Sunday, October 1, 2023

SMW Lagos: A Connected Africa Is The Future

It was exciting to have Social Media Week back in Lagos after the success it had last year.

For the few who’ve been in the dark, Social Media Week is a leading media platform and event with global reach across five continents including Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Asia that explores the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Twice a year the week long conference and festival is held in multiple cities across the globe simultaneously.

In February 2013, Lagos joined the Social Media Week community as the first African city to host the event, and history was made. It got better this year with a sequel themed A Connected Africa Is The Future. The 5-day event examined the economic, social and cultural impact of social media and technology for Africa while exploring current trends and highlighting opportunities for collaboration.

It  was even more interactive and productive than last year with a gathering of Nigeria’s brightest minds such as Jason Njoku, Emeka Mba, Femi Oke and Emeka Keazor, to mention a few.

Discussions covered all areas including networking and parties, lifestyle and culture, advertising and marketing, society and environment, business and entrepreneurship, education and learning, media and publishing, politics and government, and science and technology. We must confess we particularly loved the discussions on Beauty UnmaskedWomen Doing Business, and Web Women Want.

Beauty Unmasked

Women Doing Business the Social Way

Web Women Want

It was indeed a very enlightening experience. To find out more check out the live stream site.

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