Our Eloquent Speakers

Ahmed Adamu

Personal Development Expert + Author
Dr Ahmed Adamu is an Assistant Professor at the Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja and a personal development training expert. He has trained hundreds of professionals and has over 10 Books on Leadership and Personal Development to his credit. Dr Adamu is the first elected Global President of the Commonwealth Youth Council which is the largest youth-led organization in the world (representing over 1.2 Billion youth across 53 nations) and was the pioneer Chief Whip of Nigerian Youth Parliament. He was an international expert at United Nation’s Global Forum on Youth Policies; and Member of Policy Strategy Group of the United Nations’ World We Want and International Panel of Judges for Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition among others. He was also the Nigerian youth observer at the ECOWAS parliament and the founder of the League for Democratic Youth. He holds PhD in Oil and Gas Economics from Newcastle University, UK and M.Sc. Oil and Gas Economics from the University of Dundee, UK.

Amrah Aliyu

Amrah is a women’s and girls’ rights, advocate. She has ample experience in the implementation of media advocacy and is passionate about leveraging creative writing, Social Media, and community outreach to create a safe environment for women/girls. In the past years, her activism has focused on creating realistic awareness around gender inclusivity and gender-based violence. She is the author, of Breasts are names of Flowers, and the Executive Director of Salma Attah foundation for women & girls Support, a nonprofit designed to positively make an impact in the lives of women and girls while teaching them skills to be self-sufficient. In her capacity as a global Goodwill Ambassador, she has organized community sensitization, and rallies to promote gender empowerment and fought for the neglect of Almajiri children. While leading a team of Activists in Nigeria, she was recognized as one of the global voices fighting the Coronavirus in their communities and was awarded the “Leader Award”.

Basheer Mohammed Bala-Wunti

Founder & CEO
Basheer founded BLUENIX Farms & Agro-Allied Ltd, a group of farms focused on practicing and promoting zero waste farming. He is currently the CEO where he manages several farms across Nigeria and promoting sustainable agriculture approach in all fronts with a view to achieving the UN SDG 2 in Nigeria. Basheer is passionate about technology and he is leading a team that is developing a tech solution that will connect local farmers with international market thereby improving the value realization by the farmers and guaranteeing offtake of output.

Chris Ati

Chris is an Architect, writer, and former radio presenter. As a new-age creative, he is driven by a burning desire to showcase the beauty in the everyday things within Nigeria and Africa. He holds a Bachelors’s and Master’s degree in Architecture from the Federal University of Minna, Nigeria. However, this has not dimmed his desire to explore his passions. Previously, he had volunteered as a radio presenter at the community radio station on Campus. Through this, he honed his talents as an OAP, getting involved in the lives of the local community with Minna and its environs. He is making inroads into the building and real estate industry in Abuja, Nigeria. While working as an Architect, Chris still finds time to pursue other interests like being a contributing writer to Earth and Edifice, an upcoming Architectural and Lifestyle magazine. He is also an active participant in Cryptocurrency and believes in its ability to usher in a new financial paradigm for African youths.

Davidson Oturu

Davidson is a partner at AELEX, a full service commercial law firm with offices in Nigeria and Ghana. His areas of special interest include financial technology (fintech), business regulatory compliance, intellectual property, international business, securities & corporate finance. He has over fifteen years experience in advising established businesses and startups in different areas of law and management. He has also invested in a number of tech startups and serves as an angel investor/advisor to a number of companies. Davidson led the team that drafted the Nigeria Startup Bill and was a member of the Securities & Exchange Committee that was set-up to craft a framework for the use of fintech in Nigeria’s capital market. He is consistently ranked in leading legal directories such as Chambers & Partners Global Who’s Who Legal, Fintech Guide, Legal 500, WTR 1000, IP Stars and Chambers Global.

Khalil Halilu

Techprenuer & Founder/CEO
Khalil is a Nigerian tech expert, a thought leader, and a well-versed entrepreneur. He is the Founder of the Center for Civic, Welfare and Community Development (CWCD Africa) – a non-governmental organization focused on contributing positively to Health, Education, and Climate Change. Khalil is also the CEO of ShapShap, an on-demand delivery service, and Founder/Board Chairman of The CANs, an eco-friendly tech hub focused on leveraging technology for social change. He is a member of the Global Shapers Community and a mentor for the Founder Institute. He is an active participant in the Mo Ibrahim Annual Conference. Over the years, he has cultivated and supported more than three startups in emerging markets, changing Africa’s technology narrative. Khalil has a reputation for questioning the existing status quo. With so much done, and yet more to achieve, Khalil is determined to inspire the next generation of mavericks that will see Africa grow to meet the ranks continentally.
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