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NXT.NOW... Re-imagining Our Now. Co-Creating Our Next.

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"DOORS OPEN"
Get Settled in. Head over to the group chat to say hello and shoutout your city/country. Stop by the “Info Desk” at the Expo if you have any questions.
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RE-IMAGINING OUR NOW
Welcome. Roadmap for the next 3 days. Set our collective intention.
Ngozi Odita
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BREAKING THE CYCLE OF SILENCE AROUND ISSUES IN AFRICA
Eromo Egbejule Maryann  Okon Kambale Musavuli Joewackle  Kusi
· Expo
VIRTUAL ARTIST STUDIO TOURS
Tour the studios of Pierre-Christophe Gam, Adjoa Armah and #ENDSARS Photo Journalists
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RE-IMAGINING LEADERSHIP IN A WORLD WHERE TECHNOLOGY WORKS!
We will discuss the need for government, organizational heads and civil society to fully embrace technology, provide capacity and strategically engage youths.
Jude Feranmi Mubarakat Awosanya Adebayo Ishola Abideen Olasupo
· Networking
SPEED NETWORKING
· Expo
NOTIONS OF RETURN: A CONVERSATION WITH SAMAN ARCHIVE
· Expo
UNLEASH YOUR PERSONAL STRENGTH AND POWER THROUGH MOVEMENT, BREATH AND SILENCE
OYINKAN TALABI
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NATION BUILDING AND THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP IN AFRICA
Adenrele  Adesina Abdullahi Alim Muyiwa Babarinde Chinenye Monde-Anumihe
· Expo
VIRTUAL ARTIST STUDIO TOURS
Tour the studios of Pierre-Christophe Gam, Adjoa Armah and #ENDSARS Photo Journalists
· Expo
THE FUTURE OF FASHION MADE IN AFRICA
Sydney Nwakanma milcos badji Beatrace Angut Luisa Konga
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DESIGNING CONCRETE CITIES INTO URBAN GARDENS
We will demonstrate how everyone can transform concrete spaces around them into urban gardens that sustain and nourishes life.
Chine Ezeks Chinweuba Ezekwesili
· Networking
SPEED NETWORKING
· Expo
YOGA AS A TOOL FOR JOYFUL LIVING
Janet Sefia
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EDUCATION RISING: RE-IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IN AFRICA
Faraja Nyalandu Gaidi Faraj Nnenna Nwachuku Fay Hodza
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DAY 1: MAJOR KEYS
Ngozi Odita
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NXT//SOUNDS
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CO-CREATING OUR NEXT
Ngozi Odita
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BUILDING FROM A DISTANCE: A NEW BREED OF DIASPORA INVESTORS
Adenike Sheriff Kayode Nubi Joe  Kinvi
· Expo
VIRTUAL ARTIST STUDIO TOURS
Tour the studios of Pierre-Christophe Gam, Adjoa Armah and #ENDSARS Photo Journalists
· Sessions
RE-IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF WORK
Ijeoma Ifedozie Clinton Mbataku
· Expo
TRAUMA, HEALING AND FOUR BODIES
Michael Ernest
· Networking
SPEED NETWORKING
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BUILDING PLATFORMS FOR AFRICAN CREATIVES
We will be discussing how to create spaces, opportunities, & resource-based platforms with the aim of creating opportunities for creatives
Anne Mazimhaka Kevin Beaulier Teddy Goitom Polly Irungu
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THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT - HOW TO MAKE IT IN THE (DIGITAL) WORLD.
Tidi Sehlako Edith Kimani JJ Omojuwa Raindolf  Owusu
· Expo
VIRTUAL ARTIST STUDIO TOURS
Tour the studios of Pierre-Christophe Gam, Adjoa Armah and #ENDSARS Photo Journalists
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THE POWER OF YOUR VOICE ... SHARING AFRICAN STORIES AS A VOICE OVER TALENT
We will discuss how African voice talents can use the power of the voice to tell authentic African stories that will inspire hope.
Keke Matlou Collins Teke Andrea Oduobi Teke
· Networking
SPEED NETWORKING
· Expo
ADVANCING THE AFRICAN CREATIVE INDUSTRY
Ejiro  Amos-Tafiri Elikem  Kumordzie Fred Deegbe Muhammida El Muhajir Viola  Labi
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FINDING BALANCING: TIPS TO NAVIGATE THE STRESS OF HIGH ACHIEVEMENT, AVOID BURNOUT AND LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE.
Obianuju Obi
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BLACK IS KING: THE RACE TO EMBRACE AFRICA AND EACH OTHER
Stanley Lumax Chinyere Tutashinda Autumn  Marie  (@Msautumnmarie/@KGLFWD) Isaac Fokuo
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DAY 2: MAJOR KEYS
Ngozi Odita
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NXT//SOUNDS
Deffrei Enfermera
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START WHERE YOU STAND
Ngozi Odita
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THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Wandia Gichuru Anne Mazimhaka Charity Kabango Micheline Ntiru
· Expo
VIRTUAL ARTIST STUDIO TOURS
Tour the studios of Pierre-Christophe Gam, Adjoa Armah and #ENDSARS Photo Journalists
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THE ROLE OF ARTISTS IN TURBULENT TIMES
pierre-christophe gam Kelvin Ibrahim
· Networking
SPEED NETWORKING
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ALL AFRICAN: HOW TO SOURCE AND PRODUCE APPAREL LOCALLY
We will address the challenges we face on the continent such as originality and uniqueness, as well as other mental and economic challenges.
Oroma Cookey-Gam Itegboje
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SELF-LOVE MEDITATION
Kemi  Bawa Allah Fola Pinheiro
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AI AND FOOD SECURITY
We will discuss how African voice talents can use the power of the voice to tell authentic African stories that will inspire hope.
Farmer Samson Ogbole Femi  Royal
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HOW AFRICAN YOUTHS CAN LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY TO SHAPE THEIR ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FUTURE
Tosin  Durotoye Tosin Durotoye Samson  Itodo Adeola Oyinlade EMILIA ASIM
· Expo
VIRTUAL ARTIST STUDIO TOURS
Tour the studios of Pierre-Christophe Gam, Adjoa Armah and #ENDSARS Photo Journalists
· Networking
SPEED NETWORKING
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PERSONAL FINANCE PRINCIPLES FOR UNPREDICTABLE SEASONS
We will discuss the important principles you need to pay attention to, to be able to build real, long term wealth from the ground up
Tunji  Andrews Oge Okonkwo Tomie Balogun Yanmo Omorogbe
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RE-CALIBRATING: NEXT STEPS AS AN AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE MIDST OF A CRISIS
We will discuss how a visual storyteller can take advantage of the crisis to fuel social change by using photographs to amplify important messages
Grace Okogwu Onye Ubanatu Karen Mwendera Eti-Inyene Godwin Akpan
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FROM THE BARRICADES OF THE STRUGGLE TO #EndSARS TO THE DRIVER'S SEAT OF CHANGE
Opeyemi  Oriniowo Cynthia Mbamalu Maryam Laushi
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THE CLOSE OUT
Ngozi Odita
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NXT//SOUNDS
Teck Zilla

Speakers

Cleopatra Amartey

Afro Electronic DJ/Producer

Tunji Andrews

Co-founder, Awabah

Tosin Durotoye

CEO - Conselia Advisory Practice, Founder - Bloom Africa

Tosin Durotoye

CEO - Conselia Advisory Practice, Founder - Bloom Africa

Grace Okogwu

Content Strategist

Opeyemi Oriniowo

International Development Practitioner

Maryam Laushi

Communications and Marketing Expert

Cynthia Mbamalu

Co-founder - Yiaga Africa

Onye Ubanatu

Pan African Content Producer

Samson Itodo

Executive Director - Yiaga Africa

Wandia Gichuru

Co-Founder and CEO - Vivo Activewear

pierre-christophe gam

Visual Artist, Art Director & Storyteller

Kelvin Ibrahim

Producer and TV/Radio Host

Keke Matlou

Voice Over Artist

Chinyere Tutashinda

Co-Founder of BlackOUT Collective

Stanley Lumax

Founder of African Chop House

Ejiro Amos-Tafiri

Founder & Fashion Designer

Fred Deegbe

Chief Caretaker - Heel the World

Elikem Kumordzie

Fashion Designer at Elikem's Tailoring/ Actor

Clinton Mbataku

AI Research Engineer

Ijeoma Ifedozie

Community Experience Associate

Adenike Sheriff

Principal and Chief of staff - Future Africa

Tidi Sehlako

Yoga Instructor, Model, Actress

Andrea Oduobi Teke

Voice Over Artist

Collins Teke

Voice Over Coach/Media Entrepreneur - Black Voice Media

Faraja Nyalandu

Founder/Executive Director - Shule Direct

Autumn Marie (@Msautumnmarie/@KGLFWD)

Founder & Managing Director - KGL FWD

Isaac Fokuo

Founder of Botho Group

Sydney Nwakanma

Creative Director

Janet Sefia

Yoga Healer - Jamane Hub-Dance & Yoga Wellness

Edith Kimani

Media Personality/Journalist - DW (77 Percent)

Karen Mwendera

Award Winning Journalist & Curator of the Forbes Africa 30 under 30

Ifeanyi Awachie

Chief Curator - AFRICA SALON UK

Abdullahi Alim

Lead, Africa and Middle East, Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum

Adenrele Adesina

Fmr. Commissioner of Budget & Planning, Ogun State

Kayode Nubi

Managing Member - HoaQ

Chinweuba Ezekwesili

Co-Founder - Akanka

Chine Ezeks

Co-Founder - Akanka

milcos badji

Creative Director

Jude Feranmi

Convener - Raising Voices Initiative

Ngozi Odita

Founder, AfricaNXT & Founder, SMW Lagos

Obianuju Obi

Fitness/Wellness YouTuber, FitnessPhreek

Mubarakat Awosanya

Director - The Orphan Empowerment Society

Eti-Inyene Godwin Akpan

Founder/Executive Director - PhotoWaka Africa

Adeola Oyinlade

Founder - Know Your Rights Nigeria

Oroma Cookey-Gam Itegboje

Co-Founder and Head Designer, This is Us

Charity Kabango

Co-Founder and Director - ESPartners

Anne Mazimhaka

Co-Founder and Creative Director - Illume Creative Studio

Viola Labi

Founder and luxury retail strategist - Woven Worldwide

Muhammida El Muhajir

Brand Marketing, Digital Strategist, and Global PR - Wax Print Media

JJ Omojuwa

Founder/Chief Strategist at Alpha Reach

Kevin Beaulier

Founder & Creative Director - Maison Beaulier

Gaidi Faraj

Head of College - African Leadership University

Beatrace Angut

Creative Producer/ African Fashion Advocate

Chinenye Monde-Anumihe

Development & Partnership Strategist, Global Shapers Community

Muyiwa Babarinde

Head of Marketing, Savyt

Eromo Egbejule

Writer, Journalist

Yanmo Omorogbe

Co-founder and COO; Bamboo

Tomie Balogun

Founder; The Green Investment Club

Oge Okonkwo

Head of Marketing; Bamboo

EMILIA ASIM

Practice Director, AML

Fola Pinheiro

Meditation Guide

Kemi Bawa Allah

Wellness Coach; Spa Pampering At Home

Femi Royal

Founder - Myfarmbase

Farmer Samson Ogbole

Lead Trainer - Eupepsia Place limited

Micheline Ntiru

Business Advisor, Executive Coach, and Board Director

Deffrei Enfermera

Artist, Producer, DJ

Raindolf Owusu

Founder of OasisWebSoft

Michael Ernest

Wellness Creative ; The Yoga Spot/ Meditate Africa

Teddy Goitom

Co-Founder of Afripedia

Joe Kinvi

Managing Member at HoaQ

Teck Zilla

producer/DJ/Writer and a founding member of the Hip-Hop group "Str8Buttah"

Fay Hodza

Academic Director; African Leadership University

Nnenna Nwachuku

CEO and Co-Founder of imagined

Gaidi Faraj

Head of College; African Leadership University

Luisa Konga

Founder YOGA KONGA and Smai Tawi Teacher

Abideen Olasupo

Founder, Brain Builders International

Adebayo Ishola

Creative Director, OnlineHubNG

Polly Irungu

Journalist and Photographer, Founder of Black Women Photographers + Black Women Journalists

OYINKAN TALABI

Functional Wellness Coach and Pilates teacher

Joewackle Kusi

Writer and Filmmaker

Kambale Musavuli

HumanRights Activist

Maryann Okon

Journalist - News Central Tv

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Notions of Return: Saman Archive

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