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New Media Creators 

Fu’ad Lawal

Fu’ad left his job as Creative Strategist at Ringier Nigeria to become Editor-In-Chief, Zikoko, a subsidiary of Big Cabal Media. Under Fu’ad, Zikoko has driven conversations in travel, culture and lifestyle and is known to focus its radar on African Youth Culture by curating and creating smart, joyful content for young Africans and the world. He is a ‘Full-stack’ Content Honcho who has done Editorial tours (text, photo, and video journalism)”. Call him a multimedia storyteller.  

 

Amin Ameen

Amin is an engineer with over ten years experience in management. She is also a business developer and strategist the founder of a hashtag: #everythingnaart. She turned the Everything Na Art brand which started off in July 2017, as a desire to share art through her colourfully captured creative and artistic visual online content, and has grown to have several communities of users and followers. Over the years, Amin has continued in her humanitarian pursuit of helping and connecting people to their purpose and to other people. She is an exhibitionist of beauty in the Nigerian–African–art. 

 

Yetty Williams

Yetty is a social entrepreneur, parentingabundant living for mums’ coach and neuro-linguistic programmer. She has over 20 years professional work experience spanning digital media marketing, financial services, consulting, real estate, oil and gas. As a life coach, she helps women live their most abundant lives. Through her brand “Slay with Digital” she helps businesses grow with digital media using her proprietary “7C’s”. She is the founder, LagosMums, which was selected to train parents, students and teachers on Online Safety through Grow with Google. Yetty was nominated for ELOY Awards in 2019 as a Digital Media entrepreneur 

Tobi ‘Miss Techy’ Ayeni

Tobi is a digital strategist, tech blogger and founder, Miss Techy. She has carved and maintained a niche for herself in the tech review community in Nigeria – indisputably. Apart from her YouTube page – a go-to place for tech-related reviews – that has over one million views, she runs a consumer tech blog at misstechy.com.  

 

Abayomi Jimoh

Abayomi, also known as Hyrish, is a 24-year old media personality. The Mass Communication graduate is a campus blogger and the sole administrator of www.hyrish.comHyrish has gone on to publish 4 different editions of Hyrish Magazine – 3 digital editions and a physical edition that went on to garner over N600,000 in sales – quite impressive for a campus magazine in this era where magazines do not do well in sales. Abayomi has stayed true to his niche – campus blogging and has opened doors for other campus bloggers. 

 

Akah Nnani

Akah is a Nigerian Actor, TV personality, content creator and YouTuber.  He is a hard-working talent who has starred in different movies and is known for being a funny character most of the time. From MNET films and web series to feature filmsHe is regarded as one of the most authentic and talented TV personalities who has been able to interview top celebrities and still get interviewed across Africa’s biggest TV stations and radio stations. His YouTube channel Akah Bants’ has been recognised as one of the fastest-growing Nigerian YouTube channels and boasts of a fantastic engagement rate with almost 30,000 followers. 

 

Adaora Mbelu

Adaora “is a Bright Light, Dreamterpreter, and Purpose Driver.” She is the founder of Lumination Global Network, an organisation on a mission to empower individuals and organisations to live a life of purpose. Through videos, podcasts, masterclasses, seminars and live events, LNG has, over the past few years, built a community of over 50,000 people committed to LGN’s goals and continually create and distribute through the Lumination show and podcast.  

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Olawale Adetula

Olawale is the founder of Helium Media, and the host of The Naked Convos, an award-winning unique storytelling platform showcasing the best original African stories. Starting out as a podcast, The Naked Convos has morphed into an all-round content platform for African stories. Recently, Olawale announced the launch of a YouTube page that already has over 1,000 subscribers and the restructuring of The Naked Convos to only short stories 

 

Podcasters 

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Luvvie is the host of a podcast, Rants & Randomness, where she drives conversations about life, lessons and the pursuit of always doing better. Rants & Randomness has over 2 million downloads, was chosen as “New & Noteworthy” by Apple Podcasts and featured in their “BOLD WOMEN” collection. It was chosen as a “featured podcast” by Spotify, and a “Must Listen” by NPR. Luvvie is also the co-host of the hugely popular podcast Jesus and Jollof, with Insecure’s Yvonne Orji. Her singular voice and trademark wit are what she uses to speak truth to power across media platforms.  

 

Jola and FK Abudu

Jollz and FK are the hosts of the podcast, I said what I said, nicknamed the unsolicited podcast. Jola is the Head of Development Salt&Trutha story-driven production company whose chosen mandate is to create rich, authentic, Nigerian stories for a global audience. FK is the Chief Productivity Officer, Steady Planner. ISWIS stopped a while but got back in 2019 and has continued to draw podcast lovers because of its ‘realness’ to issues of interest and the openness in the conversations.  

 

Ayomide Tayo/Ugochi 

The two of them hosts the 234 Essential podcast that focuses on Nigerian pop culture and goes beyond the trends as it looks at the bigger picture while providing accurate historical and societal context. 234 Essential highlights and curates everything Pop culture, music, movies and more. 

 

Feyi Akin-Bankole/Simi Badiru

Feyi and Simi are the co-hosts of F&S Uncensoreda podcast about music, pop culture and personal experienceswhich started in 2018The two of them have a shared interest in music and a passion for creating content and started their podcast to curate their conversations; discussing current and past events in the Entertainment scene. Feyi and Simi have been consistent with the podcasts and have garnered a following for this.  

 

Odudu ‘fayfay’ Efe

FayFay is an Audio Producer and content creator whose love for radio birthed a love for podcasting. With over 8 years of experience in audio production, FayFay has led a team of radio imaging producers at Sound city Radio, Urban 96 Fm and Correct FM across Nigeria and has also produced independent radio shows in the likes of the Remy producers radio hosted by VJ Adams. Her podcast production started with The unusual podcast and grew into The pride diariesThe gang podcast, Off the radio podcastPreviously On The podcast and a whole lot more content creation that serves a wide range of audiences. FayFay is very experienced in audio branding and podcasting and is very interested in growing the podcast community in Nigeria. 

 

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