Tuesday, 27 June 2017

PHOTOS: New Media Conference Holds First School Debate in Lagos

Kofo and Jane from the winning school, CIS Lagos.

To kick off activities for the annual digital conference, the New Media Conference hosted a school debate at the Children International School in Lekki, Lagos on Thursday, 22nd of June 2017.

The debate, which focused on the subject, 'Social Media and the Classroom; Does Social Media Enrich Education' was discussed between CIS Lekki, going head to head with Dowen College with the aim of understanding their views on how the digital space is perceived by the youth. 

The New Media Conference (NMC) is an annual gathering of key stakeholders put together by Founder and CEO,, Oluwatosin  Ajibade, is aimed at the gathering of key stakeholders aimed at improving marketing and advertising standards in Africa’s online/digital media space.

Kola Aladesanmi, Damola, Adaora Mbelu-Dania, Olajumoke Awe, Olaolu Ogundeji, Ouwatosin Ajibade and Akinlabi Akinbulumo

The panel of judges included Brand Strategist/Creative Director – Octo Consult Limited, Jumoke Awe; the Founder – Pearl Africa Foundation, Abisoye Ajayi and the CEO, NudeXP, Laolu Ogundeji.

Kola Aladesanmi, Jumoke Awe, Oluwatosin Ajibade and Olaolu Ogundeji.

Akinalabi Akinbulumo, Oluwatosin Ajibade and Adaora Mbelu-Dania.

The debate, which was powered by New Media Conference, Olorisupergal and sponsored by The Octagon Group, saw CIS Lagos, declared winners of the debate after an insightful conversation between both schools.

Following a successful maiden edition in 2015, conversations deepened in 2016. Past speakers include Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade (Google Nigeria), Subomi Plumptre (Alder Consulting), Ameyaw Debrah (Top Blogger, Ghana), Lola Masha (Country Manager OLX Nigeria), Jumoke Okikiolu (Samsung West Africa Regional Manager), Remi Ogunkoya (Red Media Africa), Aibee Abidoye (Chocolate City Group) amongst many others.

The New Media Conference attracts over 750 participants yearly, including new media practitioners, corporate brands, and digital media agencies. Others include standards organizations, government agencies and policy makers.

The next edition of the New Media Conference Lagos is slated to hold on Thursday, 27th July 2017 at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.

More details about the conference can be read here

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