The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, OPAN, Nigeria's premier association of digital/new media publishers and entrepreneurs held its maiden Annual New Media Conference (#OPANMC2018) on February 6, 2018 at The Wheatbaker hotel in Ikoyi-Lagos.
The Austyn Ogannah-led OPAN hosted some leading personalities across the media, politics and business sectors. They are Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher of Premium Times, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Publisher/Editor-In-Chief TW Magazine, Bolaji Abdullahi – National Publicity Secretary, APC, Kola Olagbondiya – National Publicity Secretary, PDP, Richard Mofe-Damijo – Actor/former Commissioner for Culture & Tourism, Delta State, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, Speaker Emeritus, Delta State House of Assembly, Mustapha Chike-Obi, Former MD, AMCON and Executive Vice Chairman, Alpha African Advisory, Chude Jideonwo - Founder of Joy, Inc., Ismaeel Ahmed, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Social Investments), Hakeem Adeniji-Adele - Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft Nigeria, Ono Bello – New Media Entrepreneur, Founder, OnoBello.com, Makinde Azeez – Founder, Naijaloaded.com, Olubukola Karibi-Whyte- CEO & Founder, Robert Taylor Media Ltd., Bode Olatoye - CEO at WebCoupers, Charles O'Tudor – Founder, ADSTRAT and Jehu Omoruku – CEO, Gold Touch Technologies Ltd amongst several others.
Moderators of the different discussion panels were Sulaiman Aledeh – Former Channel TV Anchor & Founder Aledeh.com, Yomi Owope - TV/Host & Communications Specialist, Titithedynamite Oyinsan – Host WakeUPNigeria Breakfast Show and Veronica Odeka - Founder, Vane Style.
The one-day interactive conference gathered together New Media practitioners – publishers, bloggers, PR consultants and social media influencers for the first time, who engaged in discussions centered on the conference's theme "New Media As Future of the Fourth Estate".
Dapo Olorunyomi, Bolaji Abdullahi, Adesuwa Onyenokwe & Kola Ologbondiyan
Richard Mofe Damijo
Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei
Daniel Elombah, Mustapha Chike-Obi, 4. Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, Veronica Odeka, Isichei Osamgbi & Chude Jideowo
Odia Masade, Meka Oluwola & Charles O'Tudor
Tim Elombah, Jehu Omoruku, Daniel Elombah & Malizu Iwodoh
Charles O'Tudor, Bode Olatoye, Titi Oyinsan, Jehu Omoruku & Hakeem Adeniji
Sulaiman Aledeh, Bukky Karibe-Whyte, Konye Nwabogor, Latasha Ngwube & Onah Nwachukwu
Yomi Owope & Azuka Ogujiuba
Christabel Iboh, Austyn Ogannah, Charles O'Tudor, Ono Bello, Sulaiman Aledeh & Peter Obiora
Simi Esiri & Bolaji Animashaun
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