55Forward: Stories in African Excellence at SMW Lagos


Social Media Week

Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas and insights into social media and technology's impact on business, society, and culture.


In the spirit of the SMW Lagos 2014 theme “A Connected Africa is the Future”, we launched 55FORWARD, a ground-breaking campaign inviting business, technology, entertainment and media leaders from each of Africa’s fifty-five countries to participate during the Social Media Week Lagos conference.

In an ongoing effort to continue highlighting the amazing work of pioneers around the continent we are announcing the opening of applications for #55FORWARD 2015 for Social Media Week Lagos 2015!  If you had submitted an application prior to October 1, 2014 we will include yours in the 2015 group.

55FORWARD Ambassadors exemplify our mission by utilizing technology to help people connect and share ideas and information.

55FORWARD Ambassadors are:

  • Visionaries and leaders in their fields.
  • Innovators with ideas that set them apart.
  • Changemakers with stories and case studies to share.

Organizations and individuals from across the continent are encouraged to apply, although we are especially interested in nominations from countries not yet represented by 55FORWARD.  To express your interest in becoming a 55FORWARD 2015 Ambassador please complete and submit the form below.  (Please note: It may take us a few weeks to properly process your application and connect the dots so be patient.)

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Click here to read about the #55FORWARD 2014 Ambassadors.



Niama Sandy

Operations Manager, SMW Lagos



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