Special Guests and Panelist

Lagos Panelist

Akin Faminu is undoubtably one of the country’s Top and finest male influencers within the Nigerian Fashion industry. Specializing in men’s fashion, he is well known for his “Artistic Insanity” and his good looks. He has a way of making and taking the most simple style staples and representing them in a unique and artistic manner.

Akin has created a name and way for himself with his distinctive creativity and sense of style. He has worked with several brands such as eko shoes, crescencio feirrera, sanks official, twifs clothing only to name a few. He’s work has also been published and featured on numerous style platforms.

Stop by his website www.akinfaminu.com and follow him on Instagram @akinfaminu to learn more about him


Adeola Adebiyi who is popularly known popularly as Deola of Omoge mura is a fashion and beauty influencer based in Lagos. She is the brains behing the platform www.omogemura.com.

Working with several brands and organisations, Deola inspires her followers by creating outfit inspirational content, beauty tutorials and reviews and also shares her adventures in Lagos and around the world.

Deola has several years of experience within the Nigerian blogosphere and we can’t wait to learn from her bank of wisdom. Follow her on Instagram @d3ola




Chiamaka Obuekwe has to be one of the fastest rising bloggers and entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Specialising in travel blogging, she is also the Co-founder and CEO of Social Prefect Tours.

When Chiamaka isn’t planning the next amazing trip or working with clients on private tours around the country, you might just find her giving one of her inspirational TEDx talks. When talking about the travel blogging and tourism within Nigeria, she is an expert in the field and this is evident in her many successful tours.

She has also landed several collaborations and partnerships with both local and International companies such as Samsung and Bauchi state government. It is safe to say she that she is the right person to share with us, a few tips and tricks on getting around the Nigerian blog indsutry and converting your passion to your job. Connect with her on Instagram @SocialPrefect


Toyosi Gregory-Jonah is a mother of 2, fashion blogger, entrepreneur and the CEO of top leading premium fashion brand, Desire1709.

Desire1709 constantly works towards creating high end fashion pieces and wardrobe staples that are essential for every fashion enthusiats. The brand focuses on female fashion items and offers a wide range of products from beach wear to work wear and everything in between. The brand has also worked with bloggers and influencers as part of their promotional campaigns.

Visit the brand’s website at www.shopdesire1709.com to view their range and connect with Toyosi at www.toyosigregoryjonah.com and on Instagram @tgjonah


Sharon Ojong is a Youtuber and fashion brand consultant at Elan Red. When Sharon is creating new content for her exciting series called The S/O Series on her channel, she works closely with fashion brands to ensure that they stay on their A game and continue to make a mark within the Fashion industry.

Elanred is a unisex department store in Lagos that stocks fashionable clothing and accessories at attainable prices from both local and foreign brands. They also work closely with influencers within Nigeria and we hope to get a little inside scope on what the brand looks for in the influencers it works with.

Connect with them on Instagram @elanredstore and their website elanredstore.com. Also connect with Sharon at @sharonojong




Abuja Panelist

Rhoda Kusimo is one of Abuja’s youngest and most inspirational entrepreneurs. Asides from blogging and running her businesses, Rhoda is also a humanitarian and the founder of the NGO GHIEF.

She is also a motivational speaker and a lover of everything fashion, beauty, fitness and wellness, food and lifestyle as whole. She is well known for her many trips and reviews of locations within the country’s capital as she aims to show that you can live a well rounded life within the bounds of the country.

A few of brands she has worked with include fashion brand Dzyn babe, Nordic Hotel, Laguru health club, only to name a few. follow her on Instagram @missadohr and view her blog www.adohrspeaks.com






















Jonas Schwarz Lausten, who is originally from Denmark, is an enthusiastic entrepreneur and who is very passionate about the “New Africa”. Prior to his first arrival in Nigeria 10 years ago (where he built the first playground in Adamawa State), Jonas developed digital concepts for Danish and Nigerian companies and was the creator of the EU’s Euro pass’ digital strategy.
Jonas also writes about the rapid development in Nigeria and mentors a line of start-ups within the country. He is the co-owner of one of Nigeria’s leading hotels, Nordic Hotels Nigeria.

The hotels have been awarded several times with TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award. Jonas and his team have created the #nordicfeeling whereby his hotels are more than just Scandinavian styled boutique hotels. Nordic hotel creates experiences with art, music, wine etc. for the hotels’ guests. Visit their website at NordicHotelAbuja.com  and learn more about the Nordic feeling