SMW Lagos 2018: Highlights from the week

SMW Lagos 2018: Highlights from the week

Social media week, SMW, Lagos 2018 has closed and it had insightful, exciting and impactful sessions for participants and attendees. The week began wi

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Social media week, SMW, Lagos 2018 has closed and it had insightful, exciting and impactful sessions for participants and attendees. The week began with a pre-event Cocktail on Sunday.

Monday had sessions from Social media guidelines from business to brand building, AfricaNXT Pavilion opening ceremony, Comic Connect down to the SMW opening night party. Tuesday began on a high note with sessions on Education and the Financial matters. The sessions had Panellists Mr Segun Akintemi (CEO Page financials), Tunji Andrews, Onyeka Akuma and Subomi Plumptre.

Wednesday had sessions in Music and the future of selling and buying in Africa. The sessions had panellists like Dbanj who spoke about artists touring in Nigeria and its downsides. Njoku of Jara and Bayo Adedeji of Amazon discussed the future of buying and selling in Africa today. Thursday was a field day with sessions on Government, Social media and E-commerce, Film technology and production Master class and so much more. USAID curated the ‘’Bringing Government closer to the People” session.

Friday’s schedule had business branding, women in tech and the grand closing after-party. The #No More session had women like Ireti Bakare-Yusuf calling for Nigerians to sign up and speak up for the #No more challenge the Nigerian version of the #Me too challenge. Edmund Olotu had this to say to men who are against Rape “If men can stand for what is right irrespective of what their friends says its fine”.  Rape survivors shared their stories of how they were able to move on.

At the Fidelity bank session that bothered on Digital takeover, Mo Abudu had this to say to young people “stop complaining and start doing”, she believed that today’s generation has what it takes to be greater and stand out.

Social Media Week Lagos 2018 surpassed expectation as participants kept pouring in their large numbers to be a part of one of the Largest Tech event in Africa.