As we get ready to begin Social Media Week Lagos 2015, we would like to announce our incredible 2015 #55FORWARD Ambassadors!
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Social Media Week Lagos’ #55FORWARD campaign was created as a platform to showcase the technological innovations, spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and dynamic contributions of Africans in the digital age. The 55FORWARD campaign is a call to action to encourage African’s across the continent and the diaspora, who work in the digital space, to come forward and share their experiences.
Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. SMW Lagos is the space for African individuals and organizations utilizing social media and technology to be heard, seen, and affirmed.
Without further ado, here are our 2015 Ambassadors!
Seyram Freddy Ahiabor
Seyram Ahiabor is the head of the online team at the GhanaThink Foundation.
He’s known as a social media guru and is very good at reporting what’s happening at events via Twitter and Facebook.
In 2013, he organized 10 monthly debates – #FiestaDebate – around sexual health and relationships and other issues that matter to Ghanaians. He also represents many of Ghana’s major brands through his media practice. He’s also a member of the Leo and Lions Club. He’s used social media to gain support for many volunteer-driven and charitable initiatives around Ghana.
Join Seyram for his session Forging Change Through Structured Conversation on Social Media on Tuesday February 24, at 12:30 p.m. WAT.
Beatrice Ndung’u is an experienced and highly trained media practitioner over a span of 7 years and have dealt with start up radio stations on a consultative basis. She is an eloquent and passionate motivational speaker, qualified and practiced PR practitioner . Trained and well versed with setting up and running online media. She am a media creative professional with a broad experience in local, regional and international brands. Beatrice deals with the commercial aspect of Media, PR and Marketing business, creating 360-degree solutions for clients in the realm of radio, TV & web advertising, backed by on-ground experiential marketing.
Join Beatrice for her session on Creative Digital Marketing for TV & Radio on Tuesday February 24 at 1:00 p.m. WAT!
Brenda Wambui is a young Kenyan interested in digital media, women empowerment, entrepreneurship and being a positive change agent in African society. Currently, Ms. Wambui is the CEO & co-founder of Brainstorm Africa, an online media organization whose mission is to address the need for critical thought in Kenya, and the rest of Africa. Brainstorm was voted Kenya’s Best Political Blog – 2014, and has published three e-books so far, on women and feminism in Kenya, mental health, and security in Kenya. They have been discussed on Kenyan TV (KTN & NTV) and radio (Homeboyz & Nation FM).
Tune in to Brenda’s #55Forward session on Media Activism in Africa on Tuesday February 24 at 2:00 p.m. WAT!
Samson Kodo is a Togolese inventor who has been making robotics since the age of 8. He was previously a finalist for the Anizhsa Prize. At just 23 he has designed and created fully functional robots.
Blog posts from Samson will be forthcoming, watch this space for updates soon!