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SLAY Festival 2019 Announcement – August 2019

Lagos, Nigeria – August 2019 – Digital media company She Leads Africa has announced that the popular innovation and culture event SLAY Festival, will be returning to Lagos, Nigeria on September 28th, 2019 at the Lekki Special Events Centre.

Since launching in 2017, more than 4,000 women have come together to learn new skills, build their network and connect with their favorite brands at the fun and relaxed festival. 

The 2019 edition will feature inspirational speakers, engaging brand activations, career and business mentorship, speed networking and shopping from exciting young entrepreneurs.

SLAY Festival 2019 will feature unique and interactive experiences that cut across business, career, technology, arts, beauty, fashion, food, wellness, community and music such as:

  • Mainstages: Attendees will be able to learn directly from some of Africa’s leading innovators, leaders and creatives including Osas Ighodaro, Bukky Karibi-Whyte, Tosin Olaseinde and Steve Babaeko. At the Redesign Stage powered by Google Nigeria, attendees will be able to enjoy sessions on thriving in the Nigerian workforce, getting your business investment ready and finding your personal leadership style.
  • Masterclasses: During the SLAY Festival Masterclasses, attendees will be able to join small group classes on the hottest topics in lifestyle and career such as Becoming A Beauty Boss powered by Maybelline NY, Wealth Beyond Your Paycheck and Communicating Your Value & Acing Your Next Interview.
  • Marketplace: The SLAY Festival Marketplace has been curated with leading entrepreneurs from the She Leads Africa community ready to showcase and retail their products in diverse industries.
  • Speed Networking: SLAY Festival is all about making new connections, so the Speed Networking area is designed to make it easy for attendees to step out of their comfort zone and build their community.

Google Nigeria has joined the event as a Lead Partner and host of the Redesign Stage to power discussions focused on the career and business needs for millennial African women. ⁣Google will also be hosting several Grow with Google Masterclasses and bringing your favorite YouTube Creators for a meet and greet.

SLAY Festival is also excited to welcome global beauty brand Maybelline as the Official Beauty Partner as they showcase their newest trend setting products, host a masterclass with celebrity makeup artist Anita Adetoye and provide giveaways for the first 500 people who visit their stand. Crowd favorite Maggi Nigeria will be returning with their signature Jollof Rice Bar and delicious new takes on the classic dish. 

For more information about ticket sales, travel packages and the latest speakers, visit Join the SLAY Festival community on Instagram @SLAYFestival and on Facebook

SLAY Festival is proudly supported by Google Nigeria, Maybelline, Maggi Nigeria, and FBN Quest and produced by She Leads Africa. 


She Leads Africa is a global media brand that helps young women achieve their professional dreams by providing expert advice and opportunities for networking. SLA reaches more than 650,000 women across 35+ countries and 5 continents. The brand has been featured in the Financial Times and CNBC Africa and in December 2016, SLA was the first African startup to ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.