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November 11, 2023
Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti

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SMS Auditorium
Afe Babalola University
Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti, 10013
Event type:
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Jibril AbdulMalik

A Psychiatrist and Mental Health Advocate
Dr. Jibril Abdulmalik, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ibadan's College of Medicine and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, is a stalwart in Public Mental Health. His passion encompasses Mental Health Advocacy, Stigma Reduction, and the effective integration of mental health into primary care. He is the Founder of the Asido Foundation, a Nonprofit Mental Health Advocacy organization that actively promotes mental health awareness and tirelessly combats stigma and discrimination. His impact transcends national borders, as evidenced by his involvement in numerous international projects. Serving as a Co-Investigator and Project Consultant, he has collaborated with esteemed organizations such as the World Health Organization, CBM Australia, and contributed to projects funded by the European Union. Furthermore, he has held the role of Mental Health Consultant to the West African Health Organization (WAHO).

Kayode Adamolekun

Engineer, Entrepreneur
Engineer Kayode Adamolekun is a man of many parts. He is a Mining Engineer with dual certifications from Leicester City University, UK, and an MBA from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. He has been recognised for his excellence, leadership qualities, and his exceptional track record of hard work in the Engineering industry. As Chairman of Hardams Group, he oversees a diverse portfolio of companies, showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit. A dedicated philanthropist, he is the man behind the vision at Kayode Adamolekun Foundation (KAF), a nonprofit organization, established with the vision of changing the narrative in society – one life at a time through empowerment and advocacy. He is the author of the book: Suicide Is Not An Option, a literary masterpiece that seeks to help people in their journey through life. His life motto is: “the quality of every man’s life should be measured by the number of lives he has impacted, and not by what he has in his pocket”.

Matthew Adekola

Marketing and Communications expert
Matthew Adekola is a seasoned marketing and communications expert with over 5 years of experience. He excels in brand awareness, customer success, and revenue growth. Matthew currently leads Brand & Corporate Communications at Jomav Homes, contributing to brand awareness, customer engagement, and revenue growth. He's also the founder of Cri&tiv Media Africa and has consulted for notable brands such as UBA, Pakam Africa, Culturati, and more. His commitment to excellence makes him a sought-after professional in marketing and communications.

Raphael Stephen

Leadership Consultant and Social Entrepreneur
Raphael Stephen is a global leadership consultant and social entrepreneur. He has empowered over 35,000 youths through the FAME Foundation, which aims to end the leadership and learning crisis in Nigeria and Africa. As founder of FAME Foundation, he provides leadership and skills-based education to students. Raphael is also the Principal Consultant of ELC, Inc., a global leadership consulting company. With an Executive Education in Non-profit Leadership and Management from the Lagos Business School, he emphasizes investing in people's development for a brighter future. Raphael is a 2019 Talent of the Future winner, Ashoka Changemaker Xchange Fellow, and recipient of the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Young Leaders Award in the Education Category. His mission is to empower high-performing leaders for social impact.

Temiloluwa Asagunla

Temiloluwa Oladele Asagunla is an author, change maker, transformational speaker and the founder DEVME Ltd. DEVME which was formally known as GIRL CODE NIGERIA was founded in 2021 and it is an organization visioned to provide self-development services and programs for youngsters especially ladies & teenagers. Her goal is to help youngsters unleash their physical, mental, and spiritual potential. She firmly believes that every youngster has the capacity to achieve greatness, and DE VME is designed to empower them to become the best versions of themselves. Temi is very much passionate about young people, women, mind transformation and helping people emerge to become better versions of themselves.

Tolulope Iluyomade

Finance and Banking Expert
Tolulope Iluyomade is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of CloudbyShanono Nigeria. Through CloudbyShanono, he has effectively used the instruments of globalization to meet the demands of Nigerians, Africans, and people all over the world in terms of easy banking institutions. With a great passion for fostering business growth and prospects, generating wealth, exercising leadership, and improving lives, he possesses expertise in finance and banking, corporate strategy and execution, sales and marketing, credit risk analysis, control, and reporting.

Organizing team


  • Alowolodu Emmanuel
    Team member
  • Sherifah Abimbola