I am an award-winning changemaker, designer and storyteller. I partner with leaders to simplify social and business problems, through the power of design. I am a brand consultant with a multidisciplinary background in visual, digital and communication design, brand development, digital strategy, multimedia production, development communications, social impact strategy, international development, and leadership coaching.
I am currently building TriSQ., a multi-disciplinary creative intelligence firm that works with purpose-driven organizations and thought leaders to develop creative and digital leadership through design, strategy & innovation, and digital production.
My visionary approach, with a keen sense of problem-solving and human-centred design, has allowed me to deliver on projects locally and internationally, integrating social impact and business growth for the development of communities. I have consulted and trained over 100 startup founders on brand experience design, value proposition design, media & storytelling for Wennovation Hub (funded by USAID) and Changing Narrative Africa respectively. I also consult and advise organizations on designing and implementing effective social impact strategy, programme design, social innovation and non-profit management.
As a social change storyteller, my recent publications include –Journey Home: A Short Film on the Intersection of Migration and Masculinity for West African Men; and Beyond Design: A Documentary Podcast on Subverting Hegemonic Masculinity in The Design Industry, in Lagos, Nigeria (Master’s Dissertation).
Over the years, I have been recognised by global organisations like TheirWorld, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the United Nations Foundation, International Board of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka Africa, the Royal Commonwealth Society, London, and the Global People’s Summit. In 2018, I had my first TEDx talk & I’ve equally spoken to over 15,000 people on leadership, social change, storytelling, design, and innovation.
My leadership journey began at 15 years old when I founded Seasoned Life Journal. A digital platform that helped young people get the clarity, strategy, and tools to execute ideas that will impact their communities. After this, I went on to build his first business (a digital agency) and 2 local non-profit organisations and I’ve worked and collaborated on several community development projects locally and globally.
I am an adjunct lecturer of design & branding at Mountain Top University, Nigeria. I hold a Master of Arts degree (distinction) in Media Practice for Development and Social Change from the University of Sussex, UK; and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics Education from Lagos State University, Nigeria. Also, I hold a certification in Basic Family Life Therapy & Neuro-cognitive reprogramming; an alumnus of the American Express Leadership Academy, and Daystar Leadership Academy.