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Theme: Spotlight

This event occurred on
August 18, 2018
9:00am - 9:00pm WAT
(UTC +1hr)
Lagos, Lagos

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Agip Hall, Muson Center, Lagos
Muson Access Road, Lagos Island Lagos
Lagos, Lagos, 101231
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Ade Olufeko

Ade Abayomi Olufeko is a pre-eminent thinker, whose fieldwork in humanities influences decision makers in the creative commerce economy. Ade is a trained Technologist (IT), Business Futurist and International Curator of Ijebu descent.

Anthonia Ojenagbon

Anthonia Ojenagbon, a product of the prestigious Wavecrest College of Hospitality, is the managing director of Silton African Kitchen, a cutting-edge catering company. Before going into catering, she had won a Goldman Sachs’ scholarship to study at the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University as a milline. Anthonia, who was among the first 1000 Africans to be selected for The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) maiden edition in 2015, enjoys sharing her experiences in life with the younger generation, particularly as it relates to child abuse and self-esteem.

Boye Olusanya

Boye is a technology and business transformation thought leader with a career spanning three decades. Over the years, he has served in several progressive roles in various industries including Structural Engineering, IT and Telecommunications. In September 2003, Olusanya assumed the position of Deputy CEO, ECONET Wireless, and subsequently, Acting CEO, Vee Networks Limited (Vmobile Nigeria), where he successfully managed the transition of the company to a new brand. He is currently the CEO of 9Mobile Networks.

Clare Omatseye

Health Care Thought Leader
Clare is a renowned health-care thought leader and the Managing Director of JNC International Limited, a company set up to to fill the lacuna in the medical equipment supply sector. As a seasoned pharmacist with about 17 years Pharmaceutical experience, Clare has served on a number of advisory boards and has several scholastic honours and membership of clubs and societies whose vision is to improve the health status of Nigerians. Clare shares her wealth of experience by facilitating at both the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS) and the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC)

Damilola Onafuwa

Damilola Onafuwa is documentary photographer based in Lagos Nigeria. His work is based on social issues and human-interest stories. He is interested in how human cultures are formed and how they shape our perception of the world. He has worked with notable organizations both locally and internationally. Some of the organizations he has worked with include UNICEF Nigeria, Total Plc., MTN Foundation, among others. He is a member of APJD (Africa PhotoJournalism Database) and a fellow at Royal Commonwealth Society.

Femi Leye

Femi Leye is a guitarist, singer/songwriter, record producer and composer best known for his dexterity on the guitar and his exceptional blend of Ethnic sounds with Soul, RnB and Yoruba lyrics. Femi has worked with music industry giants such as Akon, Don Jazzy, Angelique Kidjo, Adekunle Gold, Burma Boy, Salif Keita to mention a few.

James George

James George is an architect and Design Director of HTL practising out of Nigeria and South Africa. His immediate focus is on Innovative Sustainable Solutions and Future African Cities. His current interests revolve on the multilayering of City Space and how the infrastructure of the city can be disrupted with architecture.

Janah Ncube

Janah Ncube is passionate about Africa. She believes we can see extreme poverty eradicated in Africa in this generation. Her experience comes from working as a policy advisor in Africa. Her skills range from strategy development; programme/project development and management including monitoring and evaluation; policy related work; organizational and financial management including resource mobilization, leading and managing diverse teams and excellent writing skills. Her expertise includes African and regional institutions (the AU, Pan Africa Parliament, the African Development Bank, Regional Economic Communities and regional civil society actors; legislative processes and national parliaments & parliamentary reforms; working with and supporting governments on implementing policies and integrating civil society perspectives in governmental processes; Civil society issues; gender & women’s rights ; human rights & good governance; conflict resolution & peace building; poverty monitoring & MDG Tracking including post 2015 framework and developments. Janah Ncube has undergone international leadership programmes from Oxford (2006) and Exeter (2003) Universities and programmes such as Salzburg Seminars, British Council Performance Leadership Initiative, the Africa Leadership Institute’s Tutu Fellowship and the African Women Leadership Institute. She also has a Masters Degree from the University of Bradford in the UK.

Olasupo Shasore

Olasupo Sasore is a partner at Africa Law Practice, a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos, Nigeria. As Attorney General of Lagos State, the commercial capital of Nigeria, he acted as the Head of the State Prosecution Service and Chairman of the Technical Implementation Committee on the Reform of the Magistracy in Lagos State. As the Chairman, he constituted the committee and facilitated the review of the Criminal Code Law, Administration of Criminal Justice Law amongst a host of other notable achievements. He is also an avid historian and an accomplished author.

Olubankole Wellington

Olubankole Wellington, known professionally as “Banky W”, was born in the United States of America to Nigerian Parents. Hailed as the current King of African R&B, the prolific singer, songwriter, and producer has evolved over the years into becoming the most versatile and multitalented Entertainment and Media Mogul on the continent.

Simi Adeagbo

Simidele Adeagbo is paving the way for future generations, focused on empowering women and leveraging sports as a game changer for societal transformation. As a trailblazing Olympian, visionary business leader and sport and social justice advocate, she harnesses the power of sport as a unifying and transformative force to inspire youth, build communities, and create social change. Adeagbo blazed an unconventional path, making Olympics history at the 2018 Winter Games by becoming the first Nigerian Winter Olympian and the first African and Black woman to compete in the sport of Skeleton at the Winter Olympics. With a strong track record of leadership at one of the world’s most recognizable brands (Nike Inc.), Adeagbo aims to unleash the potential of Africa’s youth through elevating powerful female athlete stories and breaking the barriers of traditional, societal and cultural norms that limit access to sports for women. As an advocate, Adeagbo is recognized as a female athlete defying convention and for her involvement in community networks and non-profit organizations that uplift women and youth.

Temitope Okupe

Tope is a passionate disability advocate. He has spent four years working with communities as a volunteer with social groups like Modupe Cole Child Care and Treatment Center for mentally and physically challenged children in Lagos-state Nigeria, where he volounteers as a part-time teacher and also Ipaja Community Link. Tope has master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge United Kingdom, has been honored by Guinness Nigeria Plc for advocating for the right of people living with disabilities and is also a Mandela Washington fellow.

The Dream Catchers xxx

This is a team of street kids and kids from despondent homes. United and finding hope in dance!

Tokini Peterside

Cultural Entrepreneur
Tokini Peterside is the Founder and Director of ART X Lagos, West Africa’s first international contemporary art fair, which she founded to widen Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene in Africa and internationally, to contribute to the increased visibility of contemporary artists from Africa, and to position Lagos as an emergent cultural capital on the continent. Tokini is also the Director of TP-Collective, a strategy consultancy, which since its founding in 2012 has developed businesses and projects in the culture and luxury sectors in Nigeria, including ALARA , Half of a Yellow Sun, and Maki Oh

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Lagos, Nigeria


Lagos, Nigeria