Omotoso, Pamilerin, Segalinks to grace Bodex Social Media Hangout 3.0
To maintain standards and the vison of Bodex Social Media Hangout (BSMH), which is the use of social media as a tool in nation building, experts from all works of life have been invited and accepted to speak at this year’s edition.
BSMH, the annual multi-city event, is a unique digital and traditional media movement that seeks to celebrate principal actors and stakeholders in both digital and traditional media space.
While speaking to the convener Bodex F. Hungbo on the relevance of this event, she said: “Social media is fast becoming one of the best information and collaboration tools all over the world where participants and users of different social platforms have been at the heart of societal transformation and progress globally so, there is a need for constant reminder among users on how best these platforms can be used.
“Volt Media Advisory, organisers of the media gathering, has put in place top notch experts as speakers, panellists, and moderators, who will be having enriching conversations on the influence of social media on politics, business, world culture, education, mental health, careers and innovation.
“Indeed, this year’s edition is geared towards conversations that will educate attendees and participants on how best to use social media to increase personal, communal, and national value while also redefining the narrative of social media and its relevance, particularly in Nigeria currently,” added Bodex.
Prominent speakers scheduled to speak at BSMH 3.0, happening on July 31, are Lagos State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso; Segun ‘Segalinks’ Awosanya, convener Endsars Reform; Kolawole Osinowo, CEO Baobab+ Nigeria; Damilola Otubanjo, CEO Milolar Group; digital enthusiast Pamilerin Adegoke, and Femi Babafemi, Director of media and advocacy, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Others are the Managing Editor of Thisday Newspapers, Bolaji Adebiyi; Ramon Olanrewaju Nasir, Group Head, External Relations and Media, UBA; prominent filmmaker Fidelis Duker, Adetokunbo Modupe, Founder/Chief Consultant of TPT International Limited; Aproko Doctor, Japhet Omojuwa, and foremost female drummer Aralola ‘Ara’ Oluwamuyiwa.
Also scheduled to speak at BSMH 3.0 are Esan Sunday Emmanuel, Senior General Manager Brand and Corporate Communications Dangote Industries Limited; media entrepreneur and TV host Osayuwamen Saleh, CEO of Wakanow, Adebayo Adedeji; creative entrepreneur Efe Omorogbe, and Olamilekan ‘King Pexxie’ Bamidele, the Principal Partner at Lekan Bamidele & Co.
“This year’s edition will be a coming together of professionals in sessions to discuss trends and opportunities in social selling, impact of social media on law enforcement agencies in Nigeria, curbing fake news and regulating social media in Nigeria, Influence of social media on 21st century parenting, impact of social media on mental health, and the place of social media on 2023 electioneering, respectively,” continued Bodex.
“Diasporas aren’t left behind as we have representatives from five major countries coming live during the event to talk about the use of social media in the diaspora since the event is going to be live streamed. With the quality of our speakers, we assure you of better understanding on the use of social media and how to apply it to our day to day activities when you return to your destination knowledge full.”
When asked about the participation, Bodex said: “BSMH hangout is the only major media event, if not the only media event in Nigeria that accommodates digital and traditional media personalities, fans, stakeholders to participate with zero gate fee, with buffet, lots to drink, take home, and organized in one of the best hotels in the heart of Lagos, Radisson Blu, GRA, Ikeja.
“We made it free to access after registration because this is our own way of giving back to the society so we all can continue with the good work in the media space and, anyone who is media aligned are meant to be pampered and appreciated because without one another, there can’t be us.
“Also, it’s a way to have a media road map and create a civic engagement platform that can unite us using digital and traditional media platforms. The event is also live streamed just to carry everyone in diaspora along as we prepare for other countries edition,” she said.
Bodex also stated that “as part of the wow factors of the day, we hope to have Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State; Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa, Chairman of the NDLEA; and Ambassador Darkey Africa, South Africa Consul-General as our Special Guests of Honour.”
She also disclosed that foremost comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka, will anchor the main event, while the incomparable Denrele Edun will host the green carpet session.
Entertainment will be provided by Akohun Badagry Dancers, Skales, Humblesmith, Jaywon, GKB Unicycle Academy, Ara, and Wale Thompson, while DJ Kexzy will be on the wheels of steel.
“Volt media advisory has promised this year’s edition to be impactful and fun starting with our wow factor experiences around the green carpet and beyond,” she continued, before adding: “All attendees including speakers, moderators, guests, media practitioners, content creators, fans, online participants and the general public are promised an experience to remember at BSMH 2022. We look forward to welcoming you and make you feel at home.”
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