TEDxGbagada 2018

This year, we 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.

TEDxGbagada Events in 2017

TEDxGbagada Conference : November 11

TEDxGbagada Salon : October 14

TEDxGbagada Adventure : September 7

TEDxGbagada 2017 Videos

In 2017, we invited some of Nigeria's best scientists, entrepreneurs, professionals, innovators and reformers to share ideas to spark deep discussions and birth new ideas that will change our society. Here are some of the videos from the series in 2017.

You Could Play a Role in the Next Global Outbreak | Niniola Soleye

The actions of an innocent 2-year-old boy in a Guinean village led to the deaths of more than 11,300 people. And the actions of one brave female doctor in Lagos, Nigeria stopped an Ebola outbreak in its tracks and saved countless lives. Listen to Niniola Soleye tell their stories and demonstrate the importance of being prepared for the next intercontinental epidemic or outbreak. Infectious diseases don’t respect borders or social classes and we all have a significant role to play in safeguarding our communities and the larger society. So what are you doing to protect the greater public good?
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We Can All Be Philanthropists | Adenike Oyetunde

In this emotional TEDx talk, Adenike shares simple ways everyone can imbibe the nature of giving and helping others. Adenike who is a cancer survivor talked about how help came her way finacially from strangers she hardly knew and how we as individuals can be a point of help to others in need irrespective of their financial status.

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The True Cost of Food | Samson Ogbole

Understanding the factors that affect food pricing can be an important element in tackling the rising cost of food. In this TEDx talk, Samson explores those factors with suggestions on how we can leverage technology to lower food prices.

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Art Performance | Osa Okunkpolor (Osa7)

Graffiti artist, Osa paints a picture of how graffiti art can be used for social good, given the right channel and direction and ... well ... paints an actual picture.

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Music Performance | Mister Versace

Mister Versace takes us through a scintillating performance of his hit single "Pray for Me".

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2017 EVENTS


 

TEDxGbagada Conference: Bold Ideas!

Our 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.

Date: November 11

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TEDxGbagada Salon: The Future of Tech in Africa

The TEDx Gbagada Salon this year is a unique kind of gathering that will allow conversations and heightened interactions with speakers, innovators and inventors with a special focus on trends and incredible innovations starting to take place in Africa. These innovations are starting to shape the Future of Africa. Learn more at this event.



Date: October 14



Date: October 14

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TEDxGbagada Adventure: Explore : September 7

TEDx Adventures are exciting journeys which provide a chance for the audience to interact with masterminds, inventions and technology. This event was a journey round Lagos to explore three core parts ranging from the impact of technology on manufacturing, smart farming and the beauty of nature through sustainability and animal rescue. With an impressive line-up of Masterminds taking us behind-the-scenes to share their innovative world, from turning sketches to reality with the help of 3Dprinting, to farming in space, the TEDxGbagada Adventure gave participants the opportunity to interact with ideas most only get to watch during a TEDx Talk.
Date: September 7

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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.
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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.