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Africa Speakers Group is a leading platform for keynote speakers, influential thinkers and star performers on the African continent, and elsewhere in the world.

Co-Founder, FUBU & CEO, The Shark Group

Daymond John

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his business operation into its basement. He is the CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand with over $6 billion in product sales world-wide. President Barack Obama appointed him a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE).

Entrepreneur & Global Business Speaker

Vusi Thembekwayo

Vusi Thembekwayo is a Global Business Speaker, private equity Managing Partner at Watermark Afrika, CEO of pan-African impact investment firm MyGrowthFund Venture Capital & convenor of leading research boutique IC Knowledge Bureau.


Benjamin Akande

A renowned economist, leadership mentor, and global consultant to Fortune 500 companies and institutions in the higher education space. Dr Akande has served as a Director of organizations with a combined value of over USD 10 billion.


PLO Lumumba

 An Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika. Prof PLO Lumumba is the Founder of the PLO Lumumba Foundation. He is an Honorary Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. He is an ex CEO of the Kenya School of Law. PLO Lumumba has been twice recognized as one of the 100 most influential Africans.


Ini Abimbola

A management consultant and an expert in sustainability, strategy & governance. Ini Lectures at FernFH MBA Program in International CSR Mgt, Univ. of Applied Sciences, Austria. She is the founder of ThistlePraxis Consulting Ltd.


Linda Meyer

A seasoned expert in developing, implementing and leading various human capital management strategies in public and private sectors including talent acquisition, development, and retention.   She is the Director of Operations and Sector Support at Universities South Africa.

VC, University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State.

Kingston Nyamapfene

Prof Nyamapfene has expertise in higher education, environment, leadership, agriculture, technology and Innovation. He has served in teaching, research, and management roles at universities in the Netherlands, Portugal, USA, Cote d’Ivoire, Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, etc.


Tracy-Lynn Field

A governance specialist, with expertise in climate justice, mining, and the environment with a focus on Africa’s future infrastructure development. Tracy-Lynn is passionate about open govt. for dev. in Africa. She is a professor of law at Wits University and Advocate of the High Court of SA.

International Development Professional

Chidi Koldsweat

Chidi Koldsweat is the Founder and Lead Strategist, Donors for Africa Foundation, a grant management organization working actively with Governments, Funding Institutions, Private Sector, Philanthropic Organizations, Non-Governmental Organisations, and Social Impact Leaders to break the cycles of poverty in Africa.


Francis Egbokhare

A strategic and systems thinker and a Professor of Linguistics. Francis is the President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. His latest passion and works are in higher education transformation, the culture of innovation, and the development of Nigerian Pidgin. Francis delivers resounding keynotes.

Expert, Sports Law

Steve Austin Nwabueze

Steve is a Senior Associate in Perchstone and Graeys LP, a top commercial law firm in Lagos, Nigeria. He leads the sports law practice division of the firm. Steve is currently a member of the Sports Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). He speaks on sports law, law- arbitration, employment law and commercial law.  

Education Entrepreneur

Jennifer Ekwueme

Jennifer is the executive director of Salma Private School – The SafeHands, Enugu, Nigeria, where she leads the charge to raise wholesome children using proven teaching methodologies built on Christian principles. She is committed to changing the face of junior schools across Africa. Jennifer speaks on parenting, leadership, early childhood education and policy.


Lere Baale

Lere is an inspirational speaker, a seasoned business coach, a visionary leader, and a passionate entrepreneur. He leverages his rich strategic skills, enterprise architecting, & transformation experience within FMCG, telecoms & higher education sectors to create & translate visions into reality.


Idah Waringa

With expertise and passion for new media and journalism, current affairs, sport and motivation; Idah has interviewed some of the world’s iconic sports stars including Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry amongst many others. She covers, moderates, speaks and emcees at int’l, headline events and ceremonies.

CEO, ThinkBusiness Africa

Ogho Okiti

Dr Ogho Okiti is an economist and a business strategy and policy thinker. He speaks largely on economics, business, communications, public policy, markets, etc. His daily newsletter, ThinkBusiness, helps business leaders and policymakers gain useful insights on emerging business and development dynamics in Nigeria, Africa and beyond.

Consultant - leadership, higher education, public Health

Max Price

Dr Max Price was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town for ten years from July 2008 to June 2018. From 1996 to 2006, he was dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is currently a Non-Resident Fellow of The Centre for Global Development.


Shadrack Kubyane

Shadrack, a certified co-pilot, is a co-founder of Coronet Blockchain, South Africa. He previously had a stint at Deloitte, South Africa, before turning full time entrepreneur. At Coronet Blockchain, he leads a team committed to leveraging blockchain to drive Africa’s supply chain and create hitherto unimaginable wealth across beauty, fashion and agriculture sectors. He speaks on a wide range of topics including blockchain, innovation, supply chain, business transformation, AfCFTA, etc.


Andrew S. Nevin

One of PwC’s leading global thinkers, working at the complex intersection of economics, strategy, capital markets & investment. Andrew is a Partner and the Chief Economist, PwC West Africa. He plays key roles in advancing Nigeria’s and West Africa’s economy and society.

Founder, Thari Health

Lerato Masemola

Dr Lerato Masemola is a general family doctor with a passion to provide basic medical and debunking health myths, is a health and fitness fanatic. She has pushed herself from the Comrades Marathon to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. As a motivational speaker, she uses her personal experience of overcoming trauma to inspire people to succeed beyond their limits. She speaks mainly on trauma management and recovery, health and wellness and medical aesthetics, etc.


Birgitte Andersen

An entrepreneur and international expert in business model innovation, digital transformation and Intellectual Property governance.   As CEO, she has grown the BIC to become a building block in the innovation landscape in the UK and internationally.

Corporate Executive

Nkiru Olumide-Ojo

Nkiru has over 2 decades of experience as a Senior Corporate Executive looking after the reputation of multinational and national brands in Africa. Her work experience spans across various service sectors including Financial Services, Aviation, Telecommunication and the Oil and Gas sectors. She currently works in a financial services Group in South Africa in a role that covers several African Countries.

Communications Specialist

Lucille Ossai

Lucille Ossai is an international award-winning communications trainer, coach, advisor, keynote speaker, and renowned blogger. She holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Leicester (UK). Lucille specialises in business communication. She works with professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders globally to amplify their influence and get results.

Technology Consultant

Nkem Nweke

Nkem Nweke is on a mission to build Africa’s future by developing inclusive, accessible and pioneering communities as he believes in an Africa where everyone can be a change maker. He leads Engineering Innovation at the Africa Development Centre (ADC), which is Microsoft’s Engineering team in the region. He formerly worked in several capacities with organizations like Hewlett Packard & Dimension Data.


Udochi Igbokwe

Udochi Igbokwe is a global business leader, Marketing executive and founder of transformative companies in SaaS, Fintech, CPG and E-Commerce. Garnering over $250 Million in Go-To-Market revenue in the past decade, Igbokwe’s deep expertise in building global tech brands in North America and Africa solidified her influence as one of the best Marketers in the world.

Art Illustrator

Mike Asukwo

Mike Asukwo is a renowned illustrator who works as the Chief Editorial Artist in BusinessDay Media, Nigeria. His illustrations, including capturing the odds in different governments in Nigeria, are widely circulated. His illustrations/cartoons have featured in several art exhibitions, and it wouldn’t be surprising to find his work in many art galleries, offices and homes across the world. Mike is considered a master in the art of speaking through illustration.


Obinna Ekezie

Obinna Ekezie is a former NBA Player. His professional basketball career saw him traverse Vancouver Grizzlies, Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers and Atlanta Hawks.

Tech VC

Aloy Chife

Dr. Aloy Chife is a businessman with over three decades of experience working and investing in the technology sector. He currently serves as Managing Partner/CEO of family-owned venture capital firm Saana Capital located in Princeton, USA which has portfolio companies in the U.S., Europe, and Africa.

AI & Digital Solutions Specialist

Brett StClair

Brett StClair, the Co-founder and Chief Connector of Teraflow (, is a former Google and Barclays Executive. He is a seasoned professional in building AI and digital solutions. Brett’s primary passion is to identify the world’s Rebel Technologists and assist every business in embracing AI technology.

Geopolitical Advisor & Global Strategist

Arne Elias Corneliussen

Arne Elias Corneliussen is a geopolitical advisor and global strategist who supports business leaders, financial companies, and policy makers.

CEO, Wellahealth

Ikpeme Neto

Ikpeme is a distinguished internal medicine physician turned health techpreneur with focus on creating innovative, award-winning solutions in the digital health ecosystem. His journey began with a medical degree from Ireland, and further enriched with postgraduate medical and business training in both Ireland and New Zealand.

Founder & Creative Director, Banke Kuku

Banke Kuku

Banke’s creative interior designs have graced Selfridges, Aynhoe Park, Hotel Oxford, Bon Marche Paris, Bazar et Grande Manger Tokyo, ABC Carpet and Homes New York, etc.


Udochi Igbokwe

Udochi Igbokwe is a global business leader, Marketing executive and founder of transformative companies in SaaS, Fintech, CPG and E-Commerce. Garnering over $250 Million in Go-To-Market revenue in the past decade, Igbokwe’s deep expertise in building global tech brands in North America and Africa solidified her influence as one of the best Marketers in the world.

CEO, Sogato Strategies LLC

Kingsley Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu was Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009 to 2014, and subsequently Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA,

CEO, What The Foresight

Craig Wing

Craig is an expert in emergent futures thinking, scenario planning, disruptive technologies, emergent business models, company culture and the new world of work. For two decades, he has delivered 500+ keynotes to over 5,000 global leaders and executives to understand, create and design their ideal futures through imagineering and futures thinking.