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The Art of Survival | Emeka Nwadike | TEDxNYUAD



Your life is shaped by the choices you make. But what does making the right choice mean?
Growing up with minimal resources in a Nigeria living through the effects of the Boko Haram insurgency, Emeka was faced with decisions and sacrifices that would forever change his life.

Emeka currently works as a Recreational Assistant as a Contract Staff of SERCO at NYUAD’s Athletic Department. He is from Imo State in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. He was, however, raised Kano State in the Northern part of Nigeria where he and his family lived through the negative effects of the Boko Haram insurgency. His TED talk traces his personal experience growing up as a child with minimal resources at his disposal and the sacrifices he’s had to make for his other siblings. With his talk, he hopes to inform the public that success depends solely not on the wealth of your family but on your choice in making the right decisions for a better future.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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