Over 70% of Nigerian population is below 35 years old. 43.8% are between 0-14years old. This makes Nigeria a nation for the future and it also means Nigeria must listen to the generation between 20-40years old because this group of Nigerians will shape the future for the vast majority of young Nigerians of the future.
About the event
The focus of this event is to answer the questions around “The Next Generation of Nigerian Leadership”.
This event will be delivered in 3 segments:
1. Welcome address and Key Note Speech
2. Book review session – this includes: – Authors Session, Book Review and Expert Analysis of the events Theme.
3. Event support – ND call to action, Stanbic IBTC presentation, entertainment, breaks and closing remarks.
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time: 11.00am to 4.00pm.
Venue: The Cruciform Building, Lecture Theatre 1, University College London, Gower Street London, WC1E 6BT.
This town hall event is free and open to members of the general public in central London and will be anchored by Kayode Ogundamisi.
Funmi Iyanda - Book Reviewer
Funmi Iyanda, is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, columnist and blogger. She produced and hosted Nigeria’s most popular and authoritative talk show New Dawn with Funmi, which aired on the national network for over eight years. Funmi is the CEO of Ignite Media, a content-driven media organization operating out of Lagos.
Chude Jideonwo - Panelist
Chude is a Nigerian lawyer, award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur. For a decade now, he has garnered key experience in all forms of traditional and new media, and has translated that practical experience into successful media campaigns; he is also recognized as a leading expert on New/Social Media and Youth Lifestyles.
Humphrey Hawksley - Panelist
Humphrey Hawksley is a leading BBC foreign correspondent, author and commentator on world affairs. He is also the author of best-selling political novels: Dragon Fire, Ceremony Of Innocence, Absolute Measures and Red Spirit.
His latest book is “Democracy Kills: What’s So Good About Having A Vote?”
Ikenna Azuike - Panelist
Ikenna Azuike is the founder of What’s Up Africa, a provocative and entertaining programme about African news, initiatives and people. He created it in Feburary 2011 after feeling frustrated by the unbalanced and often inaccurate portrayal of Africa in western media. What’s Up Africa is produced by Radio Netherlands Worldwide.