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Theme: Minds in Motion

This event occurred on
November 25, 2023
Ife, Osun

In our world, where we all seek to learn and make things better, there are big problems like inequality, economic troubles, and climate change. But every person, no matter where they're from, can make a difference. Our ideas, when driven by curiosity, can help solve these problems and spread across the world.

"Minds in Motion" is a call for action, reminding us that we all have a role in making the world better.

TEDxOAU 2023 will explore how our smarts, creativity, and passion can help us work together as citizens of the world. Join us in this effort to make the world a better place through "Minds in Motion."

ICT Conference Center
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ife, Osun, 220101
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Ayodeji Omoniji

Tech Enthusiast | CEO of Techspace Academy | Medical Student
Ayodeji is a multifaceted individual whose journey seamlessly intertwines the worlds of medicine, technology, and education. Ayodeji is the co-founder of Techspace Academy, an edutech startup at the crossroads of technology and education. With a UI/UX design background and skills as an automation engineer, he crafts intuitive digital experiences and streamlines processes for optimal efficiency. In an unconventional blend of fields, Ayodeji is also a dedicated medical student at Obafemi Awolowo University, studying physiotherapy. This unconventional blend of disciplines reflects his insatiable curiosity and drive to explore diverse fields of knowledge. He is dedicated to promoting tech literacy and empowering individuals to embrace the ever-evolving world of technology.

Covenant Odedele

Medical Student, UI, and Social Impact Advocate
Covenant Odedele, a visionary and medical student at the University of Ibadan, is deeply immersed in social innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and civic engagement. His achievements have been featured in prominent publications, and he clinched victory in the 2023 Naija Policy Hackathon. Covenant is resolutely committed to harnessing the campus demographic for innovative contributions to bolster Nigeria and Africa's economic prosperity.

Damilola Ademilokun

Founder, Obsidian Advisory Africa
Damilola Ademilokun, a seasoned fashion industry expert, boasts a decade of experience and a track record of success. As the Founder and CEO of Obsidian Advisory Africa, a prominent fashion career and recruitment firm, she's dedicated to linking top talent with leading fashion brands, catalyzing growth, and nurturing innovation. She is a globally-minded entrepreneur fostering collaborations within the African and global fashion community.

Emmanuel .A. Olowookere

Medical Doctor and Founder, ÌTÀN
An intentional public health enthusiast and seasoned medical expert with much appetite for development, change, and transformation in humans and businesses. He is also a Business and Brand specialist and has utilized thousands of dollars, investing significantly in digital advertising campaigns for various brands, including his notable work on The Voice Nigeria.

Kelechi Achinonu

Justice Advocate and Founder, TechLawyered
Kelechi Achinonu is a passionate advocate for justice on a mission to harness technology for a more efficient and accessible legal system. As the visionary behind TechLawyered, she's driving tech integration in law and shining a spotlight on innovators in Africa's justice arena. Notably, she's a United Nations Foundation Next Generation Fellow for Justice.

Malik Afegbua

A Renowned Filmmaker, Artist and Designer
Malik Afegbua is a celebrated Nigerian filmmaker and artist, who gained global acclaim in January 2023 for his innovative use of AI technology in the world of arts. His "Elder" series, featuring seniors on a stylish fashion runway through AI-generated imagery, catapulted him to internet stardom and drew the attention of renowned brands and organizations worldwide. Malik’s fusion of creativity and technology has produced captivating content for brands like American Express and Meta, and since his viral rise, he's collaborated with industry giants like Marvel Studios, IBM, and Cadbury.

Michael Oladele

Writer and Marketing Professional
Michael Oladele is a versatile professional, wielding his skills as a writer, marketing expert, and storyteller. Over the last two years, he's made significant strides, notably at Cowrywise, a prominent Fintech company in Nigeria, where he played a pivotal role in nurturing the expansive Cowrywise Ambassadors Community. Michael crafts compelling articles and threads that engage with pertinent societal issues impacting the youth and Gen Z demographic.

Opeyemi Temenu

User Experience Designer and Technical Manager at Flutterwave
Opeyemi Temenu is a fervent creative visionary with a remarkable aptitude for delivering practical solutions. His expertise spans across user-centric roles within a diverse array of industries, including Oil and Gas, Banking, Telecoms, and Fintech. His passion lies in the relentless pursuit of assisting users in overcoming challenges and enhancing their experiences while engaging with a product or service.

Senami Anko

Lecturer and Founder, The Green Life
A dedicated Environmental Chemistry Lecturer at Lagos State University with a Bachelor's and Master's in Chemistry from the same institution. Her passion lies in nature and sustainability, and she has an impressive record of presenting at renowned conferences worldwide.

Ukachi Eze-Mbey

Cosmetologist and Electrical Engineering Graduate
Ukachi Eze Mbey, is a vibrant individual passionate about Engineering and Cosmetology, with a strong inclination toward the latter. Driven to challenge beauty norms and boost self-confidence, she founded DIYs by Kachi, a natural hair care company dedicated to African Hair.

Yusuf Alabi Balogun

Art Specialist, Yoruba Author, and Performance Poet
Yusuf is an art specialist spurred by significant drives, one of which is to sell out the O2 Arena, London for Yoruba Oral Arts. He also stands as the celebrated author of the best-selling Yoruba novel, "Segilola Aromire Ogidan," a literary masterpiece that has garnered accolades not only on the African continent but also beyond its borders.

Organizing team

Olufolake (Zion)

Ile-Ife, Nigeria


Lagos , Nigeria