Our Mentors

Adesuwa Iluobe

is a Thought Leader, Author, Trained Lawyer, and Psychotherapist who believes that reading and writing are superpowers that could be used to change the world for the better. As a satirist who loves to help writers find their voices/styles and create leverages for them to launch, she ventured into Christian fiction in 2021 with the debut of ‘Tamed’ and ‘Baby by Me’. As an established writer, she is a biographer and an impact writer for individuals and organisations needing professionally written stories. 

As an organisational and business strategy advisor, she is known for her infamous solutions in corporate settings. Adesuwa recently embarked on a career detour from Law and Administration into Psychotherapy for Individuals and Organizations - to contribute to healthy mental health beyond the workplace. She is the Secretary-General of Satayaa Africa Foundation (SAF), a faith-based organisation working with children in local communities to read and write their stories under SAF’s CSR-themed - Stories After School Hours (SASH).

Anuoluwapo Fashola

 is the Gender Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion Advisor of Mercy Corps Nigeria. She is a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship scholar. A seasoned social worker and certified project management professional with over 12+ years of experience in research, humanitarian and development programs implementation and management in different thematic areas, including Advocacy and Policy Influencing, Education, Child Protection, Sanitation, Livelihood, WASH and Health Interventions.

Anuoluwapo is a passionate life skills trainer. Her areas of competence include; gender equality, disability and social inclusion mainstreaming, market systems development, result-based management and research. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the prestigious University of Ibadan and a Bachelor of Arts from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria.

Attracta Kanebi

is a dynamic problem solver passionate about helping individuals find direction in their careers and businesses, deriving value from their talents. She has extensive experience in Human Resources Management, Operations Management, Customer Service and Sales.

She started her career at Cornerstone Insurance, where she was involved in Customer Relationship and Sales Management. She transitioned to Human Resources to pursue her passion for People Development. She worked as a Recruitment Consultant at Transquisite Consulting, an international recruitment and training consultancy firm. She later moved to Cicoserve Payments Ltd, a Fintech start-up as Head of HR and Admin. She currently leads HR and Admin for Teach For Nigeria, a non-profit educational organisation.

Attracta partners with Dulerema Consults, a boutique HR consulting firm, to meet the HR needs of startups and SMEs. She also provides bespoke consultancy services such as Professional CV writing, LinkedIn Optimization, and Career Counselling.

Dawn Dinmowo

is an experienced public policy professional who has spent the last decade advising government agencies, development partners and the private sector on policy interventions and transformative investments across several sectors - healthcare, agriculture, financial services and technology.

Currently employed at a global technology company, she is focused on shaping technology policy to accelerate Africa’s digital transformation and drive economic growth and development. She has a master’s degree in international law with a public administration emphasis from Pantheon-Assas University in Paris.

Eghosa Gbadegesin

is an Accounting/Management professional and a social worker. She is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC), a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM) and has a master's degree in business administration.

She is a finance, grants management and procurement specialist who in her many years of experience working in the non-governmental sector has managed large grants on projects funded by USAID, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, Global Affairs Canada, Global Fund, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation among others.

She is a recipient of the Peter J. Donaldson scholarship on leadership and communication which has enabled her to become a volunteer mentor to youths on various mentorship programs. Eghosa is deeply enthused by feminist financing and issues pertaining to the advancement of women and girl child rights.

Faith Solomon

is a highly motivated and solutions-driven administrator with special bias for organizational effectiveness, capacity building and human resource development. The last fourteen years have been spent working in the International Development sector with special emphasis on non-profit governance, human resource and career development; and promoting gender equality in the workplace.

She manages the Administrative and Logistics team and also functions as the Gender Focal Person for GIZ-SEDIN programme in Nigeria, serving in advisory capacity on administrative matters, gender equality and women empowerment and building capacities of staff and partners on key organizational development topics. Prior to joining GIZ-SEDIN, she has had extensive experience working with various international organizations, including ActionAid International and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women). 

She holds along with other qualifications, a master’s degree in Business Administration and certification in Human Resources Management, and Gender in Development.

She also serves as mentor to young women and children while supporting them to attain career and life goals; and volunteers on various international platforms which focus on women empowerment, child protection and well-being, and child athletics and physical development.

She is skilled in providing support in career building in international development, promoting gender equality, team building and management, staff capacity building, non-profit governance, report writing, and child protection and well-being

Dr. Funmilayo Oyefusi

is a Human Resource and Organisational Development practitioner, an Author, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC), a full member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (MCIPM), and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA. She has a Masters’ degree in Global Human Resources from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and a Doctorate in Organisational and Human Development from the Atlantic International University, Hawaii USA. Funmi is a mentor, a life coach and a trainer. She is currently the Managing Partner of FTI Consulting, an HR and organisational development outfit in Abuja, Nigeria.

Kemi Ayanda

is a results-driven leader with 20+ years of multi-donor experience with DFID, USAID, EU, UN, successfully delivering development solutions across multiple sectors, including health, education, agriculture, security and stability, and good governance.

She has demonstrated strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation, knowledge management, and learning expertise, which has improved the global conceptualisation, implementation, impact and reach of development initiatives.

Kimberly Blessing Nwachukwu

is a multi-award-winning radio and television broadcast Journalist. She hosts the famous daily current affairs program 'Hard Facts' on 95.1 Nigeria Info FM, Abuja, Nigeria.

Previously, she was a newscaster and show host with AIT/Raypower. Her career spans over a decade. As a development enthusiast, Kimberly works with development partners in Nigeria to amplify issues that bother on Elections, Migration, Gender, Security, Governance and Health.  

She is currently a Bounce corruption ambassador and a Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism - Report Women fellow.

Oluwatoyin Adelakun-Adeyemo

Oluwatoyin Adelakun-Adeyemo is a multifaceted lady with a passion for personal development. She is powered by faith in God and derives pleasure from helping young people fulfill their potential.

She is a Computer Scientist with expertise in Education and Software Engineering. She is also a project manager and the founder of Wisdom Impact House an NGO poised to empower young people for future relevance.

In her daily interactions, she mentors young people to follow their God-given vision and grow in their faith.

Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa

is a Digital Transformation Strategist, TED speaker and adventurer.

She has spent the last 20 years working across 75 countries on six continents in both crisis and stable contexts and with small and large non-profit organisations, including UNICEF, UN WFP, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp and Greenpeace International, to help them understand how they can leverage the power of technology to 'do good better'.

Priscilla is passionate about helping young people thrive. In her 2019 TEDx Lusaka talk on Living your Best Unboxed Life, Priscilla discussed the importance of shedding society's labels. In her 2021 TED Talk Why Everyone Deserves a Free and Fair Internet, she focused on how the lack of access to the internet affects us, particularly access to opportunities for young people.

In living her unboxed life, Priscilla is an avid traveller, mountaineer, and Spartan race athlete.

Vita Moltedo

Born in Venice, Italy, to a Yugoslavian mother and an Italian father, Vita Moltedo spent her childhood moving often, living in various cities and learning new languages. At 9, she moved with her family to Ile-Ife, Nigeria, where her parents worked as lecturers and researchers at the Obafemi Awolowo University. Vita and her younger sister attended the Staff School for three years until their return to Italy. At the University of Trieste, Italy, she studied English and French language and literature. Halfway through her studies, she moved to the UK - first to Aberdeen in Scotland, where she graduated in English and later to London, where she earned a Master’s degree in Drama and English at King’s College and RADA. 

Vita worked for ten years at the Italian Cultural Institute as a PR officer, Programme Curator and Events Organiser within this diplomatic institution but decided to dedicate herself full-time to her home and family after the birth of her son George. This experience gave her first-hand insight into the physical and practical challenges women face throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. It informed her decision to become a Peer Researcher in a project led by Better Births on women’s experiences of maternity care in North London hospitals. That same year, the MBRACE report was published, revealing that black women in the UK were 5 times more likely to die in childbirth than white British women. This was a turning point in maternity and healthcare research. It raised innumerable questions on issues such as racism, social justice, and the interactions between service users, healthcare providers, and researchers.

Vita is a co-founding member and a public contributor to the ARC Public Research Panel (formerly set up as the COVID-19 Research Panel for the Public). Within the ARC, she is also an active member of the Involvement Advisory Group. Vita is currently the Director of Social Impact at Greensquare Ventures in the international financial sector.