Social Media Week is back in Lagos, Nigeria February 17-21, 2014. Until then our team of extraordinary Guest Bloggers are here to keep you up to date with fresh commentary, news, and insights from Africa and around the world!
Oluwatosin Ajibade also known as OloriSupergal is an Influential blogger, social media marketer and one of the lead Nigerian digital entertainment and fashion news/blog brands. She started blogging in 2010 and her following has been growing consistently for the past few years. OloriSupergal believes in the change that social media will bring to Nigeria and the global world. She says, “Social media is our new voice in the world today”.
explores the complex intersection of culture, entertainment, race and gender as a multimedia journalist. A graduate of Amherst College and a fellowship recipient of NYU Graduate School of Journalism, she currently resides in New York City. Her writing and videos have appeared in The Huffington Post, NBC, CNN, MetroNY
, and Giant Magazine
. Her portfolio can be found here.
is a Cape Town based creative. As a freelancer Noley, as she is known, writes about entertainment, media, trends and everything in between. A graduate of Nelson Mandela University, Noley is an advocate for education reform for South Africa’s young people through her non-profit organization BETTER. You can find her musing on all things that ‘make her happy”. Her work can be found here.
Chief Operations at OTEKBITS.com
is a self acclaimed social media maven, artistic entrepreneur, and expressive guitarist, and perhaps all of these are evident in his ventures: OTEKBITS.com – an online blog that focus on the local tech ecosystem; LazyAppetite.com – an online takeaway site that connects users to various restaurants; and Wild Ripples – a new media outlet. His work can be found here.
Fashion Designer & Social Media Strategist
In 2008 Kwabena Boateng founded Kayobi an African lifestyle brand aimed at promoting positive African imagery through fashion. His fun collection includes iconic slogans such as ‘Make Fufu Not War’. When he’s not designing Kwabena is busy with Nkanee, Ghana’s first Digital Marketing Agency specializing in both Social Media Marketing and Training. Nkane: pronounced (kanee), is the Akan word for first or beginning.
Journalist, Educator & World Citizen
With a natural curiosity about the world around her, Roxanne L. Scott left her job (and her beloved Queens, New York) at the age of 24 to begin exploring the world. She packed her bags and moved to Costa Rica where she spent a year teaching English and traveling to Nicaragua, Panama, and Colombia. Through her travels Roxanne became inspired by the beauty and history of the Black/African influence in Latin America and moved yet again to teach in Accra, Ghana. She created The Who’s World Media Project in June 2010 to highlight the Black global experience. Roxanne holds a B.A. in Political Science from Temple University and is currently a student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists.