For the ultimate in Social Media Week cross city mash-ups, we’re bringing Africa to London! Social Media Week Lagos is honored to be joining forces with SMW London this September to present Africa: Open & Connected. In partnership with world-class art and digital media institution Ravensbourne SMW Lagos has curated a day of inspired programming exploring how Africans across London and the world are incorporating social media in their social, political, economic and creative lives!

“We are hugely excited to bring SMW Lagos to London, we hope to deliver a great day of programming and also participate in the wider week and engage with the world.  We look forward to representing Africa in London and invite all Africans who make London their home to come out and support this event. With Ravensbourne as our hosts, it’s commitment to innovation in digital media, we aim to create the perfect setting to engage Africa, which is increasingly social, digital and mobile,”  Obi Asika, Founder of Dragon Africa and Chairman of SMW Lagos.

Africa: Open & Connected promises to bring together innovators and leaders from across continents to connect, collaborate, create and change how we think about Africa in this digital age.


  1. 1 Billion Strong … A Continent on The Rise
  2. Open Access: Governance & Social Media in Africa
  3. E!Africa… How Social Media Is Driving Entertainment in Africa


After an epic day of sharing and learning, we’re wrapping up Africa: Open & Connected with an awesome after party and presented by Nigeria’s premiere radio station Beat 99.9FM  and hosted by VOX TV’S Remel London.




“A connected Africa has huge implications for the world.  During Social Media Week London we will look at how social media impacts and is being leveraged by a continent of over 1 billion people. Social Media Week London brings together thought leaders from various industries, hence serving as an excellent platform to discuss the opportunities for collaboration…”  Ngozi Odita, Founder of AFRIKA21 and Executive Director of SMW Lagos.


“At Ravensbourne we see social media as a very exciting space, as a level playing field where our highly creative student population can develop, mix and share ideas with a global array of companies. We are immensely proud that Social Media Week Lagos selected Ravensbourne as the venue to showcase Nigerian innovation, the event will give our students and the UK tech community a unique insider’s view into one of the world’s fastest growing mobile and tech markets.”  Will Pearson, Director of Technology at Ravensbourne

Africa: Open & Connected will take place on Friday, September 27 from 1pm to 10:30pm at Ravensboure College of Design & Communications located at 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula.  RSVP to reserve your seat!

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