The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, OPAN, Nigeriaâ€™s premier association of digital/new media publishers and entrepreneurs held its maiden Annual New Media Conference recently at The Wheatbaker hotel in Ikoyi-Lagos.
The Austyn Ogannah-led OPAN conference hosted some leading personalities across the media, politics and business. They are Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher of Premium Times, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Publisher/Editor-In-Chief TW Magazine, Bolaji Abdullahi â€“ National Publicity Secretary, APC, Kola Olagbondiya â€“ National Publicity Secretary, PDP, Richard Mofe-Damijo â€“ Actor/former Commissioner for Culture & Tourism, Delta State, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, Speaker Emeritus, Delta State House of Assembly, 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 â€“ New Media Entrepreneur, Founder, OnoBello.com, Makinde Azeez â€“ Founder, Naijaloaded.com,Olubukola Karibi-Whyte- CEO & Founder, Robert Taylor Media Ltd., Bode Olatoye – CEO at WebCoupers,Charles Oâ€™Tudor â€“ Founder, ADSTRAT and Jehu Omoruku â€“ CEO, Gold Touch Technologies Ltd.
Moderators of the different discussion panels were Sulaiman Aledeh â€“ Former Channel TV Anchor & Founder Aledeh.com, Yomi Owope – TV/Host & Communications Specialist, Titithedynamite Oyinsan â€“ Host WakeUPNigeria Breakfast Show and Veronica Odeka – Founder, Vane Style.
The one-day interactive conference gathered together New Media practitioners â€“ publishers, bloggers, PR consultants and social media influencers for the first time, who engaged in discussions on the conferenceâ€™s theme â€œNew Media As Future of the Fourth Estateâ€.