by Oge Okonkwo
“The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny” – Wole Soyinka
Enough is Enough Nigeria hosts an evening of music, spoken word and short talks to celebrate the freedom that social media provides Nigerians on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Freedom Park, Lagos Island, Lagos by 7pm.
SMW is a global week-long event now in its 6th year with events happening simultaneously in 8 cities across the world with the mission to “capture, curate and share the most meaningful ideas, trends, and best practices with regard to technology and social media’s impact on business, society and culture.”
As a centre of innovation, it was only natural that Lagos became the first African city to play host last year and its back again this year joining events in Barcelona, Milan, New York and Tokyo. SMWLagos attracts some of the continent’s most forward thinkers, brands, learners and creators. Recognizing the importance of a connected continent, while aiming to encourage collaboration, the 2014 conference theme is, “A CONNECTED AFRICA IS THE FUTURE.”
As the grand finale event, Enough is Enough Nigeria is hosting an evening of music, spoken word and short talks to celebrate the freedom that social media provides Nigerian citizens despite significant censorship in traditional media – print, radio and TV.
The evening will be hosted at Freedom Park with performances by Omawumi and Seun Kuti; spoken word by Efe Paul and short talks from journalists, radio personalities and online influencers.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
7 pm – midnight
Freedom Park, Lagos Island, Lagos.
– This event is supported by YNaija, SaharaReporters, Metro Taxi, Edo, Ekiti, Kwara and Oyo State Governments.