One of Nigeria’s most profound gatherings for 2024, the 50 Most Valued Personalities (MVPs) in Digital Economy, will be hosted by Lagos, the country’s commercial capital of over 20 million people ranked recently ahead Dubai and other major cities as the 19th Best City to visit in the World by the renowned British Media and Hospitality Company, Time Out.

The ‘50 MVPs in Nigeria’s Digital Economy’ underscore the challenges and progress in one of Africa’s most exciting transformative journeys into the New Economy, said the Chairman of the Nomination Team for 2024, Dr. Sola Afolabi who is also the Chairman of Baobab Think.

Part of the official statement reads: “Despite challenges such as inadequate infrastructure, cybersecurity threats, regulatory hurdles, and the digital divide between urban and rural areas, Nigeria’s digital economy is experiencing pulsating growth and transformation. Advancements in technology, internet connectivity, and innovation fuel this remarkable progress.

“With a population exceeding 200 million people and a youthful demographic, Nigeria presents a vast opportunity-market for digital products and services. The 2024 MVPs have demonstrated their commitment to seizing these opportunities through innovation, dogged entrepreneurship, and remarkable dedication to pushing the levers for the right policies, investments, and collaboration between the public and private sectors.

“Across subsectors such as Mobile Connectivity, E-commerce, Fintech Innovation, Tech Hubs and Startups, and Government Initiatives, the 2024 MVPs have played a pivotal role in heightening the potential of Nigeria’s digital economy robustly. We are delighted to celebrate them, believing that history will always remember this moment and remember them as unique achievers.”

This year’s event, scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 22 2024 at the Providence Hotel, 12A Oba Akinjobi Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos by 9 am builds on more than a decade of industry gathering under the auspices of the West Africa Convergence Conference (WACC) and last year’s hosting of Nigeria’s Top 50 Digital Economy Enablers which focused more on the institutions that have enabled Nigeria’s digital economy. The 2024 assembly is recognising individuals’ commitment to fostering inspiring leadership for the sustainability of the sector.

The tied-in One Day Industry Colloquium, Industry Lunch and Recognition Ceremony will feature a key presentation on “Nigeria’s Digital Economy and Building Synergy across Sectors and Stakeholders to Expand Opportunities for Young People” and a Conversations on “Enabling the Pipe in the Digital Economy for Job Placements to Ensure Life After Capacity Training.”

According to CEO of Knowhow Media, Olusegun Oruame, “the gathering shines the light on the pioneers, the disrupters, and the young Turks in a way that uniquely narrates Nigeria’s bolstering strides in the last decades despite frightening challenges; and most importantly, who and what’s coming next.”

Knowhow Media is an industry-supported partners’ event led by Knowhow Media, publishers of IT Edge News. Africa, one of the continent’s major tech publications, was published since 2007.


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