On the 7th of March 2017, Penzaarville Africa announced the maiden edition of its conference tagged ‘Handle it Africa’; scheduled to hold on the 31st of March, 2017 at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Themed ‘Social Media: Language of Expression’ the conference was held to bring together brands, organizations and celebrities to network and connect so as to establish future progressive relationships. An array of topics including social media, web designing, advancement of new media skills and others were conferred. Ways in which they can be improved upon was shared as well.
A segment of the conference featured a panel discussion with some of the most respected industry key players as panelists.
The panelists include Japheth Omojuwa, founder, Omojuwa.com; Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Nollywood actress; Aliyu Giwa, deputy superintendent of police and assistant force PRO annex Lagos; Tosin Ajibade, founder, Olorisupergal.com; Osagie Alonge, editor-in-chief, PulseNG; and Olusola Amusan, CSR leader, Microsoft Nigeria.
“Others are Sola Obagbemi, deputy chief operating officer, Red Media Africa; Otto Orondaam, founder Slum2School Africa; Dayo Israel, international development specialist; Temie Giwa Tubosun, CEO of LifeBank.”
Olufemi Oguntamu, CEO, Penzaarville Africa, said the panelists were chosen because they were key players from different industries, like Entertainment, Digital Media, Governance and Community Service. So they were to share valuable knowledge on the role and impact of social media on their brand.
Also while giving the opening speech, he said that one of the purposes of the event was to identify how social media can be used to proffer solutions to problems identified by brands and individuals, and to further develop the phenomenon into a force of civic, industrial, and economic change in Nigeria.
Olufemi Oguntamu, CEO, Penzaarville Africa
Demola Expose talked about the impact of social media on governance. He urged that people should ensure that whatever they post about government on social media is factual.
Japheth Omojuwa talked about building a brand on digital space, understanding your strength as a new brand and exploring different digital platforms as each have their unique differences. He pointed out that creating contents with value is the way to become relevant on social media.
A section of the Panelists
Bayegun Oluwatoyin a.k.a Arole flanked by Chiamaka Obiukwu
Bayegun recieving a gift from the CEO Penzaarville Africa
A participant asking questions
A cross-section of participants