Nigeria Country Chair - Media Arts & Communication
Dr. Naomi Osemedua is a Storyteller, Speaker, Podcaster & Global Strategic Communicator who has been featured in High impact events and spoken on stages across Four Continents. She is passionate about Human Capacity Development and loves to speak with humor, using real-life stories to keep her audience captivated.
She has also been listed as one of Nigeria’s 100 most inspiring women 2020 by Leading Ladies Africa and in June 2022, she was listed among the 100 Most Impactful Women by Richer Woman Inc and the Vanguard Allure for her work in contributing towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
She is fondly called the SPARKLE QUEEN, as she sprinkles her “Sparkle Effect” on everything she touches. As the CEO of the CentreStage Company - she is on a mission to help entrepreneurs turn their stories into profits and impact their world like only they can.
Naomi is also a Global Media Strategist who uses her knowledge and expertise to coach personal and corporate brands on how to scale from being invisible to visible, not just in their local space but particularly in the global community, helping them perform at peak levels, leverage digital media platforms as they SERVE with purpose and enjoy the freedom to be, do and have all that they desire. With a vision to support SDG5- Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls, Naomi is the Founder of The Women with Stories International, an organization on a mission to empower women to find and own their unique stories, discover their cure, and serve others with the ‘GIFT’ of their stories.
She is the Host of the Mum Closet Show, a YouTube Podcast where she shares weekly tips for Mums who want to Experience the Freedom to be and do more. She also enjoys using her voice to amplify the Voices of Women. She is the creator of the Movement- TRASH THE LABELS based on her Inspirational TEDx talk at TEDX Providence 2019. From Nigeria to Zambia, Dubai, Egypt, India, and the USA. Naomi continues to impact thousands of entrepreneurs and personal brands with her message with clients spanning over 30 countries across the Globe.
She is a proud recipient of the Woman of Excellence Award by the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India. She is also the recipient of the First Hive Africa Community Support Award and the First Global Brand Ambassador for Xolani Beauty an International Beauty Brand inspiring women of color all across the Globe. She emerged as the Social Media Business Influencer of the Year 2019 by The Entrepreneur Africa. She has been featured in many reputable magazines and platforms including TED Global, the 700 Club, Guardian Woman, Vanguard Allure, Today’s Woman, Channels Television, Dove TV, YALI Africa, and lots more.
She is an alumna of the Dale Carnegie Institute, US Exchange Program- Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, and the Myles Munroe Leadership Mentoring Program.
Dr Naomi Osemedua sits on the Executive Board of four amazing social change initiatives - Hive Africa, Church on The Street, Kiyeseni Foundation, and Salt Talks Africa. She is a regular Contributor to Thrive Global. She is a Philanthropist and through her Organization- Hajara's Purse, she continues to impact her community one person at a time. On October 23rd, 2021, Naomi was conferred with the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Leadership and Management by ESCAE UNIVERSITY in Cotonou (Ranked among the top 10 Universities in Benin Republic) for her outstanding contribution in the areas of Entrepreneurship Development, Business Management, Public Speaking, Women Empowerment, Leadership, and Philanthropy.
On 10th December, at the 2021 Annual Global Women Economic Forum Conference in India, Dr. Naomi was awarded the ‘LEADER OF THE DECADE’ Award.
Nigeria Denim Partner - Media Arts & Communication
Ike Nnaebue is a Multiple Award-winning Nigerian Film Director, Screenwriter and Producer. He is also a Cultural Entrepreneur and Personal Development Coach. Ike’s new film No U-Turn made the Panorama special selection at the Berlin International Festival - Berlinale 2022. The film received a Special Jury Mention in the Best Documentary category and was rated by critics as one of the top 10 films in the 72nd Berlinale.
In No U-turn, a mid-aged multi-award winning Nigerian filmmaker; (Ike Nnaebue) goes on a mission to re-live his early adulthood experience of trying to travel to Europe by road. No U-Turn was commissioned by ARTE with additional funding from World Cinema Fund (WCF), CNC Selective Fund, and Region Ile-de-France.
Ike is the Founder and CEO of Love Portion Creativehubs, building a network of Creative Hubs across Africa and some select cities around the globe. He is also the founder of Passion8 Communications Ltd, a premium media content production company based in Lagos Nigeria.
He is fondly regarded as one of the champions of the emerging new African cinema.
Ike's 1st commercial film "FALSE" continues to generate lots of buzz within the film community and among African movie fans. FALSE which Ike wrote and directed was released in Oct 2013 and won a Golden Icon Academy Award (GIAMA) that same year out of the 3 nominations that the movie received. False went on to receive 12 nominations at Nollywood Movie Awards that same year, making it the highest nominated movie of the year.
Ike's recent film, Sink or Swim, won Best Narrative Feature at the 2017 Newark International Film Festival and has received several nominations and official selections at notable international film festivals around the globe. Sink or Swim is an epic; thought-provoking movie about illegal migration and human trafficking. The film has an Inter-Continental cast which is drawn from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Cote D'Ivoire.
In 2018, Ike Nnaebue's Loving Daniella; a film about love and mental illness earned three nominations at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival and claimed the Best Actress trophy. Loving Daniella was released in the Caribbean and Nigerian Cinemas the same year.
Ike is the founder of Treasurewells Academy and the Host of Breaking into Nollywood with Ike Nnaebue Workshop which he has successfully hosted in Lagos, New York, Atlanta (twice) And Dallas (twice). Ike is also very passionate about sharing with young African the know-how of Smartphone Filmmaking.
The CAC are Advisory Members appointed to support the mission to build a thriving G100-MAC Nigeria Country Club
Nigeria Country Director of Community
Adeola Kingsley-James is a Television & Events Producer and Consultant, Content Creator, Head of Content at Arise Play, Bestselling Author, Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapist. As the daughter of two legends in the Nigerian Television and Media industry, Tunde and Bimbo Oloyede who are significant antecedents and have served as wonderful examples for her, Adeola has had a long career developing the multimedia industry, having worked in varying managerial capacities within the television industry for over 17 years, and behind the scenes on shows like Nigerian Idols, Big Brother Nigeria, The Apprentice Africa, Ebony Life Tv, MultiChoice Nigeria, Storm 360, Accelerate Tv, Arise Play and the list is endless...
Adeola is the Creator of Owning My Greatness and the founder of OMG Global Consulting and Transformation Nation Africa. She works with different clients, helping them regain their lives and become more wholesome and ready to take on their amazing purpose in life. She also coaches women on how to become bonus mothers and step into their roles as stepmoms while building healthy relationships with the kids and the new family.
Adeola is a Life-GIver and Kingmaker and is on a mission to transform lives through Community, Connection and Content. Adeola provides support, guidance and leadership that people need to own their greatness and thrive at home, in the workplace and in the larger society.