Here are the confirmed speakers for Techpoint Build 2021

Here are the confirmed speakers for Techpoint Build 2021

On January 22, 2022, we’ll be hosting the largest gathering of startup investors, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts in Africa. 

As part of activities lined up for the event, we’ll be having keynotes, panel sessions, and networking sessions, while an impressive lineup of speakers will be sharing their thoughts on “The next frontier” and how it affects Africa. These speakers and panellists come from diverse industries and varying experiences. So, in no particular order, here are your speakers for Techpoint Build 2021.

Victor Ekwealor 

Victor Ekwealor is a technology analyst, entrepreneur, and media professional with extensive experience in the startup ecosystem. He is a gadget enthusiast and has studied and covered innovative technologies over the last few years. Ekwealor believes in the blockchain and that the metaverse is here to stay. He will be your host at Techpoint Build 2021. 

Tayo Aina

Tayo Aina is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and YouTuber with over 400,000 followers across all social media platforms. Through his social media handles, Aina continually inspires and tells African stories. He will be moderating the fireside chat titled “Travel 3.0: Exploring new businesses and innovation.”

Nosa Omusi 

Nosa Omusi is the Nigeria Country Manager for BFA Global’s Catalyst Fund. Catalyst Fund is an inclusive tech accelerator backed by the UK’s FCDO, Paypal, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. He leads startup acceleration for Catalyst Fund portfolio companies and ecosystem engagement with its community of investors, circle of corporate innovators, and other partner organisations in the Nigerian space. 

In the past, he has worked as a Membership and Partnership lead for the African Leadership Group’s ALX programme and launched and managed Nigeria’s community for tech entrepreneurship training programme, seed fund and startup incubator, MEST Africa.

Across Omusi’s career, he has worked in marketing, project management, digital advertising, and business development with a core focus on technology platforms. He is a digital finance practitioner, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Ayobami Akinnuga 

Ayobami Akinnuga is the COO and Co-founder of Tramango, a travel company based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a graduate of Covenant University, where he studied management information systems.

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Akinnuga has had experiences in the travel and media space, leading Ace Media’s content strategy team and serving as travel director at Walka Republic. He is currently in charge of the overall operational activities of Tramango, one of Africa’s fastest-growing travel-tech companies.

Seyi Adelaju

Seyi Adelaju, Gradely’s COO, is a trained teacher and education researcher. He previously completed and published groundbreaking research on bibliotherapy and emergent literacy skills at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 

Adelaju previously worked as a growth manager in a Lagos-based venture studio, where he helped several founders bring their ideas to life with his growth marketing skills. He also previously worked at Schools Compass — an edtech startup — and facilitated partnerships and marketing conversations for telco-backed Roducate learning app.

Victor Okpala 

Victor Okpala is a music solutions architect with over eight years of experience that intersects at the crossroads of orchestrating partnerships that move music forward, executing game-changing campaigns, and amplifying stories and experiences that matter. He is currently Spotify’s West African Artist and Label Partnerships Manager.

Okpala is the Founder of NABSolute Media, a modern communications agency that caters primarily to the music and creative industry. In 2020, the agency was listed by US publication Billboard as one of the gatekeepers in Africa’s entertainment ecosystem for their work in communications. 

Recently, Okpala launched a self-marketing tool, dubbed SpinHeard, to help independent artistes build traction for their music for 99% less than standard marketing cost. The platform has been featured on Business Insider, and Okpala delivered his first TEDx Talk at the University of Port Harcourt in November 2021.

Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson 

Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson is the CEO/Founder of Healthtracka, a venture-backed healthtech company making medical diagnostics accessible with at-home lab testing and digital results.

She is a graduate of biochemistry from the University of Ilorin and holds an MBA from the University of South Wales, UK. Dare-Johnson’s career spans several industries with over a decade of marketing experience at tech startups, FMCGs, and the healthcare industry. 

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Dare-Johnson is experienced at consulting for startups, having helped several startups with product launches and go-to-market strategies. She is also a marketing lecturer at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. She is passionate about building solutions to African problems and believes that nobody is coming to save us; we have to save ourselves. A mentor to many, Dare-Johnson loves to see people break boundaries to achieve their set goals.

Obi Asika

Obi Asika is the Founder of Storm 360 Records and Co-Founder of Social Media Week Lagos, one of the largest new media and technology conferences in Africa. Asika has been promoting and enabling opportunities in the technology, sports, media, and entertainment industries in Nigeria and beyond for decades. 

He has been an executive producer for global events, major global TV franchises and festivals, including FIFA U20 World Cup 1999, CAF Nations Cup 2000, Big Brother Nigeria 2006, Dragons Den Nigeria, 2007, The Apprentice Africa 2008, Naija Sings 2009-2012, Calabar Festival 2008, Calabar Rocks TV Series 2008, Soccerex West Africa, and SMW Lagos 2012 – present.

Asika is the National Coordinator of the Technical Working Group for the Creative Industries, Tourism, Culture and Hospitality sectors for the 2020-2030 Media and Long term National Development Plan for the Nigeria 2050 Agenda. 

Faiz Bashir

Faiz Bashir, FlexiSAF CEO, is responsible for driving the company’s vision and overseeing product development and technology strategy. He co-founded FlexiSAF and has been the CEO since 2010 when it began its full operations.

With significant experience in the software industry, having worked in both technical and business roles, Bashir is ambitious and enthusiastic about improving the quality of education in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa using technology. He is also passionate about revolutionising the Nigerian software industry by providing quality and valuable software that meets international software engineering standards.

Bashir possesses a B. Eng. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria and an MSc in Real-Time Software Engineering from the University of Technology, Malaysia, graduating as the best student in his faculty. 

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Coming from a background that values education and the experience gained with FlexiSAF, Bashir believes education is the greatest asset that anyone can have and is committed to supporting and creating opportunities for out-of-school children and improving the quality of education using technology through the FlexiSAF Foundation. He believes that quality education is the ultimate solution to the chronic challenges of Nigeria and other developing countries.

Adia Sohwo

Adia Sohwo is the Chief Marketing Officer for MTN Nigeria. She has successfully designed, built, and scaled tech-driven companies in emerging markets. Sohwo, a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, also graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in electronic and electrical engineering. 

She was previously the interim CEO for Thrive Agric, a Nigerian agritech startup. Before that, she was the VP of Growth and Managing Director, Nigeria for Migo (formerly Mines.io) — a machine learning-powered instant credit platform. She was also the Director of Digital Business at 9mobile (formerly Etisalat Nigeria), where she was responsible for partnering with startups to deliver mobile content, advertising, financial, and API services.

Alain Nteff

Alain Nteff is the Founder of healthtech startup, Healthlane. Before founding Healthlane in 2012, the Cameroonian founded GiftedMom, a healthtech startup that uses low-cost technology to provide health information to pregnant women and new mothers. In November 2021, Healthtech launched its Nigerian operations to offer healthcare solutions to Nigerians.

This is not a comprehensive list of all our speakers and will be updated as we receive confirmation. Registrations are still ongoing. Visit build.techpoint.africa to save your seat.


Chimgozirim Nwokoma

Accidental writer, covering Africa’s startup landscape and its heroes.


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