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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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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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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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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One of the most popular moments on twitter for Nigeria was two years ago during Occupy Nigeria activist Gbenga Sesan told an audience at Social Media Week Lagos. Sesan and social entrepreneur Ayo Alli sat down in conversation at the Ethics, Etiquette and Political Activism on Social Media session at Four Points. Sesan said in…

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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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February has been a great month and it’s just about to get even more awesome with Social Media Week. Turned 25 a few days ago but college and funny Irish weather saw me delay celebrations till the weekend. Let’s just say you can never go wrong with having a good time with Germans. With no…

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Social Media Week Lagos will be underway in just a few days. And if you consider yourself a traveler, you’re probably curious about the intersection of travel and tech. Fellow wanderer, the weeklong conference will host more events than you can possibly attend. Have no fear, here are our favorite events for the nomad 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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Influx of international digital marketing agencies and expertise With the growth in Africa’s internet penetration and and mobile broadband subscriptions digital marketing is also gaining traction as an alternative advertising medium. However African nations face the challenge of not having enough digital agencies and experts to fulfil the increasing need for online marketing. This creates…

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