Ferdinand Ladi Adimefe

About speaker

Ferdinand Ladi Adimefe is a creative entrepreneur focused on animation, games and blockchain ecosystem. He is the founder and CEO of Magic Carpet Studio based in Lagos, Nigeria, it is one of Africa's most promising innovation storytelling companies that specialize in developing authentic African stories. The studio is one of the leading animation and game development and metaverse studios in Africa playing a significant role in the development of the animation industry on the continent. The studio has been involved in scaling capacity building by creating a training and fellowship program for people interested in animation and game development.

Ferdinand is big on harnessing emerging opportunities in media, entertainment and the technology space. He also founded Imaginarium Creative, which is a digital ecosystem and creative technology company focused on incubation and seed investment in early tech startups.

He is a Ford Foundation inductee selected by the foundation to create a blueprint for Nigeria’s next 50 years in 2010, and a recipient of The Future Awards: Nigeria’s best 100 and was inducted as a Guardian of The Future by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014. Ferdinand is also a member of the Information Communications Committee of the Nigeria Economic Forum; tasked with research and proposing policy formulation for driving Nigeria’s technological advancement.

Ferdinand made it to the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) list of 100 most influential people in the global creative space in 2021. Ferdy serves on the board of the Slum to School Africa initiative, a non-profit organization aimed at improving access to education for children who live in hard-to-reach slums across Nigeria. He is a published author of the book “Pulse” and the soon to be released “The Creative Manifesto”.