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The Connect Nigeria Business Fair is an annual event hosted by Connect Nigeria that attracts thousands of attendees, businesses and entrepreneurs. This year, the theme is tagged 2020 vision and is attracting strategic speakers from different walks of life and rich experience that empower businesses, entrepreneurs and attendees and grow countless companies who will be attending.

DR. HENRIETTA ONWUEGBUZIE (Academic Director of Lagos Business School)

Dr. Henrietta Onwuegbuzie is a globally certified Management consultant. On a voluntary basis, she mentors a number of aspiring and established entrepreneurs. She is passionate about economic development and social transformation in Nigeria and Africa.

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ADEWALE YUSUF (Co-founder and CEO of Tech premier Media Ltd)

Adewale Yusuf has been involved in the Nigerian tech ecosystem from its inception to date and has closely followed, observed and documented the happenings in the African tech sector for more than 10 years. He is the Founder and CEO of, the Chief host of Techpoint and Techpoint Build.

AYOTUNDE COKER (Managing Director/CEO of Rack Centre)

Ayotunde Coker is the MD/CEO at Rack centre – the first and only truly carrier-neutral state-of-the-art Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre in Africa. He has over 30 years’ international experience across Europe, USA, Asia and Africa. He is Secretary-General of the Africa Data Centre Association.

NELLY AGBOGU (Creative Director/CEO of Nellies Nigeria)

Nelly Agbogu cut her teeth in the culinary game through the social media platform, Instagram. In transitioning from a regular employee to entrepreneurial success story and social media maverick and an Instagram big hitter, she was worn many hats – from human resources to project management and other roles.

UBONG KING (Founder/Chairman of Ubong King Foundation)

Ubong King is a security consultant and public speaker who heads Protection Plus Services Limited (PPSL). He has 22 years of experience in the field of security services from managing in other firms to establishing his own. In recent years, he has become prominent in public speaking and youth empowerment through his Foundation.

CHIDI NWAOGU (Co-founder and CEO of Publiseer)

Chidi Nwaogu is a Nigerian serial Internet entrepreneur. Nwaogu started his entrepreneurial journey when he was 16 with the creation of 9ja Boi Interactive, a video game development company. Today, Nwaogu is Co-founder and CEO of Publiseer, a digital publisher for African Creatives.

OSEYI ETOMI (Head of Communications, Pagatech Ltd)

Oseyi “Ozzy” Etomi is writer, communication strategist and avowed feminist. She has at least ten years of professional experience across fashion, e-commerce and fintech.

MUHAMMED RUDMAN (Chief Executive Officer of Internet Exchange Point, Nigeria)

Muhammed Rudman is the pioneer Chief Executive Officer, Internet Exchange Point Nigeria (IXPN), Nigeria’s first and only neutral IXP. A veteran IT professional with over 19 years of extensive experience in network design, implementation, optimization and operations. Rudman is the Chairman of the Nigeria IPv6 Council.

CHIBUIKE GOODNEWS (Chief Executive Officer of Dochase in Nigeria)

Chibuike Goodnewsis the CEO of Dochase, which enables businesses to reach the target audience by leveraging data, technology and reach. Before joining Dochase, he facilitated a number of products in banks including Agricultural financing, warehouse financing and corporate lending. Chibuike founded a POS deployment company in 2007 which was a pioneer in POS deployment for merchants in Northern Nigeria.

LAWAL AHMED (Hands-on Producer, Expert in personnel and Project Management)

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Lawal Ahmed is a hands-on Producer, expert in personnel and project management with a passion for turning the best ideas into shows and movies that educate, entertain and inspire. Besides production, he has supervised the production and broadcast of all NTA network programs, and work with others in conceiving new programs and mentoring young producers

JAMEELAH SHARRIEF (MD/CEO, CreditRegistry Nigeria)

Jameelah Sharrieff-Ayedun is a thought leader and business champion with over 20 years of experience in defining strategy, developing organisational structure, building diverse winning teams and delivering results. She is co-founder of CreditRegistry Corporation, a software technology company headquartered in Washington State, USA.

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This article was first published on 28th February 2020 and updated on March 3rd, 2020 at 9:56 am


Aanuoluwapo Olajide is a freelance writer who believes that words are fundamental blocks and are the force of life and death. She is a tech enthusiast, fashion designer and a lover of words.

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