I attended the annual TEDxEuston talk in London on Saturday 7th December at the Mermaid centre where I was to listen to 18 speakers on issues on the African continent. The day commenced with a presentation to honour the life of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
It was an amazing day where different speakers spoke from diverse perspectives. They spoke with passion and depth, discussing the hardships and travails, highlighting their successes sand challenges and most importantly how they have been able to successfully actualise their visions and change the way we currently view many worldwide issues.
It was a day of enlightenment, there were broad perspectives on current topics such as culture, film, corruption, HIV aids. They all highlighted on issues concerning the African continent and how Africans in diaspora can be agents of change or influence our Western world at large. I would highly recommend this event to anyone who is passionate about the African continent. There were so many amazing speakers including Ikenna Azuikwe of WhatsupAfrica, Minister of finance for Nigeria, Ngozi okonjo-iweala
Having been to the event and currently reflecting, events such as this only stirs up zeal to pursue and fight for whatever one is passionate about. I left excited and happy about the possibility and prospects of the future. Many issues about the continent were spoken about but one of my favourite was where each speaker spoke about the depth, heritage, beauty the continent has. Africa is the future!