Among the Notable Figures at the recently concluded Afro-Bloggers Convention held in Berlin on 2nd November at SRH University of Applied Science were the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany H.E. Mr. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, the keynote speaker and Mims Rosé Award Winning Executive Producer & Brand Influencer the first Nigerian Graduate from SRH University’s Business Administration & Renewable Energy Degree Program.
The Ambassador’s speech was aimed at emphasising the mantle of leadership in information dissemination lying in the hands of Bloggers of African descent
In his words “Africa is at the centre of the discourse as the next big thing in Investment so we have the responsibility to promote it by packaging it”.
Mims Rosé whose contribution on the aspect of Personal Branding strikes a balance with the speech from Manlikeclix a blogger, digital marketer & Influencer.Mims Rosé’s Personal Brand has being gaining momentum ever since the first Wizkid and Davido Live Concert in Germany a fit which no other promoter has ever being able to achieve interms of the scale, class and standard of his events, His brand is currently being sort after my multiple American, Canadian and Australian Clothing Brands for Collaborations and Brand Ambassador Status.
The theme of the convention Our Image, Our Voice,Our Story is aimed at projecting the positive Image of Africa as a continent to the outside world,The convention is the first of its kind put together by Samson Itodo; The Founder and CEO of Afrobizgermany. The Afro-Bloggers Convention led to the creation of a pace setting platform and the recognition of Afro-Bloggers by the Mainstream Media in Europe.
Also in Attendance was Grace Everly the founder of Nollywood Germany e.V who spoke on the movie industry and the Image of Africans in diaspora.Robert Quarshie’s speech on the importance of Fintech in the Afro Community represents a classic speech of an intellectual in the sense that Fintech is relatively a new terminology to the community.
Binta Fatty a lifestyle blogger made a very emotional speech on Early marriage and FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).She reiterated on the obsolete circumcision tradition which is still being practiced in her home country and the pains women go through while this old tradition are being carried out and her campaign to stop this painful tradition.
Chinelo Ntagu made a presentation on the effect of blogging in the Afro Community, Elvis Fuamba The Founder of Afrofinns ry from Finnland also made a classic presentation on the children of mixed background and their identity in the age of social media.
Nze Fanny a Beauty Blogger herself specialising in Make up and skin care went on to use her speech to educate women about being confident and satisfied with their look,she further distinguished the society’s definition of beauty and its effect on women in the modern world.
Steve Odhiambo a renowned motivational speaker gave a powerful speech on the business of blogging.He organises masterclass training for new start up business and entrepreneurs in Germany.
Tony Tokunbo Fernandez International Award winning Published Author & Poet, Events consultant, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant and the CEO of Africa4u Awards from the UK also made a speech on Development in the African community. Tony has being the sole organiser of the BLACK HISTORY MONTH for six consecutive years in a row in conjunction with MP ALOK SHARMA (The UK Minister for Employment) and MP Helen Grant.
Also in attendance was Femi Awoniyi a Publisher at The African Courier Verlag an International Magazine published in Germany.Moses Acquah Founder and CEO at Afrolynk was one of the Moderators at the Convention whose sense of Humour kept the audience amazed.Raf Awolola an event Manager at Raff Promotion an Event Management Company based in Berlin and Nigeria was also In attendance.
Sannssi Cisse whose contribution as a panel moderator closed the event leading to the final networking session.