Honourable Minister of Communications Technology, Omobola Johnson to Headline An Evening with Leaders at Social Media Week Lagos

Omobola Johnson, Honourable Minister of Communications Technology, to Headline An Evening with Leaders on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Social Media Week Lagos

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology, Omobola Johnson, will be joining a distinguished panel for An Evening with Leaders – a premium event during Social Media Week Lagos 2014. Other members of the panel include Andrew Alli, CEO Africa Finance Corporation, Tomi Davies, CEO TechnoVision, and Yemi Adamolekun, Executive Director Enough is Enough Nigeria.

“We are indeed honored to have the Minister of Communication Technology and our other eminent panelists join the conversation at Social Media Week, and share their thoughts on the role of social media and technology in the growth and development of Nigeria,” says Obi Asika, Chairman, Social Media Week Lagos.

An Evening with Leaders which takes place on Monday, February 17 at the Volkswagen Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 6.00pm to 8.30pm, will be live streamed and is expected to attract a huge global audience online, mobile, radio and TV platforms. The session will be moderated by award-winning journalist, Enterprise Creative CEO and Social Media Week co-producer Nkiru Asika.

An Evening with Leaders adds to the impressive roster of 134 events – panels, workshops, keynotes, networking sessions and entertainment – that will take place during Social Media Week Lagos from February 17th – 21st. Social Media Week is powered globally by Nokia, with the Kola Aluko Foundation as the City Headline Sponsor for Lagos.

Social Media Week Lagos is co-produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21. The conference’s mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration and the sharing of ideas and information. SMW Lagos is guided by the theme “A Connected Africa is the Future”. Social Media Week will be running concurrently in other host cities around the world including Copenhagen, Miami, Milan, New York, Paris, Tokyo and Washington DC. In 2013, SMW Lagos was attended by over 2,000 people and generated over 31,000 social media impressions.

About Social Media Week

Social Media Week is built on the belief that we should better understand how technology is providing new inspiration for how we live, work and create. In a little over five years Social Media Week has built a dynamic platform for communities across the globe to discuss how social media and communication technologies are impacting lives on a local level. To date 26 cities and over 80,000 people have participated in SMW. In 2013 the SMW Lagos Team had the pleasure (and challenge) of widening the lens to include for the very first time an African city – Lagos, Nigeria.

Press Release Credit: Red Media Africa

Red Communication is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED’s vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media’s limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Communication, Red Marketing and Small & Medium, and YouthConnect; and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine, YNaija.com, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which co-presents Africa’s leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.

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