Abuja

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Theme: A day of Urban Inspiration

Abuja, Nigeria
October 13th, 2012

About this event

EDxCity2.0: A day of urban inspiration – October 13, 2012 TEDxAbuja in line with other TEDxEvents in the global community hosting TEDxCity 2.0 will feature the brightest local minds and biggest hearts. In unison, with the global community TEDxAbuja will share the stories of our beloved City. Where are the bright spots? The creative adaptations? The trans formative responses to injustice? Who is asking the most pressing questions? Pioneering the most complex solutions? Speakers for the event will focus on official City 2.0 themes, including Art, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Play, Public Space, and Safety–all elements whose presence will dictate the success of our future cities.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Stella Nwosu (Willi Willi)
    She is the sound of Abuja air wave Nwosu Stella Anulika, a graduate of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Anambra state. presently works with 99.5 Wazobiafm a pidgin English Station in Abuja .With a radio name WillyWilly. AWARDS; Recognition award presented by the faculty of Arts University of Abuja, November 25th 2011 Recognition Award for Selfless contribution to Blood Safety & Availability In Nigeria by NBTS (NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE ABUJA ) Certificate of Recognition for the promotion of Nigeria Pidgin (Naija langwej) Miss NGO beauty pageant show abuja, Excellence Award. Certificate of participation Award on Media Training on Women’s sexual reproductive health and right. A member for Volunteers For Awareness Against Kidnapping And Human Trafficking (VAAKAHT). Advocate for family planning awareness, Advocate for epilepsy awareness. Presently on NIPR course (national institute of public relation)
  • John Elnathan
    "Elnathan John is a Kaduna-born writer who trained as a Legal Practitioner. He has had both fiction and non-fiction published or upcoming in ZAM Magazine International, Otis Nebula, Per Contra, and Evergreen Review in addition to numerous Nigerian publications and newspapers. In 2011 he started the 'How To' series of political and social satire. He maintains a weekly column on Daily Times Nigeria online. He has just completed work on a new collection of short stories and is currently working on a novel. "
  • Timothy Adegoke
    Pelumi is a singer-songwriter born and raised in North-Central Nigeria. He was influenced from an early age by contemporary gospel artistes of the 90s, featured as a soloist in a teenage choir and eventually began writing and recording songs shortly after high school. His first major single, self titled: "Oluwa Pelumi" became a runaway radio hit in his home state, Kwara and then filtered to Lagos following which he landed a record deal with the now-defunct StrictlyNextLevel Entertainment, affiliated to Nigezie Inc., under which he released a few more singles which were well received by the OAPs across Lagos and Abuja. By this time he was neck deep into medical school and as such, had to forfeit the record deal in order to complete his studies. 2012 marked the release of the rehashed inspirational single "All In Good Time" which is on high rotation currently in Lagos and the FCT: http://www.hulkshare.com/7yqy82ots0tm Pelumi is greatly influenced by artistes such as Deitrick Haddon, Lemar, Musiq Soulchild and John Legend. His deep and soulful lyrics combined with adroit vocals have made him a new force to reckon with on the Nigerian music scene.
  • Blossom Nnodim
    She is the personality behind the brand blcompère which grew out of passion to Anchor events to a superb finish. Blossom is a great asset to the brand blcompère She currently a soon to be published Author, a certified Blogger and an amazing Compère and most recently, a lousy Designer.
  • Bukhari Mohammed Bello Jega
    a passionate, creative and energetic citizen of Federal Republic of Nigeria. holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science and International Relation, a Masters degree in Political Economy and Development Studies (in View) from University of Abuja. He has spent the past seven years in pursuit of intellectual goals, humanitarianism and activism. With about 10 academic papers in reputable universities’ journals on the subjects of Democracy, Leadership, Value System, Youth and Morality. a public affairs analyst, consultant, and research fellow with the Centre for Political Research, Education and Development (CEPORED). His life struggles, philosophy and challenges is centred on assisting in the growth and development of people especially children, youth and women. In his own word “my life struggles and challenges encountered so far have widened my horizons and believe that the human soul with the right opportunity and environment can achieve great”
  • Tahir Kabir
  • Kedron Omosigho
    Kedron is a young and innovative entrepreneur, passionate about the power of ideas and creativity. One of his creativities is the Graduate Management Foundation Training (GMFT), an ICT and Life-Building skills training designed for fresh graduates in Nigeria to become highly functional and competitive in this fast-paced business world. He is an optimist and a nature lover. Enjoys picnic, reading, listening to music and being around kids.
  • Okechukwu Effoduh
    Okechukwu has been a freelance journalist for 6 years. He anchors a radio programme under the BBC Media Action in Nigeria called “Flava” – a native youth programme on HIV and other sexual reproductive health issues which is aired on over 96 radio stations in Nigeria with about 24 million listeners tuning in weekly. It has become the most popular radio programme in West Africa. Okechukwu is also a Minority Rights Lawyer. His legal engagements are centered on Human Rights Law and the advancement of Clinical Legal Education in Nigeria.
  • Tahir Kabir
    Tahir is a self employed, self serving and striving creative director working with Paragon EFX studios in Abuja. His experience in media relations and brand management granted him the chance to work with some of the best in the industry. he is an artist, producer, singer and an expert in media packages and graphic design. He studied multimedia technology at Greenwich university but had to differ his course for unforeseen circumstances. Although flawed like any other like him, he is optimistic that he can help change the perception of people to see beyond the obvious and amplify his community, the country and the world.

Venue and Details

RMRDC Maitama Abuja
FCT
FCT
Abuja,
Nigeria

Event Type (what is this?) TEDxCity2.0

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Darlington Uzoigwe
Abuja Fct, Nigeria

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Team

Kedron Omosigho
Online Content, Web Platform & Social Media
Kehinde Adeyemi
Volunteers Coordinator
Kasham Keltuma
Executive Producer