Facilitators

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FISAYO FOSUDO

Fisayo is a visual storyteller, finance and technology video producer with over 300,000 subscribers. He has a background in economic analysis, brand communication and specializes in mobile technology, personal finance and the Nigerian economy.

He is an Ambassador for Musicbed one of the largest music licensing companies for video creators/producers. He is one of the 26 Africans featured in the 2022 YouTube Black Voices Class. He won Africa’s Influencer of the Year 2022 by the world’s largest exchange, Binance. He also won Tech Creator of the Year 2021 at the TrendUpp Awards and Won Tech Influencer of the Year 2021 at the TechPoint Awards. He was the youngest nominee for The Future Africa Awards for New Media. He has been featured on YNaija’s Establishment List of Top 50 Nigerians to look out for 4 years consecutively, BellaNaija’s Top 10 List of Video Creators on YouTube, Channels TV and many more.

He has an audience of over 400,000 followers across social media and over 20 million video views from making unique weekly technology & finance videos for the African space and globally for over 4 years.

Tolulope Aderemi

Tolulope is a Partner in the law firm of Perchstone and Graeys, LP. He heads the Energy Practice Group of the Firm and presently, the London office of the firm.

A John Taylor scholar of the prestigious University of Aberdeen, Scotland, a Doctoral Fellow at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, Tolulope holds a postgraduate degree in Oil and Gas; a B.L. from the Nigerian Law school and an LL.B. from the University of Ibadan. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (Nigerian Branch) and has a wealth of experience in both Domestic and International Arbitration.

Having more than a decade of experience in the energy sector Tolu (as popularly addressed) has handled and advised on complex transactions and commercial arbitrations in the oil and gas sector. He has equally spent considerable professional time advising on both local and international transactions, commercial litigation, government advisory services, cross-border trade disputes and transactions, and crude disputes and has more recently focused on advisory services bothering on attracting foreign investors into Nigeria.

Describing him by the ‘WHO’SWHO (WWL) LEGAL’ as “excellent” and a highly regarded practitioner with extensive expertise in complex oil and gas, power and general commercial transactions, and energy-related disputes.

Tolu is a Visiting Professor at the Afe-Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the International Law Association (ILA), Nigerian Branch, a Member of the Commission on Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, Chairman of the Training Committee of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association, member of the Legal Advisory Board of the Businessday Newspapers; Member, Board of Trustees, PAYE Foundation; Strategic Partner to the Development Agenda of Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission; Convener, The INSIGHT (A Pan-African Business Roundtable); Member, Lagos Oil Club; Member, Polo Club; President, Ibadan Young Professionals Group and a host of other professional and social groups.

Burning with a transformative desire to impact society, Tolu is clothed with a desire for excellence, change, and passion to serve humanity, a time when these are rare commodities.

Tolu’s transactional experience includes:

  • Counsel representing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in a highly contentious USD5.5 Billion energy arbitration; and in a US$360 Million tax-computation-related arbitration.
  • Counsel representing the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Ltd. (NPDC) in a highly contentious arbitration valued at USD30Million arising from a drilling services contract.
  • Legal advisory counsel to Mojec International Limited under the Meter Assets Provider regime in Nigeria’s electricity supply industry.
  • Team Lead representing a Nigerian private Oil and Gas Services company in arbitration, over an alleged claim of USD2Million.
  • Legal advisory and company secretarial counsel to an indigenous Oil and Gas Company for the acquisition of a marginal field under the 2020 marginal field bid round exercise.
  • Led an investor’s delegation to a West African country to negotiate the acquisition of oil blocs.
  • Transaction counsel to a consortium that will be working with all the southwestern state governments, toward a digital standardization of the education sector in Nigeria.

OPEYEMI AWOYEMI

Opeyemi is a serial technology entrepreneur and investor from Nigeria. He is currently the General Partner of Fast Forward, an impact venture studio and pre-seed fund, which has co-built 8 and invested in more than 50+ startups. He is also the co-founder of Moneymie, a neobank for immigrants.

Previously, Opeyemi cofounded Jobberman in 2010 and helped build it to become the largest online recruitment platform in Africa with 5m+ users and 200k+ employers in Nigeria and Ghana. Every month, Jobberman fills 5000+ job opportunities. He served as the company’s first CTO, CMO, Head of Product, and eventually CIO. Jobberman was acquired by Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) and Opeyemi again played a pivotal role in setting up ROAM which became the largest online classifieds group in Africa; and partially exited to a stellar group of institutional investors like Ringer AG, Tiger Global, and SEEK.

He is also the Founder & Chairman of WhoGoHost, the largest domain and cloud hosting service in Nigeria with over 50% market share of .ng ccTLD domains and 70k+ clients.

Opeyemi’s work has been highlighted by Mark Zuckerberg publicly as a leading light in using technology to create a developmental impact in Africa. Opeyemi and his work has been featured in Forbes, CNN, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Financial Times, BBC, CNBC, BusinessDay, BellaNaija and TechCabal to mention a few. 

Also, an investor, he has made bets on 50+ tech startups in Nigeria, Kenya, USA, and the UK; and currently serves as Venture Partner to portfolio businesses and select entrepreneurs, helping them start, grow and scale technology-enabled ventures.

He has domain expertise in technology innovation, technology leadership, product development, growth marketing, user experience, graphics and web design and online marketing; and he is an advisor and investor to tech startups in the Nigerian e-commerce, mobile, payment, new media, and entertainment.

UGOCHUKWU OBI

UGOCHUKWU OBI, LLM (Aberdeen) -Partner, ICT, and Banking & Finance Perchstone & Graeys, LP

Ugo is a partner at Perchstone & Graeys and heads the firm’s Information Communications and Technology (‘ICT’) and Banking & Finance Practice Groups.

He has a decade of banking experience, having previously worked in-house at senior levels with some of the leading commercial banks in Nigeria.

Ugo possesses a deep understanding of the financial services sector, particularly the Fintech landscape in Nigeria. His legal training and experience are complemented by a secondment at one of the foremost technology law firms in India. Ugo regularly advises clients at the intersection of Fintech, technology, and innovation. Ugo has transactional experience in private equity, capital markets, loan documentation, and technology transactions.

Ugo is an erudite Tech lawyer and a member of the Securities & Exchange Commission Fintech Roadmap Implementation Working Group of the Nigerian Capital Market. He is also a member of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria

Ugo is an avid writer and some of his publications include:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on Loan Agreements.
  • The FinTech Cross Border Comparative Report for Nigeria: Lexology, Getting the Deal Through Reference Guide.
  • Digital tokens: A viable investment vehicle in illiquid assets

A move away from traditional banking: A case for Decentralized Finance

Olubunmi Fabanwo

Prior to getting into the Blockchain space, Olubunmi worked for 5 years in traditional banking with GTBank, and a few months with open banking platform, Mono. He is currently the Affiliate Program Manager for Binance Africa and founding partner at Ports Connect. He has interests in Retail Marketing, Open Banking, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Environmental sustainability.

He is a graduate of the University of Lagos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cell Biology & Genetics and obtained a Masters Degree in Environmental Biology from the same Institution. Olubunmi has spoken at conferences and events both within Nigeria and globally.

Olubunmi is passionate about helping young people discover their strengths and harnessing them to achieve a greater purpose.

SomehCrypto

SomehCrypto – Founder Felbeth and Ambassador Binance Africa

Someh Crypto started off as a financial analyst in the coporate scene.

Now, she is focused on onboarding newbies into the financial space in Africa.

She is also a crypto influencer for top notable crypto companies in the space.

Nsikan Benjamin

Nsikan Benjamin is the Events and Community Manager of Binance Africa with well over half a decade of experience in the crypto space. 

Since joining Binance in 2020, Ben has successfully grown Africa’s largest crypto community and has continued to empower  thousands of Africans through online and offline learning sessions!

He facilitated the first-ever Binance developers boot camp and hackathon in 2021 where over 5000 African youths were educated on Web3 development. He continues to promote crypto education across the continent and he is committed to the community growth at Binance.

He is a Graduate of the University of Uyo with a Bachelor’s degree in Building Technology.

Ben maintains the resolve to inspire and empower young minds and advocates for upskilling in this present age of blockchain technology.

Emmanuel Ebanehita

Marketing Director, Binance West Africa and Acting West Africa Director for Binance.


Emmanuel has a decade and more worth of experience in Marketing, product, branding and partnerships. both locally and globally.


He loves to network, bring ideas to life, and drive Web 3 adoption.

He joined Binance at the height of covid in July 2020, with one sole aim to empower fellow Africans with the knowledge and opportunities around blockchain & crypto.


His current position at Binance provides him the opportunity to scale crypto education across Africa, especially one of the emerging markets for crypto – Nigeria. The crypto community in Nigeria is growing bigger and more knowledge in the space keeps new users seeking more.”

Outside work, he loves to drive fast cars, play VR & video games, and listen to music depending on his mood.

Chigozie Emmanuel

Chigozie Emmanuel is an internet entrepreneur with interest cutting across affiliate marketing , crypto trading and digital marketing. He is a facilitator at Daba.school and works as the executive assistant to Chris Ani the Ceo of Digital Abundance.

Chidubem Emelumadu

Chidubem is a PR & communications manager at Binance, the leading blockchain ecosystem behind the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. She currently drives communications and media relations across regions in Africa.

Chidubem began her career at Access Bank, Nigeria’s leading retail bank after graduating with
a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, England. Since then, she has led growth at
Backdrop, an app and social network that lets people find and share beautiful spaces around
the world.

When not working, Chidubem lends her voice, time and resources to the advocacy of women’s rights, volunteering at organizations aimed at promoting equality for women.