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Theme: Being More

January 30, 2021
Kogi, Kogi
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

This year's theme “Being More” dedicates itself to addressing the challenges faced by youths
in Okene, Kogi state, and Nigeria at large in finding their true values through self-development
and how they can contribute to nation-building in their little or big way.

This theme was further inspired by the challenges brought by the COVID19 pandemic. This theme hopes to address the
challenges and inspire the next big step in being more of ourselves through self-development.
The speakers are well-drawn from different fields to inspire us on the line: “If I can do it and
be more of myself, more to the society, then you can too”

TEDxOkene is an independently organised TED event operated under license from TED. It is a
one day event featuring eminent speakers from different fields that will share unique ideas about
Nigeria and the world. This year’s theme is “BEING MORE”.

Afims Hotel
GRA, Okene
Kogi, Kogi, 263101
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Hamzat Lawal

Community Activist
Hamzat Lawal (Hamzy!) is an activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 40 African countries with over nine years experience in the non-profit sector and specializes in practical issues associated with Climate Change, Open Data, advocacy campaigns and development policies as it affects rural and deprived grassroots communities. Hamzy! is also the Founder of Follow The Money, a Pan-African grassroots data-driven movement and leads a team of technology & innovation driven campaigners to amplify voices of marginalized communities in promoting accountability as it affects utilization of public funds focusing on specific communities across Africa. He is currently the Chief Executive of Connected Development (CODE), under his leadership CODE won the ONE Africa 2016 Award which recognizes, rewards, and advances the exceptional work of Africa based organisations; dedicated to helping the continent achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Organizing team


Kogi, Nigeria
  • Fatimah Iyiyi Kadir
  • Isa Mubarak
    Team member