Mercy Akamo is a communications executive with over a decade of experience in the media and experiential industry. She is the Chief Communications Officer at Mara – A Pan-African blockchain focused on increasing the number of Africans who can gain financial freedom through the blockchain technology. She doubled as the Head of Content and Innovation at Bella Online Media (BellaNaija Weddings) – Africa’s No 1 digital destination for entertainment, lifestyle and weddings content.
As an Editor, Mercy oversaw editorial operations and content for BN’s largest brand – BellaNaija Weddings which had over 200+ million monthly impressions and managed a community of over 4.8 million people. Her industry experience across digital marketing, content creation, insight & intelligence gathering, media reporting and monitoring makes her an industry leader in Africa. She has worked in Africa’s largest conglomerates – Dangote Industries Limited and has built her career over the last 10+ years working in leading media corporations.
Mercy is a TEDx Ambassador in Africa and the convener of TEDxLagos – Africa’s leading TEDx conference promoting ideas from the continent. She is also a Skoll World Forum Fellow and she was also honoured as the Most Influential People of Africa Descent Under 40 – a Global 100 List. She is the founder of Africa Teens Summit. As an avid education advocate, she co-founded an NGO which helps build libraries and computer labs for children living in underprivileged communities.