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Theme: Changing Mindets

This event occurred on
September 12, 2020
Minna, Niger State, Niger

TEDxMinna is an independently organized TED event to be held in the City of Minna the Niger State Capital. It is the currently the only one of such events in the State. Just like other TEDx Talks, TEDxMinna looks to inspire the community through the power of IDEAS WORTH SPREADING.

TEDxMinna was conceived by a group of young people with a passion for Niger State, but the desired outcome is that TEDxMinna will be the birth of a new mentality and positive change. The event seeks to bring people of all ages, gender, tribes, religions, political ideology, etc. together for an improved community.

TEDxMinna has come to stay and will be an annual event only to be held once a year. The theme for the events would be based on factors influencing the community. For the maiden edition, the theme adopted is CHANGING MINDSETS, this was coined by the team because the first thing we have to do to improve the community is to unlearn and relearn then adopt a fresh mindset.

Hon. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi Int. Conference Centre
Bala Shamaki Road Commissioners' Quaters
Minna, Niger State, Niger, 920001
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Aminat Gimba

Special Needs Specialist
She is the co-founder of The Farid Centre which was founded with the aim of sensitizing and enlightening parents, guardians, family members and other caregivers, to the ways that therapeutic care can make a difference in the lives of people living with special needs; and by so doing giving comfort and succour to those affected. Mrs Gimba is a strong and passionate advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, especially in a society where there is still a lot of stigma around such issues. The advocacy of the Centre involves dismantling these stereotypes and prejudices in the wider community, thereby, advocating not just for the needs of the disabled child, but for their rights as well. This has put her at the forefront of not just the development of different novel strategies, but also the implementation of appropriate programmes to enhance their qualities of life, through a unique mix of theory and praxis.

Aminu Kanko

Rural Rice Farmer
Aminu is a rural rice farmer with has over 20 years’ experience in rice farming if you include the trips he made to the farm with his parents, as a young boy. With rice farming, Being a computer science graduate who was seeking a government job which was not forthcoming he had to go back to his ancestral practice of farming and fishing. Farming at that time was seen as a poor man’s business and was not appealing, now he is a full-time rice producer, paddy aggregator, youth leader, a champion farmer and a motivator.

Boma Ilamina-eremie

multimedia content developer
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Nigeria and is currently working towards an MSC in Organizational Psychology at UNICAF University. He cut his teeth as a performer in Wetin Dey, a HIV/AIDS awareness television drama powered by the then BBC World Service Trust. He has also served as Content Creator for several media outfits including SONBIM Nigeria Ltd, Belz360 Media, Sphinx Entertainment and Zebra Media. In 2014, he was part of the Zebra Media team that produced the documentary, “Development Financing: Past, Present and Future” for the Development Finance Department, Central Bank of Nigeria. Over the years he has honed his skills as a writer and has contributed to several projects in varying capacities. From 2014 to 2017 he served as writer, voice talent and assistant producer with Flint Productions Nigeria on PURPLE TINZ, a public enlightenment radio series targeted at teenagers. Between 2015 and 2017, he was part of the writers team for The Johnsons.

Fatimah Dattijo Muhammad

AGM Legal and Regulatory Services Phase 3 Telecoms
She is a versatile young professional who has obtained significant experience and practical knowledge. A member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA). Her innovative and enthusiastic approach towards legal practice and academic development resulted in ground-breaking research and contributions to the Global legal Insights Group on Corporate Recovery and insolvency laws, Energy Laws and regulations and Oil and Gas Laws and regulations in Nigeria between 2017 - 2019. She Co-authored an article on Pro bono activities in Nigeria published by the International Bar Association in 2017 and served as a panellist at the IBA Young Lawyers Training in 2018 discussing Cross-border Mergers and Acquisition. She was a panellist during the Nigerian Bar Association - Section on Business Law Annual General Conference in June 2019 and a Session Coordinator during the 4th African International Conference on Islamic Finance in November 2019.

Hamza Yunusa

Microbiologist and innovator
Hamza Yunusa is a Microbiologist and innovator, co-founded Nazarion Technologies and is currently the Founder and CEO at Hydronamics LTD where he works full time. Hydronamics is an Abuja based company which uses cutting-edge technologies like IoT, Artificial intelligence and more recently Robotics, to develop solutions in the water sector. Hamza is extremely passionate about water, he believes in its mysteriousness and is inspired by its fluidity. Hamza has so far invented the Filter-X360, a water purification system which leverages ultrafiltration technology to remove bacteria, viruses and protozoans from any given sample of water.

Mustapha Ndajiwo

Tax Policy Expert
Mustapha Ndajiwo is the Founder of the African Centre for Tax and Governance. He is a tax policy expert of international repute who previously worked at the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) of Nigeria for 8 years. While at the FIRS, he worked in tax audit, taxpayer education, tax policy research and development, government business tax and filing debt and arrears.

Seun Shokunbi

Seun Shokunbi seeks to connect her diaspora community with their native roots to spark a generational revolution in Africa. Her work tackles the issue of untapped talent among youth and the most marginalized communities in Africa. Her work appears multiple times in Face2Face Africa and on her personal Medium publication on the topics of business, marketing, and international development. She was also a 2019 Women of Inspiration honouree for the Corporate Counsel Women of Colour, a keynote speaker at several colleges and universities, and has presented at events such as Startup Week San Diego and the Tamer Centre’s Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School. She earned a B.A. in English and Communications from Fordham University in New York City, then moved to London to complete a Master’s degree in International Management (magna cum laude) at SOAS, University of London. Her career involves 9+ years of work as an educator, data manager, writer, and consultant.

Organizing team


Minna, Nigeria