Curating TedxEuston – Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu is the Managing Partner of EpiAfric and prior to that, he co-directed the Centre for Tuberculosis at the South Africa National Institute for Communicable Diseases. As the co-founder of TedxEuston, Dr Ihekweazu leads the dynamic group of volunteers that curate and organise one of the most highly anticipated Tedx events. He speaks to Yewande Omotoso about the history of TedxEuston, the reasons for its ground breaking success, and the impact the event has on his own life and the lives of  his team.

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Education: Quality vs Quantity – Chinezi Chijioke

Yewande Omotoso speaks to Chinezi Chijioke who is the CEO of Pioneer Academies, an independent private school network that responds to the need to make quality education accessible. Chinezi was previously the Head of McKinsey & Company’s African Education Practice, where he worked in over 25 countries across the world. Listen in as he shares his thoughts on the challenges facing the current education system in Africa, and the things that Pioneer Academies hopes to transform.

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Breaking Africa’s Cycle Of Aid – Ory Okolloh

Ory Okolloh is, a Harvard Law School graduate and the founder the non-profit software company Ushahidi. She was formerly the Policy Manager for Africa at Google and is now the Director of Investments at Omidyar Network. Ory is one of eight black women named by TIME Magazine as The 100 Most Influential People in 2014. She speaks to Yewande Omotoso about Africa’s aid problem, about holding leaders accountable, and her visions for social entrepreneurship on the continent.

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Afrocentric Confessions – Chika Oduah

Chika Oduah is a journalist and author of the popular blog Afrocentric Confessions. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, UK Guardian, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, CNN, Al Jazeera, National Geographic, National Public Radio, MSNBC, This Is Africa and more. She talks to Yewande Omotoso about her decision to move back to Nigeria and the risks of being a journalist in Africa today. She speaks to the notion that journalism thrives on bad news and touches on the importance of lending her voice to the human stories that demand it.

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Next Culture Lab- Jocelyne Muhutu Remy

Yewande Omotoso engages media executive, journalist and news junkie Jocelyne Muhutu Remy on the transient lives of African on the continent and in the Diaspora.

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Who wrote the gender script? – Simi Dosekun

Yewande Omotso speaks to author, Phd candidate and Nigerian feminist Simi Dosekunabout her research titled “New Styles of Femininity in Nigeria”.

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Sole Rebels – Bethlehem Tilahun

Yewande Omotso speaks to entrepreneur and founder of Sole Rebels, Bethlehem Tilahun based in Addis Ababa about her internationally recognised brand and how it marries simple design and innovation with good business ethics and concern for the environment.

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From the Criminal Courtrooms to the Lecture Halls – Kelly Gillespie

Anthropology Researcher, lecturer and co-founder of the Johannesburg Theory and Criticsm Workshop, Kelly Gillespie speaks to Yewande Omotoso, about her interest in criminal courtrooms, prisons and feminist activism.

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Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women – Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

Feminist, activist and blogger, Nana Sekyiamah Darkoa speaks to Yewande Omotoso about her blog ‘Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women’,an important and safe platform for African women to boldly share intimate stories about their sexual experiences.

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