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On Saturday January 21st, over 1200 guests attended the very first SLAY Festival by She leads Africa, celebrating technology, innovation, culture, arts, music and food.

The festival was held at the historical Railway Corporation in Ebute-Metta, which was graciously donated by the LEGACY 1995 Group. The group is committed to preserving and promoting the character and appearance of historic monuments, the environment and cultural entities in all parts of Nigeria.

The festival proved to be very educative and interactive with over 15 inspirational speakers, masterclasses and 5 educative panel sessions.

Panel sessions included;

  • Getting paid in the media industry with Kemi Adetiba, Mary Remy Njoku, Stephanie Busari, moderated by Zainab Balogun
  • Building your brand like a Boss with Arese Ugwu and Toke Makinwa, moderated by Keturah King
  • Being a man in the 21st century with I, Audu Maikori and Debola Williams, Pastor Idris Bello Osagie
  • From conversation to contract with Kabir Shagaya, Bukky Karibi-Whyte and Ehinomen Rose Umane moderated by Olamide Akintobi
  • Winning Partnerships with Fela-Durotoye and Tara Fela-Durotoye, moderated by Bukky Olowode
  • Women in Tech with Neku Atawodi, moderated by Afua Osei

Activities during the day included; a master class with Bolanle Olukanni (presenting with confidence), art exhibition by ALARA, an SME consultant corner for free business consultations, a virtual reality creation lab from Imisi 3D, a Beauty in Lagos manicure bar, Henna designing by the Henna place, free natural hair styling by kinky Apothecary, Hair styling by My ExtensonzNG, make up by House of Tara, make up challenge by Beauty Rev NG, music games with Trace Naija,  a Maggi Jollof bar and a shopping marketplace with over 40 vendors.

It was a fun and exciting day as guests also enjoyed live performances from rising soul singers Falana, Funbi and Tomi Owo at the Cointreau Cool Out Lounge.

The SLAY festival was partly powered by solar panel installations (Arnergy).

Event sponsors included Maggi Nigeria, Cointreau, ntel, Nescafe, Kinky Apothecary, The Henna Place, Beauty in Lagos, Haddassah Flowers, Doculand, MEST, Imisi 3D, Andela, Beauty Rev NG, House of Tara and My Extensionz NG.

Media partners for the SLAY Festival were BellaNaija, TRACE Naija, Beat FM, Guardian, Okay Africa, Kamdora, Pulse, Ndani TV, Konbini, StyleVitae, DailyTimes, Genevieve, YNaija and Ebonylife TV.

See photos from the event:

Arrivals and Registration

Guests

Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi

Denola Grey

Bolanle Olukanni

Afua Osei

Toke Makinwa

Sika Osei

Mimi Onalaja


Panel Sessions

Kemi Adetiba, Mary Remy Njoku, Stephanie Busari speaking on ‘ Getting paid in the media industry’  moderated by Zainab Balogun

Arese Ugwu and Toke Makinwa speaking on ‘ Building your brand like a Boss’ moderated by Keturah King

M.I, Audu Maikori,  Debola Williams and Pastor Idris Bello Osagie speaking on ‘Being a man in the 21st century’

Kabir Shagaya, Bukky Karibi-Whyte and Ehinomen Rose Umane speaking on ‘From conversation to contract’ moderated by Olamide Akintobi

Fela-Durotoye and Tara Fela-Durotoye speaking on ‘Winning Partnerships ‘ moderated by Bukky Olowode

Neku Atawodi speaking on ‘Women in Tech’ moderated by Afua Osei

We Slay All Day


Activities

BellaNaija Photobooth

Art Exhibition by Alara

Beauty RevNG Makeup Challenge

BIL Manicure Bar

Cointreau Chill out zone

Henna by the Henna Place

Kinky Apothecary Natural Styling Bar

Maggi Jollof Bar

Masterclass session

My ExtensionzNG Pop Up Salon

SME Corner

Tara Powder room

Trace Naija Game Show

Virtual Reality Lab

Marketplace

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BellaNaija is a media partner for SLAY Festival

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