Oluwabusayo Sotunde is a young versatile writer but she is passionate covering issues on Business analysis, Stock Market news update, and of course Book and Music Reviews. She also has a keen interest in development issues. Her hobbies are reading, exploring new things and being innovative.
‘Busayo, as she is fondly called by friends, has worked for different organizations before joining Ventures Africa as a freelance contributor.In her own words, “My writing experience includes sharing stock market updates on InvestingPort.com and being a major contributor to CP-Africa.com. I once worked at Eko FM, Lagos (on internship basis) at the news and current affairs department, before proceeding to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) to complete my studies.”
Ayodeji is an Engineer and an Educator. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the Federal University of Technology Akure and a Master’s degree from University College London. He is currently a researcher and a teacher at Western University, Canada. As a trained educator, Ayodeji is interested in understanding how best students learn, especially students taking science and technology subjects. He will be chronicling his findings on his online portal for Teachers.
He is interested in their applications to the Nigerian higher educational institutions, given his understanding of the many issues confronting them.Ayodeji was a collegiate member of the Junior Chambers International, a worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs where he developed many of his leadership instincts.He is presently the team coordinator of I am Nigerian – a platform for Nigerians bent of showcasing the positive images of the country to a global audience while leading the way out of many of the present societal quagmires.
Chika Uwazie is a Human Resource professional with experience in recruiting, human capital management, and organizational development. Chika currently is a recruiting project associate at American Institutes for Research where she leads recruiting on social media platforms and conducts data analysis for recruitment metrics.Chika runs a blog called the Naija Careerist, which gives career advice to young Nigerians.
On the Naija Careerist she discusses job search strategies, the state of human capital in Nigeria, and the profession of human resources in Africa.
Born on the Cape Flats, Elton Plaatjes as a child was raised in various places throughout South Africa. He is an optimistic pragmatist; with a simple view and belief that tomorrow may turn out better than today – with a little more effort.
Elton’s passion in the IMF and World Bank has led to a fundamental and deep understanding of economics and technical aspects related to Supply Shocks, Real Rigidities, Food Security and Human Rights, Interest Rates and their impact for emerging economies. More significant is Elton’s belief and dedication to serving others as a fundamental leadership & character trait. No life can be changed without serving the interests of your fellow human being – first. Mostly, Elton aims to one day prove that the application of development economics is the lever to effect sustained change and growth.Elton has a BBA and is researching programs to undertake a Masters in Development Finance in 2013.
In addition Elton has been trained by The International Labour Organisation (ILO – Entrepreneurial and Social Entrepreneurship), InWent (Germany), SABRAE (Brazil) and Business Skills South Africa (BSSA) and also holds certifications in Technology. Follow on Twitter @elaplaat
Dinfin Mulupi is a business journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. She has keen interests in financial and economic matters in Africa. “I also have a thing for technology,” she says.Adding, “my articles have been published both on print and online media in the US, South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
I was shortlisted for the 2011 Reuters Fitzgerald Prize for Young African Journalists. I had the opportunity to attend the Reuters Foundation ‘Financial and Economic Reporting Course’ and ‘The Multimedia Journalism Training’ in 2010. I hold a Diploma in Journalism.”You can contact Dinfin on email@example.com Follow on Twitter: @dinfinkenya
‘Fisayo studied Animal Science at the University of Ibadan, graduating in 2009. But his professional media career had kicked off in 2004, when, as a 100 level student, he began writing for The Guardian. He has remained a writer and journalist ever since. In addition to a six-year print practice with The Guardian, he has had two years of transcontinental professional journalism career, spanning online spells with South African Network Africa; Minnesota, United States-based African Outlook; California, US-based THEWILL; and pan-African online business agency, VENTURES AFRICA.
‘Fisayo is one of Nigeria’s unknown but quietly emerging writing talents. His burgeoning writing craft has won him three national writing contests; and has earned him more than 15 youth journalism-related awards.In 2009, he was long-listed as one of the 200 winners of the World Bank Annual Global Youth Essay Contest, which featured 2, 469 entries. In 2010, he repeated the feat in a contest participated in by 2009 global applicants.
In December 2011, an article he had written as a National Youth Service Corps member fetched him a nomination for the Investigative Reporter category of the Nigeria Media Merit Awards 2011.Currently, ‘Fisayo edits THEWILL, a leading Nigeria-oriented online news agency published from San Francisco, California. ‘Fisayo Soyombo can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Kalu is a recent Accounting graduate from Suffolk University, Boston. The brain behind the fashion blog- LaizaLounge.com, she is considered an aspiring fashion entrepreneur, and advocate for youth/community development.She enjoys inspiring through fashion, philantrophy and motivational/inspirational writing.
Her passion for philanthropy is evident through her volunteer work with FACE Africa, which she says made her reconnect with her true self. She enjoys travelling, shopping, listening to motivational speakers, and taking pictures. Elizabeth is currently the Style/Design blogger/contributor for VenturesAfrica.
Olumide Adeleye is an Information Technology consultant and entrepreneur. He is passionate about technology and also has a penchant for building the leadership in people. On Ventures Africa, he writes on Career, Tech and Leadership.
Folake is an aspiring Consultant in Global Health with a drive for improving health systems and making healthcare accessible to all. She received her B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Oregon in 2008 and after graduating, spent time working at the National Institutes of Health, USA.
On returning to Nigeria in 2009, she spent two years organising corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities for two leading healthcare companies while handling numerous public relations and media projects.Folake assisted with the development of ‘Doctors on Air’ the medical radio programme and coordinated the inaugural ‘Doctors on Air’ Medical Mission which mobilised top clinics in Nigeria to provide a variety of medical services to underprivileged populations in Lagos.
She is currently pursuing a master’s in Global Health and Development at University College London, UK. Follow on Twitter: @FolakeSoetan
Shola Ajani is a Multiple Entrepreneur. He is the Publisher of HC Magazine, host of the TV Show Career Clinic in the UK, he runs Nigeria Jobs Online – Nigeria First Online Recruitment Portal.
He also organises Events & Conferences Globally at Jobs International Exhibitions, a platform for Diaspora Recruitment. He is host of the Annual Human Capital Summits he set up in 2009. He also speaks regularly on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business Strategy.He is also a Bestselling Author of 2 Books; Random Thoughts & Seed, Purpose & Potentials. He also provides Organisational Development Consultancy.
Ufuoma Egbamuno is a broadcast journalist with a huge bias for sports. He’s a 2008 graduate of English and Literary Studies from the Delta State University Abraka. His journey into the world of journalism started during his undergraduate days as a student reporter for CAMPUSLIFE, A weekly education pull out of The Nation Newspaper.
Presently he’s a sports producer/presenter at Nigeria’s first 24-hour news channel Network News 24 (NN24). He also writes for a weekly sports magazine ArsenalFanGuide as well as contributes go to the UK tactical analysis site arsenalcolumn.co.uk.
Nubi Kayode is tech savvy and very interested in social media and how it affects live – people, business, governance, etc. He is a big fan on the handshake between business and technology and a lover of expressive forms of art and music.
He is currently the Garden Mechanic at oTeKbits.com – an online magazine with daily coverage of everything happening within the start-up, mobile and developer ecosystem in Nigeria and Africa. You can follow him on Twitter – @NubiKayode. “Let’s talk tech, biz and art,” he says.
Jacob Ajayi is a versatile and strategic Information Technologist with over 11 years online experience in Information and Digital Marketing training and implementation. He was the Info Tech article writer for Exquisite Magazine, UK before starting Tregeo Creatives in 2009 as a leading digital marketing company in Nigeria.
He is presently the Chief Operating Officer of Flying Antlers Ltd. a revolutionary technology product development company he co-founded in 2010 with products like www.adplacers.com, mysifty.com etc
Follow him on Twitter: @AjayiJacob.
Segun Akiode is a human resources professional with HR related experience covering talent acquisition, HR consulting and HR generalist. He has a passion for knowledge sharing, with a growing interest in social recruiting and employer value proposition/employment branding. He is committed to personal development and making impact in his generation. He desires to die empty with his footprint on the sand of history.
Segun runs an inspirational cum motivational blog called Nuggets4Nobles.com with the simple theme of ‘awakening the giant in you!’ Also, he is a contributing writer for Jobberman.com (Nigerian’s No. 1 Job Site). He is a work in progress.
Jesse Oguntimehin – is a mobile technology junkie. Interested in connecting the dots at the intersection. He write and talks about start-ups, mobile technology and web technology. He is also very passionate about how mobile and web technologies can be used by brands to communicate with their customers.