Lagos News & Updates

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 IBTC

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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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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Afrobeat panel

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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THE Alpha and Jam developer gaming challenge, A CHANCE TO SHOW YOUR DEVELOPING SKILLS AND WIN $5,000    With lots of buzz going up about the gaming event on the 20th of Februray, an experiential event would be happening at the hothouse on the 19TH OF Februray. IF YOU ARE A DEVELOPER THEN LISTEN UP We…

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Gbenga Sesan

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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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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