Latest & Upcoming Events (with asterisk marks [**] )
**July 2-9, 2017—Africa Haguruka Conference. Guest Speaker at the annual Africa Arise & Shine International Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. Themed “The 7 Mountains,” the 2017 conference focuses on seven spheres of African society:—namely, Leadership & Governance, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Media, Economy, Family, and Religion. I speak on “The Mountain of Education & Youth Empowerment, under the following topics: 1. “The Correlation Between the State of Africa & Her Education Systems”; 2. “The Role of Christian Values in Our Education Systems”; 3. “Christian Parenting Today: Challenges and Blessings”; and 4. “Youth Mentorship (Panelist)” (NOTE: Haguruka means “stand up” in Kinyarwanda. The Haguruka conference is a yearly event that brings together African thought-leaders for the purpose of addressing major challenges facing the continent by applying biblical principles. The event is sponsored by Authentic Word Ministries and Zion Temple Celebration Center in Kigali, Rwanda).
**June 23-26, 2017—Excellence, Integrity & Service. Guest Speaker and Presenter at the 2017 Missions Empowerment Conference (MEC) in Abuja, Nigeria. (MEC is an international leadership training and missions conference; it is organized every 2 years by ALIVE-Nigeria, a non-profit organization of Adventist graduates and young professionals.) Hotel Interconnect, Abuja, Nigeria.
June 9-11, 2017—”Dunia ya Heri“ (“Land of Blessing”). Special guest at the inauguration of Dunia ya Heri Children’s Home (or Orphanage). Dunia ya Heri is a Swahili word that means “Land of Blessing.” The newly constructed Children’s Home is the first phase of the “African Family & Health Care” project at Yale Yale Puna, in the Kigamboni District of Tanzania. The facility was officially opened on Sunday, June 11, 2017, by Dr. Ulisubisya Mpoki, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health in Tanzania. Besides other government officials, the mayor of the region, the local chief of the area, and the news media, friends of “Dunia ya Heri” from several countries (e.g., Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, USA, etc.) were present to grace the occasion.
March 28, 2017—A Competitive Edge: The Excellence of Little Things. An Inspirational Talk to the Staff of Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited. Meridian Drive, Community One, Tema, Ghana.
March 20-25, 2017—Week of Spiritual Emphasis. Valley View University (Ghana’s premier private university). There were two sessions a day–morning (9:15am-10:15am) and evening (6:30pm-8:00pm). Seth Laryea Multi-Purpose Center, VVU Campus, Oyibi, Accra, Ghana. (NOTE: The programs were also aired live on VVU Radio, FM 97.7, and VVU TV via livestream).
February 18-25, 2017: Africa, Do You Know? Main speaker at a public lecture series at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The goal was to effect transformational change in the lives of students, faculty, and staff. Great Hall, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
January 25-30, 2017—Africa Arise Conference & AU’s African Heads of State Prayer Breakfast. Co-Moderator (with Dr. Delanyo Adadevoh) at the Africa Arise Conference. The conference is a yearly event that is conducted by the “Africa Arise Network” alongside the annual African Heads of States Summit in Ethiopia. Themed “Together for Destiny—Bridging the Generational Gap,” the 2017 conference was held at Beza International Church, in Addis Ababa, and concluded with the annual AU’s African Heads of State Prayer Breakfast at the Multipurpose Hall of the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. (NOTE: Now in its 9th year, the Africa Arise Network is a movement of African leaders who are committed to combatting Africa’s unique challenges from a Biblical perspective.)
January 15, 2017: “Making Africa Great Again: Valuable Lessons from China.” A Presentation to representatives of the General Union of African Students’ in Tianjin ( GUAST), China. (NOTE: The city of Tianjin, being the fourth largest in China (after Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou), has a large number of African students studying in the area. The purpose of the meeting was to inspire, encourage, and challenge them to learn valuable lessons from China to be adapted to the challenges of the African continent).
January 6-17, 2017—Across Borders Leadership Development & Educational Tourism Trip to China. Dagushan Town, Tianjin City, and Beijing, China.
December 4-10, 2016: Transformational Leadership Training. A 7-day leadership training program jointly hosted by CITAM (Christ Is The Answer Ministries) churches in Kenya. Mount Kenya Academy, Nyeri, Kenya.
November 14-15, 2016, Rethinking Education for the New Millennium. Supported Edaala (an EAGLESonline’s youth partner in Uganda) at the 2016 World Bank Group Youth Summit. Edaala’s proposal, titled “A Proposal to Significantly Reduce the Rate of Graduate Youth Unemployment in Uganda through A Graduate Agricultural Education Reform Trainee Program,” was one of the few select among the 1,800 submissions. World Bank Group Building,Washington, DC.
November 3, 2016: “Tackling Ghana’s Developmental Challenges: Where Is the Role of Excellence?” Guest Practitioner Lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School for the course “The Political Setting of Public Administration.” University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Ghana.
October 24-29, 2016: Excellence: Going Higher than the Highest. Main speaker at a public lecture series to effect transformational social change. Presented a total of 12 lectures to two separate the audiences. (A morning presentation to students, faculty, and staff at the Takoradi Technical University; and an evening presentation at the Shippers Council to the higher ranks of the community). Takoradi, Ghana.
October 15, 2016: Peace or Pieces: Monkey Solutions & the Butterfly Effect. Guest Speaker at a Peace Concert to promote peace during Ghana’s December 7, 2016 elections. Attendees included political and traditional leaders, University of Cape Coast staff and students, and representatives of student organizations and religious bodies. Center of National Culture, Cape Coast.
October 8-15, 2016: Africa, Do You Know?: African Identity, Excellence, & Destiny. Main speaker at an inspirational lecture series exploring Africa & the Bible. Ghana National Association of Teachers [GNAT] Hall, Cape Coast, Ghana.
September 10-11, 2016: Take A Stand Against Mediocrity. Main Speaker at REACH 2016 Conference, UK. (REACH is a young professional missionary organization in the UK.) Holiday Inn, Reading West, UK.
September 5-9, 2016: Seize the Moment: Securing Africa’s Rise through Agricultural Transformation. A Delegate to the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), a forum that brings together prominent thought leaders, heads of state and government, scientists, farmer organizations, business leaders and captains of industry, eminent thought leaders, development partners, researchers, and finance & investment leads to provide solutions to agriculture in Africa. WWW.AGRF.ORG. Speakers included: H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta (President of Kenya); H. E. Paul Kagame (President of Rwanda), H.E. H.E. Rhoda Peace (Africa Union Commissioner, Rural Economy and Agriculture), H.E. Olusegun-Obasanjo (Former President, Nigeria); H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (Former President, Tanzania); Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (President, African Development Bank); Mr. Strive Masiyiwa (Chairman and Founder, Econet and Board Chair, AGRA), Dr. Rob Smith (Vice President, AGCO); Ms. Gayle Smith (Administrator, USAID); Dr. Judith Rodin (President, Rockefeller Foundation); etc. Assisted in drafting the document: “AGRF 2016 Youth Position Document: Attracting and Retaining African Youth in Agriculture.” UN Complex, Nairobi, Kenya.
August 31, 2016: Go for the Gold: What It Takes To Excel. Guest Lecturer for the course PAHS 605: “Ethics in Administration,” Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, University of Ghana Business School. (The lecture was addressed to three similar groups of students: Master of Public Administration [first year], Master of Philosophy in Public Administration [second year] and MSc Climate Change and Sustainable development. University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Ghana.
August 29, 2016: Leadership, Excellence, & Empowerment. Training for the key staff members of “Brookman & Associates” (a management consulting company in Ghana). Coconut Grove Hotel, Accra, Ghana.
August 24, 2016: “Christianity and Development in Contemporary Africa.” Consultative Discussion on a nationally televised program scheduled for November 11, 2016. The consultation was at the Request of the President of Regent University College of Science & Technology (RUSCT). Campus of RUSCT, Accra, Ghana.
July 31-August 7, 2016—Now Is the Time. Main Speaker at the Congress of the Ghana National Association of Adventist Students (GNAAS) (The GNAAS congress is an annual one-week revival, evangelistic, and training event for Adventist students at the universities, colleges, and polytechnics). I presented 12 lectures on “Biblical Holiness & the Call to Radical Discipleship” at the Auditorium of the Sunyani Polytechnic, Sunyani, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana.
May 17-19, 2016—Excellence, Leadership, & Healthy Choices. Principal Speaker at a special “Africa Must Think Lecture Series 1″ program. (A transformative event for Business, Corporate, Religious, and other Professional Leaders). Coconut Grove Hotel, Accra, Ghana.
May 6-8, 2016—Towards National Transformation. Series of inspirational lectures to different groups in Kampala, Uganda, to encourage a change in mindset: (i) “Africa Must Think” (with Key Kampala City Pastors); (ii) “Mentoring African Leaders” (with Victory City Church Pastors); (iii) “Africa Must Think” (with Makerere University Students); “Stay in the Land: Africa’s Future Requires Obedience” (with Victory City Church congregation); (iv) “Purpose, Excellence, & Service” (with Kampala City Council Staff).
April 30-May 2, 2016—Hesabika! National Convention: Translating Concern into Action. Plenary Speaker and Workshop Presenter at the “Hesabika” Conference (a conference for 3,000 graduates and young professionals of Kenya who seek to “Stand Up and Be Counted” in their nation’s transformation), Kenyatta University Amphitheatre.
March 11-13, 2016—Defined by Divine Destiny. Principal Speaker at the Youth Empowerment Program of the Christ Ambassadors Ministry, Northmead Assembly, Lusaka, Zambia.
January 30, 2016—Africa Arise: Engage Your Destiny. Participant at 2016 African Heads of State Prayer Breakfast at the Multipurpose Hall of the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
January 27-31, 2016—The Gold from the Two Mountains: Engaging to Define Africa’s Moral Destiny. Speaker at “Africa Arise” Conference (An annual event that is conducted by the “Africa Arise Network” alongside the annual African Heads of States Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (For more, see, http://tinyurl.com/gnn4fzz.)
September 23-27, 2015—Reaching The Highest Ranks of Society: The Wealthy, Worldly, & Well-Educated [3Ws]. A Leadership Training Event at the Mission Empowerment Conference (MEC) for Young Christian Professionals (in collaboration with ALIVE-Nigeria), Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
September 16, 2015—Unchain the Elephant: The Crisis of African Leadership: An Address to the senior high school students at Sanford International School (a private school for the children of diplomats and officials of the Embassies, UN Missions, AU, EU, and Business community, etc. in Ethiopia); Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
September 13, 2015—Play To Win: Stay With the Ball. Speaker at the Prayer Breakfast for the Diplomatic Community in Addis Ababa, (as part of a special Ethiopian New Year Celebration at the Residence of the Namibian Ambassador to Ethiopia; MC for the event: His Excellency, Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chair of the African Union.
July 31-August 1, 2015—Excellence in Real Life: Facing Difficult Issues of Life; A Two-Day Excellence Seminar (in collaboration with Parentsheart.), Wesley Methodist Church, Queens Road, Reading, UK.
July 2-11, 2015—General Conference Session, San Antonio, Texas.
June 8, 2015—Empowering Men and Women to Impact Generations. Guest Speaker at the 8th Graduation Thanksgiving Service, Regent University of Science & Technology, Accra, Ghana.
June 6, 2015—Unleashing A New Paradigm In Youth Leadership In Africa. Keynote Address Delivered at the Youth Leadership Summit (A Conference Organized by the African Development Magazine), Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria.
May 30, 2015—The New NIGERIAN for the New Nigeria. A One-Day Spiritual Revival Coinciding with the Weekend Celebration of the Inauguration of Nigeria’s New President (in collaboration with Mile 3 SDA Church), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
May 22-24, 2015—Where Are the Men? A Better Man Conference (in collaboration with Adventist Men Organization, Prince Emmanuel Church), Hephzibah Christian Centre, Aburi, Ghana.
March 7-8, 2015—Ghana@58:A Black Star or A Dimming Light? (a 3-part series) & “The Zeal for Ghana Has Consumed Us.” Two Special Independence Day Celebration, Worship Services, & Inspirational Presentations for Ghanaians & Friends of Africa (in collaboration with Columbus Ghanaian SDA Church and the Council of Ghanaian Churches in Columbus, Ohio, respectively).
February 15-21, 2015—WHY?: Questions Demanding An Answer; An Excellence & Bible Lecture Series for Students, Faculty, & Staff at the University of Education (Kumasi Campus, Ghana).
February 11-12, 2015—Integrity and Excellence in the Workplace; A Leadership Training Event for Business, Corporate, & Religious Leaders (in collaboration with Dr. Joyce Aryee and the Salt & Light Ministry), Sun Lodge Hotel, Accra, Ghana.
January 14-28, 2015—Across Borders Leadership Development & Mission Trip, China.
January 4-10, 2015 —“One Day At A Time,” A Radio Broadcast Devotional Lectures (Hosted by Metro New York World Ministry), New York, USA.
December 26-27, 2014—No Higher Calling: Grace, Excellence, & the Professional; An Excellence in Leadership Training Event for Young Christian Professionals (in collaboration with ALIVE-Nigeria), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
November 22, 2014—Excellence in Real Life: Facing Difficult Issues of Life; A One-Day Excellence Seminar (in collaboration with Team Oparedawuro Media Consult Ltd.), University of Ghana Business School, Accra, Ghana.
November 19 & 20, 2014—Unchain the Elephant: Issues in African Leadership and The Lost Gold: The Need for Excellence, Guest Lectureship at Regent University, Accra, Ghana.
November 14, 2014—Eating With A Long Spoon: A Response To Tope Fasua’s Keynote Address “A Practical Guide To Economic Integration Of West Africa: A Case Study Of Ghana and Nigeria,” 3rd African Development Magazine’s (ADM) International Conference and Excellence Award, Novotel Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
October 1, 2014—Keynote Address: “Nigeria@54: Risky Republic or Republic At Risk?,” An Independence Day Public Lecture (at the Inauguration of the Circle of Hands Foundation), Lagos State Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Alausa, Lagos, Nigeria.
August 5-10, 2014—Go Higher: The Call To Excellence Lecture series (in Collaboration with COME–Center for Outreach, Mentorship, & Empowerment), Chances Hotel, Ho, Ghana.
July 22-24, 2014—Africa Must Think Lecture series, Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi, Ghana.
July 18, 2014—Devotional Message for Staff @ World Vision International, National Headquarters, Accra, Ghana.
December 3-8, 2013—Africa Must Think Lecture series (with Catalytic Concepts), Harare International Convention Center (HICC), Harare, Zimbabwe. (For highlights, click on: http://tinyurl.com/levjl2x)
November 11-18, 2013—Across Borders Mission Trip, Thailand.
October 8-10, 2013—“Agenda 2063,” Africa Union’s Consultation with the Diaspora, United Nations’ Office of the Permanent Secretariat of the African Union, New York, USA.
May-June, 2013—“Mentorship & Youth Empowerment.” @ A Woman of Substance Conference, themed “Mentoring & Nurturing As Tools for Positive Development,” Lagos, Nigeria. (Co-Presenter at this annual conference and awards’ ceremony).
May 29, 2013—“Africa Must Think” Lectures. Democracy Day Lecture series, Lagos, Nigeria. (Main Presenter @ this event for a cross-section of professionals and business owners to commemorate Nigeria’s anniversary of their return to democracy).
February-March, 2013—Across Borders Strategic Planning & Conferences, Ghana.
March 2013—Bible Lecture @ Job Fair 2013 (with Smylz Multimedia, College of Arts and Social Sciences, KNUST, & Axis Human Capital Ltd.), Social Science Lecture Theatre, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
February 1-28, 2013 —Launching of Mind Liberation Nuggets, Black History Month, EAGLESonline Headquarters & Website.
January 7-21, 2013—Writing & Spiritual Retreat, Germany.
December 21, 2012-January 2, 2013—Across Borders Strategic Planning & Conferences, Thailand.
August 12-19, 2012 —Transformative Leadership Training Program, Cameron Hotel, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
July 3-6, 2012–Book Launch and Lecture Series, National Theatre, Accra, Ghana.
March 18-31, 2012 —Metro New York Radio Broadcast, New York, USA.
- Inspirational and/or Bible Lectures, and Keynote Addresses (Schools and Organizations)
- Bible & Inspirational Lectures, and Keynote Addresses (Schools and Organizations)
- Motivational Talks, Seminars, & Conferences (Businesses, Corporations, & Organizations)
- Transformational & Revival Presentations (Churches, Religious or Spiritual Groups)
- Mentorship and Internship Programs (Young Professional Groups)
- Transformative Leadership Training Programs (All Groups)
- ReachOut Programs, Across Borders Services, & Innovative Solutions* (All Groups)
(*These embrace a wide diversity of practical, need-based services/programs-—educational, medical, spiritual, health and lifestyle, literature, prisons, music, community services, etc.)