Enotie Ogbebor is the creative director of Edo Global Art Foundation. He is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist whose love for art, culture and history has been perfected for over 25 years. Enotie is considered an authority in Benin court art. He is also economist and a strategist. He is regarded as a leading figure in innovation and entrepreneurship. His interest include agricultural development and youth positivity. Enotie has been very active in the discourse and efforts about the restitution of ancient Benin bronzes and artifacts which are in the possession of foreign museums.
Enotie is a consultant/adviser on art and culture to the Edo State Government, Nigeria.
He founded the Nosona studio as well as the curio studio. He is a pioneer member of the Benin Dialogue Group. He is also a fellow of the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology at the University of Cambridge.
Enoties works can be found in museums and art galleries across Europe and the United States.
He spends his leisure time in his studio library or composing great musicals at his studio.
Osaretin Oswald Guobadia
Osaretin Oswald Guobadia is co-founder of DBH Africa, a building infrastructure and top tier technology solutions provider in West Africa. He is a business strategy and technology consultant with over 20 years’ experience in technology and business strategy. His interests also span venture capitalism and entrepreneurship, with significant interests in mentorship and funding startups. He is actively engaged on several boards, providing guidance and oversight for their business operations, and contributes to an African economic renaissance by advising organizations on IT strategy, infrastructure and operations optimization, startup consulting, people development and leadership, process improvement, and business continuity. His goal is to help build sustainable businesses that contribute to economic development and job creation.
He is committed to supporting social welfare programs that improve lives and communities. He created the Resolve Foundation, which offers credible and visible opportunities for private individuals and enterprises to execute their philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives. He is also a founding director of the Edo Global Foundation, an initiative focused on the development and support of the next generation Edo creatives; and the founder of Edo Development Organization, a non-partisan political and social group whose members collaborate on opportunities to support their respective communities. He is also involved in several other charitable initiatives through the Lagos Nigeria chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, where he is a founding member. He makes his home in Lagos, Nigeria and Delaware, USA. He’s married to Tanisha and blessed with four children. As a family, they support philanthropic initiatives and enjoy travelling, reading and watching movies. On any given day, you’ll find them piled up in a minivan driving cross-country and hoping for a rest stop.
Victor Ehikhamenor is a Nigerian artist, photographer and writer. Ehikhamenor has been prolific in producing abstract, symbolic and politically/historically motivated works. A 2020 National artist in Residence at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ehikhamenor is a 2016 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow and has held several solo exhibitions and his work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and biennales, including:
The 57th Venice Biennale as part of the Nigerian Pavilion (2017),
5th Mediations Biennale in Poznan, Poland (2016),
The 12th Dak’art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal (2016),
The Biennale Jogja XIII, Indonesia (2015)
As a writer he has published fiction and critical essays with academic journals, magazines and newspapers round the world including New York Times, BBC, CNN Online, Washington Post, etc.
His works are in secluded, privately owned as well as public collections around the world such as:
The studio Museum in Harlem, USA;
The Neon Museum, Nevada, USA;
The Museum of World Art, Netherlands;
Modern Forms Collection, London;
The Peggy Cooper Cafritz Collection, Washington, D.C.,
Access Bank Plc, Nigeria to name a few.
Ehikhamenor, is the founder of Angels and Muse in Lagos, Nigeria, a thought laboratory dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African art and literature.
Yewande Adewusi is the Group Executive Director, Commercial at Tangerine Africa (Insurance, Pensions and Health). She has the revenue responsibility for the Group, charged with growing the commercial opportunities and leading the development and implementation of Tangerine Africa’s customer strategy to drive customer growth, improve customer relations, enhance the customer experience and increase long term customer value leveraging innovative technology.
She is also responsible for the implementation of the Group’s shared services commercial strategy with specific oversight for the following functions:
– Sales (Corporate & Retail)
– Partnerships & Wealth Management
– Brand & Communications
– Customer Experience
Prior to joining Tangerine, she was Regional Director Sub-saharan africa at BBC Global News (now BBC Studios) and she had overall revenue responsibility for growing the commercial opportunities for BBC World News, BBC.com and BBC World Service. As the commercial lead for the region, she partnered with brands to create powerful marketing solutions that connect to the BBC Global audience.
Yewande has had an extensive career in financial services focused on fintech, digital financial services and financial inclusion. She was the deputy CEO of EFInA (a DFID / Bill and Melinda Gates financial sector deepening programme), where she managed the innovation fund and she led the mobile financial services team at Airtel.
She is a Non-Executive Director of Izifin Technologies Limited and serves in an advisory capacity in the fintech arena.
She loves good food, good conversation, art and spending time with her family.