TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Starting as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak about an idea worth sharing. Their talks are then made available for all at TED.com and YouTube.

TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Isabel Allende, Malcom Gladwell, Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, Jane Goodall, Philippe Starck and Gordon Brown. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. All knowledge is connected and TEDx has become the place where you can discover leading edge thinking in numerous fields, and how this relates to your own life and work. For many attendees, the result is delicious, unexpected connections; extraordinary insights and powerful inspiration.

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In the country I live in, there are unwritten set rules for what everyone should be interested in and what they should apply themselves to doing. This has resulted to the mundane being the order of the day. Nobody dares to do things differently or creatively.

But this is changing with time. People are starting to let their creative sides shine through. We see people come out of school and say they do not want regular jobs but want to focus on art, humanities or an eclectic fusion as their source of living.

I drew inspiration from this changing trend. It is inspiring and downright amazing what one can do with ones talents. Formal education and teachings should not construct for us shackles of ridgidity in our lives and society. They should instead help hone our skills to be profitable to us.

I decided to organise a TEDx event to get this message across from my lowly podium and enlist the help of people that have dared to be different to make the message heard.


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    donald okudu
    Organizer/Primary Licensee

    Mr. Donald Okudu is the organiser of TEDxStadiumRoad. He is the Principal and Creative Director of Mesh Advertising and Design Studios, one of the top advertising and communication firms in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

    Mr. Donald Okudu has an extensive background and experience in Corporate Branding and Communication, Advertising and Publicity, for individuals, private and public institutions. 

    He is very passionate about social projects targeted at the youths, making a creative difference in Nigeria's educational sector and attaining some form of cultural  relevance through his work interests and undertakings.


    Chinwe Chidozie

    She graduated from the University of Abuja, where she studied Economics. Chinwe has an extensive formal and informal background in communications management, human resources, script writing, editing and content writing for various media instruments. She helps provide direction, creative verbal and textual content for numerous projects.She currently works at an investment bank and also freelances for Mesh Ads Studios as a copywriter. She is passionate about creative projects and loves assisting on them when she can.

    Chioma Okoro

    Chioma is a page designer at Mesh Ads Studios. She handles page designs, layout and management of contents from graphic designers, photographers and writers on projects for different clients. She also acts as the Administrative Officer for Mesh Ads Studios. She loves to read and sing.

    Syster Esmeralda Obene

    A Port Harcourt/Accra-based graduate of Mass Communication and Visual Communication from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and the African University College of Communications, Accra respectively, Esmeralda, a freelance photographer and writer, has been associated with Africa Works (Accra, Ghana) in marketing and communication branding for clients and products as well as 91.7fm Radio, Port Harcourt. She is currently working with Mesh Ads Studios as an Editor, where she sees to creating and managing the right text and visuals for clients. She loves to spend time with her family, read, write, watch movies,play games and cook.

    Okorie Tochukwu
    Web Designer/Programmer

    Tochukwu is a graduate of Physics (Electronics) from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He works as a freelance web designer for Mesh Ads Studios, collaborating in the design and management of the TEDxStadiumRoad website. He is passionate about programming and loves the anime Naruto.

    Nsikak John
    Graphic Designer

    A student of University of Uyo, where he is currently studying Civil Engineering, NJ is a master of all design tools such as Photoshop, CorelDraw and Illustrator.He creates pieces that help bring mere imagination to life, blending shapes, fractals, colors, text and images to produce the extraordinary.

    Achinike Ogbumgbada

    This Graphics major is one of the young enthusiasts of modern traditional art. From paintings and drawings to sculpting and other handcrafts, Achinike does it all with precision, accuracy and timeliness. He is a freelance artist for Mesh Ads and has lent his artistic expertise for different projects. He graduated from the department of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Port Harcourt. He loveshunting, soccer and swimming.

    Telema Senibo

    As a freelance designer, using the strategy of business and marketing management, this self-taught 3D&4D animator creates for clients visual experiences that represent and illustrate their needs and products, seeking the best possible way to convey information to consumers. In collaboration with Mesh Ads Studios, his work-in-progress includes the virtual illustration for the Rivers State Road Safety Commission on Road Safety Regulation.Telema is a graduate of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, where he majored in Marketing.Telema hopes TEDxStadiumRoad will be a forum that would help bring people with collective ideas together to forge creativity amongst young intellectuals. He loves to sing and surf the web.

    Yvonne Okonkwo
    2D Animator

    Chemical Engineer cum Cinematographer, Yvonne combines the essence of everyday life, events, objects and people to create fun, exciting and sophisticated visuals to share experiences with and for clients and friends. She is a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt. She has a passion for music, games and all the vagaries of social media interaction.



    Angel Awotarigha

    Angel is a professional cinematographer working on feature films, feature documentaries, short dramas, commercials, live show shoots, interviews and corporate video. Whether in a studio or on the streets of Port Harcourt and other locations all over Nigeria, he is capable of directing, capturing sound, interviewing and editing whether with an experienced team or as aone man crew. He is an actor and is currently aProducer and Director atDark Man Movies. He Studied Directing & Digital Film Making at theNew York Film Academy (NYFA).His approach to work comes with a broad knowledge of vision, performance and production and most importantly a sense of humor. Angel collaborates with Mesh Ads Studios on video projects. Some of his work includes short feature film, A Short Walk, short action film, Shades of Gray and Dan d’ Humorous One Man Show. He loves to sing.

    Lilian“Betty” Orukwo

    A designer and illustrator, Lilian’s typical style is creating life through works on canvas.Her interpretation of art is usually referred to by some as “Life on a Plain”. She is a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt where she studied Fine Art and Design and freelances in Mesh Ads Studios as an artist. She constantly helps in bringing many projects to a successful conclusion.

    Chidoziri “Ish “Eyinnaya
    Character Designer

    Always in tune with current trends in the art industry, Ish is constantly working on new ideas for how characters should look like. He is a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt and majored in Mechanical Engineering. From robotics and manga to logos and vector arts, he gives flesh to his art forms and assists in the creation of the perfect design and brand identity for clients. To him, 3D characters and anime are two of the best things to happen to the world.

    Eyo Inameti

    Eyo is a freelance photographer currently working with Mesh Ads. He is passionate about his work and prefers photographs taken in their natural environment. He employs different elements, especially natural light, to emphasize depth and contrast. Each picture tells a story with every shadow, color and texture. His experience with pictures enables him to also create believable life - like 3D graphics. His work in architectural drawings/modeling, photography and graphics all come together to produce a distinctive style in his design creations. He is a graduate of Architecture from the University of Jos.