NzaStreet
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Theme: DIVERGENT THINKING

This event occurred on
November 30, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm WAT
(UTC +1hr)
ENUGU, Enugu
Nigeria

Proposed by the mid-twentieth century psychologist, JP Guilford-divergent thinking is the ability to generate many ideas or solutions from a single idea or piece of information. We hope that this maiden TEDx event serves as a catalyst for the spreading and generation of ideas in our local community.

Our aim is to shift the mindsets of participants to think in line with the fast paced nature of global systems and challenge themselves to play active roles in shaping their community.

VEEAIPEE EVENTS CENTER
NEW HAVEN ENUGU
ENUGU, Enugu, 0000
Nigeria
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Speakers

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Amarachi Attamah

ED, Nwadioramma Concept and Founder Oja Cultural Group
Amarachi Attamah is a performance poet, broadcaster, an author and an active promoter of African and Igbo culture. She is the founder of OJA Cultural Development Initiative, organizers of the OJA Cultural festival and also the Executive Director of Nwadioranmma Concept. She has four literary titles which includes Tomorrow’s Twist (2017), My Broad Daydream (2011) and Akuko Ifo Nnemochie Kooro m (2014) which is written entirely in Igbo Language. She is known widely for Igbo chant poetry. Amarachi Attamah has received awards for her tireless works in Igbo Language, as well as awards for her active cultural promotion and service to humanity. Amarachi Attamah is the current Vice Chairperson of Association of Nigerian Authors, Enugu State.

CHIKE OBIDIGBO

Founder of Hardis and Dromedas Group and Chairman of Frazer Diving International Ltd
Dr Chike Obidigbo,Philanthropist Extraordinaire, Business Titan, Technocrat,Wealth Creator, Youth Coach,and Politician. Dr Obidigbo as an industrialist has remained one of Nigeria’s foremost creative and innovative manufacturers whose accomplishments have impacted on the lives of many Nigerians and foreigners. A Graduate of Salford University College,Manchester (UK),and University of Lancaster, Osisioma Igbo,as he is fondly called, practiced journalism briefly,then ventured into lecturership, before he delved into job and wealth creation. A field of endeavour he finds spiritually very rewarding. Dr Obidigbo is the founder of Hardis and Dromedas Group, and the founding Chairman of Frazer Diving International Ltd. Both companies have been seriously engaged in manufacturing and marketing across the country and around. Dr Obidigbo is married with children.

Festus Adibe

ARCHITECT
Festus Adibe is the founder of Thinkers Pub: A philosophy non-profit with centres in Enugu and Abuja whose aim is to promote critical thinking as a vital part of the Nigerian daily life. For profit, he creates digital art and designs buildings through Flexi-Space ltd. Having trained as an architect in Covenant University (BSc) and Oxford Brookes University (MSc). When he is not bending over a laptop designing a house, you'll find him trying to work out some philosophical idea that has recently caught his fancy - usually by sketching or scribbling and especially through discourse.

Gloria Ukata

PHOTOGRAPHER
Gloria is a pioneer female photographer who broke the male dominated industry in Enugu. As a young student then, she identified her passion and harnessed it through self thought education. From her take off in 2013, she has been involved in numerous international and local projects, covered run way shoots and had pictures that broke the internet. In addition to her passion, she is also a strong promoter of mentoring young and vibrant female photographers.

Mark Okoye

commissioner for Economic Planning, Budget and Development Partners in Anambra State
Mark Okoye is a two-term serving commissioner for Economic Planning, Budget and Development Partners in Anambra State, where he drives the development and execution of the state’s economic blueprint, medium-term strategic plans and preparation of annual budgets. Over the past 6+ years, Mark has served Anambra in various capacities in two successive administrations. He currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the George Washington University, USA Mark is the recipient of The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year 2016. While in 2017, he was listed as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) under 40 for his outstanding contributions. He was also the winner of the keenly contested Junior Chambers International Awards for leadership and governance in Nigeria. More recently, in June 2018, he was selected as part of the inaugural group of the Obama Foundation Africa Leaders Programme.

MYLES IGWEBUIKE

PR and Media Professional
Myles Igwebuike is a renowned PR and media professional who has mastered the Art of bringing consumer and lifestyle campaigns to life. With years of experience he has worked with acclaimed brands such as Guardian, GQ South Africa, Elle Magazine South Africa, M-Net Africa, Polo Luxury, Union Bank, Providus Bank, Eclipse West Africa etc. In addition to his exceptional work lifestyle, he is very involved in the campaigns of the girl child. Advocates for women rights and girl child. With years of experience founded his agency at 21 years old.

OBIAGELI EZEKWESILI

FORMER MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND CONVENER, BRING BACK OUR GIRLS
The visionary Oby Ezekwesili is a Nigerian Presidential aspirant under the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria. In the wake of the kidnap 0f 300 girls from Chibok in the North-East region of Nigeria, by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, she started the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy group to draw global attention to the plight of all persons who have been abducted by terrorists. Oby Ezekwesili holds a master's degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She trained with the firm of Deloitte and Touche and qualified as a chartered accountant. With her exception career background, she was appointed the Minister of Education in 2006 under the Obasanjo Administration. This gained her, her appointment as the World Bank Vice-President for Africa Region where she held this position from 2007-2012.

Peter Ebigbo

PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE
Eze Prof. Peter O. Ebigbo is a man of many parts he is a Clinical Psychologist, a Child Rights Advocate. His remarkable contributions to the development of Nigeria Includes Development of Harmony Restoration Therapy, Enugu Somatization Scale and the Nigerian Psyche

SAMSON ITODO

Executive Director of the YIAGA AFRICA AND CONVENER NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN
Samson Itodo is a legal practitioner and a Human Rights Activist. He the Executive Director of the YIAGA AFRICA. A community of change makers promoting democratic governance, public accountability and youth participation in Africa through research, capacity development and policy advocacy and Nigeria’s foremost youth think tank on democratic governance and citizens participation. He is also the convener of the “Not Too Young To Run’’ who fought for the inclusion of Youth in the electoral interface of Nigeria. Based on the achievement of the Not Too Young to Run Bill, he has started another movement called “Ready To Run” to get the future Nigerians ready to Run for political office. He has written several articles and is a published author who is audaciously changing and laying the way for the youths of Nigeria.

Organizing team

  • Chibuzo Ngwu
    Curation
  • Chimezie Elekwachi
    Curation
  • CHINELO OBIDIGBO
    Partnerships/Sponsorship
  • Gloria Favour
    Operations
  • Jasmine Naza Onyia
    Marketing/Communications