Ade Adepitan MBE

Ade Adepitan MBE

“We can all be superheroes, no matter who we are or where we’re from.”

Ade Adepitan MBE is a TV presenter, journalist, author, charity ambassador, former international Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and exceptional motivational speaker.

Having survived polio as a 15-month old, Ade has since succeeded as a medal-winning sportsman and has built up a wealth of presenting and broadcasting experience. An instantly recognisable face, Ade has travelled the world for his work including the BBC’s internationally streamed Travel Show (2021), exploring the history and cultures behind the globe’s most enticing countries.

Named on the 2020 Powerlist of 100 most influential black British people, Ade is a truly inspiring speaker. Due to the discrimination he has faced as a Nigerian-born citizen and polio survivor, Ade is a compelling and inspirational anti-racism, anti-discrimination and disability speaker.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Diversity Speaker and Paralympian Ade Adepitan for your next event.

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Ade was extremely amendable and relaxed – he gave us some fantastic quotes and a brilliant interview.
Tourism South East

Ade was absolutely fantastic and really connected with the audience. He was completely as I expected him to be after reading some of the bios on him on the internet, a really nice person and very down to earth with an interesting story to hear. The audience really enjoyed it, they had lots of questions to ask at the end and were still asking questions during the drinks reception after the talk which Ade seemed more than happy to respond to.
Herbert Smith Freehills 

Funny, personal, raw and very emotional – there were a number of red eyes in the audience.
Lloyds Banking Group

Ade’s story was funny, engaging, moving and inspiring. Would highly recommend as an inspiring speaker in virtually any environment.
University of Gloucestershire

The audience was re-energised by your lively delivery and humour. Your message of channelling of personal potential did not go unheard.
Improvement and Development Agency

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