The Ark Coaching Company is set to host the first-ever Pan-African virtual conference, tagged, Fix-It Conference. The Fix-it Conference set to take place on Saturday, July 4, 2020, is committed to helping every participant reach and surpass their hidden potential.
This Pan-African virtual Conference is the first of its kind as the coaches will not only tell you how to crush your 2020 goals but will stick with you all the way by providing you with guidelines that keep you in check and highlights what to do in every step of the way.
The Fix-It Conference is a life-changing workshop that is aimed at helping you take your life, business or career to a whole new level. Attendees will be tutored on how to fix their money game, their mindsets and their businesses in a way that produces transformational results to their immediate environment.
The core desire of the organizers of the Fix-It Conference; The Ark Coaching Company is to see Africans move the continent forward positively in their own way. The most amazing thing about the conference is that no class if excluded, as it is extremely affordable and focused on introducing to a richer life.
The coaches who will be speaking at the Fix-It Conference are, Boye Ajayi (Co-founder/C.E.O. The Ark Coaching Company), Olori Boye-Ajayi (Co-founder/C.O.O. The Ark Coaching Company), Alfred Arita (C.E.O. Bafeafrica Inspiration Networks, Kenya), Kwame Opoku (C.E.O. Reset Global People, Ghana) Just Ibe ( Sales Expert and Founder, Just Ibe Company, Nigeria), Debola Deji-Kurunmi (E.D. Ideation Hub) and will be moderated by Toyosi Etim-Effiong.
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The Ark Coaching Company (also known as TACC or The Ark) is a global company that was created to help individuals discover a higher version of themselves and launch out into their best life possible. TACC has made this dream possible for hundreds of people from across five countries using its multi-level coaching programs.
Our core values at TACC is on human potential and enablement that allows participants in our programs to rise above their present occasion and change the narrative about themselves, their environment, and the world at large. We often like to say, “Once you step into the Ark, you can’t leave the same.”
The Future of Photography is most exciting. Judging from the standpoint of where photography has come from in the last couple hundred years; from the point hole camera, to the steel plate camera past several generations unto full-frame electronic sensors of today, it has been an amazing journey and one can only but look towards what the future holds.
The variety of cameras currently available in the imaging world is unlike anything in all of history from smartphones packing cameras that can produce incredibly stunning imagery with details and professional cameras ranging from Micro 4/3 to APS-C sensors, drones, the 35mm Sensor commonly known as full frame sensors and medium format cameras, there’s a wide range for people to go out there, capture stunning images whilst also telling compelling visual stories but with variety comes the issue of ‘flooding, When there are too many speakers on a podium, its likened that almost no voice will be heard. Also the emergence of social media, platforms to share the art of photography but also giving access to millions of eyes, some with the not so best of intents.
In this current environment with so much is going on, it’s almost easy to get lost in all the technological advancements and forget what photography truly is at its core; A story telling tool. It’s with this goal in mind that the Business of Photography Conference 2020 is themed “Photography and the Tech Evolution”. The conference is aimed at navigating the complex techno-ecological system that photographers find themselves in the 21st century, help them best utilize the opportunities that these advancements are offering whilst still maintaining what photography is at its core; A means to tell our individual stories.
Scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st, 2020,
Venue; Landmark Event Centre, Oniru,
Time; 9:00am – 9:00 pm.
It’s a day you don’t want to miss. To find out more, click here.
Also on that day, the West Africa Photography Awards would be holding its Maiden Edition. The Awards would commence immediately after the conference, it’s promising to be a day like no other. Find out more by clicking this link here.
UZOMA DOZIE, KELECHI AMADI OBI, BAYO OMOBORIOWO, STUDIO 24 BOSS AND OTHERS SET TO SPEAK AT THE
BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2019
Announcing our Second set of panellists. The Business of Photography Conference is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Landmark, Event Center, Lagos. It promises to be bigger than the maiden edition. The maiden edition which took place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 opened its doors to over a thousand participants who learnt all about the basics of the business of photography, the challenges and the solutions as well as access to microfinance to scale in business.
This year’s event doors will open at 8 am and end at 9 pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel session), Break out time (master classes), Cocktails/Networking and Exhibition. During the conversation segment, attendees would have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award-winning Nigerian photographers about the future of photography in Nigeria.
Uzoma Dozie, CEO of former Diamond Bank PLC, is not only an inspiring leader but also a remarkable individual.
He is known for his calm demeanour as well as his multi-tasking abilities and an eternal yearning to learn more.
Known for his down to earth approach, Mr. Dozie began his journey with Diamond Bank in 1998 and since then he has played several roles with utmost perfection.
He started working there as an Assistant Manager and Head of the Bank’s Oil and Gas Group, where he expanded the Bank’s Oil and Gas businesses.
Mr. Dozie used his strong background in Retail Banking, Management, and Organizational Behaviour to set up the Personal Banking Group at the Bank.
Combining his passion for technology with his insights and operational expertise, he fostered a culture of innovation at the Bank. He resurrected e-banking and introduced Diamond Mobile app. He also launched Diamond Y’ello which offers a safe and easy means of opening and operating a full bank account from the convenience of MTN Mobile phones.
Mr. Dozie believes that the success of retail banking lies in its convenience; accessibility and cost-effectiveness for the customers.
Kelechi Amadi-Obi, after obtaining a law degree and his call to bar in 1993, settled to full-time studio art. He has earned international renown for both his photography and paintings. His unique style and mastery of aesthetics and creative lighting in his paintings have been reinvented in his photography to create understanding, dynamic and result oriented photography for his clients.
Some of his works have been featured in exhibitions within and outside Nigeria. These include; 2006
“Snap Judgement” – New Position in Contemporary African Photography, International Centre of
Photography, New York, USA,2005 “Depth of Field” South London Gallery, UK, 2004, “Lagos” Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany, 2003 “Transferts” Africalia, Brussels, Belgium. In 2004, he won the St.Moritz Style Award for Photography.
Some of his clients include Guinness Nigeria Plc, MTN Nigeria Plc, PZ Nigeria Plc, British American Tobacco, The Ford Foundation, PrimaGarnet Ogilvy, SO&U, InsightGrey, Nigerian Flour Mills and Orange Drugs Nigeria
George Okoro is a renowned and award winning photographer in Nigeria and the publisher of George Okoro Weddings and Lifestyle magazine. His portfolio ranges from weddings across the globe covering countries like the UAE, UK, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Spain, Italy and of course across most of the states in Nigeria. In 2016, he was nominated for the prestigious Future wards for “business professional of the year” and in 2018 he won the award for “Event Photographer of the year” by association of events and party planner of Nigeria. His work has been published in several magazines and journals in Nigeria and the Diaspora. His career extends beyond photography, after his published the first edition of George Okoro Wedding and Lifestyle magazine in 2017. A magazine designed to celebrate and foster growth and collaborations in the event and wedding photography space. George Okoro believe that for the industry to continue on the growth path, creatives need to start thinking like businesses so we can attract the right attention and investment needed to achieve exponential growth.
Obi Somto was born on August 1, 1988, in Lagos, Nigeria, Somto has always been art inclined – to draw, paint, mould and carve. After he discovered Photoshop and Fireworks, he launched his career as a graphic designer and illustrator, and has been shooting professionally since 2010.
He brings a unique blend of experience, vision and distinction to his style of photography. He has been commissioned by several top advertising agencies with clients like First bank, Etisalat, Union Bank and Virgin Atlantic. He has photographed several Nigerian celebrities and dignitaries and has become a go to name for portraits in Nigeria
He holds a degree in Banking and Finance from Babcock University.
A graduate of Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of Lagos, Bayo Omoboriowo is a professional photographer. His unwavering passion for development influenced his involvement in the genre of photography he simply calls ‘Reality Photography’.
Bayo believes the pictures he takes today are materials of communication for tomorrow. This drives him all around the Africa and beyond as he tells the story of everyday reality. His works have been widely published and with his series on Nigerian Unsung Heroines which was featured on CNN, he is on a mission to celebrate exceptional people contributing to the development of Nigeria.
An inspiration to young Nigerians, Bayo has trained many aspiring photographers and mentors several award winning photo artists. He has been part of various workshops, conferences and programmes where he has impacted countless numbers of lives using photography as a channel.
He is presently the Personal Photographer to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.
He has won many awards, including Sundance Institute Short-film Challenge 2014, the MTN Afrinolly Short-film Competition 2013, and the Future Awards Creative Artist of the Year 2012.
He is the author of Buhari: A New Beginning and Curator of Lagos: A City in Progress which was used in celebration of Lagos at 50 and is on his journey to his 3rd book project.
Ijeoma Balogun is an award-winning journalist, relationship builder and the Founder/ CEO of Redrick Public Relations, a PR agency specialising in designing and executing strategic integrated campaigns that support enterprises and start-ups to innovate, accelerate and grow. Redrick PR past and present roaster of clients consist of government agencies, international corporations and SMEs such as: Viber, BAV Consulting (a unit of the WPP Group & Forbes Global 2000), We Connect International, The Federal Ministry of Trade & Industry, The Federal Ministry of Communication & Technology, Jumia Nigeria, Style House Files, Terra Kulture, Food PRO, SO Fresh Ltd. to mention a few. In 2016, Ijeoma Balogun brokered a strategic partnership with Celebrity Services Africa (CSA.Global).
In May 2018, She gave a TEDx Talk at the TEDxBellsTech event. Ijeoma is an honours graduate of Global & Integrated Marketing Communications from the American University of Paris, France and holds an Advanced Certificate in CSR & Sustainability from the London School of Public Relations.
Imole “Tobbie” Balogun is an award winning Lagos based photographer. After studying Graphic design and Digital Film Making in school, he ventured into professional photography full time.
Tobbie is the lead photographer at TCD Concepts. His areas of interests range from Music to Fashion, Food, Documentaries, Lifestyle and Traditional portraiture.
His mission is to merge technical proficiency with aesthetic intuition to produce rich, beautiful and effective high quality photographs suitable for print, web and other platforms. He delivers his services with a personal approach and a genuine interest to deliver and enhance the marketing power of his client’s future.
Tobbie’s broad capabilities and diverse range of style have allowed him provide creative services for a wide array of clientele, ranging from private individuals to public companies. He’s worked on projects for Celebrities, Fashion and corporate clients and a host of others.
Engr. Ifeanyi Christopher Oputa is the MD/CEO of COLVI LIMITED which is an umbrella company for STUDIO 24, KODAK EXPRESS CENTRE, TWINKLE STAR IMAGING & PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES LTD, STYLE SQUAD Other businesses have thorough knowledge of the digital imaging industry & related fields and is a seasoned property developer. His extensive experience, strong leadership capabilities and entrepreneurial vision help make COLVI LIMITED the successful and internationally recognized organization it is today.
Engr. Oputa has built this organization from its inception over 27 (twenty seven) years ago with just a few team members and one outlet to having over twenty working outlets and 5 (five) upcoming outlets nationwide currently employing well over three hundred (300) skilled team members. Studio 24 is a company that has reached international recognition as it has rendered services to very high profile events.
Lucky Idike is a graduate of Economics from the University of Lagos. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
He has garnered over 25 years of experience in the professional services and retail (fast food and garments) sectors, in roles that span Executive Management, Financial Consulting, Strategy and HR Consulting, Accounting, Audit and Taxation.
A proactive thinker and strategist, he is a great writer and communicator.
Lucky is the Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of the ﬁrm LOI PARTNERS LIMITED.
Tolani Alli is an acclaimed documentary photographer whose images and stories have been featured on BBC news, World Press Photo, The Guardian (U.K), The VII Agency and more. She was recently commissioned as a freelance photographer by The Guardian (U.K) on a special report on the women in the Niger Delta. Additionally, Tolani was the first African enrolled in the debut of World Press Photo Noor Images and Danish school of Photojournalism/ Media Documentary Program, which she completed with honours.
Tolani currently is the photographer to the Governor of Oyo, one of Nigeria’s most notable states.
While this role has historically had female representation, she battles hard to push for more gender equality and prides herself as a proponent of equity in her profession.
A Distinguished Alumni of The University of Michigan, She credits her photography journey to a chance of interest in a camera after watching an Aston Kutcher Nikon commercial while battling a grave illness. As her true passion for photography emerged, she transformed from being medical school bound to becoming obsessed with photography and telling her stories with lens.
Tolani Alli continues to be a trailblazer and unapologetic in redefining what it means to be Nigeria, American and global citizen. In the delivering keynote presentation at the world.
Colette Otusheso is an experienced, value-driven marketing, communications and project management professional with a proven record of championing organizational wide initiatives within cross-functional teams.
Colette has worked with well-established global and local organizations including VIACOM International Media Networks Africa and MNET Africa. She was instrumental in the successful launch of several Africa Magic channels across several African countries as well as the marketing of MNET’s Tinsel, Big Brother Africa and other MNET shows. Whilst at VIACOM, Colette spearheaded major MTV, Nickelodeon and BET projects in Nigeria including the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA’s), The MTV Africa All Stars and the MTV VJ Search.
Colette is currently the Head of Accelerate. A digital content platform owned by Access Bank, specializing in online content creation around lifestyle programming.
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We are excited to announce NIVEA as one of our Sponsors for Fashions Finest Africa Conference & Epic Show 2018. We appreciate the support NIVEA has given us and we see this as a huge step that will enable us to give a better and wider platform to the talented designers we will be showcasing and empowering for increased Nigerian participation in the global garment production industry. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship between both brands.
NIVEA will be putting on an exquisite show to end the Epic Show with an amazing celebrity designer.
Fashions Finest Africa
About the brand
Nivea’s Invisible for Black & White is the first-of-its-kind in the deodorant category, providing care for the skin as well as clothes. With a unique formula, the Nivea Invisible for Black & White deodorant range provides all-day freshness leaving no yellow or white streaks on clothing.
It is essentially the No.1 deodorant for style! Fashion-conscious individuals will enjoy this unique deodorant as it enables users to maintain a stylish look without the added worry of unsightly stains on their apparel.
The Nivea Invisible for Black & White range helps boost confidence and foster individual expression and freedom. It is not just a skincare product, it promotes a Stainless lifestyle.
Statement from NIVEA
Given the unique connection the Nivea Invisible for Black and White deodorant range has with style, Nivea is proud to be a sponsor of Fashions Finest Africa.
FFA is one of the foremost fashion platforms in West Africa that brings together key players and elements in the African fashion industry. The event presents an opportunity for the brand to showcase its unique qualities while creating a memorable experience for attendees.
Fashions Finest Africa (FFA) will hold the maiden edition of FFA Conference on Friday, 25th May 2018, at the Balmoral Convention Center, Federal Palace Hotel.
The Conference which is the Opening Event of Fashions Finest Africa Conference and Epic Show 2018 has the theme: “Increasing Nigeria’s Participation in the Global Garment Production Industry”.
We are thrilled to announce Jennifer Sutton as the Headline Speaker at the FFA 2018 Conference. Jenni, as she’s popularly known, is the Development Director at Fashion Enter, the UK’s leading ethical garment manufacturer.
Jenni joined Fashion Enter in 2006 as a paid intern when Fashion Enter UK was incorporated and has seen the company grow and develop from a team of four employees to what it is today. As Development Director, Jenni is responsible for all new business strategic decisions and works across all functions of the business.
Fashion Enter’s 7,500 square foot Factory in North London manufactures 10,000 garments a week for leading retailers such as ASOS and David Nieper and incorporates a Fashion Studio for sampling and small production runs for London Fashion Week designers and new business start-ups. As Development Director Jenni plays an active role in the business support for new and emerging designers ensuring the next generation of fashion creatives receive the right guidance they need including; mentoring, seminars, workshops, advice and promotion via Fashion Enter’s sister company FashionCapital.co.uk – the UK’s portal for the industry. The site fully supports the fashion industry as a one-stop online resource with a dedicated team of journalists, mentors and industry experts to ensure users receive a unique and comprehensive insight into the world of fashion, manufacturing and business.
As the Headline speaker, Jenni Sutton will be discussing the British fashion industry and how Fashion Enter now successfully produces up to 10,000 units a week in a fully compliant factory, whilst offering accredited qualifications across the complete garment lifecycle for succession planning. She will also be explaining how their model can be replicated in Nigeria
The FFA 2018 Conference and Epic Show is a three-day event running from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May 2018; it will be three days of nonstop fashion with a lot of development activities for those in the business of fashion and for lovers of fashion.
Following the conference on Friday Morning, in the evening there would be a prestigious Awards Ceremony to celebrate those who have made a mark in the fashion industry.
The fashion show will hold on Saturday and Sunday, featuring Student designers, New and Emerging designers and established designers out of Africa. In addition, FFA 2018 will also play hosts to a wide range of Exhibitors and marketplace vendors giving fashion lovers the opportunity to shop till they drop.
Event Statement from Jenni Sutton.
As the UK’s leading ethical garment manufacturer (SMETA and Fast Forward approved) aligned with a Fashion Technology Academy for technical skills training, Fashion Enter is delighted to be a guest speaker at the Fashions Finest Africa Conference and Epic Show. Development Director, Jenni Sutton will be discussing the British fashion industry and how Fashion Enter now successfully produces up to 10,000 units a week in a fully compliant factory, whilst offering accredited qualifications across the complete garment lifecycle for succession planning. All these practices can be disseminated, and Fashion Enter is honoured to be discussing their business model in Nigeria at this esteemed event.
The Business of Photography Conference is almost here and it promises to be exciting and extremely educating. The BOP Conference is aimed at bringing Photographers, photography manufacturers, service companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography.
In recent times the need to efficiently monetize the photography industry and define its future as a major part of the current and future national revenue generation sector has become more important. The 12hour event will start at 9am and end at 9pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel session), Break out time (master classes), Cocktails/Networking and Exhibition. During the conversation segment, attendees would have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award-winning Nigerian photographers about the future of photography in Nigeria.
The BOP Conference platform is offering 2-hours classes taught by Nigeria’s best and finest Photographers, announced classes with 5 new Facilitators. Classes with Kelechi Amadi- Obi, TY Bello, Hakeem Salaam and Yetunde Ayeni Babeko. Earlybird Enrollment is N25,000 for each class. Head on to our website to sign up http://businessofphotography.net/conference/master-class/
The Business of Photography conference is bringing some of the best photography and industry experts as panellists to speak on different aspects of photography.
The event is set to take place at Landmark Event Center, Lagos on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Time 9am prompt.
BALMORAL CONVENTION CENTER, FEDERAL PALACE HOTEL. VI.
The Fashions Finest Africa team isn’t relenting at ensuring that Fashions Finest Africa Epic Show 2018 brings nothing but the very best to the African fashion industry. In line with the runway show, exhibitions and prestigious awards, there would also be a conference where those that matter in the African Fashion Industry would be present.
The conference is set to hold on Friday, May 25, 2017 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 9am to 3pm.
The conference being the opening activity of the Fashions Finest Africa Epic Show 2018 will hold with the theme: “How toIncrease Nigeria’s Participation in the Global Garment Production Industry”.
It will host fashion designers, fashion entrepreneurs, international and Nigerian Industry experts (public and private sector), experienced professionals academicians, analysts, development finance institutions and textile industry groups, among others.
Nigeria’s population is expected to be the 3rd largest globally by 2050, the necessity of ensuring attention in terms of policy formulation and implementation, appropriate investment, skill acquisition/ training is paid to the fashion, garment and textile industry “NOW” cannot be overemphasized.
The FFA Epic Show Conference presents an international platform that offers unparalleled opportunities for key stakeholders in the Textile and Fashion Industry to learn from;
The conference will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions, master classes, presentations and knowledge sharing.
Major policymakers and business leaders will engage with leading and aspiring/ ambitious Textile & Fashion Industry Stakeholders at Policy, Strategic & Tactical levels and disseminate Policy and Intervention Information to the right target.
We will ensure that there will be valuable and frank feedback that will help fine-tune MITI Interventions and contribute to achieving the government’s objective of diversifying and strengthening our economy via the Nigerian Fashion Industry.
The conference is a timely intervention focused on increasing textile and garment production in Nigeria thereby positioning and promoting home-grown fashion entrepreneurs for emerging opportunities in an increasingly globalised world. As Nigerian designers and fashion entrepreneurs gain increasing recognition across the world there is more than a compelling need for the local fashion production value chain to be strategically positioned to face the influx of global challengers.
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The business of photography press conference took place on the 6th of March 2018 at GET Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos. The press conference started at 11:30 AM and ended by 12:40 PM. Present at the press conference was Media houses, Photographers and a host of others. Panellists included KOLA OSHALUSI – A photographer and also the Convener of the conference. YETTY OGUNNUBI – CEO of YD Agency, in-charge of the PR for the Conference and the moderator of the Press Conference. GINA AMAMA of A white space creative Agency. EMMANUEL OYELEKE – Photographer. ROSELINE EKENIMOH – In charge of sponsorship for the BOP Conference.
The Convener of the conference, Kola Oshalusi spoke on how ‘’photography is more than just a side job, it’s a profession that can take care of people and their family expenses’’ which is the reason for the conference to help photographers monetize their craft. Emmanuel Oyeleke , one of the panellist, spoke on the different fields of photography and the various opportunities yet to be explored by photographers in Nigeria he will as be facilitating at the event in April.
The upcoming Business of Photography conference is an Insigna Media Initiative and is aimed at
bringing Photographers, photography manufacturing and servicing companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography.
The conference seeks to address the evolution of the photography sector from a business perspective. Facilitators such as KELECHI AMADI-OBI, TY BELLO, EMMANUEL OYELEKE, CHRISTOPHER OPUTA, BAYO OMOBORIOWO and a host of others will be there to share their wealth of experience.
The conference is scheduled to hold on the 24th of April 2018. From 9 AM to 9 PM at Landmark Center. Plot 2 & 3, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island Annex, Eti-Osa, Oniru, Lagos. It promises to be an exciting and engaging event as there are lots of activities planned for the day.
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