A very special thank you to our 300 special guests who showed up. We prepared for you and you came. You made the day unforgettable. Thank you to our wonderful and impactful speakers who gave us so much information and insight, and to the “Undercover Agents” who sat at the Tables and “watched” over the guests giving them information, answering their questions and generally taking care of their welfare. Big thank you to our brilliant MC, Seun Olaniyan who directed the day with such professionalism and creativity.
Reformers Arise 2019
The Reformers Arise Conference was a great success. The energy in the room was contagious. Dreams were ignited and Hope restored for many.
We can do this
The “We Can Do This” Spirit was released. The unstoppable desire for Nation building was strengthened.
The event was “a conference, a workshop and a concert all rolled into one”.
Let the pictures speak. Let the videos excite you.
The opening prayers by Yinyinade & Emmanuel Dania and Fatima Wali Abdurrahman set the stage
Then we were provoked by a blast of igniting Words and powerful visuals through the Spoken Word by Efe Paul – “The Audacity of Dreams”.
Professor Vincent C. Anigbogu
We had an impactful and insightful Keynote address titled “Reformers Arise and Build” by Prof Vincent Anigbogu, Director General International of the Institute of National Transformation. He was exceptional as always. He provoked our thoughts and gave us valuable nuggets of information.
He highlighted 6 attributes that modern-day Reformers should have to be effective in rebuilding the walls of our Society.
To learn about these 6 attributes
Mr Johnson Abbaly
Dr Chito Nwana
Mrs Maryam Uwais MFR
Mr Fela Durotoye
The first ever Reformers Mission Statement Exercise was an invigorating experience. The energy in the room was palpable. It was a joy to watch three generations work at crafting reform Mission Statements.
Then everyone read out the powerful Reformer declarations.
These declarations caused the atmosphere to shift. They released a power that strengthened convictions and birthed new mindsets.
#TheCelebratoryBookLaunch of the African Edition of Reformers Arise and the Dedication of the French Translation.
A beautiful and strong dance interpretation of the 12 Distinguishing Qualities of Game-Changing Reformers set the stage for learning through Celebration.
The African edition of the book Reformers Arise was launched by Mr Udy Ntia, who purchased 300 copies of the book, one for each person in the room. The French translation of the book was also dedicated and an extract read by Tolu Akerele.
The first Awards Ceremony honoured 5 Game-Changing Reformers. Mo Abudu and Maryam Uwais MFR were the first recipients of the Reformers Award for Africa, while three other Awardees were honoured with the Reformers Award for Nigeria for their defining reform initiatives.
“It was an awesome experience; the impactful audience, panelists and discussions”
“Excellent selection of speakers and the mission statement exercise was educative”
“It was informative and reformative; everything was superb”
“. . . . the impact ignited my passion.”
“The speeches and all the surprises”
“Keep the standard it is . . . . amazing”
After the Reformers Arise Conference then what? The Conference is the Beginning of a journey not an end.
June 1st 2019: R.O.A.R – Reformers of Africa Rising was launched
This launch marked the beginning of the ROAR Sounds and Talks.
ROAR Sounds will be a Gathering of Reformers that have arisen, that are building; that are pioneering and trailblazing. These talks will be captivating like TEDx Talks that will hold on a regular basis.
Join the Next Class of the Reform Entrepreneurs Programme
Secondly, you can join the next class of Incubator Africa’s flagship Programme, the Reform Entrepreneurs Programme (REP). This is a unique equipping and mentoring programme specially designed for those who wish to become “Game-Changing” Reformers. The first class started in April 2019; it is an exciting destiny shaping new programme made up six powerful modules and learning journeys.