Having presented over 100 speeches to over 50,000 attendees, Kayode Damali is no stranger to the stage. From awards ceremonies to university graduations, corporate audiences to young offenders, Kayode's reach is a testament to his versatility, passion for change and ability to motivate audiences of all demographics. As a candidate of the 2018 series of The Apprentice, he is an instantly recognisable figure who can resonate with audiences, relating to their struggles with his own story of adversity. From humble beginnings as a struggling university student, Kayode has built an empire of entrepreneurship, making him one of the most inspiring motivational speakers on the circuit.
Including the National Citizen Service and Manchester Metropolitan University, Kayode has hosted events for a wide range of high-profile audiences. The go to speaker for event organisers, he is renowned for his entertainment value, hilarious anecdotes and powerful message that stay with audiences long after he leaves the stage. Previous client testimonials describe him as a "great motivational speaker" who can "empower and engage" young people on many levels. His speeches are bespoke to his audience, tailored to their specific needs.
Kayode's speeches cover such topics as marketing, sales, social media, networking, time management and pitching your career defining idea, all of which are essential to corporate audiences. Listed in the Top 15 of the Most Powerful Young Entrepreneurs in the World in 2016, Kayode was making waves long before he appeared on The Apprentice. Following his success on the show, he was later named the Favourite Reality TV Star at the Annual Screen Nation Film and Television Awards and Smoothest Talker on TV. When booked for events, audiences truly experience how much of a "smooth talker" Kayode is, as his eloquence, confidence and charm shine through.
Blogger, host of his own podcast, The Kayode KodDCAST, and consultant of The KoDsultancy, Kayode shares his influential insight across several platforms. When appearing at schools across the country, he specialises in the importance of higher education and how to self-motivate, using his own story of success to drive others. It was at university that Kayode turned his life around, a core message that he shares with young offenders to inspire them to do the same. With a diverse range of topics, Kayode truly is a speaker for all event.