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Connecting people and content to promote conversation on emerging trends. SMW Lagos returns to Nigeria for the second year February 2014!
Connecting people and content to promote conversation on emerging trends. SMW Lagos returns to Nigeria for the second year February 2014!

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Social Media Week Lagos’ 55FORWARD campaign was created as a platform to showcase the technological innovations, spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and dynamic contributions of Africans in the digital age.

Mukuka Mayuka and Tayo Akinyemi are Social Media Week Lagos 55FORWARD Ambassadors who are equipping young women and girls in Zambia with the tools and training they need to become experts in the art of telling stories about African tech, entrepreneurship, and innovation using social media.

Photo of Lusaka at night by Jamiel Banda.

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Bacely YoroBi is a Social Media Week Lagos 55FORWARD Ambassadors.

Social Game Advertising, is a new opportunity that looks for specialist digital marketing in Africa. On the web or on mobile many people pass their time playing video games.  Bacely will speak on the unexplored opportunities for Africa in the social game industry.

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Paul Bomani and Hafiz Juma are Social Media Week Lagos 55FORWARD Ambassadors.

Paul Bomani and Hafiz Juma, General Managers for AIM Group’s Innovation and Digital Division, discuss how the internet, social media and mobile have impacted Tanzania–a land known as the home of one of man’s earliest fossils, Zinjanthropus. While Paul and Hafiz argue that social media, in its purest form, is not a new advent, they explore its evolution in the modern world with optimisms and cautions for the future.

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Social Media Week Lagos’ 55FORWARD campaign was created as a platform to showcase the technological innovations, spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and dynamic contributions of Africans in the digital age.

Mukuka Mayuka and Tayo Akinyemi are Social Media Week Lagos 55FORWARD Ambassadors who are equipping young women and girls in Zambia with the tools and training they need to become experts in the art of telling stories about African tech, entrepreneurship, and innovation using social media.

Photo of Lusaka at night by Jamiel Banda.

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Social Media Week Lagos’ 55FORWARD campaign was created as a platform to showcase the technological innovations, spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and dynamic contributions of Africans in the digital age.

Mazuba Kapambwe is a Social Media Week Lagos 55FORWARD Ambassador.

There’s a festival in an African country almost every weekend of the year. With travel being more accessible by young Africans, these festivals are using social media to compete in terms of attracting attendees. Mazuba will explain how social media is changing how festivals on the continent promote themselves and how festival goers experience them.

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Social Media Week Lagos’ 55FORWARD campaign was created as a platform to showcase the technological innovations, spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and dynamic contributions of Africans in the digital age.

Ndiaga Seck is a Social Media Week Lagos 55FORWARD ambassador.

Ndiaga is a UNICEF Communication Specialist based in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He has specialized in human and social studies, education and journalism. For the past eight years, he’s been working with Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in West Africa, and OCHA and UNICEF in DRC. His leitmotiv: “A world fit for children is within reach. Let’s grab it!”

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Social Media Week Lagos’ 55 FORWARD campaign was created as a platform to showcase the technological innovations, spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and dynamic contributions of Africans in the digital age.!

Ato Ulzen-Appiah is a Social Media Week Lagos 55FORWARD ambassador.

Ato studied civil engineering and management disciplines at MIT and Stanford and currently works at Rancard as a product manager building new revenue services off its platform. Additionally, he spends his time as director for the GhanaThink Foundation, which mobilizes and organizes talent for the primary benefit of Ghana. He’s a member of the Global Shapers Accra Hub, part of the World Economic Forum community. He has worked at Google, as a program manager, building sustainable tech communities in Africa, co-founded Museke.com, an African music website, and blogs at mightyafrican.blogspot.com

Join us for this virtual keynote where Ato will discuss just what it takes to build a grass-roots movement via social media.

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Social Media Week Lagos Ambassador Karima Abbott Grant (Senegal) is the Founder and Executive Director of ImagiNation Afrika, Africa’s first children’s museum located in Dakar. An educator and organizational consultant, in her talk, she will share how her faith in the creative process’s practical contribution to development and her wonder and trust in children helped create a humbly and empowering vision.
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