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Wednesday, 7 December 2022

How SBI Media Workshop 3.0 Unmasked Opportunities in Blockchain


It is immutable, open, transparent and imbued with opportunities. With the success of the just concluded SBI Media Workshop 3.0, the blockchain ecosystem is no longer oblivious to many enthusiastic and talented youths. This was the summary of the feedback given by participants last Saturday at the SMW 3.0 held at the Radisson Hotel, Lagos.

Buffeted by a group of elite blockchain experts, content creators and legal luminaries, the 2022 edition of the workshop interactively explored the value-chain intersection between media and blockchain by examining the career, business and creative opportunities for today's young talents.

Speaking at the event, frontline technology and blockchain content creator, Fisayo Fosudo, shared practical steps on how to create a content creation and production strategy for the ecosystem and how to excel with it. To him, commitment and clear-cut vision as well as the specific acquisition of knowledge about blockchain will turbocharge a content maker to relevance.

As a result of the immutable and critical nature of blockchain technology, Ugochukwu Obi, a legal expert from Perchstone & Graeys, one of Africa's largest law firms exposed participants to the legal, regulatory and ethical frameworks in blockchain and strategies talents and entrepreneurs can devise to be compliant in the sector.

Experts from Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world introduced participants to the career paths in the blockchain industry. From content maker, community manager to marketing and even software development,

Olubunmi Fabanwo exposed participants to the vista of endless career opportunities they can explore. As icing on the cake, the event was wrapped up with a special fireside chat that examined the success story of Binance's exploits in the African blockchain ecosystem and the varied opportunities talented Nigerian and African youths can leverage to catapult their career and business to the next level.

Also speaking during one of the fireside sessions, Emmanuel Ebanehita, Marketing Director, Binance Africa, noted that “The crypto space of today is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. With a total market capitalization of over $2T USD, thousands of projects and companies working within the world of crypto, including exchanges like Binance network sites, applications, decentralized protocols, and many more.  

He further stated that “The crypto industry offers a wide range of opportunities for ambitious and motivated professionals because the industry is relatively new, and still looking to acquire talented professionals with diverse backgrounds with such skill-sets including PR, content creation, creative writing skills, graphic design, videography, social media management and even professional meme-making—among many others. As developments and activity increase in the crypto sector, exponential demand leads to an even greater appetite for skilled professionals” 

Commenting on the event, Rotimi Bankole, the Founder and CEO of SBI Media Group said: "The impact of blockchain in the global economy has never been this obvious and critical. As an innovation-driven company, we continue to research, invest resources and cooperate with leading stakeholders in the regional and global scene to advance the knowledge. We are grateful to Binance and all our partners for supporting us to make this event a success. We look forward to a bolder and bigger platform as we seek to expand the scope and focus of SMW." 

Appreciating the team and event supporters, Samuel Odusami, the Head of Strategy and project coordinator said: "We are grateful to our partners who supported all the way from when we shared the theme and scope of the event to the D-day. I also want to appreciate our team members and colleagues at SBI Media, Streams Media, Zenilla Media, Alexander and Hamilton and more importantly our media partners, they made the event remarkable and we will be there to support them when duty calls."

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