Two ministerial nominees, Mr Rotimi Amaechi and Dr Kayode Fayemi, will lead other pan-African speakers at a conference to redefine the future of the media in West Africa.

This is contained in a statement signed by Chude Jideonwo, Managing Partner, Red Media Africa, organisers of the conference on Saturday.

The inaugural edition of the biggest media talk shop slated for Oct.15 in Lagos, would be organise in partnership with Troyka Holding and the School of Media and Communication, Pan-African University.

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The statement stated that the aim was to bring media leaders, individuals and organisations in public relations, advertising, television, radio, print and online, to explore new trends in a rapidly changing landscape.

It quoted Jideonwo as saying “the RED summit will be West Africa’s biggest media talk shop.

“We will draw lessons from veterans in West Africa’s media over the decades and chart the course with other media stakeholders for the future of the media in West Africa.’’

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The statement stated that the Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Binyavanga Wainaina and Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft Corporation, Louis Otieno, would be among the lead speakers.

“Participants will connect, network and anchor high-level conversations and solutions about the media in host country, Nigeria, and across African audiences.

“Participants at the event will have opportunities to exchange ideas about the future of media on the continent.

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The RED Summit is part of events celebrating 10 years of Red Media Africa’s impact on Africa’s media space, inspiring and empowering millions of Africa’s youth in the process,” the statement stated.

“Red Communication is a Public Relations and Communication firm under the parent company, RED.

“An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED’s vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media’s limitless possibilities,” it explained. (NAN)