AfriLabs Annual Gathering

Bridging Creativity and Technology: Fueling Africa’s Innovation Economy

Africa’s innovation ecosystem is evolving, and at its core lies a potent blend of creativity and technology. This synergy has been explored and celebrated at the AfriLabs arTech Lagos event, which took place on September 6th, 2023 in collaboration with Industry Nite and other partners. This gathering of thought leaders and visionaries sheds light on the transformative potential of harnessing both creativity and technology for Africa’s growth.

The event featured esteemed guests, including Charles Emembolu, Femi Odugbemi, Obi Asika, Dr. Hon Kafayat Shafau, ID Cabasa, Dr. Sid, Jonathan Chambalin, Osarumen Osamuyi, Anthony Ezeokoye, Justin Ige, Temitayo Ogunyemi, Dr. Wale Ajiboye, Oye Akindeinde, Yemi Akinnigbagbe, Taiwo Adeyemi, Efe Omorogbe, Nankling Danfulani, Sheila Ojei, Ifeyinwa Anyadiegwu, Toju Tuedor, Bernard Nwankwo, Seju Alero Mike, and Ayogu Kingsley.

The event not only featured thought-provoking discussions but also showcased a remarkable and experimental exhibition by Atsur. Stage performances by Jonbethel Ezeugo and Crayon added a layer of artistic brilliance to the proceedings. This event set the stage for the upcoming AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2023, scheduled from October 11th to 13th in Kigali, Rwanda, with a dedicated track exploring the convergence of creativity and technology.

The intersection of creativity and technology is more than just a concept; it’s a catalyst for cross-disciplinary exchange, collaboration among creatives, and exploration of emerging trends within Africa’s creative ecosystem. The goal is to inspire action and innovation across various sectors, including Gaming, Art, Film, and Music, as well as fostering the growth of startups and creative hubs that leverage technology for expression and business development.

AfriLabs envisions a digitized African future by 2030, and this vision hinges on bridging the gap between creativity and technology. As we stand at this crossroads, it’s imperative to support and celebrate the collaboration between artists, technologists, and engineers. Together, they unlock the full potential of Africa’s creativity and technology, propelling the continent towards a fully digitized future.

The AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2023 promises to be an even more comprehensive exploration of this exciting intersection. Attendees can look forward to robust discussions and remarkable exhibitions by partners – including an even more experimental and innovative art exhibition by Atsur. Join us in Kigali, Rwanda, from October 11th to 13th, 2023, and become a part of the movement to create a brighter and more imaginative African future. Register today at and be a catalyst for change in Africa’s innovation economy. Together, we can shape a future where creativity and technology unite to drive unprecedented growth and progress.

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