AFRIKA21 was conceptualized as a media and production outfit that could take a multidisciplinary approach to promoting a new vision of Africa in the 21st Century. AFRIKA21 produces online content, multimedia events and public programming with the expressed purpose of reframing the conversation around Africa, creating awareness of the opportunities that exist on the continent and encouraging collaboration.
Executive Director, SMW Lagos
Ngozi Odita is Executive Producer and Lead Strategist at AFRIKA21 and Creative Director at Society HAE. In these roles, she is fortunate to lead an awesome group of writers, producers, and digital creatives. Ngozi is a firm believer in the power of creativity and in everyone’s ability to channel this creativity to transform communities and ultimately change the world
Director of Communications
A savvy storyteller that knows how to draft big ideas but also has the backbone to bring them to life, n'dada vaz is a new media professional with a passion for business and art . She creates digital strategies and provides logistical support for some of the world's leading brands. Both a leader & team player who brings a fresh, thoughtful POV to every project, n'dada believes that good strategy gives purpose to big ideas and big ideas drive meaningful brand experiences. A creative thinker with a skill for research, trend analysis, design and writing she is a go to "do-er" for businesses looking to connect with creative millennials. In 2014 n'dada - a habitual entrepreneur- founded SAPE co. Soap, a start-up concept body care company offering quality artisanal, grooming and bath products.
Niama Safia Sandy
Niama Safia Sandy is a Brooklyn-born Creative Anthropologist, Writer, Femi-Humanist, and Aspiring Curator of Caribbean heritage. An alumnae of Howard University and School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), Niama’s professional interests and experience includes journalism, program development and management, public relations, art, gender, migration and diaspora studies (with a special concentration on the African and Caribbean Diasporas) and social justice. Recently, her masters dissertation "'Get on With It': Making Meaning at the Notting Hill Carnival" was awarded the distinction of the SOAS Anthropology department's “Best Dissertation” of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Chioma Tanwa OkeReke joined Social Media Week Lagos in 2013 to provide administrative support in the organization of volunteers, working alongside the executive team to coordinate strategy development and training. A talented writer, human resource manager, organizer and digital media strategist Chioma believes in the power of volunteering to foster socio-economic development, youth employment & national transformation. When not busy helping #teamsmwlagos stay on track, Chioma lends her talents as project coordinator to Volunteers In Nigeria, a start-up company that connects Nigerian companies to a database of qualified university student and graduate volunteers and interns.
Teddy Azike is a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt and holds a dual Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy and International Law and Diplomacy. Teddy has over 7 years experience in the public sector with both Nigerian and International companies. He serves currently as the Head of Operations for Dragon Africa.
Adama Delphine Fawundu
Delphine Fawundu is interested in exploring identities through cultural expression. A hip-hop head at heart she has been documenting this culture since 1993 through photography, video and words. She launched her career documenting hip-hop culture for The Source and Vibe Magazine.Delphine has traveled to Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Spain, Egypt, Jamaica, The Netherlands, England, France, Germany, Denmark, and Cuba creating personal projects. Delphine has received numerous fellowships and grants from foundations such as the Open Society Institute, The Puffin Foundation, Fund for Teachers, National Association for Black Journalist, and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Community Content Manager
Evelyn Ngugi is a Austin, Texas-based journalist, videographer, and Millenial with a social media job. With a passion for online communities, she works to connect likeminded women around the world through popular haircare website NaturallyCurly.com. YouTuber, blogger, and "Internet Cousin" to thousands of people on the world wide web. Kenyan with the slowest mile time.
Roxanne L. Scott
Project Coordinator (Travel Day/Hospitality)
Nigerian born creative living in Austin,TX. I spend most of my time with a group of entrepreneurs doing creative work for our software startup Remark (500 Startup company) and an organization called Doing Development. I love creating through various mediums and going on adventures to expand my vision.