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Theme: SPACE

This event occurred on
July 25, 2020
Iwo, Osun

SPACE is a TEDxBowenUniversity event scheduled to hold on the 21st of March, 2020 at Timothy Olagbemiro Library, Bowen University, Iwo community, Osun State, Nigeria.

It's goal is to equip minds and enlighten intellectuals with ideas which provokes the possibilities of making positive and effective changes in any sphere of life.

Conference Room, Timothy Olagbemiro Library
New Site, Bowen University Campus
Iwo, Osun, 232
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Adewale Aladejana

CEO of Sapphire Scents, Wale is an entrepreneur in several countries of the world. He deals in luxury products.

Ali Akolade

AI Developer
Technophile, AI developer, Microsoft Technical Specialist and Computer Science undergraduate at Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state.

Anifat Sadu

A microbiology undergraduate at Bowen University Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria

Divine Samuel

Composer and Singer
Divine is a singer, composer and song writer. She is an individual who believes that music has a big role to play in building the Society and the world at large. She served in choirs and groups both as a singer and a teacher, teaching proper musical parts for harmonizing, in the process, helping to build their vocal dexterity. She graduated from the department of Business Administration, Bowen University in 2017 and went on to serve in Kebbi State under the NYSC programme and completed it in 2018. She is a certified teacher and currently a masters degree student in Bowen University. She's the last out of three children and is the unmarried one. Divine is a believer of the Gospel of Christ and simply loves God.

Ediri Siakpere

Chartered Mediator and Writer
Ms. Siakpere Ediri Deborah or Diri, as she is fondly called is a 500 level Law student of Bowen university. Diri is an honorable member of the Relationship Coaching Team, URBC Family Lagos. She is a Chartered Mediator, an Associate at the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators of Nigeria. From 2019 to now, she has mediated in over 100 marital disputes at the Office of the Public Defender, Ministry of Justice, Lagos State. Diri is a seasoned writer, written over 50 poems on Love and is presently publishing her first book titled; ‘Mental fornication’. Diri is a product of a Vision, anchored in resilience. She is passionate about people discovering not just their purpose, but the right life partner.

Emmanuel Odunfa

Poet and Author, Masked
An Ex-"Bowenite" from the Department of Mass Communication, Emmanuel O. Odunfa is the second of four children of his parents and probably the introverted one who got the hack to expressing himself through words at quite an early age. He attended Glory International School, Abuja before moving on to Kings' International College, Ibadan for his secondary education. He is a columnist, a poet and currently a student (again) pursuing his master's degree in the University of Lagos.

Folarin Gbemileke

Composer and Singer
A passionate lover of God's heart, a song writer and singer and currently a medical student at Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria.

Gloria Okonokhua

A final year Human Anatomy undergraduate at Bowen University

Joshua Ogunwole

VC and Coach at Bowen University Iwo Professor of Soil Science Fulbright Scholar

Mayomikun Olawale

Writer and Author
An undergraduate medical student at Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Nigeria

Olumide Ojeleye

Learning and development Specialist; Director, Switchville Consulting
A Learning and Development specialist, Olumide Ojeleye is a prolific Brand and Performance consultant, helping individuals and organisations maximize their brand identity, positioning and its performance.

Oluwatosin Oladejo

Awesome Poet and Writer.

Onyinye Enyioha

Founder, Totalview Media
Onyinye is a graduate of Computer Science, Bowen University with First class honours. He is passionate about improving people's lives using technology. He is privileged to serve as Technology Consultant for HP Inc, West and Central Africa. Before joining HP Inc, he contributed to major IT Projects for organisations including NNPC, Royal Niger Company and he also created a start-up called TotalView Media which helps businesses generate more leads and customers using virtual tours.

Phillips Lanre

CEO, Elpee Consults
Dr. Lanre Phillips is a seasoned professional whose experience has spanned over 20 years in the FMCG, Banking and Technology sector. He is currently responsible for Public Sector in HP Nigeria. He has an unusual passion for the growth of Small businesses through the development of human capacity and implementation of sound business strategies which translate into operational excellence. He is on the faculty of several training organisations and has worked as consultant on several projects of the British Council, Cherie Blaire Foundation, YouWIN and World Bank’s Women X amongst others.

Ruth David

Partenership Coordinator, WAVE
Ruth is the partnership coordinator at WAVE. She drives the movement-building agenda to rewire the hiring practices of Nigerian employers’ to focus on skills over credentials. Prior to this role, she was an admissions/outreach coordinator and academy operations coordinator. Ruth’s contribution to WAVE involves advocating for a level playing field for youths actively seeking employment without formal qualifications. She is also passionate about supporting the growth of SMEs by helping employers gain mastery of their hiring process for exponential business growth. Ruth has represented her organization locally and internationally on different issues touching youth unemployment. Ruth holds a BSc. in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Benin and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) of Nigeria. She also holds a non-profit management and leadership certificate from Lagos Business School (LBS).

Samuel Chiemela

Executive Director, BIMUN
Chiemela Samuel is one of Africas' and Nigerias' iconic model to watch in leadership. He is an orator, writer and an advocate of global goals and good governance. Samuel proudly serves as the Executive Director of BIMUN and His management of the Babcock International Model United Nations (BIMUN) 2017/2018/2019 Conference had 1045 delegates from Nigeria and 180 delegates across Africa attend to discuss global issues and draft resolutions. He is naturally motivated to be in control of his environment; has strong verbal skills and a person of compassion and understanding. His passion is to add value to lives through service. Samuel is committed to being organized and productive in life. He approaches assignments seriously and keeps focus on working out logical and practical solutions. His desire to be economical is an asset to his family, employer and community at large. Samuel thrives on new challenges and also a very creative person. Above all, he is very determined to reach goals.

Seyi Bella

Legal Practitioner, Banwo&Ighodalo
Seyi Bella is a partner at Banwo & Ighodalo, one of the leading law firms in Nigeria. Seyi’s core areas of practice are Corporate and Project Finance, Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions. In this regard, she has rendered legal advice to many corporates (including Nigerian companies and multinationals), international banks and financial institutions; and has been involved in some of the highest-profile transactions in corporate Nigeria. Although her practice focuses on secured lending and asset finance, the advice she provides to clients cuts across several sectors, including real estate, telecoms, power, oil and gas and shipping and trade. In recognition of her professional work, Seyi Bella is consistently cited in respected legal directories and other professional publications such as IFLR1000 and Legal 500; and is presently ranked as a “Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer” by IFLR 1000. She has authored many articles in leading law publications.

Stephen Angbulu

Founder, Readers’ Circle Book Club
Stephen Angbulu is a Nigerian writer, speaker, and reading coach. He is the founder of Readers’ Circle Book Club and shares a deep passion to inspire, inform and—when occasion demands—entertain young people and institutions through writing and speaking. In the last 7 years of writing, Stephen has authored over 2000 online articles, essays, and short stories. Several of which have been selected for awards. In 2016, his essay on youth advocacy and leadership was the winning entry for the National Youth Essay Competition. In 2018, he emerged second runner-up in the PeaceWriteNow essay writing competition organised by the Embassy of Ireland, Nigeria. So far, Stephen has shared his ideas with both local and international audiences through newspaper interviews, symposiums and sound bites on NTA, TVC and BBC News Africa. His book, Developing a Robust Reading Culture, has been a gamechanger for many students and young professionals alike.

Victoria Akingbemila

Speaker and Debater
A 400 level law undergraduate at Bowen University, a public speaker and debater, represented her faculty and university in a number of National competitions and emerging champion. A women’s right advocate, lending her voice to the fight of prejudice against women. She is a free thinker and social commentator. Her mantra is “Aluta Continua Victoria Ascerta” The Struggle continues victory is certain.

Organizing team


Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria


Iwo, Nigeria
  • Alabi Toluwalope
  • Atoloye Grace
  • Lars Adesida