November 2nd – 4th 2018

Excellence Hotel and Conference Centre, Ogba – Lagos, Nigeria

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The West African Youth Summit is a 3-day event with a focus on four key areas of development: Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Environment.

It would encourage young people to be the change that they want to see in the society, to support positive progressions, and to exude the willingness to takeover responsibilities for themselves and for others.

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Add to My Calendar 2018-11-02 12:00:00 2018-11-04 18:00:00 Europe/London West African Youth Summit The West African Youth Summit will be held from 2 – 4 November, 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria. The 3-day event will focus on four key areas Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Environment. Excellence Hotel and Conference Centre, Ogba-Lagos, Nigeria Young African Leaders Forum - YALF


Training Sessions

Will provide the opportunity for youth to learn directly from experts; asking pertinent questions and noting important points.

Roundtable Panels

Will see youth participants come together to discuss selected issues affecting the region – and come up with solutions they would like to see implemented to address these issues.


Will present an opportunity for few youth and groups to present their development work to an interdisciplinary audience

Award of Excellence

Would involve the presentation of plaques and other honorariums to active young Africans in the development space.

Panel Discussions

Would involve a group of peoplegathered to discuss a par cularsubject in front of the audience.


Would involve the display of brands products and services to encourage networking and also brand engagement.


Mr. Akeem Alabi holds HND in Electrical Engineering from Lagos State Polytechnic, Lagos, PGD in Information Technologies at NOUN and doing his Masters in Renewable Energy Management at University of Freiburg, Germany. He has worked in different Organizations across different capacities. in 2012, He Headed, Data Centre Design & Power Solution Unit of one of the engineering companies in Nigeria, before starting a new partner company as an Executive Director in October 2015 and later became the Managing Director. Trained on International relation, Quality Management and Business Management by Professors from Ulm University, Germany, a Certified Data Centre design specialist by CNET UK, Renewable energy specialist, Smart security specialist, Fellow Institue of Management Consultants (FIMC, CMC), Fellow Institute of Management Specialist UK (FIMS, Dip.IMS), Fellow Institue of Brand Management of Nigeria (FIBM) amongst others

Fola David is a Medical doctor, Hyperrealist Artist and, Nigeria’s Foremost Speedpainter. He was a nominee for the Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts and Culture 2017 and has exhibited his works in several galleries in and outside Nigeria. Fola David is a seasoned Pencil Artist and Speedpainter. He focuses on hyperrealism in his works aiming to show a deeper connection to his subject through a combination of time and skill. Though his works appear hyperrealistic, his main objective is not to reproduce what he sees but also create the illusion of depth and the sense of presence. Creating work this way requires great discipline and attention to detail.

Fola David is also a practicing Medical Doctor and he started producing works in Medical School where he got intrigued with the human form. He also got to work with local and International Celebrities: TreySongz, Wale, Keri hilson, 2Baba, Jidenna, Rkelly, Iyanya, Alibaba to name a few.

Fola David has also given talks at various academic institutions, functions and seminars where he speaks on balancing Art, Entrepreneurship and Medical Work. He is a TEDx speaker and his works are also in several academic institutions and private collections worldwide.

Notable performances by Fola David include his speedpainting of the iconic three wise men statue in Lagos at the Creative Meeting held at the US consul General’s residence, painting of 2baba at the Fortyfied concert held at Eko Hotels and Suites and many more.

He is currently signed to the Temple Management Company.

Joyce Boadi Okyere is an astute entrepreneur with strong Christian values. Over the past decade, Joyce leveraged on her interpersonal and impressive selling skills to ensure the smooth operation of Dorotheen Enterprise and Posky Plus.

With a smile; a joke or two, Joyce will effortlessly sell you that item you don’t know you need yet. With her skill in turning every challenge into a money making venture she has earned herself both local and international recognition.

In 2017, TV3 Network named her as one of the Most Influential Women in Ghana. She was later honored among twenty-five women at the 2nd edition of the Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards in Accra just to mention a few.

Joyce loves to converse and share ideas, she is currently the President of JCI Dansoman, Division Program Quality Director  Ghana Toastmasters  and a Startup Advisor.

And then lastly Joyce Boadi Okyere, above all,  believes in people and she is ever ready to guide anyone who will engage her to nurture their skill to make money and impact society.

Femi is the Founder of focused on using an array of tech tools to solve key problems across the food value chain.

He calls himself a TECHIE FARMER who is passionate about the future of Agriculture and the recent technological trends that anchors Agriculture in the 21st century.

Femi’s Agtech inclinations includes use of emerging technologies like Blockchain, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Hydroponics and Green House Technology in emerging economies to advance food security in Africa.

He was named top 20 African Youth in Agribusiness in 2017 at the African Agribusiness Challenge and he has graced many global conferences to speak about his passion including TEDxIbara where he spoke about “Smart Agriculture and Technology”, the biggest South-South Tech convergence, Start Confest in Akwa Ibom, the African Youth Empowerment Forum by Afrika Youth Movement, Ghana. His paper on how Emerging Technologies can power Agriculture in Africa was selected amongst top 30 to be published at the African Union in 2018.

He is a Tony Elumelum Foundation mentor, a Fate Foundation Mentor, a Google Launchpad Mentor, a Digital African Woman Mentor and a Nigeria Bottling Company Youth Mentor amongst many.

He is also a Communications Professional whose skills and experiences have been put to good use in many global organizations in the UK, Singapore and Nigeria.

He is widely travelled and in his spare time, he plays video games. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling and listening to select songs.

Emdee Tiamiyu is a Data Management Consultant at Adam Smith International (ASI) where he oversees the Database Access, Integration & Needs of MAFITA, a DFID-Funded Project that empowers marginalized youths in North-Western Nigeria. Prior to joining Adam Smith International, Emdee had previously worked at various technology companies including a Multi-national ICT training firm and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

While at the NYSC, Emdee Tiamiyu led the team that built the first and official NYSC Mobile Application that helps connect over 75,000 Youth Corps Members across the country. He discovered the vacuum in NYSC’s Social Media Strategy which was evident in the poor online engagement with her youth corps members. To bridge this gap, Emdee sought the support of the Director General and set up the first Social Media Strategy Team for the NYSC. In 2017, just before he left the NYSC, Emdee invested over 60 hrs of coding rebuilding a brand new official website for the NYSC, live at

Emdee Tiamiyu is more popularly known for his Daily Inspirational Messages that is now delivered to over 60,000 readers in 26 countries via major social media platforms. In the last 25 months, Emdee has delivered over 65 speeches across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, in the People’s Republic of China and in the United States of America. Emdee is the author of the best-selling book “Act like a Corper, Think Like a Gold” an inspirational book that helps youths get the best out of the NYSC programme . He is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow. During his Fellowship in the United States, he learned Public Management best practices at the Arizona State University (ASU). Emdee Tiamiyu was privileged to meet and shake hands with President Barack Obama in Washington DC. He is passionate about youth development and digitization of the public sector in Nigeria. Emdee is a professional communicator, Motivational Speaker and the Curator of TEDx IsaleGeneral.



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Choose your favorite pass to the 3-days summit

Silver Pass
  • Free Snacks/Drink
  • Copy of YALJOD
  • Certificate

Choose Silver Pass

Vip Pass
  • Feeding
  • Free T-Shirt
  • Accommodation
  • Masterclass Breakout session
  • Lagos Bus Tour
  • Award Night Access
  • Copy of YALJOD
  • Certificate

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  • Free Coffee / Snacks
  • Free T-Shirt
  • Masterclass Breakout session
  • Award Night Access
  • Shared Accommodation
  • Copy of YALJOD
  • Certificate

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