edmund obilo

Edmund Obilo, a researcher on African History and Politics and Timi Olagunju, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow will both be speaking at TEDxBodija 2015 – a TEDx Event in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria, which holds on December 6, 2015 at Le Chateau, Bodija, Ibadan. This is according to the official release made available to WhatsupIbadan by Titilope Adedokun, Media Relations Manager of TEDxBodija.

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Edmund Obilo who presents the popular radio programme on Splash FM – Voices – was recently at the 70TH United Nations General Assembly which focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is well known for his insightful analysis of African politics and economics, and also for his fearless in-depth radio documentaries on past and current governments of Oyo State. Edmund Obilo is one of the most sought speakers in Nigeria, but often declines speaking invitation. It is not clear as at press time what he would be speaking on but we can be sure that he would add so much value to the TEDx platform, as an intellectual and researcher.

Timi Olagunju, a fellow of Presidential Precinct (US) was a Research Fellow at Global Integrity, Columbia, during the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program in United States. He speaks at various platforms within and outside Nigeria. He was recently a speaker and discussant at International Republican Institute’s Conference in Dakar, Senegal. He also leads Nigerian Youths in Motion – a non-profit with the mandate of empowering youths. In order to share the knowledge he acquired in US during the Mandela Fellowship Program 2015, he wrote a book, “Yes Africa Can” which was launched in the United States.

timi olagunju see note plsTimi Olagunju flanked by MP Abdou Mbow (Left),of the Federal Parliament, Senegal

and MP Patrick Muyaya (Right) of the Federal Parliament, Congo (DRC)

The remarkable preparation being put up for TEDxBodija 2015 is expected as the Curator/Official Licensee, Olufemi Babalogbon participated at the last TED Conference in Canada and was able to understudy the standards of TED ‘s concept, event design and logistics for a whole week. He has since put together a more vibrant team which includes a creative artist, Mitchell Adekola, a tech researcher, Adekunle Adeleke and a social media editor, Olaseni Oladejo. TEDxBodija was licensed in 2013 by TED Conferences LLC, New York and has since been the biggest youth conference in Oyo State. The theme of the 2015 event – INNOVATION: THINKING UPSIDE DOWN – is meant to unveil counter-intuitive thinking which births innovations, disruptions and developments.

Edmund Obilo and Timi Olagunju will be joining other eight (8) great thinkers, innovators and change-agents from all over the world to speak at TEDxBodija 2015, reinforcing the theme. The event will also be unveiling two mobile apps designed by young guys who are resident in Ibadan: Orbi and Swap Naija.

For sponsorship, contact organizers via contact@tedxbodija.com. Registration for the event is free via: www.tedxbodija2015.eventbrite.com

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