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5 TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should See

What’s not to love about TED Talks. They are easy, free, quick, with just the right amount of educative information in just a few minutes.

Below are the top five videos that every aspiring and established Nigerian entrepreneur needs to watch.


Kola Karim, CEO of Shoreline Energy International, Nigeria

Kola Karim, CEO of the Nigeria-based multinational, Shoreline Energy International, an African energy holding company with a diversified portfolio in construction, power, telecommunications, engineering, manufacturing and oil and gas.

In this TEDx Talk, Karim looks at the opportunities that exist within Africa’s challenges.


Nigeria in 41 Pictures by Kelechi Amadi-Obi

Kelechi Amadi-Obi is one of Nigeria’s finest photographers and took the stage at the Lagos TEDx event to showcase 41 amazing shots of the country.

This TED Talk takes you on a breathtaking whistle stop tour of the photographs he took on a tour around Nigeria.


Jason Njoku, co-founder CEO of iROKO Partners, Nigeria

Jason Njoku is an internet entrepreneur and Co-Founder of  a media company and online distributor of Nigerian movies and music, iROKO Partners. One of its brands, iROKOtv, is often referred to as the ‘Netflix of Africa’.

In this 2013 TEDx Talk, Njoku shares why he decided to return to Lagos to start iROKO after studying in the UK, and how entrepreneurial failure played a huge part in his success today.


Ola Orekurin, Founder and Managing Director of Flying Doctors, Nigeria

Born in Nigeria, Ola Orekunrin studied medicine at the University of York and graduated, at age 21, as the youngest-ever doctor in England. She returned to Nigeria to start West Africa’s first air ambulance service, Flying Doctors Nigeria. She is extremely passionate about improving the quality of healthcare in Africa.

Her TEDx Talk is about the challenges facing African women in leadership positions.


Zain Ejiofor Asher

Zain Ejiofor Asher is a British news anchor at CNN International based in Atlanta. She currently anchors CNN Newsroom weekdays at 2:30pm ET on CNN International. Previously, Asher co-anchored CNN Newsroom at 1am ET on CNN America.  She is the younger sister of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and hails from Enugu state, Ezeagu LGA.

In this TED talk, she talks about trusting your struggle.


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5 TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should See was last modified: September 29th, 2017 by Obiageli Asika