28th - 30th November 2023
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Beauty West AFrica 2022

Conference Schedule

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Day 1 - 29th November

Keynote

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration & Control (NAFDAC)

By Ijeoma U Nwankwo, Director-Drug Evaluation and Research Directorate, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
11:00 am – 11:30 am

 

PANEL 1

PENETRATING THE AFRICAN MARKET: IN NIGERIA, CULTURE WILL EAT STRATEGY FOR BREAKFAST

11:30 am – 01:00 pm

Moderator

Ezinne Alfa – Founder, BeautyInLagos

Panelists

Vanessa Azar – Regional Area Manager SSA (Nuance), Fenty Beauty 

Emilomon Aikhojie – Regional Manager (Nigeria & Ghana), L’Oreal Luxe Brands

Ijeoma Balogun – Founder & CEO, Redrick PR

Beatrice Eneh – Founder & CEO, Nectar Beauty Hub

 

SPONSORED CONTENT

GLUTA COSMETICS: Gluthione and Oxidative Stress Against Aging and for Beauty

By Jean Y Hingrat, Doctor, Gluta Cosmetics
01:15 pm – 02:00 pm

 

PANEL 2

BEAUTY FOUNDER GOALS: WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR IN AFRICA

02:00 pm – 03:30 pm

Moderator

Ezinne Alfa – Founder, BeautyInLagos

Panelists

Mrs. Awogboro – Founder, Managing Director & the CEO, The Nail Studio 

Banke Meshida-Lawal – CEO, BMProMakeup Nigeria

Dr. Vivian Oputa – Aesthetic Physician & Founder, Derma Care

Irene Symiris – Executive Director, The Nail Studio


Day 2 - 30th November

PANEL 3

BEYOND BORDERS: HOW TO BUILD AN EXPORTABLE AFRICAN BEAUTY BRAND

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Moderator

Jessica Adetu – CEO/Founder, Reine Africaine

Panelists

Joycee Awosika – MD, Oriki Group & SOAR Consultancy 

Jennifer Uloko – Founder, Yanga Beauty

Michael Olanrewaju – Head of Growth, Cashaam

Zuwaira Ikharo – Founder, Amal Botanicals Baby Care

Valerie Obaze – Founder/CEO, R&R luxury

SPONSORED CONTENT 

 

Nectar Beauty: Laroche Posay Brand – Treatment for Acne and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Spots

12:30 pm – 01:00 pm 

Dr. Erere Otrofanowei, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Dimma Umeh, Influencer

Ifeoluwa Bakare, Head of Strategy Medplus
Beatrice Eneh, Founder, Nectar Beauty Hub

 

BEAUTY SCIENCE Labs UK: A-Beauty: Developing technically innovative formulations for a Global Audience

01:15 pm – 01:45 pm

By Tumi Siwoku, Principal Chemist

PANEL 4

Government regulatory bodies and Beauty Associations: A formidable force in building a successful beauty industry

02:00 pm – 03:30 pm

Moderator

Lillian Arigbodi – Board Member, Spa and Wellness Association of Africa (SWAA)

Panelists

Dr Mary Charles – President, Practitioners of Spa & Beauty Association in Nigeria

Grace Abamba – Founding President, Society of Cosmetic Scientists Nigeria (NICOS)

Dr Julie Momah – Zonal Director (South West Zone), National Board for Technology Incubation centre (NBTI)

Theresa Ojomo – Deputy DirectorStandard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) 

Adeyinka Adebiyi – Director, Lagos State Safety Commission 

Ameera Abraham – CEO & Spa Director, The Nail Bar

Linda Halim – Deputy Director, HOD Cosmetics & household Products Division, DR & RA Directorate, NAFDAC

SPONSORED CONTENT 

Neactar Beauty: Cerave Brand: Remedy for Skin Dryness and Atopy

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Dr. Ayesha Akinkugbem – Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Oluwaseyi Chukwu – Founder, Bregha Beauty

Ifeoluwa Bakare – Head of Strategy, Medplus

Beatrice Eneh – Founder, Nectar Beauty Hub


Day 3 - 1st December

Sponsored Content

Lush Hair: Wear Your Confidence

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker

Amanda Dara – Brand Ambassador, Lush Hair Nigeria

PANEL 5

The Dangerous Trend of Skin Bleaching in Nigeria: An Unbiased and Educational Conversation

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Moderator

Lola OJ –  Lawyer, Author & Beauty Enthusiast

Panelists

Beverly Naya – Award-Winning Actress & Entrepreneur

Tenny Coco – International Makeup Artist & Creative Director, Tennycoco Studio

Olabisi Olaogun – Medical Doctor & Public Health Specialist

Omotoke Sikaiye – Head of School & Aesthetician, LaserDerm Aesthetic Academy/Clinics

SPeaker Profiles Connect with Africa's leading beauty influencers and business leaders

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Ezzine Alfa

Founder, BeautyInLagos

Ezinne Alfa is a Beauty Expert & Communications Strategist, with a passion to spotlight her industry to the world. She is the Founder of BeautyInLagos(BiL);
a beauty resource and consultancy with a vision to be the global voice for beauty & wellness on the African continent. BeautyInLagos (BiL) has evolved into the No.1 digital beauty platform in Nigeria offering marketing, promotional and advisory services.

BiL has been listed as one of SME100’s “100 Most Innovative Female-Owned Businesses in Nigeria” and in November 2021 became the official Conference Partner for Africa’s Largest Professional Beauty Exhibition, Beauty West Africa.

An Entrepreneurial Influencer, Ezinne has been featured in different media publications (Guardian Life Magazine, Mania Magazine, Ndani Lifestyle Magazine), was included in Lancome’s first-ever digital African campaign and interviewed on CNN Marketplace Africa.

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Ameera Abraham

CEO & Spa Director of The Nail Bar

Ameera Abraham is the CEO & Spa Director of The Nail Bar, a luxury nail spa and wellness centre and the founder of Nigeria’s premier professional nail care brand Amali Cosmetics.

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Beverly Naya

Award Winning Actress & Entrepreneur

Beverly Naya is an award winning actress and entrepreneur. Born in England, she studied script writing and film-making at Roehampton University before relocating to Nigeria some years back to focus on being a part of the industry.

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Jean Y Hingrat

Digestive & Obesity Specialist

Jean yves Hingrat is a French doctor specializing in digestive surgery and obesity from 1985 to 2015, he worked in several French and overseas hospitals, his knowledge of nutrition from which his patients benefited during his career.  professional, pushed her to deepen her research on oxidative stress and its damage to health .. hence the title of the conference: OXIDATIVE STRESS AND THE BENEFITS OF GLUTATHIONE ON HEALTH AND BEAUTY.

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Grace Abamba

Founder/President, Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Nigeria

Grace Abamba is a consultant and educator in technical and quality management in consumer goods specializing in cosmetics and personal care products. Grace has travelled extensively across global markets and recently set up GNA Global Consulting to support FMCG brands in product regulatory compliance and building robust quality management systems through risk assessment, training and site certification.

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Ijeoma Balogun

Founder & CEO of Redrick PR

Ijeoma Balogun is a lifestyle journalist who has had her works published in various platforms such as, Genevieve Magazine, ThisDay Style, Complete Fashion Magazine, Studio 53 Extra and more. With Redrick PR, she aims to build a business that merges both concepts of market information and creative strategic innovations in a manner that creates value for brands and consumers.

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Irene Syrimis

Executive Director, Nail Studio

Irene Syrimis is the Executive Director at The Nail Studio Ltd, a “one stop beauty shop” and a pioneer in the nail care and retail industry in West Africa. With over fifteen years in the beauty industry the Nail Studio Ltd was ready to partner with celebrated international beauty brands and Irene was instrumental in helping it achieve its goals.

She is a lawyer and sociologist by training, an avid reader and has attended numerous beauty schools, courses and seminars over the years.

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Jennifer Uloko

Founder/CEO, YangaBeauty

Jennifer Uloko is a professional makeup and brow artist who has worked in the beauty industry for over a decade. In 2014, she founded YangaBeauty, with a mission to empower all women, especially women of African heritage on the continent and in diaspora, to feel confident and beautiful.  YangaBeauty provides premium cosmetic products and services to all her clients globally, covering two continents with over a hundred active Retail Partners across Nigeria, Ghana, Canada and South Africa. 

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Jessica Adetu

Founder/CEO, Reine Africaine

A British born, and African raised woman, she has worked in various blue-chip organisations as a Marketing Strategist in Nigeria and the UK, including at Ogilvy Nigeria Ltd and Jumia. Reine Africaine is a digital beauty platform for African/Black women. The platform encourages women to achieve their best look and show up as the most confident version of themselves by discovering African products and beauty tips that are effective and safe for melanin-rich skin. 

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Olabisi Olagun

Medical doctor & skincare enthusiast

When she isn’t mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS amongst the most vulnerable population, she runs a skincare blog and skincare retail business.

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Omotoke Sikaiye

Head, LaserDerm Aesthetics Academy

With a first degree in Electrical Engineering, Omotoke made the switch to Aesthetics when she could no longer deny her passion and studied at Beauty Therapy Institute, Lagos where she studied a variety of courses with specialization in skincare treatments such as Skin peelings, Microneedling, and Laser therapy bagging awards as the Top Student in her college where she also served as an Assistant Educator.

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Teniola Kashaam

Creative Director at Tennycoco studio

Jennifer Uloko is a professional makeup and brow artist who has worked in the beauty industry for over a decade. In 2014, she founded YangaBeauty, with a mission to empower all women, especially women of African heritage on the continent and in diaspora, to feel confident and beautiful.  YangaBeauty provides premium cosmetic products and services to all her clients globally, covering two continents with over a hundred active Retail Partners across Nigeria, Ghana, Canada and South Africa. 

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Vanessa Azar

Regional Area Manager for Fenty Beauty

Vanessa runs a blog driven by true passion which led her to be more curious about diverse beauty & Fashion. She took on various roles whilst also developing her own blog and influencer profile. Her most recent work being in PR, digital, social media and Area Management for the L’Oréal Luxe group through a distributor & her own company. A company initially opened for her current ready to wear line called MVSE (pronounced Muse). She is now based in Lagos and as the Regional Area Manager for Fenty Beauty.

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Joycee Awosika

Award winning Entrepreneur & Speaker

Joycee has a history of running companies, mainly ORÍKÌ, the first and only all natural farm to skin brand to operate a fast-growing premium product & wellness spa brand on the Continent of Africa. ORÍKÌ has developed 7 spas in 6 years and distributes products globally as well as provides contract manufacturing services for brands, hotels, and hospitality companies. 

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Lilian Arigbodi

CEO of Skinologist

She is the MD of  Liliancollins Limited  a  brand that houses four brands; Liliancollinsaesthetics,  Skinologist  professional skincare , Beauty Agent (specialises in beauty equipments and beauty workforce) and LB Training Institute (a beauty academy) . Lilian Arigbodi is also the Chairperson of  Spa and Wellness Association of Africa (SWAA) the Nigerian Chapter.

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Lola OJ

Award-winning Content creator & Entrepreneur

Lola OJ is a multifaceted conceptualiser who effortlessly blends her passion for arts, beauty and fashion. She is a modern-day beauty enthusiast, and her ability to fearlessly express herself led to her amassing hundreds of thousands of followers worldwide on Instagram (362,000) and YouTube (over 16,000 viewership). Her passion for the legal profession led to the creation of a one of its kind podcast ‘Legal Avenue’

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Olabanke Meshida Lawal

Founder BMPRO

A professional makeup artist by default, Banke took fine art lessons from the age of eight after showing a keen interest in the arts. The makeup line BMPRO (Banke Meshida Professional) birthed in 2006 with 14 products in the line. Today, BMPRO makeup has 65 products in the Nigerian market as well as distributors all over Nigeria, the UK, USA, Ghana and Canada. It’s success is based on the acceptance of its quality all over the world. beauty products available as well as retaining the manufacturers in the United States.

Adetokunbo Awogboro

Founder, Managing Director and CEO, Nail Studio Ltd.

Adetokunbo Awogboro is the founder, Managing Director and CEO of the Nail Studio Ltd. The Nail Studio Ltd is THE pioneer nail studio in West Africa. Mrs Awogboro started the Nail Studio in 1986 with two members of staff and guided the business to what it is today with over 60 members of staff and several different divisions consisting of nails, hair, a spa and a world class cosmetic retail section.

Mrs Awogboro is an agricultural economist by training a proud grandmother of nine and a keen gardener in her spare time.

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Dr Mary Charles

Founder, Twinkle Skincare

Dr Mary Charles born in zaria kaduna,founder of twinkul skincare, is USA certified skincare, permanent make up and body tattoo Esthetician with over 22 years experience. She also obtained various certifications in microneedling, microblading, plasma facial at phi academy Switzerland. She is the current president of POSBAN . Founding member of POSBAN. Member of CIDESCO Switzerland. Member Phibrows academy Switzerland. Member of phi academy worldwide

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Emilomon Marshall

Regional Manager Ella Afrique

Emilomon is Regional Manager for Ella Afrique, representing the L’Oréal Luxe Brand portfolio, in Nigeria and Ghana. This role continues her immersion in the beauty and skincare industry that began with Clinique in the US and progressed to the African market with her engagement with makeup pioneer, House of Tara, Lagos, Nigeria. Over 8 years of her 17-year career have involved extensive strategic and operational functions in the African luxury beauty brand and retail space.

Emi holds a first degree in Economics from Worcester State University in Massachusetts, and an MBA from Pepperdine University’s, Graziadio Business School. Her early career included roles in Accounting, Media and PR, and Retail Management for such esteemed brands as Warner Bros, E! Entertainment and DDB Lagos. She lives in Lagos with her husband and 3 children.

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DR. (MRS.) JULIE MOMAH

POSBAN

Dr. {Mrs} Momah Osahunwense Julie’s outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership have undoubtedly brought her to where she is today. She is the dynamic Zonal Director, South-West Zone of National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI), a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. The Headquarters of the South-West Zone of NBTI is at the Technology Incubation Centre, Lagos. 

Theresa Ojomo

Head International Standards Organisation of Nigeria

In over thirty (30) years of professional practice of the Chemistry profession, Mrs. Ojomo has established herself as a custodian of standards for the Chemical industry in Nigeria. She has held such positions of authority as Head, Chemical Technology, Lagos Zone as well as Secretary to the Committee on the drafting and publishing of various Nigerian National Standards for Chemical Products.

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Valerie Obaze

Beauty Entrpreneur

Valerie Obaze, beauty entrepreneur, mother, wife and philanthropist, founded the award-winning luxury skincare brand R&R in 2010, following the birth of her first daughter. Her inspiration to create the brand arose from the life changing experience of motherhood and a deep desire to nurture and nourish both her child and herself with the purest natural beauty products. 

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Zuwaira Ikharo

Founder, Amal Botanicals Baby Care

A Chartered Accountant and tax expert, Zuwaira Ikharo Shuaib is the Founder of Amal Botanicals, an African-Inspired, natural baby care brand in Africa. Shuiab earned a National Diploma in Accounting from the University of Abuja, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo, Nigeria.

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Michael Olanrewaju

Head of Growth, Cashaam

Michael has five years of experience in Digital Marketing. Currently, he works as the Head of Growth at Cashaam, an e-commerce company in the United States, where he focuses on helping businesses in Nigeria to access international customers. As a marketing and growth expert, He is motivated by his dedication to growing people and businesses globally. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Kwara State University, Nigeria, and he’s a Certified Microsoft Technology Associate.

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Adeyinka Adebiyi

Director, Lagos State Safety Comission

Adeyinka Adebiyi hails from Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State, a graduate of Vocational and Technical Education with option in Electrical and Electronics from the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka, he also possess a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Lagos State University, Lagos.

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Amanda Dara

CEO/Founder skincare line Dara Naturals skin care

Amanda Dara Is a leading Nigerian TV, Red Carpet and Event host, rising actress, model, and an entrepreneur. She is the CEO and founder of the skincare line Dara Naturals skin care store Spa since 2017

Amanda graduated from Babcock University with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Her career as a presenter began at a young age when she co-hosted the show Youth Alive at 19. 

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Ijeoma U Nwankwo

Director-Drug Evaluation / Research Directorate NAFDAC
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Dr. Ayesha Akinkugbem

Lagos University Teaching Hospital

 

 

 

 

Tumi Siwoku

Consultant, Public Speaker, and Principal Chemist

Tumi Siwoku has 12 years Research & Development experience in the personal care realm. She has worked across toiletries, haircare, skincare, colour cosmetics and suncare for a number of Global brands and Manufacturers.

A forward thinking chemist who values innovation, sustainability and inclusivity.

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Dr. Vivian Oputa

Specialist in Aesthetic Medicine, Surgery

Dr. Vivian Oputa  is the Medical Director of DermaCare Medical Aesthetics and is also an Anti-Aging Medicine Expert. Memberships include the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery and the Nigerian Medical Association. She is an experienced ZO Skin Health Specialist (by Zein Obagi, MD); Biologique Recherche trainer and partner and is also partnered with the La Roche Posay Skincare Brand.

Dr. Erere Otrofanowei

Lagos University Teaching hospital

Ifeoluwa Bakare

Head of Strategy, Medplus

 

 

 

 

Dimma Umeh

Dimma Umeh

Beauty, fashion, travel & lifestyle blogger

Dimma Umeh is a beauty, fashion, travel & lifestyle blogger and vlogger living in Lagos, Nigeria. As a full-time content creator, she aims to explore life, share and inspire others through her posts and experiences.

She has been blogging and sharing beauty and lifestyle tips since 2011. Her first Youtube makeup tutorial was published in 2012 and she currently has over 400,000 subscribers on the platform. 

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Oluwaseyi Chukwu

Co-founder and director of Bregha beauty

She holds a Masters in Architecture, CIDESCO Switzerland certified Medlcal Aesthetician,  Professional Makeup Artist, Beauty Therapy Insitute certified Cosmetic Scientist and an ITEC UK certified Beauty Therapist. 

A mulptiple award winning beautician and ranked top in The Future awards Africa Prize for Beauty,2020. She strives to break stereotypes and her love for beauty and how it empowers Women, keeps her Going!

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Beatrice Eneh

Founder/CEO, Nectar Beauty

Beatrice N. Eneh is an Entrepreneur with global experience working with Multinationals across multiple industries. She also holds an MEng from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), an MBA from Lancaster University Management School (UK).

Her passion for the Beauty Industry & Expertise in Distribution and Supply Chain Optimization has made her the preferred Partner for Multiple International Brands.

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