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For 2014, Social Media Week Lagos introduced the #55FORWARD campaign as a way to bring all of the continent into its February activities.  The campaign, focused on highlighting the work of innovators from each of the 55 African nations, was an opportunity to really show this year’s theme “A connected Africa is the future” at…

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Social Media Week 2014 was amazing. To get an idea of what I mean, check out my top 5 highlights as well as my comparison to the 2013 (and maiden) edition of the week long conference. However, it’s Thursday and good timing for a throwback so I decided to share the one photograph that captured…

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Had the opportunity to explore the effect of social media on the future of events with Japheth Omojuwa, who pulled off a phenomenal virtual event on twitter for the #MTNFootballAwards, and Samson Aligba, founder of event management tool startup, Eventiso. Discussion covered challenges, tools, opportunities, limitations, and everything in between when it came to social…

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As promised from my last post highlighting my top experiences from social  media week Lagos 2014, here’s a deep dive when it comes to comparing the 2013 and 2014 edition of the week long conference. Interestingly enough, I was also asked a question in line with this post by the HumanIPO’s reporter and some other…

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It’s been an amazing week for me and very glad I made the decision to travel down to Lagos. Yes, the weather was big factor but the reunion, networking, also had a role to play. 2014 was packed but out of the many moments including the news of Facebook acquiring Whatsapp for $16bn, here are…

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Stanbic ITBC Bank was a part of our #smwInnovatorsEat breakfast series today. The bank spoke about all things money and the future of digital banking. Gbenga Agboola, project manager of for mobile payment solutions at Stanbic ITBC Bank, was able to speak to us about the obstacles for some Nigerians opening accounts and what the…

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The colorful worlds of food and photography collided at Eat. Shoot. Repeat, a Social Media Week Lagos event held by global headline sponsor Nokia to showcase its showcase brands, Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320.  Photography masters Kelechi Amadi Obi, Bayo Omoboriowo and Chiekezi Dozie were on hand to demonstrate the many benefits of the…

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