CATALYST – Meet Tonye Cole, Cobhams, Lanre Olusola, others at Catalyst Alpha 2013



Catalyst is an Ideas, Concepts, and Innovation Summit which creates an opportunity for people to meet the economic thought leaders of our day and presents a platform to interact with them live. At Catalyst, Industry leaders will be speaking on key topical issues that are charting a new course in the global economic landscape, leveraging on their vast experience in building global brands and enterprises.



A strong line-up of speakers will be at Catalyst amongst who are:

TONYE COLE – co-founder and executive director of the Sahara Group where he is chiefly responsible for the strategic expansion of the organizations energy portfolio & is actively involved in the exploration of upstream opportunities in new frontier and emerging markets. He will be speaking about “Knowledge – The New Capital That Drives 21st Century Economies“.

LANRE OLUSOLA – Nigeria’s Foremost Peak Performance Catalyst, Life and Mind Coach.  He leads the Impression Management Consulting (IMC) Team. He is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of “OLUSOLA LANRE COACHING ACADEMY OLCA” Africa’s Premiere Coaching Academy (Which awards UK Diplomas in Life Coaching, Psychology and other related courses). He will be speaking about “Spiritual Capital, Intent & Intuition”

ZUBERU KADIRI – a Business Administrator with experience in the Nigerian Business Environment. With notable experience spanning Banking, Business Consulting, Real Estate, Oil and Gas, Publishing, Fashion/Style and Retail Marketing, he has been pivotal to the set up of a vast number of Small & Medium Scale businesses. He will be speaking on “I’m A Serial Entrepreneur; It’s Worth Considering.”


COBHAMS ASUQUO EMMANUEL a Nigerian-born song writer/music producer/singer who started his academic training as a lawyer, but veered into music full-time to fulfill a lifelong desire he nurtured.

Cobhams is presently the CEO of Cobhams Asuquo Music Production (CAMP), an all-encompassing entertainment company based out of Lagos, which has a focus on discovering, nurturing and exposing extraordinary talent as well as creating different forms of audio content for corporations and the media alike. He will be speaking on “What if your hobby was a gold mine?



CATALYST Summit is hosted by Dr Ayo Ajani, Senior Pastor of Petra Christian Centre, a fast growing Church in the heart of Lagos. A medical Doctor turned teacher of the gospel, Ayo Ajani is graced with the ability to communicate truths in simplicity and power, delivering practical insights to his hearers.

He is the Host and Moderator of the CATALYST ALPHA 2013 Summit.


CATALYST summit is a FREE admission, pre-registered limited seating event. To register go to:

Date: Wednesday, May 29th 2013

Time: 9am

Venue: Banquet Hall, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos



This Catalyst Summit will have two sessions with each divided into two segments- A Discourse by each speaker & A Plenary Interactive segment involving all the speakers in each session



The high point of the Catalyst Summit is the live interaction that will engage the Speakers in a no-holds-bared question and answer interview session. We’d have a live audience that will be following the program via the live streaming and the live tweets. This audience can as well participate in the interview sessions by sending in their questions using the hashtag #CatalystA13 and will be treated by the speakers.


The climax of the CATALYST ALPHA 2013 summit will be the emergence of THE CATALYST PRODIGY which will be a continuing culture of subsequent CATALYST summits.

THE CATALYST PRODIGY is a competition open to everyone who has registered for CATALYST ALPHA 2013 summit.

Objectives & Benefits

THE CATALYST PRODIGY is designed to offer select individuals rare opportunities and platforms to learn and interact closely with the Business Thought Leaders who will be speaking at CATALYST. These select individuals will in turn channel the knowledge they have acquired through these interactions towards creating institutions that embody their life dreams, passion and values.

Each Speaker at CATALYST will pick his or her preferred candidate for the CATALYST PRODIGY based on their assessment of the essays sent in.  Each of these winners will be awarded unique prices ranging from internship programs in top companies in Nigeria to free participation in top business and life coaching schools as decided by each speaker.

The winners of THE CATALYST PRODIGY will be given wide media coverage across multiple media platforms.


1. Register for CATALYST ALPHA 2013 Conference

2. Submit an essay on the Topic: THE EMERGENCE OF THE KNOWLEDGE WORKER.

3. The essay shouldn’t be less than 750 words, and should be submitted in either doc. or pdf format to: with the following specifications:

a. 12 point calibri font style

b. 1.5 line spacing.

ENTRIES CLOSE ON MAY 24TH 2013 by 11:59PM.

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