#nmclagos: Behold the future of Digital new media

New media, Social media,online media, digital media. They all have a common word media and have similar meanings. Right? That's what I thought too until I attended the  New media conference an Olori supergal initiative . The new media conference is a gathering of social media enthusiasts,vloggers,digital marketers,digital agencies, tech geeks and more.
new media confernce lagos-www.typearls.org
Cross section of participants at the conference
The eye-opening event, held on May 23rd 2015 at the Terra culture, Victoria Island Lagos,unbelievably, the knowledge I have been seeking for in months I gained in one day just by being in the right place at the right time and with the right people.
Below are few excerpts from speakers at the events:


  • People are more important than  platforms- Tolu Ogunlesi (Blogger and Journalist)
  • Use Objectivity as guideline in reporting. Go for facts- Ameyaw Debrah (Ghana celebrity blogger)
  • Find your voice. Be unique - Osagie Alonge ( Editor, Pulse ng)
  • Have a seperate business entity different to protect yourself .You can always recreate if any business fails- Demilade Olaosun (Entertainment law)
  • Audience engagement is key for any sucessful brand- Adetola Adekoya (Celebrity blogger, Mtv base)
  • What's your story- It must be relatable, shareable and sellable- Sinem Onabanjo (Fab Signature)
  • With tenacity, there is nothing impossible. More Females need to gets involved in technology- Abisoye Ajayi (I and T consult)


Other speakers at the event include: Bella Rose (Techcity ng),Ayo Rotimi (Media strategist), Subomi Plumptre (Media startegist),Ofili Okechukwu (Okada books), That 1960chick.com,Taiwo Ogunlade (Google Nigeria) and others.
I made new friends Taiwao, Sola, Chiamaka (Social prefect, and reconnected with old ones (Femi Bamgbetan, dstv.com). The event was undeniably a sucess. Thumbsup to Olori supergal and her partners (Printivo,Photoboothnaija,Google and more). With more of these similar events, Nigeria will soon be a leading voice in the new media age
See more stories and profiles of the speakers at the conference website. You can view the conversation on twitter using the hashtag #NMCLagos.
See pictures from the event below:
Olori and I, See the Eji (Gap tooth), So charming.
Olorisupergal  (Tosin Ajibade)
Olorisupergal  (Tosin Ajibade) herself


More guests at the conference
Panelists at the event ( Demola, Osagie, Ameyaw and Princess)
Panelists at the event ( Demola, Osagie, Ameyaw and Princess)
In subsequent posts, I will be sharing ideas on how to use digital media to your best advantage. Some of the posts are influenced by knowledge I have gained from different speakers at different times and from personal experience of what has worked for me.
To any individual or business who wishes to remain relevant now and in the future , I recommend  participation in events related to your field. These events are the meeting points of professionals and industry experts,and its there you get to learn, experience, share ideas, network and discover new opportunities.

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