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.
Global Youth Ambassador, TheirWorld (2020)
Chevening Scholar (2019) by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
United Nations Foundation +SocialGood Connector
Bill and Melinda Gates Goalkeeper (2019)
Global Juror, International Board of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs (Entreps) (2019]
Runner-up, The Royal Commonwealth Society, London, International Day of Peace Design Contest (2018).
Ashoka Emerging Innovator (2018)
Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, London (2018)
Fellow, YALI West Africa, Regional Leadership Centre (2017).