x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Let There Be Light!

This event occurred on
September 19, 2015
12:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
(UTC +1hr)
Gbagada, Lagos state., Lagos

TEDxGbagada is a newly inaugurated annual conference that aspires to bring together Nigeria’s finest and best scientists, entrepreneurs, professionals and innovators to share ideas that will transform the current state of affairs in the Nation.

Our speakers and performers run the Nation’s most admired companies, design its best loved products, they invent world-changing devices and create ground-breaking media. They’re trusted voices and convention-breaking icons and geniuses.

At TEDxGbagada, TED Talk videos and live speakers will be combined to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self organized.

QuadT Event Centre, Gbagada.
QuadT Event Centre. 171 Oworonsoki-Oshodi Expressway Pedro B/Stop Gbagada, Lagos
Gbagada, Lagos state., Lagos, 100234
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Bayo Omoboriowo

Personal Photographer of the President of the Republic of Nigeria
Bayo Omoboriowo is a freelance photographer who has an unwavering passion for development hence the nature of photography he has been involved in, which he simply calls ‘Reality Photography’. He believes the pictures he takes today are materials of communication for tomorrow and these drives him all around Nigeria and beyond as he tells the story of everyday reality. His works have been widely published and remain as one of the most used materials on social media platforms. With his series on Nigerian Unsung Heroines which was featured recently on CNN, he is on a mission to celebrate exceptional people contributing to the development of Nigeria. He is presently exhibiting his work titled 'Red Gold' which is a body of work calling the attention of the Nigerian government to the once upon a time bubbling palm oil production industry. He is the founder and project manager for Photographer's Collage (a platform he established to ensure a progressive movement for the photography industry).

Bovi Ugboma

As a stand-up comic, Bovi has featured in all the big comedy concerts in Nigeria and a host of others outside the shores of Nigeria. His one man stand-up comedy franchise, Bovi- Man on fire has featured in major cities worldwide. Currently he's the CEO of Kountry Kulture Networks Ltd, a production house with bias for television, film

Dorcas Odeyemi

Foundation School Educationist
Dorcas Odeyemi is a foundation stage teacher at Children's International School, Lekki, Lagos. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Education (BA.Ed.), Music in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ife. She also has a Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E), Music & English. She has been teaching children between 2-6 years for nearly thirteen (13) years and has been with Children International School, Lekki, Lagos (CIS) for almost eleven (11) years. She really enjoys working with the littlest children and welcoming them to school life. She believes the foundation sets what they learn and how they learn is of most importance. She loves young children and has a passion for impacting the next generation with the skills needed for life in a fun, loving and enabling environment. Her biggest pleasure is in seeing how she can help children develop their love of learning and achieve confidence.

Mark Essien

Mark Essien, a software developer and the founder of -Nigeria's first and largest hotel booking platform, is listed by Forbes as one of the Africa's promising Young Entrepreneurs. During his M.Sc he identified an opportunity in the Nigerian technology market for a dedicated hotel booking platform. Equipped with a software developer’s skillset and an evolving administrative experience, Mark Essien assembled resources and a dedicated team to drive the product, pushing until it has become what it is today, a platform that started with 100 listings and has now become Nigeria's largest booking platform with more than 7,000 hotels listed.

Taofick Okoya

CEO, FICO Solutions Limited
Taofick Oluwasegun Okoya born is an indigene of Lagos state in Nigeria who was born on the 26th of January in Lagos. Taofick is the CEO of FICO SOLUTIONS LTD since October 2004. He has put his wealth of experience and knowledge into building of his own company. FICO SOLUTIONS LTD is the creator of the first ever Nigerian fashion doll called “The Queens of Africa” which is an arm of the Queens of Africa project which aims to empower the Nigerian/African girl child. A series of children books and inspiring music have been published and produced under the project, all geared towards the positive impartation on the African/Nigerian girl for a brighter future and has gained grounds both locally and internationally. FICO SOLUTIONS LTD has varied and relative experiences in product manufacturing and services, which includes Toys, Promotional Products, Space Management/Design and Events Planning/Logistics.

Timi Dakolo

Soul Singer
He has been called The Voice, won the inaugural Idols West Africa singing competition, been dubbed Nigeria’s King of soul. In 2008, He released his debut album ‘Beautiful noise’, a time capsule of stirring ballads and soulful tunes in 2011 to widespread critical and commercial acclaim. His signature tune ‘Great nation’ was released in 2012 with the video premiere at The Future Awards finale in Port Harcourt. ‘Great nation’ is on its way to classic status and has been hailed as a second national anthem. Dakolo regularly performs it while waving the national flag.

Toyin Oyemade

Founder, StoryTeller Media
Toyin Oyemade is the creative, passionate, fearless and driven founder of StoryTeller Media. She is a content developer, producer and filmmaker. Her 2nd film “UNBROKEN; The John Sumonu Story”, produced in 2104 was nominated for best documentary at the ‘Abuja International Film Festival’, 2014.

Tuke Morgan

Tuke Morgan is a bright and talented performer. Her debut single, Trust, was released in March 2015 and is available on iTunes. She is a Lifestyle Blogger at where she writes about her experiences and shares pictures & tips in a conversational and relatable manner. Through this platform she has worked with various indigenous and international brands to create campaigns that influence her readers to make decisions about Beauty, Events, Style, Music, Food and Hair.

Organizing team


Lagos, Nigeria


Lagos, Nigeria