Nigerian football takes centre stage at Lagos Social Media Week

The fervour of the Eagles’ Afcon victory will be reignited as football issues will be discussed at the first-ever social media week to be hosted in the nation’s commercial capital

Nigeria’s recent Africa Cup of Nations victory will be part of the discussion when football takes centre stage at the Lagos Social Media Week on Thursday, February 21.

Nigeria’s biggest football website, alongside the Lagos State Football Association and continental broadcast giants SuperSport will host participants to an interesting discussion about Nigerian football and the impact that social media has made on it.

Two football panels will take centre stage at the SS Lounge, Sapara Williams Close, Off Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island on the day.

To open the day will be the panel on “Sports journalism in the 21st Century: Is social media taking the drivers' seat?” to be discussed by Felix Awogu, Kiibati Bankole and Colin Udoh. It will be moderated by Nigeria chief editor Lolade Adewuyi.

The day’s second panel discussion will be “The new generation Super Eagles – How social media can help garner national support” and will be discussed by Opeyemi Okunoren, Deji Tinubu and Obi Asika. The panel is expected to be moderated by Bisi Osunneye.

Organizers have already expressed immense joy ahead of the panels as they seek to give football its rightful place in the scheme of things among social media savvy young Nigerians. West Africa Football Content Manager, Iwedi Ojinmah said: “This is going to be big and we aim to play our role and share how we have become Africa’s biggest sport portal. This is why our delegation will include our best in GM Felix Awogu, our African Football Manager Emeka Enyadike, as well as our Sportscasters Mbonu and Udoh.”’s Adewuyi added: “Following the Super Eagles' victory in South Africa where we provided extensive coverage, we are glad to cooperate with Eko Football and SuperSport to host this panel where the impact of social media on football shall be discussed.”

The panels will begin at 10am and admission is free for all participants.