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Theme: The Big Picture

This event occurred on
September 16, 2016
5:00am - 5:00am WAT
(UTC +1hr)
Yaba, Lagos

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University of Lagos
Yaba, Lagos, 10001
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Ayomide Adebayo

Mind Health Professional
"Dr Ayomide Adebayo is a mind health professional who is the founder of Maximise Your LIFE, an online community where he provides what he calls “practical psychology” to help people make more sense of life. Doc Ayomide has volunteered for over a decade with SOLID Foundation, a nonprofit with which he serves as an executive, as a mentor to young people and as a trainer of youth workers and parents. He’s a big fan of superhero movies and Switchfoot, and loves CS Lewis, coffee and conversations. Doc Ayomide is a proud alumnus of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, and a Member of the Faculty of Psychiatry, West African College of Physicians."

Bukky Shonibare

Co-ordinator, Adopt-A-Camp
Bukky Shonibare manages The Light Foundation through which she coordinates two programmatic interventions: Adopt-A-Camp – providing educational (and general) assistance to Internally Displaced Persons; and Girl Child Africa – ensuring girls access to quality education in critically affected communities; as executed through “School-In-A-Bag” and “Learning Hub” projects. Bukky is also a strategic team member of the #BringBackOurGirls movement, campaigning for rescue and effective reintegration of Boko Haram abductees. Bukky has B.Sc. in Business Administration and Masters in Peace and Security. Bukky is a 2016 Mandela Washington (YALI) Fellow.

Desiree Craig

Lead, ReLearn
Desiree loves technology and social enterprises. She is especially interested in exploring ways technology can be leveraged to design solutions that improve the quality of human life, particularly in the areas of education, health and lifestyle.

Editi Effiong

CEO, Anakle
Editi Effiong is the founder and CEO of Anakle, a leading digital agency in Nigeria, and Anakle Labs, an investment company and incubator for technology businesses. With over 12 years of experience in design and digital strategy, Editi currently incubates new technology development at Anakle Labs, while investing in early stage technology startups.

Femi Adebule

Co-founder, The TPL
Femi has a keen interest in football and is a co-founder of The Twitter Premier League (TPL) which is a Social Media driven football event that is aimed at rejuvenating Nigerians love for grassroots football and igniting our passion for local teams. He also works at Inphinia Plus Consulting as a consultant where he hones his skills as a Project Manager and Consultant in the Power, Finance and Energy sector.

Nathan Odiase

Psychology Undergraduate, University of Lagos
Nathan Osareme Odiase is a Psychology undergraduate at the University of Lagos. He has participated in and won debating and public speaking competitions locally and internationally, the most recent being the All Nigerian University Debating Championship and Public Speaking Championship. He is passionate about research in psychology has coauthored various research papers including a paper exploring the perceptions and experiences of gay people in Nigeria for which he won the Best Research Social Science Category award at the University of Lagos Annual Research Conference and Fair. His paper on Employee Engagement Model was recently accepted by the Academy of International Business Conference held at Lagos Business School where he presented the paper. Nathan believes that he can make a significant difference in psychology which is what inspires him towards the academia

Nnamdi Nwanze

CTO, RoadPreppers
Dr. Nnamdi Nwanze earned his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University, where he stayed for his graduate work, earning his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He has been active in academia and in industry doing projects for IBM and publishing a number of papers in computer network security. In 2008, he joined Vigilos, Inc. in Seattle, USA as a Project Manager developing security solutions for the enterprise physical security market. He started lecturing at the Bells University of Technology in 2012, teaching Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering courses. In 2013, he partook in a postdoctoral fellowship in the Empower The Teachers (ETT) program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the fellowship, he liaised with MIT faculty to perform research into computer network security and researched new teaching methods and techniques to better teaching practices across tertiary institutions in the US and in Nigeria.

Organizing team


Lagos, Nigeria
  • Adedolapo Agbakosi
  • Amarachukwu Ezerumaka
  • Besidone Eyesan
  • Ifunanya Nwachukwu
  • Nonso Okolo
    Team member
  • Olawale Atanda
  • Ona Akinde
  • Oreoluwa Olokode