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October 28, 2023
Ota, Ogun

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CUCRID Hall, CUCRID Building, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State
Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State
Ota, Ogun, 112212
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Adekola Adeola

Adekola Adeola heads the Great Young Minds Initiative, where a devoted team strategically put programs and activities in place to see to the all-round growth of teenagers from different walks of life. In the space of three years, his team have reached over five hundred teenagers, physically and virtually with value to aid their growth through this phase and beyond. He also spends time deliberately counseling and reshaping the mindset of teenagers in personal interactions, to ensure they embrace the rich potentials that they possess despite seeming challenges and oppositions. He is a media enthusiast - he hosts the "Let's talk life" podcast and "Heart2Heart" show on YouTube. Over the years, he has hosted various red carpet, social and corporate events. He has some years of radio presentation experience under his belt. He serves as the creative lead of Kingdom Broadcast Nation, comprising of an Academy that provides knowledge to podcasters, broadcasters, voice-over artists, and content creators, and a Community for aspiring and budding professionals in these fields. 'Deola has authored two published books - "Growing Up - battling adolescence struggles", and "The Power of A Positive Attitude". He works as a Quality Control and Assurance Officer, where he puts his first class degree in Industrial Chemistry to use.

Dr. Damilola Aderohunmu

Damilola Aderohunmu is a passionate advocate for volunteerism and its transformative impact on communities. With over six years of experience in organizing and leading volunteer initiatives, she has dedicated her life to making a positive difference. As the founder of "Teach a Child Initiative," a nonprofit that supports public school students in low-income communities, and as a dedicated volunteer at organizations like Eagles HOPE Foundation and She Innovators, Damilola has witnessed firsthand the profound and lasting social impact that volunteering can create. Damilola holds a doctorate degree in Chemistry funded by the US National Institutes of Health (US-NIH) from Covenant University. Currently serving as a program manager at Code for Africa, the continent's largest network of civic technology and data journalism labs, she leverages her expertise to drive positive change. Her unwavering commitment to empowering individuals and communities through volunteerism inspires her to encourage others to take action.

Dr. Opeyemi Aladetola

Dr. Opeyemi Aladetola is the MD/CEO of Bolope Investments Ltd - a real estate company. He's a Lawyer, Real Estate Developer, Intelligent Investor & Entrepreneur

Oluwatobiloba Oyesola

Oluwatobi Oyesola is an accomplished product designer and brand identity specialist renowned for her unwavering dedication to empowering young individuals in their battle against depression. As a woman in this field, she brings a distinctive perspective and fervor to her work. Oluwatobi's professional journey is defined by her ability to employ her creative talents to address depression comprehensively across all aspects of life. Her expertise transcends mere aesthetics, delving deep into the human experience to craft innovative solutions and brand identities that inspire hope, fortitude, and personal growth. "The Undefeated Team" was conceived from Oluwatobi's unwavering aspiration to effect meaningful change, particularly in the face of recent societal challenges, including violence, corruption, extreme poverty, hunger, insecurity, and the rising prevalence of depression. Her vision for the team is crystal clear—to uplift and motivate individuals to realize their fullest potential, regardless of the obstacles they encounter. Through groundbreaking design and an unshakable commitment, Oluwatobi Oyesola and "The Undefeated Team" stand as beacons of positivity, instilling strength, self-assurance, and resilience in the hearts of young people, ultimately empowering them to conquer the formidable adversary of depression.

Praise Adeola

Praise Adeola Olufunsho is an author, banker, financial educator, and digital designer. She is the founder of Digital Finance Hub, a community for career development and financial literacy that uses education technology (Edtech) to democratize financial opportunities for undergraduates, young professionals, and small businesses. Over 1000 young professionals have benefited from her financial consulting services, workshops, and online courses in making better financial decisions on money creation, management, and growth.

Theresa Odey

Theresa understands the role of SME’s in elevating and fast tracking development in Nigeria and Africa at large. This has fueled her passion to contribute tirelessly to supporting Small and Medium Scaled Businesses (SME’s) with business development strategies and technology infusion for business growth and sustainability. She is the Head of strategy and Operations at Mindshift Business Solutions, and she has 3+ years experience as a business development expert providing strategic and innovative solutions that has helped businesses experience 70% increase in client base. Theresa is also a personal development advocate and she finds expression through various means working with young people to uncover and unleash their potential. She is the author of Unlimited and Mindshift, and hosts The Unlimited Life Podcast series. She is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Ilorin.

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