The Lagos State University (LASU) was agog on September 20 as prominent media professionals attended a symposium organised by LASU Conscience, a prominent campus-based media outlet.


Among the media personalities who were at the event were Hafiz Oyetoro, Alabi Lawrence, and Omotara Akanni.

The media symposium witnessed the presence of creatives, tech experts, and climate change advocates.

The event, tagged “Evolve”, championed an informed conversation around media, tech, and climate change.


It took place at the hallowed chamber of the Students Union Arcade in the university’s main campus in Ojo Lagos.

The event, its organisers said, was to expose students to the feasible opportunities in the media and tech industries.

Evolve featured major voices in these spaces who spoke about their success stories in their respective professions.


Some of the guest speakers at the event include the editor of Cable Newspaper Limited Kolapo Olapoju, Hafiz Oyetoro who is popularly known as Saka, Olumide Idowu, Tunde Akanni, Femi Adegolu, and David Adefunmilayo.

Kolapo Olapoju harped on the place of personal development to sharpen an individual’s passion for growth.

He charged all participants to take advantage of technology, noting that “success is not an overnight thing.”

Afeez Oyetoro highlighted how he contributed to society through entertainment.


Alabi Lawrence stressed the values behind consistency.

He said: “Consistency can beat your talent. Consistency can beat a hardworking person.”

On her part, Omotara Akanni-Lawrence urged the event attendants to embrace what they enjoy doing with a burning desire to keep them going through the journey of life.

Olumide Idowu reiterated the importance of climate change, saying that the world could be saved when everyone begins a change within themselves in order to have a sustainable environment.


In turn, David Adefunmulayo noted that big opportunities are discovered where there are big problems.

He implored the students to leverage the problems in their community and make an opportunity out of it.

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