Authors

Abayomi Oyelami

Abayomi Oyelami

Abayomi Oyelami is a creative who does everything writing – books, memoirs, articles, online blogs, newspaper columns, social media contents, and a bit of poetry. He is the editor of Trek Africa Newspaper, Nigerian news weekly with focus on business and governance; content curator for the website and social media for a Lagos-based health NGO, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI), and the author of a children’s classic, Finding Purpose for Kids. His personal blog, www.yomisjournals.com.ng is a pot pourri of interesting and educating content that will drive you to significance. The fellow of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) believes now is the time for Africa to take her pride of place and Africans should brace up for the task.  ‘Yomi is black to the bone! Find him across all social media @yomioyelami

Abdulaleem Ademola-Osinuga

Abdulaleem Ademola-Osinuga

Abdulaleem Anjolaoluwa Ademola-Osinuga is the Founder/CEO of Inspired Leadership Group. He is the 2nd Cub of the West & Most Powerful Leader in Africa by The World Humanitarian Network.

Adebayo Akinloye

Adebayo Akinloye

Adebayo Akinloye, ASSC.CIPD, ACIPM

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Adedayo Omotunde

Adedayo Omotunde, currently based out of Dubai, is a telecommunications executive with over 17 years’ experience across Middle-East and Sub-Saharan African telecommunications markets. Profile Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adedayoomotunde/

Adefunke Soyibo

Adefunke Soyibo

Mrs. Adefunke Oluyemi Soyibo is a Business Executive and Entrepreneur. A versatile entrepreneur with over 15 years’ experience in managing the growth of a business from conception to actualization using operational goals and business activities to guarantee revenue and profitability. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and has attended several trainings, courses, and seminars on best practices in Interior design. She is widely traveled and this gives her a bird’s eye view of the latest trends on interior design, furniture styles, and interior space creativity and layout. She has extensive experience in corporate workplace design, residential design, and retail of furniture and other interior accessories. Due to her vast experience, she knows that a good space design and makeup produces creativity, good health, and comfort A good space design makes the space appealing, easier to work or live in and promotes safe wellbeing. She has great people management, communication, and negotiation skills She has been asked to speak in many seminars and workshops about her business acumen and her ideas about the Interior design and Furniture industry.

Adeolu Akinyemi

Adeolu Akinyemi

I am Adeolu Akinyemi, I'm a Business Leader, Serial Entrepreneur, a Blockchain Educator and Influencer, an ICO Advisor and Investor, A Networker, Project Manager, Financial Intelligence Trainer and Coach.

Engr. Adeyemi Mofikoya

Engr. Adeyemi Mofikoya

Engr. Adeyemi MOFIKOYA holds a B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc (Control Engineering). He is a Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), Certified Automation Engineer (CAE), Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Automation (PGDIA), a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), a Registered Engineer (COREN), and Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administrators of Nigeria and also a Fellow of the Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria (FIBMN). He started his career with Lafarge Africa PLC where he gained wide experience in Manufacturing, Operations Management and Procurement. He also has few stints in the Oil & Gas industry as a Field Engineer. He later joined Vitafoam Nigeria PLC in 2010 as a Sales Engineer and was later transferred to Vitapur Nigeria Limited (a subsidiary) as one of her pioneer staff (Management Cadre) and then he rose to become the Head of Sales & Marketing in October 2011. Due to his excellent and outstanding performance, he was appointed as the General Manager of Vitapur Nigeria Limited in the Year 2016. He won the Prestigious Chairman’s merit award in the year 2015 as the best Management staff. With over 15years experience cutting across Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Power generation organizations; he has built private companies in the Start-ups space not limited to Procurement, Construction, NGO, Engineering services and Agricultural products. He has attended various training both Local and International. He has also won various laurels. He is happily married and blessed with two lovely kids.

Ajibola Ogunbadewa

Ajibola Ogunbadewa

Ajibola Ogunbadewa (LL.B, B.L, LL.M (Cardiff) (Principal Specialist, IHS (Nigeria) Limited)

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Akinjise Daniel

Akinjise Daniel is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management with over four years of work experience in Human Resources and Administration that cuts across several sectors which includes the nonprofit, retail, and FMCG. He currently works with the HR and Admin team of Nitro121, a leading advertising firm in West Africa. He’s a young active citizen who was awarded the "Thumb Award" in 2018 by Enough is Enough Nigeria for his commitment in ensuring youth participation in governance in Nigeria. In 2019, he was nominated for the MAATHAI IMPACT AWARD, served as a consultant on youth and peacebuilding for Peace Direct and United Networks of Young (UNOY) Peace-builders, and selected as a delegate to attend the World Youth Forum in Egypt. In 2020, he represented Nigeria at the West Africa Youth Internet Governance Forum, Sierra Leone. His experience working with youth-led nonprofits has helped him acquire skills in graphic design, project management, photography, and talent management. He’s the founder of TAD Initiative, (a youth-led platform focused on climate actions and environmental sustainability), and Empowered Youth, (an Initiative that helps young people acquire skills through mentorship and peer learning)

Arnold Moyo

Arnold Moyo

Dr. (PhD) Arnold Moyo has more than 20 years of experience in international development economics, environmental and biological diversity sustainability, policy-making, as well as in designing and implementing projects and generating on-the-ground impact. He brings a passion for conservation and sustainable development, which has been the focus of her previous leadership roles at the World Bank and United Nations, AWF, IUCN, UNESCO, USAID projects. Most recently, Dr. (PhD) Arnold Moyo held the position of National Technical Project Coordinator of the Zimbabwe National Water Resources Master Plan (2020 to 2040, horizon) World Bank project, responsible for leading the project's execution strategies, policy and operational engagement in Zimbabwe. Dr. (PhD) Arnold Moyo serves on a number of advisory councils and boards including the Environmental and Social development Practitioners Professionals Network (YoungProfsNet); Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN); Transboundary Natural Resources Management (TBNRM); SADC Aquatic Resources Working Group (SARWG); IUCN – ESA BIOPAMA Programme; Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development in Africa (RCMRD); Zimbabwe National Spatial Data Infrastructure (ZNSDI); IUCN Red List Database and UNESCO/IUCN World Heritage Centre Natural World Heritage Sites Management in Africa and Asia, and PAN-AFRICAN Countries Information & Skills resource person, roles he took since 2009 to date. (PhD) Arnold Moyo contacts; Email: arnomoyo@yahoo.co.uk & moyoarno@gmail.com and SkypeID: arnoldmoyo896

Adekunle Ayeni

Adekunle Ayeni

Ayeni Adekunle is a Nigerian entrepreneur, writer and published author. He is the founder of Black House Media Group, headquartered in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, with standalone brands in media publishing, public relations, digital commerce, music streaming, marketing, information technology and research

Ayokunmi Awosika

Ayokunmi Awosika

Ayokunmi S. Awosika, a Business Intelligence Analyst who is passionate about writing and loves to tell stories.

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Benjamin Kofi

Benjamin Kofi Quansah, CGMS Certified Grants Management Specialist Bkqcima1@gmail.com

Olarewaju Bolaji

Olarewaju Bolaji

Olarewaju Bolaji Radio/TV Presenter, Recording Artist, Media Consult www.youtube.com/c/BigBolaji

Biola Adebajo

Biola Adebajo

Abiola Adebajo; Evergreen Promotions Boss

Dr Brian Reuben

Dr Brian Reuben

Dr Brian Reuben is one of the most sought after thought leaders on the subject of Strategy in Nigeria. He speaks at business events globally. He has written over 150 articles and facilitated over 200 strategy training programs for senior executives in diverse industries. He has advised and mentored senior executives in several organisations including Africa-Reinsurance Corporation, Savile Energy Luxembourg, Department of Petroleum Resources, Trident Energy United Kingdom, BusinessDay, Dolphin Telecom among others.

Damilola Fene-Osakwe

Damilola Fene-Osakwe

Damilola Fene-Osakwe is a trained Economist & a practicing Risk Management Professional. Her work experience spans across top multinationals in West Africa, in Strategy, Consulting and Risk Management functions. She is also a fashion entrepreneur and runs a female clothing ready-to wear line (Salt by Damadel) with a purpose to empower women in business to becoming leading women. Damilola is married and blessed with two lovely kids.

Doyin Adewola

Doyin Adewola

Doyin Adewola conceived a business idea of creating a business hub and a supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurs, of which he was one, and needed support at that time. He realized many more like him needed help and he was apt to develop a business idea out of it. In December 2012 he founded Box office Hub, one of the pioneer coworking spaces in Nigeria. As a business, Box Office Hub supports about 100 businesses directly and hundreds more indirectly, collectively contributing over 5 million USD to the local economy annually and creating thousands of jobs. Doyin acknowledges entrepreneurship in Africa is a challenging journey - However, he has remained steadfast in creating value as he holds unwavering faith that Africa’s market promises rich rewards for dynamic and undaunted innovators who are responsive to its needs. As a personal mission, Doyin seeks opportunities to impart and raise a generation of adequately equipped emerging entrepreneurs. He is the Director for Startup Grind in Abuja, a mentor to youths in his community, and a volunteer on various entrepreneurship platforms such as Holyhill Capital, Junior Achievement, and Tony Elumelu Foundation. Doyin loves long-distance driving and plays the saxophone as a hobby. He is married to Victoria Adewola and is blessed with two lovely daughters, Dara and Dunni.

Cornel Malan

Cornel Malan

Dr Cornel Malan BA (Political Science) Advanced Diploma (Labour Law) B-Hons (Public Administration) MPA (Public Administration) PhD (Public Governance and Management) Dr Cornel Malan has 30 years’ experience in both the public and private sector in policy and process design, human resource management, statistical research, strategic planning and corporate governance. Cornel specialises in transformation, strategy and organisational design and restructuring as well as business rescue projects. As such she has been involved in SLP, BBBEE and other organisational alignment projects in the military, mining and public entity environment. Dr Malan has been responsible for ground-breaking work in several research projects, has been instrumental in establishing academic relationships with various leading universities. She holds a PhD (D Litt) in Public Management and Governance from the University of Johannesburg, as well as other qualifications in Labour Law, Political Science and Public Administration. Cornel is a qualified SAP HR consultant and has additional training in education technology & design, OD, mentoring and coaching and leadership. She was registered as a General HR practitioner by the SA Board for People Practitioners (SABPP) in 2010 and served on the Women In Mining Board for the period 2011 to 2014. Cornel also serves as a Board member for the OLDN. At present, Dr Malan is a part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria Engineering Faculty (EBIT) as well in the UP Faculty for Economics and Management Services. In addition, she has been appointed in 2017 as Associate Lecturer on the Railway Operations Management suite of programmes delivered as a partnership with Transnet Freight Rail, University of Johannesburg and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) School for Work Based Education. In 2019, Dr Malan was appointed as an external supervisor on the Vega Schools Master of Arts in Creative Brand Leadership (MACBL). During 2020 Cornel has been appointed as Associate researcher by the UJ department of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. In addition, UNISA (Public Administration Department) confirmed her appointment as supervisor for a PhD and 2 x master’s degree students. Previously, Dr Malan was a supervisor at GIBS for DBA students, specifically with a focus on equity and transformation as well as an MBA supervisor an NMU. More recently, Cornel has been facilitating several international Strategic HR-and related courses to students from across Africa. Courses include Strategic HR, Training and Learning, HR Auditing, Organisational design & restructuring, mentoring and coaching, Multi-generational Talent Management and HR Risk Management. Cornel has been involved in the design and facilitation of customer-focused training solutions at institutions across South Africa. Dr Malan has prepared and presented various research papers at various local and international conferences regarding mining, leadership, railway safety and more recently, on HR Management.

Oluwaseun Rotimi

Oluwaseun Rotimi

I Dr Rotimi Victor Oluwaseun a resident Doctor in the department of community medicine LUTH Idi Araba. An associate fellow of the West African college of physicians and the national postgraduate medical college of Nigeria

Eddie Botes

Eddie Botes

Eddie Botes is an international speaker and facilitator and is the founder of Leadershift, an organization that is dedicated to helping organizations and leaders to build a focused and adaptive organizational culture.

Ekene Mekwunye

Ekene Mekwunye

Ekene is a Filmmaker and with a strong interest in Photography. His film LasgidiVice screened at the biggest Film Festival in the world, Cannes International Film Festival in May 2018. His film, Oblivious won at Africa's biggest film awards, AMVCA in 20I5 for best short film. His film 'The Encounter' which is set during the Biafran war also won best Jury selected film at the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in 2015 and AMVCA later as well as got a review on the Newsweek magazine in Europe. He also produced a feature film released in 2018 titled SYLVIA and Directed the feature film released in January 2019 titled 'LIGHT IN THE DARK' which starred Rita Dominic, Joke Silva, Saidi Balogun, Ngozi Nwosu, etc It has screened in 5 different continents. Both of them are presently on Netflix. He has worked for Mnet (producer, 53Extra and Jara) and MTV (Project Coordinator, Shuga 3) in the past before starting Riverside Productions (www. riversideproductions.net), which created shows like My Big Nigerian Wedding which is presently one of the biggest wedding TV shows in Africa and has the rights to biggest Disk Jockey competition in the World for Nigeria called DMC. He also runs a free training workshop called The Imagery Program that teaches young people screenwriting, acting and filmmaking. He was also a member of an internship program organised by the Centre for Global Enterprise in New York, with a 21 man multicultural team selected from over 400 applicants to develop a framework for the business expansion of a Tanzania based technology company to new markets across Africa and the world. As well as a member of the inaugural African Platform Management, Strategy & Innovation course. He has a degree in Insurance from the University of Lagos and also studied filmmaking at NYFA, Universal studios in Los Angeles. He is presently a part of the Executive MBA program at the Lagos Business School and an adjunct faculty member at The School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University. He's also a Mentor at the Fate Foundation Mentorship Program

Emmanuel Chinunda

Emmanuel Chinunda

Emmanuel Danstan Chinunda is a public speaker, entrepreneur and international experienced human capital development consultant with many years experience. He is a founder of Arch Professionals, a customer service, management and training consulting firm based in Malawi. Previously worked as an executive director, group general manager and human resources and administrative manager. He is an MBA holder and author of seven books including Dancing with Leadership using African Indigenous Wisdom and Grappling with Change in Africa using African Wisdom.

Ezekiel Bamigboye

Ezekiel Bamigboye

Ezekiel is a Graduate of Business Administration and Management with a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and Management from the University of Wales, UK. An Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) Currently, Head of Region (Lagos and Core West), Enterprise Business, MTN Nigeria Plc (Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Kwara & Edo States) Ezekiel joined MTN Nigeria in October 2002 as Inventory Controller in the Sales & Distribution Division. In January 2005, he moved to Benin as the Customer Consultant (Area Manager in charge of Edo state) where he was responsible for last-mile product distribution and brand visibility in Edo State. In September 2007, Ezekiel was promoted to the position of Distributor Accounts Executive and moved to Lagos where he was responsible for managing MTN Trade Partners with a monthly sales of N6billion. In October 2008, Ezekiel was sent on an assignment as acting Retail Channel Manager where he launched the Retailer Engagement Platform known as Bizlift for the Sales & Distribution Division of MTN Nigeria. He was promoted Regional Sales Manager by June 2011. In 2015, Ezekiel was promoted to lead the Small Medium Enterprise Sales Unit of the Enterprise Business Division of MTN Nigeria where he was responsible for the management of sales of MTN Business Solutions into the SME Segment. He pioneered the discussion around the possibility of Tracking Cattle and Livestock in Nigeria using Technology– this solution was launched by MTN in 2016. With over 16 years of sales experience spanning Trade Marketing, New Customer Acquisition, Mobile Money, Data, Enterprise sales and general sales management. Ezekiel has worked on various paradigm-shifting projects including Project DI-ARD (Devices, Intelligence, Acquisition, Ranging & Distribution). He was also responsible for the data cleansing Project in 2014 where he led 2,000 agents to update over 50million customer data. Ezekiel was awarded the MTN CEO Yello Manager Award for Sales & Distribution Division in 2012 and an approved MTN Mentor. With a passion for complex problem resolution and training in strategy formulation and new product development from Manchester Business School UK and Lagos Business School. Ezekiel loves cooking, football and is happily married and blessed with two boys.

Temitope Fakuade

Temitope Fakuade

Lead Civil/Structural Engineer at a Leading Bank In Africa (BSc, MFM, MNSE, COREN)

Feyifunmi Oginni

Feyifunmi Oginni

Feyifunmi Oginni is a budding filmmaker who is a passionate lover of the arts. Growing up with a strong and creative imaginative mind, she naturally gravitated towards performing arts as a hobby. She always had an interest in films, movies, and drama with a knack for creating stories and putting together small scale theatre productions just as a hobby. Her fascination for film making and moving images deepened when it dawned on her that she could actually create an entire world with the stories she tells, and characters she creates while freely expressing her creativity. And this is why she decided to turn her hobby into a career. She started her career in film making as a runner and has worked up, working on several productions ranging from short films to feature films and web series. She soon felt the need to acquire more knowledge and skill internationally. Which made her decide to get a master’s degree in Film and television production from The University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom, where she finished with Commendation. She has produced several short films and shows and has directed two short films. Her directorial Debut Film is set to be released on YouTube in February. Feyifunmi is passionate about telling stories that impact society and touch on the numerous social issues facing the world today. Over the years, she has gathered a vast catalogue of experiences, stories, scenarios and characters of the rich African culture and heritage and with these, she intends to exploit this freedom while she creates masterpieces and world-class films that tell original African stories and touch on critical real-life issues.

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Fola Onasanya

Fola Onasanya. PgM, Transformation, MTN.

Gbugbemi Atimomo

Gbugbemi Atimomo

I am an HR & Business consultant and Entrepreneurship Advocate, and I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I am passionate about organisational development, enterprise development, career advisory, facilitating training, and organising events and programmes. I enjoy volunteering and I belong to a book club which encourages me to maintain my passion for reading. I have a BSc in Forest Resources Management from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and an MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from the University of Essex, UK. I also obtained a Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Practices from Cornell University (eCornell). I am a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, USA and I also hold its Senior Certified Professional (SHRM- SCP) credential. I am also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHRi). I currently provide consulting support services to SMEs and I also consult for the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan- Atlantic University on a number of enterprise programmes. I am the Founder of SideHustleNG and also Convener of The Spirit of Enterprise (TSOE) initiative, both entrepreneurship advocacy platforms. I am interested in business consulting for aspiring and emerging business owners and businesses.

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Godswill Erondu

Godswill O. Erondu is a leadership expert; he helps organizations increase employee performance/productivity. He's the author of the book Optimal Performance: Uncommon Approach to Increasing Employee Productivity

Harry Akinola

Harry Akinola

Global Head, Talent, Learning & Development Puma Energy

Jane Egerton-Idehen

Jane Egerton-Idehen

A telecommunication executive with over 17 years’ experience in the Nigerian, Liberian and Ghanaian telecommunications markets. She holds an Engineering degree from the University of Nigeria and an MBA from Warwick Business school, UK. And an executive education from Harvard Business School. Jane worked as part of the Ericsson Ghana and Liberia executive leadership team where she managed the Account teams for Ericsson in Ghana and Liberia. She is currently the Country Manager Nigeria and Regional Sales Manager West Africa for a Satellite company: Avanti Communications Ltd. She is the founder of Women & Career (www.wowmnncareer.com) a platform that seeks to support women to grow their careers and encourage young girls to aspire to have one.

Josephine Sarouk

Josephine Sarouk

Proficient and goal-driven Business Leader with over 15 years of experience in strategic and tactical business leadership, Josephine has worked across multiple business development disciplines in both large and small technology companies, as well as consulting for Start-ups and Small to Medium Enterprises. She provides coaching and mentorship to graduates as they prepare themselves to enter the workforce and is dedicated to advancing women entrepreneurs and women-led businesses. She is the General Manager Regional Operations, Lagos and South-West for MTN Nigeria Communication PLC, Nigeria’s leading Telecommunication provide

Justine Chinoperekweyi, PhD.,

Justine Chinoperekweyi, PhD.,

Justine Chinoperekweyi, PhD., is an OD Scholar-Practitioner, Corporate Governance Expert, Author, Educator; and serves as Director: Academics & Programs at the Centre for Organization Leadership & Development (COLD) Harare, Zimbabwe. He is the Lead Instructor of OD modules such as Fundamentals of OD, Appreciative Leadership in OD, Methods of Inquiry in OD Practice, OD Tools & Techniques, and Corporate Governance. Justine is also the Managing Editor of the Organization Leadership and Development Quarterly (OLDQ); Academic Director, and Visiting Faculty in United Arab Emirates. Justine is the author of numerous OD articles and four books titled: Organization Development Review: Resource for Practice Academics and Instructional Practitioners; Corporate Governance in Banking: Nuggets from Canada, Georgia, Germany, U.K., and Zimbabwe; Decision Making for Transformational Presence: Guide to making decisions that work; and Exceptionality Without Relapse: Pathways and principles to creating an exceptional life. He can be reached at justine@centreold.com, or http://drjustine.net/

Kamal Aderibigbe

Kamal Aderibigbe

Kamal recently joined BNP Paribas as Associate Vice President, Human Resources. In his role, he leads the provision of strategic HR business partnering to several divisions within the Montreal office of the Bank. Prior to BNPP, Kamal gained extensive experience and expertise in Leadership Development, Talent Management, Succession Planning, Organisational Effectiveness and Mentoring high potential managers with British American Tobacco. While at BAT he worked across 3 locations starting in Lagos, Nigeria, before moving to London, England and finally Montreal, Canada. At the BAT headquarters in England, he was first black African to hold the role of Regional Head of Talent Management for Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) a region supporting 13,000 employees. Prior to joining BAT, Kamal began his career working in the consulting firm of KPMG Professional Services before moving on to Accenture. Kamal holds a bachelor’s degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Masters of Arts., with distinction, from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California. He is a certified executive coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a certified change manager with PROSCI. He has lectured several cohorts of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management in Nigeria and was a volunteer faculty with Fate Foundation (a not for profit supporting entrepreneurs in Nigeria). He currently lives in Montreal with his wife and two kids. Kamal is on LinkedIn Linkedin.com/in/kamal-aderibigbe

Kenneth Ayemoba

Kenneth Ayemoba

Kenneth Ayemoba is the founder and CEO of Kenneth Konsulting, a Business and Education Consulting Company, based out of Lagos Nigeria. A graduate of the University of Lagos and seasoned educator, he is the head facilitator at the company, specializing in Professional Development Training for the staff of small and medium businesses, and schools. He is also a freelance writer, mentor, coach, and trainer, with a strong passion for critical thinking and evolution. He hails from Estako East Local Government Area, Edo State.

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Kester Osahenye

Dr. Kester Osahenye [Kester is a Creative Writer and works in telecoms as Senior Manager]

Kiki Omeili

Kiki Omeili

Nkiruka 'Kiki' Omeili is a Nigerian actress, best known for her role as Lovette in the TV series Lekki Wives. She is also known for her role as Blessing in the 2015 crime caper, Gbomo Gbomo Express alongside Gideon Okeke.

Kunle Kasumu

Kunle Kasumu

Olakunle Kasumu, a ghostwriter, is also the presenter and producer of Channels Book Club on Channels TV

Dr Lanre Messan

Dr Lanre Messan

Dr Lanre Messan is an award-winning idea strategist and creative social entrepreneur with key interests in retail and technology. He is highly skilled in idea development and disruptive strategy, business process design, branding and marketing. He has developed over 250 thriving business ideas for clients in Nigeria and other countries. His works have been recognized by the World Economic Forum, World Bank, African Business Leadership Forum, Taking IT Global, LEAP Africa and the European Research Council. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, JCI University and Pan Atlantic University where he studied Disruptive Strategy, Business Presentation and Digital Marketing respectively. He is currently enrolled in the Strategic Leadership programme at Warwick University, London. Dr Messan currently serves as a global advisory board member (West Africa) for Innovate Africa – a diaspora based body of African investors.

Linda Uneze

Linda Uneze

Linda Uneze is a Change Agent with ten (10) years’ experience in HR and Finance combined. She currently works with Maurice Xandra Solutions, an HR consulting firm with clients such as GE, NestOil, Addax, Energy Quest, Genesis Group, Obasanjo Farms, Elizade, and many others. Before joining Maurice Xandra Solutions, she worked for Environmental Accord, an Environmental and Sustainability Company in Nigeria as the Human Resource Manager; and MTN Nigeria as a Finance Administrator at different times of her career. Linda has an MBA from Manchester Business School and a B.A from Anambra State University where she graduated with First Class Honours and has taken some courses with Harvard Business School and Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), UK. She is certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), USA as a Professional in Human Resource (PHRi) and by Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Nigeria as a member (MCIPM). She also has the Human Resources Practitioner's License as well as a professional diploma in Human Resource Management, both from CIPM. Linda is passionate about solving real-life issues and helping the youth to discover their purpose. In this regard, she is a member of the Institutional Development Committee, CIPM; a Gold mentor on Manchester Spring Mentoring 2019; and a Business Mentor on Venture4Africa.

Memory Nguwi

Memory Nguwi

Memory Nguwi is an Occupational Psychologist, Data Scientist, Speaker, & Managing Consultant- Industrial Psychology Consultants (Pvt) Ltd a management and human resources consulting firm. https://www.linkedin.com/in/memorynguwi/ Phone +263 4 481946-48/481950/2900276/2900966 or cell number +263 77 2356 361 or email: mnguwi@ipcconsultants.com or visit our website at www.ipcconsultants.com

Debo Adebayo

Debo Adebayo

TV/Film/Radio/Stage/Online Media Content Creator MC Entertainer! An advocate of Love, Truth & Justice!

Obinna Ochem

Obinna Ochem

Obinna Tony-Francis Ochem is a freelance writer, who navigates through gender, class, sexuality, climate change and shape shifting monsters. He is alumni of the Lolwe Fiction Workshop facilitated by Zukiswa Wanner and SpringNG '20 cohort writing mentorship programme. His works are published or forthcoming on Elseisy Blog, Kalahari Review, Rustintimes, LivingFreeUk, Punocracy Longlist '19 & 20, Tush Magazine essay finalist/winner, Chinụa Achebe Essay Anthology, SpringNG anthology, and The WorkBooth magazine. A finalist for Kalahari Review Igby Prize for Non-Fiction and longlisted for Second edition of Kitodiaries Prize for Literature. Also, a finalist for the '19 Quramo Writers' Prize for his manuscript, Deep Ocean, and Afire '19 Linda Ikeji Prize for Literature, for Living in the Ghetto. He is currently studying Marine Sciences at the University of Lagos and has a link to his works, https://linktr.ee/obynofranc. He tweets, @obynofranc.

Ochuko Ebiuwhe

Ochuko Ebiuwhe

Ochuko Ebiuwhe is a Human Resource Personel, a Mental Health Advocate/Counsellor and a Relationship Coach. In her free time, she enjoys working on excellent Interior Designs or gets involved in wholesome, edifying activities.

Okey Okere

Okey Okere

Okey Okere, Managing Director of Hofstede Insights Nigeria

Olawande Adetula

Olawande Adetula

Olawande Adetula is an Actor, Model and Graduate of Business Administration and Management from Ekiti State University. She’s also a certified customer care personnel. Born into a family of Four. Very passionate about helping people become confident in their own skin. Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you’re better than everyone; it’s walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone at all.

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Olufunke Adio

Olufunke Adio [ACIPM, CCA, CBA] Lead Consultant OLIVE AND PEARCE

Olumide Agboola

Olumide Agboola

AGBOOLA OLUMIDE: Ag. General MANAGER HEAD, BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT QED INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS NIGERIA LIMITED With over Fifteen years experience across management functions in both the Financial and Engineering sector of the Economy, working across Operational and Strategic Leadership levels within these industries, his focus has primarily been on the Oil and Gas Business where he was actively involved in monitoring and supervising Oil and Gas Projects funded by the Banks from Inception to Completion and subsequent release of funds, also the monitoring of KPIs for each project and ensuring quality compliance standards are achieved, and leading teams on project execution on various projects while liaising with top client management, with a view of developing business concepts and processes. A product of the prestigious University of Ibadan where he bagged a BSc in Industrial and Production Engineering and subsequently his MBA from Warwick University in the UK, Olumide has managed several projects ranging from well head installation design on Total’s Amenam Kpono production facility to Asset Information Management and Gap analysis project for Chevron’s (SDWL) Agbami FPSO amongst several others An excellent team leader and administrator, who serve currently as an Executive Director on the board of QTHub (QED Technology Hub), he has gained extensive experience in organizational startups, strategy formulation and implementation, project management, culture change initiatives, and contract/ performance management training & development. His entrepreneurial ventures include Local Market Shoppers (LMS), Global Kitchen Foods (GKF), and QTHub a subsidiary of QED International Oil and Gas Nig. Limited where he serves as a core member of the management team.

Oluwaseyi Kehinde-Peters

Oluwaseyi Kehinde-Peters

Oluwaseyi Kehinde-Peters is a dynamic, customer-focused and technologically savvy business leader within Sixteen years of experience in Strategy and empowering organizations to achieve corporate objectives by building sustainable systems and structures. Her experience in building organisations and managing talent cuts across not-for-profit making organisations as well as leading private companies in the aviation, construction, consulting, financial services, Oil & gas, telecommunications and real estate sectors of the Nigerian economy.  Oluwaseyi has an MBA Degree from the University of Bradford and a Bachelor’s of Science (BSc) degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, as well as various relevant international certifications including Associate Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (ACIPM), SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Senior Professional in Human Resources-International (SPHRi), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and PRINCE 2 (Practitioner). She is an Alumnus of  Lagos Business School.

Oscar Oyinsan

Oscar Oyinsan

Gbemileke Oscar Oyinsan is one of the most influential, well-regarded, and well-known names in the Nigerian Entertainment/Media space with over 15 years in the industry that cuts across Radio & TV Production, Compere & Hosting duties, Advertising & Media and most recently Techpreneur. Oscar created The MC Company in 2016 to groom the next generation of MC's in Nigeria and beyond. It's an Academy, Agency and Resource Centre for the Compere eco-system in Nigeria He has been at the heart of creating and crafting powerful award-winning stories for the ever-changing world of Advertising, Media and Entertainment in various administrative and creative capacities over the last 15 years. His journey has taken him through the worlds of Radio and Television, Advertising, Production and Entertainment in the capacity as presenter and producer, in front and behind the microphone and camera. Oscar is passionate about media and the use of media to effect positive change and his life’s journey so far has been towards achieving this one goal and learning how to do so creatively with a touch of innovation. Oscar holds an MSc in Media Enterprise from the Pan Atlantic University amongst other industry-recognized certifications. More at www.oscaroyinsan.com

Peter Ojochogwu Akoh

Peter Ojochogwu Akoh

Peter Ojochogwu Akoh is a Seasoned Trainer, Engineer, and a Coach/Mentor. He is presently a Maintenance Engineer in the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company and a Volunteered Leadership, Maintenance, and Reliability Trainer with Beina Maintenance and Reliability LLC. He is a First-Class Graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Bayero University Kano and holds an MBA from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He is interested in transforming the goals of individuals and organizations through capability development and mentorship

Rachel Gathagu

Rachel Gathagu

Rachel Gathagu is a Learning and Development Specialist with over 15 years of professional development in the nonprofit sector. Currently Rachel is the Online Member Learning Manager with Humentum responsible for managing learning and development. This includes advising organisations on learning strategies, transforming them into learning organisation by implementing learning frameworks and processes that promote a learning culture. Rachel designs and develops digital learning, manages learning management systems, and designing customized learning solutions for their staff and providing benchmarking tools to measure organisations learning activities. Previously Rachel worked in ActionAid as the Learning & Knowledge Management Advisor and in Save the Children and CARE International in Project Management. Rachel holds a Degree in Business Management & Administration from St Paul’s University in Kenya and currently undergoing a Diploma in Employee Development and Training Management from Cambridge International College. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-gathagu-84900951/

Rasheed Mutairu

Rasheed Mutairu

Rasheed Owomide Mutairu Chief Financial Officer Lonestar Cell MTN Liberia

Remi Dairo

Remi Dairo

Remi Dairo President, Institute of Productivity and Business Innovation Management (IPBIM) Africa

Ruth Chukwurah

Ruth Chukwurah

Ruth Chukwurah is a graduate of Linguistics from the University of Benin. Ruth has worked as a Social Media Manager and Web Content Creator for almost 3 years. She enjoys putting down her thoughts in words and sharing them with other people. Ruth’s mantra in life is to live and let live, don't judge when you haven't been in another person’s shoes. She is interested in music, movies, art and food.

Titilope Fakuade

Titilope Fakuade

Titilope is the first female Chief Information Officer (CIO) of MTN Liberia and oversees the Information Technology systems. She is a seasoned CIO with a wealth of experience, spanning over 18 years in highly competitive markets, with 14 of those years spent within MTN group. She has a proven track record in IT Leadership and has delivered numerous new and exciting value propositions to maintain market leadership. She joined MTN in 2006 and held various positions over the years from being an Engineer to becoming the CIO of MTN Liberia. Her mantra is value creation, she has consistently added value through technology and has empowered her teams to aspire to greatness. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria, MBA from the University of Wales. Additionally, she has completed courses on digital disruption and sustainable business strategy from IMD Business School & Harvard Business School Online

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Toluwalase Victor-Ogbara

Toluwalase is an Associate in one of Nigeria’s leading top-tier commercial law firm where she advises Clients and provides legal solutions to commercial disputes. She equally represents local and international Clients in superior Courts of record in Nigeria in respect of commercial disputes and transactions. She is a graduate of the prestigious faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2015 and has since been in active legal practice. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Member of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law and Member of Capital Market Solicitors Association of Nigeria. With the consciousness of being a global practitioner, Toluwalase became a friend of the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA). Toluwalase is passionate about FINTECH and the sustainability of SMEs in Africa. She is a fashion and law enthusiast, business analyst, trainer and conference speaker.

Tomiwa Songonuga

Tomiwa Songonuga

Tomiwa Songonuga 2nd Runner Up MTN Project Fame West Africa. Season 2 - 2009 Edition.

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Victoria Duke

Victoria Duke is an astute professional with zest and passion for total quality and excellence. She is a lawyer by profession, a certified Company Secretary and Administrator and an author of the book; ‘Quit the Excuses!’. Victoria has over eight years’ experience working as a legal counsel, corporate governance and contract lawyer, and currently works with Novacroft, a tech company aimed at providing technological solutions to companies in the United Kingdom where she currently lives. She is passionate about protecting the rights of vulnerable people, especially women and children.