February 26, 2013

Social Media Week: Conversations for Change

From February 18th to 23rd, Social Media Week, took place in different cities all over the world. For the first time, a city in Africa was chosen (Lagos) as one of the SMW Hubs. There were a plethora of events, both online and offline. I had plans to go to every single evening/night-time event, but I was exhausted and only ended up viewing a Google Hangout on "Movies, Music and Entertainment Without Borders;" as well as a final event by Creative Nigeria Project - Conversations for Change.

At Conversations for Change, there were a lot of different speakers from different backgrounds. I have to say it, Nigerians are soooo creative, so artistic, and I'm happy that through the use of Social Media, people are getting opportunities to share their work across the country and beyond.

Lami Idakwo (CEO - MarketwomanLagos.com), Oluseun Onigbinde (Co-founder - BudgIT), Ada Umeofia (Founder - WeBuilt: AFRICA)

Remi Vaughan-Richards, Film/Documentary Director.

Charles Novia, Nollywood Actor, Producer; Writer "Nollywood Till November".

Chineze Anyaene, MD/CEO CXA Entertainment. She produced 'Ije' starring Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Erm, dunno his name and Lydia Idakula, CEO - Gbagyi Child Entertainment, which also publishes Taruwa Magazine and hosts a monthly open-mic event, Taruwa.

Ferdinand Adimefe (Curator - Creative Nigeria Project), Ayo Rotimi (Social Media Manager, SMW Lagos)

Part of the audience. Can you see me? :p

Winnie Okpapi (Founder -Artwyn), Freedom House, Tope Sadiq (Freedom Hall, where I've read twice)
Yours truly and Timi Dakolo, Musician and winner West African Idol, 2007. His voice is AH-MAH-ZING!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Moi against the Conversations for Change backdrop.

You'd think I flew at Charles Novia and Chineze Anyaene, being in the Nollywood industry and all, but I was terribly shy. I have serious stage fright and I get really shy sometimes, so it was only because my friends pushed me to get their cards that made me go up to them. I haven't contacted either *runs to hide* I don't know what to saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. Somebody help me :(

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I'd love to hear from you about this post! Let's all learn and share our worlds.