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June 16, 2018
Aba, Abia

This event will bring together speakers from diverse background ranging from Creative Artist to Educationist who are shaping and change the landscape of our community in the South East Region of Nigeria. Based on our theme: "Build the Future" they will be leveraging on their individual experiences to predict the kind of future we seek to see.

Aba - Owerri Road, After Abia Polytechnic, Aba.
Aba, Abia, 234001
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Chichi Umeseaka

Teenage Coach + OAP + TV Show Host
Chinemenma Umeseaka fondly called Chichi or Aunty Chichi by her teenagers is the foremost Teenage Coach in Nigeria. She's a 33 year old wife and mother of four children. She's been married for 12 years and counting. Chichi is a Teenage Coach and through her initiative "9ineteen Works", has reached out to lots of teens in Lagos State, Abia State, Bayelsa, Abuja, and so many others. She is the Special Adviser to the Abia State Governor on Teenage Matters; an On Air Personality (OAP) on 92.3 Inspiration FM, Lagos, 94.9 Flo FM, Umuahia; TV show Host on African Independent Television (AIT) International; currently running on its second season every Saturday 10am; Inspirational speaker; magazine Publisher (9ineteen Magazine); People Builder and a Social Entrepreneur.

Chidindu Mmadu-Okoli

Author + Content Strtegist + Medical Laboratory Scientist
Chidindu Mmadu-Okoli is a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Certified Inbound Marketing Expert, Author and Content Strategist. She is passionate about influencing cultures through purposeful, powerful and persuasive narratives. Chidindu is the founder and chief storyteller of Story4Strategy, a small business that connects individuals and corporate brands with their target clients through creating persuasive and purposeful messages around their brand offerings with the aim of helping them build increased awareness, robust engagements and greater profits. Currently, she has created a group for healthcare professionals and individuals who want are interested in leadership, business/entrepreneurship, innovation, and social storytelling

Daniel Chinagozi

Techpreneur + Nation Builder + Founder, Innovation Growth Hub
Daniel Chinagozi is the CEO of PalmNet Consult Ltd. An Enterprise development and consulting firm that provides Startup and incubation support services to businesses across Africa. He is also the Founder of Capacity Development International a personal and career development firm working across Africa. Having acquired lot of trainings on Business and Enterprise Development Locally and Internationally, Daniel is a force to reckon with in Startups, Digital Marketing training and services, development of entrepreneurs and enterprises locally and internationally. Daniel Trains powerfully and has an undying passion for Raising Worldchangers, Tech-Startups, entrepreneurship, Personal and organizational Development. He is a Husband of one wife Christine and a father to 3 lovely Worldchangers Chizitere, Chikanyima and Chinaraekele

Elizabeth Laiza King

Thought Leader + Digital Strategist + Founder, Manifest Network
Elizabeth Laiza Kalu is an entrepreneur, speaker, writer, digital marketing strategist and personal development coach. She is the founder of STYLVO Digital Media, a creative digital media hub that provides digital marketing services and support for businesses. She is also the Founder of MANIFEST Network, a hub focused on supporting purpose driven leaders, entrepreneurs and gamechangers to manifest their dreams, kick start their ideas, build more impact and profit. Laiza is passionate about Africa, nation building, entrepreneurship, and generally empowering individuals to realize their full potentials. Over the years, she has worked on projects and events where she trained thousands of SMEs in the areas of digital skills, leadership and entrepreneurship. Laiza holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Suffolk University, Boston Massachusetts. She is also a certified Google Digital Skills Trainer

Emeka Nobis

Thought Leader + Writer + Coach
Emeka Nobis spent ten years of his life working as a Mechanical Engineer for a multinational oil servicing company. During his years working there, he met individuals who were gifted but couldn’t come to terms with showcasing their gifts to humanity. Emeka resigned from his job to focus on helping individuals who have a message to share with humanity, but are scared, doubtful and confused, to become exceptional by clarifying their messages, build a platform for the communication of their ideologies and to earn by establishing profitable business systems. He does this primarily through writing, consulting, coaching and training interventions. He blogs regularly via www.emekanobis.com and has a thriving social media followership. His Twitter followership is above 10, 000 followers. He has been featured on many virtual and physical platforms. Emeka is the author of 12 books and is married to Joy and they have a son and two daughters together. He lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Tochukwu Chukwueke

Inventor + Change Agent
Tochukwu Clinton Chukwueke is an inventor with three Patents, Industrialist and Change Agent. He is the CEO of Clintonel Technology, an invention and advanced engineering company. He is also the founder of Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC), the first indigenous Makerspace in Nigeria: a Hub dedicated to inventions, technology incubation and entrepreneurial training. He is the founder and national coordinator of Hardware Nigeria Community (HNC) – a nationwide network of inventors, makers and hardware-based startups dedicated to transforming Nigeria into a Technology Producer. Tochukwu is a GE Lagos Garage Alumni, recipient of several national and international awards/recognitions from organizations like Ford Foundation, Ministry of Trade and Investment, Re:3D, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), etc.

Tony Akudinobi

Sculptor, Poet and Musician
Tony is a sculptor, spoken word artist and musician. He got publish at 17 and is currently the convener of Africa Design Roundtable. He is the founder of HAMMERHEAD.

Organizing team


Aba, Nigeria


Owerri, Nigeria
  • Adaugo Nwankpa
  • Elvis Obinna Nwankwo
  • Emeka Dennis
  • Matthew Onoja
  • Nneka Ukachukwu