Tunde Onakoya

Portrait image of Tunde Onakoya, Chess Master and Founder of Chess in Slums Africa.

Chess in Slums

Tunde Onakoya is a Nigerian National Chess Master and founder of the nonprofit Chess in Slums. He is driven by the conviction that chess can serve as a powerful educational tool to improve young lives and foster a new generation of intellectuals, even among underprivileged communities.


Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya describes his NGO Chess in Slums in Africa at the DLD Munich Conference 2024.

The New Chess Masters

Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya has an important goal: to give at least one million African children the chance to lead a better life by teaching them the game of chess. In his deeply personal, riveting DLD24 talk, Onakoya recalls growing up in poverty in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, and how he had to…
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Cover image collage of the DLD magazine The Promptah, second issue, showing a colorful drawing of Immanuel Kant and photos of Sarah Spiekermann, Tunde Onakoya, Gary Marcus and Holly Herndon.

The Promptah No. 2: “Dare to Know!”

The second issue of DLD’s people magazine for curious minds celebrates Immanuel Kant’s 300th birthday and explores the dawn of a new age of enlightenment.
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Amazon CTO Werner Vogels speaks to a packed audience at the DLD Munich conference 2024

DLD Munich 2024

DLD Munich is Europe’s leading innovation conference. DLD24 brought together experts from business, science and culture. Revisit this exciting event here with talks, videos, images…
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