Thursday, 19 September 2013

"Half a Yellow Sun" debuts at the London Film Festival

Just before you listened to Chimamanda Adichie speak at TEDxEuston 2012 (now has 140,000 views online and counting...) we showed a trailer of the Biyi Bandele's beautiful rendition of Adichie's book "Half a Yellow Sun" to the TEDxEuston community; for the first time in the UK! The film will debut at the London Film Festival and tickets will go on sale soon. There will be only 2 screenings - on the 19th and 20th of October.

The tickets will go on sale tomorrow, the 20th of September and will sell out in minutes - so set you calendar alarm and be the first to get your tickets HERE

Be ahead of the game with the things that matter the most to us in business, politics and the arts! Its your event! Register for TEDxEuston 2013... HERE.

Writer and director Biyi Bandele’s excellent feature debut is an epic love story set in Nigeria on the eve of the disastrous civil war of the late 1960s. Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are strikingly beautiful twins who live a middle-class, urban life in the newly independent nation. The women’s fractious relationship is typified by their very different choices of lovers, but their rivalries must be set aside as they become swept up in the turbulence of conflict. Bandele’s screenplay is an astute adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s highly acclaimed novel of the same name, bringing the source material’s main characters – Olanna, Kainene, university professor Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), his 13-year-old houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) and Kainene’s lover, Richard (an Englishman who has come to Nigeria to study the arts) to vibrant realisation. As chaos engulfs them, they are thrown together and violently torn apart in ways none had ever imagined. (culled from  the London Film Festival website, written by Keith Shirion)

Monday, 16 September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013

Upping the ante; another three amazing speakers for TEDxEuston 2013

This year, we are taking TEDxEuston to a whole new level altogether, you deserve nothing less. You have shown your support by walking the walk, as the tickets have literarily flown off the "shelf". For every new one sold, we take it as an extra incentive to deliver to you ...our best event yet. The heart and soul of your event are the speakers - and we have spent the last eight months looking for the best our continent has to offer. Find below three more amazing people shaping the future of our continent...

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Pascal Dozie the founder of Diamond Bank PLC, is currently the Chairman of MTN Nigeria, and a founding partner of Africa Capital Alliance, the first Nigerian private equity firm. He was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He also served as the founding Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, and co-Chair of the Commonwealth Business Council. It is hard to find anyone that has had a greater impact on the evolution of corporate Nigeria in the past 30 years.

Teresa H. Clarke is the CEO of, a company she founded in 2010 after resigning from her position as a managing director in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. is the fastest growing Africa related website, with over five million page views per month from visitors throughout the world. showcases carefully selected news, travel and lifestyle information and is playing a key role in shaping how the world sees Africa.

Emeka Okafor was the co-curator of the first TEDGlobal to take place in Africa (Arusha, Tanzania) in 2007. At the time, he was one of the earliest bloggers on technology news coming out of the African continent. Emeka brought together the best the continent had to offer to one of the most inspirational events of our time, on the African continent. He lives and works in New York, and is currently the curator of a roving annual event; “Makerfaire” that brings together inventors from African countries every year.