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12 Powerful Speeches, Networking, Entertainment! TEDxLagos 2018 was focused on Spotlighting Africa & its People



TEDxLagos brought together Africans from different walks of life to Muson Centre, Onikan on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 for a day of deep insight, talks, networking and so much more.

The event which was themed ‘Spotlight’ and anchored by Ace Comedian, Bovi and Founder, BellaNaija, Uche Pedro featured 12 speakers and 2 performers ranging from a Historian, to a Cultural Entrepreneur, Disability Advocates, Media Personality, Health Advocate amongst others.

TEDxLagos – Changing the African Narrative, Spotlighting its people

Speakers included Olasupo Shasore, Clare Omatseye, and Tokini Peterside while there were performances by guitarist Femi Leye and the Dreamcatchers Dance Academy. It was indeed a day filled with inspiration and passion.

TEDxLagos – Changing the African Narrative, Spotlighting its people

TEDxLagos – Changing the African Narrative, Spotlighting its people

A standing ovation greeted Tope Okupe who spoke on building structures with disabled people in mind. James George shared futuristic plans that could help transform the architectural landscape in Nigeria and Olubankole Wellington emphasized the need for us to take action and fix the Nation.

TEDxLagos – Changing the African Narrative, Spotlighting its people

The foyer of the Agip Hall at Muson Centre was transformed into an exhibition area/simulcast lounge and this served as a means of engaging the audience alongside the outdoor activity areas and workshops organized by Skoll Foundation and Union Bank. The event was brought to a close with a Networking Cocktail by Johnnie Walker.

TEDxLagos – Changing the African Narrative, Spotlighting its people

TEDxLagos – Changing the African Narrative, Spotlighting its people

TEDxLagos was brought to you in partnership with Union Bank, BellaNaija, Skoll Foundation, DottsMediaHouse, Penzaarville, Businessday, Cinematics, Vanguard, and Guardian.

Photos and Videos from the event will be up soon. Please follow @tedxlagosng to keep up with all happenings.

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Bellanaija is a media partner for TEDxLagos 2018


  1. Funny Pictures

    August 23, 2018 at 11:30 am

    TEDx in Lagos and I didn’t know about it? I’ve been missing out a lot.

  2. Mz Socially Awkward....

    August 23, 2018 at 11:54 am

    This was very well enjoyed, all in all a good day out and I definitely felt that palpable energy focused on powering us towards better societal standards and taking personal responsibility for effecting change. I have to admit I was skeptical beforehand but I left convinced that people in the present generation are impatient with the status quo and are passionately seeking solutions in different fields to repair the current neglect of our collective welfare, so it remains to see what our efforts will yield.

    Well done for your organizing, BN & Uche.

  3. Ore

    August 23, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I had such a great time at this event. A big thank you to the organisers, sponsors and speakers.
    I will be sharing my experience on my blog tomorrow too!


  4. Tony

    August 23, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    A big step in the right direction. Kudos to TEDlagos may the spirit of our Africaness & innovation carry on. This fossils and ancestors in power must Go.

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