And in 2013, for the first time ever, we will include an "extra" session of slightly shorter talks by 4 special people who could as well be any one in the audience. They have all "challenged conventional wisdom" and chosen career paths that have led to exhilarating ventures. They will share their incredible stories and the impact they are making on our world at TEDxEuston 2013. So gentlemen and ladies, fasten your seat belts and be prepared to be blown away....
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Jacqueline Nwobu quit her job as a medical technologist in 2010 to found Munaluchi Bride Magazine, the leading nationally distributed wedding magazine catering to women of color in the USA. With no prior experience within the publishing industry, Jacqueline and her husband launched Munaluchi Bride Magazine in 2010. Jacqueline's vision and determination to fill this void is what gave her the strength and willpower to break into and positively impact an industry she knew very little about.
Ikenna Azuike used to work as a lawyer in London and New York with UK and US until he quit in 2008 because it wasn't his passion. He set up a foundation devoted to promoting awareness about sustainability (Strawberry Earth) started working part time as a journalist by interning at Radio Netherlands Worldwide. In February 2011, frustrated by the unbalanced and often inaccurate portrayal of Africa in western media, he created a video blog called What's Up Africa. What's Up Africa is a provocative, entertaining programme about African news, initiatives and people.
Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau discontinued a career in medicine and left the United States after a life changing experience working as a HIV researcher in South Africa. She is a co-founder and Executive Director of Education as a Vaccine (EVA). EVA is a non-profit organization that builds and implements innovative programmes to improve the quality of life of vulnerable children and young people in Nigeria. EVA challenges the social, cultural and structural factors that fuel the HIV epidemic and contribute to the poor sexual and reproductive health status of adolescent and young people.
Emeka Keazor trained and worked as a Lawyer both in Nigeria and the UK until he quit in 2012, after a series of personal challenges. He redefined his life-goals, placing his community and Charity work as his main focus. Transforming is hobby- as an amateur historian into his profession; he enrolled into Post-Graduate studies in History. His focus has been to unearth hitherto unknown gems in Nigeria's past, connecting modern day Nigeria to a genuinely glorious past.