In Akure, Nigeria this TEDxYouthDay, TEDxKids@Akure brought together children between the ages of 5-12 to celebrate the future they will create in their home country and across the world.

Event organizer Joel Ogunsola praised the ingenuity and boldness of the youth speakers, including one young speaker, Feyisayo Anjorin, who spoke on the importance of backing up your dreams with action. Joel described Feyisayo’s message as a call for young dreamers to remember that, “coupled with [your dreams], you must possess passion, belief, preparation, practice, focus, perseverance and the ability to learn.”

Other speakers included a computer programmer who called for kids to set their goals high, and an educator determined to change world education.

Between speakers, TEDxKids@Akure featured technology demos, an art exhibition of works by local youth, and a spelling bee.

"All in all," said Joel, "the event created awareness in the young minds their ability to do whatever they set their minds to achieve."

Getting ready for TEDxIkeja

Hello! The TEDxIkeja is moving really fast. The team has been getting really impressive feedback on this project, especially from a lot of people who have written, BBMed, tweeted, and called to tell us they’d love to be part of it. Thanks a million, guys!

So we’ll be giving you regular updates on this one-of-a-kind event, which we are sure will spark an economic renaissance in our country.

Let’s also inform you that our web domain has been secured @ tedxikeja.com and it will be up in the next three weeks. We will be accepting applications for invitations on the site. Remember, seats are limited -just 100 of them - so share the info so every start-up owner, aspiring entrepreneurs and self employed professional will get the gist.

We have about five months to prepare for this event. In due course we will unveil the speakers. So keep watching this channel.

Written by Samson Adeoye, Event Organizer