AfricaNXT 2022 AfricaNXT 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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MINTING MUSIC: NFTs POTENTIAL TO DISRUPT THE AFRICAN MUSIC INDUSTRY
Favour Ogunlana
Favour Ogunlana
Big Cabal Media, Head of Partnerships
Jepchumba
Jepchumba
African Digital Art & Nandi, Founder
Aibee Abidoye
Aibee Abidoye
Chocolate City Music, Executive Vice President

According to a report from NonFungible.com, the sales of digital Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) soared to more than $2 billion in the first quarter of 2021- more than 20 times the volume of the previous quarter. This total excludes the sales of NBA Top Shots – the NBA video highlights are being turned into NFTs with sales exceeding $470 million in Q1 2021 and the NFT sold by Beeple for $69 million in the same quarter.

This year, the NBA Top Shot NFT has generated $200M in gross sales while spending very little on marketing. It’s grown so efficiently because users have felt like owners and part of something bigger than themselves. NFTs have created a platform that enables true peer-to-peer marketing, fueled by community, excitement, and ownership. This decentralized platform goes beyond art and film to memes, memorabilia, and music- the list goes on. In February 2022, Snoop Dog announced that Death Row Records would be an ‘NFT Label,’ making it the first NFT label on that scale to operate in the metaverse. This follows news of Snoop Dog releasing his latest album on the blockchain on February 11, 2022, and selling over $44 million worth of NFTs in five days. In August 2021, Tory Lanez, a Canadian rapper released an NFT album and sold a million copies in 57 seconds, generating more than $400,000 in initial gross sales and resales through NFTs.

Increasingly, technology is changing how people create music and consume music. Nowadays, songwriters can record and release albums without landing a record deal. The panel will highlight how African creators can capitalize on Web3 and the emergence of NFTs to make a significant positive impact in the African music industry and create sustainable wealth for creators. The panel also aims to proffer a sustainable alternative to incumbent social media platforms that have locked creators into a bundle of distribution and monetization- where creators do not get paid the value of their work. 


                                  This Session is Hosted by Nandi

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THE FUTURE OF MUSIC DISCOVERY IN A DIGITAL AGE
Ada Njemanze
Ada Njemanze
PR & Communication Consultant
Addy Awofisayo
Addy Awofisayo
Sub-saharan Africa YouTube, Head of Music
Tyeng Gang
Tyeng Gang
Urban FM, Head of Programs
Obinna Agwu
Obinna Agwu
Talent manager, A&R & Podcast Host, Listening Sessions
Rima Tahini
Rima Tahini
Mavins Records, Director of A&R

Discovering new music has never been easier for fans, especially in the current digital age with TikTok and Instagram Reels. At the forefront of the ever-changing music curation landscape, our panellists will tell you where discovery is heading and how artists can find new fans by aligning themselves with the discovery trends.


                                 This Session is Hosted by TuneCore

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LUNCHTIME MASSAGES
BA
Busola Atanda Lawal
Massage Therapist
Shomoye Oladimeji
Shomoye Oladimeji
Massage Therapist

Muscles have memory, let's give your back some kneading. 


               This Session is Hosted by SILENCE BY SPAH

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GENERATING REVENUE ON MUSIC WITHIN THE MASS MARKET
Martin Nielsen
Martin Nielsen
Mdundo.com AS, CEO
Scot Eritemu
Scot Eritemu
Opera Mini (Africa), Product Manager
Funso Finnih
Funso Finnih
MTN Nigeria, Head Media and Entertainment Services
Jude "MI" Abaga
Jude "MI" Abaga
TASCK, CEO

Africa is expected to grow to half a billion people online by 2025 but with an average data consumption of around 10MB / day, the mass market is still highly difficult to access. Low-income consumers opt for mp3 downloads of music, often illegally and without benefitting the content creators. In this panel Mdundo CEO, Martin Nielsen will discuss how the mass market is consuming content online. 


                                     This Session is Hosted by Mdundo

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FITNESS AND TECHNOLOGY
Razak Ahmed
Razak Ahmed
I Am Fit, Wellness coach / CEO

We will be discussing Heart rate zones and tracking for health benefit

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SMOOTH EVENINGS WITH BUDWEISER: AMAPIANO NIGHT

Smooth Evenings is a high energy session where guests come to unwind and wait out the traffic daily. Each day is themed differently and infused with games, trivia, karaoke, and lyrics game sessions where guests stand to win gift items from the brand.

                                               This session is hosted by Budweiser.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

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THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN SUSTAINING DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA
Iyanuoluwa Bolarinwa
Iyanuoluwa Bolarinwa
BudgIT Foundation, Senior Program Officer
Oluseun Onigbinde
Oluseun Onigbinde
BudgIT Foundation, Director
Oluwatosin Alagbe
Oluwatosin Alagbe
PTCIJ, Program Director

The closing of safe spaces and Democracy has been the latest  trend across the continent and what we have seen so far is that people, activists and civil society leaders do not have the safe space of asking questions or engaging tyrannical government or regime as they will like to be called. We have seen that there will be no economic stability in a country which does not allow for institutions to run without the influence of the executive. We have also seen the clamp down on the internet, social media networks and the continuous jailing of activists who speak up in different African countries or who demand for transparency and accountability.  We understand that to build better citizenry, the need to continuously engage in civic education and inspire the office of the Citizen- which is the greatest office in the land- to hold the government to account and remind elected representatives that they hold the position in trust and not perpetuity.

This session will highlight the challenges across board, look at the solutions of the past and where they have failed and see how new thoughts can help scale through the cancer which is eating deep into the fabric of our Democracy.  


                                   This session is hosted by BudgIT Foundation

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UNLOCK YOUR BODY AND BREATH THROUGH MINDFUL MOVEMENT
Oyinkan Talabi
Oyinkan Talabi
Bodyworks Nigeria, Holistic Wellness coach

Movement and breathing are two of the most fundamental processes of the body. yet, they (like the other fundamentals of life) are often, misunderstood and so, under utilized. Both unlock energy, both ignite creativity, both ensure productivity, when combined, both can help you reach your highest potential when harnessed well.  


                     This Session is Hosted by Bodyworks Nigeria

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COMMUNITY CENTERED DEVELOPMENT: A CASE FOR COLLABORATION AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
Alero Ayida-Otobo
Alero Ayida-Otobo
Incubator Africa / Project Ark Initiative, Founder / Chair
Jennifer Soba-Pearse
Jennifer Soba-Pearse
GiveBackNigeria, Founder
Tonye Cole
Tonye Cole
Sahara Group / MindSwap Initiative, Co-Founder / Visioner
Emmanuel Dania
Emmanuel Dania
Project Ark Initiative / AmourOG Oil and Gas, Board of Trustees / CEO
Tolulope Makinwa
Tolulope Makinwa
Tolulope Makinwa Initiative for Africans, Founder / CEO

Poverty is multidimensional, and both a root cause and a symptom of the cycle of underdevelopment on the African continent. As such, any proposed solution for eradicating the menace should be multi-sectoral and inclusive in every sense of the word.

We have an opportunity to create sustainable systems of development when the government, especially at the local level, and private organizations work together to engage the minds of local residents in generating ideas and solutions for problems that are specific to them. There is a gap between solutions and recipients that need to be addressed for progress to be sustained.

The Panel will discuss the merits and gaps of current poverty eradication efforts, highlighting the opportunities that true community-centred development provides, and discussing the frameworks for solutions that are multi-sectoral and inclusive in every sense of the word. The key focus of these opportunities will be the human resource with conversations on how they can be adequately inspired and equipped to become the solution providers for their own specific problems. The panel will also highlight methods and processes for engaging private financiers and the government for support, as they have experience and success in doing this.

We want the audience to leave with a different perspective on bringing development to vulnerable communities while shifting their ambitions from only personal advancement to collective and collaborative progress. They will learn how to see opportunities for communal development in the midst of challenges, while also understanding new methods of engaging the government, especially at the local level, understanding their roles and holding them accountable to community engagement and development.


                           This session is hosted by The Project Ark initiative

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BOOK READING: IKIGAI: JAPANESE SECRETS TO A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE
Kemi Bawa-Allah
Kemi Bawa-Allah
Spa Pampering At Home, Founder / Wellness Practitioner

The book covers the 'Art of living', As well as tries to understand the longevity secret of centenarians and supercentenarians. 


                          This Session is Hosted by SILENCE BY SPAH

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ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE IN OPEN GOVERNMENT
Ikanna Okim
Ikanna Okim
Teennation INC, Advisory Board Member
Gideon Edem
Gideon Edem
Paul Usoro & Co, Graduate Trainee
Emediong Akpabio
Emediong Akpabio
FII Geneva, Africa Regional Coordinator
Vanessa Kelechi
Vanessa Kelechi
Chartered arbitrator and frontend developer
David Etido
David Etido
Lawyer/Good Governance Advocate

Youth in Africa are isolated and underrepresented in governance across the continent. This is often the case in most parts of the world, but the ratio of under-representation of youth in Africa is alarmingly high. They are left out from key decision making processes. In many cases, the younger generation is more knowledgeable, equipped, and prepared to address the fast-moving issues of today than the establishment leadership.

With 60 percent of its 1.25 billion people under the age of 25 years old, Africa has the youngest population in the world. But this young majority is not being represented in government. This fundamental disconnect between policymakers and youth amplifies problems and causes African society in general to digress and feel dated.

The cries for change from Africa’s youth have mostly been ignored. Policymakers pay lip service to the issue, but rarely do anything to correct it. There is no awareness of youth inclusion in the electoral or administrative process. Sadly, this leaves us with old leadership and institutions that are unable to take any meaningful action to address the issues most relevant to young people. If instead governments focused on inclusion, the youth could have tremendous potential to positively effect change and economic growth.

This session focuses on; Senior leadership, the aspirations of the youth,  cultural invasion and, imperialist influence.

Youth are the most important human capital of any economy. Not only are they agile, adaptable, and receptive, but the modern youth also understand employment in the millennial age. They are tuned in to opportunities of the gig economy, constantly aware of and ready to seize upon the newest and latest trends.


                                  This session is hosted by Teennation

Friday, March 4, 2022

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THE POWER OF COLLABORATION & TECHNOLOGY TO BRIDGE THE EDUCATION GAP
Nonso Clark
Nonso Clark
Song of Africa, Executive Director
Oluwakemi Odedeyi
Oluwakemi Odedeyi
Bunmi Adedayo Foundation, Executive Director
Eyitayo Ogunmola
Eyitayo Ogunmola
Utiva, CEO
Femi Martins
Femi Martins
Impact Base Consulting, Founder
Oluleye Opeyemi
Oluleye Opeyemi
Geitwei Communications, CEO

In a report by the World Bank and UNESCO’s Institute of Statistics “Learning Poverty” is measured by the number of 10-year old children who cannot read and understand a simple story by the end of primary school. In low- and middle-income countries “learning poverty” stands at 53%, while for the poorest countries, this is 80% on average.

Our discussion will focus on how we collaboratively can develop approaches to address "Learning Poverty." Panelist will discuss the challenges and opportunities of creating scalable, affordable digital learning environments and also provide insights on effective digital learning tools that solve real-world problems.

We will explore the strategies that ensure we take advantage of the right collaborations so as to close the digital divides in Education and leverage the power of technology to accelerate learning, reduce learning poverty, and support skills development

We also plan to provide insights into the role of public, private, youth partnerships in driving innovation in education for the next generation to ensure we build a more resilient and equitable future

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EXECUTIVE LUNCH SOCIAL

Good Food. Great Conversation. Connect with your fellow ecosystem builders over lunch. Stop by the Premium Lounge for lunch & networking.

This session is for STAKEHOLDER + GLOBAL CONNECTOR badge holders only 


                                           This session is hosted by AfricaNXT 

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5-DAY GUIDED MEDITATION
Sadam Waziri
Sadam Waziri
Therapist

Mental wellness, Meditation is a traditional method of restoring the state of mind.

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'A GREAT DAY IN GIDI' DAY PARTY + PHOTO SHOOT

A Great Day in Gidi’ is a gathering of Lagos most innovative minds in the tech, media & creative space. From Industry Stakeholders to Digital Activists to Award-winning artists, ‘A Great Day In Gidi’ is a snapshot, of the individuals who collectively are re-defining Lagos and Africa in general. It's a celebration ... and some say “the most epic day party EVER!”

Beats Courtesy of Teck-Zilla
Photo Ops Courtesy of AfricaNXT


                                         This session is hosted by AfricaNXT 

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SMOOTH EVENINGS WITH BUDWEISER: CLOSING PARTY -- DJ BATTLE FT. DJ CONSEQUENCE

Smooth Evenings is a high energy session where guests come to unwind and wait out the traffic daily. Each day is themed differently and infused with games, trivia, karaoke, and lyrics game sessions where guests stand to win gift items from the brand.

                                               This session is hosted by Budweiser.