Social Media Week Lagos Kicks Off On Monday, February 18 With 18 Great Events


The Much anticipated Social Media Week Lagos will kick off on Monday, February 18, 2013 with 18 fantastic events out of about 100 events to run all through the week. Below are few of the events taking place on Monday that you can share on all platforms.The Full #SMWLagos daily event schedule can be found here:

Open Government & Social Media
Venue- PEGS Hub: Lagos e-Learning Centre Odunlami Street
Lagos, Lagos State Time: 9am – 10:30am

Leading an important discussion around the role of the Federal Government in the digital age panelist will profile the Federal Governments OneGov.Net Platform and explore the LASG’s efforts in creating an Open & Connected Nigeria.Featuring: H.E Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON, SGF, Head of Government of the Federation, Federal Government of Nigeria, Hon Adebiyi Mabadje, Commissioner, Science & Tech, Lagos State Government and Mr Gerald Ilukwe, Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone. 20+ Seats Left Register to attend here: Twitter Conversation Hash Tag #smwLASG

” I am excited to come to SocialMediaWeek and learn more about the new media tools that are critical to help us serve the people better, as head of government i can confirm that we are about to launch a new single window portal for all govt agencies and we are committed to opening up government to the people. I have looked at the range of topics and issues being covered at SMWLagos and it is clear that the future is in very good hands we commend all these young and talented Nigerians and i reserve a special word for Obi Asika, Chairman, SocialMediaWeek Lagos, bringing this platform to Nigeria to enable our people to dialogue and learn from each other is both powerful and positive and we support his efforts in this regard” Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Gcon.

“Lagos State is a supporter of open governance and of technology and we are excited to share our work in this area with this important audience, we are constantly seeking to engage with our various publics and are looking towards how we can use these tools to improve the daily lives of our people and give them access to their government, This week looks like it has come to stay as we celebrate the innovation, passion and talent of our community in Lagos. I am also extremely happy to welcome Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Gcon to this prestigious event as we are very keen to continue our positive association with him and his office.” Hon Adebiyi Mabadeje.

Social Media, Citizen Journalism, Ethics & Ettiquete
Venue – PEGS Hub: Lagos e-Learning Centre Odunlami Street Lagos, Lagos State Time: 3pm – 4:30pm

Exploring the concepts of ethics, etiquette, standards & self-regulation within the sphere of citizen journalism and political activism across social media….Who can deny that social media has driven the rise of citizen journalism & reporting, creating more transparency in government and political affairs. Yet it has also thrown up several new challenges, particularly around basic journalistic standards, ethics and etiquette in public discourse.Panel will include:Tolu Ogunlesi – renowned journalist/blogger/social commentator Gbenga Sesan – of Paradigm Initiative NigeriaKadaria Ahmed – Former Editor-in-Chief of 234Next Ohimai Amaize – Special Assistant (Advocacy) to the Nigerian Minister of Sport, Bolaji Abdulahi Ayo Alli (Moderator) 20+ Seats Left Register to attend here: Twitter Conversation Hash Tag #smwetiquette

Venue:MACE Hub: Terra Kulture Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Victoria Island, Lagos Time: 3pm – 8pm
The Pop-up PhotoBooth Powered by Nokia is designed as an engaging way for attendees to interact and experience Lumia’s extraordinary photo capabilities. Using the Nokia Lumia phone our professional portraiture photographer will take photos of SMW attendees posing with fun Nokia inspired props.Photos are instantly made viewable via an on-site live photo stream demo and available for tagging, sharing and downloading via various social media platforms (Facebook & Twitter)Additionally, Nokia staff will be on hand to field questions, distribute literature and demo functions of our extraordinary devices. Social Media Week attendees will be able to take home a copy of their POP-UP PHOTO BOOTH souvenir photos.About 20 seats left Register here Twitter conversation Hash Tag #NokiaSMWLagos
SMW Lagos Live: Now Muzik + Hypertek Special Lounge Showcase 
Venue: MACE Hub: Terra Kulture Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage time: 8pm- 11pm

On Monday, February 18,Participants at SMW will be thrilled by the Now Muzik/Hypertek showcase (starring 2Face Idibia, Timi Dakolo, J Martins, and Dammy Krane) Details on attendance and registration here: Twitter Coversation Hash Tag #SMWLagosLive
Announcing Int. Dj Neptune, DJ Tonny Blaze, Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt, and DJ Caise, as Official SMW DJs!

Come February 18 -22 2013, Social Media Week will be making its continental debut in Lagos and will have numerous diverse events and activities ranging from workshops, presentations, keynotes, and multi-format showcases to networking mixers and parties; all aimed at highlighting the impact of social media in every sphere of our lives. International DJ Neptune and DJ Tony Blaze have been
 selected as the official DJs for the official SMW hubs at Social Media Week Lagos holding in February 2013! This means that participants at all 3 official hubs will be entertained by some of the biggest Nigerian DJs at the week-long event. Also, the SMW closing party will be hosted by acclaimed Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt, Dj Neptune, Dj Tonny Blaze and Choc City’s DJ Caise This promises a whole lot of fun and excitement for participants as Africa hosts its first Social Media Week in Lagos. 


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