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Meet The Black Woman who Created The World’s Largest Tech Conference

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Social Media Week Lagos is the largest and Blackest conference that you’ve probably never heard of until now. SMW Lagos features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations. SMW Lagos 2018 boasted an attendance of over 20,000 people…

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15 Things to do in Lagos for Social Media Week 2019

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The last time I was at Social Media Week Lagos was in 2017. It was great to be back home, connecting with entrepreneurs, content creators and other bright minds from around the world. We shared ideas on how the Continent can use and is using social media in the areas of entertainment, business, education and…

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The World Is Witnessing Nigeria’s Creative Golden Age

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Nigerians, of course, saw it all along. The infiltration of world culture by the sounds, images, and styles of their country has been building for some time. The author and photographer Teju Cole notices Nigerian pop music when he travels—recently, in a taxi in Peru. The journalist Bim Adewunmi remembers finding a group of white…

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Nichole Yembra: Managing Partner of One of The Largest FinTech VC Firms in Africa

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One of my goals is to invest in many startups here and on the continent. The African Fintech (Financial technology) sector is one that’s always been interesting to me because of its potential to solve many social and economic issues. According to a recent report from Disrupt Africa, the overall startup funding from venture capitalists jumped…

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10 Lagos Fashion & Design Week Designers To Watch Out For

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Lagos Fashion and Design Week (October 25th- 28th) is a leading fashion event on the African fashion calendar. The multi-day fashion event aims to bring together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of African designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria. We’ve listed a few of the designers you should get…

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10 Of Our Favorite Fela Kuti Quotes

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Music legend and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 79 years also today. In honor of his life and his mission to use his music to liberate his people, we have compiled a few of our favorite Fela quotes. Happy Birthday Fela! To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism…

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I Moved From the U.S. to Nigeria and Launched a Fashion Brand

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Leilani Lawani was born in New York, lived in Cameroon for several years before returning to the U.S. for college.  She eventually moved to Lagos, Nigeria and founded her fashion brand, Koélé. What inspired you to start your business? I have a multicultural background in that I have lived in different countries throughout my childhood and adult life.…

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#SHOPPE NAIJA: The Black and Bourgie Shoppe Black Experience in Lagos

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I’ve wanted to attend Social Media Week Lagos for the last five years, ever since my girl Ngozi Odita founded it with a group of fellow Nigerians. The largest innovation and technology convening on the Continent, SMW Lagos is definitely a Nigerian hot spot for the cool girls and guys representing innovation in Africa across industries.…

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Meet Bukky Karibi-Whyte, CEO of Nigeria’s Top Public Relations Firm

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Bukky Karibi-Whyte is the CEO and founder of Robert Taylor Media, one of the premiere communications agencies in Nigeria, an agency which houses Communications Firms Invicta Africa and Bobby Taylor Company as well as three other brands. Her company represents brands like BROOMFIELD Law, SPAR, Dom Perignon, Cyber Xchange, Henessy, Belvedere, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and various…

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Do Lagos Like This During Social Media Week

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Lagos City The Centre of Excellence. The beating pulse of Africa’s most populous nation. Located in the southwestern point of Nigeria, Lagos is home to approximately 18 million people. The city has a relentless energy that hardly ever disappoints. From February 27 to March 8, Lagos will host Social Media Week and an influx of…

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