Audu Maikori, Fela & Tara Durotoye, Mary Remmy Njoku and more to Speak at She Leads Africa Event 2017

Top Nigeria based Digital media company She Leads Africa has announced the launch of the SLAY Festival, an outdoor celebration of innovation, culture and technology with African women at the center. The event is set for January 21, 2017 from 10am – 8pm at the Railway Corporation in Ebute-Metta, Lagos. The festival will feature inspirational speakers, a virtual reality lab and exhibition, consultants corner for free business advice, a shopping marketplace, and much more.

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Some of the speakers that will be sharing their insights at SLAY Festival include:

Fela Durotoye, CEO of Gemstone Group
Tara Durotoye, Founder of CEO of House of Tara
Mary Remmy Njoku, Film Producer and CEO of ROK Studios
MI. Abaga, Rapper and Entrepreneur
Toke Makinwa, Author and Media Personality
Kemi Adetiba, Film and Music Video Director
Bolanle Olukanni, TV Host and Producer of On the Carpet with Bolinto
Bukky Karibi-Whyte, Founder of Invicta Africa and The Bobby Taylor Company
Audu Maikori, Founder of Chocolate City Entertainment
Kabir Shagaya, CEO of Zippy Logistics
Zainab Balogun, Actress, Model and TV Presenter
Arese Ugwu, Founder of Smart Money Africa
Ehinomen Rose Umane, Business Development Lead, BellaNaija.

SLAY Festival will have fun activities all day long including:

  • Bella Naija Photobooth
  • Maggi Jollof Rice Bar
  • Cointreau Cool Out Lounge
  • SME Consultant Corner
  • TRACE Naija Lyrically Correct Music Game Show
  • House of Tara Makeup Studio
  • Art Exhibition curated by ALARA
  • My Extensionz NG Pop Up Salon
  • Virtual Reality Creation Lab hosted by Imisi 3D
  • Natural Styling Bar hosted by Kinky Apothecary

She Leads Africa is a community that helps young women achieve their professional dreams. SLA has been featured in the Financial Times, BBC, CNN, Forbes, CNBC Africa, Fast Company, Black Enterprise and Huffington Post.


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  1. The same ones insulting Nigerian and African women upandan with that ad they put out.
    What exactly do they do again apart from hosting rap parties and events ?


  2. What I find quite interesting is that this group labels anyone who gives them valuable feedback a hater.

    How do you help other startups when you yourself can’t take feedback. Sounds like a contradiction.

  3. It was sarcasm. They tried to make a joke. It didn’t work. It’s okay to move on. They do alot of business training programs for different women and have given away grant money for people to grow their businesses. It can’t you throw away alot of good work after one social media post

  4. They started out very well but honestly they’re sort of a gimmick at this point. IMHO lack of vision is starting to show. I think at some point they posted that SLA was just their hustle project to get into HBS. Talk about a faux pas. Anyways, slay ladies!! Ride that train till the wheels come off!

  5. My friend was in their accelerator program last year and really liked it. They met experts and had business training for 6 months. They advertise their programs but it’s like people only have something to say when it’s controversy. Who else is giving out free money to entrepreneurs and not taking anything out of it?

  6. These guys are too cutesy and it’s kind of disappointing. What kind of name is Slay Festival. In the US and UK you think top business women will be organizing “slay”. Its like they don’t know who their audience is.

  7. Well said and thats because the event is not for real entrepreneurs, it is for those mama sent them out to look for girlfriends. This is based on their ad too.

  8. But what’s disappointing is why you think that business women cannot be well rounded. It’s like you must give up everything in order to be considered “serious”. As if business men don’t take golf trips and hang out and are still capable of discussing business. Like seriously. I like the fact that it’s more general and accessible to people at different levels so even if you are just starting out, you won’t be excluded.

  9. Their audience is specifically young millennials. It obviously wouldn’t make sense for more advanced entrepreneurs but if you’re trying to capture the youth, why not use their language? Also why are the US and UK always our standard for how to do things? Do you think entrepreneurs there are worried about how we here are doing things?

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