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Executive Director, SocialGood LagosAbraham Ologundudu is a brand & digital strategist and leadership coach, with over 6 years’ experience developing programs and platforms that bridges the gap in leadership and technology for the socio-economic development of communities in Africa. He co-founded SocialGood Lagos, a Local chapter of +SocialGood, a community of changemakers dedicated to promoting new media & technology to achieve sustainable development goals. He also serves as one of the 30 Social Good Connectors & Advisors of the UN Foundation, bringing critical voices & perspectives from around the globe to drive innovation for the SDGs. He believes that positive transformation in a society begins from personal leadership. Abraham is a 2018 Ashoka Emerging Innovator, Global People’s Fellow and Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, London; and a 2017 fellow of the YALI West Africa, Regional Leadership Centre.
Blockchain AnalystJephthah Amadasun, asides from being an Alumni of Lagos State University where he studied Electronic and Computer Engineering, he has attended trainings on Blockchain technology in and outside Nigeria. He has constantly led technical fora discussions and spoke at conferences on Blockchain technology—and how this technology can advance payment solutions for SMEs and MSMEs in Nigeria. He is also an advocate of the integration of Blockchain into core sectors of the economy. Over the years, as a seasoned Blockchain Analyst, Jephthah has worked on projects that involve decentralizing payment solutions using Ethereum. Notably, he worked on a Blockchain based Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution domiciled in Seychelles, which will be made public later in 2019.
Documentary PhotographerBernard Kalu is a documentary photographer based in Nigeria, his work is inspired by a passion to explore life and humanity. His Photography is drawing with light and he's adopted it as a tool to not only tell stories but preserve today for the future. Bernard began working in photography in 2014, exploring street documentary and creative twists to wedding photography- with Verteller Studios. He is a certified canon master storyteller. He was first runner up in the 2017 NatGeo portfolio review and has been on assignment with a number of organizations within and outside Nigeria. To mention a few, #MyMakoko project by NBNL, Respiratory stories for The Lancet, African tourism project by MyAfricanPassport Inc. Also he's a very passionate tutor/mentor to a good number of upcoming visual storytellers. He had his first exhibition early 2017 at the Revolving Art Gallery.
MC/Comedian/AuthorAsiri is an award-winning standup comedian, who runs a weekly elite comedy club tagged "Humorality " which has hosted several individuals of high net worth. He is also the founder of Asiristartups, a community that provides funding as well as mentorship and guidance for budding business owners. He is the anchor of Inspimonday, a weekly online video nuggets series. He is also the brain behind Asiriquotes, a platform that has provided insight to many via thought-provoking and action-oriented quotes. He is the Bestselling Author of Asiri Mystery Book - a book which has been described by many as "A Mobile Mentor". He is an Alumnus of CBN EDC (Entrepreneurship Development Centre) Business school. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University where he studied Microbiology. Asiri is described by many as a rare breed of depth and insight.
Dr. Johnson-Bashua Adepeju
Associate Professor of Comparative Study of Religion in the Department of Religions and Peace Studies at the Prestigious, Lagos State University, NigeriaDr. Johnson-Bashua Adepeju is a Associate Professor of Comparative Study of Religion in the Department of Religions and Peace Studies at the Prestigious, Lagos State University, Nigeria. Dr. Adepeju has over 20 years of Lecturing and Research Experience. Her focus of research is mainly on Comparative Study of religion with specialization on African Indigenous Religion and African Religion in Diaspora- African Derived Religions. She has collaborated extensively with academics and scholars, both nationally and internationally. Such collaborations have resulted in quite a number of publications by reputable International Publishers. Sample of the most recent of such publications are : 1 .“Gender Equality: A Comparative Narrative in African Religious, Christian and Islamic Traditions” 2. “African Religion and the Sexual Exploitation of the Female Gender: The Nigerian Experience”. And many other Publications.
Associate at Banwo and Ighodalo; WriterImade Iyamu is a corporate lawyer, finance professional and creative writer. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and a student member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She graduated from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus in 2018 and received the Director-General’s Award for First Class Students as well as the Deputy Director-General’s Award for Writing. She was selected in 2019 to attend the Venture in Management Program of Lagos Business School and is a recipient of the Fitzwilliams Ventures Limited Scholarship to the Lagos State International Maritime Week. She also received the Awele Creative Trust Award in 2017. Currently, Imade is an Associate in the Corporate, Securities and Finance Department of Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria. In the future, she intends to establish a venture capital firm/fund which would focus on investing primarily in start-ups founded by African women.
Co-founder TORA Africa/ Convener DigiClanIzed Uanikhehi is Co-founder TORA Africa, an impact driven Human resources technology startup that recruits, trains, verifies and deploys drivers for all types of vehicles to organisations and individuals that require their services. Ized is also convener of the largest community of digital marketing professionals in Africa - DigiClan and is driven by her life's goal to bridge the digital (gender) divide in Africa with community and collaboration. A graduate of Biochemistry, with 14 years post-college experience in Marketing, who has spent the last 6 years changing the digital landscape through her work, using digital for advocacy and helping startups promote their businesses through digital. She has worked for and with Multi-billion naira brands, International and local, successfully developing and working on a number of creative digital and offline marketing strategies to propel their brands forward. Before joining MAX she was the social producer at CNN Africa.
International Strategist and RealtorMr. Segun Awosanya (SEGA) a Realtor (landlaw focused), Civil Rights & Institutional Reforms Advocate, futuristic Brand, Media, Technology, Research, Business & Strategic Consultant. As the Executive Director and Founder of ALIENSMEDIA and the Executive Director of Social Intervention Advocacy Foundation (SIAF), he continues to freely educate and enlighten the public via Twitter; consistently bridging institutional gaps between the people and government. He is the Convener of ongoing advocacies focusing on Criminal Justice System reforms as well as Social reforms in Nigeria, notably #EndSARS, #ReformPoliceNG, and #ResponsibleParenting. These advocacies have helped numerous Nigerians find succour.
President, Lagos State University Debate SocietyTiamiyu, Hezekiah Toheeb is a seasoned speaker, public speaking trainer and poet. He is the President of the Lagos State University Debate Society (LSUDS) and also the Head of Litigation, Elias Chambers, Faculty of Law. Hezekiah is an Ambassador of Lagos State University (LASU) representing his institution proudly in several competitions and events. He won an award of Outstanding Delegate at the Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Model United Nations in 2017 and also won Best Debater at the Intervarsity Debate Competition in 2018 amongst many others. He also represented Lagos at the JawJaw South-Western Debate in 2018 also. He is likewise the co-founder and trainer at iSpeak International Academy, a public speaking firm devoted to efficient public speaking training, leadership and skills development. Penkiah as he is fondly called is also a Spoken Words Artiste with a crew called Versed Voices. He is presently a 400Level student of Faculty of Law, Lagos State University.
Sports Journalist and Content CuratorTracy Chapele-Ugo a.k.a "SUO" is a Sports Journalist and Content Curator. Suo is one of the most distinctive sounds and personalities in (pidgin) Sports Journalism and new media Sports content curation. She is a bankable sports journalist with sports shows such as “Sports Waka With Suo” (Radio), “60 Secs Of Sports As You Dey Waka”, “Sports As You Dey Waka”, “Courtside With Suo”, “You Know Say”(Digital), etc. In the past five years, She has been called upon to provide fan engagement content, stellar presentation and analysis for platforms such as Kwese Free Sports, BBC Pidgin, BBC Sports, CASABA, StarTimes, etc. Spanning a broad spectrum of sports and sporting events such as the African Women Cup of Nations, FIFA World Cup, FIBA World Cup, FIBA African Women Basketball Club Championship, African Athletics Championship, The Prudent Energy Handball League, etc. While her style is organic, the quality of her craft remains top notch.
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