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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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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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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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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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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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The 2014 Social Media Week is around the corner, and that is one event Africa is looking forward to. With the theme ‘A Connected Africa’, no doubt there is need to take a look at how social media tools play a role in what events of the future will look like. In fact, we at…

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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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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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Social Media Week Lagos’ photostream on Flickr.

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Every year hundreds of thousands of people head to Austin, Texas to participate in the largest Music, Interactive and Film Conference in the world. South by Southwest (SXSW) is an awesome opportunity  to engage an audience eager to learn about new ideas and trends around the world. SMW Lagos Executive Director Ngozi Odita and Advisory…

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Social Media Week for me is still on, after all you are here reading this post. Perhaps the most anticipated event in the tech space, for 2013, even though it is still February. I loved every bit of the 5 day period, that featured over 100 events from music, sports, e-commerce, fashion, governance, tech, banking,…

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