One of the decisions I made of recent is to attend events more; and by events I don’t mean just any event; I’m talking about life changing events. I must say that decision has paid off pretty well. Of recent, I was opportune to attend LYDA 5.0.
For those who don’t know about what LYDA means, it’s Live Your Dreams Africa; an initiative put together by the master mind Bankole Williams.
This year’s LYDA was graced by men and women in our society who in their own unique worlds are emblems of success. They are what you can call the true definition of living your dreams.
However, just in case you missed this year’s LYDA, read on and learn some tips about how you can start living your dreams from leadership icons that graced the occasion.
The hall was filled up with youngsters who are determined to live their dreams. I’m somewhere in the crowd, front seat ofcourse *winks*
The Host Himself
Nigerian foremost motivational speaker, therapist, coach, consultant and trainer
Combination of these two in a room is enough to lit up the darkness and leave you cracking your ribs
Akin Adesoji – Compere
A First Class Event Compere
Anita Ifeoma Hughes a.k.a Omaliicha – Moderator
Happy, go easy, mischievous, true, simple ( got that from her IG page *another wink*) Radio personality at Rhythm 93.7fm.
Elizabeth Elohor – Panelist
Former Miss Nigeria UK and CEO of Beth Models.
Emmanuel Bez Idakula a.k.a Bez – Panelist
Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, singer, song writer and composer
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu – Panelist
TV host, compere, writer, lawyer *in whispers, he’s cute too*. Little wonder he was nominated for the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for Sexiest On-Air Personality. He graced the occasion with his beautiful wife.
A gathering of Icons
Abovi Ugboma a.k.a. Bovi – Panelist
Renowned Nigerian comedian, director, producer, actor and writer. Really great at what he does, even the look on his face makes you laugh.
Adebola Williams – Panelist
Media entrepreneur, journalist, political activist and motivational speaker
Mai Atafo – Panelist
Nigerian bespoke fashion icon
Soni Irabor – Panelist
Award winning media icon, broadcaster, advertising practitioner, media manager, communication consultant and speech trainer, host of Soni Irabor Live ( SIL ).
Bolanle Austen Peters – Panelist
Nigerian lawyer and business woman, founder and CEO of BAP Production, founder of Terra Kulture
Steve Harris – Panelist
Highly sought after motivational speaker, bestselling author and trainer.
Need I mention that also in attendance were my humble self Alara Karis and my beautiful friends Ucheoma Amadi, Onome Omodara and Mercy Oguntade….I’m the one in glasses.
The event was simply ‘DA BOMB’. Thumbs up to the brain behind LYDA Bankole Williams.