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This event occurred on
July 27, 2018
Port Harcourt, Rivers

“BEYOND THE WALL” as a framework will provide insights as to understanding Ideals, Design, Politics, Education, Communication, Human Rights, Entertainment, Technology, the economy, Governance, Policies, Cuisine, Lifestyle, Health plan, Human resources and the list goes on. Speakers will explore the various opined views of where we are as well as give a forecast on where we are going, judging from current indices and futuristic tendencies.
Designing and developing anything of consequence is incredibly challenging, the wall sometimes is unaware of itself, as it goes through the evolution cycle and other times the quest for simplicity has to pervade every part of the process. Whether you’re affiliated to any religious divide, a scientist, philosopher or just an average Joe, one has to recognize intelligently the beauty in the relationship between “the gown (the academic wall) and the town (other world) to some degree.
You get the feeling that nature tends towards “The Wall”, and that “The Wall” has its way of keeping away valuable information for the future to unravel. The irony however is that sometimes; the most profound insights of “The Wall” lies within us and our thought patterns. Sometimes, the most successful societies are those that have found dynamic answers to these “unanswerable” questions.
The wall has its advantages, its reasons, “its nuances, its ramifications, its dimensions and its negative trends that has come to stay with us as humans.
With TEDx University of Port Harcourt 2018, we hope to create thought provoking conversations that assure a tomorrow which feels meaningful in its contribution to creating more opportunities, possibilities, true productivity, and choices while we filter through various fields of human endeavor. It is our aim to harness and augment the ideas usually found “BEYOND THE WALL” which we find beautiful, interesting and useful, using abstract intelligence and disruptive thinking as footstools for seeing “BEYOND THE WALL”.

Institute of Petroleum Studies
University of Port Harcourt
School Main Entrance
Port Harcourt, Rivers, 500001
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Ekwerike Chukwuma

Fashion Designer/Artist
Ekwerike Chukwuma is a fashion artist who strives to tell stories through his art and garments. Inspired by the female anatomy, he founded and creatively directs the fashion brand - Wuman, known for a distinct aesthetic and narrative. His works have been exhibited in his country Nigeria and internationally.

God'sgift Unwana

Personal Development Consultant
God'sgift Unwana is a personal development consultant, transformational speaker, and a trainer. As the lead strategist at the Gathering of Thinkers Community (G.O.T), he helps business owners and career men and women to break out of their limiting beliefs, depression and addiction so they can fulfill their life goals and get highly productive in their business and career. As a medical practitioner, God'sgift discovered his unique ability was in cultivating, grooming and breeding a new clan of individuals who are confident, goal and result oriented and successful. In the last five years, God'sgift Unwana with his expertise knowledge in self mastery, self leadership, human behavioral psychology and psychotherapy, has mentored and coached about a hundred individuals who became confident and dropped inferiority complex after a handful of sessions with him. He teaches that limiting belief is one of the causes of stagnation.

Ibifuro Asawo

Special Adviser on ICT
Mr. Asawo Ibifuro is the CEO of Cinfores Limited, the organization he co-founded with three of his friends in their university days at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. In the 14 years of its existence, he has stirred the ship of the organization towards the path of greatness. Making it the foremost Information and Communication Technology for Development in Education (ICT4DE) company in Nigeria. He is devoted to making the company to be globally competitive in the innovation and deployment of ICT solutions that will change the educational sector for the better in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. He is also the Special Adviser to the Governor on ICT. Happily married to a lovely wife and with three sons.

Onimim Karibo

Onimim Elekima Karibo fondly called "Fifi" is the head cook recipe developer in the first of its kind in Port Harcourt "pick up restaurant". She has been involved in the food industry since 2012, when she started cooking in her older sister's kitchen. This business has grown from there into a physical store. As much as she loves food in all ramifications, Onimim is also actively involved in social entrepreneurship were she gives back to the society through her educational campaigns. She has organised spelling bees across 3 states in Nigeria, started a library and donated books to libraries and funded libraries. She is particularly passionate about the rate of decline in the reading culture among children and teenagers. These days, she uses her food business to raise funds to further these causes in ways that she can. Onimim is a graduate of Biochemistry from the University of Port Harcourt. She has also served as a deputy curator in the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community

Wonne Afronelly

Wonne Afronelly is a Verdant! An award winning environmentalist and youth advocate, the initiator/radio producer "My Environment, My Wealth" and "primNproper Africa" on Radio Rivers 99.1 FM and Garden City Radio 89.9 FM Port Harcourt; also newscaster with Garden City Radio, a Graduate of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management from the University of Ibadan; a Volunteer Coordinator of Ocean Conservancy's Clean Coast Nigeria (CCN) for Rivers and Oyo states since 2012. She is a certified Professional in HSE I, II, III UK HSO Palmsland Consult Lagos. She is a firm believer that Green Cities are achievable in Nigeria and Africa if there are more Verdants in our society.

Organizing team


Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Peace Ojemeh
    Team member
  • Prince-Pleroma Nwoko
  • Tamunotonye Harry