-Current Job: Pharmacist, ONE Champion (Advocate to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases), CEO/Founder Girls Health and Education Foundation.
-Education: Bachelor of Pharmacy
-First Job: Teaching a junior student Maths in secondary school with a salary of 1,500 NGN.
-Necessary Luxury: Laptop, phone.
-Your Passion: Pharmacy, Advocacy, music and performing arts(acting, movies).
WHAT FUELS ME?
Optimistic: I almost ALWAYS look on the bright side.
Learning: This has brought me this far, I’ll keep learning.
Determination: This saw me through starting up my NGO against all odds.
MY GREATEST INFLUENCE:
God, my mom, and good friends.
MY TOP THREE ROLE MODELS:
Stephanie Linus: Her love and voice for women/girls and her dimension of advocacy (shooting the movie: Dry)
Omotola Jolade Ekehinde: Her strength, successful family, and diversified career.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Going for what she wants without giving a hoot about anyone’s opinion.
IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS…..
Run successfully a company that will empower the society especially women/girls, a masters in Public Health/Clinical Pharmacy, publish at least two books.
THE AFRICAN WOMAN’S CHALLENGE:
Lack of education is the major challenge of the African woman, education empowers a woman. I am a ONE Champion (ONE.org) and our latest campaign “Poverty is Sexist” aims at getting more women educated to end extreme poverty.
I’ve contributed by engaging tirelessly with the girlscount (Poverty is Sexist) campaign to get 130million girls globally who are out of school back to school. What does an uneducated girl have to offer a nation?
Also in my capacity as an NGO founder, my team and I have organized health(teenage pregnancy menatrual) campaigns and seminars for school girls in my community and beyond, donated sanitary pads, organized leadership trainings and in all impacted well over 3,000 girls in all.
WHAT I DO TO RELAX:
I either listen to music, see a movie or have a good meal and sleep.
MY – I.C.E. [INSPIRE|CELEBRATE|EMPOWER] VISION
Educate/train a girl child and you educate a Nation. My people have an adage that says: when a person kills a chicken, appreciate him and next time he would kill a goat. Inspiring, celebrating and empowering the African Woman would make her give out the very best of her abilities.
MY AFRICAN UNION PLANS:
By virtue of being a pharmacist and being passionate about dysmenorrhea/teenage pregnancy, I would like to work in the health department and it would sure be a privilege.
FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE:
The Change/Comfort/Success you seek is on your inside, reach inwards, identify it & BRING IT OUT, don’t let NO ONE destroy or corrupt it, be determined and keep moving!
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