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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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It’s that time of the year again when we take a lot of Christmas photos with friends and family – yes selfies too. Taking photos is just a necessary evil as what we really want to do is not to capture but share the moments through images. Here are my 5 top photo-sharing apps you…

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Someone once defined twitter as a global chat room, where millions of users visit to share tweets using text, and links to photos, videos, and other content formats in 140 characters or less. With half-a-billion (500,000,000) tweets published daily on the platform (and an expected 1 billion tweets per day in 2014), here are some…

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After watching Curtis Fields perform the song Opposites Attract at the BET Awards last weekend, strumming a guitar on a smartphone in front of  a live audience , I thought I’d seen everything. Then I came across Oluseyi Asurf of Asurf Films – the man who learned everything he knows about filmmaking from watching YouTube tutorials at night.  Could…

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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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We hope you’re as excited as we are for SMW13, powered by Nokia. Looking over the incredible list of activities around the world, we know it’s going to be one of the best yet. As we finalize preparations, we want to make sure you meet Beatrice Olumhense from Lagos. You’ve already met the other Nokians…

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It’s the last day of the year 2012, and perhaps the best time to take a look at the Facebook Landscape in Nigeria one more time. Yes, I had previously done so about 10 days ago, with hopes that there would not be any major changes, and maybe the changes are not major, nonetheless, some…

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