more real disconnections exists in both economic and socio-political human interactions.

The effect is that the erstwhile humane feel and emotional neighbourliness which humans used to share in their face to face relations have become blurred or inexistent in human interactions. Business, family life, schools, offices etc now thrive in the virtual space and the need to ensure that more human connections are achieved in this space has become a real time challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Addy Awofisayo

Addy Awofisayo

YouTube Content Partnerships, SSA, YouTube
I currently manage YouTube Content Partnerships, Sub-Saharan Africa. I am responsible for building and managing strategic relationships across Creators, Broadcasters, Publishers and Artists in the market. Prior to this, I worked with CBS in Content strategy and business development... Read More →
avatar for Busola Bakinson

Busola Bakinson

Senior Associate, Jackson, Etti and Edu
Experienced Solicitor and Barrister with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry.She is a Senior Associate, Business Development personnel in the Intellectual Property (IP) Department and Deputy Sector Head of Technology, Media and Entertainment sector of Jackson... Read More →
avatar for Osisiye Tafa

Osisiye Tafa

Digital Marketing Manager, Sterling Bank Plc
Osisiye is 'a storyteller who brings an idea to a campfire'. He is at the intersection of arts, technology, and advertising, and has spent almost a decade immersed in creative projects that include a presidential campaign, book publication, mobile payments, Original Equipment Manufacture... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Panel

11:00am WAT

BEYOND 2020: SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
Limited Capacity seats available

"With the US strategically planning for energy security in the future by using data and statistics gathered, there is a compelling case for Africa to gather, analyse and intelligently interpret data for effective optimization of energy resources. In the US it is expected that by 2020, 30% of the Mobile Workforce will use Augmented Reality, 20% will be seized by Digital Disruptors, 25% will leverage public Cloud, 85% of utilities will speed up digital innovations, $138bn would be spent on smart homes in 2023, 20% F500 companies will sell excess power by 2020 and $4.6bn will be spent on smart grid data analytics. Where is Africa and Nigeria's statistics?

There is a huge market, jobs and yet to be created businesses opportunities around data analytics. Most compelling should be a case for accurate data for investment in the Energy sector. Planning for prudent utilization of resources in energy security would be most effectively achieved if relevant and accurate data exists. Most significantly, to create value in the Energy, Power, Infrastructure, Oil and Gas industries certain skills and competencies are required. Lonadek hopes to start the conversation of what should the future of Energy in Africa look like and what social media tools can deliver the data required to chart the right course for individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses?. "

Speakers
avatar for Olajumoke Agbelusi

Olajumoke Agbelusi

Factory/Plant Manager, Unilever Nigeria PLC, Unilever Nigeria PLC
Olajumoke Agbelusistands at the forefront of corporate management of the foremost ConsumerGoods Company in Nigeria, Unilever and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the mostoutstanding women in her supply chain leadership. With over 12 years professional experiencespanning manufacturing... Read More →
avatar for Eziagbor Osele

Eziagbor Osele

Vice Chair (Young Professional Network, Nigeria), Energy Institute
I am a chemical engineering graduate from University of Lagos, Nigeria with a diverse knowledge on energy sustainability, emerging technologies involved in energy transition, life cycle assessment of each technology and its environmental impact. As the Vice-Chair (Young Professional... Read More →
avatar for Ediagbonya Joan

Ediagbonya Joan

Head, Brand and Digital Communications, Lonadek Inc
Joan is a professional Brand Manager, Digital Marketer and Business Strategy Specialist with over 8 years of experience in Brand Management, Digital and Integrated Marketing, Traditional Marketing Conceptualization, Business Development and Sales with track records of continuous improvement... Read More →
avatar for Tolulope Falola

Tolulope Falola

Regional Business Development Manager, Sterling and Wilson
Tolulope Falola is a seasoned techno-commercial executive with over 14 years of professionalexperience acquiring extensive knowledge of the Nigerian Oil, Gas and power sector.She currently works with Sterling and Wilson Nigeria as the Commercial Manager LeadHybrid/Renewables and Energy... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Studio Suite

11:00am WAT

MINDFUL EATING FOR MILLENNIAL'S: FOOD IS THE NEW PHARMA
Limited Capacity full
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Heal and glow with local foods.

Speakers
avatar for Akins Akinkugbe

Akins Akinkugbe

Founder, Urban Vision
I am content creator and a health coach. Known also as THE HEALTHY BILLIONAIRE


Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Workshop

11:15am WAT

HOW TO BUILD, LEVERAGE AND MONETIZE A MOVEMENT AROUND AN IDEA, MESSAGE, PRODUCT OR SERVICE.
Limited Capacity full
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This masterclass is designed to help entrepreneurs, influencers and creatives gain the distinctions they need to effectively create, leverage and monetize influence in the market place.  Attendees will also learn the importance of creating intimate communities of people bound together by a common future represented by the ideas, message, product or service being promoted.

Topics covered will include:
[1] How to create deeper more meaningful relationships with your target market
[2] How to grow a bigger, more engaged and powerful audience
[3] How to effortlessly create more sales and generate more revenue

Speakers
avatar for Victor Bassey

Victor Bassey

Founder, Highly Paid Experts Network
Fondly referred to as The Chief Tribemaster (CTM) Victor Ekpo Bassey is a worldclass Performance Consultant and Master Practioner of NLP.For 20+ years, He has been in the trenches researching the dynamics and structure of influence and working with some of the most influential... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 11:15am - 12:30pm WAT
Masterclass Suite

12:00pm WAT

PRODUCT DEVELOPERS MEETUP: BUILDING HUMAN CENTRIC PRODUCTS
Limited Capacity full
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Everybody is trying to create products that make people’s lives better. However, by simply focusing on metrics, rather than the humans behind them, we risk making bad decisions that have unintended consequences for people and society.

We need to focus on creating features that meet some of people’s needs. Once we do this, we can ensure our teams become goal focussed, values guided and data informed, rather than trying to steer the ship just by looking at the speed dials.

This meetup focuses on product owners scaling and building world class products. We'll network, share best practices and discuss new methods and approaches to our work.

Monday February 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm WAT
MeetUp Lounge
  Meetup

12:15pm WAT

LUMINATION LIVE WITH TEMISAN EMMANUEL (TAYMESAN)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lumination is a weekly video podcast series that explores self awareness, self worth, and living life on purpose. Our mission is to build a nation of bright lights committed to living a purpose driven life, while positively impacting others.

On this podcast, the host (Adaora Mbelu) sits down with people whose journey are intriguing, and who have lessons that the world needs to hear about. Discussions center around who they are, why they do what they do, what they’ve learned along their life’s journey, and what legacy they want to leave in this world.

Lumination explores these stories touching on topics such as: Identity, Comparison, Embracing uniqueness, Transformational giving, Imposter syndrome, Partnerships & team dynamics, Unlearning, overcoming self doubt, managing perfectionism, Energy conservation, Gratitude, Understanding capacity, etc.

On this edition of Lumination Live, we'll be hosting Multidimensional Media personality Temisan Emmanuel, also known as Taymesan.

Monday February 24, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm WAT
AFRIKA21 Radio Stage
  Other

12:15pm WAT

JOURNALING AND THE ART OF DOCUMENTING TIME
Limited Capacity full
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History was built by those whose stories could withstand time and books like the Bible are testament to that. Through old scrolls, universal secrets were also passed to future generations. Time has shown that it is one thing to live, but it is another to write of your life. This meetup is simply to encourage attendees to journal their experiences and tell their stories. The advantages go beyond transcending time; they also have the opportunity to tell their business, cultural, and personal stories today as a means of controlling the perception the world has of them and owning the narratives of what they stand for.

Monday February 24, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm WAT
NXT LitLab
  Meetup

12:15pm WAT

HOW TO LEVERAGE LETTERING TO TELL COMPELLING STORIES
Limited Capacity full
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This session explores the connotative meanings of different lettering styles, and how to communicate effectively using the appropriate style. It explains how the typeface we choose for a headline resonates with the target audience and triggers reaction.

Speakers
avatar for Yemi Fetch

Yemi Fetch

Creative Director, Freak Creative Limited
Yemi Fetch is a passionate and self motivated lettering artist. His role entails crafting custom typography that resonates with the target audience.


Monday February 24, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm WAT
NXT Workshop
  Skillshare Workshop

12:30pm WAT

DEFINING AND REGULATING 'HATE SPEECH': IMPACTS ON AUDIENCE NEEDS AND RETENTION
Limited Capacity seats available

Hate speech is a global phenomenon, but parameters for defining it objectively in Nigeria where the government is intolerable of criticisms are quite unclear. How can it be regulated without misuse and abuse of power.

Speakers
avatar for Cheta Nwanze

Cheta Nwanze

Lead Partner, SBM Intelligence
avatar for Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun

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 →
avatar for Adaora Ikenze

Adaora Ikenze

Head, Africa Public Policy, Anglophone,West Africa, Facebook
avatar for Morayo Afolabi-Brown

Morayo Afolabi-Brown

Media Consultant, TVC
Morayo is a brilliant Content Creator, efficient Project Manager and an astute Media Practitioner. In her 15years journey in the media industry she has worked as a Client Service Director at a top PR Agency; CMC Connect. She later worked at CUE Media, a content development company... Read More →



Monday February 24, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel, MediaSummitAfrica

12:30pm WAT

LIVING TO WORK, OR WORKING TO LIVE? HOW TO LIVE WELL IN A WORLD THAT'S ALWAYS ON
Limited Capacity full
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Advances in technology have blurred the lines between work and life, and the social media and influencer culture have made it increasingly easier (even as economic realities have forced us) to monetise our skills and passions in addition to paid employment, leaving the world with a generation of millennials for whom every waking moment must provide a return on investment. This expectation to be "always on" and "always producing" understandably leaves us with a world of stress, even when we look like we're having fun.

This interactive session seeks to explore the ways technology and digital media have changed the way we work, and invites speakers and attendees to share different tips and strategies for reducing work related stress and ensuring that we treat ourselves as humans first, and creators second.

This session is for creative freelancers and early stage startup founders, but everyone is welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Deola Adebiyi

Deola Adebiyi

Music and Digital Content Editor, uduX
Deola Adebiyi is the music and digital content editor at uduX, a Nigerian music streaming app where she curates music, playlists & content. When she's not doing that, she's also a fashion and beauty blogger and content creator with a following and reach of over 100k on her blog and... Read More →
avatar for Franklin Ugobude

Franklin Ugobude

Head, Growth and Marketing, Wallets Africa
I have worked in marketing and communications for about five years, creating various forms of content and working in various aspects of digital marketing: e-mail marketing, content curation, social media marketing and digital strategy. Talk to me about that, Beyonce, arts and fi... Read More →
avatar for Ore Fakorede

Ore Fakorede

Communications Manager, Kuda
I blog about emotions and mental health at orefakorede.com.
avatar for Amanda Iheme

Amanda Iheme

Psychotherapist, NDIDI
I am a psychotherapist and an architecture photographer. You can talk to me about mental health, spirituality, photographer and philosophy.


Monday February 24, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite

1:00pm WAT

AMATEUR SPORTS AND DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES
Limited Capacity seats available

Key stakeholders in the the amateur sports leagues in Nigeria will discuss how they are leveraging digital media and social platforms to grow the league and engage both participants and fans. Additional points of discussion will include GDPR policies and the challenges they pose when running a sports league. Finally we'll close out our talk by sharing insights and thoughts on what the future holds for amateur sports leagues in Nigeria.

Speakers
avatar for Chisobem Nwokedi

Chisobem Nwokedi

Operations Manager, Verhaal Nigeria
Hi!I manage Operations at Verhaal - talk to me about all things Graphic Design and Digital Marketing.
avatar for Bimbo Bankole

Bimbo Bankole

Wellness Expert, Shitsuke Sports/Shitsuke Flag Football League
I happen to be a funning loving guy that just refuses to give in to time. An eleven year US Army veteran with a love for sports, technology, entrepreneurship, music, community service. I appreciate great discussion in the areas of wellness, technology growth, business opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Efeoghene Ori-Jesu

Efeoghene Ori-Jesu

Sports Enthusiast, Play Engineer
I am passionate about sports, education, culture change and play. I seek to Leverage technology and personal relationships to move the needle.
avatar for Liz Okogun

Liz Okogun

Founder, Zinovation Sports
Elizabeth Okogun is a former 100- and 200-meters sprinter. She is passionate about sports development and youth empowerment.In Sports Management, Elizabeth has played several roles including:•Founder/CEO of Zinovation Sports, which is a sports management and Advisory firm.•Lead... Read More →
avatar for Opeyemi Tokoya

Opeyemi Tokoya

CEO, The SociaLiga sports company
Opeyemi Tokoya is an Executive Director of the SociaLiga Sports Limited. In addition to being the co-founder, Opeyemi is also an accomplished engineer working with Ericsson.Opeyemi is a multi-skills professional with over half a decade experience in the telecommunications industry... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel

1:00pm WAT

DOING COMMON THINGS UNCOMMONLY WELL ... A Human-first and experience driven approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how human first and experience driven out of the box ideas and concepts have thrilled clients in various fields. This panel gathers industry veterans across sectors to discuss the various ways to harness the power of social media to uncover everyday "often ignored" resources and how to also employ simple solutions to address complex problems. We'll also explore how human focused and immersive experiences drive culture and shift perceptions. In the words of Lauren Hill -It could all be so simple but you'd rather make it hard!

Speakers
avatar for Tonte Ikiriko

Tonte Ikiriko

Expert Retail Luxury Brands
A Davis Productivity Award winner and Elizabeth Arden USA Top Achiever award recipient. Featured in Beauty Fashion Journal.Highly commercial with an understanding of the importance of Protective services, customer service and product knowledge.I have had a long diverse retail career... Read More →
avatar for Debayo Idowu

Debayo Idowu

Marketing Manager, Silverbird Distribution
An experienced brand marketing enthusiast with a Masters in Business and Management from the Strathclyde Business School and 5+ years vast marketing knowledge that spans across the West African territory. Successfully managed/ coordinated marketing campaigns for organisations such... Read More →
avatar for Dabota Lawson

Dabota Lawson

CEO, Dabota Cosmetics
Dabota LawsonCEO Dabota CosmeticsProprietor Two Six Shopping MallA well recognized award winning beauty entrepreneur and business woman with vast experience in finance ,corporate communications, sales and marketing . A Beauty Queen and Brand influencerWhen mainstream options were... Read More →
avatar for Shine Begho

Shine Begho

Radio host, Maxfm
Shine Begho Usanga is an award winning radio host based in Lagos State Nigeria and the host of the Mid day show on maxfm 102.3 every week day 10am-2pmShine Begho has hosted shows in Nigeria, America and Europe, interviewEd super stars from Nigeria and outside Nigeria like Doneo, Mr... Read More →
avatar for Ugonna Ajoku

Ugonna Ajoku

Medical Doctor / Entrepreneur, Neuron Innovations Hub LTD
Popularly known as 'The Docpreneur' , Ugonna is a Medical Doctor with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. She drives conversations around the business of healthcare and has worked with several top brands to provide innovative healthcare solutions. She's also an avid cancer... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

1:00pm WAT

SLEEP WORKSHOP: LEARN HOW TO SLEEP WELL AND LIVE BETTER
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop aims to help you understand your sleep difficulties and provide you with techniques which can help you to cope with and improve poor sleep.

Speakers
avatar for Fola OSASONA

Fola OSASONA

Employee Wellbeing and Talent Engagement Consultant, Corporate Wellness Consulting
Corporate Wellness Consulting is a wellness lifestyle management and talent engagement company with a focus on enabling humans at work leveraging the 10 concepts to an enabled human. Mindfulness & Mediation, Nutrition & Fitness, Emotional Intelligence, Financial literacy, Ergonomics... Read More →
avatar for Ruqoyah Ogunbiyi

Ruqoyah Ogunbiyi

Founder and Lead Consultant, SaneMind
Ruqoyah Ogunbiyi, is a child mental health professional and coach who specializes in helping parents create psychologically safe space for children. Over the last 3 years, Ruqoyah has helped hundreds if mothers across the globe to create, and build resilience plans for their children... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Workshop

1:30pm WAT

SOCIAL HOUR... LUNCH + NETWORKING POWERED BY FLOUR MILLS OF NIGERIA PLC
Limited Capacity full
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Join us for lite lunch and networking courtesy of our good friends at Flour Mills of Nigeria.


Monday February 24, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
Connect Oceanfront Lounge

1:30pm WAT

AFRICA'S VISUAL ECONOMY
Limited Capacity seats available

For too long African people have been under-represented in the media. By giving visual exposure to the authentic African narrative, brands can optimise community engagement. We look at how brands can refocus their lens and tell the kinds of stories that connect. 

Main Takeaways 
1. What is the African visual economy and how it affects your bottom line
2. The value and power of authentic African visual assets for your brand
3. How to future-proof your brand's visual identity

Speakers
avatar for Agbons Igiewe

Agbons Igiewe

General Manager, Ziza Digital
Agbons Igiewe is an experienced Marketing Communications Professional with sub-speciality in Digital Marketing and Brand Strategy.She has garnered experience in an interesting marketing career spanning brands in Telecommunications, FMCG, Professional Services, Pharmaceutical, Insurance... Read More →
avatar for Henry Derben

Henry Derben

Business Development Manager, PICHA
A storyteller at heart, Henry Derben is a communications professional with diverse background in multimedia storytelling, corporate and marketing communications. He is deeply passionate about telling stories that are relevant, engaging and can bring real social change.As the business... Read More →
avatar for Ayotunde Ishola

Ayotunde Ishola

Associate Creative Director, DDB Lagos
Ayo is an extremely dynamic and passionate individual, obsessed with Photography, Art Direction and Creativity generally.Asides winning several Advertising awards and being published in several creative archives, He's the first and still the only Nigerian photographer who has been... Read More →
avatar for Femi Falodun

Femi Falodun

CEO, ID Africa
I am CEO at ID Africa, a marketing, media and tech company. I am also an ED at BHM Group, ID Africa's parent company. Prior to joining BHM Group, I worked for 6 years in consumer banking, with roles in marketing and operations at Zenith Bank Plc.I have consulted on public relations... Read More →
avatar for Obianuju Olorunmola

Obianuju Olorunmola

Marketing Communications Specialist, Vodacom Business Nigeria
Obianuju Olorunmola is a marketing communications professional. She currently holds the position of a Marketing Communications Specialist in Vodacom Business Nigeria and is responsible for developing content for branding, internal and external communications, that promotes Vodacom... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage
  Panel

1:30pm WAT

STORIES NOT STATISTICS: HUMANIZING YOUR PR AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Limited Capacity full
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We all crave relationships, community and authentic interactions with others and one on one communications is at the core of our connection.

The challenge for businesses is that organizations focus on corporate branding and neglect the crucial element of 'relatability' and fail to resonate with the individual consumer.

From a PR and communications perspective, brands can humanize their communications and brand perception. This can level the playing field for startups and small companies that have less resources than large organizations.
Humanizing a brand is not an easy task. It requires you to bring to life an intangible object that is made up of logos, color schemes, abstract values and products/services.

Highlighting global best practices across sectors, this session will help you humanize your brand communications the right way.

Monday February 24, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm WAT
Masterclass Suite
  Masterclass

2:30pm WAT

MY HISTORY – MY AFRICAN ROOTS
Limited Capacity seats available

Every day young people across Africa are shaping and reshaping their identities. Each of them has their own perception of history – a past that defines them in many ways but often remains elusive. How do these personal histories blend in a general history of Africa? The session will bring together history and social media experts making the point of African Roots, DW’s multi-media series of portraits covering African history.

Main Takeaways
[1] How to tell history in a social media context
[2] How to relate to history on the thin line between hard facts and debate
[3] History identity and the role of international media

Speakers
avatar for Chrispin Mwakideu

Chrispin Mwakideu

Moderator, Deutsche Welle
I work as a multi media journalist at the Africa desk of the international German broadcaster, Deutsche Welle. Currently based in Accra, Ghana. You can talk to me about our 2020 SMW Lagos panel discussion (My History... My African Roots), the kind of stories we do at DW English Africa... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Ogbogbo

Christopher Ogbogbo

Professor African History, Nigerian Army Resource Center
Christopher Bankole Ndubuisi Ogbogbo, lawyer, Professor & former Head of Department of History, University of Ibadan; Currently Director of Research , Nigerian Army Resource Center, Abuja, Vice -President, Association of African Historians, immediate past National President, Historical... Read More →
avatar for Carol Ndosi

Carol Ndosi

Entrepreneuer, The Launchpad Tanzania/WomenAtWeb Tanzania
Carol Ndosi is a Tanzanian Sustainable development practitioner, a social and business entrepreneur. She works at the intersection of Global Development and Africa within the areas of Education, the Future of work (Decent Work and Economic Growth), Gender Equality and Partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Siyanda Mohutsiwa

Siyanda Mohutsiwa

African Writer/Blogger, University of Iowa
Siyanda Mohutsiwa is an internationally recognized satirical writer and speaker from Botswana. She is the one who created the satirical hashtag #IfAfricaWasABar that went viral in the summer of 2015. She views herself as a pan-Africanist. She has delivered a TED talk titled "Is Africa's... Read More →
avatar for Jide Martin

Jide Martin

CEO, Comic Republic, Comic Republic
Jide is the CEO of Comic Republic, a Comic Book Start-up that is shaping the reputation narrative of Africa using quality art and stories in the form of Comic Books. In 2018, he was identified by a United Nations program headquartered in New York that provides humanitarian and developmental... Read More →



Monday February 24, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel, MediaSummitAfrica

2:30pm WAT

SOCIAL MEDIA WAR - DREADS, TATTOOS AND PASSWORDS
Limited Capacity seats available

For good or for bad social media is a major way young people express themselves. Youth via social media find inspiration and connect with people and communities that positively reinforce how they see and perceive themselves. We also know that online spaces just as offline spaces can be a safe haven but can also be dangerous.

This session will serve as a forum to discuss young Nigerians and their modes of self-expression especially in but not limited to the workplace. We’ll look at the direct correlation between self expression and job performance and further explore how one’s choice of self-expression online and offline can actually drive creativity and help an employee perform better at their jobs. Our conversation will also touch upon the “the consequences” of young people openly expressing themselves, specifically how society interprets the physical manifestations of this self-expression. A critical example is how SARS officials are harassing young Nigerians who look “unconventional.”

A key takeaway from this session is how do we put a premium on self-expression and also manage the societal backlash of “being” and “looking” different. The team at Sterling Bank will also share how through the OnePay app they are empowering and enabling self-expression while also protecting their online and offline customers.


Monday February 24, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

2:30pm WAT

EXTROVERSION - NA CONDITION MAKE CRAYFISH BEND
Limited Capacity full
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Exploring the informalities within the city of Lagos, examining and adopting the cities underbelly as a model for creative and socio-economic development.

Our agenda in 2019 at rai is extroversion.
Extroversion, our big English for going to the streets of Lagos prefers to do away with the insular, white-walled gallery, which we see as a vestige of the colonial; instead, we embrace the city, scouting for existing cultural substructures, looking specifically at how the city ‘makes do’ daily, from the typography across the walls in the city, to those selling goods in traffic, the book sellers under the bridge, the men selling Suya in the evenings or ‘Madam 7:30’ those women who turn ordinary junctions into popular spots for food, relaxation and entertainment.

Our agenda's outstretched arms easily welcomed those not formally trained in arts, or architecture, and design to form an army of evangelists to propagate and multiply the work across numerous outposts with fresh eyes other than the trained eye.

Our knowledge repository at Silverbird galleria - which in itself is a spatial intervention - became the transmitting base and laboratory for a network of outposts. We hosted experiments as preludes to our acts of extroversion by fostering collaborations between our roster of artists who examined and expose the underbelly of the city's operations. Our talk Na Condition Make Crayfish Bend invites the audience and our group of panelists to reflect on some of these findings, as we begin to negotiate more localized ways of urbanizing cities which puts the people at the center of its planning.

Speakers
avatar for Jumoke Sanwo

Jumoke Sanwo

Creative Director, Revolving Art Incubator
Jumoke is a storyteller, cultural interlocutor and the founder/creative director of Revolving Art Incubator [RAI], a trans-disciplinary incubator space focused on localising knowledge and ideas for artistic and social development.RAI was listed in a New-York Times article in February... Read More →
avatar for Bola Yinka-Obebe

Bola Yinka-Obebe

Managing Director, RedboxAfrica Media Company Ltd
Bola is a creative and management hybrid. She has a cumulative experience sharpening her creative and management skills across Public relations, Events Fashion, HR and Media production roles over the past 12 years.She currently functions as the Managing Director / Executive producer... Read More →
avatar for Ayo Akinola

Ayo Akinola

Head, Business Development, Piggyvest
Ayo Akinola is a tech entrepreneur, with a forte in sales and business development. A co-founder of the company 'Sharphire Global' which has produced some of your favourite tech products like the jobs and skills acquisition platform 'PushCV', and also 'Piggyvest', an online savings... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Talk

2:30pm WAT

UNION OF NEW HUMANS: PERSPECTIVES AND SPECULATIONS
Limited Capacity seats available

Decoding the evolution of people, communities and cultures in the post-digital age, and the implications for marketing, consumerism, and brand connectivity.
What will be discussed: (Addition to the description)
  • The case for People vs. Consumer
  • The different faces, natures, motivations and aspirations of today's consumer
  • Insights on the best ways to connect emotionally, and to bond with consumers across industry-sectors
Key Takeaways:
  • Gaining foresights into how brands create meaningful relations with the Nigerian consumer
  • Rethinking product design, marketing and services creation for the new human
  • Strategic framework that brands can use to connect powerfully with consumers, and vice-versa

Monday February 24, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Talk

2:45pm WAT

3D ANIMATION CONTENT CREATION
Limited Capacity full
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We all have grown on one animated content and mostly It is perceived to be media genre solely for kids, yet the same continue to impact industries like entertainment, advertising, Gaming, creative Arts, Education, scientific, architecture, engineering and manufacturing…

“3d Animated content creation” will detail building and sustaining a
business around this multi-dimensional medium.


Monday February 24, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
NXT Workshop
  Masterclass

2:45pm WAT

PODCASTING HUB: CONNECTION WITH YOUR AUDIENCE & CREATING APPEALING PODCAST CONTENT
Limited Capacity full
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It's a podcast on podcasts! This session will discuss the uniqueness of the podcast format, giving the audience ideas on how to curate their own podcast content. This session will also cover how to tailor your podcast content to a specific audience.  Audience Q+A to follow.

Speakers
avatar for Tiyan Omo-Idehen

Tiyan Omo-Idehen

Media Consultant/Podcaster, Toid Media/The Ladies Hive
Tiyan (popularly known as “TeeYarn the Media Diva”) is a Media Consultant who specializes in curating digital media content for companies & growing businesses.When she’s not consulting, She hosts a podcast show, “The Ladies Hive Podcast.Tiyan has been podcasting for over 3... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
AFRIKA21 Radio Stage
  Meetup

3:00pm WAT

5-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE
Limited Capacity filling up

Build your meditation practice 10 minutes daily

Speakers
avatar for Yoga Club Lagos

Yoga Club Lagos

Founder & Yoga Coach, Yoga Club Lagos x Sandra Patrick
Sandra Patrick, (Founder of Yoga Club) has experiences in management consulting, fashion marketing, e commerce marketplace, and most recently entrepreneurship. Sandra got her yoga teaching certification while still in corporate, and started teaching full time 5 years ago. Her yoga... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Other

3:15pm WAT

DESIGNING FOR THE NEXT BILLION USERS WITH WORDPRESS!
Limited Capacity full
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Almost everyone today wants a website and for good reason too.
A great website brings value to a business by doing the publicity on the owners' behalf, attracting prospective customers and clients to the business. It is not enough to just have your website built and that's all anymore, or build just any website for a client and not care about the tiny details such as SEO, accessibility, mobile responsiveness, and speed (all of which are not a day's job).
To be able to build premium and functional websites that converts, those tiny little details need to be paid attention. Clients also need to be invested in the process of getting a website for their business to avoid becoming frustrated at their website because it does not convert prospective customers into paying customers. It is in this light that these skill share workshop seeks to get hands on and practical into the requirements for building a WordPress website for the next billion users.

Speakers
avatar for Sodiq Akinjobi

Sodiq Akinjobi

Developer, Peths Digital
Regularly speak about WordPress and lead the Developer Student Club at the University of Lagos
avatar for Adejoke Haastrup

Adejoke Haastrup

Developer, Sendbox
I'm a web developer and the convener of kidsthatcode an initiative that encourages kids to start coding early.My favourite thing to do is making myself pancakes and berries.


Monday February 24, 2020 3:15pm - 5:15pm WAT
Masterclass Suite

4:00pm WAT

GROWING AUDIENCES IN A COMPETITIVE DIGITAL SPACE
Limited Capacity filling up

Everyday we see how people are at the centre of news and digital content production in the media and journalism industry. This panel discussion will examine the merits of creating video content and presenting news to an audience from every angle that helps them relate with the stories.
News outlets are in a hurry to break stories and in the process forget the people who the news and stories are about. We take it further by looking at who is in the centre of the story, why and how did they become the main character in the story along with to give our audience something that helps them connect with these stories they hear and read every day.
We will discuss· the impact stories like this have on people and communities
· What support and materials are needed to bringing these stories to life
· The results that BBC and competitors have gained through audience engagement across Nigeria and beyond
In this session the panel will also be debate how various styles of reporting news can lead to increased female engagement and participation giving women and young people a louder voice; with content they enjoy consuming.

People will learn about the power of storytelling from a human perspective, this session will also help content and news providers see options they have in telling their stories and by extension discourage the spread of fake news which is a result of the competition within the news and content creation industry in a bid to deliver fresh perspectives.

Speakers
avatar for Abdulmalik Fahd

Abdulmalik Fahd

Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC
Abdulmalik Fahd is a savvy digital producer, Comms strategist and a journalist with the BBC. He leads the BBC’s Pidgin service digital efforts as a senior journalist strategising, producing and analysing content on social media platforms.He also uses his journalism to explore human... Read More →
avatar for Usifo Omozokpea

Usifo Omozokpea

Senior Broadcast Journalist (Social Media), British Broadcasting Corporation
Usifo is digital media producer, social media strategist, manager and trainer, with over a decade of experience in digital media, community/commercial radio development, reality TV projects and public relations.He maps and executes strategies for online and digital media platforms... Read More →
avatar for Janine Anthony

Janine Anthony

Presenter/Reporter, BBC Sport Africa, BBC
Janine is an award-winning Sports Reporter, Presenter and Producer with almost a decade experience across TV, Radio , Print and online. She is a also a women sports advocate as her work can be seen intersecting gender, wage, class and welfare for these athletes.
avatar for Michael Okeje

Michael Okeje

Growth Editor, BBC
Michael Okeje is a Growth Strategist with more than 7 years of experience in SEO, social media marketing, digital analytics, content marketing, and paid media.Michael is passionate about growing digital audiences, engagement and revenue.
avatar for Princess I. Abumere

Princess I. Abumere

Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC
Princess I. Abumere is a Senior Broadcast Journalist at BBC News Africa where she is also the team leader of the digital innovation hub in Lagos.


Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
FutureNow Stage

4:00pm WAT

HOW TO COVER, PROMOTE AND BRAND WOMEN'S SPORT IN THE DIGITAL ERA
Limited Capacity seats available

Following the success rate of Canada 2015 and more recently, France 2019, Africa had one of the lowest coverage and cash dividends from the FIFA Women's World Cup. From coverage, branding and engagement perspective, traditional media in Africa had one of the lowest coverage of the tournament in the world.

2019 has been an amazing year of victories for women's sports. New clubs are being created, attendance records are being shattered but, at the core of it, most of the walls built against women's sports still stands. 

There are so many sensitive issues surrounding the coverage of women's sports and social media has been a driving force in bringing these issues to light and serving as a platform for many of these conversations to be had. This session will explore how we, as fans, professional journalists and everyday sports enthusiasts, talk about women's football? How do you navigate these waters, understand it and profit from it?

According to industry experts, sports in Africa has a projected growth of 9.1% in the next 3-5 years and digital media is key to this growth. Furthermore, with women representing a significant percentage of the consumer market – through the combination of their buying power and influence – there is huge untapped potential in the female audiences of women’s sports. In this session we'll outline the opportunities the industry presents, and discuss how and fans, journalists and brands can thrive, profit and scale.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Michael

Elizabeth Michael

Media Professional, AIM GROUP
Content Producer. Media Professional. Sports broadcaster. Healthcare curator. Audio Documentary. In pursuit of knowledge.
avatar for Koye Sowemimo

Koye Sowemimo

Managing Director, Temple Sports
I am a passionate individual that enjoys life and what I do by helping others grow. As a Sports Management Exec with 15 years of working experience in sports I thrive on connecting Athletes, Brands and sports property owners. I also have a lot of experience in marketing / sponsorship... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel, MediaSummitAfrica

4:00pm WAT

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN NIGERIA
Limited Capacity full
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The quality of health care services delivered in Nigeria is poor and remains a huge source of concern. Most of the Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities that are supposed to meet the health needs of the poor and rural dwellers are in a poor state due to poor budgetary allocation.

The average Nigerian that can afford PHC has to deal with archaic, bureaucratic processes to book consultations or get admission. Those in rural areas barely have access to PHC, often lack the finances to get basic treatment and have never heard of health insurance. Those who can afford health care are limited due to lack of infrastructure to carry out tests like x-rays.

Granted Nigeria’s health care infrastructure is not enough to cater to its almost 200 million citizens and the onus falls on the government to provide more hospitals, hire more doctors and get better equipment into these hospitals, the private sector still has a role to play.

This talk will focus on the importance of leveraging technology to disrupt health care sector processes and make accessing health services a better experience for Nigerian citizens. Topics to be discussed include human centered design as a solution and innovation as key to addressing consumer pain points.

From data collection to medicine distribution to health insurance attendees will gain a better understanding of the myriad of ways technology can be used to radically improve the way healthcare is delivered in Nigeria.

Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Panel

4:00pm WAT

AFRICA WORKS: UNLOCKING YOUR PASSION AND MONETIZING YOUR HUSTLE
Limited Capacity full
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Did you know Micro SMEs (aka freelancers) make up over 65% of all jobs across Africa? Did you know that by 2030, 50% of the entire world workforce will be African? What are you passionate about? What side jobs do you do to make ends meet? What if with application of technology this passion could become your full time sustainable career? Let’s explore ways technology could help monetize and formalize the gig economy and Let’s get Africa working.

Takeaway:
How to discover your passion
How technology will play a role in job creation How to unlock your skills, up-skill your talent and monetize it.

Speakers
avatar for Bolanle Olukanni

Bolanle Olukanni

TV Host, Freelancer
BOLANLE OLUKANNI is an award winning TV Host and documentary filmmaker. She is also the co-owner of Healthy Hair salon Wash & Go.
avatar for Dimma Umeh

Dimma Umeh

Content Creator, Dimma Umeh
Dimma Umeh is an award winning blogger & vlogger living in Lagos Nigeria. She's the owner of the blog Dimmaumeh.com formerly known as Thatigbochick.com and the Youtube Channel "Dimma Umeh." She currently has over 300,000 subscribers on youtube and her videos have garnered over 19... Read More →
avatar for Fade Ogunro

Fade Ogunro

CEO, Bookings Africa
Fadé Ogunro is the CEO / Founder of BookingsAfrica.com, the first Pan African marketplace aimed at directly connecting customers to millions of service providers and creative talent across the continent. Fadé has over 10 years experience in Print and Broadcast Journalism, Digital... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage
  Roundtable

4:30pm WAT

WORK-LIFE BALANCE: PRIORITIZING YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS IN TODAY'S COMPETITIVE, BUSY AND NOISY WORLD.
Limited Capacity full
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According to new research, starting a new workout routine, is the best thing you can do to become more motivated at work and happier in general. With more freedom for self-care outside your work, you could derive even more job satisfaction.
Participating in the 24/7 grind to achieve, get stuff done and stay informed can be stressful, hence work-life balance, could seem like some talk from a fairy tale movie. This really shouldn't be the case because your well-being outside of the work that you do, should be valued.


You might want to trade overtime in the office for some you-time at the gym or some home workout session, to improve your physical wellness. Agreeably, you may not be able to make the big changes at once and it may be hard to achieve at first, but even little changes, can help you feel much better.

Speakers
avatar for Ruby Agu

Ruby Agu

Health Coach, RA-Fit Club
For someone who once referred to herself as an “exercise junkie”, I do a whole lot more than exercise. I am one of Nigeria’s fastest-growing fitness professionals … and I certainly love what I do. I got into the fitness profession after losing 35kg of excess body weight within... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Meetup

5:00pm WAT

CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS DIGITAL MEETUP
Limited Capacity full
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It's no news that the millennial consumers are a key target for marketers. Facts also have it that millennials touch their smartphones 45 times a day and spend an average of 3 hours per day on the internet.
It is evident that the internet and mobile technology have changed the way people interact with media and this can be seen most in changes amongst millennials.
With the advent of digital and mobile technology, a lot of creative and digital entrepreneurs have emerged, which has also been a solution to the socio-economic problem of unemployment especially in this part of the world.
Attending this meetup provides you practical insights on how best to harness your digital assets to be your own boss. You stand to gain practical knowledge from industry stakeholders and people who know their onions in the social media sphere.



Speakers
avatar for Adewale Adetona

Adewale Adetona

Brand & Marketing Lead, SystemSpecs Limited
Popularly known as Slimfit, Wale Adetona is a Google certified Digital Marketing professional with more than 8 years’ experience in Digital Marketing, Communications, Branding, and Media Management. He is passionate about building brands and helping them attain their Marketing objectives.With... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
MeetUp Lounge
  Meetup

5:15pm WAT

GET STARTED WITH VISION BOARDS: How to make your vision tangible, clear and easy to actualize
Limited Capacity full
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The search and discovery of more personal development tools and strategies have changed the way we communicate with ourselves, navigate the world and solve problems within our communities.

The popularity of Vision Boards is on the rise, and results-oriented people are embracing them more each day. This is because they are tools used in helping driven individuals and entrepreneurs in all industries achieve clarity, focus and productivity in their lives and assignments. Anyone can build a vision to focus on the specific results they seek to achieve in any aspect of their life or business.

By sharing my personal experience and global real-life examples of people who have recorded success with the use of vision boards, attendees will learn how to move past their fears, limiting beliefs and reliance on external validation, to building vision boards that make their vision tangible, clear and easy to actualize.

In line with HUMAN.X, SMW Lagos’ theme for 2020 which focuses on what it means to take a human-first and experience-driven approach to innovation across industries and in our communities throughout the continent, The GET STARTED WITH VISION BOARDS masterclass will provide a personal vision centered approach to local and global community problem solving, across industries.

This session will address:
[1] An Introduction to personal vision
[2] What are visions boards and how are they useful
[3] Success stories across industries and benefits of building vision boards for life and business
[4] Actionable steps to make your vision/goals tangible, clear and easy to actualize using vision boards

Speakers
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism Promoter, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd
Popularly known as Ajala Nene because she loves to travel and explore destinations, Nnenna is a Tourism Promoter who is keen on using her travel blog, tour broker skills and Tourism Business programs to promote the tourism potentials of Nigeria and Africa. She is also a Sustainable... Read More →
avatar for Folakemi Odesola

Folakemi Odesola

Speaker/Coach, Folakemi Odesola International
Folakemi Odesola is a Personal Development Speaker, Trainer and Coach with an expertise in Vision clarity and Dream actualization. She works with driven people to make their vision for their lives and assignments tangible, clear and easy to actualize.Popularly known as the Vision... Read More →
avatar for Olabisi Odewale

Olabisi Odewale

Creative Head, Exquisite Designs & Decor
Olabisi Odewale is an Interior Designer and the Founder, Business School for Interior Decorators.In the last six years, she has been using Income Generators to generate consistent income, so she can design the life and business she dreamed of as a teenager.Apart from her background... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Yavala

Stephen Yavala

Serial Entrepreneur & Photographer, MYPHOTOGRAPHY
Stephen Yavala is the CEO and founder of MYPHOTOGRAPHY. A photography company that empowers aspiring and established photographers to maximize their art by rendering advisory services, and serves as a platform for photographers access opportunities in the entire value chain of... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 5:15pm - 6:30pm WAT
NXT Workshop

5:30pm WAT

BUILDING TECH-ENABLED GLOBAL COMMUNITIES
Limited Capacity seats available

This event speaks on practical ways for startups and businesses to build tech-enabled global communities that deepen human-to-human connection and create powerful experiences that bond tribes and create value for everyone within the community. 

Specifically, we will be speaking on: 
[1] How to improve the impact quotient of your company by building community into your business ecosystem
[2] How to create tribes with local branches connecting in-person frequently
[3] How to create product support communities for your clients and users 
[4] How to leverage tech to grow and manage your community
[5] How to become a tribe leader worth following
[6] How to recruit leaders to help you lead local branches or groups
[7] How to create, capture and deliver value to your community 
[8] How to monetize your tech-enabled community

Speakers
avatar for Esohe Igbinoba

Esohe Igbinoba

Co-Founder/CEO, Fail Forward
Esohe Igbinoba is the Co-Founder and CEO, Fail Forward, a community for tech entrepreneurs and also the Founder, Neobrand Africa, a platform for SMEs and startups to access new and innovative solutions to growth hack their businesses.She has over 8 years of experience in business... Read More →
avatar for Victor Bassey

Victor Bassey

Founder, Highly Paid Experts Network
Fondly referred to as The Chief Tribemaster (CTM) Victor Ekpo Bassey is a worldclass Performance Consultant and Master Practioner of NLP.For 20+ years, He has been in the trenches researching the dynamics and structure of influence and working with some of the most influential... Read More →
avatar for Odunayo Eweniyi

Odunayo Eweniyi

Cofounder/COO, Piggyvest
Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, PiggyVest. She previously co-founded pushcv.com, one of the largest job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates. She has 5 years’ experience in Business Analysis and Operations and is a First-Class... Read More →
avatar for Abolore Salami

Abolore Salami

CEO/Co-Founder, Riby
Salami has over 15 years experience in business development, enterprise sales, management consulting and business / financial planning. He developed and managed several projects with local and global companies and partners across several key sectors including Technology, Power, Financial... Read More →
avatar for Adewale Yusuf

Adewale Yusuf

CEO, Techpoint Africa
Adewale Yusuf has experience spanning a decade in visual storytelling through photography and a strong interest in technology.He has been involved in the Nigerian tech ecosystem from its inception to date. And has closely followed, observed and documented the happenings in the African... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

5:30pm WAT

TELLING THE AFRICA FIRST STORY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Speakers
avatar for Fuad Lawal

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 →
avatar for Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun

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 →
avatar for Vimbai Mutinhiri

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 →
avatar for Joey Akan

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 →
avatar for Michael-Eme Kalu

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

5:30pm WAT

SAFE SPACE - FROM CHANGING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO CREATING A DIGITAL COMMUNITY NETWORK
Limited Capacity seats available

Safe spaces are a necessity in this modern world for young people, especially girls. Access to information and a platform to share opinions without any form of judgement is required for a truly inclusive society. However, these are hard to come by especially in undeserved communities. Resources are thin and the political will to create such youth friendly spaces is poor.

This talk will share new approaches to understanding the challenges that exist when working towards creating a more inclusive society. We'll also discuss best practices and strategies to consider as we come up with possible solutions to those challenges.

Attendees will learn actionable steps on on how to create safe spaces within their communities where they can freely think, share and learn. Specifically focusing on creating these safe spaces both as physical spaces and in their online communities by applying key principles of engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Adetutu Ajibodu

Adetutu Ajibodu

Executive Director, WARIF
Detutu is the Executive Director at Women At Risk International Foundation, with a background in Business Administration and Education.She graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Business Administration Education. Detutu received her Master’s degree in Business from... Read More →
avatar for Rhoda Robinson

Rhoda Robinson

Executive Director, HACEY Health Initiative
Rhoda Robinson is the Co-founder/Executive Director at HACEY Health Initiative with over 11 years’ experience in developing and implementing programs that empower women and girls and advocating for the inclusion of women and young people in development policies and action. She is... Read More →
avatar for Priscilla Usiobaifo

Priscilla Usiobaifo

Executive Director, BraveHeart Initiative for Youth & Women (BHI)
Ms. Priscilla Ikos Usiobaifo is the Founder/Executive Director of BraveHeart Initiative for Youth & Women (BHI) a leading feminist organisation in Nigeria advancing young people’s sexual and reproductive health and promoting women’s rights. Priscilla has distinct records in young... Read More →


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

5:45pm WAT

MARKETPLACE ALCHEMY: DRIVING AUTHENTIC CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND BRANDS
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With the kind of technological advancements the world is currently witnessing, Businesses today come face-to-face with two major problems; Playing catch-up within their once understood industry; and Clamoring for the attention of consumers who are savvy, always-on and more empowered.

Marketplace Alchemy: Driving Authentic Conversations between People and Brands is a Masterclass that delves into the concept of Marketplace Alchemy as the solution for Businesses to build credibility, likability and authority with their most important asset - People.

Speakers
avatar for Anurika Azubuike

Anurika Azubuike

Managing Partner, Marketplace Innovation Africa
Anurika Azubuike is an Excellent Business Transformation Consultant, with an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK.Spanning almost two decades, she has worked with Business Founders, Leaders and Managers in various organisations across diverse industries to radically transform... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 5:45pm - 7:00pm WAT
Masterclass Suite

6:00pm WAT

OPENING NITE MIXER
It's a celebration! Happy Social Media Week Lagos!

Please join us in the AfricaNXT Annex to celebrate the opening night of SMW Lagos 2020. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with attendees and chat with our conference speakers, event organizers and international delegates.

Complimentary small chops and drinks.

All SMW Lagos badge holders will be admitted.

Monday February 24, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm WAT
AfricaNXT Annex
  Networking & Parties

7:45pm WAT

GIGM MAINLAND EVENING SHUTTLE - Landmark - Jibowu Terminal
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Evening Shuttle from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the GIGM Jibowu Terminal...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle starts loading at 7:45pm and departs at 8pm sharp from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Monday February 24, 2020 7:45pm - 8:00pm WAT
SMW Lagos Campus, Oniru
  Networking & Parties

7:45pm WAT

GIGM MAINLAND EVENING SHUTTLE - Landmark - Oando Maryland Service Station
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Evening Shuttle from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the Oando Maryland Service Station...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle starts loading at 7:45pm and departs at 8pm sharp from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Monday February 24, 2020 7:45pm - 8:00pm WAT
SMW Lagos Campus, Oniru
  Networking & Parties
 
Tuesday, February 25
 

6:00am WAT

GIGM MAINLAND MORNING SHUTTLE - Landmark - Oando Maryland Service Station
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Oando - Maryland Service Station powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Oando - Maryland Service Station. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.



Tuesday February 25, 2020 6:00am - 6:15am WAT
Oando - Maryland Service Station
  Networking & Parties

6:15am WAT

GIGM MAINLAND MORNING SHUTTLE - Yaba - Jibowu Terminal
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Jibowu Terminal - Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Jibowu Terminal - Yaba . Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Tuesday February 25, 2020 6:15am - 6:30am WAT
Jibowu Terminal
  Networking & Parties

8:30am WAT

RISE & SHINE: MORNING MEDITATION
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A meditation practise to start your day

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Founder, Sarah's Yoga


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent

8:30am WAT

INNOVATOR'S BREAKFAST POWERED BY FLOUR MILLS OF NIGERIA PLC
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Let's break bread!  

We can't think of a better way to kick off Day 2 of #SMWLAGOS 2020, enjoy tasty breakfast bites courtesy of Golden Penny Foods paired with networking with some of Africa's most innovative minds.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am WAT
Interactive Pavilion

9:30am WAT

BREATHE WORKSHOP
Limited Capacity filling up

An explanation of the anatomy and psychology of breathing and demonstration of active breathwork as a meditative practice.

Speakers
avatar for Oyinkansola Talabi

Oyinkansola Talabi

Wellness coach, Bodyworks Nigeria
Oyinkan Talabi is a wellness coach who works with individuals and organizations to get the best out of themselves and their teams.She currently hosts the fitness segment on Health matters on TVC. She writes for various magazines like The Guardian newspaper, Exquisite woman magazine... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent

9:30am WAT

HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY, MILLENNIAL'S AND BLOOD DRIVERS IN A DIGITAL AGE
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This will be an interactive panel session where we will discuss disruptive healthcare technologies bridging the blood shortage gap in Nigeria. Participants will learn about the nitty-gritty of hosting blood drives using the power of social media, storytelling, partnerships and the role of millennials in building a more robust voluntary blood donor database. Also, participants will learn about the myths and facts on the business of blood products in Nigeria. Through this workshop, participants will have to challenge their ingrained biases about blood drives towards increasing the number of voluntary donors in Nigeria.

Speakers
avatar for Ayodeji Akintade

Ayodeji Akintade

Marketing Lead, Avon HMO
Deji is a prolific marketing professional with experience working across five leading industries; advertising, online retail, real estate, sports betting and healthcare. His career has been nothing short of an adventure. Navigating through an ever-evolving digital landscape, pushing... Read More →
avatar for Bukola Bolarinwa

Bukola Bolarinwa

Founder, Haima Health Initiative
Bukola Bolarinwa is a lawyer, Advocate, President of the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) and founder of Haima Health Initiative. She joined SCAF in 2011 at the Nigerian Law School in Bwari where it was set up by her friend Nkechi Azinge. They both had personal experiences with Sickle... Read More →
avatar for Bodunrin Osikomaiya

Bodunrin Osikomaiya

Executive Secretary, Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service
Dr. Bodunrin Osikomaiya is a consultant Hematologist and blood transfusion, specialist.She has over 14 years of experience in clinical and laboratory practice in the public and private health sectors in Nigeria where she exemplified her passion to save lives.Bodunrin was trained internationally... Read More →
avatar for Rory Okoli

Rory Okoli

Manager, Landmark Leisure Beach
avatar for Dr Titi Adeyemo

Dr Titi Adeyemo

Consultant Haematologist, LUTH Haematology
Dr. Titi Adeyemo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Haematology & Blood Transfusion, faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos .Also. a Consultant Hematologist to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.She earned her medical degree... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Panel

9:30am WAT

NIGERIA 2050: SHIFTING GEARS
Limited Capacity seats available

The United Nations projects that Nigeria’s population will double in size by 2050 and only a competitive private sector economy can achieve a rising standard of living and economic prosperity for more than 400 million Nigerians, the majority of whom will be under the age of 35.  Our indicators of progress must include poverty, income inequality, health & wellbeing, gender gap, jobs and industry ready skills.

This session will bring together a panel of economy experts of diverse backgrounds and thinking to address and encourage dialogue around the following questions.  

[1] What is the Nigeria we would like to see in 2050 and what are the possible scenarios on the path to the future we envision?
[2] How does Nigeria position to mobilize and attract needed investments?
[3] What are the critical enablers of the ‘private sector led economy’ we seek?
[4] How do we develop and deploy our human capital to achieve higher productivity?
[5] What policy framework is required to guarantee we attain our mission of a globally competitive economy that is inclusive?
[6] What role will sub national governments play in the competitiveness and growth agenda?

Speakers
avatar for Stanley Achonu

Stanley Achonu

Civil Society Adviser, Nigeria Open Government Partnership Secretariat
Stanley Achonu is the Civil Society Adviser at Nigeria Open Government Partnership (OGP) Secretariat - a multi-stakeholder entity currently based in the Federal Ministry of Justice - tasked with ensuring CSO participation and co-creation in implementation of Nigeria’s OGP National... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ola Brown

Dr. Ola Brown

Founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria
Dr Ola Brown is a medical doctor, a trainee helicopter pilot and an entrepreneur who founded West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service, the Flying Doctors Nigeria (https://www.flyingdoctorsnigeria.com/) which saves hundreds of lives across the West & Central African region... Read More →
avatar for Wilson Erumebor

Wilson Erumebor

Senior Economist, Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Wilson is an Economist with over a decade of experience in socio-economic research, data & policy analysis and policy advocacy. Wilson has expertise and keen interest in macroeconomic research, monetary and fiscal policies, industry analysis, education, youth development and poverty... Read More →
avatar for Yinka Iyinolakan

Yinka Iyinolakan

Head, Corporate Communications, Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Yinka is a highly-skilled and experienced marketing communication professional who has achieved tremendous success in multinational financial services, consumer goods and policy advocacy organizations.He’s the Head of Corporate Communications and Technology at Nigeria's foremost... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel, PROSPR

9:30am WAT

TRAVEL TRENDS: 2020 AND BEYOND
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the years, the travel lifestyle of consumers has evolved and followed the trends influenced by social media and technology. For example, the collapse of big industry giants such as Thomas Cook which was founded 178 years ago due to their inability to go digital and leverage on technology and social media. 

This session will create an opportunity for attendees to gain insights on emerging industry trends and participate in a discussion on travel as an evolving part of media, technology and the social modern world. 

This session will explore the latest changes in the travel, specifically:
[1] The Influence of Social Media on Travel: Social media today is a great influence on travelers. Research shows 52% of Facebook users get their inspiration from a friend’s posts and influencers. People tend to get their booking more often from online platforms, they also tend to go to social media for references instead of guide books or page maps. There are a variety of reasons why social media should be exploited as a medium to influence the minds of travelers.
[2] New Business Trends in the Travel industry: There are a few new trends which include increase in demand for luxury hospitality travel experience, home ware companies creating their own hotels to serve as a means of advertisements to families, sustainability travel is on the rise as more and more people demand for Eco friendly environments. 
[3] How Travel Interests Have Shaped Lifestyles & Career Of Young People: in today’s world, travel has had great influence over the lives of young people throughout the world as more and more of them choose to travel the globe as a lifestyle and/or a career path to generate income as opposed to the traditional way of making a living. An example is the Ugandan - Jessica Nbongo who is the first documented black woman to have traveled to all countries of the world.
[4] Influence of technology in modern travel: Technological advances in the modern day travel include the mobile phone passport which enables the use of passport data on smartphones .The trial will first take place in Canada and the Netherlands in 2019, switching to mobile passport. Increase of bio-metrics in airports which would ease check-ins and reduce documentation, crypto currency and other technological advancements.

Speakers
avatar for Omowumi Etiko

Omowumi Etiko

Lead Travel Planner & CEO, The nuSafiri Experience
Omowumi is a travel and tourism expert with over 12 years’ experience in human resourcemanagement as well as travel and logistics management across industries. She is thefounder and CEO of nuSafiri Hospitality which comprises of the nuSafiri Experience(focused on luxury bespoke... Read More →
avatar for Chiamaka Obuekwe

Chiamaka Obuekwe

CEO, Social Prefect
Chiamaka Obuekwe is a seasoned Tour Operator and Tourism expert. She is theCEO and Founder of the Innovative tourism company Social Prefect Tours. SocialPrefect tours is a notable tour operating company that promotes African tourism andconnects people. Social Prefect tours organizes... Read More →
avatar for Olamidotun Votu-Obada

Olamidotun Votu-Obada

Managing Partner, Filii Magna
Olamidotun is the Managing Partner of Filii Magna Limited – a specialized consultancy and Travel concierge company that serves corporate companies, private individuals and consulate offices.In 2019, Olamidotun was listed as one of Business Days’ “50 Most Inspiring Women... Read More →
avatar for Bukky Akomolafe

Bukky Akomolafe

Commercial Manager, Travelstart
Bukky Akomolafe is the Commercial Manager at Travelstart, Africa’s largest online travel agency. With offices more than four offices in Africa and the Middle East, Bukky is in charge of Travelstart Nigeria’s local brand strategy, offline marketing and selecting mutually beneficial... Read More →
avatar for Tosin Oyewole

Tosin Oyewole

Project Manager, iGold
‘Tosin Oyewole is a versatile Project Manager with a decade experience in managing products and completing projects in and outside Nigeria.At Starfish Mobile Nigeria, he manages the Mobile VAS portfolio for MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile networks. He also works with SMEs in the Retail... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
Studio Suite

9:30am WAT

WILL TRADITIONAL MEDIA SURVIVE THE DIGITAL AGE?
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital media and specifically digital television, podcasts and radio, have disrupted the traditional media industry. While the effects of the disruption are immediately visible in Europe, America and Asia, it is more gradual in Africa. But as access to the Internet and 4G data services has greatly improved in the past 5 years, the big players in the industry, especially in sub-saharan Africa have begun to pay attention.

In Nigeria, media specialists and industry professionals have begun to question the long-term viability of traditional media. Already, traditional newspapers are beginning to see a decline in their revenues, as the big spenders are beginning to move their budgets online. This may soon happen to television and radio as more stats emerge into how well Nigerians are consuming digital media. However, while the trends are pointing to the fact that things are changing, many traditional media owners do not see a revolutionary change taking place in the next decade. This assertion is supported by clear evidence that the vast majority of Africans do not have access to data and streaming services that will give them 24 hour access to television or other media, like traditional media does. Also, the industry's biggest spenders, with a budget of more than $1 billion, are still quite comfortable reaching their market and publics through traditional media

There are arguments on both sides; but one thing is clear, every player in the media industry understands the changes taking place in the digital space, while obvious, are still largely unpredictable. Therefore, it is better to be prepared.
 
Takeaways:
-Traditional  media will remain relevant due to adoption of innovation and convergence although in new forms
-Creation of more jobs and multiple platforms (online and web tams as well as interactivity and multimedia)
-Greater capacity to set the agenda and drive traffic via social media handles and geo targeting
-The advantage of retaining credibility
-Greater commercial revenues and more

Speakers
avatar for YOMI OWOPE

YOMI OWOPE

Writer, TV Anchor and Communications Specialist, TVC Communications
Owope worked at one of Nigeria's leading dailies, Thisday between 2001 and 2003. He then joined foremost PR agency Sesema PR in Lagos training under the late renowned PR guru Alima Atta. In 2004 he became Press Secretary to Mrs Toyin Saraki, Wife of the Governor of Kwara State Nigeria... Read More →
avatar for YINKA ADEBAYO

YINKA ADEBAYO

Executive Director Media Investments, OGM WeCa
Yinka has over 20 years of experience in the field of Marketing Communications with key focus on advertising & media. He started his career with Promoserve Limited and worked with few other Advertising Agencies and on several multinational clients like Pfizer International, Honda... Read More →
avatar for AKINTUNDE MARINHO

AKINTUNDE MARINHO

FOUNDER, ARCADIA MOBILE TV
Akintunde Marinho is the founder and CEO of Utopia media group andan excellent business strategist with demonstrable experience in integratedmarketing, digital and business strategy, business development,online advertising, market research and top-level management.A high energy, goal... Read More →
avatar for AMAKA NWOKO

AMAKA NWOKO

Vice President, Sales, Skooleeo Technologies LTD
Amaka Nwoko (Rowland) was born Lagos Nigeria but raised in the Northern part of the country. Her first language is English although she speaks a little bit of Ibo, Hausa and French. She has over 10 years of digital marketing and advertising experience building major African brands... Read More →
avatar for UZOMA ONWUCHEKWA

UZOMA ONWUCHEKWA

COO, ENVIVO COMMUNICATIONS
Uzoma is a renowned commercial strategist with over30 years experience in marketing, marketingcommunications and negotiating complex commercialcontracts.His experience spans Africa and Europewith a focus on media, entertainment, fast movingconsumer goods (FMCG), telecoms and technology.Uzoma’s... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

9:30am WAT

BEFORE YOU RUN THAT AD: HOW TO LEVERAGE PAID ADVERTISING TO INCREASE IMPACT, INFLUENCE, AND INCOME
Limited Capacity full
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Before You Run That Ad: How to Leverage Paid Advertising to Increase Impact, Influence, and Income is a masterclass where anyone in attendance will learn how to run profitable ads, and get better business results.


Speakers
avatar for Peace Itimi

Peace Itimi

Head of Marketing, Korapay
A 2019 Nominee for the The Future Awards Africa (Media category), Peace Itimi is best known as a Digital Marketing Subject Matter Expert, a YouTuber and a well aclaimed Public Speaker/Trainer. Over the last 4 years, Peace has trained over 6000 people on digital marketing, running... Read More →
avatar for Ken Ndubisi

Ken Ndubisi

Head of Operations, TCY Africa
Ken Ndubisi is a renowned social media consultant, paid traffic specialist and Head of Operations at TCY Africa. His clients include MAX.ng, Printivo, Hotels.ng, WhoGoHost and the Lagos State Government.He is a Facebook Blueprint Certified Digital Marketing Associate, a Facebook Blueprint... Read More →
avatar for Nnamdi Okafor

Nnamdi Okafor

Digital Lead, Sony Music West Africa
I am Okafor Nnamdi Ncha, Music Digital expert, YouTube Certified Advertiser, Content Chef & Brand Strategist.I am currently a content creator & digital head for Sony Music West Africa, home to the two biggest afro-beat artist in the world.NCHA signifies clean legal money generated... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am WAT
Masterclass Suite

9:30am WAT

AFRICA TRAVELERS MEETUP: LEVERAGING TECH FOR BETTER TRAVEL EXPERIENCES
Limited Capacity full
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Africans travelers face a lot of discrimination caused by a lack of awareness, negative stories and an inherent perception of them as an economic liability. The result is a travel experience that is complex and very restricted. We think the key to reducing the impact of these problems and driving a better experience lies with enabling Africans travelers to tell their own story by personalizing their end to end travel decisions through tech and innovation.

By leveraging data and innovative technology to improve their vacation travel experience, African travelers will enjoy increased freedom and flexibility with their travel decisions, and be empowered to tell fresh stories and rewrite the age old narrative of Africa and Africans.

Join us and other travel enthusiast to network, share stories, and learn how technology can make your travel experience better.



Speakers
avatar for Monie Baruwa

Monie Baruwa

Founder, CountlessMiles
Moni is a results driven visionary, technology lover, and avid experiential traveler passionate about changing the narrative of the African traveler globally. Her passion for travel and technology was lit during her time at Deloitte Consulting in the US and Nigeria where she gained... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am WAT
MeetUp Lounge
  Meetup, DestinationNXT

11:00am WAT

INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
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2 out of every 3 of the recent graduates will not get a job in the next 3-5 years in Nigeria. Now, Consider for a moment those that do not have formal education.

The probability of NOT getting a job is higher, crime rates are higher, poverty even more so. Everyone is skilling for tech and stem and formal sector, and that's great, but who's looking out for these guys?

For every person connected to a job, an average of 5 dependents are impacted.

If we do more, inclusive development using technology, we can impact millions via the informal sector.

This session aims to discuss and explore ways we can use technology and skill people for informal sector jobs and put some structure to the sector.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Avackaa

Charles Avackaa

CEO, TORA Africa
Charles Avackaa is a people entrepreneur.What this means is that I pride myself in understanding people and helping them understand their experiences.As a leader, I have spent time understanding myself and making sure that I understand my emotions to a level where I can turn negative... Read More →
avatar for Gladys Makoju

Gladys Makoju

Consultant, Goomeej Nigeria limited
Gladys Adesuwa Makoju has over 25 years experience in National/ Subnational/ Micro level- Education Research and Policy Analysis.Coordinated National Assessment of System Efficiency.Supported development of Naional and States Education Sector Strategic. and Operational Plans (SES... Read More →
avatar for Osaretin Oswald Guobadia

Osaretin Oswald Guobadia

EVP, DBH
For more than 20 years, Oswald Osaretin Guobadia has been a leader in the information technology (IT) and infrastructure space. He is noted for his work as a founding partner and Executive Vice President at DBH Solutions, but has also made significant contributions at 3Finiti Technology... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Panel

11:00am WAT

DELIGHTING YOUR CUSTOMERS AND IMPROVING THEIR EXPERIENCE USING AR/VR
Limited Capacity seats available

Customer experience is defined as interactions between a customer and an organisation throughout their business relationship. Customer experience has become an integral part of Customer Decision Journey (CDJ) as customers who have a positive experience with a product or service are likely to be more loyal customers.

As the dynamics of customers change, following traditional marketing methods won’t be effective and sufficient. Instead organisations need to be more flexible, efficient and agile to respond to changing needs.

Here, in this talk, we study two game changing technologies which are revolutionising the customer experience of various industries - Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). AR and VR industry stood at 26.7 billion USD in 2018 and is forecasted to grow at 63 percent CAGR to reach approximately USD 814.7 billion by 2025.

Speakers
avatar for Adora Nwodo

Adora Nwodo

Software Engineer, Microsoft Mixed Reality
Nenne Adaora Nwodo (who fondly likes to be called Adora), is a Software Engineer based in Lagos, Nigeria. She currently works at Microsoft where she builds high value experiences and cloud services related to Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality.In 2018, she created a blog called... Read More →
avatar for Derrick Ikenga

Derrick Ikenga

CTO, Taeillo
Hi, I’m Derrick, a software artist experimenting and building solutions for Social Commerce, D2C and AR based products. Currently CTO at Taeillo and Co-founder of Grid.ng.Social Commerce is a modern channel of commerce from Traditional stores to e-commerce that sprung out of the... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Talk

11:00am WAT

THE VALUE OF THE NIGERIA CULTURE ECONOMY FOR TRAVEL
Limited Capacity seats available

Going beyond the traditional, we are curious on the contribution the Culture industries (Art, Music and Fashion) can make in promoting travel into Nigeria.

By 2030, consumer spending on tourism, hospitality, and recreation in Africa is projected to reach about $261.77 billion, $137.87 billion more than in 2015. What are we doing to ensure growth of our tourism sector?

We will be discussing these and much more with a key tourism stakeholder. Ms. Lola Emeruwa, Founder of WISH Africa will moderate the session. WISH Africa is a social enterprise in the form of a media and marketing company focused on promoting African stories.

There will be opportunities for members of the audience to put questions to the speaker.



Speakers
avatar for Lola Emeruwa

Lola Emeruwa

Founder, WISH Africa
Operations consultant Lola Emeruwa has worked in the luxury industry for over a decade.She fine tuned her skills working with reputable brands such as Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Net-A-Porter in offices located in London, Milan, Paris, New York and most recently... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Adun Okupe

Dr. Adun Okupe

Senior Advisor, Red Clay Advisory
Adun is a researcher and practitioner with over a decade of research and advisory experience in infrastructure, tourism and sustainable development projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Adun is passionate about tourism as a tool for sustainable development with its focus on socio-cultural... Read More →
avatar for Emeka Okocha

Emeka Okocha

CEO, Nothing To Do In Lagos
Emeka Okocha, is a human being that loves to create. Developing Communities, Social Enterprises, Film, Fashion, Football, and Tech are the passions he has discovered at the moment. He is the founder of Nothing to do in Lagos, an online platform that brings people together through... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage
  Talk, DestinationNXT

11:00am WAT

IMPRACTICAL GAMES FOR PRACTICAL MINDS
Limited Capacity full
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Games; floor games, board games

Speakers
avatar for Ololade Aminu

Ololade Aminu

Founder, Games Zone
Ololade Aminu is a creative Entrepreneur,an event management professional with over 6 years of management and leadership experience working in the events industry.She is the lead planner and founder at Lulu Events House, Nigeria. Lulu Events House is a full nservice event management... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Other

11:15am WAT

CREATING STORIES THAT CONNECT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
Limited Capacity full
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This is a masterclass with BellaNaija, leading media personalities and influencers who will share some of their secrets of having great communities across platforms.

Main Takeaways
1. Humanizing Storytelling for a Deeper Impact
2. How with Great Influence comes Great Responsibility
3. Using Social Media to Power Human Connections

Speakers
avatar for Yemisi Odusanya

Yemisi Odusanya

Content Creator, Personal
Yemisi Odusanya, more popularly known as Sisi Yemmie is a food , Food, Family and lifestyle blogger, vlogger and content creator. With over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube, she is considered as one of the pioneers of YouTube vlogging in Nigeria and was featured on CNN's Inside Africa... Read More →
avatar for Amin S.K. Ameen

Amin S.K. Ameen

Founder.Business Developer, Everything Na Art
Amin's life's work is to fully utilize all of her talents, thought leadership, skills and accomplishments in her professional career as an individual in the energy sector in corporate America to reach back into her nave community and build leaders via knowledge, service, human capital... Read More →
avatar for Niyi Ademoroti

Niyi Ademoroti

Assistant Editor, BellaNaija
Niyi Ademoroti is a writer and editor at BellaNaija. He enjoys culture criticism, taking a lens to the blossoming Nigerian culture today. You can find his writing on BellaNaija, The Republic, Brittlepaper and Per Contra.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:15am - 12:30pm WAT
Masterclass Suite
  Masterclass

12:00pm WAT

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHERS MEETUP
Limited Capacity filling up

Photography has always been an important tool in destination marketing. More than ever it has acquired increased significance in the current digital and social media age, as evident in platforms like Instagram. The goal of the Travel Photographers Meetup is to bring professional photographers together under one roof to share ideas on how best to promote tourists attractions, monuments and other places of interest across Nigeria to Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike. It will also be an avenue to inspire upcoming photographers looking to explore careers in the travel and tourism industry.


Speakers
avatar for Abraham Ovie

Abraham Ovie

Poet, Ovyay Visual Stories
Hi I am Ovie (pronounced Ovyay) and you are welcome to my frontier. I am adventurous soul who loves God, Travel, Photography and Poetry. This is why I am also referred to as The Traveling Poet. Through my blog (www.ovyay.com) you can follow my artistic side through poems and pictures... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm WAT
MeetUp Lounge
  Meetup

12:15pm WAT

BUILDING AND MONETIZING YOUR DIGITAL INFLUENCE
Limited Capacity full
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This pop-up podcast will feature a panel consisting of female influencers who have hacked the Digital terrain in their different industries. They will share their experiences of expanding their influence beyond their physical locations.

Hosted by Faith 'History' Nsa, a Digital tech influencer herself, and Host of the 'eDigital Africa show' (a Radio & TV program, and podcast in Nigeria).

Speakers
avatar for Linda Osifo

Linda Osifo

ACTRESS, Nollywood
Born in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria, Linda Osifo became a Nollywood talent to be reckoned with in 2015 when she was nominated for the ELOY awards for her role in the hit TV series: Desperate Housewives Africa by Ebonylife TV– An adaptation of the ABC Studio franchise ‘Desperate... Read More →
avatar for Calabar Chic

Calabar Chic

Actor/ Comedienne / Social Media influencer, Calabar chic
Actor , comedienne, Social Media influencer, Mc/Compere, screen writer , voice over artist and an Entrepreneur.
avatar for Fisayo Fosudo

Fisayo Fosudo

Content Creator, YouTube
Visual Storyteller, Designer and Tech Video Producer
avatar for IK Nwosu

IK Nwosu

Community Manager, BellaNaija
IK Nwosu is a writer with core expressions to be found in content development, personal and social development.He is an integral part of the team responsible for the x5 increase in BellaNaija's social media following within 4 years.When he's not busy spearheading content production... Read More →
avatar for Faith Adepoju-Nsa

Faith Adepoju-Nsa

FOUNDER, eDigital Africa Media
I'm a Radio, TV, Event Host & Speaker who's passionate about the possibilities that digital media technology has provided for Creatives like myself and the stories and experiences we can create and share with the world, one upload at a time.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm WAT
AFRIKA21 Radio Stage
  Panel

12:15pm WAT

RUNNING A PROFITABLE NONPROFIT: INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION
Limited Capacity full
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Nonprofit corporations, by definition, exist not to make money but to fulfill one of the purposes recognized by federal law: charitable, educational, scientific or literary. Under state and federal tax laws, however, as long as a nonprofit corporation is organized and operated for a recognized nonprofit purpose and has secured the proper tax exemptions, it can take in more money than it spends to conduct its activities. In other words, it can make a profit. Whether a nonprofit’s income is taxable depends on whether the activities are related to the nonprofit’s purpose.

However, this is not the Nigerian understanding of a nonprofit. There is a myth that nonprofits can only rely on grants and good will donations to implement its activities. This has greatly impacted sustainability of nonprofits as there is a recorded statistics that 80% of nonprofits and social innovations will die between the first 3 years.

If we continue at this rate, the race to achieve the 2030 agenda will definitely not be achieved as many of the solutions being implemented will die off before they make the required impact in helping communities live above the $2 a day.

This session will educate participants on the legal requirements guiding generating profits, effective ways to operate and build a sustainable organization including acceptable income generating activities.

Speakers
avatar for Chidi Koldsweat

Chidi Koldsweat

Founder, Donors for Africa Foundation
Chidi Koldsweat is the founder and CEO, Donors for Africa Foundation, where she works to break cycles of poverty by strengthening the capacity of African Governments, philanthropy organizations, social innovators, NGOs, impact led businesses and social enterprises to access funds... Read More →
avatar for Ikwo Oka

Ikwo Oka

Founder/ Executive Director,, Centre for Community Empowerment & Sustainable Development (CESDEV)
Born in Lagos, Nigeria to John and Grace Udoh in a household of four female children and one male child, I grew up refusing to recognize inequalities.I hold a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Calabar, a Masters in Health Planning and Management... Read More →
avatar for Ndifreke Okwuegbunam

Ndifreke Okwuegbunam

HEAD, PROGRAMS, ASPIRE CORONATION TRUST (ACT) FOUNDATION
I am a social sector development expert, with an interest in supporting the growth of SMEs, social enterprises as well as non profits to build sustainable business models to ensure impact. I believe businesses should not only focus on their profitability but also on the long term... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm WAT
NXT Workshop

12:15pm WAT

BE HUMAN; IMPROV FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
Limited Capacity seats available

Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects many people globally. The statistics on suicide and suicidal ideation is on the increase daily. According to the WHO, Nigeria is rated no 5 on the World Suicide rate, a statistic that is becoming more alarming by the day. According to research, Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs, but we have our eyes glued on the screens of our smart phones, creating a world of smart phones by ‘dumb people’. We have lost touch with ourselves and have become unaware.

This workshop will explore how Applied Improvisation can help strengthen suicide prevention by making you become more aware (noticing what is happening and unfolding).

Supporting people with suicide ideation requires being HUMAN: being present here and now, listening, creativity, problem-solving and teamwork. All these are principles of improvisation.

This session will explore:
How can we be more aware (noticing what is happening and unfolding), present (believing in what is happening and unfolding) and available (Supporting and giving expression to what is happening and unfolding) to people around us.

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm WAT
NXT LitLab
  Workshop

12:30pm WAT

WEALTH CREATION IN THIS DIGITAL AGE
Limited Capacity seats available

Financial management has evolved over the past few years. Millennials and everyone alike are looking for more efficient ways to manage their finances.

This topic expands on different ways people can create wealth using digital means.

Speakers
avatar for Odunayo Eweniyi

Odunayo Eweniyi

Cofounder/COO, Piggyvest
Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, PiggyVest. She previously co-founded pushcv.com, one of the largest job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates. She has 5 years’ experience in Business Analysis and Operations and is a First-Class... Read More →
avatar for Ayo-Bankole Akintujoye

Ayo-Bankole Akintujoye

Founder/Convener, Lagos SME Bootcamp
I am a strategy and Business Transformation Expert with 10years experience helping local and global organisations with strategy and business planning and process efficiency. My experience cuts across working with some of the world's biggest consulting firms and Heading strategy teams... Read More →
avatar for Layo Ogunbanwo

Layo Ogunbanwo

VP Product Strategy, Piggyvest
At the intersection of product strategy, marketing and growth, I enjoy helping to build and launch products. I am always curious, enjoy solving problems, and not afraid to get my hands dirty. Strong project management skills, with a proven track record for leading cross-functional... Read More →
avatar for Kola Aina

Kola Aina

Founding Partner, Ventures Platform
Kola Aina is an entrepreneur, futurist and investor. A founder who enjoys the privilege of backing other founders.Kola Aina believes that with the right support Africans can build scalable businesses that will move the continent forward - especially when they leverage innovative technology.Kola... Read More →
avatar for Adesola Adesakin

Adesola Adesakin

Founder, Smart Stewards
I am a Chartered Accountant with almost 20 years experience .I am passionate about helping people succeed with their Personal and Business Finance. I teach people to embrace Financial Literacy on their way to achieving Financial Freedom and I have loads of testimonials of people who... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel, PROSPR

12:30pm WAT

S.E.E AFRICA, DISCOVER THE WORLD: MAXIMIZE YOUR GREEN PASSPORT
Limited Capacity full
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"In a ‘perfect world’, you will have one of the strongest passports in the world and save loads of money on visa applications. You will also be spontaneous enough to jump on the next available flight to anywhere in the world without having to think about visa requirements.

In reality, as a green passport holder, our world is far from perfect and we still carry around a passport that is considered, ‘weak’, but does that mean we get to toss all our travel dreams and bucket list into a bin?

No! You can hold a ‘limited’ passport and still get to travel the world.

We believe that you can: ‘‘Travel passionately, spend wisely & experience more’’

You can’t do any of these if you are worried about VISA, don’t know the perfect destination for your budget, don’t understand how to manage the money you have or in some cases, don’t have enough money to travel.

This session will be an interactive discussion where we'll share insights on traveling with a green passport. We'll educate attendees about the power of their Green Passport, where they can travel to without the worry of applying for a visa or denial and how to also save to travel like a celebrity. Through real life experiences of these VISA FREE destinations, we will be able to share travel experiences of others and encourage them to travel too. Participants will be enlightened on how they can travel to S.E.E Africa and Discover the world without a Visa, just their Nigerian Passport. "

Speakers
avatar for Tosin Oyewole

Tosin Oyewole

Project Manager, iGold
‘Tosin Oyewole is a versatile Project Manager with a decade experience in managing products and completing projects in and outside Nigeria.At Starfish Mobile Nigeria, he manages the Mobile VAS portfolio for MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile networks. He also works with SMEs in the Retail... Read More →
avatar for Chiamaka Ifediora

Chiamaka Ifediora

The intrepid Nigerian traveler, Naoc Culture
Chiamaka Ifediora is recognized in certain circles as the intrepid Nigerian traveler. Setting out over 15yrs ago as an original solo female explorer traveling solely on a Nigerian passport, Chiamaka has since ticked more than 50 countries off her list. She documents her globetrotting... Read More →
avatar for Chidera Muoka

Chidera Muoka

Founder, House of ZETA
Chidera Muoka is a creative director, creative consultant and a multimedia content creator. She is the former Editor of Guardian Life, a national publication which was termed ‘a breath of fresh air’ under her leadership. She entered this space to tell society’s important stories... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Talk, DestinationNXT

1:00pm WAT

FRIENDS OR FOE: THE PLACE OF HUMANS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE FIGHT OF ONLINE FRAUD
Limited Capacity seats available

With the emergence of the digital economy powered by online payments, there is an increasing number of bad actors on both side of the marketplace - merchants and users.

A parallel trend is leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence to crunch big data for both preventive and corrective measures to deal with online fraud. And as with all things AI, there’s a need to explore how far machine can go in addressing a human phenomenon.
This session will feature a panel of players in the FinTech space pioneering not just online payments but also developing technologies to put bad actors at bay. The discussion will explore the place of humans and technology in the fight of online fraud.



Speakers
avatar for Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi

Operations Program Manager, Stripe
#SMWLagos' Launched-In-Africa Coordinator. Operations Program Manager at Stripe. Previously at Accenture and Mediacom. Co-founded EasyAppetite and Travelbay. Board Member at Utiva and Startup Advisor at Antler.
avatar for Abdul Hassan

Abdul Hassan

Co-founder and VP of products, Voyance
I'm abdul, co-founder of Voyance, An artificial intelligence company making machine learning accessible to organisations and individuals in Africa.
avatar for Shekinah Adewumi

Shekinah Adewumi

Entrepreneur, Stripe
Shekinah Adewumi is a fintech entrepreneur. He founded Touchtech Payments in 2014. They raised ~€2m and grew to have millions of users before getting acquired by Stripe 2019.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel

1:00pm WAT

HOW TO BE HUMAN: SOCIAL MEDIA IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a panel with a mix of influencers, celebrities and media personalities who will share their perspectives on how social media users can be more human in their interactions. It encourages the use of empathy while drawing on real life scenarios where the use of social media has resulted in more positive outcomes and why this should be at the forefront for users. It's a lively conversation on how social media users should be human first.

Speakers
avatar for Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

Head of Content and Digital Ventures, BellaNaija
Adesola Ade-Unuigbe started off as an editorial assistant in the events and entertainment department of BellaNaija and in less than 5 years she has become the Head of Content and Digital Ventures. At the age of 28.She has helped give a youthful new vibe to the content on the BellaNaija... Read More →
avatar for Joey Akan

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 →
avatar for Khafi Kareem

Khafi Kareem

Entertainer, Personal
Khafilat Kareem is an indigene of Ekiti State born in London. She spent part of her early childhood in the United States of America.She is well travelled and has visited the 7 continents of the world living in places such as France, China, and Italy. A polyglot, Khafi speaks French... Read More →
avatar for Do2dtun

Do2dtun

On-Air Personality, Cool FM
Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode is an MC, Hypeman, on-air personality, video jockey, actor and media entrepreneur. He is also known as Do2dTun (pronounced D-O-To-The-T-U-N). He is a super energetic hype man and dancer, hence he is regarded as The Energy Gad.The Energy Gad brand is known... Read More →
avatar for Jola Ayeye

Jola Ayeye

Producer, Salt & Truth
Jola is a script writer and content creator based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is also one half of the popular social commentary and pop culture podcast “I Said What I Said”. You can talk to her about storytelling, politics, content creation and fiction.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

1:00pm WAT

LUNCHTIME MESSAGES
Limited Capacity full
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Relaxation and restorative massages to enjoy at lunch time

Speakers
avatar for Aisha Isa

Aisha Isa

Founder, Pearl haven spa
I am a certified Beauty Therapist and the Lead massage Therapist with Pearl haven spa.We run a mobile spa service and are devoted to providing holistic methods of massages and other therapeutic spa services.I am happy to have conversations with you about stress relieve massages specifically... Read More →
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
I help high achievers avoid burnout, improved their productivity and empower them with a better sense of calm. I have over ten years experience as a wellness practitioner, massage therapist and instructor. Calm is my super power.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Other

1:30pm WAT

THE DIY RENAISSANCE (AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE)
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel discussion between creative entrepreneurs and freelance  DIYers discussing the business of DIY, creativity and Technology.  

Speakers
avatar for Gagu Ojo

Gagu Ojo

Creative Director, Whogomake Hub LTD.
Hi! I'm Gagu, the founder of whogomake ( www.whogomake.com). I believe crafting and making things is the biggest form of self expression.I also believe that with creativity and a do it yourself attitude we can create and live our best lives.
avatar for Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia

Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia

CEO, ArtzmaniaNG
ArtzmaniaNG was founded in May 2019. Its an Online Arts and crafts store created to inspire professionals as well as beginners to explore their creativity. ArtzmaniaNG is dedicated to supporting the arts and DIY industry in Nigeria, stocking some of the best products available.We... Read More →
avatar for 'Nedu Ahanonu

'Nedu Ahanonu

Instructor, Nedoux Sewing Club
I am a trained dressmaker and garment pattern-maker. I am the founder of the Nedoux Sewing Club, and I convene one-day sewing workshops structured to introduce absolute beginner to the DIY sewing craft easily. I've done so for 3 years now and trained at least 500 people.I have an... Read More →
avatar for Ilooise Omohinmin

Ilooise Omohinmin

Media Personality, Consolidated Media Associates
I’m Omonhinmin Ilooise known as Ilo.> I currently host and produce “The Home Run”, soundcity radios premium drive time show, that airs every week day from 6-10pm.> I also cohost & co-produce an entertainment news tv show called The Fuze, owned by Paul o prime promoters & Up... Read More →
avatar for Olabanke Subair

Olabanke Subair

Creative Director/ Founder, Cyrus45 Factory
Olabanke is the Creative Director and Founder of Cyrus45 Factory, an art-inclined ecofriendly brand which converts solid waste into bespoke and ultra-modern furniture pieces through innovative and creative upcycling while also contributing to the reduction of environmental pollution.In... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage
  Panel

1:30pm WAT

MARKETING ANALYTICS : ANALYSING & ADAPTING YOUR MARKETING EFFORT TO THE EVER-CHANGING NEEDS OF YOUR CUSTOMERS
Limited Capacity full
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One of the unparalleled advantages of digital media and marketing is the ability to get 'data everywhere' and oftentimes, data trumps our best guess. A huge number of marketers, business owners and decision-makers leave out the crucial place of data-driven decision in marketing and this usually results in missing the key opportunity the market is constantly communicating at different times.

This masterclass is geared towards breaking down the concept of marketing data, where to source it and how to use it effectively.

Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how to use marketing data to:
[1] Analyse campaigns
[2] Understand customers and prospects
[3] Garner insights into your target market
[4] Make informed large scale marketing decision
[5] Discover the barriers to entry and likely issues consumers are facing interacting with your business offering (online)

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Oduoye

Samuel Oduoye

Business and Operations Lead, TinklingD
I'm a digital strategist with experience in creating start-to-finish online marketing plans for businesses of all sizes. I enjoy finding ways to help business owners achieve core business goals using social media, search, email, their website, and every other tool available to th... Read More →
avatar for Omolola Ogundele

Omolola Ogundele

Paid Ads Manager, TinklingD
Omolola is a Paid Ads Strategist at TinklingD. She is passionate about people, always ready to take up projects that are challenging and loves to learn new things. Omolola has worked on campaigns for brands such as Emirates Holidays, Sunway Estate, etc.Ask her anytime on any day about... Read More →
avatar for Oluwamayowa Oshidero

Oluwamayowa Oshidero

Founder, Equilbrium Zone
I'm a digital and business transformation strategist. I help businesses analyze their current state, craft out strategies to drive growth while ensuring the best leverage of technology and digital platforms to ensure efficiency.I am the founder of Equilibrium Zone, a company committed... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm WAT
Masterclass Suite

2:30pm WAT

MONETISING ON YOUR CITY!
Limited Capacity seats available

There are thousands of handles on social media that are about eating out and discovering a city. These are all ways in which a city is promoted. Whether it’s through food bloggers or fashion, when the focus is on a city, that city is being promoted. But how do these influencers benefit from promoting a city?

Attendees will leave sessions with further insights on how to:
[1] Turn your social media page into revenue by promoting your city.
[2] How to best promote your city.
[3] Who will pay for you to promote your city.

Speakers
avatar for Emeka Okocha

Emeka Okocha

Head Chef, Nothing To Do In Lagos
Emeka Okocha, is a human being that loves to create. Developing Communities, Social Enterprises, Film, Fashion, Football, and Tech are the passions he has discovered at the moment. He is the founder of Nothing to do in Lagos, an online platform that brings people together through... Read More →
avatar for Mobola Awe

Mobola Awe

Founder, FOMO Lagos
Mobola is passionate about exploring, curating unique experiences and pointing people in the right direction.She founded FOMO Lagos in November 2015 - an online lifestyle and digital marketing platform focused on the alternative to the norm in Lagos. Since then, the brand has been... Read More →
avatar for Tannaz Etebarian

Tannaz Etebarian

MD, Lost in Lagos
A Lagosian for the last 12 years, Tannaz launched Lost in Lagos in 2010 to showcase businesses that were once hidden from the public eye. Lagos today has grown incredibly and we have had the privilege of highlighting these businesses over the past 10 years on LostinLagos.com, and... Read More →
avatar for Zainob Fashola

Zainob Fashola

Content creator, ZeeGoes
Zainob Fashola is the content creator behind ZeeGoes, a travel platform that showcases travel adventures around the world from her perspective. Follow some of my travel stories on www.youtube.com/zeegoes.



Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel

2:30pm WAT

MONEY MOVES: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MILLENNIALS
Limited Capacity seats available

We live in an era where technology is at the frontline of our business transactions. Our panel focuses on the importance of leveraging Fintech to meet  financial goals as well as propagating investor education. The panel will demystify preconceptions about investments and financial freedom. Our discussions will challenge the notions that young professionals do not have capacity to invest whilst shedding light on how to utilize emerging technologies as well as position for investment opportunities.  

Speakers
avatar for Ink Eze

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 →
avatar for Chiwete John-Njokanma

Chiwete John-Njokanma

Co-Founder, FINT
Talk to me about anything. Always looking to learn something new.FINT’s goal is to provide access to credit and wealth generating opportunities in Africa(to Africans) by connecting borrowers with lenders via its proprietary technology. Chiwete is passionate about sports(Tennis... Read More →
avatar for Tomie Balogun

Tomie Balogun

Founder, The Vestract Company
Tomie Balogun is the founder of The Vestract Company, a financial education and technology company. The company facilitates financial education and explores the use of technology to educate millennials on how to make better investment decisions. Currently, one of the communities Vestract... Read More →
avatar for Zephia Ovia

Zephia Ovia

Head Business Development, Akiba
Zephia Ovia is Head Business Development at Vetiva Capital, a boutique Investment Bank that focuses on wealth management and securities trading. A masters degree holder from the London School of Economic and Political Science, Zephia's philosophy points that all business lines should... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage

2:30pm WAT

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INFLUENCER MARKETING
Limited Capacity seats available

This session brings together industry leaders, major and micro influencers and millennials to discuss influencer marketing today, how to become your audience and the future of work as it relates to brands and their target audience.  

Speakers
avatar for Kehinde Smith

Kehinde Smith

CEO, My Extensionz & The Cafeteria
Digital Content Creator. Travel, Lifestyle, BeautyEntrepreneur. Founder, My Extensionz, My Lash Extensionz & The Cafeteria
avatar for Juliet Olanipekun

Juliet Olanipekun

CEO, Love From Julez
Fashion Entrepreneur, Chef and Award winning Style Influencer, Juliet Olanipekun describes herself as the Modern African Woman. Her unique and unconventional style and carriage sets her apart in any room she walks into. She has been featured on Essence Magazine, awarded Africa's Style... Read More →
avatar for Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

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 →
avatar for Dimma Umeh

Dimma Umeh

Content Creator, Dimma Umeh
Dimma Umeh is an award winning blogger & vlogger living in Lagos Nigeria. She's the owner of the blog Dimmaumeh.com formerly known as Thatigbochick.com and the Youtube Channel "Dimma Umeh." She currently has over 300,000 subscribers on youtube and her videos have garnered over 19... Read More →
avatar for Gbenga Sogbaike

Gbenga Sogbaike

CEO, Plaqad Limited
Gbenga Sogbaike is the Co-founder and CEO of Plaqad, Nigeria's leading community-led influencer and content marketing platform.Gbenga has a strong background in content marketing, digital PR and communications having worked over six years in different capacities in Marketing and Tech... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

2:30pm WAT

THE PERSON BEHIND THE SCREEN: LESSONS FROM A 30-DAY CONVERSATION WITH UBER DRIVERS.
Limited Capacity full
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"We sometimes feel as consumers or users of a service that having a great experience is a one-way street. We really do not care if the Taxi driver just lost his dad and worked all through the night,or if he is one day away from losing his home. All we care about is him not missing his way, playing only the music we listen to and ending the trip at the right time.

What if we flipped things on the head and took a little responsibility? What if we decided that maybe if we were a little nicer and maybe at least said a hello and how are you right before we got in? What if we were just a little more polite? What if we even had an idea of where we were going to in the first place?

These ‘What ifs’ and just sheer curiosity of wondering why these taxi drivers were just ‘funny people’ led to a 30 day experiment on getting to know the person who was behind the home screen. This involved taking time to read their profiles on the app, being patient and polite and striking up conversations during every ride. The lessons learnt from this experience, will form the content for this class,lessons in human behavior, to the most dangerous places to visit at night, the trials of poverty and smart tricks for effective debt recovery. socio-economic sector.

This is an intimate session that will teach participants lessons on empathy, better citizenry, emotional intelligence and different soft skills that can help them relate with other citizens better and ultimately lead to better human relations in the workplace and the community.

The session will feature 2 speakers who carried out the experiment and also a willing taxi driver who will share his different experiences being at this job for years."

Speakers
avatar for Omodara Adediran

Omodara Adediran

Lead consultant, Brandable Sketches
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 Rogba Arimoro

Rogba Arimoro

Creative Director, Brandable Sketches
Rogba Arimoro is a creative strategist and video producer with 10+ years of experience in developing branding for and promoting individuals, products and services to attain maximum profitability and visibility.While in University, he started successful record label knighthouse which... Read More →
avatar for Agas Nweke

Agas Nweke

Uber driver, Uber


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Talk

2:45pm WAT

BOOK MARKETING MASTERCLASS FOR WRITERS
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

One of the major problems that authors/writers have in Africa is how do I sell my book and actually make money. This masterclass will provide authors and writers with tools and techniques to leverage social media to create a platform, build a following and market their books profitably.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Ologe

Wendy Ologe

Founder, The Intentional parent Academy
Wendy Ologe is a seasoned parent coach and author of parenting bestsellers , Connect to Correct and The Discipline That Works . Her book Connect to Correct has sold over 4,000 copies in all the 36 states in Nigeria, and 20 other countries of the world in 1 year after launch in November... Read More →
avatar for Emeka Nobis

Emeka Nobis

Business Consultant, Profound Impacts International
I resigned from my job after 10 years to focus on helping individuals who have a message to share with humanity, but are scared, doubtful and confused, to become exceptional by clarifying their messages, build a platform for the communication of their ideologies and to earn by establishing... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
NXT LitLab
  Masterclass

2:45pm WAT

WE CAN ALL BE OGA LANDLORD ... HOME OWNERSHIPS & ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
Limited Capacity full
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This is a masterclass that explores the paths to home ownership and how home ownership can be leveraged as an entrepreneurial outlet for economic prosperity.

The class is to be delivered by Prof Nubi of the University of Lagos. He will go through the steps covered in his 2003 book - "Home Ownership Made Easy" and guide participants on leveraging communities to fulfilling this goal.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Gbenga Nubi

Timothy Gbenga Nubi

Professor, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Professor Timothy Olugbenga Nubi is Prolific writer, Motivational speaker, Researcher, and a Don in the Academia. Leading researcher into the dynamics of the Lagos Housing Market, preparatory to the preparation of the Lagos Housing Masterplan.He’s the director, Centre for housing... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
NXT Workshop
  Masterclass, PROSPR

2:45pm WAT

PODCASTING AS A TOOL FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Limited Capacity full
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The podcast format is very versatile. It's an intimate medium that can be an effective outlet for listeners. It can also be a tool for comfort and provide escape.

In this interactive discussion I'll share my journey of starting a podcast and how it has helped me learn more about myself and others. We'll also discuss mental health and how podcast can be a resource.

Speakers
avatar for Obakam Tom-George

Obakam Tom-George

Media and Art Officer, Temple Management Company
Obakam is a young and versatile creative poised with the readiness to bring a solution-based set of skills to fit the ever evolving media space and its intersection with technology,People should talk to me about media, law as it relates to Intellectual property/ intellectual entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Immanuel Anosike

Immanuel Anosike

Podcaster/Creative Director, The Class Prefects
Immanuel is a podcaster, environmental scientist, producer and creative director. He has been running The Class Prefects for 3+ years and recently produced his first short. Talk to me about podcats, the environment, movies, tv shows and music.
avatar for Mikey Oshai

Mikey Oshai

Fashion Photographer, AcupofMikey
Podcasting as a tool for mental health.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
AFRIKA21 Radio Stage
  Roundtable

3:00pm WAT

5-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE
Limited Capacity seats available

Build your meditation practice, 10 minutes meditation daily for 5 days and stand the chance to win a gift.

Speakers
avatar for Nnenna Azike

Nnenna Azike

Head Yoga Teacher, Feliče Lifestyle Brands


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Workshop

3:15pm WAT

TOURISM BUSINESS WORKSHOP: HOW TO TURN SOCIAL AUDIENCES INTO REAL-LIFE CUSTOMERS
Limited Capacity filling up

You have the burning desire to turn your travel passion into a business. You see other Travel Enthusiasts like you making money exploring the world. However, you do not know how to go about monetizing your travel experiences and dreams.

As a Tourism Business Owner, you are struggling to get people to patronize your products and services. You post about them online and all you get are likes. You wish you knew how to convert the likes to real-life buying customers.

On social media you see pictures and videos of others having fun and cashing out as Tourism Entrepreneurs. But the truth is, there is a lot of work happening behind the scene, both online and offline, when it comes to starting and building a sustainable business in the Travel and Tourism space.

There are two major elements that successful Tourism Entrepreneurs consistently apply to stand out and draw their ideal clients:
(1) Building their “Know, Like and Trust” (KLT) factor and
(2) Mastering the Art of Story-telling and Marketing

The Tourism Business Workshop would focus on teaching participants practical skills on how to turn social media audiences into real-life customers.

This workshop is for those who want to:
• Turn their travel and tourism passion into a business
• Find a niche they can grow with in the tourism space
• Learn how to build a brand for their tourism business
• Know how to market their tourism services and products effectively
• Build a sustainable tourism business and not a 'get rich quick' business

Educators + Summary of Topics
Nnenna Fakoya-Smith – Build “Know, Like and Trust” (KLT) Factor for Your Tourism Business
• Find Your Niche: Discover your niche in the Tourism industry and build your brand
• Social Media Marketing: Learn how to use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to market your Tourism products and services
• The Power of Networking: Develop networking skills within the Tourism community both online and offline.
• Collaboration is the Best Competition: Learn how to build your Tourism Business through collaborative partnership

Funmi Oyatogun – Story Telling for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
• What's Your Story? Intro to Storytelling
• Building a Community and Becoming an Authority in Your Subject Matter!
• Getting Paid for Meaningful Influence (Individuals and Small Businesses)
• What Story Will We Tell Today? (Group Sample Activity)
• Networking Bonus!

Speakers
avatar for 'Funmi Oyatogun

'Funmi Oyatogun

Lead Experience Designer, TVP Adventures
TVP Adventures is a company focused on designing creative and meaningful travel experiences within Nigeria and Africa. Our mission is to break through African borders and facilitate group, corporate and educational travel experiences that are 'off the beaten path'. From cultural and... Read More →
avatar for Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Nnenna Fakoya-Smith

Tourism Promoter, Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd
Popularly known as Ajala Nene because she loves to travel and explore destinations, Nnenna is a Tourism Promoter who is keen on using her travel blog, tour broker skills and Tourism Business programs to promote the tourism potentials of Nigeria and Africa. She is also a Sustainable... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:15pm - 5:15pm WAT
Masterclass Suite

4:00pm WAT

BUILDING WEALTH FOR A NEW GENERATION WITH DIGITAL TOOLS
Limited Capacity full
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The panel is a discussion amongst thought leaders in the finance and fintech spaces on the importance of starting to build long term wealth. The biggest hindrance used to be the tools to do it with, for instance how does the average busy, overworked youth or student find the time to go through the required motions should they want to invest in the stock market or mutual funds or the complex financial system as a whole. Now, digital technology has made more tools readily available and the hindrance is now the knowledge.  

Speakers
avatar for Subomi Plumptre

Subomi Plumptre

Executive Director, Alder Consulting
Subomi is an Executive Director at Alder Consulting, Nigeria’s leading creative intelligence company. At Alder, she sits on the Executive Committee where she oversees Knowledge & HR.After a 20-year strategy career, she has turned her attention to helping the honest & hardworking... Read More →
avatar for Nichole Yembra

Nichole Yembra

Founder and Managing Partner, The Chrysalis Capital
avatar for Yele Bademosi

Yele Bademosi

Partner, Microtraction
Yele Bademosi is the Founder Microtraction and Director at Binance LabsHe is based in Lagos, Nigeria with a personal mission to accelerate Africa's transition into a sustainable and developed economy by leveraging innovation, capital and policyAt Binance Labs, Yele's role is to develop... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel, PROSPR

4:00pm WAT

IMPACT INVESTING & FUNDING OF SDGS IN NIGERIA
Limited Capacity seats available

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Through the pledge to Leave No One Behind, countries have committed to fast-track progress for those furthest behind first. The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has called for a decade of action to deliver the Global goals 2030 as next year marks the 10-year countdown to achieving this Global Goals. This year, BusinessDay is reinforcing the bridge between the private sector, DFI’s, government and business by featuring a myriad of speakers that represent the various stakeholders needed to successfully achieve the SDGs by the year 2030 through impact investments which are defined by " investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investments can be made in both emerging and developed markets, and target a range of returns from below market to market rate, depending on investors' strategic goals.  By some estimates, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 will require mobilizing an additional $2.5 trillion per year from diverse sources, such as development aid, domestic budgets, and private investment. $ 34 billion of that funding will need to come from the private sector. With various important stakeholders present, this panel session moderated by Lehle Balde aims to discuss the question “How do we realistically fund SDGs in Nigeria?

Speakers
avatar for Lehlé Baldé

Lehlé Baldé

CEO, BusinessDay Media
Born in Canada to Senegalese parents, Ms Lehlé Baldé is a pan African strategy and communications professional and a passionate financial inclusion advocate. She has lived in over 11 countries: Canada, Madagascar, U.K, Kenya, Italy, Swaziland, Rwanda, Cameroun, Senegal, Mozambique... Read More →
IC

Innocent Chukwuma

Regional Director West Africa, Ford Foundation
MU

Maryam Uwais

Special Advisor to the president, on social investments
OD

Olayinka David-West

Academic Director, Lagos Business School
SN

Samuel Nwanze

Chief Investment Officer, Heirs Holdings



Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel

4:00pm WAT

THE 'GLOCALIZATION' OF TRAVEL – BUILD YOUR OWN TRAVEL EMPIRE
Limited Capacity seats available

Every industry has trends and innovations — the travel and tourism industry is no exception. We are in the age of Glocalization.
In a rapidly-evolving landscape, new trends are appearing and taking hold all the time. Changing traveler demographics, advances in technology – (payments, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, personalized selling channels) as well as shifting social norms - these influences and others all help give rise to important new ways to approach travel, either as traveler or as a travel curator.
Travel is now ‘glocalized’, with each traveler wanting to unlock new destinations both as foreigner and through the eyes of a local.
Our Panel session explores and discusses how participants can be a part of the ‘glocalization’ revolution happening in travel and build an empire in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Adebayo Adedeji

Adebayo Adedeji

Admin Assistant, Wakanow.Com
He is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer at Wakanow Limited. He has prior experience working for multiple fortune 100 companies such as Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, Texas Instruments and PetSmart to mention a few. He has experience in big data, business intelligence... Read More →
avatar for Adenike Macaulay

Adenike Macaulay

General Manager, Sales, Lufthansa Group
She is a Strategic sales and operations manager with a deep understanding of the Sub Sahara Africa Travel market environment as well as a good understanding of European and Middle Eastern business cultures.
avatar for Yann Gilbert

Yann Gilbert

Team Lead, Offline Marketing, Wakanow.com
Yann Gilbert is the Managing Director Nigeria at Amadeus IT Group with expertise in Africa airline business. He specializes in Management, Sales and Marketing, Online Travel Agents, Marine and off-shore traffic, Payments in Central Africa French and English speaking countries.
avatar for Olajumoke Kujero

Olajumoke Kujero

Head Of Marketing, Wakanow.com Limited
Olajumoke is a a specialist in marketing communication management, with 11+ years\\' experience in the effective management of people, processes, and projects, with a lively career progression to show for it.Her professional experience spans business development, human resource, operations... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

4:00pm WAT

WOMEN IN CHARGE: HOW THE BEAUTY & WELLNESS BUSINESS BECAME A BYWORD FOR EMPOWERMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Limited Capacity seats available


Join us in February as we team up with top beauty entrepreneurs forging their own path on the continent. This panel will delve deep into the origin stories of these young entrepreneurs, how they combat the stereotypes that come from working in beauty, as well as how they have overcome obstacles and grown their businesses. Join us in celebrating the narrative changing power of women in beauty and business

Speakers
avatar for Abiri Khloe

Abiri Khloe

CEO/Founder, Kokobykhloe Beauty
Abiri Oluwabusayo Victoria Khloe is the CEO of the Kokobykhloe brand. Aside from running simultaneously a successful beauty and fashion brand, the BBNaija 2018 housemate is also a model and actress. And serves as brand ambassador and influencer for some huge brands.
avatar for Mary Edoro

Mary Edoro

BellaNaija Style
Since discovering her passion for writing at a young age, she has developed her skill by writing for renowned websites, using words to express her love for fashion. Mary blogs about her personal style and offers guides to her favourite city, Lagos on her blog - Lagos City Chic.She... Read More →
avatar for Majiri Otobo Igboegwu

Majiri Otobo Igboegwu

Founder & CEO, Kui
My dream has always been to be an entrepreneur promoting African led ideas and businesses therefore the launch of KUI is a decade long dream coming to fruition.My passion for hair care began during my personal natural hair journey. I realised, the opportunity for the same journey... Read More →
avatar for Toyin Odulate

Toyin Odulate

Founder & CEO, Olori Beauty Enterprise LTD
I am a beauty entrepreneur that is on a mission to take African beauty global! Ask me about anything in that sphere and I will be happy to answer!
avatar for Ore Runsewe

Ore Runsewe

Founder, Arami Essentials
Ore Runsewe is the Founder of Arami Essentials, a natural beauty brand based in Lagos, Nigeria.Arami was born in 2016, out of a strong desire to see real improvement and make tangible impact in Africa's beauty and wellness sector.Even though Ore was born and raised in the UK, she... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage
  Panel

4:00pm WAT

INCREASING SPORTS PARTICIPATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA
Limited Capacity seats available

Nigeria is a country that is not leveraging on the impact of our huge population towards sports participation, we do not have enough infrastructure to meet the current demand for sports and this has led to decrease in sports participation, meanwhile there is a huge increase in online participation, so how do we encourage sports participation through the Digital space that is here to stay?

The rise in general participation in sports will lead to achieving 7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals 2030 and 8 of the African Union Agenda of 2063

This session will have sports digital experts, a policy maker and a real estate expert to discuss how we can come together to increase sports participation in the current digital era.

Speakers
avatar for Adeyemi Egbeoluwa

Adeyemi Egbeoluwa

Chief Executive Officer, School Games Africa
Adeyemi Egbeoluwa is a professional sports marketer and media entrepreneur; he is the CEO of School Games Africa, an organization into grassroots sports development. School Games Africa brands include Private School Games and F.C.T Games which are inter-school competitions to discover... Read More →
avatar for Dele Odugbemi

Dele Odugbemi

Country Manager, JCDecaux Nigeria
Dele Odugbemi is currently the Country Manager at JC Decaux Nigeria,He started his career more than 20 years ago as a media strategist. Since then, he has since evolved into a multi-market expert across several markets. He has lived and worked in markets across four African countries... Read More →
avatar for Nkechi Obi

Nkechi Obi

Managing Director, Premium Sports Management Services Limited
I am a Sports Management Consultant with over 30 Years experience and accomplishment in sports management, marketing and administration. My experience spans a variety of projects especially with start-up operations in Marketing and Communication, Exhibition design and promotion, Event... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Roundtable

4:30pm WAT

YOGA & AROMATHERAPY
Limited Capacity full
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A thrilling yoga session using selected essential oils for each of the six chakras.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Founder, Sarah's Yoga
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
I help high achievers avoid burnout, improved their productivity and empower them with a better sense of calm. I have over ten years experience as a wellness practitioner, massage therapist and instructor. Calm is my super power.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent

5:00pm WAT

HANGOUT: Let's Play ... Mental Gym for Human Interactions
Limited Capacity full
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When you go to the gym, you exercise your muscles. Basic human interaction requires effective listening, trust, openness, creative thinking, teamwork and collaboration, problem solving skills, negotiation skills among other basic life skills.

These are skills that are not deliberately practiced by humans but can be developed and explored through constant conscious efforts. Just like going to the gym to exercise your physical muscles, this session is an interactive hangout that uses practical tools to help every human exercise their mental muscles, it engages them in a fun and playful atmosphere.

Why you should attend:
[1] Have fun while developing social skills.
[2] Network.
[3] Self-Discovery. Discover something new about yourself

Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm WAT
MeetUp Lounge
  Meetup

5:00pm WAT

LAGOS CAR FREE DAY MEETUP
Limited Capacity filling up

The Lagos Car Free Day project would be an editorially driven communications campaign to build interest and awareness of the opportunity to introduce regular traffic-free days in Lagos and would target World Car Free Day on 22 September 2020 as a date to launch an ambitious Car Free Day in the city.

Speakers
avatar for Kingsley Iweka

Kingsley Iweka

Founder/Editor, Africa-OnTheRise
Kingsley Iweka is a writer and communications consultant. He is the Founder and Editor of Africa-OnTheRise.com, a platform committed to propagating the positive changing realities of the African continent. He is a World Summit Awards Youth Ambassador, and winner of the World Summit... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm WAT
NXT Workshop

5:30pm WAT

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN DISABILITY INCLUSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the years, Africans have mystified disability and people living with disability are stigmatised. In spite of this the number of people living with disabilities in the world keeps increasing daily. According to World Bank, one billion people or 15% of the world's population lives with a form of disability. 

When considered through a different lens this also has the opportunity to create jobs for our teeming unemployed youths. The opportunities ranges from special needs teachers, caregivers, therapists, creating mobility equipment, communication equipment, sign teachers, nutritionist, production of special meals, care homes and many more.

Every year, families with special needs children relocate out of Nigeria because their children's needs cannot be adequately taken care of in their home country.

On the flip side, a lot of people living with disability in Nigeria can be trained to live independent lives. This will relive the families in many ways. They will also add their quota to the GDP of the nation. 
My six years old daughter is fully dependent on her care giver for everything yet she tops her class in academics. 

Disability Inclusion was one of the top topics at World Economic Forum January 2019. I believe its time to start the conversation on disability inclusion in Nigeria. 

This panel will bring diverse perspectives to this conversation, and will feature successful people living with disabilities and companies creating jobs from the disability sector.

Speakers
avatar for Olusola Owonikoko

Olusola Owonikoko

Executive Director, Stanforte Edge Ltd/Gte.
Olusola is the Founder of Project Enable Africa, and Executive Director of Stanforte Edge; a development organization that provides corporate sustainability, impact evaluation & organizational development support services to clients across the private, public and civil society sectors... Read More →
avatar for Bukola Ayinde

Bukola Ayinde

CEO, P4:13 Foundation
Bukola Ayinde is the Founder of Diary of a Special Needs Mum Initiative under P4:13 Foundation. She is a lawyer, a social entrepreneur and a disability inclusion advocate.Bukola also holds a masters in Managerial Psychology.She started her career as a litigation lawyer before moving... Read More →
avatar for Tonye Faloughi-Ekezie

Tonye Faloughi-Ekezie

Content Producer, Simone's Oasis
I’m a wife and a mother of two, a boy Ugo and a girl Sim Sim. I run my own business in entertainment consultancy, my specialty being in TV and film production (Endemol, M-Net, Storm etc.)My daughter Sim Sim has Down syndrome and I struggled to find stories for black children that... Read More →
avatar for Abdul-Azeez Balogun

Abdul-Azeez Balogun

Aeronautic Engineer, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)
Abdul-Azeez Balogun is an Aerospace Engineer with a first class honours from the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.  He has technical competencies in metal manufacturing such as \\'horizontal-axis lathing\\', \\'vertical-axis mil-machining\\' and many others.  Abdul-Azeez... Read More →
avatar for Tobiloba Ajayi

Tobiloba Ajayi

Chief Responsibility Officer, The Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation
Tobiloba has over 10 years experience working with various organisations in the Disability Management sector in different countries.She holds a degree in Law and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008. She also holds a Masters Degree in International Law.She started by working on... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel, PROSPR

5:30pm WAT

MAKING IMPACT THROUGH ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Limited Capacity seats available

The panel session hopes to bring together stakeholders in the alternative investment space such as peer to peer lenders, agritech businesses, insurtech, art collectors, real estate to discuss how their products and services are making impact in the lives of Nigerians. 

The session also seeks to enlighten the audience on the how they can earn attractive returns on their monies by investing in these products, while also making impact.

More Nigerians now have the opportunity to diversify their portfolio from stocks and bonds, by investing in different alternative investment products.

Speakers
avatar for Ayorinde Oluwatomi

Ayorinde Oluwatomi

CEO, Crowdforce
Tomi Ayorinde is the co-founder and CEO of CrowdForce, building Africa’s largest merchant distribution network. He is a results-driven software engineer with vast experience in analysis, design and development of Business Information Systems with a proven ability to contribute... Read More →
avatar for Aisha Salaudeen

Aisha Salaudeen

Multimedia Journalist
Aisha Salaudeen is a multimedia journalist with experience telling and helping people tell stories. She has worked in full time and freelance journalism, using images, videos, and text to report and investigate diverse human interest stories.Her work has appeared in the Financial... Read More →
avatar for Mohammed Iyamu

Mohammed Iyamu

VP, Trade, Cars45
Mohammed ‘Mo’ Iyamu is Co-Founder / Vice President, Trade at Nigeria’s first and largest digital automotive trading platform, Cars45. Mo is a consummate auto industry buff and professional. In 2010, he founded MeM Motors, a chain of auto retail outlets which enriched his knowledge... Read More →
avatar for Bolaji Ogundare

Bolaji Ogundare

Management Executive, Newcross Group
With an extensive background in the health sciences, there is significant presence in the energy sector (mixing between fossil fuel and alternative energy sources). More recently, areas of interest has expanded into financial inclusion solution, infrastructure and agro-economy.There... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel, PROSPR

5:30pm WAT

ELEVATING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Hour Productions will bring together a diverse panel of industry professionals to explore how we can elevate the human experience on social media. The discussion will also focus on how as companies, brands and influencers we need to personalize online conversations and ensure we factor in the human element when we think about our strategy and methods online.

Additional topics to be explored:
[1] The pitfalls of strictly focusing on digital metrics and not taking a more wholistic approach and looking at the bigger picture.
[2] Moving beyond social media marketing to reimagine the customer journey and provide a more personalized digital experience.
[3] How to be human in the age of social media … how authenticity, compassion and real human connections can drive ROI (Return on Investment).


Social Hour Productions is a South African based insight led, culturally intelligent & globally relevant influencer-marketing agency that delivers global multi-industry campaigns.  We harness creativity and data to deliver content that resonates with your target audience, precision aligned to meet your business objectives. Social Hour Productions works with Brands and Agencies to host events, professionally representing and securing endorsement deals for some of South Africa top social media content creators.




Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Roundtable

5:30pm WAT

TRAVEL AFRICA, EXPERIENCING THE UNBEATEN PATH & TRAVEL SAFELY - A OPEN CONVERSATION WITH A SOLO FEMALE TRAVELER
Limited Capacity full
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Tourism through some parts of Africa is on the rise, and every day, more Nigerians find the courage to explore unpopular African countries. With this growing trend, a few African countries have become tourist friendly while many of the gems are still a bit sketchy to navigate or even gain visa entry to, according to popular media.

This session is all about helping travelers understand how to better navigate Africa, see the beauty of the continent, curate an authentic experience, and get back home safe and sound.

Speakers
avatar for Zainob Fashola

Zainob Fashola

Content creator, ZeeGoes
Zainob Fashola is the content creator behind ZeeGoes, a travel platform that showcases travel adventures around the world from her perspective. Follow some of my travel stories on www.youtube.com/zeegoes.
avatar for Toketemu Ohwovoriole

Toketemu Ohwovoriole

Senior Editor, Zikoko
Toketemu is a multimedia storyteller who cares most passionately about travel, food, women and modern youth culture.
avatar for Emeka Okocha

Emeka Okocha

CEO, Nothing To Do In Lagos
Emeka Okocha, is a human being that loves to create. Developing Communities, Social Enterprises, Film, Fashion, Football, and Tech are the passions he has discovered at the moment. He is the founder of Nothing to do in Lagos, an online platform that brings people together through... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Roundtable, DestinationNXT

5:45pm WAT

MONEY: LIVING IN THE FUTURE NOW
Limited Capacity full
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Financial literacy is a key way of communicating the concepts and strategies that would help millennials make better financial decisions and be financially independent and stable. This session will focus on healthy financial habits that center around helping participants secure their financial future. Discussions will also include the basics of how to start investing and what are the investment opportunities available to millennials with varying levels of income. Attendees will also learn the important role the mind plays in creating wealth.

Speakers
avatar for Oluwatosin Olaseinde

Oluwatosin Olaseinde

Co-founder / CEO, Money Africa
I founded Money Africa, a personal finance platform that teaches people to build healthy financial habits, cut down on unnecessary expenses and generate multiple income streams.I am a chartered accountant with 10 years of experience across accounting, corporate finance, auditing and... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:45pm - 7:00pm WAT
Masterclass Suite
  Masterclass

7:45pm WAT

GIGM MAINLAND EVENING SHUTTLE - Landmark - Jibowu Terminal
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Evening Shuttle from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the GIGM Jibowu Terminal...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle starts loading at 7:45pm and departs at 8pm sharp from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:45pm - 8:00pm WAT
SMW Lagos Campus, Oniru
  Networking & Parties

7:45pm WAT

GIGM MAINLAND EVENING SHUTTLE - Landmark - Oando Maryland Service Station
Limited Capacity filling up

Hop on our free Evening Shuttle from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the Oando Maryland Service Station...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle starts loading at 7:45pm and departs at 8pm sharp from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:45pm - 8:00pm WAT
SMW Lagos Campus, Oniru
  Networking & Parties
 
Wednesday, February 26
 

6:00am WAT

GIGM MAINLAND MORNING SHUTTLE - Landmark - Oando Maryland Service Station
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Oando - Maryland Service Station powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Oando - Maryland Service Station. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 6:00am - 6:15am WAT
Oando - Maryland Service Station
  Networking & Parties

6:00am WAT

GIGM MAINLAND MORNING SHUTTLE - Yaba - Jibowu Terminal
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Jibowu Terminal - Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Jibowu Terminal - Yaba . Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 6:00am - 6:15am WAT
Jibowu Terminal
  Networking & Parties

8:30am WAT

RISE & SHINE: MORNING AFFIRMATION
Limited Capacity full
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Do you go through the day feeling sluggish and uninspired? Affirmations will help you push through and win your daily battles mentally and physically.

Attendees will:
1. Discover the power of affirmations
2. Learn to create and use affirmations




Speakers
avatar for Lola Udabor

Lola Udabor

Founder, Breathe Woman


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Talk

9:30am WAT

LOCATION DATA, SOCIAL MEDIA AND OOH INTEGRATION: THE FUTURE OF LOCATION BASED MARKETING
Limited Capacity full
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The digital marketing revolution has led to an immense shift in the landscape of marketing communications, while also creating new opportunities for brands to reach and engage consumers through smart, social, and mobile media technologies. 

This panel brings together industry experts to discuss: 
[1] The evolution, direction and convergence of location-specific search, browsing, social media and apps usage data derived from mobile devices. 
[2] The ability of the above to revolutionize all other location-based media channels, the most significant of these being Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) in Nigeria, to drive retail foot traffic, in-store purchases, app downloads and sales.

Other topics to be explored include: 
[1] The impacts of digital technologies on marketing communication strategies and practices in Nigeria
[2] Geo-fencing: the use of GPS technology in mobile marketing
[3] The challenges  facing mobile integration with OOH


Speakers
avatar for Yetunde Adegbite

Yetunde Adegbite

Managing Director, Posterscope Nigeria
Yetunde holds a Bsc in Microbiology from the Lagos State University, an MBA from the Metropolitan School of Business and Administration UK and another in view from the University of Bradford UK.She is a multi-set skilled marketing and brand building professional with experience in... Read More →
avatar for Femi Adenekan

Femi Adenekan

Business Development Lead, TMKG Consulting
Femi is the Business Development Lead at TMKG Consulting LimitedHe started his career as a Business Executive at Compliance and Content Monitoring Limited, working with agencies and brands including MTN, Airtel, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals, and Cornerstone Insurance to ensure advertisers... Read More →
avatar for Tosan Omagbemi

Tosan Omagbemi

Managing Director, Interaction Channel Limited
Tosan is the Managing Director of Interaction Channel Limited (ICL). Previous to this assignment, he had served in a senior management role at Media Seal Limited (MSL) as the head of Out-of-Home for the past almost a decade. Tosan joined MSL (formerly Starcom Media) over 11 years... Read More →
avatar for Olawale Adegoke

Olawale Adegoke

Director, Nimbus Media
Wale has been described as a modern day renaissance man. He has accumulated over a decade of experience in construction, real estate, media and advertising. He is a founder at Nimbus Media and Latitude Vision Media.Wale is driven by a desire to grow a personal and professional shared... Read More →
avatar for Olufunke Akinloye

Olufunke Akinloye

Marketing Lead, Emerald Zone
Olufunke is a Marketing Communications and Brand Management Expert with almost 20 years of experience in managing local and international brands across diverse industries.Olufunke started professional career at Insight Communications, working with experts to create impactful brand... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
Studio Suite

9:30am WAT

TREND ANALYTICS : ENGAGING ON AN ALREADY EXISTING CONVERSATION
Limited Capacity seats available

A case study of #BBNaija and #SexForGrades.

In a hyper-connected world what drives conversations online most especially on Twitter Nigeria? What drives conversations and how can Organization, Companies and Media Agencies most especially push out a more more engaging conversation?  

After collecting over 11million tweets analyzing them, the #BBNaija Twitter Trend Report showed that over 4Millions tweets were promotional; Brands were leeching onto the trend to try to gain some traction, so as the #SexForGrade Twitter Trend Report.  

This session will share best practices in joining an already existing conversation, as this is a daily menace on Nigeria Twitter Space.

Speakers
avatar for Mosopefoluwa Okeowo

Mosopefoluwa Okeowo

Content and Communications, EduBridge Academy
Mosopefoluwa is a content creator at an edutech company. When she isn’t creating content experiences, she is either loving up on food or saving the world.
avatar for Diamond-Hope Kingston

Diamond-Hope Kingston

Content Developer, Cowrywise
avatar for 'Dotun Aremu

'Dotun Aremu

CTO, Future of Work Africa
Dotun Aremu is the CTO of Future of Work Africa.'Dotun is a Skilled Data Analyst with extensive experience in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) with an emphasis on Systems Administration, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence.
avatar for Adedayo Faniyan

Adedayo Faniyan

Chief Data Analyst, Future of Work Africa
Faniyan Ayodeji is the Chief Data Analyst at Future of Work AfricaAyo has trained professionals on Data Science and Business Intelligence in different major cities in Nigeria like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.He speaks at conferences and events about the practical application of... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

9:30am WAT

UP HIT CREEK - THE DRY STREAMS PARADOX
Limited Capacity seats available

The music industry’s focus is so much more on how to drive up streaming numbers at the expense of more holistic fan engagement and brand building. The result may be great playlist placement, with loads of new streams, but are these real fans? Are we getting too reliant on streaming services? How do we drive more genuine fan engagement? How can you make your artist stand out and convert listens into recognition?

Speakers
avatar for Oye Akideinde

Oye Akideinde

GM,Music Services, MTN Music
avatar for Addy Awofisayo

Addy Awofisayo

YouTube Content Partnerships, SSA, YouTube
I currently manage YouTube Content Partnerships, Sub-Saharan Africa. I am responsible for building and managing strategic relationships across Creators, Broadcasters, Publishers and Artists in the market. Prior to this, I worked with CBS in Content strategy and business development... Read More →
avatar for Simi Adejumo

Simi Adejumo

OAP, The Beat99.9 FM
GT

Godwin Tom

Founder, iManage Africa Entertainment
JC

Jay Chikezie

Co-founder & Director, Business Strategy, Nairabox


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel

9:30am WAT

THE RISE OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SUPPLY
Limited Capacity full
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At the global level, a major trend in food is that consumers are interacting more with their food and are demanding to know more about where their food has come from, who produced it and how they produced it. In view of this, there is a valid need for the agribusiness sector to deepen and embrace the utilisation of Blockchain technology. At its core, a Blockchain is a trust machine enabling transparency through collaborated efforts.

Blockchain agriculture is one of the compelling use cases that makes the process of growing and supplying food simpler. However, the benefits of Blockchain, and what the technology is, can seem daunting to the uninitiated. Yet this rapidly evolving and disruptive technology will fundamentally change the way we do business.

At the session, we will highlight what are trends, technological platforms, tools, and methodologies in the Blockchain Agriculture sector.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Nevin

Andrew Nevin

Co-Founder, Binkabin
Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, PhD is an iconic figure in Nigeria, playing a number of key roles to advance Nigeria’s and West Africa’s economy and society, including:• Founding Director of the Africa Institute for Leadership and Public Administration• Member of the Advisory Board at... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Roundtable, Eats.Africa

9:30am WAT

CREATING HEALTHY ROUTINE TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how routines can improve your productivity and resilience for stress.
Morning Yoga to start your day. A guided yoga flow, with artful alignment and attention cues designed to build a strong body, calm mind and open heart.



Speakers
avatar for Wuraola Young

Wuraola Young

Founder. Consultant. Podcaster. Writer, Sisters in Business Leadership Network
Founder and Lead, Sisters in Business Leadership Network (SiBLiNs), a faith based organization to foster the growth of cottage enterprises to profitability and sustainability by acquiring knowledge of best business practices through trainings, workshops, trade shows, mentoring and... Read More →
avatar for Zahra Z. Abdulkareem

Zahra Z. Abdulkareem

Lead Strategist/Executive Director, ZZS&M/HalTV Africa
Zahra Zakariya Abdulkareem is a Business Strategist and keen advocate for the economic empowerment of women. She leads ZZS&M, a Consulting Practice which creates and manages sustainable social impact projects in Nigeria.Zahra sits on the board of HalTV Africa, a media company which... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent

9:30am WAT

YOUTH IN TECH MEETUP: THE FUTURE WE WANT
Limited Capacity full
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We are facing unprecedented challenges – social, economic and environmental – driven by accelerating globalisation and a faster rate of technological developments. The same forces are providing us with myriad new opportunities for human advancement. The children entering education in 2018 will be young adults in 2030. Schools can prepare them for jobs that have not yet been created, for technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that have not yet been anticipated. 


To navigate through such uncertainty, education providers, teacher, investors and students will need to develop curiosity, imagination, resilience and self regulation; they will need to respect and appreciate the ideas, perspectives and values of others; and they will need to cope with failure and rejection, and to move forward in the face of adversity. 


Working with policy makers, academic experts, school networks, teachers, education leaders, students and social partners, the "FUTURE WE WANT" session provides opportunity to exchange ideas, compare proven and promising practices, discover cutting edge research and contribute to a new ecosystem of learning.





Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am WAT
MeetUp Lounge
  Meetup

10:00am WAT

WHY FILM CRITICISM IS ESSENTIAL TO THE FUTURE OF NOLLYWOOD
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be an informative and spirited discussion on film criticism and the necessity of it being an integral part of the industry. Other topics we'll shed light upon is the growth of critiquing on digital platforms and the role film critic's can play in the growth of Nollywood. "

Speakers
avatar for 'Segun Odejimi

'Segun Odejimi

Copy Executive, Noah's Ark Communications
'Șẹgun has been writing professionally for about a decade. After four years of leading the team at True Nollywood Stories (TNS), he now works as a Copy Executive at Noah's Ark Communications.One of his latest works is the Mechanic ad in the Igboro series for the latest Airtel SmartTALK... Read More →
avatar for Mildred Okwo

Mildred Okwo

Film Director / Producer, The Audrey Silva Company
Mildred Okwo is a Nigerian film Director and Producer whose films have been nominated and won several prestigious awards in Africa including AMVCA, AMAA, NMA and "Publix du Prix" at Nollywood Paris. A former Los Angeles litigation lawyer, her film "The Meeting" was one of the top... Read More →
avatar for Precious Nwogu

Precious Nwogu

Film Critic, Mamazeus Movie Reviews
Mamazeus is a Nigerian film critic based in Lagos. An avid Nollywood film follower, she runs a budding web platform where she shares unbiased reviews of Nollywood movies.
avatar for Adesegun Adetoro

Adesegun Adetoro

Film critic, TheMoviePencil.com
avatar for Husseini Shaibu

Husseini Shaibu

Culture Worker/Journalist/Critic
Shaibu is a Culture Worker, Media Practitioner and Journalist with interest in Culture and Film journalism. He is also an aspiring media, broadcast and film scholar, currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Mass Communication at the University of Lagos. Shaibu works day time at the... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am WAT
AfricaNXT Filmhouse
  Talk, NXTFilms

11:00am WAT

AUTHENTICITY BEYOND SCROLLING: KEEPING AN AUTHENTIC VOICE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Limited Capacity full
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The positioning of your business online builds a form of perception in the minds of your target audience. That’s why it’s important to have a distinct voice that makes you stand out from all the noise on social media. 

Authenticity sells because it keeps the original personality of your brand on social media. If businesses can translate their products/services through storytelling, they are more likely to build a community through social that transcends outside "the scrolling." 

This session will help businesses identify their voice for effective content creation. Panelists will break down content communication, brand personality, how businesses can understand their audience and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kofo Adebiyi

Kofo Adebiyi

VP Content, She Leads Africa
Kofo Adebiyi is the VP Content at She Leads Africa, a fast-growing media platform delivering inspirational content and experiences to more than 600,000 millennial women, collaborating with global brands such as Facebook, Samsung, L’Oreal and Mitsubishi.Her passion for content has... Read More →
avatar for okemini otum

okemini otum

CEO, Rabbington Media
Okemini is passionate about fostering mutually beneficial relationships with businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and the world.He is the Founder Of Rabbington Media, a digital marketing agency, with a passion for Small and medium-sized enterprises.Rabbington Media is a Training Partner... Read More →
avatar for Ozinna Anumudu

Ozinna Anumudu

LEAD STRATEGIST, TSC AGENCY
Ozinna Anumudu is passionate about two things – fashion & branding. Having secured a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The George Washington University in The United States, she pursued a masters in a field she was more passionate about, Communication, at the presitigious Sciences... Read More →
avatar for Samson Opaleye

Samson Opaleye

COO/Managing Partner, Dotts Media House
Samson Opaleye is the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner of Dotts Media House, Nigeria’s foremost digital media agency for leading brands in Africa. Samson’s experience as a digital marketing expert drives his passion for solving problems for brands through digital media... Read More →
avatar for Loretta Adamu

Loretta Adamu

Head of Programs, She Leads Africa
I'm the Head of Programs at She Leads Africa, where I manage offline programs and events. I'm a keen reader, talented writer and tech enthusiast who has a love for food, music and cooking videos.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Studio Suite

11:00am WAT

EDTECH AND THE FUTURE OF WORK: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE MODELS TO CLOSE THE AFRICAN SKILLS GAP
Limited Capacity seats available

The most valuable intelligence is not artificial - it is human. The question that should be top of the mind is - are we as Africans sufficiently investing in the future of our human capital on the continent?

Global research data shows that 60% of children under 12 today, will grow up to work in jobs that don’t exist yet - and it is no different on the continent. Africa currently has a huge youth unemployment rate and a growing youth population, we can either prepare our youth for the future or potentially face a major crisis. It is time to transform our educational systems across the continent in readiness for the jobs of the future, which will require digital and 21st-century skills.

Digital Literacy and Digital Skills are buzz words we hear everywhere across the continent, but as for the development, How are they being actioned? Who is in charge? What would be the most sustainable models to achieve accelerated skills development across the young growing African populations? 

This panel will focus on laying out a road-map to build sustainable models that will close the skills gap in Africa and ensure that the continent can fully participate in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Agunbiade

Joseph Agunbiade

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

Ukinebo Dare

Managing Director, Edo State Skills Development Agency
Ukinebo oversees the Edojobs initiative and the Edo State Skills Development Agency. Coordinating efforts and implementing programs to fulfill the promise of His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Executive Governor of Edo State to create 200,000 jobs in 4 years. With her team, Uki implements... Read More →
avatar for Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

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 →
avatar for Okechukwu Iroegbu

Okechukwu Iroegbu

Chief Information Officer, Stanbic IBTC
A technology enthusiast focused on leveraging technology to understand customer changing needs and behavior, and defining technology driven products that meet the customer needs........
avatar for Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Founder, Rise Networks
Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, named by Forbes as one of the 20 most Powerful Young Women in Africa is a Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Leader, Social Entrepreneur & Policy Advisor in EdTech & Human Capital Development. She is the Founder / CEO of RISE NETWORKS, Nigeria’s leading... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage

11:00am WAT

FINANCING THE MUSIC
Limited Capacity seats available

Today’s entertainment business includes not just film, television, music, and theatre but also digital-age content. Over the years, we’ve seen banks and key players in the financial sphere in Africa actively support the creative space even as they continue to invest in tech and other viable sectors. We have seen collaborations running into billions of naira between these banks and artists like Wizkid, Davido, Teni, and other artists.

This panel will focus on financing for the entertainment industry and how banks are moving from just music sponsorship to partnering with artists. We will explore how this creative and financial collaboration serves both artist and bank.


Speakers
UD

Uzoma Dozie

Founder, Sparkle
BO

Babs Ogundeyi

CEO and Founder, Kuda Bank
OO

Opeyemi Ojesina

Head, Unity Bank
BS

Bashir Salami

Head, Digital Events & Sponsorships, Unity Bank


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel

11:00am WAT

THE FUTURE OF FOOD IS STORYTELLING … FOOD + BEV DISRUPTORS CHANGING THE AFRICAN AFRICAN FOOD NARRATIVE
Limited Capacity seats available

African Food has long moved beyond mere sustenance. African Food is an industry, a cultural statement and a movement.

Entrepreneurs, farmers and technologists across the continent are redefining and transforming the industry, creating new business approaches and rebranding how we as Africans and the world view African Food.

This session will feature 5 interactive talks. Following by a spirited Q+A.

Speakers
avatar for Princess Odiakosa

Princess Odiakosa

Creative Director / Chocolate Maker, Kalabari Gecko
I run a bean to bar chocolate making company, Kalabari Gecko, as the Creative Director / Chocolate - Maker. We hand-make chocolate using locally sourced and carefully selected cocoa beans from the beautiful cocoa plantations of Nigeria. Roasted to perfection to create delicious chocolate... Read More →
avatar for Oladayo Olatunji

Oladayo Olatunji

CEO, Freshveggieplus Limited
Miss Oladayo Olatunji is the CEO of Fresh Veggie Plus Ltd. An agro business enterprise and brand with 3yrs productive growth when it comes to making available locally grown , fresh and healthy vegetables and fruits to every homes, pastry services, grocery stores &restaurants, cosmetic... Read More →
avatar for Etimbuk Imuk

Etimbuk Imuk

Proprietor, Eti Farms Global
Etimbuk Imuk has over four years’ experience in the Agricultural sector in Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Science from the University of Calabar and is an alumnus of the prestigious Fate Foundation Aspiring Entrepreneurs’ Program (AEP 70). Currently, she is the... Read More →
avatar for Chibu Akukwe

Chibu Akukwe

Co-Founder, Pedro's
Chibu Akukwe is a co-founder of Pedro's, Africa's first premium Ogogoro, sourced from 100% organic palm sap. The spirit is micro-distilled in small batches and handcrafted in Nigeria. Pedro's fuses our forefathers' natural distillation techniques with a new African narrative, to reinvent... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage
  Talk, Eats.Africa

11:00am WAT

WORKPLACE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
Limited Capacity full
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Workplace emotional intelligence is key to having an optimal work environment. This session will help participants understand the essence and value of Mental Health and Emotional Stability.

Attendees will learn techniques to help them:
  • Use Emotional Intelligence Skills to increase Performance, Productivity and Profitability.
  • Remain emotionally stable in an unstable world.

Speakers
avatar for Oyinkansola Alabi

Oyinkansola Alabi

Principal, Emotions City
Oyinkansola Alabi popularly referred to as the Emotions Doctor is the Lead Researcher, Intellectual Property Owner and Principal of EMOTIONS CITY.The Incredible blend of gift and skill is one of Nigeria's clearest and high impact trainer. She has trained tens of thousands of executives... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Talk

11:00am WAT

MINDFUL EATING FOR THE MILLENNIALS: BIO-INDIVIDUALITY & A PERSONALIZED DIET
Limited Capacity seats available

The concept behind Bio-Individuality is simple: Each individual is unique, which means that nutritional requirements will vary from person to person. No one diet works for everyone. Just like we all enjoy different styles in fashion and different music and movies, we also intuitively understand, on a very deep level, that one person's food is another person's poison.  

Bio-individuality is a fundamental concept that can help us embrace the profound beauty of a flexible, integrative approach to nutrition. While we share many similarities, nature created each human being as their own unique microcosm. We are more remarkable for the ways we differ than for the ways we are alike. Everything in life is bio-individual and our bodies are sophisticated bio-computers that dont ever need us to remind them to breathe, think, pump blood, produce saliva, and a million other autonomic functions.

While watching fad diets sweep the entire world, from high carbohydrate diets in the 70s to low-fat diets in the 80s to high protein diets in the 21st Century, we have to recognize that no one diet works for everyone. We are way too individualistic to all eat the same food and thrive. Each person has very specific needs for his or her own health according to age, constitution, gender, size, lifestyle and ancestry.

Understanding the concept of bio-individuality as it relates to each individual will automatically free us from the lunacy of the media and the fickleness of diet trends.

Our bodies need us to pay close attention to the signs and signals they sends us with each and every meal and choice that we make (including thoughts that we think) so that we can respond accordingly, building a healthy, happy, relationship with our bodies, giving them what they need and want so that they can, in turn, give us a beautiful, happy, balanced vehicle to go through life.

Ultimately we are our own doctors. So I invite you to put on your lab coats as we explore the laboratory of our individual human bodies, figure out what works for us and what we each need to thrive and then run with it!

We’ll delve deeper into the three main statements/principles, that sum up bio-individuality:
  1.  No one diet or lifestyle works for everyone.
  2.  Your needs will change over time.
  3.  One person’s food is another person’s poison.“

Speakers
avatar for Fatima Abdullahi

Fatima Abdullahi

Chief Creative Officer, Mahill Foods Nigeria Limited


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Talk, Eats.Africa

11:15am WAT

MONETIZING CREATIVITY AND BUILDING A NICHE CAREER IN SOCIAL MEDIA
Limited Capacity full
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This masterclass will take the audience on an interactive journey to finding out the many career areas in the world of Social Media, finding your niche and monetizing on your creativity in the industry. The Workshop will allow attendees build a personal brand to fit their social media career, have the tools and documents needed to starting off on their own and will highlight key skills to building a business around any areas you choose.

Speakers
avatar for Zainab Sarumi

Zainab Sarumi

Founder & Creative Director, Soles N Shades & Manila Group
Creative entrepreneur and web-designer. Passionate about building niche businesses such as fashion (Soles N Shades) & Health ( Nimah's Honey). I accelerate business growth for SMEs through branding.
avatar for Zuliat Ibraheem

Zuliat Ibraheem

Speaker, Prospa
Visual Storyteller with digital marketing skill. Possesses experience in creating content which tells stories geared at selling quality of product/services, brands and humans involved to a high value audience . Skilled at creating must-follow social media feeds to develop an engaged... Read More →
avatar for Tutu Adetunmbi

Tutu Adetunmbi

Digital Entrepreneur, The Digital Tinker
Tutu Adetunmbi has been on a mission to revolutionise the Digital Media and Marketing space, celebrate industry innovators, create avenues to teach skills needed to thrive in the same industry and build a business while doing so for over 2 years. She is a Social Media and Content... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:15am - 12:30pm WAT
Masterclass Suite
  Masterclass

11:15am WAT

NXTFILMS SHORTS PROGRAM 1: AFRICAN ANIMATION
Limited Capacity seats available

A screening of African Animation short films from Nigeria, Cameroon and Uganda with a view to enlightening the audience about the work of filmmakers of this genre, the progress made and what the future holds.

Shorts Program will be followed by a Director’s Roundtable and Q+A with Adebimpe Adebambo, Brian Wilson, Roye Okupe, Raymond Malinga and Yvan Dassie .

Film Title: Tejumade
Director: Adebimpe Adebambo
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2017
Runtime: 19 minutes, 2 seconds

Synopsis:
Apata is a beautiful and peaceful kingdom but this ethereal set up is threatened by the circumstances of the birth of princess
Tejumade—a gift to the royal family through the magical powers of the great Iroko tree and its emissary; Baba Ogbon.
She must journey to the dreaded forest to obtain the last gold leaf from great Iroko tree otherwise, Apata will be destroyed forever.
Ika, the evil water spirit stands between her and the safety of her kingdom.

Film Title: Malika
Director: Roye Okupe
Country: Nigeria/ USA
Year: 2019
Runtime: 15 minutes

Synopsis:
Set in fifteenth-century West Africa, Malika: Warrior Queen follows the exploits of Queen and military commander, Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever-expanding empire. After years of civil war, Malika was able to unite all of Azzaz, expanding it into one of the largest empires in all of West Africa.

Film Title: Water Wahala
Director: Brian Wilson
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2017
Runtime: 1 minute, 39 seconds

Synopsis:
Two young girls who go to fetch water at a tap and fight over who will get to fetch water first.

Film Title: New Africa La Demo
Director: Yvan Dassie
Country: Cameroon
Year: 2019
Runtime: 4 minutes, 11 seconds

Synopsis:
KAEYTA, a young Cameroonian passionate about music leaves the house after repeatedly leaving her demo under the door of a music producer JAHED.

Film Title: A Kalabanda Ate My Homework
Director: Raymond Malinga
Country: Uganda
Year: 2017
Runtime: 6 minutes, 25 seconds

Synopsis:
A Kalabanda is a mythical creature that is said to haunt schools in Uganda. Tendo, a pupil shows up to class one day without homework -claiming that a "Kalabanda" ate it.
Who'd believe such a lame excuse? No-one! How will Tendo prove his story? The story brings a Ugandan twist to the popular excuse "a dog ate my homework".

Speakers
avatar for Tunde Oluwa

Tunde Oluwa

Creative Director, BlackIce Animation studioz
TUNDE OLUWA is the Creative Director of BLACKICE ANIMATION STUDIOZ Lagos, Nigeria.A graduate of Architecture and a self-taught 3D Animator. With over a decade of experience in architectural presentation and visualization, 3D character modeling and rigging, creation of virtual movie... Read More →
avatar for BRIAN WILSON

BRIAN WILSON

Cofounder, Zero Gravity Studios
Brian is co-founder of Zero Gravity Studios, a Lagos-based digital creative agency speacializing in telling compelling brand stories through design, animation, video & digital technologies.Prior to co-founding Zero Gravity Studios, he worked with GTBank as a digital marketing consultant... Read More →
avatar for Adebimpe Adebambo

Adebimpe Adebambo

Founder/ Creative Director, Adebimpe Adebambo Productions
Adebimpe is a visual artist, fashion and costume designer, blogger and filmmaker. She is the founder and creative director of Adebimpe Adebambo Productions and is very passionate about African cinema and animation which she promotes and supports. Adebimpe is also the first Artistic... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:15am - 1:00pm WAT
AfricaNXT Filmhouse
  Roundtable

12:00pm WAT

#SMWLAGOS 2021 LOADING ... INFO SESSION & MEET-UP
Limited Capacity seats available

With hundreds of pitches submitted every year, landing a spot on the SMW stage is never easy. Stop by the Meetup Lounge for a drop-in info/Q/A session. Our programming committee, successful pitch partner "veterans" and SMW executive team members will be on hand to discuss how to craft a winning SMW pitch, trends, future opportunities and what we will be looking for in 2021.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm WAT
MeetUp Lounge
  Meetup

12:15pm WAT

TECHIE TALK WITH TEKE
Limited Capacity full
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#SMWTechieTalk is designed to address 3 topical areas that affect the over 100million  internet users in Nigeria , including tech service providers and users.

Featured guests will discuss the following topics
[1] #HB490 which is a Representation Code of Digital Rights and Freedom bill
[2] Financial Inclusion - Beyond the hype! Practical strategies to drive financial Literacy and inclusion, one citizen at a time”
[3] How to protect yourself from the renewed attacks of the dark web and managing the psychological effect of social media addiction

Speakers
avatar for Collins Teke

Collins Teke

On air Personality, Nigeria Info
Collins Teke Is a Cameroonian Born Nigerian Broadcaster ,Media andTech Entrepreneur professional Voice Over with over 15Years work experience and a Radio Host on Nigeria Info Fm Lagos. He is the Content Director and Founder of www.blackvoicemedia.org a platform he founded to create... Read More →
avatar for Confidence Staveley

Confidence Staveley

Country Manager, DIGISS LLC
Confidence Staveley is an Information Technology Expert, Ethical Hacker, Tech Writer and Global Shaper with over a decade’s worth of experience in technology roles across multiple sectors. Among the many roles Confidence fills, she is the Country Manager(Nigeria) for DIGISS LLC... Read More →
avatar for Wole Faroun

Wole Faroun

Host, Tech RoundUp, Tech RoundUp
Wole is a Fintech Executive with over 18 years of proven experience in leadership, product development, and technology solutions. Possesses a comprehensive background in building software solutions for B2B and B2C models, thereby creating innovative products and solution to help organizations... Read More →
avatar for Lanre Basamta

Lanre Basamta

Country Marketing & Business Officer, Cellulant
A Tech-Business & Marketing Communications Expert with over his 15-years+ career, Basamta’s deep passion for Business, Strategy, Technology, Communications & Marketing has been demonstrated in the multiple strides demonstrated across his jobs and the recognition he garners within... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm WAT
AFRIKA21 Radio Stage
  Panel

12:15pm WAT

HOW DIGITAL WRITING CAN CONNECT COMMUNITIES
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers: Jude Idada, Azafi Omoluabi, Tony Odili Ujubuonu, Sophia Horsfall, Emeka Agbayi
Nigeria LNG Limited-sponsored The Nigeria Prize for Literature and The Nigeria Prize for Literary criticism has been promoting the art of writing and literature for over 15 years, impacting on the quality of writing, editing, proof-reading, and publishing. It is on the back of this that distinguished speakers will gather to thoroughly explore the intricacies of digital writing and the impact it has in promoting connections between real-world communities.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm WAT
NXT LitLab
  Talk

12:15pm WAT

ROUNDTABLE: AGRITECH YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
Limited Capacity full
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Youths are great assets if properly harnessed for development however they can become a source for potential destabilization under conditions of rampant unemployment as we currently have. For many countries, the agriculture sector is a go-to sector for active youth engagement and onward investment, especially with the integration of emerging technologies.

Our event at Social Media Week 2020 is an in-depth discussion/dialogue that is focused on the use of emerging technologies in agriculture and how to foster youth inclusion in Agriculture sector, job creation and increasing rate of youth-led Agribusinesses in Nigeria leveraging AgriTech.

Drawing on the knowledge and experience of industry experts locally and internationally, our event is aimed at exposing participants to the gold mines in the agricultural sector, the career opportunities it offers and business insights that will help build youth-led agribusinesses.

With special focus on Blockchain Commodity Trading, Soilless Farming, Agricultural Marketing, Greenhouse Farming and Farm Management, we aim to provide an in-depth learning experience to enable youths take advantage of the job/entrepreneurial opportunities in the agricultural sector.

Speakers
avatar for Wole Oshin

Wole Oshin

Ag. Head: AgriBusiness, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
Wole Oshin is an MBA graduate of the University of Lagos, with 19 years of banking experience working with some of the top financial institutions in Nigeria. He has held several strategic positions across Corporate and Investment Banking, Public Sector, Branch Management, Commercial... Read More →
avatar for Aliu Iyanuoluwa

Aliu Iyanuoluwa

CEO/Co-founder, MyFarmbase Africa
Iyanuoluwa is the Co-Founder/Chief Administrator, MyFarmbase Africa where he provides youths with high-impact Agri-Tech skills, education and opportunities to enable them earn sustainably and cut down on youth unemployment in Africa.Iyanuoluwa co-hosts AgriTech Lab where 200+ youths/agric... Read More →
avatar for Segun Oworu

Segun Oworu

Digital Farming Project Lead, Bayer Middle Africa Ltd.
Data Science enthusiast, digital agriculture advocate, Business Intelligence Professional, Development Practitioner and experienced and certified innovation specialist.
avatar for Angel Adelaja-Kuye

Angel Adelaja-Kuye

Consultant to Governor, Ogun State
Dr. Angel Adelaja-Kuye is a development consultant and entrepreneur. She is founder of Fresh Direct Produce and Agro-Allied Services, an urban farming and Ag-tech company in Abuja.They bring together communities and technology and focus on engaging youth in agriculture with technologies... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm WAT
NXT Workshop
  Roundtable, Eats.Africa

12:30pm WAT

TAKING CHARGE! BEING A WOMAN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel is not anti-men. It is about supporting the growth of female entrepreneurs in the music industry. We are bringing together women from all disciplines in music to discuss their challenges, triumphs, strategies and coping mechanisms. Learning to not be ashamed of taking pride in how far we have come and banding together instead of competing. We need to continue to break gender barriers and find better ways to support each other. Please join us regardless of gender.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Osho

Elizabeth Osho

Head Strategist, SoMe Solutions
Liz Osho is a writer, detailed strategist and a social media expert. As founder of So.Me Solutions, a communications agency that specializes in presenting small businesses to the world using social media and digital marketing she has been able to work with a broad range of clients... Read More →
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Stephanie Adamu

Marketing Consultant, Universal Music Nigeria
avatar for GBEMI OLATERU-OLAGBEGI

GBEMI OLATERU-OLAGBEGI

Program Director, The Beat 99.9 FM
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi is recognized as one of the most influential media personalities in Nigerian popular culture & multi-media.Her 14 years of on-air hosting experience has led her to become the media trailblazer she is today: multimedia host, entertainment personality, fashion... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel

12:30pm WAT

HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN: REDESIGNING THE FOOD DELIVERY EXPERIENCE
Limited Capacity full
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The 'end-user' often referred to as the 'customer' rarely buys what the business thinks it sells him. One reason for this is, of course, that nobody pays for a ‘product.’ What is paid for is satisfaction, and for Food Delivery Mobile Apps in Nigeria, getting the food to the customer just as they ordered it, in a timely manner has rather been a tricky experience but really the customer careless all they want is their desired food on their table in record-breaking time.

Why? Are we designing and building the experience wrongly? How might we rethink the entire process to make sure it is as 'Human' as possible?

Sometimes called “participatory design,” human-centered design focuses on people’s everyday thinking, emotions, and behavior. It is a creative approach to problem-solving that involves the end-user from the very beginning and places them at the center of the digital design process.

In this event, I will be presenting an actual case study of the everyday user experience with food delivery mobile apps in Lagos, comparing them with actual human experiences of getting their desired food.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Njoku

Charles Njoku

Digital Experience Designer, Softcom Limited
Charles is passionate about people, and the experiences they live in. In the last 5years, he has had the opportunity to work across several design disciplines; Product Design, Marketing & Communications Design, and Strategy creating impactful digital experiences for startups, organizations... Read More →
avatar for Mitchelle Chibundu

Mitchelle Chibundu

Product Designer, Flutterwave
Mitchelle is a Product Designer with a passion for building digital products that balance both the needs of the users and the business objectives of the product.Mitchelle spent 2 years designing faces, as a Pro Make-up Artist, before she made the career switch into tech, to design... Read More →
avatar for Onyedikachi Ibejih

Onyedikachi Ibejih

Art Director, Noah's Ark Communications
Kachie Ibejih is a creative with a keen interest in branding and visual identity. She approaches design solutions from a minimalist point of view because she believes the world is complex already.Kachie currently works at an Art Director at Noah's Ark Communications, where she channels... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite

1:00pm WAT

EYE-SPY. HOW FAR IS TOO FAR?
Limited Capacity seats available

A discussion about data privacy and the use of data within legal and regulatory boundaries.  

Speakers
avatar for Abiodun Osoba

Abiodun Osoba

CEO and Founder, The Agile Advisor Africa, The Agile Advisor Africa
My name is Abiodun Osoba, everyone calls me Abby. I am an Agile Coach and Trainer. I believe that being Agile is about a state of heart beyond being about a mere state of mind. It is this heart that makes transformation happen and evolve until it becomes an organic interwoven part... Read More →
avatar for Seun Timi-Koleolu

Seun Timi-Koleolu

Managing Partner, Pavestones
Seun Timi-Koleolu is the Managing Partner of Pavestones, a modern full-service, solution driven and commercially savvy law practice with a particular interest in technology and innovation.She has substantial experience in protecting the interests of businesses in various industries... Read More →
avatar for Aderonke Alex-Adedipe

Aderonke Alex-Adedipe

Partner, Pavestones
Aderonke Alex-Adedipe has been in active legal practice for almost a decade. She has extensive experience advising local and foreign financial institutions on Trade Finance, Reserve Based Lendings, Asset Acquisitions and other project finance transactions, which cut across various... Read More →
avatar for Olufemi Daniel

Olufemi Daniel

Senior Legal Officer, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
I am a lawyer with interest in IT, start-ups and Regulatory reforms. I am the Desk Officer for Nigeria Data Protection Regulation. I authored the books Computer Law in Nigeria (2015) and Witty Sayings and Quotes of Nigeria (2012)
avatar for Riaan Abdoll

Riaan Abdoll

CFO, Terragon Ltd
​Riaan Abdoll offers two decades of experience in key business-driver roles, with capability honed from many years of agile corporate leadership with a focus on growth, expansion, and innovation, as part of a functional operational agenda. Offering expertise across the emerging... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel

1:00pm WAT

THE STARTUP CHRONICLES: EVERYTHING WE WISH WE'D KNOW BEFORE STARTING THIS COMPANY
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be a candid conversation with founders sharing their battle stories and things they wish they'd known before starting their companies. This panel is for everyone thinking about starting their own company. It will discuss the basics - such as incorporation and financial setup, as well as the core skills of:

1. Articulating a dream
2. Hiring a team
3. The valleys of death vs. the mountaintops
4. Entrepreneurial loneliness
5. Fundraising and funds management

Speakers
avatar for Boyewa Babalola

Boyewa Babalola

Product Marketing Manager, REACH
Boyewa is a storyteller, photographer and digital marketing aficionado. Over the past couple years, she has worked with several startups, designing and growing their message and brand at scale, with experience ranging from the food and beverage industry to financial services.She is... Read More →
avatar for Chinedum Nwaneri

Chinedum Nwaneri

Founder / CEO, EZPark
A entrepreneur with extensive acumen and demonstrated leadership in small and medium size businesses... 10+ years of diverse professional experiences with global corporations serving both the private and public sectors... Proven results in solving complex problems by providing viable... Read More →
avatar for Tokunbo Sotinwa

Tokunbo Sotinwa

Founder, BubbleTii
“The Out of the cup thinking entrepreneur”The Co-founder of Bubble Tii and Afro-Sparkle. With ENTJ personality type, she passionate about building things from the ground up that make people smile from the inside out all while adding to Africapitalism.
avatar for Ochije Nnani

Ochije Nnani

Co Founder/Country Manager, FAZSION.NG
My name is Ochije, co-founder/country manager, Fazsion.ngFazsion is seeking to digitalize the fashion B2B sourcing tailored to the style and price requirements of Sub Saharan Africa while removing the usual barriers around logistics and FOREX.I am looking forward to answer questions... Read More →
avatar for Temitope Awosika

Temitope Awosika

Founder, Earth Blend Africa
I have over eight years experience in clinical, community and industrial pharmacy, personnel management and development all within the Healthcare and the Wellness sector. Following my Masters in Pharmacy degree, I worked for several years in community pharmacy, where I developed my... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

1:00pm WAT

REST & RELAXATION AS A METRIC OF SUCCESS
Limited Capacity filling up

A critical look at the absence of a rest culture in our society and how it affects our quality of life and definition of success.

Speakers
avatar for Olubanke Claude-Wilcox

Olubanke Claude-Wilcox

Founder, CEO, Fit and Well
I am a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant as well as a Certified Personal Trainer and I am passionate about all things related to health and wellness. I believe simple things we do every day like what we eat and when, how much we move, how much sleep we get and how we deal... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent

1:30pm WAT

SOCIAL MEDIA'S INFLUENCE ON NOLLYWOOD ACROSS THE CONTINENT
Limited Capacity seats available

The digital revolution and social media have been credited for levelling the playing field for different sectors of society by providing quick and easy access to information and communication in ways, hitherto, unknown. This session will provide a critical analysis of the expanding role and influence of social media on the Nigerian film industry (also known as Nollywood).  In exploring the nature of this influence, the focus will be on various aspects of the value chain from pre-production, production, marketing and distribution.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
AfricaNXT Filmhouse
  Panel

1:30pm WAT

TRANSCENDING STYLE & CULTURE WITH THE AFRICAN MAN
Limited Capacity seats available

With men's fashion set to outpace womenswear by 2022, more brands are looking to the African continent for inspiration on what will happen next. Fashion designers and cultural influencers alike have utilized social media to introduce the world to their brands.

Through panel conversation, AFRICAN L'HOMME will explore the impact that African fashion & culture continues to have on menswear and how current and future purveyors are cultivating their own lanes.

Speakers
avatar for Nneji Akunne

Nneji Akunne

Founder, AFRICAN L'HOMME
Hey there! I'm Nneji, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of AFRICAN L'HOMME, a men's journal that amplifies the voices of African men on the continent & diaspora. At AFRICAN L'HOMME, we deliver style, lifestyle, travel, & cultural content across multiple platforms.In addition to being... Read More →
avatar for Eromosele Patrick Eidusi

Eromosele Patrick Eidusi

Celebrity Stylist, creative director/ founder RICKDUSI and Co-Founder Customtru, RICKDUSI
Fashion designer, celebrity stylist, former fashion writer and editor, Acceleratetv and first Nigerian Designer to style and design a bespoke suit in Nigerian colors for a 2-Time American Grammy Awards nominee/ winner, Actor, and singer, Tim Kubart. Eromosele is the brainchild behind... Read More →
avatar for FAITH OLUWAJIMI

FAITH OLUWAJIMI

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BLOKE
BLOKE is an androgynous artisanal label introducing a distinct notion of luxury through a Quirky and Artsy design aesthetic, enveloped with an undertone of spiritual consciousness. Founded by Faith Oluwajimi in 2015, to create well thought out garments and objects for its performative... Read More →
avatar for Onyedi Iriele

Onyedi Iriele

Creative Director, Motherlan
Co-Founder and Creative director of 'Motherlan' which is a Lagos/ London based streetwear brand. I also film edits and ads for the brand as well as skate and model for it sometimes.18 years old. Nigerian/ Australian based in Lagos.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage

1:30pm WAT

THE ENTREPRENEURS POEM
Limited Capacity full
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To start and sustain a successful technology business like any other, an entrepreneur requires a compelling Vision that will drive execution of all the activities required to bring the vision to life as a successful startup venture.
The life of that venture is measured by progress towards the realization of that vision. My POEM Framework® is a simple model that helps Entrepreneurs, Innovation Hubs and Business Angels meet their needs of a structure for understanding and communicating about the venture as they journey together to commercial success.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm WAT
Masterclass Suite

2:30pm WAT

"FORCES FOR CHANGE"; TECHNOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR ACCELERATING A CULTURE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Employees are more likely to thrive and be more productive in an environment where inclusivity is a priority. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is no longer a fad or a numbers game. It is widely accepted that any socially conscious and responsible organisation must encourage its workers, from all backgrounds to feel confident in their ability to achieve their best.  The panel discussion will focus on how organisations can use technology to create a culture of diversity and inclusion to drive better productivity outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Lola Esan

Lola Esan

Director, Ernst & Young West Africa
’Lola is an Organisation Design and Transformation specialist, whose professional background spans media and advocacy, strategic human resources management and management consulting from different sectors in Mexico, Switzerland , United Kingdom and Nigeria.Today, Lola practices... Read More →
avatar for Fabia Ogunmekan

Fabia Ogunmekan

Executive Secreatary, Women in Successful Careers
Lawyer, Development and Non profit specialist. Talk to me about philanthropy, giving back, grant making and the social sector
avatar for Tobi Obasa

Tobi Obasa

Founder & CEO, Davtonlearn
Tobi is a serial entrepreneur, project manager & IT service professional. He has a passion for project management, entrepreneurship, technology, education, and aviation. He has a background in Computer Science and Economics from O.A.U, Ife; he is a certified Project Management Professional... Read More →
avatar for TOKI MABOGUNJE

TOKI MABOGUNJE

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, TOKI MABOGUNJE AND CO.
I am a member of the advisory board of WISCAR. I am also the President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I founded Toki Mabogunje and Co. a business development consulting firm. I work with SMEs on their growth and development issues.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

2:30pm WAT

BUILDING DIGITAL BRANDS FOR LOW-TRUST ENVIRONMENTS LIKE NIGERIA
Limited Capacity full
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Every day, thousands of people in Nigeria discover the internet for the first time. While many of them go ahead to complete tasks they consider sensitive such as making an online payment, or providing their BVN for user verification, a lot more hesitate.

This is because Nigeria is a relatively low-trust environment, and the internet is still relatively novel. But how do you build a high-performing business that attracts both internet-savvy customers as well as customers who are new to - and wary of - the internet?

These are some of the challenges that business owners in Africa face. During this panel session, business leaders from industries such as digital media, ride-sharing, agro-financing, and micro-lending will share lessons on how they’ve built successful digital businesses with thousands of customers.

We’ve seen that the best-performing businesses are the ones that take a community-first approach to building products. Come find out how to build a successful online business in a low-trust environment like Nigeria, and how to attract all types of customers, including those who're mistrustful of the internet.

After the panel discussion, you’ll have a good grasp of:
1. The fundamentals of building a successful digital brand in a low-trust environment like Nigeria
2. How to attract all types of customers, especially those new to - and wary of - the internet
3. How successful businesses on the continent leverage human-centric approaches peculiar to Africa, to build businesses that customers love.

Speakers
avatar for Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Product Marketer, Paystack
I'm a Product Marketer at Paystack, where I work on the company's customer acquisition, funnel optimisation, and retention campaigns. I'm @uberJJ on Twitter.
avatar for Henry Uku

Henry Uku

Head of Product, Carbon
I'm an an experienced Product Manager and Growth Expert. I work with Carbon, Nigeria's leading digital financial services platform, empowering individuals and businesses with access to credit, simple payments solutions, high-yield investment opportunities, and easy-to-use tools for... Read More →
avatar for Ibukun Akinnawo

Ibukun Akinnawo

Business Operations Manager, Kuda
I'm the Business Operations Manager at Kuda, Nigeria's first full-service, digital-only bank licensed by the Central Bank with a mission to make banking accessible and affordable.Prior to working at Kuda, I led the Product Operations team at Paystack with a focus on managing bank... Read More →
avatar for Adeyemi Adedapo

Adeyemi Adedapo

Head of Product Development and Management, Crowdyvest
I'm a multidisciplinary designer and product manager, who has been crafting and managing digital products and experiences for over four years.I worked full-time and remotely for a number of exciting startups and organizations in 3 continents; covering a wide range of industry niches... Read More →
avatar for Ibukun Akinola

Ibukun Akinola

Co-Founder / Customer Finance Manager, Piggyvest
I'm an entrepreneur and finance lead with over 6 years of experience in the Nigerian tech space, where I lead the Customer Finance team at Piggyvest, one of Africa’s foremost Financial Technology Company.My entrepreneurial journey started in 2014 when, along with my co-founders... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel

2:30pm WAT

INFLUENCER INFLUENZA: WHAT DO INFLUENCERS INFLUENCE REALLY? SALES OR PUBLICITY?
Limited Capacity seats available

In the last decade we have seen a monumental rise in Influencer marketing across the world. From million dollar posts on Instagram to trending hashtags on twitter and sparking viral conversations online, there has been a leaning on digital marketing as the next best tool. But really, do numbers of following mean anything if it doesn’t lead to conversion? Is the efficacy of a campaign measured by sales or the reach by the influencer? Is Influence based on just projections i.e influencer’s reach or on results i.e sales recorded based on influencer’s reach?


Speakers
avatar for Osikhena Dirisu

Osikhena Dirisu

OAP, The Beat99.9 FM
avatar for Gbenga Sogbaike

Gbenga Sogbaike

CEO, Plaqad Limited
Gbenga Sogbaike is the Co-founder and CEO of Plaqad, Nigeria's leading community-led influencer and content marketing platform.Gbenga has a strong background in content marketing, digital PR and communications having worked over six years in different capacities in Marketing and Tech... Read More →
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Jean-Louis Ntang-Beb

Entrepreneur, Digital Innovation
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Sanya Odunsi

Executive Director, Bytesize Digital Marketing
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Hannah Olatunji

Founder, Jenga Agency


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel

2:30pm WAT

MOBILE ADVERTISING ... A More Inclusive Approach
Limited Capacity full
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In an ecosystem that has more mobile subscribers, not only digital subscribers (smartphone users); how does an advertiser or brand ensure that they communicate effectively and capture all consumers?

This talk will explore the importance of inclusivity, consciously engaging non-smartphone users in mobile advertising, effective real-time targeting and how to improve campaign performance.

Attendees will gain insights on new and more inclusive approaches to digital marketing. In addition, attendees will leave with a better understanding of business intelligence on mobile consumer data.

Speakers
avatar for Temitope Benson

Temitope Benson

Delivery Lead - West & Central Africa, Out There Media
I am an e-Business & project management professional with over 7 years' experience in building web & mobile applications. I have focused on mobile-centric digital solutions in the last 4 years. I have experience in deploying innovative consumer solutions across major telecom operators... Read More →
avatar for Omofasa Orhiunu

Omofasa Orhiunu

Brand Manager - Nescafe, Nestle
A Consumer Engagement expert Omofasa is an Experienced Marketing Professional who is Currently the Brand Manager for Nescafe (Nestles Number 1 Global Brand) in Nigeria.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Talk

2:30pm WAT

AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR MEETUP: PEER-TO-PEER ROUNDTABLE ON BUILDING & SCALING AFRICAN BUSINESSES
Limited Capacity full
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Due to a lack of job opportunities for young Africans, many have resorted to starting businesses which they dream to grow big some day. From selling products on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to chefs offering culinary training to professionals hosting skills enhancement workshops there is no shortage in the number of new business being launched every year.

It's also the case that many fail to understand that what it takes to start the business will not be enough to take them to their dream of operating a successful business. The business environment in Africa is challenging and the more knowledgeable an entrepreneur is, the greater the chance of succeeding.

This meetup will gather entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to network and share best practices. Expect to share/gain insights on:
- operating structure
- funding
- training
- Customer service, etc

Speakers
avatar for Segun Ogunlana

Segun Ogunlana

Founder, Kanako Intelligence Ltd - Afripreneur Company Limited
Segun is a Social Innovator, systemic designer & salesman. He is the founder at Avata M&T, Afripreneur, AgentMe & Kanako which are social innovations with a focus on using technology to provide infrastructure support for businesses & entrepreneurs to attain scale and success.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm WAT
MeetUp Lounge
  Meetup

2:45pm WAT

Urban Farming Expóse: Farming for profit, nutrition and food security
Limited Capacity seats available

Urban farming and food value addition holds enormous potential for economic empowerment and high end market access. Technologies are enabling urban farmers to produce in the off season making it an exceptional business enterprise with huge returns.

This masterclass will outline the opportunities in the Nigerian urban agricultural landscape. Provide tools to get started in urban farming. Share best practices on how to leverage sustainable and affordable technologies for year-round production.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
NXT Workshop

2:45pm WAT

THE DEATH OF THE BOOKSTORE AS WE KNOW IT: IS SOCIAL MEDIA RE-INVENTING READING?
Limited Capacity seats available

Traditional bookstores are dying, even in the West and people are discovering new ways of reading. What role is social media playing in reinventing the reading experience and book buying? What does this mean mean for foundering bookstores? What can they learn from social media to reinvent their game?

Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
NXT LitLab
  Talk

2:45pm WAT

PODCASTING 101
Limited Capacity full
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There's no reason not to get started with your podcast. TK will help guide you through understanding the equipment to creating a rundown of your first episode and leave you with food for thought to get your show sounding professional and polished.

No experience or equipment required.

Speakers
avatar for TK Dutes

TK Dutes

Producer, Bondfire Radio
Keisha \\"TK\\" Dutes is an independent audio producer and co-host of TK in The AM, recently celebrating 1000 episodes of live streaming morning radio on Bondfire Radio. With experience spanning terrestrial radio (WBAI-NY) , online, podcast (Buzzfeed\\'s \\"Thirst Aid Kit\\") and... Read More →



Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
AFRIKA21 Radio Stage
  Workshop

3:00pm WAT

5-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE
Limited Capacity filling up

Sit in silence to meditate. Meditation requires practice, so dedicate the time to build your practice.

Speakers
avatar for Oluwabusola Atanda-Lawal

Oluwabusola Atanda-Lawal

Manager, Spa Pampering At Home
An specialist in skin and body care, provide holistic massage and a wide range of beauty treatments to women in their own homes as part of a mobile spa services, to enhance an individual's sense of calm, well being and self confidence.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent

3:00pm WAT

NXTFilms SHORT PROGRAM 2: AFRICAN DRAMA/DOCUMENTARY
Limited Capacity seats available

Womens Film Club and Home Movie Film Club Presents A Bunch of African Short Films

Screenings will followed by and interactive talk-back with members of Women's Film Club and Home Movie Film Club.

Mosquito (2019)
Director: Mimi Koku (Nigeria)
Runtime: 20 mins,
A short experimental and psychological film following 'Sage' - a 17 year old girl struggling with anxiety. As time passes, Sage's worries soon take the form of a sinister presence.

It's Not My Turn To Die (2020)
Director: Aanu Ademuson (Nigeria)
Runtime: 16 mins
A short meditative film about the day in the life of a young melancholic woman named Kelechi. The film is an abstract look on the themes of depression and despair.

Tolu (2018)
Nadine Ibrahim (Nigeria)
Runtime: 12 mins
Tolu tells the story of a young girl that lives with her family in a fishing community on the water in Lagos, Nigeria. In order to prove herself valuable to the community and break the gender stereotype, she embarks on a journey by herself into the sea to try and catch as many fish as possible.

Losing My Religion (2018)
Damilola E. Orimogunje (Nigeria)
Runtime: 15 mins
The film’s plot is based almost entirely on “Losing My Religion“, a short story from Nike Campbell-Fatoki‘s 2016 publication “Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon“. It tells the story of a young boy who is failed by all the institutions he believes in (i.e. church, family & school).

Rahman (2017)
Seun Opabisi (Nigeria)
Runtime: 9 min, 6 sec
Rahman captures the struggle of a group of kids as they deal with taking care of their family's most prized possession yet.

LOOP COUNT (2019)
Michael Gouken Omonua, Nigeria, 2019, 6 mins, A woman struggles to control the thoughts looping in her head. The film is an ode to Vine & her Loop Counter.

BORN (2016)
Michael Gouken Omonua (Nigeria)
Runtime: 9 mins
A young girl recalls a traumatic time in her past.

No Victors (2020)
Ifeoma Nakuru Chuckwuogo (Nigeria)
Runtime: 6mins
A documentary series uncovering the human stories of the Nigeria-Biafra war.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
AfricaNXT Filmhouse
  Other

3:15pm WAT

USING RESEARCH SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS RESEARCH
Limited Capacity full
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The skillshare class will teach participants how to adopt and use research skills for their business venture to build their prospective customer database by:

(1) finding existing gap in their sectors or fields

(2) using research to discover what the the customer wants

(3) finding out the relevance of the product to the customer

(4) providing solutions to meet the customer/user's needs

(5) creating a product or solution that the customer would be willing to pay for at a minimum price

Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:15pm - 5:15pm WAT
Masterclass Suite
  Skillshare Workshop

4:00pm WAT

PRESENTATION OF THE DIGITAL MARKETING SKILLS IN AFRICA AUDIT 2020
Limited Capacity seats available

WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
The digital marketing and communications sector provides massive employment opportunities for youthful Africa - a continent that is plagued by jobless economic growth. While the 18-34 age group is the most active in this sector based on the preliminary analysis of our available online survey data, the continent lacks comprehensive information on the existing digital marketing skill gaps across key competencies.

"Countries need to ensure people have the skills they need to minimize these future impacts [brought about by the advent of 4IR]—and help drive transformation in the process"
- African Centre for Economic Transformation.

SOLUTION
Establishment of the annual Digital Marketing Skills in Africa Audit (DMSAA). The main aim of this initiative is to test Africa's competency levels for given digital marketing skills using an online survey. 10 000 digital marketing and communications professionals on the African continent are targeted for participation.

This session will take a deep dive into the finding of our inaugural Digital Marketing Skills in Africa Audit. We'll share our learnings and glean insights for what the future holds and how we can better prepare ourselves and African Youth.

Attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of:
[1] Digital Marketing skills trends
[2] The digital marketing skills that are key for 2020
[3] How Africa is performing against the key digital marketing skills, based on the outcomes of DMSAA 2020. This performance will be compared with Nigeria's data.

ABOUT THE DMSAA 2020
The 2020 edition incorporates 10 digital marketing skills. The online survey, which is already live, closes on 31 January 2020. A report of this edition will be unveiled at SMW Lagos, the first of 3 African cities where the report will be presented to the public. The next 2 stops will be Johannesburg and Nairobi.

The online Survey: bit.ly/dmsaa-2020
The Website: bit.ly/dmsaa-site



Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
Studio Suite

4:00pm WAT

THE, NOT SO SIMPLE, ART OF PA-KAY-JIN
Limited Capacity full
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The session will cover the not so simple art of making everyone love your product - brand design, positioning, and engagement - customers, competitor, and even haters.

Come learn from the best in the industry when it comes to brand and product design, development, positioning and engagement with integrated case studies. Faculty includes Chuba Ezeks of Ankaka, Evans Akanno of Cregital, and Binjo Adeniran of Future Africa



Speakers
avatar for Evans Akanno

Evans Akanno

CEO, Cregital
Evans Akanno is a Harvard Certified Innovative Strategist, one of Forbes Africa 30 under 30. He leads the team at Cregital, an agency that specializes in award-winning websites, branding and product development. He is also the co-founder of Farmkart, an Agric-tech platform where people... Read More →
avatar for Olabinjo Adeniran

Olabinjo Adeniran

Associate Partner, Future Africa
Olabinjo is a growth, marketing and comms expert for technology startups. Talk to me about technology, marketing and TV series to binge.
avatar for Chuba Ezeks

Chuba Ezeks

Co-Founder, Akanka & Future Africa
I'm the Co-Founder and Strategy Lead of Akanka, a design consulting, lifestyle, and media group and the Co-Founder and Design Partner of Future Africa, a platform for mission-driven innovators.
avatar for Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi

Operations Program Manager, Stripe
#SMWLagos' Launched-In-Africa Coordinator. Operations Program Manager at Stripe. Previously at Accenture and Mediacom. Co-founded EasyAppetite and Travelbay. Board Member at Utiva and Startup Advisor at Antler.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage

4:00pm WAT

BIG DATA: MINING AND THE MAN
Limited Capacity seats available

Market trends suggest, and policy thrusts will ensure that Nigeria is heading in the direction of increasing internet availability, accessibility and affordability. 'Big Data' is the guaranteed result. How will the typical scramble for ownership, control and use of such data be regulated?

According to PwC, Nigeria's 16.1% CAGR in internet revenue will be the fastest in the world in the period 2016 – 2020. While most of that growth is projected to be powered by mobile access, government policy is directed at boosting overall access, including through fixed broadband. The Federal Government's Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017 – 2020 (ERGP) aims to increase the number of internet users from 47% to 75%, and mobile broadband subscription form 21% to 50% within the period of the plan. This is in tandem with the 8-Point Agenda of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) which is underlain by the ‘3 As’ principles of ‘availability’, ‘accessibility’ and ‘affordability’ of ICT service. The National Broadband Plan, for example, aims to increase broadband access by 30% between 2013 and 2018.

The aggregate effect of these market and policy trends is that Nigeria will enter into the world of ‘Big Data’ as humongous electronic trails are generated from growth in the number of users and diversity of use, including on:
• The information that Nigerian consume online (online media)
• The products/services they purchase (e-commerce)
• How they pay for such products/services (e-payment); and
• By the by, how they use those products (Internet of Things).

Information thus available for use is also susceptible to abuse. Through proper mining and analytics, information is a useful resource for guiding government in policy-making and corporates in strategy and marketing. Yet, constituted in such data is information on the actions and behaviour of individuals (and thus a subject of privacy concern) as well as the proprietary and confidential information of companies (often embodying trade secret).

This panel session will bring together policymakers and regulators, industry operators in ICT infrastructure, content development and transactions to discuss the questions Is Nigeria ready for the 'Big Data Scramble'? How should we balance the divergent interests in the regulation of data gathering, ownership, control and use?

Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

4:00pm WAT

LEARN HOW DEALS FOR ARTIST PERFORMANCES TAKE SHAPE
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel explores the relationship between an agent and promoter. The main duty of the promoter is to publicize and promote a show, from DJ Gigs to live performances. The agent's responsibilities are to book shows, negotiate contracts and work with promoters to assure that all goes smoothly when planning your show or a full tour. Allow our panel of experts help you navigate the symbiotic relationship between Agent and Promoter to assure everything goes off without a hitch and gives your fans an experience they won't soon forget.


Speakers
avatar for Douglas Jekan

Douglas Jekan

OAP, The Beat99.9 FM
GM

Georgette Monnou

Associate, Olaniwun Ajayi LP
Georgette is an Associate at Olaniwun Ajayi LP and works in the firm’s Power and Infrastructure Practice and Entertainment, Leisure & Media Practice, currently advising clients on a wide range of infrastructure projects as well as the intricacies of drafting technical Entertainment... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel

4:00pm WAT

FOOD TECH & DESIGN: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF FOOD IN OUR LIVES
Limited Capacity full
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"Food Tech & Design: The changing landscape of food in our lives, is a design thinking conversation about how our world is changing in regards to food.

From on demand delivery to urban farming this conversation will revolve around how we as individuals or businesses can keep up with changing trends in the world around us. While also inspire us to bring about new innovations in and around the space."

Speakers
avatar for Azubuike Akunne

Azubuike Akunne

Founder, NeuBite
Azubuike Akunne is the founder of NeuBite. NeuBite focuses on challenging and developing the technology and premise of howcommunities interact with their food and environment.Our products are aimed at helping communities receive healthy fresh food in a convenientfashion in these ever... Read More →
avatar for Uzoamaka Umeh

Uzoamaka Umeh

Managing Director, El Padrino
Uzoamaka Umeh is the Founder of El Padrino Mexican Restaurants and Creative Director at Loose Media Limited. She has over 14 years of experience in business development, leadership, and branding. The majority of her experience has been in the fast-casual sector of the restaurant... Read More →
avatar for Yomi Williams

Yomi Williams

CEO, Lambert Willis International Resources Ltd
Yomi Williams spent about ten years as a trader in the downstream oil and gas sector, while building his network and knowledge in the environmental and agricultural sectors respectively. Yomi has GCSE,s from Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies, Cambridge, A-Levels from Collingham... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Talk, Eats.Africa

4:30pm WAT

SPEED DATING; SELL YOURSELF
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how to sell yourself offline. Engage real people and speak of yourself using kind words

Speakers
avatar for Oluwabusola Atanda-Lawal

Oluwabusola Atanda-Lawal

Manager, Spa Pampering At Home
An specialist in skin and body care, provide holistic massage and a wide range of beauty treatments to women in their own homes as part of a mobile spa services, to enhance an individual's sense of calm, well being and self confidence.
avatar for Eniola Tito Abumere

Eniola Tito Abumere

Founder, Urban Management Enterprises
Eniola Tito Abumere is a Professional Photographer, Media Entrepreneur and Youtube Content Creator. His company Urban Management Enterprises is a media firm that produces audio visual content and he's also a Wedding & Events photographer under Eniola Abumere Photography.In 2013, Tito... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Networking & Parties

5:00pm WAT

DIGITAL FOODIES MEETUP
Limited Capacity full
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This is a meet up for food enthusiasts. Meet fellow netizens who share your love of good food. We'll connect IRL, share tips on the best food spots and build on how to grow the local culinary community.  

Speakers
avatar for okemini otum

okemini otum

CEO, Rabbington Media
Okemini is passionate about fostering mutually beneficial relationships with businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and the world.He is the Founder Of Rabbington Media, a digital marketing agency, with a passion for Small and medium-sized enterprises.Rabbington Media is a Training Partner... Read More →
avatar for Edache Obe

Edache Obe

Founder, Lagos Foodie Association
Lagos Foodie Association is a community of food lovers who come together routinely to enjoy different food experiences, from visiting fine dining restaurants to visiting the Bukka spots. With over one thousand members in Lagos state, LFA community is a great platform for networking... Read More →
avatar for Olashile Abayomi

Olashile Abayomi

Chef/Cook, Soupamarket
Olashile Abayomi is a food connoisseur.I create convenience for upwardly mobile people who desire homemade food but can't find time to prepare them..I will teach you how to make money with your pot with your smart phone and other digital devices using social media as a major tool... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
MeetUp Lounge
  Panel, Eats.Africa

5:15pm WAT

CRIME FICTION IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET: INFORMATION, DETERRENT or TEACHING?
Limited Capacity seats available

In keeping with the theme of putting the human first in this age, we'd like to examine the role of Crime Fiction in today's reading culture. What might a reader gain? What does the writer to do?  What does it all mean in this fast paced internet age?

Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm WAT
NXT LitLab
  Talk

5:15pm WAT

COLOR OF MONEY: CLOSING-UP COLOR MYTHS & OPENING MONEY-PATHS!
Limited Capacity full
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Just how much impact do you think colours has on your business, the perception your target market has of your brand, and how you as a human being interact with the built environment? Research says a lot.

If we knew just how much colours shapes our lives, influences our buying habit or how much it can greatly improve our business, then maybe we would pay more attention to it.

What exactly is Colours of Money?
Colours of Money: Closing-up colour myths & opening Money-paths, is an interactive learning session that is geared towards educating and helping people especially businesses learn how to put in strategic steps that help them reach their target audience and improve brand recognition using colours, with the end users as the central focus.

Why is colour so important?
Colour is important because over 80% of the sensory information the brain receives, comes from the eyes. Which means we process, judge, learn and make decisions based on what we see and the first thing our eyes notices is colour.
And research has shown that colour is one of the most powerful first impression tools that determine whether a person likes your product or brand.

What are some of the topics that would be discussed?
- We would be debunking most of the myths and fabrication we have ever heard of colours and learning what is actually true about colours.

- We would also learn about colour psychology in branding, advertisement and maketing. Along with case studies of companies who used it and drastically increased their revenue.

- You would also learn how to use colour psychology in negotiation. Could colours be affecting the outcomes of your negotiation with clients and customers? Absolutely, it can.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Idiakhoa

Jasmine Idiakhoa

Architect/Colour Psychologist, Arcteriorscape Limited
Tolulope Jasmine Idiakhoa is an architect, carpenter and colour psychologist. She is the founder and CEO of Arcteriorscape Limited, a design, interior architecture and furniture company in Lagos Nigeria.She is an expert in colour and design psychology for businesses, branding & design... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:15pm - 6:30pm WAT
NXT Workshop

5:30pm WAT

GROW DIGITAL: LEVERAGING DIGITIZATION IN AGRICULTURE FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Limited Capacity seats available

Agritech as a new and developing sector in Africa is giving rise to new and innovative ideas to develop the agricultural sector from climate smart solutions, GIS Mapping, Information services, Farm Management systems to financial services for small holder farmer. . 

With Kenya and Nigeria spearheading the change in the sector, this panel session would be looking at how technology could drive greater engagement in agriculture to women, young people and supporting employment opportunities along agricultural value chains

Speakers
avatar for Atinuke Lebile

Atinuke Lebile

Co-founder, Cato Foods
ATINUKE LEBILE, a vibrant lady with utmost interest in Agriculture and its value chain, and her zeal for agriculture and passion for feeding the nation and ensuring Food security has made her the Strategist Officer for Ogunmod Farms and Farmers' Academy and the Co-founder/COO of Cato... Read More →
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Oluwaseun Olusegun

Producer, Smooth 98.1FM
I am a Radio and TV Broadcaster, Compere, Voiceover Talent and Podcaster. You will find me in spaces where the conversation revolves around the Sustainable Development Goals, Personal Development, Productivity and more
avatar for Toheeb Abdulsalam

Toheeb Abdulsalam

CEO, Farmignite
Toheeb Is the Co founder of Farmignite Agric Innovate ltd. An Agritech startup that connects working professionals in Nigeria and diaspora to farms through digitization to increase food availability, provide decent work and economic growth in Africa.
avatar for Oluseyi Agbola

Oluseyi Agbola

Founder, FarmHire
Oluseyi is the Co-founder and CEO at FarmHire. FarmHire.ng is Africa's number one website for farmer to farmer equipment and job hiring, mordern farm input sales, agro ads posting, online farmers' forum and investment opportunities. Our platform aggregates farm equipment and inputs... Read More →
avatar for Bright Williams

Bright Williams

CEO, Neohaul Technologies
Bright is the CEO and product developer at Neohaul Technologies, working to bring efficiency and transparency to the logistics industry. He is currently working on Haulr.ng an IoT and AI-enabled platform that tracks all trucking operations while trying to detect theft and illegal... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
Studio Suite

5:30pm WAT

HARNESSING THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HUMAN PROGRESS
Limited Capacity seats available

Around the world, billions of us use social media every day, and that number just keeps growing. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2020, 2.64 billion people will be using social networks, up from 1,070,000 in 2010.

We use it for every part of our lives – in our personal relationships, for entertainment, at work and in our studies. To put it into some context, every minute we collectively send more than 30 million messages on Facebook and almost 350,000 tweets.

Our growing love of social media is not just changing the way we communicate – it’s changing the way we do business, the way we are governed, and the way we live in society. And it’s doing so at breakneck speed. 

This session will look at how social media is going from “nice to have” to an essential component of any business strategy eg. disruption of newsrooms. Imagine being able to pay your rent or make an investment through your favourite social network. 

This session will  have a panel of five experts working on disaster response, public health, civic engagement, human rights and climate action who will share practical examples of how they are using social media to foster their work.

The panel will share key statistics on how social media is helping to improve interconnection globally and how participants can position themselves with the knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to develop innovate solutions that can be used to ensure a better world.

Speakers
avatar for Olamide Olatunbosun

Olamide Olatunbosun

Creative Director, Ninos Treasure
Olamide holds Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Covenant University, and a Masters’ degree in Human Resource Management from Coventry University, United Kingdom. Her knowledge in Child Psychology, HR practice and passion for putting smiles on the faces of Mother, child and... Read More →
avatar for Feranmi Ajetomobi

Feranmi Ajetomobi

Brand Engagement Specialist, Cowrywise
I love to discuss how brands can drive behavioral shift through unique conversation strategies.
avatar for 'Funmi Oyatogun

'Funmi Oyatogun

Lead Experience Designer, TVP Adventures
TVP Adventures is a company focused on designing creative and meaningful travel experiences within Nigeria and Africa. Our mission is to break through African borders and facilitate group, corporate and educational travel experiences that are 'off the beaten path'. From cultural and... Read More →
avatar for Hammed Kayode Alabi

Hammed Kayode Alabi

Fellow-in-Residence and Regional Manager, Peace First
Hammed Kayode Alabi is a nonprofit leader, author and social entrepreneur known throughout Africa for his advocacy for education and Sustainable Development Goals. Describing himself as “a product of grace and circumstance,” Hammed describes his childhood in the slums of Lagos... Read More →
avatar for Ifedayo Ward

Ifedayo Ward

Chief Executive Officer, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative
Ifedayo Ward is passionate about using social media to push the course of mental health and gender equality in Nigeria. Ife brings her wealth of experience on working with nonprofits to run the day-to-day activities of Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative . Her passion for mental health... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

5:30pm WAT

SWIPE LEFT ... A discussion on innovation and the role it plays in our single lives
Limited Capacity full
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Could innovation be disrupting our chances at love?

There is an increasing number of apps out there for almost anything; finding a mate inclusive. How do we combine the online and offline to enjoy a balanced human connection/ interaction?

We will take a deep dive into mindsets and how they have evolved over time with respect to dating and finding the one, using experiential games, and discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Temitayo Giwa

Temitayo Giwa

CTO, The Inner Nexxus
Temi is currently the CTO of The Inner Nexus. In her day to day life she currently works as a Product Manager for Paystack, specialising in building technology products that scale.Temi has been working in tech for over 15 years and in that time she’s worked with as a developer... Read More →
avatar for Monika Onyedikachi

Monika Onyedikachi

Lead Relationship Enabler, Monyhony Relationship Enablers
Monika Onyedikachi also known as "Monyhony" is a Nigerian Relationship Enabler and Traditional Matchmaker.She has been a passionate traditional matchmaker since 1997 for Nigerians locally and in the Diaspora while being active in the corporate world.Before turning her passion into... Read More →
avatar for Eniola Tito Abumere

Eniola Tito Abumere

Founder, Urban Management Enterprises
Eniola Tito Abumere is a Professional Photographer, Media Entrepreneur and Youtube Content Creator. His company Urban Management Enterprises is a media firm that produces audio visual content and he's also a Wedding & Events photographer under Eniola Abumere Photography.In 2013, Tito... Read More →
avatar for Sheila Ojei

Sheila Ojei

Founder, The Inner Nexus
Sheila Ojei is the Chief Commercial Officer and a board director of Covenant Salt Company Limited, an indigenous salt manufacturing company, where she manages business development and customer interface, making sure that all functions of the organisation are aligned to meet its strategic... Read More →
avatar for Nathaniel Adegoke

Nathaniel Adegoke

Managing Partner, Project People
Nathaniel Adegoke is a trained management consultant with several years experience working within consultancy and projects environment. He holds a BTech degree in Computer Science and he is also a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). He has undergone several trainings including... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite

5:45pm WAT

BUILDING YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS USING PIDGIN
Limited Capacity full
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An ability to communicate with your target audience in a way that relates to them is the best form of advertising. In this masterclass, you'll learn how to effectively engage consumers using pidgin to deliver your brand's message. I'll share the content strategies I employed and how speaking to my customers in pidgin enabled me to grow my sales exponentially. Attendees will leave class with an increased confidence in their knowledge and ability to create video/audio content in pidgin.

Speakers
avatar for Ezugwu Chukwudi

Ezugwu Chukwudi

Radio Host/presenter, Wazobia FM
Ezugwu, Chukwudi C is a Man of Many Parts: budding broadcast journalist, political enthusiast, ideas generator, innovator and content creator.He gained prominence as co-anchor of “AS E DEY HOT” (Nigeria’s foremost, pidgin-English, political discussion show which aired weekdays... Read More →
avatar for Omotunde Adebowale-David

Omotunde Adebowale-David

Broadcaster, Jubilee Media Limited
OMOTUNDE ADEBOWALE DAVID (LOLO 1) is a Multiple Award Winning Radio and TV Host, Comediene, MC, Actress, Musician, Dramatist, Public/Motivational Speaker and Event Consultant. She is a Mother and currently the General Manager of Lasgidi Fm (90.1) in Lagos.
avatar for uduak odungide

uduak odungide

Founder, udyfoods
An accountant turned Entrepreneur who has built her brand using pidgin. She's the founder Udyfoods popularly known as Ogbonge Palmoil mama. She's also the founder OgbongeTownCrier, she creates energetic Television/Instagram Video Jingles that boosts sales and visibility for business... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:45pm - 7:00pm WAT
Masterclass Suite
  Masterclass

6:30pm WAT

AFROBEATS 'N EATS … A celebration of food and music
Limited Capacity full
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Some of the best conversations happen over a shared meal. We also know that music often serves as the soundtrack for some of our most memorable moments. Why not pair the two together for an epic evening of unforgettable food, music and game-changing connections.

Eats Courtesy of Flour Mills Nigeria

Bar Powered By Budweiser

Beats Powered Teck-Zilla

Cooking Demo By Omotolani aka @diaryofakitchenlover

Pops, Locks & Breaks Courtesy of Space Unlimited 619 Bboy Crew

Wednesday February 26, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm WAT
AfricaNXT Annex

8:45pm WAT

GIGM MAINLAND EVENING SHUTTLE - Landmark - Jibowu Terminal
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Evening Shuttle from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the GIGM Jibowu Terminal...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle starts loading at 7:45pm and departs at 8pm sharp from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:45pm - 9:00pm WAT
SMW Lagos Campus, Oniru
  Networking & Parties

8:45pm WAT

GIGM MAINLAND EVENING SHUTTLE - Landmark - Oando Maryland Service Station
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hop on our free Evening Shuttle from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the GIGM Jibowu Terminal...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle starts loading at 7:45pm and departs at 8pm sharp from the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:45pm - 9:00pm WAT
SMW Lagos Campus, Oniru
  Networking & Parties
 
Thursday, February 27
 

6:00am WAT

GIGM MAINLAND MORNING SHUTTLE - Landmark - Oando Maryland Service Station
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Oando - Maryland Service Station powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Oando - Maryland Service Station. Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Thursday February 27, 2020 6:00am - 6:15am WAT
Oando - Maryland Service Station
  Networking & Parties

6:00am WAT

GIGM MAINLAND MORNING SHUTTLE - Yaba - Jibowu Terminal
Limited Capacity full
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Hop on our free Morning Shuttle from Jibowu Terminal - Yaba powered by GIGM.com to easily get to the SMW Lagos Campus in Oniru...Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Shuttle departs at 6:15am sharp from Jibowu Terminal - Yaba . Very Limited Seating is available. While we'll do our very best, a seat on the shuttle is not guaranteed for all badge holders and we suggest you arrive early to make sure you're on the list.

Thursday February 27, 2020 6:00am - 6:15am WAT
Jibowu Terminal
  Networking & Parties

8:30am WAT

RISE & FLOW: MORNING YOGA SESSION
Limited Capacity full
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Morning Yoga to start your day. A guided yoga flow, with artful alignment and attention cues designed to build a strong body, calm mind and open heart.


Speakers
avatar for Nnenna Azike

Nnenna Azike

Head Yoga Teacher, Feliče Lifestyle Brands


Thursday February 27, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent

8:30am WAT

#FUELTHEDAY ... Coffee + Conversation
Limited Capacity full
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Jumpstart your day with complimentary coffee and lite bites. Join us for coffee, conversation and networking.

#FUELTHEDAY is powered by Flour Mills Nigeria and AfricaNXT

Thursday February 27, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am WAT
Interactive Pavilion
  Networking & Parties

9:30am WAT

BECOMING HUMAN: WHAT IT MEANS FOR BUSINESS, PEOPLE AND SYSTEMS
Limited Capacity seats available

With the rapid growth in technology, corporations and decision makers are dealing with the reality that their products and services have effects on people's well-being. This masterclass will leverage on the research and the trends on mind, wellness, happiness, the paradox of choice, the effect of technology on relationships and decision making, to help participants understand how the world has changed drastically while we were not watching, and the decisions in the coming future will center on mind, experience and relationships (the reason Facebook is now considering the removal of the Like counts). It is meant to be a conversation starter on what Joy, Inc. has learnt about how people will make decisions, how business decisions have affected and will affect mental and emotional health, and how they can responsibly plan for a future where consumers will be more and more aware, but more and more fragile in their minds, and what they will demand of those who are selling them stuff.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Olofinsola

Joseph Olofinsola

Human Capital Leader, Deloitte Nigeria
Joseph has over 21 years experience in consulting, ten of which have been in human capital management. He is an expert in Talent Management Strategies, Executive Selection (Recruitment), Competency Modeling, Total Rewards Strategy, Project Management, Performance Management, HR Strategy... Read More →
avatar for Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nse Ikpe-Etim

Actress
Nse Ikpe-Etim is a multiple award-winning Nigerian actress with a strong and loyal following. Her big break came with the feature length film reloaded, for which she earned an AMAA nomination. Nse has received several awards in her blossoming career including an Africa Magic Viewers... Read More →
avatar for Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo

Founder, Joy, Inc.
Chude Jideonwo is founder of Joy, Inc. (www.joyinc.xyz), a benefit corporation based in Miami, Florida and Lagos, Nigeria, which mainstreams the research and evidence on human flourishing and positive emotions to transform the culture and build a new generation focused on the greatest... Read More →
avatar for Udokanma Okonjo

Udokanma Okonjo

CEO/Vice Chair, Fine & Country International Realty (West Africa)
Referred to widely as an astute real estate investor and trusted advisor to the top 1%, Udo Okonjo has had extensive experience negotiating and advising on multi-million-dollar real estate transactions on behalf of clients, including Multinationals, Listed Corporates, Privately Held... Read More →
avatar for Felicia Otolorin

Felicia Otolorin

Business Development Manager, Google - West Africa
Felicia Otolorin has over 10 years of professional experience spanning across the UK and Nigeria. As a Business Development Manager at Google West-Africa, she supports business growth and economic impact by helping corporations leverage the power of digital marketing.Felicia gained... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Masterclass

9:30am WAT

GOVERNANCE, TECHNOLOGY & GOVERNANCE, TECHNOLOGY, & THE EVOLUTION OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Civic Tech is the intersection between citizen engagement and the use of technology. It embraces all digital tools that enable citizens to easily and effectively engage in their civic duties including - reporting an issue to a local authority, engaging with elected representatives or monitoring the use of community assets. 

The use of tech to strengthen governance processes is increasingly growing in Nigeria. Federal, State governments and CSOs have led this process via the creation of mobile Apps, SMS platforms, websites etc all touted as civic platforms. Examples include Zabe App (election monitoring), Citizen’s gate (Lagos State), Nigeria’s Budget Office Mobile App. Also, there is an increasing rise of civic tech hubs in Nigeria – Civic Hive, Civic Hub, Civic Innovation Lab, Cc Hub’s Governance Arm etc.

The purpose of this session is to lead a discussion on civic engagement, the responsibility of of citizen to get involved with governance and how technology facilitates this.


Speakers
avatar for Oluseun Onigbinde

Oluseun Onigbinde

Director, BudgIT Foundation
Oluseun Onigbinde is the Lead Partner of BudgIT, a civic organization he co-founded in 2011 which works to simplify access to government data and also drives institutional reform. He is a contributor to Data Journalism Handbook and also a member of the OpenSpending Wiki Group, an... Read More →
avatar for 'Fisayo Soyombo

'Fisayo Soyombo

Editor and Investigative Journalist, Consultancy
Investigative journalist ‘Fisayo Soyombo was pioneer Editor of TheCable. He is also a former Editor of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), and the immediate past Managing Editor of SaharaReporters.Soyombo believes journalism is not just a profession but... Read More →
avatar for Yop Rwang Pam

Yop Rwang Pam

Program Associate, Reboot Design
I am a a skilled qualitative researcher, systems designer, facilitator, and communications expert with experience leading teams to design programs and strategies based on ethnographic research and user-centered design. An expert and broadcast journalist with over 20 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Shashank Iyer

Shashank Iyer

Political Officer, U.S. Mission to Nigeria
Shashank is a diplomat at the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos. He covers political and social issues in Southern Nigeria for the U.S. Mission to Nigeria. Shashank has also worked in the private sector as a management consultant and at the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance at the... Read More →
avatar for Chioma Agwuegbo

Chioma Agwuegbo

Founder, TechHerNG
Talk to me about women and politics in Nigeria enabled by media and technology. I have 10 years+ experience with advocacy, government engagement, and coordination of media and civil society.


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel, Governance Day

9:30am WAT

HOW CAN HEALTH TECH EMPOWER BOTH DOCTORS AND PATIENTS?
Limited Capacity seats available

Health Technology is the next frontier for accessible, quality healthcare. Yet, in the Nigerian context, too little attention is being paid to it. Join our panel of experts to explore how innovations can and are being used to transform patient experience and assist medical practitioners. From online booking to electronic doctor’s visits, see how technology can be leveraged to provide patients the best care at each stage of interacting with the healthcare system.

Speakers
avatar for Chinonso Egemba

Chinonso Egemba

Doctor, Aproko Doctor
Egemba Chinonso is the founder of AprokoDoctor.com , (a healthcare-focused information outlet dedicated to dispersing health in an easy to learn manner so that optimal health is achieved by everyone starting from the grassroots, by changing habits and influencing decisions, which... Read More →
avatar for Kafayah Ogunsola

Kafayah Ogunsola

CEO/Consultant Psychiatrist, EmpathySpaceng
Dr. Kafayah Ogunsola MB,BS, FWACP(Psych.) is a specialist physician- a Consultant Neuro-Psychiatrist, and the Founder/CEO of EmpathySpace Consulting Services whose active online arm @empathyspace.ng is in the fore front of raising awareness for and highlighting pertinent issues relating... Read More →
avatar for Shakirat Gold-Olufadi

Shakirat Gold-Olufadi

Dr., University College Hospital
Shakirat Gold-Olufadi is a consultant Physician and dermatologist at the University College Hospital in Ibadan. She is a fellow of the National Postgraduate medical College of Nigeria and a member of the Nigerian Association of Dermatologists (NAD), International Society of Dermatology(ISD... Read More →
avatar for Tolu Adeleke-Aire

Tolu Adeleke-Aire

Founder, Midwife, Tolu the Midwife Healthcare Solutions
Tolu is an award winning, international trained, dual qualified, experienced and passionate healthcare professional working hard to drastically reduce Nigeria’s maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity rates by 2025 through health education, advocacy, empowering and supporting... Read More →
avatar for Ronald Ikpe

Ronald Ikpe

Management Consultant, Medical Doctor, Doctoora E-Health Ltd
Dr. Ronald Ikpe (Dr. Ron) is the founder of MRI Medic and MRI Media, (a healthcare consulting and digital media outfit) dedicated to helping health brands tell their stories on social media.Ronald is an alumnus of Madonna University and University of Port Harcourt, where he earned... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
Studio Suite

9:30am WAT

IMPROVING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION USING NET PROMOTER SCORE
Limited Capacity full
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In today’s society, every single person yearns to be recognised, appreciated and given special treatment; even more so as a customer who is paying money in exchange for a product/service. Excellent customer service can make or break a business. Sadly, the ability to meet & surpass the expectation of any customer is trivialised by too many business owners/ service providers.
 
Improving Customer Satisfaction Using Net Promoter Score (NPS) is an interactive panel session where business leaders, industry professionals, and marketing enthusiasts share their views on how important it is to deliver excellent customer service, how to measure customer service using the NPS as a metric, and how a high NPS can fuel exponential business growth.
 
Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a customer loyalty and satisfaction measurement taken from asking customers how likely they are to recommend your product or service to others on a scale of 0-10.

NPS can be used as a predictor of business growth. When your company’s NPS is high (or, at least, higher than the industry average), you know that you have a healthy relationship with customers who are likely to act as evangelists for the brand, fuel word of mouth, and generate a positive growth cycle.
 
Whether you are looking to start a business, or you already run a business, you will surely benefit from the insights discussed during this session - and your business will thank you for it.

Speakers
avatar for Just Ibe

Just Ibe

Sales Automation Expert, Just Ibe Consulting
My name is Just Ibe and I am 'The Sales Guru'.I am also the President and Co-founder of FIWAH - the first and only initiative targeted at helping women become Financially independent in this 21st century.I am the Lead Consultant at The Just Ibe Company, and a polymath. What this means... Read More →
avatar for Yagazie Eguare

Yagazie Eguare

Founder & Creative Director, Gazmadu Studios
Yagazie Eguare is the Founder & Creative Director, Gazmadu PhotographyStudios; a leading award winning photography company, focused on buildingrelationships, celebrating beauty and love through timeless work of art.Although trained as a Doctor of Optometry, she began her journey into... Read More →
avatar for Adewale Aladejana

Adewale Aladejana

President, Sapphire Group
Adewale Aladejana a Social Media Evangelist and Industrialist. He is the President of Sapphire Group, a business he started with N30,000 in 2015.Today, Sapphire Scents is worth a billion naira with over 1000 distributors in 30 states of Nigeria, the UK, USA, Ireland, Ghana, Cameroon... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Panel

9:30am WAT

THE SENSE OF SMELL: Aromatherapy
Limited Capacity filling up

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and cosmetic purposes.

I will be discussing the following on Aromatherapy (Sense of smell)
1. Origin of Aromatherapy
2. What Aromatherapy is used for?
3. Does Aromatherapy actually work?
4. What is an aromatherapy massage?

Our audience will be able to understand the following:
1. Uses and Benefits of Aromatherapy
2. How it works
3. How to use it to relief stress and manage mental health
4. Popular Oils to use.


Speakers
avatar for Zuwaira Shuaib

Zuwaira Shuaib

Founder/CEO, Amal Botanicals Natural Baby Skin Solutions
Health, Wellness & Baby Care


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Talk

9:30am WAT

THE ART OF SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING
Limited Capacity full
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This masterclass will teach best and proven crowdfunding practices that individuals and non-profit organizations can embark on to raise funds for their project. We'll also discuss the  Dos and Don't to achieve a successful donation led crowdfunding campaign in Nigeria.

Speakers
avatar for Oluwasegun Olojo-Kosoko

Oluwasegun Olojo-Kosoko

Co-Founder/COO, Twocan Solutions: donate-ng
Telecoms Consultant & Co-Founder @donate-ngPassionate About Technology, Management and Helping Others Get Required Assistance.


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am WAT
Masterclass Suite
  Masterclass

9:30am WAT

MAKER'S MEETUP: Creating Products People Love
Limited Capacity full
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An interactive session for creative people to share ideas and strategies on how to design and sell physical, digital or service based products with the end user as the head designer. We'll share best practices on building sustainable businesses loved by the humans it caters to.

Speakers
avatar for Enyinna Tripp Patrick

Enyinna Tripp Patrick

Creative, Trippy Socks
Enyinna "Tripp" Patrick is a DJ and Music Producer as well as a Creative Apparel Designer.


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am WAT
MeetUp Lounge
  Meetup

10:00am WAT

Redefining Luxury in the Cinema and hospitality industry
Limited Capacity seats available

The smartest and most avant garde of today's luxury consumer is realizing that just because they have the means to buy any brand, doesn't mean they should. Instead, they are putting their money in a far more elusive thing: ORIGINALITY. The cinema industry is redefining consumer experience through personalized guest services.

Speakers
avatar for Rilwan Bawa

Rilwan Bawa

Group Head Brand & Digital, Filmhouse Group: Filmhouse Cinemas / Filmone Distribution
Rilwan is a creative with a knack for building business and providing innovative solutions that connect branding with technical core components. He co-founded Mente de Moda in 2013, a flea market based SME community that empowers small business owners then joined the Filmhouse group... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Dan-Okafor

Stephanie Dan-Okafor

Engagement, Diversity and Culture Manager, Filmhouse Group: Filmhouse Cinemas / FilmOne Distribution
Stephanie Dan-Okafor is the Engagement, Diversity and Culture Manager at Filmhouse Cinemas, a film exhibition company in Nigeria. In 2019, she joined the re-branding team to ensure the brand identity of The Filmhouse Group reflects the focus on employees, culture and inclusion. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Communications Manager, Filmhouse Cinemas
Head Communications Filmhouse Cinemas


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am WAT
AfricaNXT Filmhouse
  Roundtable

11:00am WAT

Combating Fake News, Hate Speech and the Cyber-Crime Acts
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world where everybody is connected, everybody is at risk. Social media has helped to improve political participation and citizens engagement with public servants in Nigeria, however there are some danger posed by the misuse/abuse of it. 

Some of the dangers of social media platforms are spread of fake news and inciting comments/hate speech which can heat up the polity.
There should be consequences for those actions, but it must follow due process and not the current way we go about it such that citizens are indiscriminately arrested and detained without due process and charging them to court. Cybercrime Act is also an instrument of oppression in the hands of the state.

This session will shed light on diverse perspectives on the regulation of social media. and share international best practices on regulation.


Speakers
avatar for Chioma Agwuegbo

Chioma Agwuegbo

Founder, TechHerNG
Talk to me about women and politics in Nigeria enabled by media and technology. I have 10 years+ experience with advocacy, government engagement, and coordination of media and civil society.
avatar for Iyabo Awokoya

Iyabo Awokoya

Managing Director, Sages Consult Limited
Mrs Iyabo Awokoya is a management, socio-economic and legal consultant with at least 30 years’ experience in the three disciplines. Her consulting slant is in multilateral institutions’ projects in the public sectors (Federal Government and State Governments), private and civil... Read More →
avatar for 'Gbenga Sesan

'Gbenga Sesan

Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative
‘Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, a pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion and digital rights through its offices in Cameroon, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo and Zambia. Prior to starting Paradigm Initiative, 'Gbenga led the Lagos Digital... Read More →
avatar for Jude Abaga (MI)

Jude Abaga (MI)

CEO, Chocolate City Music
An accomplished rapper, singer, songwriter and producer with many national and international awards for his works in music.


Thursday February 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel, Governance Day

11:00am WAT

Designing An Ethical and Humanity-Centered Future
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the unintended consequence of that product, service or policy?"

This is the central question guiding this conversation.

Humanity is at the crossroads; technology and innovation have been advertised as capable of disrupting jobs, markets, politics, and agency. However, we believe the narrative is incomplete. Products and innovations can be thoughtfully designed to have positive impacts on human well-being - and these impacts can be measured. The panel discussion will bring together designers, software engineers, ethics enthusiasts, creatives and chief executives to shape a conversation that helps individuals, businesses/startups, nonprofits, and government think through how solutions are being designed and deployed, with a focus on the intended and unintended uses of these products and it’s long term effect on the survival and flourishing of the human collective.

Speakers
avatar for Paschal Onuorah

Paschal Onuorah

Software Engineer/Co-founder, Credit Warehouse Limited
avatar for David Ayodele

David Ayodele

Executive Director, AllforDevelopment
Let\\'s talk about development. At AllforDevelopment, we collaborate with individuals and organisations to build a future that works for all.
avatar for Damola Morenikeji

Damola Morenikeji

We can talk about human flourishing (like how people (humans) and societies flourish, and plus the leadership and spirit equation), innovation (why is water wet may be a good place to start), the 22nd century (yeah, some people are already thinking about that) and if we can't avoid... Read More →
avatar for Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo

Founder, Joy, Inc.
Chude Jideonwo is founder of Joy, Inc. (www.joyinc.xyz), a benefit corporation based in Miami, Florida and Lagos, Nigeria, which mainstreams the research and evidence on human flourishing and positive emotions to transform the culture and build a new generation focused on the greatest... Read More →
avatar for Kemi Ogunyemi

Kemi Ogunyemi

Director, Christopher Kolade Centre for Research in Leadership and Ethics, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University
Kemi Ogunyemi holds a degree in Law from the University of Ibadan, an LLM from University of Strathclyde, and MBA and PhD degrees from Pan-Atlantic University.She currently teaches business ethics, managerial anthropology, and sustainability management at the Lagos Business School... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage
  Panel

11:00am WAT

HUMAN-FOCUSED LENDING IN A DIGITAL WORLD: Impact of Fintech Collaborations
Limited Capacity seats available

With the emergence of various lending platforms and their strategic collaboration with Fintechs in Nigeria, there is no gainsaying the fact that retail lending partnership is going to be further extended within the Fintech ecosystem.

This session aims to educate and also share ideas with the attendees about the big potentials that abound with the collaboration between Fintechs and Lending platforms.


Speakers
avatar for Ayotunde Bally

Ayotunde Bally

Founder/CEO, Arvo Finance
Tunde is an IT business leader with over 10 years of experience leading strategic business transformations with a focus on delivering impactful projects.He is the founder of Arvo finance; a fintech solution that provides fast unsecured consumer loans with a simple application process... Read More →
avatar for Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

Co-founder, CFAmedia.ng
CFA is multi-award winning media professional, Co-founder, GoDoHub.org and Director, Founder Institute, Lagos.Media PlatformsChukwuemeka Fred AgbataCFA is visible in some of Africa’s most respected broadcast, print and digital platforms developing weekly content geared towards helping... Read More →
avatar for Esther Obiekwe

Esther Obiekwe

Business Head; Digital Banking Group, Access Bank
A sports marathoner with passion for banking. Consistently maintained over 15 years in the trail and corporation division. Currently transforming the front office business experience to digital. Technology is the new game. Retail is the new king. I am currently enjoying my role in... Read More →
avatar for David Okeme

David Okeme

Divisional Head, Payment Applications & Verticals, SystemSpecs
David is a Business Leader, Emerging Markets Specialist and Digital enthusiast. He is ex Marketing Director (Unilever Nigeria); Regional Brand Development Manager, Unilever Arabia, and recently voted Best Marketing Director (2018) by Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria.An Alumni... Read More →
avatar for Tunde Kehinde

Tunde Kehinde

Co-Founder, Lidya
Tunde Kehinde is the Co-Founder of Lidya (www.lidya.co), the future of finance for small businesses in fast growing economies. Through its digital platform, Lidya analyzes over 100 data points to help great business owners access financing and build a credit score through an easy... Read More →



Thursday February 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel

11:00am WAT

Creative Conversation LIVE with Banky W
Limited Capacity seats available

New York City based magazine Fast Company comes to Social Media Week Lagos with a live episode of its podcast Creative Conversation, an exploration of the most creative minds across, film, TV, music, and beyond. Fast Company entertainment editor KC Ifeanyi sits down with musician, actor, and politician Banky W for an illuminating insight on his ever-evolving career and creative process.

Speakers
avatar for KC Ifeanyi

KC Ifeanyi

Editor, Fast Company
avatar for Banky W

Banky W

Musician/Businessman/Filmmaker/Politician, Empire Mates Entertainment | Sooyah Bistro
Olubankole “Banky W” Wellington is a multitalented and prolific Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Filmmaker, Businessman and Philanthropist, who has evolved over the years into becoming arguably the most versatile Entertainment and Media Mogul on the continent of Africa.Mr Wellington... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Talk

11:00am WAT

SELF ESTEEM AND SOCIAL MEDIA : How natural hair can define identity in the new media age
Limited Capacity full
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Social media has definitely demonstrated it self to be a force for good, whether in politics, entrepreneurship or in promoting social causes. Yet one area appears to be constantly requiring redefinition: personal identity. This talk will explore the ways that social media has given once neglected demographics a voice-and a face while appearing to mask the pain that growing numbers of users endure in trying to asserting their identity. Central to this talk is the issue of Rachael Dolezal, a white American woman who decides to identify as black, wearing typical African hair and taking a West African name-Nkechi.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Nakawunde

Sandra Nakawunde

Content creator, Nhr sisters
I learnt to love my natural hair so I enjoy creating content to encourage and inspire others on their journey.
avatar for Moses Royce

Moses Royce

Creative hair stylist, Ceezystyling
Royce Samuel is an internal published, award winning hairstylist and educator.Founder of hairstyling brands Ceezys Styling and Thehairmpire, co founder of hair accessory brand Ceezy X Cataleya.Royce have styled virtually all Nigerian A list celebrities, models, society women and the... Read More →
avatar for Adaeze Mokaeze

Adaeze Mokaeze

On Air Personality, Beat fm
Event HostingContent CreationVoice Over jobs


Thursday February 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Talk

11:00am WAT

AURA AND CHAKRAS: Tools, techniques and practices for stress relief and overall wellbeing
Limited Capacity full
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In this session, we will be introducing attendees/participants to the concept of Pranic Healing. Pranic healing is a no-touch, energy-healing modality that accelerates the physical body’s natural ability to heal itself. 

Energy exists everywhere; it is within us and all around us. Our physical bodies have this energy within and uses it to heal itself. But this energy within us is not balanced and because of that imbalance, we end up with a multitude of physical and psychological ailments. 

With most ailments today being psychosomatic, it is helpful and important to have an understanding of how this imbalance in energy affects our physical body. 

Our session will be an experiential one. We will show participants techniques on how to feel this energy. We will describe the aura, give an explanation on energy centres (chakras) and share tips on how to relieve oneself from physical and mental exhaustion. We will also share information on the benefits of energy healing, how it can be used to maintain overall good health.
 

Speakers
avatar for Sabrina Mahboobani

Sabrina Mahboobani

Pranic Healer, GMCKS Pranic Healing Centre Lagos
Pranic healer and trainer with the GMCKS Pranic Healing Centre Lagos.
avatar for Gayatri Dayanand

Gayatri Dayanand

Pranic Healer, GMCKS Pranic Healing Centre Lagos
Am into alternative methods of healing, physical and mental well being aspects and meditations through the GMCKS Pranic healing centre,Lagos.
avatar for Manoj Mahboobani

Manoj Mahboobani

Pranic Healer, GMCKS Pranic Healing Centre Lagos
Pranic Healer and trainer with the GMCKS Pranic Healing Centre Lagos.


Thursday February 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Talk

11:15am WAT

STORYTELLING FOR INSTAGRAM IN AFRICA
Limited Capacity full
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Storytelling for Instagram in Africa:
Deutsche Welle (Germany's public Broad Caster) has at the moment dozens Instagram Account targeting different regions and topics like environment and sports. But can the platform also be used to post serious content and if yes how does it need to look like to reach a young audience and what are the specifics of the African market?

Learning Outcomes
- What should you consider to have a successful account ?
- What are user needs? - Why do I need to use analytics?
- How do Deutsche Welle Cooperate and Anchor Accounts targeting the African market use Instagram in comparison with other markets?
- Why you should consider in using more Faces rather than Influencers?

Speakers
avatar for Yasmina Al-Gannabi

Yasmina Al-Gannabi

Audience Development Manager, Deutsche Welle
Yasmina Al-Gannabi is a higly passionate and experianced audience development manager, trainer and social media consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. She is currently working for Deutsche Welle (DW) - Germany's international broadcaster. For... Read More →



Thursday February 27, 2020 11:15am - 12:30pm WAT
Masterclass Suite
  Talk

12:15pm WAT

NO NAME GIANTS PODCAST LIVE: ONE MORE TIME
Limited Capacity seats available

The hosts of Nigeria's most audacious podcast - No Name Giants will be hosting a live episode. Join Jess Jess Finesse, Bad Gal Mo, AOT2 and Steve as they discuss the past 50 episodes, podding every week and what it takes to be consistent with creating.

Speakers
avatar for Ayomide Tayo

Ayomide Tayo

Senior Editor, Opera News
I am an entertainment journalist, podcast host and content creator with 10-year experience. I have worked in reputable media outfits such as Hip Hop World Magazine, HIP TV, THE NET and Pulse Nigeria. I am presently a Senior Editor at Opera News.
avatar for Steve Dede

Steve Dede

Senior Editor, Pulse Nigeria
Steve Dede is the Senior Editor at Pulse. A journalist for over 10 years, Steve has covered human interest, entertainment and sports beats for some of the best news platforms in Nigeria.Steve is skilled in media and communications, content marketing and Public Relations.
avatar for Jess Chibueze

Jess Chibueze

Podcaster, No Name Giants
Audio & Visual digital content creator.Music curator.Talent Manager.
avatar for Moni Osibodu

Moni Osibodu

Podcaster
Moni Osibodu is a TV presenter, event host, podcaster, YouTuber and lover of music.


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm WAT
AFRIKA21 Radio Stage
  Talk

12:15pm WAT

BRINGING YOUR CAMPAIGN TO LIFE: Steps for Successful Campaign Planning
Limited Capacity full
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The aim of this workshop is to give attendees an insight on what tools they need to achieve a successful fashion/creative campaign. From planning, to executing and post-editing techniques. This workshop is for those that have the time to indulge in every aspect of curating a campaign: scouting models/photographers, venue, coming up with a moodboard and how to translate the moodboard into real life pictures. Planning is key to achieving a successful campaign and making sure you have all the content in place.

Thursday February 27, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm WAT
NXT Workshop
  Masterclass

12:15pm WAT

ME, MY POST AND I: From Online to Offline
Limited Capacity full
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Has your post ever gotten you in trouble? Have you thought you were building a good online relationship with a prospect or forging a potentially beneficial offline one?

With the advent of digital technology, communication has gone beyond face-to-face interaction to one of social media platforms. Currently, social media has become a convenient means of communication. However, how effective is it in connecting and forming a more, deeper meaningful level of relationships?

People, especially millennials, prefer conversing through social media because it appears to make communicating seamless. Nonetheless, it sometimes diminishes authentic & valid communication.

Whether posting threads or replying to a comment on social media, these "conversations" can sometimes lead to challenges in communication etiquette. People often say whatever comes to the mind without thinking about how the person at the other end will interpret it. This can have detrimental effects that impact business and personal relationships and result in unintended outcomes that can often lead to anxiety, which impacts our mental health.

As online citizens we need to begin to reflect on and work toward creating two-way respectful online conversations and at the same time, ensure that we don't negate building offline relationships.

In this panel discussion "ME, MY POST & I: FROM ONLINE TO OFFLINE" - featuring a mix of experts in business, social media, health sectors - the audience will gain a better understanding of:
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[1] Social media communication and the responsibility that comes with it.
[2] Basic social media etiquette
[3] How best to leverage on social media relationships for self-improvement
[4] Managing abuse/trolling on social media.
[5] Improving online customer transactions for a positive offline clientele relationship.



Speakers
avatar for Toyin Adesola

Toyin Adesola

Executive Director, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Mgt Initiative
Toyin Adesola is a graduate of Economics from Lagos State University. A coach, a consultant, speaker, sickle cell warrior and advocate, she is presently the Executive Director/ Founder of Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative a non-profit focusing on issues dealing with sickle... Read More →
avatar for Toluse Francis

Toluse Francis

Consultant & Convener, Toluse Francis Mental Health Consulting & The Rising Heroes Network
Toluse is the principal and CEO of Toluse Francis Mental Health Consulting, a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations and individuals to move strategically from basic mental health awareness toward meaningful, measurable action and the convener of Rising Heroes NetworkToluse... Read More →
avatar for Yinka Ogunnubi

Yinka Ogunnubi

Group Treasury Manager, CFAO NIGERIA PLC
Yinka Ogunnubi is a passionate man with diversified interests and commitments.He is a finance professional with extensive experience in corporate treasury and finance spanning 22 years. An expert in the implementations of Treasury Management System across Africa, he pioneered the... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm WAT
NXT LitLab
  Panel

12:30pm WAT

THE DEVELOPMENT EQUATION: Shaping Nigeria For A Better Future
Limited Capacity seats available

To drive community action, and get Nigerians to understand the critical role they play in Nation building, this event will lead discussions about some of the most important challenges plaguing our nation, and most importantly proffer practical solutions that can be use to drive positive change in communities across Nigeria. 

Our speakers will be sharing from their experiences the role of media, technology, and communities in balancing the development equation. 

Discussion Themes: Climate & Environment, Education & Employment, Diversity & Inclusion. 


Speakers
avatar for Ehi Ojeh

Ehi Ojeh

Head, Strategy & Investor Relations, Union Bank
Strategy | Digital | Innovation
avatar for Muyiwa Babarinde

Muyiwa Babarinde

Marketing and Communications Manager, Alpha Mead Group
Muyiwa is a Marketing Communications Specialist with 4+ years’ experience in Corporate Communications, Reputation and Strategic Communication. He currently works as the Marketing and Communications Manager at Alpha Mead Group, a Total Real Estate company with operations across 12... Read More →
avatar for Adebola Williams

Adebola Williams

CEO, RED | For Africa
Adebola Williams is a Nigerian media entrepreneur, journalist, and political activist.He is co-founder/CEO of RED, home of several well-known brands including The Future Awards Africa, YNaija.com, StateCraft Inc, amongst others.Described as “the man with the golden touch” by... Read More →
avatar for Emilia Asim - Ita

Emilia Asim - Ita

Practice Director/Founder, AML
Emilia loves to bring ideas to life, read and write, and is passionate about learning, meeting and connecting people. She currently works as Practice Director for AML - a group of product and service brands adding value through strategic communications, sustainability & CSR and creating... Read More →
avatar for Adeyanju Folarin

Adeyanju Folarin

Curator, Global Shapers Community, Lagos Hub
Adeyanju Folarin is a tech enthusiast, with a track record of superior performance in conceptualizing and implementing business strategy with a commendable ability to motivate his team for success. He is presently driving financial inclusion in Nigeria; working as a Strategist in... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel, Governance Day

12:30pm WAT

EMERGING TRENDS SHAPING 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 roundtable session 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 2020 edition; the conversation will revolve around "Emerging Trends Shaping The Future of Work for Young People" as it relates to Nigeria's Technology Ecosystem.

Learning has evolved over the years and taking digital and technology into consideration is very critical. Open online courses and free online platforms now provide digital and easy access to learning and education for millions of people globally. So why must you need to memorize the 12 times table when you have a calculator, or when you can ask Google or Siri to give you the answer to 12 x 2400?

Learning, education or knowledge acquisition today is now on-demand as you need it and on-the-go, so why place so much emphasis on going to traditional and very expensive schools. The way we are learning today will drastically change tomorrow as people are no longer learning to acquire and store knowledge, but for skill and application in real-time on the go.

Human resource personnel and talent managers need to wake up to the reality of what’s coming and begin to develop strategies across businesses, governments and training/coaching providers to maximize the available opportunities for capitalizing on the transformational trends of the fourth Digital and Technological Industrial Revolution.

As it becomes crystal clear that the fourth digital technological revolution is shaping the trends in the evolving future of work, the question to ponder at #SMWTechaholics for Social Media Week Lagos 2020 edition, once again, is how to move forward. While a range of paths is possible, we cannot forget that we already have the tools & technology to make the change happen... Let's Explore!

Speakers
avatar for Omolara Dada

Omolara Dada

Social Media Associate, Anakle
Omolara Dada is a social media associate at Anakle, a digital marketing agency. She is a sound public speaker who is passionate about career development and gender parity and has spoken at different platforms for this cause.A goal-getter who pursues her dreams doggedly and is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Ishola Adebayo

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 →
avatar for Shakir Akorede

Shakir Akorede

Communications Associate, BudgIT Nigeria
Shakir Akorede is a syndicated creative writer, occasional journo and knowledge management expert. He drives conversations and high-level engagement sessions aimed at extending the boundaries of citizen-government engagement, institutional reforms and open government at multi-stakeholder... Read More →
avatar for Olatomi Kolawole

Olatomi Kolawole

Manager, Brand Management, X3M Ideas
With over 5 years professional experience in the Digital Media Space ( from Social media management to Online Ads to Search Engine Optimization to Influencer marketing) , Olatomi is currently ensuring the deployment of top notch marketing and communications techniques, strategies... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Roundtable

1:00pm WAT

DESIGN THINKING: Humanize IT!
Limited Capacity full
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“Design thinking is the essential ability to combine empathy, creativity and rationality to meet people's needs and achieve impact”

In recent times, different industries—including international development—are beginning to see a monumental shift in the way interventions, strategies, projects, programs and products are designed for consumption. They are taking a new route referred to as “Design Thinking.”

Referencing case studies from around the world and professional experience, panelists will offer lessons learned and opportunities where through design thinking, they captured the intricacies of the users, navigated difficult scenarios and delivered exceptional results with record impact. 

Featured panelist are experts in the field of international development, technology, and human centered design. They have delivered impactful results, and have worked with some of the leading organizations in social design and implementation ranging from the Department for International Development to the MacArthur Foundation.

Speakers
avatar for Tunji Ogunoye

Tunji Ogunoye

Creative Director, FourthCanvas
People, Design and Education are the things Tunji is most passionate about and combines these three well in his role as the Creative Director at FourthCanvas, a brand consulting and design agency.As an expression of his love for Design and community, he created DearDesigner, an online... Read More →
avatar for Yop Rwang Pam

Yop Rwang Pam

Program Associate, Reboot Design
I am a a skilled qualitative researcher, systems designer, facilitator, and communications expert with experience leading teams to design programs and strategies based on ethnographic research and user-centered design. An expert and broadcast journalist with over 20 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Chioma Agwuegbo

Chioma Agwuegbo

Founder, TechHerNG
Talk to me about women and politics in Nigeria enabled by media and technology. I have 10 years+ experience with advocacy, government engagement, and coordination of media and civil society.
avatar for Mohammed Maikdui

Mohammed Maikdui

Founder/MD, Bragi Ltd
Technologist, data scientist, and entrepreneur with experience from a career that has spanned from government to investment banking to tech. Specialized in designing and delivering innovative ICT solutions in the public sector. Brings experience working collaboratively with government... Read More →
avatar for Tahirah Ikharo

Tahirah Ikharo

Head, Strategic Partnerships, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons
Ms. Tahirah Ikharo has worked for government in various capacity. Ms. Ikharo is currently the Head of Strategic Partnerships for the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. Tahirah has made great impact in various sectors of development, particularly... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel

1:00pm WAT

FIFTH GENERATION NETWORK (5G) DEPLOYMENT: SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
Limited Capacity seats available

The title of the panel discussion suggested above will examine the impending deployment of 5G networks in Nigeria and its benefits to Nigerians who are aspiring for better experience in terms of speed, latency and capacity. The regulator's role in this regard  - in making this happen - shall be the nucleus of discussion.

Takeaways:
1. To understand what 5G is -
2. To have a better appreciation of the benefits derivable from 5G deployment in the country - economically, socially and politically.
3. To better appreciate the regulatory role and the existing challenges to deployment of 5G in Nigeria

Speakers
avatar for Omoniyi Ibietan

Omoniyi Ibietan

Head, Online Media, Nigerian Communications Commission
Digital rights, freedom, democracy and development
avatar for Austine Nwaulune

Austine Nwaulune

Director, Spectrum Administration Department, Nigerian Communications Commission
Engr. Augustine Kaonyegwachie Nwaulune,, FNSE, FIMC, FWASCA, MNIM, (a.k.a Engr. Austine) was born into the family of Deacon Mathias O. and Deaconess, Princess Comfort U. Nwaulune of Issele-Mkpitime, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State, in the wee hours of Tuesday, August... Read More →
avatar for Wakil Bako

Wakil Bako

Director, Technical Standards & Network Integrity, Nigerian Communications Commission
Engr. B. Wakil started his primary education in 1970 at Wasaram Primary School in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State. He attended Yerwa Science Secondary School Maiduguri and proceeded to the famous University of Maiduguri where he obtained Bachelor of Engineering Degree in... Read More →
avatar for Alhassan Haru

Alhassan Haru

Director, New Media & Info. Security, Nigerian Communications Commission
Dr. Haru Alhassan, graduated with B. Engineering (Electrical) from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria in 1989, MSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Canada, in 2003 and Ph.D in Mobile Wireless Communications Engineering from University... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

1:00pm WAT

LUNCHTIME MASSAGES
Limited Capacity full
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Lunchtime doesn't get any better than this ... Enjoy FREE restorative massage sessions from  professional and trusted massage therapist

Speakers
avatar for Aisha Isa

Aisha Isa

Founder, Pearl haven spa
I am a certified Beauty Therapist and the Lead massage Therapist with Pearl haven spa.We run a mobile spa service and are devoted to providing holistic methods of massages and other therapeutic spa services.I am happy to have conversations with you about stress relieve massages specifically... Read More →
avatar for Barakat Adebayo

Barakat Adebayo

Founder, Assuage Spa & Wellness
We have over the years cater for a wide range of clientele to help them alleviate all forms of discomfort by giving therapeutic massage treatment that focuses on individuals experiencing diseases and disorders of the muscular system and have prevented them from living their life’s... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Other

1:30pm WAT

ENTERTAINMENT AND IT'S IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY
Limited Capacity full
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How the creative sector has positively influenced the GDP of Nigeria.
Nigeria has vibrant creative industry sectors with great potential and global footprints such as film, music and creative writing. This panel, through the kaleidoscope of music, will take a critical look into the operations of these industries and how they contribute to nation-building and economic growth.

Speakers
avatar for Kemi Lala Akindoju

Kemi Lala Akindoju

CEO, Make It Happen Productions
avatar for Oluwaseun Lloyd

Oluwaseun Lloyd

General Manager, Sony Music West Africa
My career started out in Canada where I tour-managed Africa's biggest music star, Davido, later on ascending to the role of President for the record label, Davido Music Worldwide. Presently I lead and oversee the West Africa district for global music giant company, Sony.
avatar for Isioma Idigbe

Isioma Idigbe

Head of Media & Entertainment Law, Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors
I am passionate about advocacy for the Nigerian Media and Entertainment industry. I have pioneered and hosted extensive Media and Entertainment Law training sessions in Nigeria.
avatar for Chidi Aneto-Okeke

Chidi Aneto-Okeke

Chief Executive Officer, uduX
I have almost 2 decades experience in entertainment and media services in sub Saharan Africa. A highlight of my career would be having brokered the first strategic music partnership with Sony Music West Africa in 2012.
avatar for Jim Donnett

Jim Donnett

Admin / PR Specialist, Sony Music West Africa
I am a creative media professional, with a penchant for creating unique and fresh perspectives. My area of expertise is in content, communications, public relations and social media. I have consulted for brands including Davido, Simi, Hennessy, Coke Studios and Big Brother Naija... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage
  Panel

2:30pm WAT

SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY: Rethinking Good Governance in Nigeria
Limited Capacity seats available

Communities in Nigeria are constantly deprived of access to basic human needs like health care, water and education, despite that billions of naira are appropriated for the provision of health facilities, quality education, water, good roads, infrastructures, and clean energy  in these regions. However, these funds do not reach the areas. 

The concept of Social Accountability as a progressive governance initiative demands that public service holders are held accountable for improved services to citizens, especially as funds have been budgeted and allocated for these services.

This panel will spark conversations about how young people can begin to use information technologies to drive evidence-based information about capital funds by government and international aid, to accelerate social and economic progress.

Speakers
avatar for Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

Chief of Staff to Governor of Kaduna State
Muhammad Sani Abdullahi popularly known as Dattijo is an international development expert and Nigerian public servant. Dattijo served as a policy adviser at the Executive Office of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in New York. Dattijo formed the core team that developed... Read More →
avatar for Ayo Obe

Ayo Obe

Partner, Ogunsola Shonibare LP
Ayo Obe (née Ogunsola) is a legal practitioner and a partner, with Olasupo Shonibare, in the Lagos-based law firm, Ogunsola Shonibare. She is a Trustee of Senegal’s Gorée Institute and of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group. In Nigeria, she is on the boards of the Z.O... Read More →
avatar for Kevwe Oghide

Kevwe Oghide

Communications Lead, Connected Development [CODE]
Kevwe Oghide is a dynamic Brand and Communications Specialist with proven strength in formulating and implementing strategies in branding and communications that increase awareness, drive conversations, and promote behavioural change.She has a profound appreciation for great customer... Read More →
avatar for Hamzat Lawal

Hamzat Lawal

Chief Executive, Connected Development [CODE]
Hamzat Lawal is a leading humanitarian activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns across Africa through his home-grown social accountability initiative, Follow The Money, a Pan-African grassroots data-driven movement that empowers citizens to demand improved public... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel, Governance Day

2:30pm WAT

THE DIGITAL JOLLOF: A Deep Dive into Influencer Marketing
Limited Capacity seats available

The Digital Jollof: One of the most used digital terms in the past five years is “influencers” but as much as we hear this alot, people are yet to grasp the total essence of it. 
Our panel will steer an engaging conversation focused on the state of influencer marketing in Nigeria, best practices, approach, mediums & metrics.
 
Can any social media user become an influencer?
Which social platforms are most effective for influencer marketing
Case studies of influencer driven campaigns?
Important skills Influencers must possess
Effects of Content, hashtags & keywords
 
Audience will learn all this and more from Our Panel of thought leaders. This session is Powered by Dotts.

Speakers
avatar for Gaurav Kirpalani

Gaurav Kirpalani

Marketing, JUMIA FOOD
Gaurav Kirpalani is a Growth Hacker and Performance Marketer who currently works with Jumia Food as Marketing Manager. Prior to this, his experience spans across various industries having worked with Merkle Sokrati, one of the leading data driven marketing agencies in India, and also... Read More →
avatar for Oluwatosin Ajibade

Oluwatosin Ajibade

Founder, Olorisupergal Media
Olorisupergal Limited is a digital media agency situated in Lagos Nigeria.Established in 2008, the company has recorded a very rapid growth so far. The brand has built a working system that has become widely known in the digital media space.The company has products like olorisupergal.com... Read More →
avatar for Chuey Chu

Chuey Chu

Head of Content, The Medium Solutions
Chuey Chu aka “Mr Chop Knuckle” aka “Pulse TV Guy” is a TV presenter currently with Pulse TV Nigeria.Since joining Pulse TV in May of 2015, he has taken social media and online V by storm with his his show “Pulse TV Strivia” and his popular catchphrase “Chop Knuckle”…a... Read More →
avatar for Chidi Okereke

Chidi Okereke

Head of Business, Devon Troy Copper
Chidi Okereke is a writer and Head of Business at Devon Troy Copper, a Digital Media, Marketing and Communications Agency in Lagos. He is the editor of Lists.ng, a fellow of the Cornell Alliance for Science Global Leadership program, and a 2018 Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media... Read More →
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IFU ENNADA

INFLUENCER, BEAUTIFU
Iheme Faith Uloma also known as Ifu Ennada is a Nigerian film actor and fashion designer and a former BBNaija housemate. She is also an award winning actress known for winning the AMAA award for Best Young and Promising Actor in the movie O-Town. Ifu Ennada is one of the leading brand... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

2:30pm WAT

THE ZAZZ AROUND GEN Z... Understanding The Next Generation of Consumers
Limited Capacity seats available

While brands were still trying to get a grasp of millenials, Generation Z emerged with their peculiarities sending brands back to the drawing table. With this group coming of age (oldest is about 24 years old) and making up over 50% of Nigerian population, they pose an opportunity or threat, depending on how a business sees it.

We have spent the last couple of months interacting with members of this group, trying to understand who they are and why we should care about them. Realising that understanding this market is key to a business’s survival, we will be focusing on what makes them tick, how they are different from millennials and how a brand can position itself to serve them.

Speakers
avatar for AKINWALE Muse

AKINWALE Muse

Brand Evolution Director, The hook
I am a Co-Founder and Brand Evolution Director at The Hook, Nigeria’s fastest growing Creative Agency. In the last 2 years, I have worked with my team to conceptualise and manage the most impactful political (KWARA O TO GE) and social (FEAR US) campaigns in Nigeria.At The Hook... Read More →
avatar for Temisan Emmanuel

Temisan Emmanuel

Communications Strategist, Temisan Emmanuel
Born and raised in Warri, Delta State, Temisan Ahwieh, 23, has been on an amazing journey of exploring and self-discovery. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos where he bagged a diploma in Law and a degree in History and Strategic Studies.His passion for the arts informed his... Read More →
avatar for Onyinye Obienu

Onyinye Obienu

SENIOR CREATIVE, COPY, THE HOOK
Onyinye Obienu is a creative writer with an unusual outlook to things. Confident in her own skin wherever, she enjoys listening more than she does speaking because she believes therein lies a part of humanity's art - our varying perspectives.She currently works as a copywriter at... Read More →
avatar for Solomon Mike

Solomon Mike

Social media influencer/ Content creator, JustSolomon
Digital content creator, Social media personality, Influencer, Brand ambassador, Commercial model and Occasional actor. These are some of the labels people have used to describe Solomon and if you are what you do then they are somewhat correct. Mike Solomon, popularly know as “Justsolomon... Read More →
avatar for Nauteeq Bello

Nauteeq Bello

Creative Executive, The Hook Creative Agency
Nauteeq Bello is becoming uninteresting everyday and this is largely because old age is catching up on him. To keep up with the interesting side of him, you must first dig deep as far back to when he was 18 and that, is a long time ago.Presently, Nauteeq is doing advertising work... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel

2:30pm WAT

HOW TO PREPARE OUR AFRICAN YOUTH FOR A FUTURE WITH AI
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"For most of us in so called third world countries, self-driving cars, voice assistants, and other artificially intelligent technologies are truly out there. Yet, we ought to recall that 15 years ago, the internet wasn’t a dominant force in our lives like it is currently and as such, things that are out of the norm would be common place. AI then will be more than a tool; in fact, AI will be their co-worker and an ubiquitous part of their lives.

To prepare our learners to use AI and big data effectively –to comprehend it’s inherent limitations, and build even better platforms and intelligent systems — they need to be prepared now - FUTURE READY. It means overhauling our system; changes in our elementary schools as well as major overdue upgrades in how we teach IT in our secondary schools. "

Speakers
avatar for Adetola Salau

Adetola Salau

Senior special Assistant on STEM education, Ministry of Education Lagos State
Ms Adetola Salau is a social innovative entrepreneur, global educator, author and transformation agent. She is currently the Senior Special Assistant on STEM Education to the Honorable Commissioner in Lagos State. She is also an Engineer and the author of more than ten books, one... Read More →
avatar for Kemak Onyenaucheya

Kemak Onyenaucheya

Executive Director, Global child health and safety initiative
(Designate) Dr. Kemak Onyenaucheya, a Social Engineer, is a Certified Childcare Professional by the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services as well as a certified Mental Health Counselor/Abuse Recovery Specialist by the SUN Behavioral Health, USA.He holds certificate in Children\\\\\\'s... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Talk

2:45pm WAT

STORY-TELLERS WORKSHOP: Telling inclusive stories through media
Limited Capacity full
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This will be a creative workshop where participants discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the media, and in groups, create film-scripts or outlines of social media campaigns on an issue or topic which showcases a marginalised group, or an issue often kept in the shadows.
Sharing our unique stories and seeing others who look like us in the media fosters a sense of belonging and connection that’s vital for us to feel included, appreciated and validated.
Through this workshop, participants will have to challenge their engrained biases, think deeply about real people who are marginalised and kept in the shadows and be better sensitized on how to be more accepting of situations and people who are different from them in looks, beliefs and ability.

Speakers
avatar for Zahra Z. Abdulkareem

Zahra Z. Abdulkareem

Lead Strategist/Executive Director, ZZS&M/HalTV Africa
Zahra Zakariya Abdulkareem is a Business Strategist and keen advocate for the economic empowerment of women. She leads ZZS&M, a Consulting Practice which creates and manages sustainable social impact projects in Nigeria.Zahra sits on the board of HalTV Africa, a media company which... Read More →
avatar for Tonye Faloughi-Ekezie

Tonye Faloughi-Ekezie

Content Producer, Simone's Oasis
I’m a wife and a mother of two, a boy Ugo and a girl Sim Sim. I run my own business in entertainment consultancy, my specialty being in TV and film production (Endemol, M-Net, Storm etc.)My daughter Sim Sim has Down syndrome and I struggled to find stories for black children that... Read More →
avatar for Sheriff Bakare

Sheriff Bakare

CEO & Founder, HalTV Africa
Sheriff is a film maker, entrepreneur. He has a certificate in filmamking from the Central Film School London and has over a decade experience in film making. He worked as an Editor at Galaxy Television where he edited for some years and developed interpersonal and multi-tasking... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
NXT Workshop
  Skillshare Workshop

3:00pm WAT

5-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE
Limited Capacity seats available

Seat in silence to meditate. Meditation requires practice, so dedicate the time to build your practice.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jarmakani

Sarah Jarmakani

Founder, Sarah's Yoga
avatar for Kemi Bawa-Allah

Kemi Bawa-Allah

Founder, Spa Pampering At Home
I help high achievers avoid burnout, improved their productivity and empower them with a better sense of calm. I have over ten years experience as a wellness practitioner, massage therapist and instructor. Calm is my super power.


Thursday February 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent

3:15pm WAT

LINKEDIN MARKETING, LEAD GENERATION & B2B SALES FROM LINKEDIN
Limited Capacity full
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Over 4.3 Million Nigerian users are on LinkedIn. LinkedIn has 3 million more users than Twitter (source: We are social, Digital 2019 Nigeria)

Most of the salespeople, business consultants and entrepreneurs know the power of LinkedIn but don't know how to use LinkedIn to generate leads or market themselves or their products and services.

It's against this background that I am hosting this skillshare event to teach and show these salespeople, business consultants and entrepreneurs how to use LinkedIn for marketing and leads generation.

During the event, I'll be teaching:
  • How to create an ideal buyer persona profile for LinkedIn B2B sales.
  • How to optimize your LinkedIn profile to get more views of your ideal clients, and most importantly to get the results you want.
  • How to use LinkedIn for brand building.
  • How to prospect for their dream clients on LinkedIn and connect with them properly.
  • How to create a LinkedIn Company Page.
  • How to use LinkedIn to build a database of thousands of ideal clients
  • How to build rapport with leads before trying to sell them anything.
  • How to convert LinkedIn leads to real meetings and sales.
  • How to combine LinkedIn Marketing with Cold Email Marketing.


Speakers
avatar for Kayode Abass

Kayode Abass

VP, Growth Engineering, StackFX
Kayode Abass is a Digital business development, social media expert and marketing trainer. He helps managers and business owners improve sales and profits through online marketing and business development. As VP, Growth Engineering at StackFX, he oversees Channel & Business Development... Read More →
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Tolulope Olorundero

Founder & Lead, Mosron Communications x Nigerian Women in Public Relations, Mosron Communications
Public Relations & Communications Consultant | Trainer - LinkedIn Optimisation | Founder #NGWomeninPR | SDG 5&8 AdvocateTolulope Olorundero is an entrepreneurial communications professional, with exceptional skills in strategic business collaborations and communication. With over... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 3:15pm - 5:15pm WAT
Masterclass Suite

4:00pm WAT

DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Limited Capacity seats available

In the first decade of the 21st Century, there has been a lot of Diaspora returnees who have moved back to the continent to add value to the numerous sectors both private and public. This engagement in both sectors especially in Nigeria has disrupted a number of industries including banking, energy, agriculture, payments and transportation.

The cumulative effect of these shifts has significantly impacted develop throughout Africa. Ride sharing apps are making efficient transportation accessible to all and creating numerous employment opportunities at the same time. Payments has increased tremendously due to new platforms, apps and api’s that have solved for many of the issues and pain points that made online and mobile payments difficulty for many.

The effects of the Diaspora continue to be felt and have created a ripple effect on the economy especially in creating entrepreneurial spirit and disrupting multi-sectors.

This panel will discuss how industry and government can work in tandem to sustain this disruption and foster further economic growth. We’ll discuss how we can encourage more collaboration with the diaspora and those on ground across the continent. We’ll also explore how technology enables more Africans to participate in the global economy and how further engaging the diaspora can amplify this.

Speakers
avatar for Precious Ijara

Precious Ijara

Multimedia Journalist, Rockchique Media
Precious 'Rockchique' Ijara is a talented NYFA certified multi-lingual voice over artiste, journalist, actress, content developer, MC and body positivity advocate.'Rockchique' has worked across different platforms as well as several personal and business brands to successfully promote... Read More →
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Dr. Ola Brown

Founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria
Dr Ola Brown is a medical doctor, a trainee helicopter pilot and an entrepreneur who founded West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service, the Flying Doctors Nigeria (https://www.flyingdoctorsnigeria.com/) which saves hundreds of lives across the West & Central African region... Read More →
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Michael Adeleye

CEO, Crystal Blend Uk
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Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa

DG of National Diaspora Commission, SSA to the President on Diaspora Affairs
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Akinwale Ojomo

CEO, Diaspora Innovation Institute


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel

4:00pm WAT

DISRUPTIONS AND CONNECTIONS - A 360 DEGREE APPROACH TO CREATING CONTENT AND EXPERIENCES
Limited Capacity full
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The sophistication of mobile age audiences places a demand on content creators to engage on multiple touch points in order to stand a chance for achieving their goals. Media agnostic or platform neutral ideas are becoming more and more popular and the basic expectation these days is that events or content must lend themselves to relevance within the context of a multimedia campaign. Creators therefore must necessarily engage or build multi-dimensional teams to achieve this.

Consequently, there has been a bigger and growing focus on experiential marketing and content creation around them over the years. The ability to integrate and give expression to brand new experiential ideas with traditional and digital media platforms is absolutely gold these days. These capacity and capabilities are our specialties at ViacomCBS, with a focus on 360-degree deliveries across brands and to audiences of different psycho-graphic and demographic profiles.

Discussion will be centred around the following:
1. The 360-degree approach to create amazing contents and events – world-class standards and requirements

2. How do ViacomCBS brands create content and events? Use Nickfest and MAMAs to demonstrate the 360 degrees approach.

3. The limitations that inhibit the development of great content and events locally.

After the session, attendees will leave with the following insights:
1. Develop a new mindset towards creating campaignable ideas.

2. The requirements to create amazing and engaging contents.

3. Things to consider while putting together an event.

4. An understanding of the 360-degree approach ViacomCBS brands deploys in creating its contents and events.


Speakers
avatar for Bada Akintunde-Johnson

Bada Akintunde-Johnson

Country Manager, ViacomCBS Networks
Big believer in Africa and her people. Living for inspiring young Africans through the power of storytelling through arts and culture. Music, film and football are some of the most potent passion points for driving social change. Lending my voice to amplifying our stories. That's... Read More →
avatar for KUNMI ARIYO

KUNMI ARIYO

Event Management Consultant, Mirus Events
Kunmi Ariyo is the Founder and CEO of Mirus Events, a leading event management company operating out of Nigeria. He graduated with a Bsc in Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University.Kunmi began his work career at Vmobile as a HR Administrator, adding valuable input to the company... Read More →
avatar for Bayo Fatoba

Bayo Fatoba

Head of New Business & Live, Universal Music Group (Nigeria)
Adebayo Fatoba is an event production and entertainment pundit; he enjoys creating amazing experiences for entertainment consumers.Bayo from his early university days (University of Lagos), under the tutelage of Ropo Agunbiade's ON Productions (CokoBar), started organizing Raves and... Read More →
avatar for TOBI MOHAMMED

TOBI MOHAMMED

ENTREPENEUR, TOPBOY ENTERTAINMENT
Tobi Mohammed is a Vibrant Entrepreneur with his work life centered around IT and Entertainment.He’s an Artiste manager, Show producer, Events Manager and Coordinator, A&R and IT Solutions Architect.In his time in the industry, he’s managed household and award-winning names like... Read More →
avatar for DEJI ORUNKOYI

DEJI ORUNKOYI

PROJECT GENERAL, iPANACHE COMMUNICATIONS
Senior-level event and marketing executive with 15+ years of proven sales growth, team management, new property launches . Loyal, dedicated and hardworking professional with proven abilities to increase profit, provide leadership, make quick decisions and handle increased levels of... Read More →



Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage

4:00pm WAT

EDUCATING THE NEW TRIBE...Rearing a generation focused on innovations for the future
Limited Capacity full
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This interactive discussion will highlight the bridge between future skills and basic education in Nigeria. The World Economic Forum has identified the top 10 skills of the future as Complex problem solving, Critical thinking, Creativity, people management, Coordinating with others, Emotional Intelligence, Service Orientation, Negotiation and Cognitive flexibility. It is therefore important to highlight the value that basic education contributes to building these future skills.

Speakers leading this session will also discuss the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in rearing a generation focused on innovations for the future to bring Nigeria to a recognized state of leadership in emerging trends and future technology

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the relevance of basic education in developmental growth and the need to focus on global future skills.

Speakers
avatar for Folawe Omikunle

Folawe Omikunle

Chief Executive Officer, Teach For Nigeria
I am a Social Entrepreneur interested in fighting education inequity.
avatar for Ola Oyo

Ola Oyo

Co-Founder, Dots
Ola Oyo is a Co-Founder of My EXPO App, a visual learning assistant that uses animation to help simplify topics for students preparing for O-Level and JAMB examinations. He also co-founded KiaKiaFX, a fin-tech company that allows users to easily swap FX from the comfort of their mobile... Read More →
avatar for Oreoluwa Lesi

Oreoluwa Lesi

Executive Director, Women's Technology Empowerment Centre - W.TEC
Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). W.TEC is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation committed to building a more inclusive technology ecosystem, with the next generation of women technology creators, entrepreneurs... Read More →
avatar for Adebola Williams

Adebola Williams

CEO, RED | For Africa
Adebola Williams is a Nigerian media entrepreneur, journalist, and political activist.He is co-founder/CEO of RED, home of several well-known brands including The Future Awards Africa, YNaija.com, StateCraft Inc, amongst others.Described as “the man with the golden touch” by... Read More →
avatar for Modupe Adefeso-Olateju

Modupe Adefeso-Olateju

Managing Director, The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre
Modupe (Mo) Adefeso-Olateju is Managing Director of The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and a policy expert specializing in public-private partnerships in education. She leads workstreams on a range of education sector support initiatives funded or assisted by international... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite

4:00pm WAT

TECHNOLOGY FOR TRANSPARENCY IN EXTRACTIVES
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology has an important role to play to ensure transparency in the extractives sector. This session will bring together industry experts to discuss advocacy for transparency and accountability in the extractives sector, especially oil and gas, in Nigeria. We'll also look at the emergence of apps and other tech tools for advancing this conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Tengi George-Ikoli

Tengi George-Ikoli

Program Coordinator, Nigeria Natural Resource Charter
Tengi holds a joint honours degree in Law and Economics from the University of Wales, UK and a Masters in Law (LLM) from the University of Bristol, UK. An experienced lawyer and public policy expert, she works in the extractive sector governance space to enhance the environmental... Read More →
avatar for Michael Uzoigwe

Michael Uzoigwe

Technical Lead, Accountability, FOSTER Nigeria
Michael Uzoigwe is an experienced development consultant, with a solid combination of international development, public policy, private sector, and research expertise, and engaging successfully with a variety of stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Michael has a deep understanding... Read More →
avatar for Amara Nwankpa

Amara Nwankpa

Director, Public Policy Initiative, Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation
Amara is a civic technologies expert and a public policy analyst with a passion for evidence-driven policy development and effective governance.He is director of the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation’s Public Policy Initiative, with over 10 years’ experience in leading, developing... Read More →
avatar for Tunji LARDNER

Tunji LARDNER

Mr., Self Employed
Tunji holds a Bachelor degree in Philosophy from the University of Lagos (1980). His international experience includes a long association with the United Nations system, serving in various capacities worldwide. Building on his early media career in Nigeria, he has over the last two... Read More →
avatar for Oke Epia

Oke Epia

Executive Director, OrderPaper Nigeria
Oke Epia is a TAGG-Tech Innovator, Public Policy and Communications Professional and Public Diplomacy Enthusiast. He is the Founder and Executive Director of OrderPaper, Nigeria's premier multi-platform legislative interface that helps to bridge the gap between citizens and parliament... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
Studio Suite
  Panel, Governance Day

4:00pm WAT

WHERE ARE THE NIGERIAN SCIENTISTS?
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers: Taiwo Obe, Ekeinde Ohiwerei, Oluwole Odetayo
Against the backdrop of Nigeria LNG Limited-sponsored The Nigeria Prize for Science, worth USD 100,000, aimed at bringing Nigerian scientists and authors to public attention and celebrating excellence in scientific breakthroughs in the nation, distinguished speakers take a deep dive into the discourse of the worrisome locus of science in Nigeria. The minds of the audience will be stimulated to the crucial role science plays in national development and how social media can help with accelerating this development.


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel

4:30pm WAT

HOW TO LIVE WITH MORE JOY AND LESS STUFF
Limited Capacity full
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Living in this technological and social age, we are seeing that as much as people seem happier and connected, there are a lot of people struggling with pain, unmet desires, unfulfilled expectations and insecurities. Some are real and some are projected upon through social media.
This session will be facilitated by wellness professionals who will equip participants on simple ways to live in the moment and enjoy it without fear of the past or future.
1) We will use simple tools to teach participants
2) To daily eat healthier : Not for weight loss or any other insecurities
3) Include movement into their daily routine,
4) Disengage from technology so they can connect with and grow their physical relationships
Improve the quality of their rest.

The session will be practical and interactive with participant participation throughout.

Thursday February 27, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
OFFLINE Wellness Tent
  Masterclass

5:15pm WAT

BEYOND THE CAMERA (Photography As A Tool For Social Change)
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Images are powerful. Time and time again, history has shown that one simple click can impact minds and create lasting changes on both small and large scales. A photograph is one of the most powerful tools in the world. And it's high time photographers and visual storytellers need to be more intentional about how they wield that power. Even still, photography remains one of the most effective ways to communicate across the barriers of culture, language, time, and experience. Sometimes, it just need to be in the right hands.

Organizations, SMEs, Social Enterprises, also need to key into just taking photographs; but also using photography as a tool to tell their unique stories, thereby connecting very well with their audience.
As a visual Storyteller and also the Founder & Executive Director of one of Africa's largest community of photographers and visual storytellers, and from our various photo walks, workshops, and seminars; I have seen first hand the impact of intentionally going beyond just “taking pictures”.

During one of our photo walks in Oshodi last year, I literally had to orientate the participants about visual storytelling and using photography as a tool for social good. And at the end of that photo walk, one of the participants took a picture of a young lad of about 5 years old that was selling toothbrushes for her mum under the Oshodi bridge. From my discussion with them, this participant told a genuine and captivating story about this young lad, using photography as the tool. And the story connected with his audience so much that as I type this now, this young lad is now enrolled into a very good private school, and her mum is no more selling toothbrushes under Oshodi bridge. This is just one out of the numerous first hand experiences I have gotten.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is something we all should hold close to heart now. Photography has the power to go beyond borders, which makes it an ideal medium to not just connect young people from all over the world but to also create more awareness and possible solutions around the SDGs. Intentionally using photography as a tool for social good can inspire positive actions towards the Sustainable Development Goals. There is a large number of youths that attend the Social Media Week (SMW), and engaging youth is vital to successful implementation of those SDGs objectives by 2030. In fact, young people play an important role on shaping the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development and they, as agents of change, are expected to lead efforts to translate this vision into reality. And that is what this masterclass session at the 2020 Social Media Week will address.

Speakers
avatar for ETI-INYENE GODWIN AKPAN

ETI-INYENE GODWIN AKPAN

Founder/Executive Director, PhotoWaka Africa
ETI-INYENE GODWIN AKPAN, popularly known as SIR Inyene, is a Visual StorytellerAnd a New Media Specialist with a difference, and one who is very passionate about capacity building for budding photographers.He is the Chief Executive Officer at the SIR Inyene Company. This is a media... Read More →
avatar for Aisha Augie Kuta

Aisha Augie Kuta

Special Adviser Digital Communications, Ministry of Finance-BNP
Aisha Augie-Kuta is an award winning photographer and Media Consultant. She is the current Special Adviser (Digital Communications Strategy) to the Federal Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning. Prior to this, she was the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Kebbi... Read More →
avatar for O'tega Ogra

O'tega Ogra

SVP/Group Head, Corporate Communications, BUA Group
One of West Africa's leading Corporate & Strategic Communications Executives, O'tega Ogra's career has spanned international development, financial services and manufacturing.He is currently the Group Head of Corporate Communications in one of Africa's largest conglomerates - BUA... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:15pm - 6:30pm WAT
NXT Workshop

5:30pm WAT

HOW CAN WE ACCELERATE THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN AFRICA USING TECHNOLOGY?
Limited Capacity full
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Education social enterprises in Africa have often taken the manual approaches to supporting learning and learning experiences in Africa. Only a few like The Bridge International, an American organization working in Africa, has started to employ technology as a core of its education intervention. Another occurrence is that not of lot of education technology companies are thriving at the same level that other sectors that have been aided by technology, are doing. Why is adoption more difficult? In this discussion with panelists who will be leaders of different education social enterprises and technology companies, we go through what ways we may employ technology to accelerate the impact of social enterprises in education to deliver the learning experiences that will truly move education forward in Africa.  

Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite
  Panel

5:30pm WAT

NEWVOICES: Changing The Narrative Or Upholding The Status Quo?
Limited Capacity seats available

The success of the #NotTooYoungToRun movement was anchored on a lot of factors, prominent among them was the transformative power of social media to mobilize Young Nigerians across ethnic and religious lines. 

These laid the foundation the success stories that emerged in the aftermath of the 2019 elections in area of youth Inclusion in governance. It is against this backdrop that this panel will seek to bring together leading New voices in the public sector to account for their stewardship and provide the opportunity to further strengthen the role of social media as a tool for engagement and public accountability.

Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
Studio Suite

5:30pm WAT

GOING BEYOND THE DIGITAL EXPERIENCE: A CONVERSATION WITH GTBANK CEO
Limited Capacity seats available

As banks continue to expand their digital touch-points, it is crucial to stay consistent in delivering a human experience that traffic customers not just as part of segments but as people with individual emotions and motivations. At Social Media Week 2020, Segun Agbaje, the Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank, will lead the conversation on how banks must think less about channels and more about contexts, in order to deliver services and experiences that enrich people’s lives.

Speakers
avatar for Segun Agbaje

Segun Agbaje

MD/CEO, Guaranty Trust Bank plc


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Talk

5:45pm WAT

MEASURING MARKETING ROI - Metrics & KPI's for 21st Century Digital Marketers
Limited Capacity full
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This masterclass session will help participants understand the latest, most useful methods available to measure the impact of your marketing and campaign program.

Understanding how to measure marketing return on investment helps managers be more strategic, more accountable and more confident in showing the impact of their efforts.

We’ll look at basic and more advanced techniques that will help marketers develop more profitable strategies and impactful marketing campaigns.

Speakers
avatar for Ayodeji Akintade