The ABC Conference

Nov 30th & Dec 1st 2021
Nov 30th & Dec 1st 2021


The Art, business, and Creativity conference is a gathering of creatives across Africa. It is aimed at equipping and empowering creatives across Africa to enhance their skills, build an authentic body of work and thriving businesses so that they can impact their world with their distinct gifts and talents leading to a meaningful shift in the role creatives play in the transformation of Africa.

This Year’s Theme:

The Defining
Decade of the Creative

10am – 3pm | Nov 30th & Dec 1st 2021 | Kairos Hub, Lekki

The Speakers

Udo Okonjo

Keynote Speaker

Celebrated African Real Estate Entrepreneur | Inspirational Business Leader | International Lawyer | Speaker | Author

Udo Okonjo, International Lawyer and astute Real Estate Entrepreneur is currently the Chief Executive Officer/Vice Chairman of Fine and Country West Africa. She also serves as an Independent Director, and Chair of the Governance and Remuneration Committee on the board of CAP PLC, a subsidiary of UACN Plc, one of Nigeria’s oldest and largest publicly listed conglomerates.

Mrs. Okonjo is a seasoned legal practitioner who was admitted to the Nigerian Bar Association and New York Bar in 1991 and 1994, respectively. She has had a successful legal and entrepreneurial journey career for more than three decades.

Udo acted as Senior Special Adviser on Legal and Constitutional Matters to the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and was a Partner at a leading commercial law firm, Templars Barristers & Solicitors.

As the best graduating female student at the Nigerian Law School, in 1991, Udo was awarded the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship to study at the University of London, Kings College School of Law, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) specializing in Corporate and Commercial Law. She also earned a certificate in Effective Real Estate Marketing from the National University of Singapore in conjunction with the Dubai Real Estate Institute amongst several real estate and executive courses at the Said Business School, Oxford University, Judge Business School, Cambridge University, and Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University.

She is very passionate about real estate and entrepreneurship as a means of wealth creation and nation-building and is the convener of the annual Refined Investor Series which provides a roadmap and insight for building the future of the Nigerian real estate market.

She is also the founder and Chief Igniter of the Inspired Women of Worth (IWOW) Network a Business and Lifestyle Network for African Female Entrepreneurs and change-makers, she is also the founding chair of the IWOW Leadership Academy, an institution established to Transform Society through Empowered Female Leaders along with Ignite Africa an initiative to Enrich, Transform and Connect the next generation of African Entrepreneurs through experiential learning. Notably, recently under her leadership, Fine and Country West Africa has launched a cutting-edge Real Estate Leadership Development Programme in collaboration with the Executive Management division of the prestigious Lagos Business School.

Udo is a keen writer, teacher, and internationally sought-after speaker whose unique and authentic approach endears and connects her to any audience profile, with many testifying to being transformed by the practical principles learnt through the multiple platforms she engages through.

She has spoken extensively on Women in Leadership, Entrepreneurship in West Africa, and Real Estate Investment. She believes in ‘Inspiring and Empowering African Entrepreneurs to Think Big and Live their Best Lives while building Purposeful, Prominent and Profitable Businesses.’ Emerged CNBC Africa Finalist West African Businesswoman of the Year 2016, received the African Real Estate Personality Award, and the Extraordinary Brand Contribution Award to the Fine and Country Global Network. Interviews on CNBC Africa Power Lunch, BBC Radio in the U.K. for Refined Investor Series tagged: ‘Taking Nigeria to The World’ Featured in 50 Most Influential Corporate Giants in Nigeria, WIMBIZ Inspire Me, Conversations with her, amongst others. Udo is regularly featured in leading national business publications and national TV. She believes that true African transformation will start with champions who take responsibility for changing their lives and others around them through right thinking and actions.

Keynote Speaker


Udo Okonjo

Celebrated African Real Estate Entrepreneur | Inspirational Business Leader | International Lawyer | Speaker | Author

Tomie Balogun

Founder, Twelve App


Tolu Michaels

Personal Branding Strategist 

BAYO 2 (1)

Bayo Omoboriowo

Guinness World Record Title Holder | Creative StoryTeller | Currently Personal Photographer to the Nigerian President

Debola Deji-Kurunmi

 Founder IMMERSE coaching company 



Photographer | Best Selling Author of ‘Nigeria’

John Obidi (1)

John Obidi

Founder Headstart Africa 

Isaac Emokpae 2-min

Isaac Emokpae

Visual Artist
Paul ninson 1-min

Paul Ninson

Photographer & Film-maker

Why Attend
The ABC Conference?


Get in the same room and be empowered by exceptional Industry Leaders


Elevate your thinking and position yourself to see + seize the right opportunities as they emerge


Network with a global community of like-minded creatives


Shatter self-limiting beliefs and activate greater potentials within you.


Learn, Unlearn, Relearn how to think and THRIVE not just as a creative but also as a Business owner

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