Today we will be looking at Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED). The world over, Public speaking has become a very important profession. A career that thrives on influencing people positively and making them want to do more. 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 some of the country’s Most Prolific 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.
- Sam AdeyemiSamuel 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.
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!!
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).
Leke Alder is 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.
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’.
Temple Obike is a young keynote speaker who has emerged in the horizons of the greats. His life of gangs and the street empowered him with a message for his generation and the upcoming ones who he fondly tells that he was called to speak to the “Already Motivated” as he was also on a journey of self-discovery. He is also a certified Life, Marriage and Family Therapist, counselor and author with a book titled “Soul Bodega” focused on everyday habits, vices, emotions and their effect on individuals, families, marriages and the nation at large. Over the years, he’s gradually become a trusted community, relationship, marriage, addiction recovery and psychotherapy name in Nigeria and across Africa under his Temple’s Counsel & Mind Academy Brand. His bodega parable was something he built out of his cognitive behavioral approach to therapy. He has featured on notable International and local TV, radio and online platforms. Listeners for his monthly podcasts tagged the ” Needle-eye Series” has grown into the tens of thousands. He is one of the country’s top-notch EAP service providers training staff members working with major organizations.
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 & Business day (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”.
Having read the Top Influential Public Speakers in Nigeria, 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 their lives and dreams. You too can. Discover yourself today!!!