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Africa is a
blessed continent

We acknowledge that Africa is a blessed continent. We are familiar with her immense natural resources. Her children can list these resources in their sleep; diamond, salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum, cocoa beans, tropical fruits. How impressive! Africa is a blessed continent bound by aftereffects from her past experiences. These experiences have shaped the minds of her children. The result: our current placement amongst other continents; the absence of a will to overcome barriers and a hunger for greatness.

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The Speakers

The great people telling their personal stories...these stories have inspired several people to become successful.

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Timaya

Musician

Timaya is a Nigerian singer and songwriter whose love for music began at a very tender age and he would often break house rules in secondary school to attend late night music events. Timaya gained admission to study Banking and Finance at the University of Port Harcourt and dropped out after his first semester due to poor performance. Something he claimed he would rather call a lack of interest.

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Yewande
Zaccheaus

Event Manager

Yewande began her career as a legal officer in the Nigerian-American Merchant Bank after obtaining an LL.M from Cambridge University in 1984. She joined Ecobank Nigeria Plc in 1989 as the pioneer Company Secretary and Legal Adviser and resigned in 2002 at Deputy General Manager Level, to establish her own business.

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Mai Atafo

Fashion Tailor

Mai (Ohimai) Atafo attended the Edo State University where he studied Agricultural Economics and Extension and later earned a Masters degree from the City Universitiy, UK in Information System and Technology. He returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom in 2002 and worked in various positions in the marketing department at British American Tobacco Nigeria before moving to Guinness Nigeria Plc in 2007.

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Debola Williams

Youth Development expert

Having begun his career at the age of 15, volunteering for a youth counselor and soon co-presenting two shows on the Nigerian Television Authority, Adebola Williams, now 30, is considered to be the continent’s leading authority on winning elections, running a governance communication company that won two presidential elections in Nigeria and the presidential elections in Ghana in 2016.

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Praiz

Musical Artiste

Praise Ugbede Adejo, better known by his stage name Praiz, is a Nigerian R&B songwriter, producer and singer. Praiz's music career hit the limelight after he finished second runner-up at the maiden season of Project Fame West Africa.

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BEZ

Musician

Emmanuel Bezhiwa Idakula, known as Bez, was born on 10th November, 1983. A native of Nassarawa State, he grew up in Jos where he started his foray into music. At the age of twelve, Bez lost his father- an assassinated political figure and things went from 100 to 0 in no time but an anonymous person paid for his Secondary School education. In University, he received help paying his fees, as well.

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Timaya

Musician

Timaya is a Nigerian singer and songwriter whose love for music began at a very tender age and he would often break house rules in secondary school to attend late night music events. Timaya gained admission to study Banking and Finance at the University of Port Harcourt and dropped out after his first semester due to poor performance. Something he claimed he would rather call a lack of interest.

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Yewande
Zaccheaus

Event Manager

Yewande began her career as a legal officer in the Nigerian-American Merchant Bank after obtaining an LL.M from Cambridge University in 1984. She joined Ecobank Nigeria Plc in 1989 as the pioneer Company Secretary and Legal Adviser and resigned in 2002 at Deputy General Manager Level, to establish her own business.

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Mai Atafo

Fashion Tailor

Mai (Ohimai) Atafo attended the Edo State University where he studied Agricultural Economics and Extension and later earned a Masters degree from the City Universitiy, UK in Information System and Technology. He returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom in 2002 and worked in various positions in the marketing department at British American Tobacco Nigeria before moving to Guinness Nigeria Plc in 2007.

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Debola Williams

Youth Development expert

Having begun his career at the age of 15, volunteering for a youth counselor and soon co-presenting two shows on the Nigerian Television Authority, Adebola Williams, now 30, is considered to be the continent’s leading authority on winning elections, running a governance communication company that won two presidential elections in Nigeria and the presidential elections in Ghana in 2016.

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Testimonials

Eme Emeka

It’s a wow event, mind blowing. Basket mouth brought out something that says no matter where you are from, if you stay focused, your dreams will not ‘fail’. Uncle Fela opened my eyes to a lot I didn’t know. It’s amazing.

Olusegun Adeosun

It was awesome and electric, all of the speakers and panelists were inspiring as they touched on real life ordeal, that address some if not all of the challenges we are facing.

Susan Uko

LYDAfrica has thought me the difference between purpose and assignment. It is very very inspiring. It is so natural, true stories, no short-cuts.

Johnson Boma

It’s enlightening, educative and no one can come to this program and leave without knowing what to do.

Effiong Edentekhe

This event was revealing, inspiring, phenomenal and just out of this world. It was WOW!

Adeyinka Adewale

Live your Dreams is not like any other event I have been to. It blew my mind and positioned me for greatness.

Yomi Nikoro

The event was like an energizer and a sort of catalyst that gives one the necessary push or encouragement required for achieveing your dreams.

Ezeamaka Sunday

It’s a platform to motivate, build and affect young investors to be, enterpreneur in the making and eager dreamers towards greater achievements.

Dr Dickson I.I

Epiphany!

Justina Atiluku

It was for this reason that God delayed my NYSC posting to the next batch, just to be impacted.

Opoku Chukwuma

It spoke to me. It told me everything I have to work on.

Maroh Ejiro

Once in a lifetime opportunity, destiny awakener!

Thompson

WOW! WOW! WOW!!! Way beyond my expectation. God bless Bankole Williams and every speaker.

Nwachinemere Emeka

It was what I needed. Very timely and rejuvinating. Hearing the speakers and panelists talk reminded me that there is no easy path and that the path to glory is never glorious.

Nene Amina

Inspiring and eye-opening! Its good to know that the people I look up to faced the same challenges I currently face.

Deborah Elijah

Life-Affirming. It’e been a mental, physical, spiritual, intellectual jolt and an intense awakening. I’m very sure I’ll be one of the panelists very soon – 5 years or sooner.

Elizabeth Etta

It was an amaing experience. I had and got the right understanding concerning my dream and what God’s purpose was for my life. I feel very blessed.

Akinyoade Eunice

I’ll say destiny has brought me here. Adenike Ogunlesi, Uche “Ouch” and Fela Durotoye were sent here because of me. A year from now, when my name is googled, there will be lots of results attached to me.

Olaoluwa Popoola

Living a life of purpose is real and that is what we are alll created for.

Otteh Henry

Life transforming. This is an event a public holiday should be declared for nationally to allow Nigerians begin to live our dreams.

Mbakpuo Stanley

Transformational, life-changing, Re-wiring. LYDA3 has provoked me to a radical and unwavering decision to check my dreams without looking back.

Akinola

It came at the right time. It would have been suicidal if I didn’t attend. I was inspired beyond my expectation on how to be the person I have always dreamt of.

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The Event Venue

The Eventistry Freedome Way, by This Present House (The Dome), Lekki Phase 1.