Temi Badru (née Popoola) is a Nigerian lawyer, award-winning public speaker and compère for high-profile events. She is the Founder of Voices and Faces Communications Ltd; a PR and Communications firm and Voices and Faces Community. She graduated from the University of Ibadan.
Temi was one of the 100 recipients of the Royal African Young Leadership Forum Award 2021 by His Imperial Majesty; the Ooni of Ife. She was recognised by The Ruby Hub as one of the Top 50 Personalities on Linkedin in Nigeria in 2019. The following year, she was recognised as one of the 100 most powerful Nigerians under-40 on the YNaija Power list and as one of the 50 Shapers of the New Decade. She received the Media Influencer of the Year award in 2020 and Public Speaker of the Year award in 2021 from The Iconic Brands Awards.
She has over 8 years’ experience as a journalist who has been involved in radio and television presenting and production. She has also coached professionals and entrepreneurs to speak confidently in public.
In her capacity as an event host and conference moderator, she has anchored many events successfully for multinationals, national and international organizations, governments and NGOs, including Access Bank, German Embassy in Abuja, U.S Consulate in Lagos, International Chamber of Commerce Africa, WEConnect International, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Chartered Institute of Project Managers of Nigeria, Rise Networks and African Development Bank. One of her strengths is the ability to engage the audience and speakers, irrespective of the area of practice or the technicality involved. Her clients always come back with testimonials of her work.
As a LinkedIn influencer, Temi conducts training and special consulting sessions to help professionals and corporate organisations leverage LinkedIn for career growth.
Temi Badru also volunteers for youth-focused non-for-profit organisations that promote leadership and enterprise . An example of this is her service as a member of the Faculty of The Platform Young Professionals Bootcamp.