Welcome to spotlight! This show is brought to you by Africa Teens City creators of Africa Teens Summit.
Spotlight is a gathering of the continent’s remarkable teenagers changing their community, the motherland continent and the world for good. We bring together the brightest teen inventors, innovators, advocates, entrepreneurs, entertainment personalities, sport and technology personalities to share ideas that will transform the continent of Africa positively. This show was created to inspire, motivate and educate.
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Conversations at Africa Teens Summit featuring Agnes, Dune, Vanessa, Ellie, Erica, Megan and Richard
A conversation between Africa Teens Summit: Virtual edition Speakers featuring Agnes Keamogetswe Seemela, Richard Yusuff, Megan Werner, Vanessa Nakete, DJ Switch, Dune Tilley, Ellie Scotte and moderated by Isabella Akinseye.
How filmmaking can help tell African stories | Richard Yusuff | Africa Teens Summit
At the recently held Africa Teens Summit: Virtual Edition 2020, Richard Yusuff a talented filmmaker from Nigeria spoke on How filmmaking can help tell African stories.
About Richard Yusuff
Richard Yusuff is a founding member of the Critic Company. Doubles as the continuity supervisor and actor. At 14, he has appeared in more than 10 short films and has appeared in the Video Unbreakable by the American Punk Rock band. The critic company is a multimedia/ visual effect and entertainment company based in Kaduna Nigeria. Founded in 2015 by a group of teenagers who’s desire to make a difference in the Nigerian movie scene led them to begin to make their own sci-fi films with their smartphones and basic DIY equipment that later caught the eyes of the world in 2019.
The power of self will + Performance | Ellie Scotte | Africa Teens Summit
At the recently held Africa Teens Summit: Virtual Edition 2020, Dune Tilley a talented singer and songwriter from Nigeria spoke on The power of self-will and performed a song titled You Say.
About Ellie Scotte
Uyiosa Elyeke Eworo known as Ellie Scotte is a singer, songwriter and student. She is from Cross-river state in Nigeria. She is currently a student of Caleb University, where she's studying for her BSc. in Cyber Security. She is a Christian, which is evident in and through her art. She released an EP in October 2019 titled "Covered", which can be found on various sound platforms. She has performed at various live and virtual events. Apart from music she loves meeting people and lighting up a room with her charismatic charm and smile. She loves dancing, going out and taking pictures, especially with her family and friends.
How I gathered a group of teenagers to build a plane and fly it | Megan Werner | Africa Teens Summit
At the recently held Africa Teens Summit: Virtual Edition 2020, Megan Werner a best selling author and Founder of U-dream Global from South Africa spoke on I gathered a group of 20 teenagers to build a plane and fly it from Cairo to Cape Town. Here is how I did it and what we can all learn from this experience.
About Megan Werner
Megan Werner is 18 years old but she has achieved so many things at her young age. At the age of 13, she wrote her very own book called “It’s up to me -7 ways to make a difference” Shortly after, the book was translated into Russian, became a bestseller and she started doing inspirational speaking right around the world places like Russia, Kazakhstan, America and Canada. In 2019 Megan founded a project called U-dream global where 20 teenagers build an aircraft and selected teenagers then flew it from Cape Town to Cairo. Megan is currently busy with both her commercial fixed wing as well as drone pilots license. Her motto in life is “if you don’t like your results, change your actions”
How I became a climate change activist and why you can be one | Vanessa Nakete | Africa Teens Summit
At the recently held Africa Teens Summit: Virtual Edition 2020, Vanessa Nakate a climate activist from Uganda spoke on How I became a climate change activist and why you can be one too.
About Vanessa Nakate
Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda. She was the First Fridays For Future climate activist in Uganda and founder of the Rise up Climate Movement in order to amplify the voices of activists from Africa. Her work includes raising awareness to the danger of climate change, the causes and the impacts. She spear led the campaign, Save Congo rain forest which is facing massive deforestation. This campaign later spread to other countries from Africa to Europe. She is working on a project that involves the installation of solar and institutional stoves in schools.
How using your gifts and talent can inspire others positively | King Nahh | Africa Teens Summit
At the recently held Africa Teens Summit: Virtual Edition 2020, King Nahh a motivational speaker from the United States of America spoke on How using your gifts and talent can inspire others positively.
About King Nahh
In the age of trolling, bullying, and negativity being uploaded to social media on a daily basis Nyeeam Hudson, also known as King Nahh, is a breath of fresh air, showing the next generation that you can achieve your dreams at a very young age. Helping children overcome bullying, developing self-love and confidence-building are some of the daily messages Nyeeam shares on his social media platforms. In addition to his social media presence this young international speaker and author takes his messages around the world to places like Tanzania, Namibia, Dubai, Mexico and Canada. While impacting millions of lives he has appeared on the Good Morning America segment ‘Motivational Monday’, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots, and has been named the ‘Most Motivational Kid in America’ by Forbes Magazine. Nyeeam believes with all the pressures and anxieties children experience today, all it takes is for one example to be a domino effect for children all around the world. "They need to be encouraged. They need to be loved. They need to be cared for. Life will never be picture perfect; and yes things will happen. Don't let your setbacks define you. This is your opportunity to stand-up and allow your story to motivate and inspire."