As the SMW Lagos Team preps for #TravelAfrica Day, we figured we’d get you excited about traveling to the continent. Here are African instagrammers using their camera and social media to change the narrative of Africa.



Kenyan photographer Mutua Matheka’s tagline on instagram is “I choose to see the beauty in the mundane.” Join his 54,000+ followers on Instagram as he does just that.


Mutua Matheka

From Mutua Matheka’s instagram account



Catch fashion and style, past and present, from this South African instagrammer who is also a stylist.


Bee Diamondhead

Celebrating the past on Bee Diamondhead’s page



Learn a thing or two from the official account of the Nigerian-based photo festival.

Find the official Lagos Photo Festival account @lagosphotofestival

Find the official Lagos Photo Festival account @lagosphotofestival



Travelers descending on Nigeria for the SMWLagos will love photographer’s Instagram page. They’ll get a sneak peak of the colors and sights of  the country.


Andrew Esiebo

From Esiebo’s instagram account


Egyptian photojournalist Laura El-Tantawy’s instagram account serves as her visual diary.


Laura El-Tantawy

find El-Tantawy’s page @laura_eltantawy


The theme for Social Media Week Lagos 2015 is Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of a Connected Africa. If you have any questions about traveling to the conference, please contact yours truly at I hope to see you in Lagos.



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