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BAO Founders Mixer (2.0)

Celebrating GRIT In A Challenging Economy

20+ Speakers
Around the World

Friday 24th November, 2023

The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria

Theme: Celebrating GRIT In A Challenging Economy

Why Attend This Event?

Business Africa Online (BAO), Africa’s leading digital media company is pleased to announce the second edition of its BAO Founders Mixer (2.0). After the successful BAO Founders Mixer 2022, we are excited to continue the tradition of bringing together founders and entrepreneurs across various ecosystems with a minimum of 2 years of experience. The theme for the BAO Founders Mixer (2.0): Celebrating resilience and grit in a challenging economy. The event is scheduled to take place at the Wheatbaker Hotel Ikoyi on Friday, November 24th, 2023.

PURPOSE: The event will bring together founders and entrepreneurs across ecosystems to share their 2023 experience; starting with the impact of the 2023 election to the CBN new currency policy, the newly elected administration with its policy on subsidy, etc. We will also regconise some key ecosystem stakeholders with resilience and grit who are still pushing forward in a challenging economy.

Highlights: Keynotes, Panels, Recognition/Awards, Networking

Keynote Speaker - O’segun Paul ANDREW



CEO at SuperTV

Founder, Nigeria International Film Summit

Adeleye Fabusoro

Board Advisor, Business Africa Online (BAO)

Head of West Africa CNBC & Forbes Africa

Foza Fawehinmi

Music Business Executive

Advisory Member at Women in Music Nigeria

Ademola Adeyemi

Head of Music, COOL FM

Debbie Larry-Izamoje

Chief Operating Officer

Brila Media

Mary Ephraim- Egbas

CEO Okhma Global & President Homelands Films

Nkasiobi Chukwu

Creative-Tech pioneer

Founder Wakati Media

Toyosi Abolarin

CEO & Co-Founder


Abdul Tijani-Ahmed

Nigerian Filmmaker & Actor

Founder of DINOY MEDIA

Ekene Som Mekwunye

Filmmaker & Film Lecturer

CEO, Riverside Productions

Hamisha Daryani Ahuja

Film Producer & Director

CEO/Founder, Forever 7 Entertainment Ltd

Malik Afegbua

Chief Executive Officer


Segun Cole

Ecosystem Builder & Investor

Managing Partner, Maasai VC

Amb. Elajoe Nwosu

CEO, Dark Cypha Entertainment®

Partner, AfroFutureTech® Fest

Things you’ll Learn

Managing, marketing & investing in talents; Launching and managing creative products and portfolios; The business of TV, Film Production & Music Streaming; What’s next for the creator economy, Gaming and the Metaverse.

Also, learn about the kinds of partnerships between creators, distributors and payment platforms that can transform the consumer experience. And, discover how content producers and service providers are transforming their business models.

4 pm Prompt

Friday September 24, 2023

The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria

Keynote Speaker - Atinuke Babatunde


Business, Fashion & Tech


Mary Jane, Shilah Wayne​


Art Expression


Tim Akua, Ngozi Okeke​


Creatives Connect


Alaba Ayinuola, Serah Odende

Networking Event



Alaba Ayinuola, John Collins


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Fireside Chat Guest - Obi Asika
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