Last weekend, it was ‘Spring’ time in the city of Lagos, as members of the TED and TEDx communities, entrepreneurs, social advocates, innovators and othersconverged at the TEDxLagos event – Spring’, co-sponsored by Union Bank.
The event was a celebration of brilliant ideas and inspiringtalks organised by members of the local and international TEDx communities, including Michael James Ryan from TEDx partnerships international and Mercy Akamo,organiser/ licensee of TEDxLagos.
The day-long event featured an interesting line-up of speakers including the founder of Slum-to-School, Otto Orondaam; renowned actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim; TV show director, Victor Sanchez Aghahowa and corrective skin-care expert, Dr. Vivian Oputa.
In between the talks, top On-Air-Personalities Do2dtun and BellaRose were on hand to entertain the audience in their role as event comperes. There was also a performance by Afrocentric music band, The Cavemen.
Other prominent attendees included the Chief Digital and Innovation Officer of Union Bank, Lola Cardoso, 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.
A major highlight of the day was the session The Springboard – Enabling Conversations for the Common Good, hosted by Union Bank. This was an interactive panel discussion that highlighted the importance of innovation, creativity, community development, and sustainable practices in shaping a better future for Nigeria. Panelists included FuntoBoroffice, Founder/ CEO of Chanja Datti Limited; Bankole Williams, Founder, LYD Consulting; Nkem Okocha, Founder MamaMoni Empowerment Foundation, and award-winning performing actress, Bikiya GrahamDouglas.
As the inspiring day of talks was brought to a close, attendees were treated to a cocktail and networking session.
Union Bank’s partnership with TEDxLagos reiterates its continued commitment to social innovation, creativity and support for Nigeria’s growth.