Ngozi Odita is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Social Media Week Lagos, a week-long conference in Lagos, Nigeria that brings together thought leaders, key stakeholders and the public to explore how social media impacts industry, government, civil society and culture. Now in it’s fourth year Social Media Week Lagos draws over 12,000 people annually and is the largest digital media and business conference on the continent of Africa.
Odita is also founder of AFRIKA21, a media and production outfit that takes 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.
As a public speaker, Odita focuses on the intersection of art, culture and technology as it relates to Africa and the diaspora. She speaks to the unique opportunities that exist on the continent and “what’s next” on the horizon. Odita to date has spoken at UCLA's Anderson School of Business, Yale University, Columbia University, South By South West, Museum of Art & Design, Brooklyn Museum, The New School, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Social Media Week (NYC, London, Lagos), and The Open Center.