Meet The Panelists For ‘Social Media And The African Entrepreneur’ Hosted By Mayven PR And Ibom LLC In New York City




Social Media Week has officially begun all around the world. There are a total of ten cities participating including Lagos, Nigeria – the first African city to partake in Social Media Week.

For those in New York City who are unable to attend any of the events in Lagos, fret not. There is a long list of events to attend here in NYC one of which is the Celebrating Africa’s Finest Entrepreneurs Event Series that is hosting a panel/networking session on ‘Social Media and the African Entrepreneur’.

The event kicks off this Friday, February 22, at 5PM at 340 West 40th street, NY. Entrepreneurs and professionals are invited to come, Network. Engage. Be Informed. by these four well respected and experienced industry professionals on social media. It is our pleasure to introduce to you the panelists –



Uduak Oduok

Ms. Uduak Oduok is an Attorney and Partner at Ebitu Law Group, P.C. She is also the founder of Ladybrille Magazine, a fashion and entertainment publication, a journalist and former fashion model. Ms. Uduak’s practice areas include Business Litigation and Fashion & Entertainment Law. With a keen interest in Fashion Law and to provide even stronger legal services for her clients, she studied Fashion Design & Merchandising at Delta College, taking on numerous courses to enhance her almost 20years hands on experience in the industry.

For more on Uduak Oduok visit: | @Uduaklaw




Zandile Blay

Zandile Blay is a Style & Culture columnist for Huffington Post. She is currently Fashion & Beauty Journalism Lecturer at Syracuse University, and formerly Digital Fashion Editor for ESSENCE Magazine, Women’s Fashion Editor for Paper Magazine and Readers Editor at SEVENTEEN Magazine. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine online, InStyle, Teen People, The New York Sun, The Daily News and America Online, amongst others. Blay holds an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a Masters in Fashion from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

For more on Zandile Blay visit:| @Zandile




Janel Martinez

Janel Martinez is a digital journalist and content producer with a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life after Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina,,, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she’s not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.  Martinez holds a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.

For more on Janel Martinez visit: | @JanelMWrites




Also on the panel, is a guest panelist by the name of Farai Gundan. Farai is one of the nation’s leading experts on African women in media and technology, and co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FaraiMedia LLC, a mobile & online advertising network platform that connects advertisers to their African audiences.

Farai is a sought-after speaker, having spoken at institutions such as Princeton University, Wharton Business School, and just recently, the Africa Business Conference at Harvard Business School. Her primary focus is women & girls’ empowerment, leadership, media and technology. In addition, she is a guest writer for, with articles such as “The 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa 2012” and “Thirteen African Celebrities to Watch In 2013”

For more on Farai Gundan visit:| @FaraiToday


This event is brought to you by Mayven PR, Social Media Week NYC and IBOM LLC. Attendees are advised to RSVP by visiting , which automatically enters you into the raffle for roundtrip tickets to Lagos, Nigeria courtesy of our official airline sponsors, Arik Air. Networking mixer with good music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres follows right after the panel seesion.

For more information on this event or Mayven PR, please contact us:

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