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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African music has only the next three years to capitalize off the western market before people’s attention drift said music producer Rab Bakari to an audience at Social Media Week Lagos. Rab Bakari spoke on the panel “Afro-Beats Abroad: Western Perceptions & Why We Should Care,” as part of the #SMWMusicAfrica conference. Topics included copyright…

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Entrepreneur Jason Njoku is making Nollywood movies easier to access across the globe. Njoku, founder of iRokoTV, the largest website in the world that distributes Nollywood movies, spoke at the Innovator’s Keynote. This was the first event to start Social Media Week Lagos 2014, held at the Four Points by Sheraton Lagos.  Users of the…

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Plan Social Media Week Lagos is as vibrant as the city itself. This year promises to be even more event packed and busier than last year.Without careful planning it can get overwhelming. If you have not already booked the events you are interested in then book now before all the spaces go. Download the the…

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SMW14 is almost here and it seems every day we’re making a big announcement… And this one we’re super excited about! The uber talented, smart and ever stylish Femi Oke has been announced as a keynote speaker for Social Media Week Lagos! British by birth, Nigerian by parentage and a Washingtonian by zip code, Femi is…

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When volunteering comes to mind, many people probably think,” no pay.” I wonder how many people think about Google, Facebook, and Social Media Week Lagos! Brands -like individuals in the world of work-  can thrive in the emerging hyper-dynamic world of business by capitalising on free offerings. Well, enough of my free business consultancy advice……

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Social Media Week is just over a month away. And, as the saying goes, never put off until tomorrow what you can do today—which is register for the events you’d like to attend! That’s right, as of today, attendee registration is open. Powered globally by Nokia, this year’s event explores the future of tech and…

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Me pushing a cab in Lasgidi

Lagos is a totally DIFFERENT Beast and in must be fed – From Accra to Lagos by Road. As I write this I know this will be one of the stories I share with my kids and grand kids about my journey to Lagos. Everyone Ghanaian who has ventured into the territory of our bigger…

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Social Media Week (Lagos) is my favourite conference so far, and if you have doubts about that, then read my Top 5 moments from the maiden edition. However, moving to Dublin has its perks. Aside from the tourist attractions, diversity, and breweries, the tech scene here is amazing, and one way to get a good…

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Lagos at night

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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This Year We Made History... Next Year We Shape The Future! SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK LAGOS 2014

As our SMW New York colleague Nicky Yates declared in her blog post “Welcome Back: The Future of Now” Social Media Week is built on the belief that we should better understand how technology is providing new inspiration for how we live, work and create. In a little over five years Social Media Week has…

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The first Social Media Week on the continent took place earlier this year in Lagos and it will be in full effect again February 17-21 in 2014. If you made it, you understood the impact of this historic event  and will want to get on board again. If you didn’t participate, tough luck. But, hey,…

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SMW Lagos 2014 Is Back February 17- 21, 2014

October 14, 2013 – Social Media Week Lagos is Back in Lagos, Nigeria February 17-21, 2014. SMWLagos co-produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21 returns for a second year and aims to do it even bigger and better! In 2013 SMW Lagos drew over 8,000 attendees, garnered 19,148 twitter mentions and amassed over 31 million online…

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Wow! What an amazing experience! If you’ve been keeping up you know that last week our Lagos team had the pleasure of not only attending Social Media Week London but also bringing a bit of African flavor to ‘The Big Smoke’ with a full day of Afri-themed programming entitled AFRICA: Open & Connected. SMW London…

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For the ultimate in Social Media Week cross city mash-ups, we’re bringing Africa to London! Social Media Week Lagos is honored to be joining forces with SMW London this September to present Africa: Open & Connected. In partnership with world-class art and digital media institution Ravensbourne,  SMW Lagos has curated a day of inspired programming exploring…

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