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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Now synonymous for search, Google has become the ultimate destination for satisfying one’s curiosity. No question is too simple or silly for the search giant, and users are usually presented with more answers than they have time to explore. At the end of each year, Google releases a series of summary reports showing the search…

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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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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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We live in a world where a DJ from Brooklyn, New York can download the newest EP from a Nigeria-based rapper the day it’s released. The Internet closes the distance between the two hip-hop heads, and social media allows them to communicate and foster a musician-listener relationship that would be impossible several years ago. For…

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