x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Bigger Pictures

This event occurred on
May 25, 2013
9:00am - 6:00pm WAT
(UTC +1hr)

TED has licenced us to utilize a platform that offers tangible possibilities for change through words. Much more than that, in our TEDx event, as in every TED conference, we are hoping to listen to people who are not only willing to share ingenious ideas, but who are obsessed with working out their ambition. We recognize ‘bigger pictures’ in the work of many Nigerians, so we are hosting an event that brings together a dynamic and cross-disciplinary mix of activists, innovators, educators, web-technologists, and much more. These speakers are individuals whose efforts are trans-generational and wide-reaching.

Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
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Seun Onigbinde

He left his banking job to co-found and focus on BudgIT, a creative start-up that aims to relate the Nigerian government’s annual budget and other public data in finer details to the citizenry.

Emmanuel Okeleji

Emmanuel is CEO at Insidify.com, Founder at Employment Edge. A Medical Doctor, Serial Entrepreneur and social worker. An eclectic speaker, he is very passionate about Nigeria, young people, institutionalization and photography.

Professor Remi Sonaiya

A retired professor of French Language and Applied Linguistics; an up-and-coming politician (Public Relations Officer of KOWA Party)

James Maduekeh

He is the founder of YBM Africa, a Social Enterprise that provides a collaborative platform for Young Africans. He is also a consummate investment banker based in Lagos.

Ore Somolu

Oreoluwa Somolu is the executive director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (WTEC) – a Nigerian NGO working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to learn how to use technology as a means of empowering themselves socially and economically.

Ifeoma Williams

Ifeoma Williams is a certified image consultant (Aston and Hayes, UK) and life stylist. She is currently the Personal Impact Coach and Communications Expert at Fruition Image Africa.

Uduak Isong Oguamanam

Uduak Isong Oguamanam is an accomplished screen-writer, producer and director

Ogbo A. Ogbo

Ogbo Awoke Ogbo is the CEO of Giantthoughts International an organisation dedicated to helping organizations and their senior leaders become more successful.

Organizing team


Ile Ife, Nigeria
  • Ayo Bello
  • Nkechi Ubakaeze
    Speaker & Sponsor Relations
  • Nonso Eze
  • Nnanna Eze
    Event Day Manager
  • Dolapo Amusan
    Graphic Designer
  • Innocent Ekejiuba
  • Adejoke Adekunle
  • Emmanuel Adegboye
  • Tolani Balogun
  • Moyinoluwa Adeyemi
    Event Developer
  • Adoniram Muvukor
    Event Developer
  • 'Lore Adebola
  • Femi Fawole
    Web Developer
  • Angela Agholor
  • Chineme Iduma
  • Adebimpe Adejuwon
    Guest Relations
  • Yewande Ogunajo
  • Adeola Opeyemi
  • Tomiwa Ogunmodede