The Village Fire is an event by Dr. Tayo Oyedeji about Personal Finance and Business Networking. Learning & networking events designed to teach the principles of FI:RE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) while providing an opportunity for business connections.

Compound interest is a two-edged sword that lifts investors and kills borrowers. Fools borrow to sustain their lifestyle; wise people invest into their lives.

Dr. Tayo Oyedeji

About the Village Fire Event:

Dr. Tayo Oyedeji- How I Retired at 40 & How You can Prepare for Early Retirement
Dr. Tayo Oyedeji- How I Retired at 40 & How You can Prepare for Early Retirement
  1. FIRE SEMINAR: Keynote and plenary sessions designed to teach and explain the five key pillars of Financial Independence.
  2. NETWORKING SESSION: Meet & greet/business networking among session participants and the speakers to exploit areas of synergy.
  3. COACHING SESSION: Closed group interactions between the Keynote speaker and young CEOs of thriving businesses.

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself”

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Compound interest is a two-edged sword that lifts investors and kills borrowers. Fools borrow to sustain their lifestyle; wise people invest into their lives. – Dr. Tayo Oyedeji @Andre28071990 @hisfabness @SolaAdesakin @Moloko_Tee Click To Tweet
People Seated in a Boadroom - Personal Finance and Business Networking with Dr. Tayo Oyedeji
The Village Fire Event – Personal Finance and Business Networking with Dr. Tayo Oyedeji

What you will Learn at The Village Fire:

  1. INCREASE YOUR INCOME: How to utilize the power of PERCEIVED VALUE to increase your income.
  2. FRUGALITY: How to reduce spending and save more for investment into your future.
  3. INVESTMENT: Understanding the key investments instruments and the 3-bucket model for portfolio management.

The Village Fire Event Speakers:

1. Dr. Tayo Oyedeji:

Dr. Tayo Oyedeji retired at 40 as the regional head of a multinational corporation with 800 employees in 34 African countries. His 20-year work experience spans technology, advertising, management consulting, and financial services in Europe, North America, and Africa.

He holds an MBA from Oxford University in the UK and doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. Dr. Oyedeji teaches leadership, management and  personal finance seminars across the world. 

2. Andre Bothma:

Andre Bothma The Village Fire
Andre Bothma

Andre Bothma Talks about personal finance and personal responsibility. Plays chess, guitar and dungeons and dragons. Learning Zulu. He helps the average Joe to get ahead. Not to fear tax, but to understand it. Andre’s message is simple so small businesses can focus on what they’re good at.

Dig into the topics whether it is about tax, debt, saving money, investing, starting a business. The more you learn, the more you know and the better equipped you’ll be. – @Andre28071990 @hisfabness Dr. Tayo Oyedeji @Moloko_Tee @SolaAdesakin Click To Tweet

If you decide to learn more about each topic, feel free to leave a comment on one of the articles on the website. Asking questions is the best way to get specific answers.

Dig into the topics whether it is about tax, debt, saving money, investing, starting a business. The more you learn, the more you know and the better equipped you’ll be.

Ultimately, being both money and tax savvy will help you manage what you earn and become financially independent. Spend less, earn more, save more.

Andre Bothma

3. Familusi Akin Babajide:

Familusi Akin Babajid The Village Fire
Familusi Akin Babajid The Village Fire

Familusi Akin Babajide Serial entrepreneur, popularly known as Mr. FAB. Fashion & Lifestyle Entrepreneur | Media Man | Premium Host | Creative | Founder @under40ceos Fabiyi Olawaleafricanblack Fabiyi Olawale.ng @exclamations.couture Bata Media.

An unrepentant creative and First West African Moderator at The Cannes Lions Festival Of Creativity, France (2016), the largest gathering of creatives worldwide.

Often described as a serial entrepreneur, he is passionate about developing ideas into substantial life-impacting products. I am passionate about building businesses and most especially people.

Familusi’s life goal is to not only build enterprises around my personal interests but to encourage, enable and empower potential young African entrepreneurs at all levels create excellent products that will evolve into sustainable brands.

4. Lekan Olayiwola:

Lekan Olayiwola is a versatile writer and researcher that published extensively in the specialized field of frugality and saving.

5. Susan Nyakiamo:

Susan Nyakiamo
Susan Nyakiamo The Village Fire

Personal Finance Advisor at Tanto Suziema. Writes articles and blog posts on personal finance. Susan Nyakiamo gives talks and public lectures to various groups about best practices in managing personal finances. Also, offers one on one advice to individuals and start ups.

6. Sola Adesakin:

Sola Adesakin The Village Fire
Sola Adesakin The Village Fire

Sola Adesakin is an experienced and versatile Chartered Accountant with about 16 years hands-on experience on Personal, SME & Business Finance Solutions. She is a Personal Finance Coach, Author of 4 books and a Conference/Seminar Speaker. Sola is also a Financial Literacy Enthusiast and the CEO @SmartStewards.

I help you set and accomplish your personal finance goals; teaching you how to Make, Manage and Multiply Money on your way to building Wealth.

Sola Adesakin

Sola Adesakin is the Lead Coach and CEO of Smart Stewards. She is an experienced and versatile Chartered Accountant with about 17 years hands-on experience on Personal and SMEs finance. She is a Personal Finance Coach, Trainer and Conference/Seminar Speaker. Sola has authored 5 books; her latest being the “40 Frugal Rules For Your Journey To Financial Freedom”; A Practical and Pragmatic Guide For Wealth Management .

She holds a BSC in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of The United Kingdom (ACCA). She is a Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) and she also holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt University) Scotland.

Sola is also a recipient of the Women X Scholarship; An Initiative of the World Bank and Pan Atlantic University for Female Entrepreneurs.

Sola is also the Head of Finance and Business Development of SAS Space Design; One of the leading Architectural and Construction firms in Nigeria.

​She is happily married with children. She actively connects on Instagram @Sola_Adesakin and her Twitter handle is @SolaAdesakin.

I help you set and accomplish your personal finance goals; teaching you how to Make, Manage and Multiply Money on your way to building Wealth. – @SolaAdesakin @Andre28071990 @hisfabness Dr. Tayo Oyedeji @Moloko_Tee Click To Tweet

7. Thandekile Moloko:

Thandekile Moloko The Village Fire
Thandekile Moloko The Village Fire

Thandekile Moloko is a Wealth Coach and Wealth Manager by profession. She went to the University of Johannesburg. She studied BCom Finance and Honours in Financial planning. Her love for people and changing people’s lives lead her into the financial planning.

Thandekile was requested to be part of the ASISA (Association for Savings and Investment South Africa) program to enhance financial planning as an industry. She encompasses tenacity for finance, especially wealth management and personal financial management.

With insurmountable experience gained in the industry, she has blazed the market with her expertise within the financial planning industry. With the intent of reaching a larger audience, she decided to increase the scope of her work into Wealth Coaching.

In her Wealth Coaching career, she has changed many people’s lives and she changed the landscape of wealth management to be inclusive of those that need it the most. She is an avid believer in changing lives one financial situation at a time.

The Village Fire – Fundamental Issues of Life:

  1. Values – what is important to you.
  2. Goals – where you are going.
  3. Principles – how you want to live.
  4. Family – children, discipline, vision etc.
  5. Money – how we’ll make and use it.
  6. Religion – how important is it.
  7. Philosophy – how you think about life
The Village Fire Event - Personal Finance and Business Networking with Dr. Tayo Oyedeji Nairobi Lagos Johannesburg Atlanta
The Village Fire Event – Personal Finance and Business Networking with Dr. Tayo Oyedeji Nairobi Lagos Johannesburg Atlanta