TEDxGbagada is an annual TEDx conference that aspires to bring together Nigeria’s best scientists, entrepreneurs, professionals, innovators and reformers to share ideas that would spark deep discussions and birth new ideas that will change our society.
We have one goal in mind the audience. Within this enabling environment, our audience inevitably reshape their boundaries of ability and reality. This will spark audacious ideas for our society, ideas that challenge our present reality and upend the status quo.
We had one of the pioneer TEDx kids event in Nigeria in July, 2016 named TEDxKids@ Gbagada which was aimed at kids between the ages of 8 and 18 years old.The event was themed: InterConnected. We had speakers like Zuriel Oduwole, a 13 year old lm-maker who has interviewed over 19 presidents and Heads of State. She is also the youngest person till date to be featured on Forbes. She spoke to the kids in the audience about how global impact has no age boundary, that they too can make a global impact by starting with their communities.
We also had Tejiri Emore, a 14-year old saxophonist who has performed in over 20 shows and Kofo Jolaosowho is the head of her student council at the age of 14.We also had activities during the events to stimulate the creativity of the kids in the spheres of Technology, Entertainment and Design.We and the kids built a Lego House from which all of the electrical ttings were controlled using a smartphone. We also created a wedding dress out of paper and created a short video where the kids talked about what TEDx means to them.
Our theme for 2016 was "PARETO CHANGE" and we had wonderful speakers and performers like Temitope Oluwaseun Okupe, Keturah King, Adam Alqali, Adepoju Jaiyeoba, Arese Ugwu, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor and Finally Steve Gukas.
Photos From Event
In 2015, we had the premiere TEDxGbagada event with a theme: “Let there be Light!” The event was a huge success with an approval rating 85%. We had speakers like Timi Dakolo who spoke about the role of education in maximizing your opportunities in life. We also had Mark Essien, a Nigerian Tech-startup titan who is the founder of the revolutionary platform for hotels called hotels.ng. He spoke on a vision on how Africa can lead the Technology industry globally.
Speakers like Bovi, a leader in the entertainment industry and a ground-breaking entrepreneur who spoke about the dangers of social media addiction and the ways we can fight it.