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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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Where would social media be without the informational content that spurs engaging conversations? Attending this year’s Social Media Week Lagos were a number of content creators from across the world who understand the key role that social media plays in pushing content forward. As a Social Media Week Lagos press partner, AFKInsider has positioned itself…

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A group of 30 senior executives and members of the international press listened attentively as SMWLagos Advisory Board member Claudine Moore delivered her highly-anticipated master class on Tuesday morning. The first slide appropriately featured a famous Benjamin Franklin quotation: “It takes many good deeds to build a reputation and one bad one to lose it.”…

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From day to night, social media keeps us connected in a number of intimate ways like never before, allowing people to share their most remarkable memories via instant images, videos and text. Following each full day of informative events, attendees will be able to unwind and let loose thanks to the entertaining nightlife programming provided at…

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Now synonymous for search, Google has become the ultimate destination for satisfying one’s curiosity. No question is too simple or silly for the search giant, and users are usually presented with more answers than they have time to explore. At the end of each year, Google releases a series of summary reports showing the search…

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There’s no better time than the beginning of the year for tech entrepreneurs to cast a fresh perspective on their current workflow and outlook. Yet, with all of the multitasking required from an online start-up, taking time out to reassess is no easy feat. Before the first month of the new year comes to a…

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In Nigeria and across the globe, many entrepreneurs and companies are hard at work, striving to launch the next big digital innovation that will push the music industry to new frontiers. Last week, we presented you with NotJustOK, Spinlet and iRoking, three websites that not only provide its many users with the latest Nigerian music, but…

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To stay in school or to drop-out? With entrepreneurial dropouts like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Tumblr’s David Karp having launched hugely successful start-ups, that is the question facing more and more young entrepreneurs. Yet, Social Media Weeks Lagos contributor and Nigerian entrepreneur Nubi Kay seems to have decided that a good education is still valuable. Having received…

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Thanks to the border-smashing capabilities of the Internet, Nigerian music fans can listen to their favorite songs faster than they can say “Ice Prince.” With the digitization of music came a wave of innovative and disruptive platforms all vying to provide listeners across the globe with access to the latest music on new technologies. Yet,…

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Making a Case for Nigeria As the Continent’s Technology Leader Earlier this year, technology news website Mashable posed the following question: “Is Lagos Home to an African Tech Movement?” In the article, writer Monty Munford bolstered this consideration by pointing to the West African nation’s innovative residents, emerging tech hubs like CC Hub Nigeria, the…

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“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Often quoted around the world, the words first spoken by the late global music icon Bob Marley speak to the transformative qualities of music. From historical to contemporary, the music of Africa is certainly no exception. On Wednesday, February 20, Billboard Africa…

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To view photos from GUESS Fashion Day at SMW Lagos visit our Facebook Photo Gallery The multicolored wax prints. The elegant, larger-than-life geles. The young, emerging fashion designers. A mere glance at the energetic fashion trends and products stemming from Nigeria confirms that Lagos is certainly a cosmopolitan fashion force to watch. During Social Media…

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If you’ve ever been to Lagos, then you understand that the style and flavor of this eclectic city is unmatched. GUESS has recognized the increasing demand for young cosmopolitan clothing lines and fashion accessories and recently announced plans to expand their young, sexy and adventurous brand into the African market. South Africa served as the inaugural African country…

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On a small button given out to Social Media Week Lagos attendees and speakers on the first day read the hashtag #IMadeHistory. While Social Media Week conferences have been taking place throughout North America, Europe, and Asia for almost five years, the inaugural Social Media Week conference in Africa took place in Lagos, Nigeria on…

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Despite how heavily dependent on the Internet we have become, a majority of its users do not have a clue as to how it functions. A lack of computer science education in most grade school curriculums and the intimidating nature of such a seemingly omnipotent technology are both to blame for our illiteracy. Thankfully, the…

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