By Dipo Olowookere
Organisers of the annual digital conference, New Media Conference (NMC), on Thursday, June 22, 2017, held a school debate in Lagos.
The event was part of activities to kick off this year’s digital conference.
NMC is an annual gathering of key stakeholders put together by founder and CEO of Olorisupergal.com, Ms Oluwatosin Ajibade.
It is aimed at the gathering key stakeholders in the new media industry, where they discuss ways to improve marketing and advertising standards in Africa’s digital media space.
The debate took place at the Children International School in Lekki, Lagos and was focused on ‘Social Media and the Classroom; Does Social Media Enrich Education?’
The topic was hotly debated between students of Children International School Lekki and Dowen College.
The panel of judges included Brand Strategist/Creative Director of Octo Consult Limited, Jumoke Awe; Founder of Pearl Africa Foundation, Abisoye Ajayi; and the CEO, NudeXP, Laolu Ogundeji.
At the end of intellectual arguments, the Children International School emerged winner.
The New Media Conference, which made its debut in 2015, attracts over 750 participants yearly, including new media practitioners, corporate brands, and digital media agencies. Others include standards organizations, government agencies and policy makers.
This year’s edition has been slated for Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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.
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