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Theme: Impressions

This event occurred on
November 17, 2012
12:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
(UTC +1hr)

TEDxkids@Akure is centered on this year’s global theme – “Dream Big… Then Do It”. The inspiration for our theme was gotten from the tabula rasa principle that proposes that humans mind at birth and the early stages of growth is plain and without form and that whatever is first impressed on such a mind stays on for a very long time if not forever. This first impression is also believed to have an effect on the other things that individual does either directly or indirectly – innate nature. Little wonder it is said that first impression lasts longer.

Impact International Schools
Alagbaka, Akure
Akure, 340001
Event type:
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Nifemi Kayode - Alese

Nifemi Kayode-Alese is an eight year old writer. She has been reading at the age of four. She has written many children stories which include THE KING'S RING, THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER among others. She has a strong passion for reading and writing. Her role model for writing is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

David Olaniyan

David Olaniyan studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State. He has been a nerd since childhood with many years of experience in various technologies. He began his IT career in Website Design and Development at Dolany Technologies which he founded and served as CEO while he was an undergraduate with several thousands of dollars in revenues. The company worked with several large partners deploying various web projects and application where he garnered a vast amount of experience working on large projects. A dynamic young leader, he was a pioneer executive member of the Students in Free Enterprise, and served at different times as the Director - Team Sustainability and Technical Lead for the SIFE team during which the team won many medals and awards with national press impressions. During his final year in the university, he was the Student Branch Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) at the Federal University of Technology Akure. He led the winning team for the Imagine Cup 2011 in Nigeria that later represented the country in New York, USA. The team also came fifth in the People’s Choice Awards category of the competition and was among the top 15 finalist for the Imagine Cup grants. He enjoys playing games and the acoustic guitar.

Feyi Anjorin

Feyisayo Anjorin was born in Akure, Nigeria in 1983. He stud­ied at Damelin College, Bramley, Johannesburg; and the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. He is an actor, whose cred­its include Jacob’s Cross (2010), Jozi Kings (2010) and Crooked RD (2010) and South African TV soap “Scandal” (2011). His short story “The Depressing Command” was published in the June 2011 of UK’s literary magazine “Litro”; and he is a regular contributor on the online TED conversations. He notes C. S. Lewis, Wole Soyinka, John Grisham and Chinua Achebe as his greatest writ­ing influences

Faith Olaniran

Faith who is the Niger State coordinator of Child Rights Advocacy Campaign had feature on media program on Niger State Radio Station, AM EXPRESS NTA NETWORK SERVICE, NTA MINNA, Ondo State Television Station, Royal FM ilorin Kwara State, FUTA FM Akure Ondo State and He has been featured in ‘Young Nigerians making the Difference’ a Column of the Vanguard Newspaper,his project was reported in THE NATION newspaper, in which he had promoted and talked on child advocacy and community development. Faith’s Passion led him to pursue a cause geared towards providing basic education and health care for orphans and vulnerable children in slums and underdeveloped communities. He began the CRAC Basics Health Care Project which more than 300 children in Maikunkele community in Minna Niger State enjoyed and Free HTC for more than 200 dwellers of the same community was test for HIV/AIDS and the Empower a Child Project which is bridging a large gap in the Skill acquisition and educational sector and also contributing to the realization of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria.

Olusola Amusan

Olusola Amusan was born in Modakeke, a small town in the south west of Nigeria. At Nine he wrote his first book. At eleven in high school, he founded the Young Elites Club, a group he led to focus on Future realities and Youth security. Olusola finds great pleasure in touching lives through writing, speaking at events and conferences as well as creating mentorship platforms. In 2011 alone he spoke to not less than 7000 young adults across 8 Nigerian States. At 22, Olusola is a preacher, author, Conference speaker, ICT4D consultant, Business Coach, Radio Presenter, serial Entrepreneur and has been awarded among others as Nigeria’s Champion for 2010 Global Student Entrepreneur Award, 2010 FUTA Student Leadership award and 2012 Most Influential FUTA student award.

Fatima Madaki

Fatima Madaki - Executive Director, Education and Sustainable Livelihood Youth Initiative (ESLYI) A Graduate of the University of Jos. She began working as a change agent in 2008 first as a core volunteer of the activista campaign and later as the project coordinator of Originality Africa. She has through her various life impacting workshops and practical trainings in the northern part of Nigeria, which borders majorly on environmental sustainability reach out to about five thousand individuals. Presently a pychology lecturer at Afe Babalola University, Ado, Ekiti state, she is working towards the reasonable achievement of the set millennium development goals (MDG's). She is passionate about education, environment and youth social enterprise.

Oladipo Kayode

A 13 year old senior secondary school two student of Becky Parker college, Akure. He is a seasoned player of the keyboard and drum set. He began playing drumset in church as ɑ̤̥̈̊ toddler whilst rehearsing at home with his mum's plates, spoons and bowls at home. Then he was introduced to the recorder at school by his music teacher, folllowed by the keyboard which he is presently focused on. He is the 2nd of 5children.

Kemi Akinhuade

Miss Kemi Akinkuade - CEO Shulamite Stiches Shulamite Stitches Is An Artistice Hub That Celebrates And Showcase African Artistic Art Ranging From Painting, Craft,Fashion,Professional Photography And Write Ups

Fajuyigbe Ayokunle oluwamayowa

A fresh graduate of the department of Metallurgical and Material Engineering of the Federal Ubiversity of Technology, Akure. A singer, song writer and music producer with five years production experience. He is multitalented and plays the keyboard, lead guitar, base guitar, acoustic guitar, clarinet, mouth organ, recorder, drums and percissions, tamborine, violin, accordion and others. He also doubles as the C.E.O of extrasonic studio, where he works a producer, song arranger, recording engineer, mixing engineer and mastering engineer. He is really a man with a coat of many colours.

Organizing team


Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oluwatosin Oluwalowo
    Media and Publicity Lead
  • Akinsanya Olufunso
    Sponsorship Lead
  • Oluwadare Samuel
    Technical Lead
  • Lanre Akomolafe
    Technical Lead
  • Lanre Akomolafe
    Technical Lead