Joke Silva, is an award winning actress with thirty years experience in arts entertainment. Managing Director of both the Malete Film Village, and the Lufodo Group of companies, where she green lights many artistic projects. She is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador and recipient of the Best of Africa Award from Steve Forbes.


Elley, is an award-winning 35 year veteran of film, TV, stage and radio. Writer and director of animated feature films, her voice can be heard on several animated series. She teaches voice at the University of Windsor and is a recent nominee for an honorary doctorate for contributing to arts worldwide.


Odi Okundaye is a financial analyst who also has worked within the banking industry of Nigeria for 13 years. He consults with some of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions, providing financial advisory services and business strategy support to a select clientele. He is an avid reader with eclectic taste in literature. He loves music and sports.


Ifeoma Fafunwa is a social impact theatre-maker living and working in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the founder and creative director of iOpenEye Ltd, a Nigerian production company utilizing performance art to challenge the status quo and drive social change. Her creative activism focuses on economic and gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. She co-wrote and directed the acclaimed woman empowerment stage play titled HEAR WORD! which challenges social, cultural and political norms that limit the potential and contribution of women. HEAR WORD! opened at the American Repertory Theater (February 2018), The Public theater in Manhattan NYC (January 2019) and is curated for Edinburgh International Festival (August 2019).

Ifeoma is a fellow at the MIT Media Lab ’18-‘20 and a fellow of the Aspen Institute and the ’18 Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University.


Funmi Iyayi is the Managing Director of LACIAC.

Funmi is a legal practitioner licensed to practise in Ghana and Nigeria. She worked in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode as a member of the commercial dispute resolution team for several years, where she represented clients in contentious and non-contentious matters as well as functioned as the secretary to arbitral tribunals. Thereafter she served as in-house counsel in one of Nigeria’s leading real estate development companies, a role she held for two years before joining the Lagos Court of Arbitration as the general counsel. Funmi transitioned to the role of chief executive officer of LACIAC in January 2018 and was appointed a member of the Board in December 2018.

As a member of various arbitration institutions both international and regional she is actively involved in the promotion of arbitration across Africa and is a regular speaker at conferences.

Funmi has written several articles on international commercial arbitration.


Stephanie Lynn Robinson is an actress & producer based in Canada. An Associate Producer of “Dog Park Tales”TV series. Currently, she lends her voice to 2 animated series. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York City, she has worked Off-Broadway as well with Walt Disney Entertainment.