Mercy Akamo

A communication specialist, media practitioner and digital content producer who has worked in a number of media organisations in Nigeria. She has served as the editor of Nigeria's first and biggest teen platform and also at Africa’s biggest fashion channel. She was a speaker at Mobile West Africa (West Africa’s biggest mobile conference) where she shared with top business executives like Tomi Ahonen (World’s Most Influential Mobile Expert), Dr Ernest Ndukwe (Chairman, Openmedia Group), Segun Ogunsanya (CEO & Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria), Isla Macleod (Digital Business Development Director EMEA, BBC Worldwide) etc on the importance of the teen market. She is a graduate from the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria where we began her media career as a radio presenter for Unilag Fm. Mercy is the licensee and organiser of a TEDx conference in Nigeria called TEDxGbagada.

She believes education is a way to build a new generation and that every child has the right to be educated, which motivated her creation of a charity organization dedicated to this need for under privileged children. She is fascinated about changing the world through amazing ideas. She is passionate about the role of media in a constantly changing technology driven world and the role millennials play in shaping it. She believes that OTT content can transform the media space in Nigeria/Africa. Mercy has a strong love for building the innovation culture and believes that is a great way for organisations to flourish.