Facebook’s Chukwuemeka Afigbo Visits Port Harcourt – Stories and Pictures

Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnership Middle East and Africa, Chukwuemeka Afigbo was in Port Harcourt on April 27th – 28th 2017, to access the tech community and interact with startup founders and social media influencers.

Chukwuemeka Afigbo
Chukwuemeka Afigbo during the Fireside Chat at Skybar Lounge, Port Harcourt

 

He arrived Port Harcourt on Thursday April 27th, and was hosted to a reception organised by Coral Lifestyle Magazine at the Coffee Lounge of the Sweet Tooth Galeteria. We covered that event and you can read more about it (and see the pictures) here.

 

Chukwuemeka Afigbo, Uzoma Ofoma-Chukwuma, Sharon D Fiberesima
Chukwuemeka Afigbo, Uzoma Ofoma-Chukwuma, Sharon D Fiberesima at Sweet Tooth Galateria, Port Harcourt

 

On Friday April 28th Mr Afigbo visited four hubs and co working spaces including Bubbles Co-Working, Olotu Square, KoWork Ng and Ken Saro-Wiwa Hub and interacted with developers, and founders.

 

At the Ken Saro Wiwa Hub
With some startup founders and developers at the Ken Saro Wiwa Hub

 

He thereafter moved to the prestigious Genesis Skybar lounge, where he participated in a Startup South Fireside Chat, moderated by Uche Aniche. The event was sponsored by Project LEAD, (an initiative of Genesis Group) and Netopps.

 

Uche Aniche Chukwuemeka Afigbo and Bereni D. Fiberesima
Uche Aniche Chukwuemeka Afigbo and Bereni D. Fiberesima at Skybar Lounge, Port Harcourt

 

The interactive session gave Mr Afigbo the chance to share his inspiring story, connect with the youth in Port Harcourt and answer questions. He talked about some of Facebooks programs and products, including the F8, Facebook Developer Circle, Messenger Bot, Free Basics etc.

 

At the Genesis Skybar Lounge
At the Genesis Skybar Lounge, Port Harcourt

 

He commended youth and encouraged them to be consistent and keep improving themselves. He lauded the Genesis group for sponsoring the event and supporting the tech community in Port Harcourt.

 

Chukwuemeka Afigbo with the Genesis Skybar Team led by Amit Deshpande Head of Operations Restaurants
Chukwuemeka Afigbo with the Genesis Skybar Team led by Amit Deshpande Head of Operations Restaurants 

 

In her vote of thanks, Strategic Planning Manager at Genesis Group Mrs Uzoma Chukwuma thanked Mr Afigbo for the being a role model to the youth and the tech community. She explained that Project LEAD was an initiative conceived by the Genesis Group MD Dr. Nnaeto Orazulike, to inspire youth to achieve their dreams. Project LEAD which stands for Living Everyday Achieving Dreams.

 

Uzoma Chukwuma
Strategic Planning Manager, Genesis Group, Uzoma Chukwuma at Skybar Lounge, Port Harcourt

 

Mr Chukwuemeka Afigbo was on an assessment tour of some parts of Southern Nigeria. He had earlier visited Nsukka for the inauguration of Roar Nigeria, an innovation hub in the University of Nigeria. He also visited Uyo, before coming to Port Harcourt.  He has since return to his base in London.  

 

 

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