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Banky W, Simi, Sasore, deliver inspiring talks at TEDxLagos


Part section of TEDxLagos attendees

The much hyped TEDxLagos tagged Spotlight, held recently at the Agip Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos was a celebration of brilliant ideas and inspiring talks.

Organised by members of the TEDxLagos team led by Mercy Akamo, the event had Michael Ryan, Head Global Partnerships at TED in attendance.

The line-up of speakers included former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Olasupo Sasore, R&B singer, Banky W; Clare Omatseye and Boye Olusanya, CEO of 9Mobile.


Other prominent attendees included the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Union Bank, Emeka Emuwa, the Bank’s Head of Corporate Communication and Marketing, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem and other senior executives of the Bank.

Also in attendance was Claire Wathen, Community Manager at Skoll Foundation, co-sponsors of the event.

As part of the line-up, there were performances by Dream Catchers and Femi Leye, Afro-jazz guitarist and vocalist.

Highpoint of the day was the Next100 workshop organised by Union Bank, an interactive session to discuss the recently unveiled ‘Next100 Fund idea’, an initiative to galvanize definite action by private sector participants and Nigerian citizens at large towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), placing the country on an accelerated path to development and prosperity.

Speaking about the event, Emuwa said, “Union Bank is pleased to be a principal partner of this year’s TEDxLagos event.

Widely recognised as an initiative synonymous with sharing and inspiring great ideas, we identified the TEDxLagos initiative as one that will amplify our efforts to encourage private sector participation for the achievement of Nigeria’s economic and social advancement.

We are excited by the innovative ideas and potential partnerships that emerged as a result of today’s sessions.”

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