Digital Awakening: Maiden Successful SMFEST Awka Event Sparks Social Media Discuss

Digital Awakening: Maiden Successful SMFEST Awka Event Sparks Social Media Discuss

by Victor Ndubuisi

In a groundbreaking initiative to promote social media literacy and responsible usage, the inaugural SmFest (Social Media Awakening) event took place in Awka, Anambra State, on Saturday, May 11th. The event brought together social media enthusiasts, influencers, and experts to discuss the impact of social media on society and ways to leverage these platforms positively.

The social media users gathering, which was organized by a team of young entrepreneurs passionate about leveraging social media for positive impact, featured panel discussions, keynote speeches, workshops, and interactive sessions on various topics related to social media marketing, branding, and content creation.

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The event kicked off with a series of speeches featuring prominent figures in the social media industry, including renowned influencers, content creators, and digital marketing experts which includes, Mr. Ajah Excel, Mrs. Favour Kennedy, Ozioma Baba Anieto, Mr Obinna Akpuchukwu, Mr. Cornel Osigwe, Mrs. Chinwe Okoli, Hon. Osita Chidoka, Brain Jotter, Pamtech Group. Topics ranged from the power of social media in shaping public opinion to strategies for building a positive online presence.

One of the key highlights of the event was the speech from Chief Iinocent Chukwuma (CON) ably represented by his Personal Assistant and Head of Cooperate Communication and Affairs Innoson Vehicle Manifacturing (IVM), Mr. Cornel Osigwe, who intellectually told the story of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, from the days of motorcycle assembly to pastic manufacturing and to what we have today as vehicle manufacturing.


Also the event created a workshop on digital literacy and online safety, aimed at educating attendees on the importance of discerning credible information online and safeguarding their privacy in the digital age. Participants were encouraged to critically evaluate the content they consume and share on social media to combat misinformation and fake news.

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In addition to the informative sessions, SmFest Awka also featured Pannel discussions, interactive activities such as networking sessions, and a social media exhibition showcasing the work of local content creators and digital artists. Attendees had the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving world of social media.

The organizers of the event were thrilled with the turnout and the positive feedback received from participants.

The event concluded with Organizers expressing their gratitude to the participants, sponsors, and volunteers who contributed to the event’s success and reaffirmed their commitment to promoting digital literacy and responsible social media usage in Nigeria.

Overall, SmFest Awka proved to be a resounding success, sparking conversations and inspiring change in the way individuals interact with social media. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, events like SmFest play a crucial role in empowering individuals to harness the potential of social media for positive impact in their communities.

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