TEDx Bayero University 2022

Updated: Jan 27, 2022
By Amina Lawal

This year, the second TEDx Bayero University event in Kano was hosted at Bayero University where mind-blowing ideas were shared like ice cream in a cone to a junk craving child. The topic: Reveal, Rethink, Relearn, brought small, medium, and great minds to decorum as the ideas gave a renewing effect to the mind which made way for the spirit of TEDx which are learning, networking, and fun, to find expression.

The event took place on 7th January 2022 at Bayero University Kano.

Related: Katsina State Was Shut Down for TEDx Kangiwa Event

TEDxBayero University speakers;

The TEDx Bayero University speakers did great justice to this year’s theme; ‘Reveal, Rethink, Relearn’ as they spoke on a variety of topics.

Yahaya Buhari Ali

Yahaya Buhari Ali is one of the speakers at the Tedx BayeroUniversity event

Yahaya Buhari Ali founder/ CVO YBI group, chairman of YBI foundation talked on ‘Entrepreneurship a web of lies myths and opportunities.’ He gave a story illustration of the lies of entrepreneurship, clearing the myths of it and the beautiful opportunities found in it.

 To be a successful Entrepreneur, you must understand that there is the place of the technician, the entrepreneur, and the manager.

Beginning YBI group, he had to put himself at every position in the organization before delegating these positions to other employees in the long run.

 Don’t just hire someone with a promise of salary, key them into your vision, show him the kind of company you want to build, the kind of future he is going to have once that company is built.

Murtala Adogi

Murtala Adogi; a professionally trained educationist, spoke on 'how Nations are built'. 

Murtala Adogi; a professionally trained educationist, spoke on ‘how Nations are built’. 

These three are drivers of reforms in a nation: the structure of the state/nation, its staffs, and the system.

In his talk, Murtala Adogi mentioned three types of governors as regards the influence of godfathers. He also talked about the types of political appointees.

Nshuraim Abdulmumin

Nshuraim Abdulmumin; founder of DID YOU KNOW studios and SAN studios spoke on ‘unleashing your potential the moral way.

 In life, you meet two kinds of people; the dream chasers and the dream killers.

Being criticized for envisioning a TV show, where he would interview international speakers, Nshuraim Abdulmumin talked about drive, decisions, fear, right association, and knowledge in view of potential release in a moral way.

The Othman

The Othman; Business leadership coach and founder of WANDEC foundation, gave his talk on 'unfolding the masterpiece in you'

The Othman; Business leadership coach and founder of WANDEC foundation, gave his talk on ‘unfolding the masterpiece in you’

The most important days of life is the day you were born and the day you unleash the masterpiece in you.

In his speech, The Othman stated that the only thing that can help unleash potential is the ability to learn, re-learn and unlearn. 

He gave four stages of knowledge which are; an unconscious incompetent, a conscious incompetent, a conscious competent, and an unconscious competent. Practice and consistency have always been the weapon.

Everything that you desire is on the other side of you.

Zenab Adam

 Zenab Adam; an educational consultant, a public speaking coach and founder Pro-Tech spoke on 'Education today for the future' in the Tedx BayeroUniversity event

 Zenab Adam; an educational consultant, a public speaking coach and founder Pro-Tech spoke on ‘Education today for the future’

Infrastructure isn’t what we really need in the Nigerian education system, especially when it’s not met with quality. What we need is quality teachers.

Starting her talk with questions that intrigued the crowd, on the school ‘na scam’ concept, Zenab Adam further drew the crowd in with the story of a young man who didn’t believe in his skills after years of study in the university.

 If the education system doesn’t give us what we need, then the system has failed us, but if we limit our learning to the classroom then we have failed the education system. 

Dr Aliyu Barau

Dr Aliyu Barau; an associate professor in urban and regional planning BUK spoke on "The climate reality"

Dr Aliyu Barau; an associate professor in urban and regional planning BUK spoke on “The climate reality”

 By 2025, will West Africa be ready for the drought? Because it’s coming!

In his speech, he spoke about climate ignorance and how it can be solved. According to him, some East African countries currently experience drought, countries like Belgium suffer from flooding, others from snow.

  “I am not a prophet of doom” he ended.

Salihu “Dawisu” Tanko Yakasai

In the Tedx BayeroUniversity, Salisu Yakasai (Dawisu); a politician, Media marketing consultant, and a Harvard alumnus, talked about 'Why we should all be politicians'

Salisu Yakasai (Dawisu); a politician, Media marketing consultant, and a Harvard alumnus, talked about ‘Why we should all be politicians’

 The political parties are the only way one can get into power.

As an active politician, Dawisu took us through his history in politics; as far back as 22 years ago. Losing his primary elections several times, he never gave up.

He also spoke about the way politics works, politics is all about man-management through relationships. He ended with why everyone should be a politician.

Hafiz Yaro

Hafiz Yaro; public health/international development practitioner spoke on 'Volunteering as a recipe for growth.'

Hafiz Yaro; public health/international development practitioner spoke on ‘Volunteering as a recipe for growth.’

In today’s economy, the new currency is your ability to create value.

Dating his volunteering experience in 2009, his second year in medical school, Hafiz Yaro volunteered at a medical outreach program organized by the Association of Medical Doctors which informed his decision to pursue a career in public health.

He mentioned three short-term benefits of volunteering; access to information, access to network, learning, and capacity building. When volunteering, have a clear roadmap of what you want to achieve, create as much value as you can for the organization you are volunteering in, because the ability to create value stays with you forever.

Khalifa Rabiu Tahir

During the concluded Tedx BayeroUniversity event, ARC. Khalifa Rabiu Tahir; CEO Construcshop, secretary-general of the NYE, and Global Shaper Member spoke on 'The new model of job economy'

ARC. Khalifa Rabiu Tahir; CEO Construcshop, secretary-general of the NYE, and Global Shaper Member spoke on ‘The new model of job economy’

  What is the key? The education they say is the key, but the padlock has changed.

He mentioned that most of the jobs anyone can do today can or are already replaced by AI, only a few cannot be replaced, in the likes of Teaching, Doctoring, Therapy, Architecture.

Finally, he stated that the best thing to do is to learn, unlearn and relearn.

Book fest

What is an event without the opportunity of a handheld insight into the minds of the great?

Several books were on display from different authors with diverse topics to ponder.

Performances

There were several performances from excellent presenters at regular intervals; the rhythm of poetry, the vibe of song covers, the piercing of spoken words, the melody of the saxophone, love expressed in words, the scale of preferences through the eyes of a student; this is a fragment of the fun in the spirit of TEDxBayeroUniversity.

One of the performances in Tedx BayeroUniversity

The TEDx Team

TEDx Bayero University team

TEDx Bayero University was a challenge to me and the team, a project we felt was bigger than us. When we brought our goals together and built the spirit of TEDx Bayero University; learning, networking, and fun, we saw the possibility of actually impacting our world. 

Al-Amin Masu, Curator TEDx Bayero University

Here we are today; TEDx Bayero University was a success.

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