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Africa’s finest talent comes to London for TEDxEuston

SPEAKER: Ellah Wakatama-Allfrey

IN JUST two days, some of Africa’s most talented will take to the stage of TEDxEuston on Saturday 2 December at the Mermaid Conference Centre, central London.

The spectacular line-up includes co-founder of She Leads Africa Afua Osei; Co-Founder of Flutterwave – the digital payment interface Iyin Aboyeji; BBC broadcaster Zeinab Badawi and the former Prime Minister of Mozambique Luisa Dias Diogo.

This year’s event will be hosted by renowned multi-award winning comedian Eddie Kadi and BBC presenter and 2015 winner of BBC World News’ Komla Dumor Award Nancy Kacungira.

The theme of this year’s TEDxEuston is “Metamorphosis” – a topic which alludes to the changes and progress made on the African continent in recent years.

Now in its eighth year, TEDxEuston – an independently organized TED-like event organized under licence from TED – is a global landmark occasion for Africans, and those with a passion for the continent.

People from across Africa, the USA, the UK and other European countries will travel to London to be part of this inspirational day.

This celebration of Africa’s finest has historically drawn some of the world’s most recognised names, including serial entrepreneur Fred Swaniker, best-selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and CNN’s Zain Asher.

See the full list of speakers below:

TEDxEuston 2017 Speakers

- Tom Ilube - tech entrepreneur and educational philanthropist, who is ranked first in the 2017 Black Powerlist and who founded the first Maths and Science focused Academy for girls in Africa.
- William Adoasi - social Entrepreneur (CEO Vitae)
- Ellah Wakatama-Allfrey – Zimbabwe-born author, editor & literary critic
- Iyin Aboyeji - Nigerian tech entrepreneur and co-founder of digital payments API Flutterwave
- Dr Nneka Nwokolo – Consultant on HIV medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
- Ethel Nakimuli-Mpungu – Ugandan-based doctor and former recipient of the Elsevier Foundation Award for female scientists in the developing world
- Abdullah Verachia – South African based global strategist
- Afua Osei – Ghanaian social entrepreneur and co-founder of She Leads Africa
- Mustafa Mahmoud Namati – Kenyan Social Activist
- Million Belay Ali - founder of the MELCA-Ethiopia NGO and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)
- Luísa Dias Diogo Former Prime Minister of Mozambique (2004-2010)
- Amadou Gallo Fall SEED project founder
- DJ Rachael Ray Kungu from Kampala, Uganda
- BiBi Seck - industrial and product designer of Senegales and Martiniquais descent
- Zeinab Badawi - Sudanese and British BBC World broadcaster

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