Public speaking is a huge and very important profession. It is a full time career which has influenced lives. Public speaking has become a veritable tool in impacting lives, destinies and purposes. Nigeria is blessed with a plethora of talented and influential speakers. Below are Nigeria’s Top 10 Most Influential Public Speakers.
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Nigeria’s Top 10 Most Influential Public Speakers
Ubong Essien is a household name in Nigeria. He is the First West African to be a Certified Speaking Professional. He is also the Dean of The School of Eloquence. Essien is based in Lagos. A very influential and passionate public speaker, Essien convened the first International Speakers Summit in Nigeria. He has written several books which include: The Complete Speaking Course, Dare to Dream and Succeed, and The Gateway to Riches.
Vincent Anigbogu is one of the foremost Nigerian public speakers. He is a professor of Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, in Pennsylvania, USA. For over 20years, he taught Analytical Chemistry in 4 different universities in the USA before returning to Nigeria in 2006. He founded the Institute for National Transformation (INT) in Lagos Nigeria. The vision is to raise leaders of impeccable character to transform the fortunes of the nation. The institute has training centers in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Atlanta (USA), and London (UK)
Fela Durotoye is the Chief Executive Officer of Visible Impact; a social enterprise set up to tackle social and environmental challenges and limitations with the aim to build people into super-achievers and responsible leaders, build corporate organizations into global market leaders and responsible corporate citizens, as well as assist governments in developing blueprints and programs that create a desirable environment for their people to do great things.. He is a Motivational speaker and youth mobilize. In 2012, he entered the Guinness Book of Records by signing 10,000 of his books “17 Secrets of High Flying Students,” in 8 hours 49 minutes!!!
Samuel Adeyemi is the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, a fast growing, life changing church committed to “raising role models” based in Lagos. He is also the President of Success Power International, an NGO that among others things specializes in organizing financial, leadership and motivational seminars and is President of Daystar Leadership Academy, a leadership school for business owners and ministers of the Gospel.He is a dynamic Pastor, Teacher and Motivational speaker and host of the popular programme – SUCCESS POWER – which airs on radio and television stations within and outside Nigeria.
A Television delight and Radio regular, George’s motivational expertise enables him speak around the world at conferences, workshops, seminars, summits and events. He is the first in Nigeria to be designated PEAK PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT (PPC). He is the convener of CONFERENCE OF ORATORS, a program designed to get speakers and trainers to network, share ideas, and synergize. It is also a conference that creates the platform for upcoming speakers to connect and get mentored by leading speakers. He is the organizer of POWERMINDS WOMEN IN BUSINESS SUMMIT, a summit dedicated to helping women embrace entrepreneurship and independence.
Steve HARRIS is regarded as Nigeria’s leading Life Strategist and one of the nation’s fast rising Motivational Speakers. In 2011, he authored his biography; ‘From College Dropout to Corporate Sellout’, where he shares his secrets to overcoming the ‘perceived impossible’ and achieving phenomenal success despite being a Two Time College Dropout.
Niyi Adesanya started his full professional career in 2005 with a motivational speech to the junior and senior staff of the Seven-up bottling company. He moved on to speak to the entire staff of Chevron Nigeria at the company’s diversity week in Lagos, Warri, Escraves and Portharcourt. He also spoke on work life balance for the I.T and account departments while the human resource department enjoyed his expertise in team building. For more than fifteen years, Niyi has devoted himself to the research and study of leadership, applying what he has learnt as a practitioner. He has spoken in over 65 tertiary institutions across the 6 geo-political zones of the country.
JOSHUA AWESOME is a certified public relations expert (by training), human performance consultant by profession and motivational speaker by vocation. He has over the last ten years delivered speeches at seminars, sessions & summits, aside emceeing/compere to several events locally and abroad and coaching over 100,000persons and professionals. Author of wisdom nuggets, stretching for success and personal grooming principles (both audio books and personal development resources) and his new book “Monday Morning Motivation, Your Work Week Starter”
He has hosted, Monday morning motivation on NTA2 & Businessday(patterned after his life mission) to inspire and inform individuals so they can be involved in life. Co-authored “Secret To Winning Big” With Brian Tracy and 38 other Consultant Colleagues which hit the “New York times Best Sellers List 2013”.
Patricia Omoqui is an executive coach and business consultant, She is the author of Clarify Your Purpose and Live It! She is sought highly after as an inspirational speaker, life coach and trainer, a Princeton Graduate. She is an American woman married to a Nigerian. Patricia is also known as The Thought Doctor. She also refers to herself as ‘A Naija Oyinbo’.
Leke Alderis the founder and principal of Alder Consulting, a Nigerian branding firm with offices in Lagos and London. He is credited with introducing branding as a discipline to Nigeria and has consulted on policy, politics and business at the highest levels locally and internationally. Leke has consulted on policy formulation for the federal government of Nigeria, the federal ministries of Information & Communication, Education, Foreign Affairs and Solid Minerals Development. He has also consulted on political strategy and communication campaigns at national and sub-national levels.
Having read the Top 10 Most Influential Public Speakers, you can do well to acquaint yourself with them. You do not necessarily need to hear them speak. You can buy their books, download their podcasts and browse about them. Above all, these people are living thier lives and dreams. You too can. Discover yourself today!!!