Samson Ogbole
Team Lead, Eupepsia Place

Farmer Ogbole Samson is the Team Lead for Eupepsia Place which uses technology as an enabler for Agriculture. Eupepsia Place grows plants without the use of soil, growing plants in the air and AI based irrigation system for proper plant monitoring for optimum yield and predictability of food production. Agriculture for Samson is more than just food production; it is the foundation for sustainable development, job creation, healthy living, as well as national development. He believes that ‘food production should not be seasonal because hunger is not seasonal’.

Samson (a Member of the Royal Court), is an Ooni of Ife Kingdom and an awardee of the Royal African Awards – a recognition of top 100 young Nigerians doing great things in 2021. He is a two time TEDx speaker and a one-time TED speaker and was recognised amongst the top 7 innovators in Africa in 2018 by CNN Africa. Samson was also recognised by EFCC as one of the young and legitimate innovative mind in 2018. He was the winner of the Future Agro Challenge 2020 and was also a part of the documentary – “Swallow – food security in Nigeria’s changing climate”. Samson’s creativity and entrepreneurial drive has had him featured on CNN’s African Voices, BBC, BBC Yoruba, Reuters TV, DW, Channels TV and many others.