TEDxGbagada 1st edition of prestigious event to hold in September

The TEDxGbagada speakers were chosen from the brightest and best and promise to deliver a conference that will be truly life-changing.

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On September 19, 2015, the inaugural edition of TEDxGbagada will hold at the QuadT Event Centre in Gbagada, Lagos.

The programme features a unique line-up of speakers, which includes entrepreneurs and industry experts among others.

The theme for the first-ever TEDxGbagada is “Let There Be Light!” and the ultimate aim is the sharing of ideas that will transform the current state of affairs in Nigeria.

According to Yemi Akamo, the organiser and licensee of TEDxGbagada:

“This is a very important event to me and I have only one focus in mind — You, the attendees. We have searched and gathered from both near and far, the very best minds to help build stronger communities to enlighten, empower and expose us as individuals for greater service to each other. This is going to be one of the best TEDx events you have ever attended!” 


The TEDxGbagada speakers were chosen from the brightest and best and promise to deliver a conference that will be truly life-changing.

Scheduled speakers for the event are:

Mark Essien: Mark Essien is a software developer and the founder of Hotels.ng, Nigeria's first and largest hotel booking platform. He is listed by Forbes as one of Africa's most promising Young Entrepreneurs.

Bayo Omoboriowo: Bayo Omoboriowo is President Muhammadu Buhari’s official photographer. He specializes in street and documentary photography and his works have appeared in various publications.

Toyin Poju-Oyemade: Toyin Poju-Oyemade is the creative, passionate, fearless and driven founder of StoryTeller Media. Toyin has worked with several media organizations including Inspire Africa Limited, Moments with Mo, Storm 360, M-­‐Net and Ndani TV.

Bovi Ugboma: Bovi Ugboma is an actor, writer, comedian, MC, poet and producer.

Taofick Oluwasegun Okoya: Taofick Oluwasegun Okoya is the CEO of FICO SOLUTIONS LTD. FICO is the creator of the first ever Nigerian fashion doll called “The Queens of Africa”.

Timi Dakolo: Timi Dakolo, popularly known as “The Voice” is a singer and songwriter.

Dorcas Odeyemi: Dorcas Odeyemi is a foundation stage teacher at Children's International School, Lekki, Lagos.

Mojisola Saka: Mojisola Saka is the Chief Operating Officer of Publicis Consultant/Soulcomm

The event will also feature networking sessions and a special performance by talented saxophonist, Adetuke Morgan.

Admission to TEDxGbagada 2015 is strictly by invitation. Register now on www.tedxgbagada.com.

More information is available online at www.tedxgbagada.com  and you can follow the TEDxGbagada social media platforms to stay up-to-date:

Twitter- @TEDxGbagada

Instagram-@TEDxGbagada

Facebook- TEDxGbagada

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About TEDx, where x = independently organized event

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxUND strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED, where the world´s leaders, thinkers and doers congregate to share what they are most passionate about.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading." It started in 1984 as a conference that brought together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment and design. Since then, its scope has become ever broader, including two annual conferences: the TED Conference on the West Coast each spring and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, each summer. TED also now includes the award-winning TED Talks video website. For more information, go to www.ted.com.

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