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Sponsors & Partners

Social Media Week Lagos provides global brands with unique and compelling ways to engage with some of Africa’s most hyper-connected influencers. Fill out our Get Involved form for sponsorship information and to learn how you can engage with Social Media Week Lagos’s audience!

Global Headline Sponsor

Social Media Week is proud to have Nokia as the Global Headline Sponsor for 2014. Nokia brings best-in-class devices and solutions to the market together with leading enterprise technology partners. Together Nokia delivers a range of unbeatable end-to-end offerings to all individuals and businesses of all sizes. Nokia’s technology will be incorporated throughout the Social Media Week platform. Most notably, Nokia will be connecting Social Media Week attendees through real-time conversation and also a location check-in experience. In addition, Nokia will be sharing mobile devices to select attendees.

2014 CITY HEADLINE SPONSOR

Kola Aluko Foundation is a Nigerian foundation aiming to inspire, mentor and support future generations of Africa leaders.  Its core values are humility, respect, resourcefulness, resilience and mentorship.  KAF’s founder Kola Aluko is the Co-Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Atlantic Energy as well as a founder and shareholder in Seven Energy.  His career spans over 20 years in oil and gas with the last 10 years concentrating on Exploration and Production.

HUB SPONSOR

Stanbic BankTraditionally strong as a corporate and investment bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC looks set to strengthen its position in this sector and will increasingly play a significant role in the personal and business banking retail environment. A leader in the industry for over 150 years, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC offers its clients a wide range of corporate, investment, business and personal banking products and solutions. With over 60 branches across the country and over 1500 dedicated staff, the bank is positioned to take care of your banking requirements.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

The Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) LTD is a Government owned Limited Liability Company under the supervision of Federal Ministry of Communications Technology. The company operates and manages geostationary communications satellite called NigComSat-1R. Our mission is “to manage and exploit the commercial viability of Nigerian Communications satellites for the socio-economic benefit of the nation” Our vision is “to be the leading communications satellite operator and service provider in Africa”.
FirstBank has solidified itself as a brand of fortitude, strength and innovation in the Nigerian financial sector since its inception in 1894. The iconic African elephant with navy blue and ivory colours has been a national symbol of one of the biggest international players in the financial services industry to date.As the First Bank Group moved into its second century of operations, on April 27 2004, the brand unveiled a new corporate identity with a new logo and new colours. Entering into a sophisticated and dynamic era in the life of FirstBank, the brand seeks to draw from our history of being one of Nigeria’s biggest and most prosperous financial services group and streamlining with new age processes, technology and most importantly, group mindset.
The Pension Reform Act 2004 established the National Pension Commission (PenCom) as the body to regulate, supervise and ensure the effective administration of pension matters in Nigeria. Vision and Mission of the Commission “To be a world-class organisation that ensures the prompt payment of retirement benefits and promotes a sustainable pension industry that positively impacts on the economic development of Nigeria” “To be an effective regulator and supervisor that ensures the safety of pension assets and fair return on investment utilizing appropriate technology, with highly skilled and motivated staff”
The National Broadcasting Commission is a parastatal of the Federal Government of Nigeria, empowered to regulate the broadcasting industry by Act no. 38 of 1992 as amended by Act no. 55 of 1999. The Federal Government of Nigeria, in line with the recommendations of the Committee on National Mass Communications Policy, promulgated the enabling decree on August 24, 1992, This decree and its amendment have been adopted as Acts of the National Assembly numbers 38 and 55 in line with our present democratic status.
Moguldom’s mission is to develop groundbreaking brands and content at scale for multicultural audiences and to continually deepen our audience engagement through innovation. AFK Insider is a website for consumers and business professionals in Africa as well as investors and others interested in doing business in fast-growing African markets. The first property in Moguldom’s new Emerging Markets Division, AFK Insider will also develop subscription web apps that help entrepreneurs and investors reduce the complexity of entering and doing business in African markets. As Moguldom continues to launch additional brands around African travel and entertainment, the company aims to become the leading digital content platform across the continent of Africa in the next three years.
Arik Air is West-Africa’s leading airline operating a domestic, regional and international flight network. We operate mainly from two hubs at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Arik Air’s head office is the Arik Air Aviation Center on the grounds of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos State.
Metro Taxi is the leading Taxi company in Lagos and the only Metered Taxi in Nigeria. Operating with a fleet size of over 150 vehicles, the company has redefined the face of public transportation in Nigeria with introduction of 24hours Call Centre, Dispatch technology that ensure customers get Taxi to use within 15minutes of request from any location in the city, accident insurance cover for passengers. Metro Taxi services also include Inter states services, airport pick up, corporate service and luxury vehicle hire..
Hennessy was founded in 1765 by Richard Hennessy. Since then, Hennessy has been driven to create the world’s best cognacs. In this continuing quest for excellence, seven generations of Master Blenders have ensured the transmission of this precious savoir-faire from one generation to another.
Ginger Tapas & Grill is a contemporary Spanish themed restaurant, with a Fusion menu of primarily Latin/Mediterranean and Nigerian influence; complemented with outdoor Charcoal Grill Favorites. Ginger Tapas Grill is the first in its category in Cosmopolitan Lagos.Our beverage offering includes an eclectic mix of global renowned cocktails, house specials, champagne, wine, beer, popular liquor and liqueur brands etc; as well as an impressive soft drinks, water, tea and coffee Ginger Tapas Grill is located at The Cosmopolitan, 6A Ologun Agbaje St VI, Lagos.
ipNX Nigeria Limited is a leading provider of infrastructure-based Telecommunications and Information Technology services here in Nigeria. Leveraging more than a decade of experience, the company was formed by the divestment of the telecommunications services division of Telnet Nigeria Limited and has been in operation for many years. ipNX currently provides a range of communications and IT services to Corporate organizations within Nigeria on its IP (Internet Protocol) based communications network using both radio and satellite communications technologies. As part of its growth strategy, ipNX seeks to also extend its services to small and medium sized businesses and residential customers. In the long term, ipNX has determined that it needs also to have a strategic presence in the wire line market to ensure that we will be able to provide future services, which require high bandwidth in the last mile.
Red Bull‘s functional benefits are appreciated throughout the world by a variety of people such as top athletes, busy professionals, active students and drivers on long journeys. Thanks to its unique formula, Red Bull vitalizes body and mind. In 1987, Red Bull not only launched a completely new product, it created a whole new product category — Energy Drinks. From day one, Red Bull has been giving wings to people and ideas, setting many milestones in sports and culture.

Cobranet Limited is one of Nigeria’s most preferred Internet Service Providers, which provides reliable Internet Service and Data connectivity to the Nigerian market thereby positioning itself as a leader in this sector of choice. It started operations in 2003, and has over the last decade been proud to provide every segment of the society with a reliable and secure link to the digital universe. It is a subsidiary of the Boulos Group, which has been operating in Nigeria since the 1950s and is nationally celebrated for its numerous, locally produced brands such as Rose of Africa, etc.

Cobranet currently offers Dedicated, Fiber and Data connectivity for corporate organizations and medium sized businesses over a state- of- the -art -radio network over Lagos as well as other Internet offers for residential customers on a network topology which is rugged, dynamic and fully redundant with negligible downtimes.

Cobranet’s promise is to continue to provide innovative and world class solutions at the best feature-to price and service –to –price ratio.

PEPSI is an American multinational food and beverage corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, United States, with interests in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products.

2014 MEDIA PARTNERS

At AL JAZEERA we put people at the heart of journalism. We believe every story has a human side which deserves to be told.The channel aims to give voice to untold stories, promote debate, and challenge established perceptions. Al Jazeera English is an international news channel with over sixty bureaus around the world that span six different continents. Since being established in 2006, it has continued to grow in reach and popularity due to its global coverage, especially from underreported regions. The channel currently broadcasts to over 250 million households across 130 countries. Al Jazeera English’s in-depth approach to journalism has won it numerous awards and plaudits over the years. We go beyond cold facts and bring to light what really matters. Al Jazeera English is part of the Al Jazeera Network – one of the world’s leading media corporations, encompassing news, documentary and sport channels.
The Beat 99.9 FM “The Heartbeat of Lagos” , Naija FM 102.7 ”Na wa radio” and Classic FM 97.3 “Playing Every Song You Know!” are all part of Megalectrics Limited. From contemporary to classic these stations are the soundtrack to the vibrancy that Lagos is known for. These properties operate as independent, full-service stations with music, local and international entertainment news, topical news, sports, weather and traffic information and are hosted by Lagos’s most well known On-air Personalities.
CHANNEL O is the first pan African 24 hour music channel. Broadcasting to 48 countries around the continent for 15 years, 2013 will mark our 16th year. Channel O’s mantra is Originally African, and we pride ourselves in celebrating and being key partners in the African music industry. Our target was to have a 51% (African) to 49% (International) quota in terms of our music pay listing, but this number has been exceeded in favour of the African music industry because of he leaps and bounds that it has taken. In terms of our programming we only produce African content. If there s anything you want to know about your favorite African stars you’ll find it on Channel O Africa, making us the leaders in the African music industry. Channel O Africa s synonymous with The African music industry.
C MOORE MEDIA works with companies and brands in the US, UK, Africa and Caribbean. We enable clients to create business opportunities, and effectively raise their brand awareness among target audiences within US and international regions.As an independent agency led by top award-winning global talent, we offer a flexibility that yields tangible results for forward-thinking clients. We have strategic alliances with similar agencies and organizations in key locations allowing us to combine global and local expertise. This equates to real national and international scope alongside a proven track record of success for our clients.CMM boasts a cross section of clients and experience that spans the top global public relations and marketing agencies. We also own solid experience in the corporate, beauty, finance, non-profit, entertainment, lifestyle, travel and tourism industries, as well as professional associations and social media brands in the US, UK and African markets. CMM has experience within the general, multicultural and African diaspora markets in key global regions.This rich diversity of industries, experience and geographical scope, enables our clients to gain the value added benefits of strategic collaborations, insights, partnerships, as well as access to the CMM network.
JUMIA is Nigeria’s number one online shopping destination where you can shop the widest selection of electronics, fashion, home appliances, kid’s items and more in Nigeria and have them shipped directly to your home or office at your convenience! We offer free nationwide delivery, free returns and have several convenient payment options to choose from, either with your debit/credit cards or cash on delivery.  With affordable prices and great products, Jumia lets you enjoy an awesome shopping experience with your order sent directly to your doorstep. No muss, no fuss, super convenience guaranteed.We are constantly expanding our product range to include the latest gadgets, fashion styles and new categories and we don’t want you to miss out! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on the latest offers and Jumia news.  Happy shopping!
AFRITICKETS is an advanced and secure online ticketing platform specifically designed for the African market. We provide effective event marketing and event ticketing services that give relief to the event industry within Africa. The Afritickets website provides a vibrant space to promote events, buy tickets to different genres of events, read exciting news, collect payment and share unique experiences with others.The Afritickets website is premised on simplicity- we strive to make the process of buying and selling tickets as simple and as user friendly as possible.Afritickets is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.
THE BOBBY TAYLOR COMPANY  is a public relations firm in the heart of Lagos, specializing in all things PR, Communications, Marketing, Lifestyle, Fashion, Entertainment, Hospitality, Events, Branding and more.
THE GUARDIAN is an independent newspaper, established in 1983 for the purpose of presenting balanced coverage of events, and of promoting the best interests of Nigeria.
TRACE URBAN is the #1 international urban music channel. TRACE Urban gives a unique insight into urban music and culture and airs the most popular urban music genres focusing on the latest in R&B and hip-hop. TRACE Urban combines top urban music videos, exclusive interviews of urban celebrities and original features related to urban culture (music, fashion, dance, sport, lifestyle, cinema…).
IN3K8 Media is a digital advertising agency focused on the creation and promotion of awareness and publicity for new and existing brands via our digital advertising platform. IN3K8 Media makes use of strategically positioned digital billboards in the LCD form factor in high traffic indoor locations to reach the intended audience for its clients. We are built from the ground up to serve the needs of the SME market and strive to provide innovative pricing and effective media coverage for businesses in this income bracket.
RED MEDIA GROUP is a leading media content and communication company with a prominent development subsidiary called The Future Project.Structured into two main businesses, its content arm is headlined by the premium Y! brands (Y! TV, Y! Radio, Y! Online, Y! In ‘D News and Y! Magazine) as well as The Future Nigeria Awards, reputed as Nigeria’s biggest youth event; while its communication arm offers full-service communication solutions with a focus on Public Relations, New Media, Demographic Marketing (with a reputation as a pioneer in Youth Marketing), Editorial Consultancy and Perception Management.The company’s heritage over the past six years covers communication services for clients across a wide spectrum including Government, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Technology, Development, Social Services, Entertainment, Fashion & Style, Education, and Personalities.
FORBES AFRICA is the sixteenth local-language edition of the highly successful  FORBES magazine—renowned for exploiting  various matters, as well as its many lists based on the levels of global wealth and power, offering topics such as “The World’s Most Powerful  People”, “Global High Performers,” and “The World’s Billionaires”. FORBES AFRICA launched in October 2011. The magazine features editorial  from across the continent and include relevant content from its partners in the US. FORBES AFRICA is the continent’s first-ever international business publication localized for the African executive,  with distribution in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria and Ghana. .

2014 Supporting Partners

The global acceptance of Nigerian music has come in the wake of an enabling commercial environment and this emergence in its entirety has aided the creation of unprecedented success and vast opportunities for businesses connected with the Nigeria music industry. A plethora of Nigerian artistes have become very well celebrated all around the world by way of exposure accorded them through reputable publications; BUBBLES being a prominent medium of note! BUBBLES Magazine lends its editorial direction to music, movies, celebrities, fashion, events and lifestyle, thus appealing to Nigerians home and abroad.
TRANZIT is a free web/mobile enabled transportation and delivery service that enables you to locate interesting, or required places and events based on your location.Tranzit puts people a few taps away from a licensed, vetted transportation and delivery pickup service. For drivers, Tranzit provides access to more passengers so they can make more money.
KONNECT AFRICA is an online magazine that is focused on Africa and the great achievements of Africans in this era.As the new Africa unfolds, we desire to showcase the wonderful achievements that are being birthed by Africans everyday in Governance, Entrepreneurship, Business, Technology, Fashion, the Arts, Sports, Education and Culture. We hope our posts will inspire and challenge Africans everywhere to deep thinking, uncommon creativity, focused action and true greatness in their chosen fields of human endeavour.Via our Konnect Africa Online Forum (Drop-a-Line), we seek to build a network of well-meaning Africans who are informed, inspired and focused. It is our belief that this Forum will drive change and build a community of  enviable Africans who will make a difference and undeniable impact in their academics, careers, vocations and communities.
WHAT’S UP AFRICA/RNW Radio Netherlands Worldwide is a public radio and television network based in Hilversum, producing and transmitting programmes for international audiences outside the Netherlands. Radio Netherlands Worldwide is the producer of the What’s Up Africa web series created by Ikenna Azuike .
Ordering food online in Nigeria has never been as convenient as with Hellofood. Enter your location and we provide you the list of the best restaurants in Lagos or in Abuja from which you can order your food online. You pay on delivery. The hardest is to choose, unless you use Hellofood’s filters. On Hellofood order online from the best restaurants in Nigeria. Enjoy a fast home delivery. Or if you want to get delivered during your working time, just provide us your office address. With Hellofood don’t waste time in lining up, vary your meals and above all just relax during your lunch break.