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Everything You Should Know About #EatDrinkFestival 4 by Eat Drink Lagos

#EatDrinkFestival 4 is here! It’s okay if you don’t know what it is. This post is an attempt to tell you all you need to know about the event. You may as well call it ” #EatDrinkFestival for Dummies “. (And no, you are not a dummy).

So let’s get started shall we?


What Exactly Is #EatDrinkFestival ?

#EatDrinkFestival is an annual gathering of foodies & drinkees (lol, is that even a thing?) in Nigeria. It is put together by Eat Drink Lagos, its vendors and partners. Stanbic IBTC is the title sponsor for the event. For this year, the Every Digital Radio Show is a media partner. This is the fourth edition of the festival.

Prefer a more formal explanation? Here’s one from the organizers:

EatDrinkFestival is a food and drink festival organized by EatDrinkLagos, Lagos’ premier food and drink guide.It is Nigeria’s leading celebration of food and drink.


#EatDrinkFestival 4: What Will Happen At The Event?

Attendees will sample food and drink for free. There will also be food and drink for sale. Food and Drink vendors from across Lagos (& Nigeria) will provide these items. Additionally, Taxify will entertain attendees at the event with tailgate games. Taxify is one of the event sponsors.

There will be a  main stage at the event. The stage is tagged;  Maggi Main Stage. It will play host to a series of culinary attractions at the Festival. There will be cooking battles from famed Nigerian cooking personalities. They include Chef Jeff , Chef Benedict , Chef Imoteda, Kitchen Butterfly, and Dobby’s Kitchen.  The festival main stage will also host bar battles from the competition’s participants. It will be hosted by the organizers of The Bartender. Stanbic IBTC will also have a tent at the event. Only account holders can eat & drink for free in the bank’s tent.


#EatDrinkFestival 4: Who Are The Food Vendors To Expect

There are about 50 food and drink vendors. Some of them include The Fish Lady, Majik Juice, Hothobs, Toasties, Legacy Grill and Shawarma, Wings’n’Sides, Thai Thai and Buka2go. Others include Nasco Grills, Captain Licious, Chef Benedict, Urban Fuxion, Vanilla Bakehouse, and SMIGZ Mobile Bar. There are still many more. Here is a list of the vendors with their menu list. Food selections will include Nigerian food, Mexican, Thai, American & Nigerian BBQ, and other specialty food.

#EatDrinkFestival is proudly sponsored by Stanbic IBTC, Maggi, Nescafé, American Honey, Skyy Vodka and Taxify. Others include Bella Naija, Culture Custodian, Nothing to Do in Lagos, Konbini, Everything Digital etc. Find a full list of the event sponsors & partners here.


#EatDrink Festival 4: Where & When Will The Event Hold & How Do I Get There?

The event will hold on December 26th between 12pm – 8pm. It will take place at the Dorchester, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island, Lagos. Attendees can come along with their kids and there’s parking available.

Taxify (we mentioned them earlier) will be providing discounted rides to the event. Otherwise you can decide to drive or use other means of public transportation. The event is free to attend and you can register here.


Eat Drink Lagos & the Eat.Drink.Bot

Eat Drink Lagos is arguably Lagos’ premier Food and Drink online guide. Nosakhare Oyegun & Folayemi Agusto are the curators of the guide. They simply visit different places in Lagos, eat their food, and write about it.

You should check out the Eat.Drink.Bot, I tried out. It was fun to use although I wished it could answer more questions 🙂 .

See images below:

Eat.Drink.Bot: Image 1


Image 2: Eat.Drink.Bot


Eat.Drink.Bot: Image 3


Got other questions about the festival? Check this link or this one. Tell us what you think in the comments. Hoping to see you at the festival.

Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Events You Should Plan To Attend In The Coming Weeks

Welcome to a brand new month. The last one for the year 2017. If you found our previous edition of Tech Events In Lagos helpful, this will not be an exception. Take a dive into our list of Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017 edition below.


Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: MEST Lagos Tech Conversations

This event is themed “How Cryptocurrency can enable Africa’s Entrepreneurs”.  The MEST Africa Incubator in Lagos is the organizer of this event. It is a paid event and will hold on December 6. It is the first in the series of events. Moderators at the event include the following:

  • Sam Uduma (Supergeeks)
  • Timi Ajiboye (Bitkoin Africa)
  • Nena Nwachukwu (BitPesa)
  • Lexi Novitske (Singularity Investments)

You can get a ticket and register for the event here.


Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: The Nigeria Mobile Economy Summit and Expo

The event will hold at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos by 8am on December 7. It will gather players in the mobile ecosystem in Nigeria. They will discuss the opportunities that mobile phones have presented in addressing the Nation’s economic and social problems. The organizer is Center For Cyber Awareness and Development – CECAD. Click this URL to learn more.


Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Joomla!Day

This event is an opportunity for Joomla web-developers, experts and newbies. The event will hold on December 9 by 12:00PM. The organizer is Bincom ICT solutions. Register for the event here.


Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Annual Customer Conference 2017 by Gemalto & WiniGroup

This event will hold on December 7 and is themed “Enterprise Data Protection and Secure Digital Payment Solutions”. It starts at 8:00am and will take place at the Eko Hotel. Learn more and register for the event here.


Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Ethereum Meetup Lagos by ConsenSys

This event will hold on December 14 by 5:00PM. It will take place at the Co-creation Hub. It will be a night of learning about Ethereum, networking, drinks and light refreshment. Learn more about the event here and register using this URL.


Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Kotlin Beyond Android

This event holds on December 16 by 10:00AM. It will take place at 13A, Isaac John, Ikeja GRA, Lagos. The goal of the event is to show developers and non-developers alike, how else they could use Kotlin outside Android development. The organizer of the event is the Kotlin Nigeria User Group on Meetup.com. More details about the event here.


Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Scala Meetup VIII

The event will take place on December 23. It will begin by 12:30PM and will hold at the Hotels.ng office. Participants will look at how Scala implicits can be used for adhoc polymorphism in Scala. You can RSVP the event on Meetup.


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Africa as a Platform: Meet The Innovators Telling The New ‘Africa for Africans’ Narrative

Innovators and entrepreneurs will gather on November 17, 2017 for the first edition of the Africa as a Platform event. Investors and other industry players will also join them. Eunice Adeyemi of Q21 Solutions Limited is the Convener of this event. She discussed the event with Faith History in this interview. ADE Digital Media Limited is the joint partner for this event. The event will provide attendees an opportunity to meet with innovators on the continent solving African problems with African solutions.

Let’s find out some more about this event, shall we?


First, A Bit More About The Convener of Africa as a Platform

Eunice Adeyemi, the Convener of the event runs Q21 Solution Limited. The organization is an event management company. It only deals in corporate events. Ms. Adeyemi has a Computer Science background although she is now an events planner. She started off her career as a Computer programmer. Ms. Adeyemi then moved on to a pre-sales role where she interacted more with customers. She later progressed to become an event planner as a result of her love to make customers happy.

Ms. Adeyemi now creates amazing events for corporate clients across Africa. Her event company is a joint partner with ADE Digital Media Ltd for Africa as a Platform.


What Exactly is Africa as a Platform?

Africa as a Platform was born as a result of the gap that Ms. Adeyemi and her team found in the corporate events space. They realized that entrepreneurs were looking for funding and information. It was difficult for them to connect with the people who had the funds and information they required. Some of the people who had these funds and information were already clients of Q21 Solutions Limited.

The event provides a platform for African innovators that are solving African problems to connect with funding and valuable information. Information such as latest updates from an innovation standpoint etc. Africa as a Platform will also connect innovators and entrepreneurs with mentoring. Startup owners will be able to connect with OEMs (Other Equipment Manufacturers) at the event. SAP, SAGE, CISCO, HP, Oracle, General Electric are some of the organizations attending the event.


Here is What Innovators and Entrepreneurs Should Expect at the Event

Africa as a Platform will specially highlight the most sought-out tech solutions, trends and innovations in Agriculture, Health Tech and Fintech. Consequently, ventures that have made the most impact on the continent will be specially recognized at the event.

There will be four unique streams at the event as follows:

  1. The Afro Innovation Stream which will discuss the topic Big Challenges, Smart Solutions.
  2. Start, Scale, Pay, from Early Stage to Big Player.
  3. Innovation, the Sustainable Development Goals. The Power of Intelligent Disruption.
  4. Rewriting innovation in Africa. African problems, African solutions.

Some of the speakers for the streams include, Bosun Tijani, Temie Giwa and a host of others.

The event is free and will hold at the Landmark Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. It begins by 9 am on November 17, 2017. There is an AfricaasaPlatform.com app in the Google Play store and Apple App Store. Furthermore, attendees can download presentations, brochure from the app before the event. Click here to register for the event.

Do not forget to listen to the full interview with Faith History here. Finally, check here for other events you shouldn’t miss this November.


Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: Events You Should Plan To Attend In The Coming Weeks

Are you looking to network and consequently take your business to the next level? Here is our list of Tech Events in Lagos, November 2017. You should definitely plan to attend these events. Just like the October edition, we have compiled these from major event platforms. Do ensure you also check back for the December edition.


Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: Africa As A Platform

This is a tech conference that celebrates innovators across Africa that are using technology to confront the continent’s daring economic challenges. The organizers of this event are Q21 Solutions Limited and ADE Digital Media Limited. The theme of the conference is “Millennials, Machines and Money”. There will be panel discussions and also a chance for startups to receive seed funding. Learn more about the event and register here.


Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: High Growth Africa Summit 2017

This is a two-day conference that teaches entrepreneurs how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. Starta and Ingressive are the organizers of the event. The event will take  place on November 21 by 8:30am and November 22 by 9:00pm. It will feature speakers from the tech ecosystem and beyond. They include the following:

  • Oluyomi Ojo, Printivo
  • Yele Badamosi, Microtraction
  • Iyin Aboyeji, Flutterwave
  • Bankole Olufemi, Big Cabal Media
  • Lexi Novitske, Singularity Investment
  • and a host of others

The event is a PAID event. You can read more about the event and register here.

Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: West Africa Convergence Conference 2017

This will hold on November 29, 2017. The organizer of the event is Knowhow Media and Market Intelligence International Ltd. The organizer is an ICT, research and media company. The event will hold at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja between 8:00am to 4:00pm. The major theme of the event is “The Future of Work”.  The event will highlight how work-spaces are changing and new careers born as a result of new technologies. Learn more about this event and register here.


Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: Booking.Com & IamtheCODE Developer Hackathon

This is a developer hackathon by Booking.com and IamtheCODE. The Nigerian partner for the event is Chowberry Inc. The aim of the event by Booking.com is to recruit developers in Nigeria. Booking.com is an e-commerce company founded in the Netherlands. It helps travelers find a place to stay wherever they go through an aggregation of hotels, vacation homes etc.

The major highlight of the event is the iamtheCODE/Booking.com Challenge. Developers, Software Engineers etc. will work with the Booking.com API to develop a solution that will improve sustainable tourism in Nigeria. The event will hold on November 18 by 8:30am at the Lily Gate Hotel Conference Hall in Lekki Phase 1. Intending developers will have to apply by email. The event is free but you’ll need an invite to get in. There’s so much more you should know about, so quickly go here to see the full details.


Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: AR/VR Meetup By IMISI 3D

Imisi 3D is organizing an Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR) meetup on November 4. The purpose of the event is for AR/VR enthusiasts to network and learn from one another. It will hold at the Co-creation Hub by 11am. The event is a free one so go ahead and register here if this is for you.

Imisi 3D is a virtual reality creation lab whose mission is to grow a community of VR developers in Nigeria. Additionally, it will also develop VR-based solutions. Furthermore, it will also educate people about VR and help them engage with it.


Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: Society and Technology Conference and Exhibition

The Institute for Work and Family Integration (IWFI) is organizing this event in collaboration with The Lagos Business School (LBS). It will hold on November 28 by 8:00am. The event will take place at the Oriental Hotel. There will be a discussion focusing on how technology trends will affect the family institution in the coming years. Participants will also learn how to use technology to succeed at work and on the family front.

In conclusion, the event is a free one but you will need to register here to attend.


Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: Lagos Podcasting Meetup

This event is for Podcasters in the house. It will take place at Cafe Neo, 6 Agoro Adiyan street, Victoria Island. The event will discuss the state of podcasting, technology etc. Learn more about the event here. The organizers are two podcasters in Lagos.


Tech Events in Lagos, November 2017: A Deeper Dive Into Rust

This event is organized by  Rust enthusiasts. It will take place on November 4 by 11am at the Trade Depot. The address is 259, Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island. Finally, learn more and register here.

Rust is a systems programming language sponsored by Mozilla Research. It is designed to be a “safe, concurrent, practical language”, supporting functional and imperative-procedural paradigms


Tech Events in Lagos, November 2017: Bridging the Gap between Technology & Offline Payments

This event holds on November 4 by 10am. Flutterwave and Africa’s Talking are the organizers of the event. Attendees will get a chance to network with developers from the Flutterwave and Africa’s Talking team. Additionally, there will be masterclasses on building payment solutions through USSD, SMS and Voice APIs. Furthermore, the event will also cover the topic; Introduction to Flutterwave and Africa’s Talking How to Build a Mobile Money Solution Payment through USSD.  You can get a ticket to the event here.

Tech Events In Lagos 2017: Events You Should Plan To Attend This October

Events are a great way to learn new things and network with people in the tech industry and most of all the business world in general. We have compiled a list of Tech Events in Lagos 2017, October edition, from some major events listing platforms.* Check out the events and make plans to attend. Do remember to check back  for November 2017 events.

Women of Paystack

The ladies at Paystack, one of Nigeria’s leading fintech companies, are the organizers of this event. It will feature Adia Sowho (Director of Digital Business at 9mobile) as a guest. The focus of the event is to discuss the different roles at a technology startup. Attendees will learn from women in diverse roles at technology startups. This is suitable for fresh graduates and people looking to switch roles. Every woman  can attend the event as it is open to everyone. It is however capped at 50 participants. You can find more information and register here. The event will hold on October 21. This is the first on our list of Tech Events in Lagos 2017, October edition. Keep reading for others.

Cyber Security Challenge Nigeria (CYSEC NG) 2017

This event is dubbed the largest offensive premier and hacking conference in Africa. Upgraded Era Solutions Limited is the organizer of this paid event. Its aim is to show the state of security from the hackers point of view. There will be a competition where each team will complete a series of challenges online. The winner will earn the title of Ultimate Champion. This event will hold on October 25 and is suitable for all Cyber Security enthusiasts. If you are one you should register here. You should also read our article on this women-led Cyber Security organization. Keep reading for the last from our list of tech events in Lagos 2017, October edition.


Future Leadership Conference 4.0

Sprinboard FLC is the organizer of this event. It is holding it in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Strategic Managers & Leaders (CISML). The event has Maya Famodu, one of the leaders within the tech ecosystem, as one of its speakers. Discussions will revolve around the gulf between strategy and leadership. Furthermore, the conference will address and attempt to propose solutions to the country’s multi-faceted challenges. There will be debates and presentations as regards contemporary research in economics, commerce, management etc. This conference will hold on October 21. Register and learn more here.

This is the last of our list of tech events in Lagos 2017, October edition. We will update the list as we learn about more events. Finally, do not hesitate to contact us if you learn of any events or want to add your event.


*We used EventBrite to compile this list of events.

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