Speakers

An amazing line-up of awesome speakers


TED talks are all about the powerful ideas behind them. We search year-round for speakers who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight. Our speakers have run some of the most admired companies and organizations, and started ground-breaking conversations. They are trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses.

Efe Paul Azino is one of Nigeria’s best-known performance artists and poets. He is the founder and director of the Lagos International Poetry Festival, and director of poetry at the annual Lagos Book and Art Festival. More


TY Bello is one of Nigeria’s most recognized artists.  She came to public attention in the early 2000s as a member of the music group Kush.   More


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Mr. Lardner holds a Bachelor degree in Philosophy from the University of Lagos, and over the last 25 years gathered wide international experience including serving as an Adjunct Professor, Centre for New Media at the Columbia University (1996-8). More


Maryam Uwais (MFR) was the Principal Partner, Wali-Uwais & Co, a general practice Law Firm until she was appointed the Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments in November 2015.

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Lala Akindoju is an actor, drama instructor, casting director and producer. She has featured in over 70 theatre productions and a number of films around the world.

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Seni is the Country Director of Andela, a global VC-funded software engineering organization.

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Omobola Johnson is a Partner of TLcom Capital in Lagos, Nigeria, a venture capital firm focused on investments in technology enabled companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Folakunle Oshun is an artist from Lagos, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and a Master’s degree in Art History from the University of Lagos.

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Born in London, Judith grew up in Austria, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Indonesia and Japan. She is a Technology Evangelist, Business Psychologist and Organisation Development Consultant with experience working in Africa, Asia and Europe.

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Ade Balogun is a trained Architect with three years’ practical experience in said field; she has also worked in the e-commerce industry as an Editor in Nigeria’s leading group-buying website (DealDey.com).

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Godwin Benson, is the founder and CEO of Tuteria which is Nigeria’s foremost learning platform that connects learners with competent teachers to learn any formal or informal skill or subject across the country.

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