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Theme: Make It Happen

This event occurred on
October 14, 2017
Accra, Greater Accra

TEDxUniversityOfGhana is a youth inspiring forum with ideas from different perspective of life. Ideas affecting relevant social issues in our university community, its environs, the nation as a whole as well as the Africa continent.

University of Ghana Business School
University of Ghana
Accra, Greater Accra, 00233
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Adjetey Anang

Actor and A Social influencer
Adjetey Anang became a household name late 1999 and early 2000, when he played the character ‘Pusher’ in the rested TV series, Things We Do For Love, on GTV. Those days every youth in the country was fond of Pusher and mimicked his talent and the role he was playing in the series. He won AMAAs, Ghana Movie Awards Best Actor 2014, Golden Movie Awards Best Actor 2015, GIAMA Awards and others. He has also received numerous nominations including the current Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Aisha Addo

CEO and Founder, Power To Girls Foundation
Hey! I’m Aisha Addo and I thrive on working to make the world a better place for women. Although I’m a graduate in Business Administration Accounting, my true passion and dedication lie in ensuring girls around the world are provided with the guidance and resources that help them identify their true purpose and calling to reach their full potential. I founded Power To Girls Foundation, a non-profit organization to offer young girls the mentors and role models that were absent during my own youth. As a facilitator and director of Power To Girls, I use my personal experiences and knowledge to create safe and engaging spaces for the girls I work with. I am the recipient of the Young Black and Gifted Award for Community Service and I was also named a Black Diversity Group Role Model and One of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada and among the 150 Black Women making history in Toronto. DriveHER, the ride-sharing service for women by women, is my latest initiative.

Ekow Mensah

Founder & CEO – The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE)
Named amongst the 50 Most Influential Under 40 Individuals in Ghana, Ekow Mensah is a serial entrepreneur who has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in the MSME market, both as a practitioner and a multiple business owner. His responsibilities are far reaching and encompass public speaking, business consultancy, mentoring, training, coaching as well as informing policy within strategic organisations that are involved in the evolvement of entrepreneurial development, as a key contributor to economic growth. Ekow is not limited to Ghana or the continent of Africa, his work and professional alliances extend to partnerships with UK and USA based associates who together create solutions for MSMEs in accessing global markets. Ekow Mensah is an entrepreneurship, leadership & youth empowerment activist, an innovator, a life & personal development coach and an inspirational speaker, who through his networks, has secured many speaking engagements and is well respected as an emerging

Ernest Teye Matey

Innovative engineer of the most recent and first ever Ghana Satellite in Sub-Saharan African region. He will share ideas on how this innovation worked and the future of innovation in the world

Esinam Seade

Esinam Afi Seade is the second female to become President of University of Ghana’s Student Representative Council (SRC). She won the 2013 Miss ECOWAS beauty pageant. She is also a marketer, an MC, a debater, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist. And she appears adept at juggling all these.

Feikoab Parimah

A psychological researcher who had a prison study on how prison sentencing would be more appropriate in Ghana. This research has being presented to some government in Ghana to be implemented.

Gamel Sankarl

Writer and researcher
Gamel Sankarl is a BEFFTA nominated author who made Ghana proud by being one of the few Ghanaians nominated in the category of Best Author – BEFFTA UK Awards 2014. Although the award was ultimately won by Maureen Elizabeth Worrell, Gamel's story inspires many up and coming writers.

James Ebo Whyte

Play writer and Producer
The CEO of Roverman Productions from that life-changing boost has overcome several other challenges to became one of Ghana's most successful playwrights. Since 2008, Roverman has been producing family-oriented plays every quarter and attracting over 38,000 patrons a year. He's successfully directed and produced plays he's written, among which are the much acclaimed and received "Unhappy Wives Confused Husbands"; "Terms of Divorce" and "Caught in the Act". He produces these plays on quarterly bases. Ebo Whyte also presents an iconic Food for Thought program twice a week on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show

Kwame Opoku

Founding member of Idea Factory Africa
Kwame A.A Opoku is a Global Business Speaker, TV Host, Creative Lead, Serial Entrepreneur and a Social Media/Digital Marketer. As an entrepreneur, he is the Managing Partner of Blaq Qode, a 360Degree creative service provider, Co-Founder of Brand Interactive Group Africa (BIG Africa) a multi-faceted branding and marketing solutions firm and one of the leading content and integrated marketing firms in Africa. He is also a Founding Member and Lead Curator of Idea Factory Africa. His appointment will make him head of all YCBF related projects within the West African region, making Him Head of Operations in 16 Countries. Kwame A.A Opoku | Professional Profile - LinkedIn

Munnira Sheikh

CEO and Founder of ZenFusion Academy
A seasoned entrepreneur and a passionate strategist. Current engagements are multi-dimensional. CEO and Founder of ZenFusion Academy, which is an inception of totally new personal development training ideas infusing Zen among the learners. CEO 233 Developers, which is a world class digital solutions provider. Ex. Director & CEO of Mac&Pi, a management and marketing specialist company with an amazing pool of ideas and strategies. An accomplished research & marketing professional with an ardent approach to have global experience, Munnira has been instrumental to different national and multi-national organizations since last 10 years comprising a mix of product and service based industries. Rich experience in marketing consumer research, brand management and consultancy. Munnira has positioned herself for planning, research, training, coaching and management skills.

Okyeame Kwame

Musician and Philanthropist
Okyeame Kwame founded in 2009 the Okyeame Kwame Foundation, to raise public awareness on hepatitis B and to provide screening, prevention and education to mitigate the disease in Ghana, backed by MTN Ghana and the MDS-Lancet Laboratories.[5][16][24] Periodic screening and vaccination campaigns are held throughout Ghana, attended by hundreds of people who receive free vaccines.[25] In 2014, he staged the Celebrity Car Wash, an event including sports, games and photoshoots with celebrities in East Legon, to raise funds in support of his campaign to provide free vaccination to at least 1000 Ghanaians.[26] The foundation has initiated and sponsored the construction of a hepatitis B treatment facility in Tamale.[1] For his work in raising the funds to provide free screening for the Ghanaian urban and rural poor, Kwame has been appointed Hepatitis B Ambassador for the Ghana Health Service.[5] John Cranley, Mayor of the city of Cincinnati in Ohio USA on November 21, 2016 presented Okyeame K

Regina Hutchins

Vice President, Black Nursing Association; Cincinnati (USA)
I promote health and wellness globally by collaborating with health care and community partners/organizations. I am committed to utilize my doctorate level skills in public health to track, trend and promote strategies for best and highest quality health care practice to help achieve better health outcomes. My experiences include: 20 years of skilled nursing practice, 18 years of public health, 12 years of community leadership, 10 years of health administration, and 7 years of health research. My international public health contributions include serving on the Board of Directors for Soteni International (Kenya), Hope for NDOKI (Nigeria), collaboration with Okyeame Kwame Global Hepatitis Prevention/Elimination Projects (Ghana), volunteering with Greater New Hope Baptist Church of Cincinnati, USA to build a community medical clinic in Benin, Africa and serving on the American Public Health Association (APHA) committee for global health.

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Accra, Ghana


Accra, Ghana