AfricaNXT celebrates the remarkable individuals impacting communities and culture across Africa and the diaspora.

What it is

AfricaNXT serves as a platform to showcase the makers, artists, creatives and doers transforming Africa. The week-long festival couples exhibitions with public programming that boldly highlights the work of Africa’s next cadre of visionaries. AfricaNXT is a fertile ground for NEXT level ideas rooted in collaboration. From the decor to featured workshops, AfricaNXT serves as a key example of how we can do more and go further together.

#Africanxt is produced by the SMW Lagos team.

When it’s happening

February 26 - 2 March 2018

12pm - 9pm

Where it’s happening

Located at the Landmark Centre, during SMW Lagos, the #africanxt pavilion is where African creatives take centerstage. Through conversations, installations and immersive programming #africanxt showcases African ingenuity in its many iterations.


Collaboration is what fuels AfricaNXT's programming and exhibitions. AfricaNXT collaborators serve as our “council of curators” and will lead a variety of exciting programs and experiences throughout the week.


Chop N Chat
#AfricaNXT Conversations
AFRIKA21 SoundKlash
Virtually African
Made in Africa
Collaborate X Innovate


#AfricaNXT Studio
#AfricaNXT in Print
#AfricaNXT Market
The Salon

Themed Days

Tuesday: #travelafricaday
Wednesday: Afrobeats N Eats
Friday: A Great Day in Gidi

Admission: FREE

Register in advance for a FREE SMW Lagos Campus Pass to gain admission to AfricaNXT

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