Friday, 21 February 2014

"History rediscovered" Emeka Keazor at TEDxEuston 2013

Lawyer. Historian. Musician. Writer. He wears his different hats very comfortably.  He has recently acted as Consultant Historian on the official Government documentary on the History of Nigeria to commemorate the nation’s centenary. He also volunteers as an admin on the Nigeria Nostalgia Projects Group on Facebook.
Unapologetically passionate about Nigeria’s past, Emeka Keazor's TEDxEuston 2013 talk is a blitz course in Nigerian history you are not likely to have heard. Did you know that contrary to popular knowledge, Flora Shaw did not name Nigeria? If knowledge is power, Emeka Keazor arms us with the power to celebrate our history and inspires us to follow the natural ripple effect and find out more.

"You have heroes. They are not in the limelight. Celebrate them." EEK 

Watch his talk HERE!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

"Cultural heritage: a basic human need" Sada Mire at TEDxEuston 2013

She fled Somalia as a child due to the civil war, and lived as a refugee in Sweden. She trained as an archaeologist and driven by an urge to discover, document and preserve her cultural heritage she has already revealed a dozen sites that could be candidates for UNESCO world heritage status. At the TEDxEuston 2103, Sada Mire took us on her journey from teaching Nordic history to Scandinavian kids to discovering the wealth of her Somali heritage. Listen to her deliver  a talk about the power of archaeology in understanding our identity. She invites  us to think of the ripple effect of discovering and documenting our heritage

"Pride and dignity in knowing our heritage can be a basis for a collaborative approach to development in African nations."

Watch her amazing talk HERE and share!

Friday, 14 February 2014

"Bridging the Diaspora Divide" - Teresa Clark at TEDxEuston 2013

She graduated cum laude from Harvard University’s department of Economics in 1984.  She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a law degree from the same university. She speaks Spanish, French and Portuguese fluently, has lived and travelled extensively in Africa, and is a believer in the power of unity. Listen to Teresa H. Clarke speak at the TEDxEuston 2013 on that which unites us and that which separates us and on the Diaspora Divide.  She asks; 

"Why do we have a continent of a billion people that is such a small voice in geo politics?" 

Teresa's talk will challenge you in ways you will not expect. Be prepared to feel the urge to watch this talk over and over again. Teresa invites us to think of the ripple effect of a united Africa: a much bigger, more relevant voice....

Watch her powerful talk HERE....if you agree with her, share it!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

"Debunking the made-for-Africa script" - Catherine Phiri at TEDxEuston 2013

She is often introduced as  a trailblazing  entrepreneur. She  is the managing director of  Media 365, a cause-related communications company with headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia, which produces award-winning campaigns for leading organizations and academic institutions including UNICEF, Johns Hopkins University and the African Peer Review Mechanism. She is the executive producer of Zambia’s popular drama series Love Games, funded by Communication Support for Health (USAID). A passionate advocate for HIV and AIDS awareness, in addition to which she was also the executive producer of  Shuga, MTV’s first drama series for Africa with a HIV storyline. In her TEDxEuston 2013 talk, Catherine Phiri talks us through her passion and aim to challenge the cheapness and laziness of developmental health messaging aimed at Africans. "I realised that uninspiring and unengaging development information was a Made-for-Africa formula" She inspires us to challenge this formula and reminds us that "We know how to tell our stories". Imagine the ripple effect of that!

Watch her amazing talk HERE....then share, share, share!

Friday, 7 February 2014

"Making long term bets" - Pascal Dozie at TEDxEuston 2013

He is among other roles,  co-founder and Partner at African Capital Alliance, founder of Kunoch Limited, founder of Diamond Bank PLC. He also  served as the Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank Plc., President at the Nigeria Stock Exchange. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Kaizen Venture Partners and as the Chairman of MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd. and many more.  He combines his experience as a Development Economist and Econometrician, with project management in Africa and Europe. Despite the above, in a country where it is the norm to display wealth and privilege, he is known for his radical simplicity. Mr Pascal Dozie, fondly referred to by his peers as PGD spent his 74th 7th day of the 7th month birthday inspiring the audience at TEDxEuston 2013 with the story of his trail-blazing journey to the top, but reminding us that he did not do it alone:  "We created a rising wave that carries everyone along"; the power of the Ripple Effect!!. He pulled no punches in insisting that the driver for Africans in the Diaspora returning home should be to create value.

Watch his talk HERE and share with everyone you know.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

"No more labels" - Wanuri Kahui at TEDxEuston 2013

An alumna of UCLA’s master’s program in film directing, she debuted in 2006, directing a behind-the-scenes documentary, The Spark that Unites. In 2008 she completed her first feature film, From a Whisper based on the real-life events surrounding the 1998 twin bombings of US Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. In 2009 she completed a short science-fiction film, PumziWanuri Kahui  is passionate about her craft and about our world. Listen to her talk of the need to preserve the world we live in, of creating a world that we can be proud  for the next generation to inherit and the dangers of labeling. She inspires us to just tell our stories and contribute to the Ripple effect of nurturing our world

'If we do not feed the world then we will leave nothing behind.' WK 

Watch her talk HERE