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Nkiru Balonwu, Ebi Atawodi, Yagazie Emezi & Eku Edewor

On Thursday 23rd April, social media brand Facebook and She Leads Africa brought together 60 women in the creative, media, journalism, entertainment and technology fields to network and discuss how social media is being used to build local brands and connect users.

The event, titled “Building Your Brand and Lifting Your Voice” was hosted by Ebele Okobi (Head of Public Policy for Africa) and Ngozi Dozie (Head of Partnerships, West and Central Africa) for Facebook.

At the event, guests discussed Facebook’s mission to make the world more open and connected and the company’s desire to be a a platform for the innovation, entrepreneurship and creative local content that makes Nigeria an exciting market and online community. They also shared ideas and suggestions on how WhatsApp and Instagram could be more relevant and valuable partners to Nigeria’s entrepreneurs, content creators etc.

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The Laurent Perrier Champagne Bar

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The Thandos Stand

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Taffi & JG Ayodele with Eku Edewor

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During the networking and relationship building segment, guests were treated to an endless flow of champagne from Laurent Perrier and tasty treats from Talindo Steak House. Emerging shoe brand Thando’s Shoes was also present who made complimentary shoes available for the guests. The fun, foldable flats were a big hit with the crowd.

Present at the event were many young female innovators including TV presenter Eku Edewor, fashion designer Bubu Ogisi, digital entrepreneur Ono Bello, radio host Wana Udobang, General Manager of Uber Lagos Ebi Atawodi, Forbes Africa writer Abi Owolawi, Vice President of Iroko TV, Adibeli Nduka-Agwu, Genevieve Magazine online editor Liz Awoliyi, Beauty in Lagos founder Ezinne Alfa, creative entrepreneur Yagazie Emezi, Lost in Lagos founder Tannaz Bahnam, PR Manager for Intercontinental Hotel Ronke Bamisedun and many more.

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Liz Awoliyi (Genevieve Magazine)

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Louisa Kinoshi (Beauty Rev NG)

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Tosyn Bucknor

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Afua Osei

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Ugonna Ibe-Ejiogu (Cinnamon & Pearl)

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Ebele Okobi (Head of Public Policy Africa, Facebook)

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Bidemi Zakariyau (LSF PR)

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Shade Ladipo (Avienti)

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Barbara Onianwah (Barbara1923)

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Adibeli Nduka-Agwu

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Nkem Begho (Future Software)

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Ono Bello & Eku Edewor

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Ukwori Ejibe, Sophia Ike-Onu & Zara Okpara

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She Leads Africa Buttons

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Samantha Dimka (Style Vitae)

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Zainab Balogun, Tosyn Bucknor & Nkem Beghor

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Sophia Ike-Onu (5k Shop), Ukwori Ejibe (LEAP Africa) & Zara Okpara (Lisa Folawiyo)

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Ngozi Dozie, Ebi Atawodi & Ebele Okobi

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Eku Edewor & Bubu Ogisi

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Uche Okoronkwo (Bloomberg TV Africa) & Abi Owolawi (Forbes Africa)

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Yummie Ogbebor & Louisa Kinoshi

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Kristin Wilson (She Leads Africa) & Nkiru Balonwu (Spinlet)

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Valerie Obaze (R & R Luxury) & Abi Owalawi (Forbes Africa)

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Tannaz Bahman (Lost in Lagos) & Onah Nwachukwu (Hello Nigeria Magazine)

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Taffi Ayodele (Thandos Shoes) & Ebele Okobi (Facebook)

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Arese Ugwu (Smart Money Africa) & Liz Awoliyi (Genevieve Magazine)

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Natural Nigerian with Judith Okonkwo

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Nkem Begho (Future Software) & Ronke Bamisedun (Intercontinental Hotel)

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Ifeoma Williams (Fruition Image), Ngozi Dozie (Facebook) & Ebi Atawodi (Uber Lagos)

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14 Comments

  1. victoria

    May 4, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    wow, lots of brilliant brain repping here.

  2. @edDREAMZ

    May 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    I have seen my future wife already but money is the problem…. Beautifull mamas up in this place no doubt….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  3. http://xplorenollywood.blogspot.ccom

    May 4, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Loving the crowd and the fact they are young women is uplifting. @BN how can one lay hands on the presentation? I love the topic on what’s app n instragram.

  4. Errr

    May 4, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Nice initiative. Great to see more women in tech too. However, can I just point out here that Ms. Futuresoft needs to do better with her services though. It’s not about appearing everywhere, its more about taking out time to see to it that the services you offer are actually worth the exorbitant prices you charge. Y’all need to stop exploiting the dynamism of social media.

    • Blossom

      May 4, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Chai. That is all.

  5. Duchess Maria

    May 4, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Seeing all these beautiful woman making their mark is very inspiring. I hope to build my brand and be a mover and shaker in my own right someday.

  6. Dami

    May 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I Love my Thandos Flats! I won a pair because I filled in a survey on Tuke Morgan’s blog last year. The Ankara ones are my favorite

  7. polpoly

    May 4, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Nice event and kudos to She Leads Africa for doing this to inspire young ladies but I have an observation……

    why are they serving champagne at an event that requires focused minds and serious conversations??? I understand Moet et Chandon or whoever was a sponsor but does not mean the drinks need to be poured at the event. You can give attendees bottles to take home or other items with ya logo in SWAG bags….ughhh
    I attend such events monthly in the US and alcohol is never served, nor are Alcohol beverage companies “brand visible sponsors”. Its troubling, as Nigerian Ad Space is bombarded with alcohol filled promos and endorsements. smh!!

    BN Team – you are part of the problem oh. you could have easily removed that pic from what made the cut. You can acknowledge the sponsor without showing the actual bottles or drinks being served.

    • randommer

      May 5, 2015 at 3:22 am

      Is America the world? Who told you the ladies can’t hold their liquor?
      I attend business meetings in Italy and we have wine at lunch and dinner. I’m a lightweight so I drink for my level. Come up with a better argument than Americans don’t do this.

    • Tami

      May 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you for this reply.

  8. Precious

    May 4, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I wish I could attend this conference. I hope to touch many lives with my brand. I will die empty!

    Please visit my site: .www.preciouscore. com

  9. chi-e-z

    May 5, 2015 at 1:17 am

    YAGAZIE!!!!!!! !!!!!!! !!!!!!! ok I’m done 😀

  10. Enkay

    May 5, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Great minds in one gathering. #Motivation.

  11. Cynthia

    June 25, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Kudos ladies.# inspiration . It’s a free world . There’s sense in Polpoly comment but that America there I guess is the wahala because 9ja too much and we have swag.

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