Lagos Women
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Theme: Forward

This event occurred on
March 30, 2024
Lagos, Lagos

TEDxLagos Women is celebrating the power of women to be creators, trailblazers and change-makers.

With the theme called Forward, we’re not just celebrating women’s accomplishments, we’re emphasizing the potential for future progress. Follow us for more updates on the TEDxLagos Women Gathering.

L.A.P.O Place
15A Ikorodu-Ososun Road, Maryland.
Lagos, Lagos, 100211
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Atim Ukoh

Next Gen Visionary Chef
Atim Ukoh is a culinary visionary! This creative director isn't just serving food, she's sparking a cultural exchange. Atim blends tradition with fresh techniques, crafting unforgettable African feasts. Her Nigerian roots fuel her passion for sharing the continent's rich flavours. From dazzling recipes to vibrant events, Atim showcases the power and diversity of African cuisine. Despite no formal training, this social entrepreneur (Masters in Social Entrepreneurship!) is a culinary titan.

Evelyn Ibhade Zibili a.ka. Evelle

Evelyn Ibhade Zibili a.ka. Evelle, is the definition of a songstress. An exceptionally gifted and talented singer, songwriter, performer and recording artiste in a class of her own. In 2014, ,she emerged as the winner of the music reality tv show “Nigerian Idol” , beating more than 8,000 hopefuls. Her exceptional stagecraft saw her invited to perform alongside Angelique Kidjo at the Prize for Literature Awards in Nigeria, and in 2018, she headlined the Martin Luther King “BHM showcase” in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She has performed in over 60 Universities in Nigeria . In 2018,She won the award for the best movie soundtrack at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) for the movie “Tatu” In 2020, Evelle represented Nigeria as a judge on the popular Pan African Music Reality TV show “Amazing Voices Africa”, that involves Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Kenya.

Genoveva Umeh

Genoveva Umeh is a Nigerian-British Actor, who is popularly known for starring as Timeyin in the Netflix Series Blood Sisters (2022) and Anna in Amazon Studios’ Original film Breath Of Life (2023). In December 2023, @gen0vevaumeh made her cinema debut in theatres all over Nigeria as Testimony in the record-breaking film A Tribe Called Judah. Genoveva’s other notable acting credits include Netflix’s first Nigerian Young Adult Series Far From Home and Showmax’s Original Drama Series Crime and Justice Lagos, both released in 2022, as well as MTV Shuga Naija Season 5, released in 2023.

Iquo Ukoh

African Food and Marketing Veteran
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Nigerian foodie out there that doesn’t know of Iquo Ukoh. A prominent branding and marketing figure who has represented some of the world’s largest brands, this Lagos local has helped put West Africa’s healthiest, heartiest dishes on the map thanks to her food blog, @1qfoodplatter Through her careful guidance that inspires others to take up cooking the African way, Iquo has connected an entire community of eating enthusiasts around the dishes they know and love, such as Suya Meatballs, Chicken Carrot Stew, and Seafood Tomato Pepper Soup.

Olashile Abayomi

Chef and Philanthropist
Olashile Abayomi loves to cook for people who generally love homemade Nigerian Soups and Stews but are restricted due to time constraints and this led to the start Soupamarket. It is suffice to say her passion met her calling. She has a BSc in Political Science and an M.A. in International Relations and World Order. She also has professional certifications in HSE and Oil and Gas Management. She is also an alumnus of the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan Atlantic University.

Oluremi Martins

Beauty Enterprenuer
Oluremi Martins is the founder of Texture Science Labs, a next-generation beauty company creating the future of Hair with Lab Made Extensions. She has spent the last decade building DTC businesses including her Natural Hair Brand, and Natural Girl Wigs. She has successfully grown her business globally and sold to 30,000+ women in more than 70 countries globally plus recognition by Essence Magazine as the top destination for black hair. @oluremi_martins is a Standard Chartered Women in Tech Nigeria finalist, contributes to the Alliance for eTrade and USAID for MSME e-commerce growth in Africa and is passionate about ethical manufacturing, Hair ] and Global trade in Africa.

Phoebe Giffey-Brohaugh

Art Practitioner and Gallerist
Phoebe Giffey-Brohaugh is an Art Practitioner based in Lagos, Nigeria. Born in the USA, Phoebe’s upbringing instilled values of caring for others, self, the planet, & ethically exploring the vastness of the world. @phoebe.Anne.Mfula currently serves as Director of the Children’s Art Gallery (TCAG), overseeing growth and expansion as a co-founder. Before developing The Children’s Art Gallery, Phoebe worked in the non-profit sector with an organisation called Ten Thousand Homes (TTH). During this time, she was based in South Africa. In 2016 she developed and co-led ASPIRE, an internship and development program at TTH, aiding aspiring artists and entrepreneurs. She opened the uVillage Library, a donation and exchange-based library which provides tools for self-education. Phoebe also led the organisation’s volunteer program, mentoring hundreds of volunteers who helped the organisation provide practical aid in the communities they worked in, and experience cultural exchange.

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Lagos, Nigeria


Lagos, Nigeria