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October 28, 2022
Lokogoma, Abuja Federal Capital Territory

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Event Hall
Lokogoma, Abuja Federal Capital Territory, 900104
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Catherine Onyejiaka

Elocution/Public Speaking Coach
Catherine Onyejiaka, a graduate of English Language is the co-founder and lead coach at Unique Accent Consultancy Ltd and Unique Accent Children Hub. She is a trainer on Diction, Public Speaking, Customer Service, Professional Etiquette, and Leadership skills as well as a Public Speaker. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Diction Coaches of Nigeria (ADCN). She is certified by TESOL/TEFL to teach the English Language in all countries of the world. So far, she has trained thousands of individuals from different parts of the world which includes teachers, pupils, lecturers, corporate organizations, top CEOs, and Politicians. She is a registered member of The John Maxwell Team as well as Toastmasters International. She has been granted interviews with BBC Africa, Nigeria Info Radio, Business Day Newspaper, and other media organizations. She has launched a series of online courses and she is the author of the book The Public Speaking Guide.

Celina Unogwu

Vision Strategist/Management Consultant/International Business Connector/Women Empowerment Advocate
She is a Vision Strategist and Award-Winning Serial Entrepreneur. She is the Lead Visionary of The Celina Unogwu Visioning Academy (CUVA), CEO of Bridge Builders Link & Corporate Service, and Founder of The Lionhearted Woman Empowerment & Development Initiative. She studied Political Science and has a Diploma in Law. She is a certified management consultant (CMC), Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria (FIMC). She is the first certified Nigerian Law of Attraction Practitioner (CLAP) from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Colombo. She is also a certified Basic Law of Attraction Practitioner, a Certified Basic Law of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Certified Belief Clearing Practitioner from the Global Sciences Foundation (USA). She is a Certified EQ and Anger Management Specialist and Certified Life Coach with SOBCA, a member organization of the Life Coaches Association of Nigeria (LCAN). She also holds a Project Management Certificate.

Chinyere Obi-Obasi

Lawyer and Creative Entrepreneur
Chinyere Obi-Obasi, is a graduate of English Language and Literature. She is also a lawyer. She practiced law for 7 years before joining the bank. She worked in several departments in the bank (Legal, Company Secretariat, Credit, Marketing and Debt Recovery) for 13 years before rising to managerial position. She is the author of 10 books and has won writing awards. She was a finalist in the Prestigious NLNG Literary Competition. She is currently a Creative Entrepreneur; a name that covers MC, Comedy, Public Speaking, and Writing.

Deborah Adaji

Public Speaker/ Serial Entrepreneur
Mrs Deborah Adaji has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, and M.sc in Philosophy (Bio-ethics ) all from Benue State University, Makurdi. She is the CEO of Deborah's Palmtree Global Investments Ltd- a business company and Divine Wings Global Ltd a service-driven company. She is also the founder of Women Entrepreneurs Network (WEN), a business support organization as well as founder of Deborah Adaji Foundation- a charity organization that offers an avenue for the improvement of the livelihood of the needy, less gifted and underprivileged in the society through generous donations towards their feeding, clothing, and various empowerment programs. She is currently the President of WDP North Central Zone Nigerian committee of an International Ecumenical Women movement from the USA. She is passionate about Women Empowerment.

Dr Louisa Akaiso

Master Civility Trainer
She is a woman Development Advocate empowering a new generation of African women to develop their leadership, become active in politics, drive meaningful change, and leave lasting legacies. She is the President of The Civility Academy, an Executive Director of the John Maxwell Leadership Institute, and the Founder of Women Who Win Africa & Civility for the Girl Child Initiative. She has been honored multiple times, such as a recipient of World Civility Day iChange Nation, African Woman of the Year 2020, 42 Outstanding Women in Africa Awards 2021, and more. With relentless efforts to empower and educate emerging Women leaders, youths, and communities, she continues to build several sustainable development programs which will empower communities, and birth leadership abilities in the Girl Child. She is also the host of "Civilized Presence," an online television series dedicated to restoring Civility through meaningful and constructive dialogue.

Favour Abatang

Social Entrepreneur
Favour Abatang is a social entrepreneur championing Gender Equality and Quality Education in Nigeria. She is the founder of Campus Babe Initiative focused on providing mentorship for girls on campus and helping more girls in rural areas to attain tertiary education. Through her work, she has reached out to 5,000+ girls in rural areas and universities. In 2021, she was nominated as a National Youth Gender Activist by UN Women Nigeria for her outstanding work in promoting SDG 5 and working to end all forms of violence against women and girls in Nigeria. She has been nominated for various Awards both locally and internationally and served as host of the African Youth SDGs Awards at the African Youth SDGs Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the prestigious university of Calabar where she was mentioned as one of the top 10 most influential females upon graduation.

Hadassah Allaputa

Humanitarian/Social Entrepreneur/Beauty Consultant
She is the reigning Ms. WORLD UNITED NATIONS 2021 Queen Ambassador. She is the first black African to win the Ms. United Nations world Finals in New Delhi, India. She is the CEO of The Queen Hadassah Legendary, Sec Gen of the first biggest family pageant in Africa, and the Initiator of Grow with Purpose International Network (G-PIN). She has supported several IDP camps, school dropout girls, 8 orphanages, 12 rural communities, 9 secondary schools and has reached out to 30 Albinos, over 200 visually impaired children, 485 deaf and Mute children, 50 beauty queens and over 1,000 children have been imparted her humanitarian activities. She is the Director General of SDGs and Tourism Affairs Queens Connect Africa, as well as the Nigerian Regional Coordinator of the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance USA. She is the project manager at LGBS Medical Tourism services UAE and Lifestyleassethub.

Kingsley Ezeme

Public Speaker/Corporate trainer/Consultant
He is an astute Public Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Author, Brand Consultant, and Entrepreneur. He is the founder of Kingly Consult (now acquired), co- founder of KeyHomz Realty, and founder of Mission Useful Youth (MUY) which is a nonprofit committed to helping young people discover purpose, and develop their potential. He has consulted and trained for prominent clients like the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Federal Ministry of Education (FME), Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth, and Advancement (YIAGA), Presidents School Debate Nigeria (PSDN), Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA), the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), Golden Heart Foundation, and many other businesses, organizations and individuals within and outside Africa. Kingsley has physical speaking experiences spanning every region of Nigeria, and nations such as the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Togo, and Benin Republic.

Samirah Bello

Samirah Bello has over 5 years of experience in the agribusiness space and 8 years of experience in the community development space. She currently leads Strategic Partnerships at Thrive Agric, where she is focusing on ensuring smallholder farmers have access to finance and creating sustainable impact using the SDG lens. She holds a master's degree in Globalisation, Business, and Development from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. She is a Chevening scholar; Mandela Washington Fellow, where she was trained in business leadership at the University of Iowa, United States; a One Young World Ambassador; and a Young African Leadership Initiative, Regional Leadership fellow, where she was trained in public policy management by Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

Sonye Allanah

Etiquette and Image Consultant/Public speaking coach/Corporate Trainer
Sonye Allanah is a former career diplomat of over 20 years, with vast experience in diplomatic protocol and etiquette practice at the highest level. She served as the first female Director of Protocol to a Nigerian President, (President Olusegun Obasanjo). She has closely assisted in the organisation of State and Official visits, including that of Queen Elizabeth II, the King and Queen of Spain, Margaret Thatcher and President Bush, etc. She has also organized numerous Protocol and Etiquette Training Programmes and Retreats for high level Public Functionaries, Captains of Industry, Corporate Organisations, and at the Presidency. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and has been a frequent Guest Speaker on various radio and Television stations on topical issues bordering on Soft Skills, Emotional Intelligence, and Leadership. She is a Fellow of the Foreign Relations Professionals. Mrs. Allanah set up and managed the Government Relations Department at Total Nigeria Ltd.

Temi Ajibewa

Business Coach/Trainer/Consultant
Temi is the CEO of Win or Win Consults, a coaching and consulting services company, based in Nigeria and the USA. She is the founder of The Millionaire Housewife Academy, a foremost edutech platform for women. She is also the visioneer of The Transformers Mentoring Hub, a movement designed to transform young minds. Temi is a two (2) time Amazon Bestselling author, Certified John Maxwell DISC Personality Trainer, Results Coach, NLP Practitioner, Peak Performance Consultant, an Ericksonian Hypnosis Expert, Neurological Repatterning Therapist, Results Technologies Advisor and a 2-time Firewalker at the Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within Conference. Temi has received the following awards: The Business Coach of the Year Award from the Entrepreneur Africa Awards, The Coach of the Year Award from Crystals Professional Awards, and One of the 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria in 2020 by Leading Ladies Africa.

Organizing team


Abuja, Nigeria

Adeniyi Abdullateef

Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Gracious Amarachi
  • Miracle Chukwu
    Post production