Adenrele Sonariwo is an award-winning curator, founder of Rele Art Gallery and Rele Art Foundation.
She holds a Masters of Fine Art – Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA, a Curating Contemporary Art Certificate – University of the Arts, London and a B.A. Business Administration/Accounting (Honors) Howard University, Washington, DC.
She has curated and overseen several commercially and critically successful high profile art exhibitions ; exhibitions that challenge the boundaries of art, engaging innovative subjects and techniques. She has also led the movement to break art out of the ivory tower, with Rele gallery exploring and partnering with fields of technology, community social causes & health.
She was the first person to curate an art exhibition at Nigeria’s seat of power, The Presidency (Abuja) and has been featured in global publications such as the Financial Times, The Art Review, Forbes Africa, and Vogue.
In 2016, she won the Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts and Culture. In 2017, she curated the first-ever Nigerian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2018, she was selected as a member of the jury for the 13th edition of the Dakar Biennale.
Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia is known for her knowledge in PR, Marketing, brand image building, Influencer marketing, and digital media marketing and monitoring. She has over 10years experience in the PR and marketing industry.
Andrea started her career in Ghana, where she worked with Adeaz Blv printz; producers of CANOE Africa Magazine, and after that, she was the PR rep for Virgin Atlantic in Ghana. Her path led her to move to Lagos and work with brands and companies like Del York Creative Academy, Upfront and Personal Global Management Consultants; producers of One Africa Music Fest, Pepsi, EME, Budweiser, EU, amongst others. She also has a vast catalog of talents she manages.
Chris Ogunlowo is a Creative Director at SO&U Limited, an M&C Saatchi Africa affiliate agency, where he leads the agency’s creative efforts in managing Africa’s telecommunication giant, Globacom.
?Recognized for creating some of the most talked-about campaigns in Nigeria, his works have been featured in the world’s notable advertising compendiums.?
He ran a startup agency until 2016 whose mission was to create the most daring and most revered campaigns. He has worked with a wide range of clients including British American Tobacco, MTN, Unilever, International Energy Insurance, Coca-Cola, etc., in agencies across Nigeria, Kenya, and the United Arab Emirates.
He is a regular judge at some of the world’s international awards of creativity, including as Grand Jury member of the New York Advertising Festival Awards, the AD STARS awards in South Korea, etc.
A thought leader on Creativity, Media, Literature and Pop Culture, he speaks at conferences and universities.
He is currently building a team of pirates who will find the smartest solutions to social problems. As an advocate for cultural understanding and tolerance, he recently pulled a stunt in South Korea to challenge and change anti-African stereotypes.
Chris Ogunlowo is probably ogling Instagram dogs as you read (or listen to) this, an incurable obsession that defies logic, since he doesn’t own any dog, yet.
Fadé Ogunro is the CEO / Founder of BookingsAfrica.com, the first Pan African marketplace aimed at directly connecting customers to millions of service providers and creative talent across the continent. Fadé has over 10 years of experience in Print and Broadcast Journalism, Digital Marketing, Entertainment, and Production.
She has worked for Google in the UK, been published in Vogue UK, Guardian Newspaper Nigeria, produced and presented her own radio show on The Beat99.9FM as well as two TV shows for DSTV.
In 2011, she co-founded Film Factory Productions where she produced content for GE, GT Bank, CocaCola, Microsoft, Ferrari, Puma, MTV, Lancôme, MTN, Airtel, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and many more superstars. Collectively, the projects she has produced within Africa has amassed over 1.5billion views on YouTube.
She has spoken at numerous conferences including the Cannes Lions Festival and has won various awards for her TV and Music Video productions.
The culmination of her experience makes her uniquely positioned to understand and identify ways to formalize the fragmented media industry, which resulted in Bookings Africa an app to book talent; which unlocks and monetizes the latent skillset of the gig economy across Africa.
Foladele is a TV presenter and producer with experiences in entertainment, music, fashion and current affairs programmes. She holds a masters in Television Journalism and currently works as a producer and presenter on TVC’s Entertainment Splash.
She is also a lover of performance arts – dance, stage, spoken word poetry.
Godwin Tom is one of Africa’s entertainment industry’s prolific change agents. With a talent for being detail-oriented and analytical, he is constantly driving the management changes within the sector. He focuses on developing tailor-made strategies that suit the business needs and goals of his clients.
Throughout his career, he has consistently delivered optimal results for his clients as a Talent Manager and as a Business Development Executive, he has a proven track record of being proactive in maximising opportunities and where possible, creating those opportunities.
With over ten years of experience as a Talent Manager and Business Development Executive and over 16 years
in the industry overall as an Artist and Talent Manager, Godwin Tom has contributed immensely to the entertainment industry in Africa. Over the years, he has successfully worked with talents such as; Wizkid, Davido, Waje, MI, Wande Coal, Ice Prince, Bez, Show Dem Camp, Beverly Naya, Yung6ix, Jessy Jagz, Rooftop MCs, Solid Star, Ayo Jay, Goldie, and many others.
His body of work has spanned across Tourism, Branding and Marketing, Media, Events, and Sports Marketing, and has put him in contact with top African brands such as Globacom, MTN, Deola Sagoe, Diamond
Bank and some international brands such as BT, Nokia, Pepsi, among others.
With over a decade in the industry and practical experience at management level for Marketing, Public Relations, Image Consulting, Branding, and Publishing; Godwin brings professionalism to the Entertainment industry with an understanding of the demands of a business environment.
In addition to his contribution to the entertainment industry, Godwin is a strong supporter of the development of youth. As a result of this, he has developed key mentoring schemes that will enable young men and women keen on joining the industry and gaining first-hand working experience, to do so through his The Godwin Tom Company and iManage Africa Entertainment.
Godwin Tom has also invested in developing young entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry with his training and internship programs.
Goodness is a London-trained Human Resources Professional with 5years’ of HR experience working across IT Multinationals, Consulting & Non-Governmental Organizations. She is the founder of Startup
HR Africa; a contemporary HR consulting company helping startups build a great place to work for
millennials with a strong focus on culture and innovative people practices that attract and retain the best
Before Startup HR Africa, she had a stint in public policy at the National Assembly & ECOWAS before
joining Microsoft as HR Advisor for Nigeria. She is gradually moved into the tech start-up space as the
global talent lead for Coven Works; a C5 Washington DC funded start-up partnering with AWS to train
technical talents in Africa and outsourcing them globally.
Goodness holds a first-class bachelors’ degree in International Relations from the University of Nigeria
Nsukka and a Masters in Human Resources from Brunel Business School (London). She is an alumnus
of the Lagos Business School (Leadership & Management) and a Fellow of The Peace-Tech Accelerator-
She is very passionate about graduate employment and has led graduate recruitment initiatives for Abia
State Government, Microsoft 4Afrika and Chevening Scholarships UK impacting over 3000 students and
recent graduates. In 2016, she was nominated for the “Outstanding Abia Youth Award” and currently
launched an initiative Opportunity Hub for Abians, a Platform that brings Nigerian, African and global
opportunities home to youths in local communities in Abia state. She is a Member of President Barack
Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative in Nigeria and was selected as one of the Emerging Leaders
from Nigeria by YALI West Africa last year.
Outside of work, she is a speaker, career blogger, special events host, and a football/Tennis Analyst- you
can say she is a true Millennial Professional who loves to work and have fun while doing it.
Why you should attend
New Media is getting reshuffled, seemingly every day. The industry has continued to grow immensely in line with global trends despite strong infrastructural challenges in Nigeria.
Communicating with the masses has been with mankind for centuries. The nature and content of communication depend on the society and time in question. The emergence of new media has no doubt positively affected the quality and rapidity of communication among Nigerians. This convergence has gotten new media practitioners in self-doubt as to their future and relevance in the new information and communication order.
Our culture faces the possibility of not just total invasion but annexation, and to a higher degree, extinction. New Media practitioners are increasingly looking for new ways to remain relevant. New Media Conference is the largest convergence of new media practitioners and experts to discuss and forge a better future for the industry.
Our stories is one thing that is unique to Africa which the world would want to take some time to learn, explore and appreciate. This year’s edition will be looking at how new media practitioners can improve on storytelling which will enable them to connect better with their audience and customers.
What used to be the right content is becoming extinct. To stay in touch with the rapidly moving industry, New Media conference was created to stay ahead of the trend. This is your opportunity to hear from the most important people in tech, TV, print, digital, and marketing.