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Nigerian media personality to head Lagos debate

12 February 2014, 14:11

Abuja - Femi Oke, a former Nigerian media personality of the year, will feature as a keynote speaker during Social Media Week Lagos next week.

The event, sponsored by news giant Al Jazeera English, will take place from 17 February to 21 February and Oke will lead a panel debate on the intersection of global health, technology, and social media.

The British-born Nigerian media giant will use her experience as host of The Stream on Al Jazeera English as an example to highlight key aspects of the debate.

The Stream’s web community has attracted a large African following with its interactive appeal for individuals and its utilisation of social media on the continent.

The Stream’s lively interactive format and our African online community is a match made in social media heaven,” Oke said.

 “I’m convinced that my father’s love of a lively debate has rubbed off on me and I moderate just like my dad used to – Nigerian style.”

“Growing up I would listen to my dad’s friends gather in our sitting room and raucously discuss the big issues of the day.  If you didn’t know better you’d think they were yelling at each other, but they weren’t. They were just debating Nigerian style.

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