Adenike Olumide-Emmanuel is a dynamic Individual, an instinctive Entrepreneur and a consummate Professional with several years of productive experience in starting and running businesses in Nigeria. Her wealth of experience cuts across production and packaging, sales and marketing, real estate, event planning, management and execution. Her enviable expertise, robust experience and varied exposure as an astute Entrepreneur has aided her in building enviable world class business brands like Adenike Selah Foods and Products Limited- an indigenous Food And Products’ Company that is providing quality foods and products to Nigerians both at home and abroad and also Madiba Events Limited- a professional Event Management And Consulting Company that is redefining the face of event management in Africa by offering bespoke event management, consulting services and trainings to individuals and organizations.
As a firm believer in entrepreneurship and youth empowerment, she advocates that youths need to be empowered with the right tools, quality information and favorable environment to pursue their passion, release their ingenuity and contribute their quota to National development. Her risk taking ability, love for entrepreneurship and desire to empower more Nigerian youths inspired her to establish Adenike Selah Foods and Products Limited and Madiba Events Limited where both brands serve to meet the needs of the Nigerian and African markets, provide employment opportunity for our teeming youth populace and contribute to the GDP of the Nation.
She is a Youth Leader and Mentor par excellence who leverages on several platforms both online and offline to train and mentor young minds; helping them discover and maximize their God given potentials thereby becoming useful to themselves and the Nation. She is the founder of Youth For A Better Nigeria- an online platform where young people discuss and contribute meaningfully to National and Global issues. She is also the host of Madiba Trainings- a Training and Skill advancement program for young people.
Adenike is a trained accountant. Her quest for continuous personal and professional development propelled her to take a certification course in Event Planning from the Blackford Centre For Event Planning in the United Kingdom. She is an alumnus of Poise Nigeria Graduate Finishing School- Nigeria’s Premier Protocol and Etiquette School. She is a member of the prestigious International Institute of Weddings and an Associate of the world renowned Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WimBiz) Forum. She is also a Mentor on the Cherie Blair Foundation where she gives of her time in mentoring ladies from all over the world voluntarily. Adenike has attended several trainings and personal improvement programs in Nigeria and abroad.
Adenike has a bring-it-on attitude as she really likes fun, challenging and creative ventures. This is seen in many assignments she has handled over time. She recently embarked on a skydiving challenge where she skydived from a height of 14,000 feet above sea level.
With a depth of versatility and huge expanse of certified and practical knowledge in Leadership Development, Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Start-ups, Event Planning as well as Youth Development and Empowerment, Adenike is in high demand for training and speaking engagements both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.
She is the Managing Director of Madiba Events Limited and Adenike Selah Foods and Products Limited. She also sits on the board of other Organizations like the Common Sense Group of Companies. She is happily married with children and she makes her abode with her family in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ayodeji has approximately 10 years experience in Business Development and 5years experience developing Go-To-Market Models and Strategy. He has an MBA in Oil and Gas Management and is a Principal Partner at SpepEnergy ltd (A Renewable Energy Company) and FIVE-O-ONE KONFECTIONAZ. He has worked with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) and Persianas Group before setting up his own firms. Ayodeji loves swimming, cycling and playing chess.
Pastor Charles Abu is the Resident Pastor of The Empowerment Assembly. He believes in the integrity of God’s word and believes in people. He focuses on building bridges in relationships, as well as developing and nurturing individuals’ skills.
John Kolawole is an evocative Customer Interactions Specialist with over seventeen years diverse experience in Banking, Manufacturing, Retail, Insurance and Management Consulting. His wealth of experience has earned him an uncommon understanding of customers and their unique prerogatives.
As a creative and innovative performer with outstanding track records, he has led various groundbreaking projects for Multinationals and other Organizations alike. He is also known to possess an interactive training style that encourages participation and enthusiasm while facilitating learning.
John is a graduate of Computer Science with PGD in Customer Service Management. He also holds a certificate in Design Thinking for Business Innovation from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA and an MBA in Leadership and Innovation from Edinburg Napier University, UK, in view. He’s also a Professional Counselor, trained with the Institute of Counseling UK, specializing in Crisis, Bereavement, and Family Counseling.
John is the Lead Strategist at Customer Retention Answers LTD, and C.E.O Vivere Agro Services and Processing Enterprise.
Hilary Uche Eledu is a Nigerian investment banker, financial and management consultant, a chartered accountant and a well sought after public speaker.
He has over sixteen years working and consulting experience in financial restructuring, system analysis and design, process reengineering, business advisory, financial advisory, investment & asset management, revenue recognition, human capital management, and strategy that spans the manufacturing, media & entertainment, and financial services industries.
Hilary has a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration with specialization in Strategic Management from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School having completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the institution.
He has attended many national and international courses on Dynamic Leadership, Strategic Management, Asset Securitization, Master Financial Controller, Power Negotiation and Persuasion, Back-Office Management, Financial Modeling, Self-Mastery & Peak Performance, Advanced Management Program, etc.
Hilary is actively involved in social and community development and serves under the following capacities:
- Member of the Board of Trustees, Truth of Calvary Ministries, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Resident Pastor, Calvary Bible Church, Lekki Branch.
- Chairman, Olumide Emmanuel Foundation, a non-governmental organization focused on the eradication of poverty and establishment of positive generational legacies.
- As an active member of Ikoyi Club 1938, Hilary has served in the Purchasing & Price Monitoring Committee, and the Audit Committee. He is currently the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Club.
He is happily married to Oghale Olushola Eledu, an educator with Meadow Hall School, Lekki, Lagos and they are blessed with children.
DR. MRS ROSARRI MBISIKE
Dr. (Mrs.) Rosarri Mbisike is a woman with multiple career orientations. She has a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in English Linguistics. She currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, Lagos State University. She is also a resource person at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies of the Lagos State University. She has functioned in other vital positions as well. Moreover, she facilitates on the educational workshops organized by the Macmillan Publishers. She is also engaged in Communications and Gender Studies, as well as Network Marketing.
MR EUGENE MBISIKE
Mr Eugene Mbisike is the CEO/MD of Excel Synergy. He is Fitness/wellness/stress management consultant, a bible teacher and motivation speaker, Life-Coach, Mindset re-engineering expert, published author, counselor, newspaper/magazine columnist and a blogger. He is a international training consultant with EDMARK International and has facilitated several trainings in several countries.
A self-motivated, focused and energetic performer with an upbeat, positive attitude and God-lover. CBA is a seasoned motivational speaker, entrepreneur and a ‘doer’ with a difference. CBA is married, with her husband, they run the affairs of a Singles Forum known as SinglesConnect as Relationship Gurus.
Director over various businesses and board member of outfits, CBA is a valuable asset and worthy to reckon with. A degree holder in Banking & Finance with certificates in Strategic Brand Management from University of Austin, Texas, USA; Digital Marketing with EduPristine USA; Consulting Tool Kits with the prestigious Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.
Chinwe Bode-Akinwande is a compassionate fellow, who is keen to give her time, talent and treasure to extend hope to underprivileged widows in Nigeria as well as helping and supporting their vulnerable children. CBA has set up a foundation under the laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria known as Chinwe Bode-Akinwande Foundation (CBA Foundation) with headquarters situated in Lagos, Nigeria. The 5 point agenda for the foundation are Capacity Building, Self-Employment Schemes, Heath Interventions, Nutrition and Basic Education for the children. With over 20 years professional experience and expertise in relationship matters, branding, brand quality assurance, strategic brand management, strategic planning, project management, event planning & management, Corporate Identity Refresh expert, coaching/mentoring and consulting; CBA is a valuable resource that empowers and make an impact in her sphere of influence.
She is the brain behind The Leader’s Den known as TheCEOinYou Company.
CBA is blessed with two kids.
Damilola Hassan M.Sc, MBA, ACS
A 1999 graduate of the University of Lagos, Damilola worked with The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (M.A.N) where she acquired significant experience in policy advocacy, negotiations and harmonization of public-private interests; before joining Meristem Securities Limited (MSL) in 2006.
She was until July 2010, the Head, Client Services in Meristem Securities where she had direct responsibility to build the team of relationship managers and also ensure high standards of service delivery across various touch points. She is currently the Head, Wealth Management in Meristem Wealth Management Limited and is responsible for managing the Advisory team to deliver on set targets, drive business development and Budget funding. She has comprehensive experience in Investment Advisory, Asset/Portfolio management, Customer Service & Relationship Management.
Damilola has attended several trainings in Financial Analysis, Business Development & Strategy, Customer Service & Leadership with leading Institutions in Nigeria, Europe and the United States including The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago Illinois.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered). She is a certified Customer Service Associate with the Service Quality Institute USA, an Authorized Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and an Associate member of The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria. She sits on the Board of Trustees of CBA Foundation and is involved in delivering papers at various training programmes on different specialized topics.
Damilola is married to Segun Hassan and they are blessed with children.
Oluseyi started his professional career in the year 2002 at the MUSON Festival and has grown. He was part of the Nigerian team to London Olympics to stage manage the three Nigeria plays sponsored by the Bank of Industry (BOI). He has since produced and directed his own works and managed high flying shows in Nigeria. He was trained in filmmaking with Del-York Creative Academy under the auspices of New-York Film Academy filmmakers. He is also trained in filmmaking at the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria and a past member British Project Management (BPM).
Olorunsheyi, Sunday Oluwagbenga
Olorunsheyi is the co-founder and Executive Director, Pertinence Limited – Owners of ABC and VIP Gardens nationwide; currently with 1000 team members.
Before setting up Pertinence Limited with his partner in 2012, Olorunsheyi was formerly a senior manager with one of the leading financial services groups in Nigeria; he was also Executive Director, LifePage Limited; among others. To date, he has developed keen interests in and ventured into real estates, investment management, resource person, agriculture and public speaking, to mention a few.
As an astute entrepreneur with eye on the globe, Olorunsheyi is the founder of Global Limited and Global Agricultural Services. He is also the Executive Director, Pertinence Properties Limited – (A real estate and properties development company).
Over the years, Olorunsheyi has gradually transformed, rising through the ranks by a dint of hard work, to earn laurels and frontline placements in some other companies apart from pertinence Limited. He currently sits on the board of other companies including: HOSTNOWNOW Limited (A web hosting company); Prodigit Consulting Limited (An InfoTech Firm), 1st Royal Character & Values Limited (A Social Capital Development Company), Petfam Technical Services Limited (an engineering company), Co-Publisher, EMPOWER Magazine; Co-host ‘The Zero to Hero’ Platform, among others.
Olorunsheyi is a sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars, including facilitating at the prestigious ‘ETRAC’ – Enterprise Training and Resource Acquisition Centre, established by Pertinence Limited. He is no doubt a ‘business craftsmen’ to watch, with an undying drive for raising leaders, people empowerment and enterprise development.
Olorunsheyi is a business man who holds his faith dearly; he is research oriented, an avid reader, a football enthusiast and given to a huge sense of humour.
Although widely travelled, Olorunsheyi is an incurable believer in the next generation Leaders of Nigeria.
He is married to beautiful Omotayo and they are blessed with offspring.
Wisdom A. Ezekiel
Wisdom A. Ezekiel is the co-founder and executive director of PERTINENCE LIMITED, owners of ABC and VIP Gardens nationwide; currently with over 1,000 team members. Ezekiel entered the business and financial services sector about 20 years ago and has consistently grown in leaps and bounds.
Prior to setting up Pertinence Limited in 2012, he worked as a financial planner with a financial services company in Lagos and was executive director, Lifepage Limited; among others. Gradually, Ezekiel is evolving into a new generation boardroom juggernaut, as he currently operates as initiator or frontline player in some other companies including: Pertinence Properties Limited, Hostnownow Limited, Lead Partner – Rush Towers Limited – (with key interest in the entertainment industry), etc. He is also the Resident Pastor of Calvary Bible Church, Festac.
His latest contribution to the society is a platform designed for upcoming entertainers to realize their dreams under the concept of REDi; the flagship initiative of Rush Towers Limited.
Ezekiel is a sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars. He is married to delightsome Temitope, and they are blessed with offspring.
Ezekiel is the author of DESPERATE FOR CHANGE SERIES, including: DON’T GET MAD GET RICH and RUSH.
Oyeyipo Rita Oluwabusayomi
Rita is presently a Project Administrator, Business Development Manager and Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of an Environmental Consulting firm based in Lagos. Her ability to multi-task effectively stands her out. She is motivated by the achievements she has made through successful management of projects and tasks. Rita is married to Tolu and blessed with two lovely children.
Barrister Nosa Ihaza
Nosa Ihaza started his academic career by studying Diploma in Social Works from the University of Benin. While studying Social Works, he simultaneously enrolled at the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations where he was awarded a professional certificate in Public Relations as a certified public relations practitioner. He thereafter proceeded to study Law at the same University of Benin.
Having bagged his law degree, Nosa proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for further training, after which he was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
After working as a lawyer in Benin City for two years, he relocated to Lagos so as to expand his horizon in legal experience and practice. He thus gained robust experience in legal practice by working with some reputable law firms in Lagos. While working in a law firm, he was engaged by the media house of Biscon Communications (owned by Mr. Bisi Olatilo) as Head of HR and Legal. He was also the producer and presenter of PEOPLES COURT TV programme which was a live phone-in programme on the HI TV cable station. The programme was aimed at educating the general public on all aspects of the law. In 2009, he floated Wig & Gown Communications, which has today become the pace-setters in public legal education, engaged in legal seminars, trainings and publishing. The following year, 2010, he launched out into full entrepreneurship by setting up Skyline Solicitors, with an office in Lagos. His law firm has a knack for commercial and corporate practice and presently consults for several high net-worth individuals as well as blue-chip companies in Nigeria including leading banks and real estate companies.
As a facilitator of repute, Nosa handles Business Law both at the monthly Success, Business and Leadership School (SBLS) and also at The Entrepreneurship Academy (TEA). He also facilitates regularly at Enterprise Training and Resource Acquisition Centre (ETRAC) organized by Pertinence Ltd. Indeed, he is a much sought-after speaker on legal issues.
Nosa is Director of Studies at Superminds Schools and Skyline Academy, both in Lagos. He is also a Director and board member at Profitshoppers Ltd where he sets the strategy for and oversees the Legal, Admin and Human Resources operations of the company. He was recently appointed as advisory board member of Lifepage Group to superintend the legal operations of the group. His firm has been consulting for Lifepage since 2012. He is also the legal adviser as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of Truth of Calvary Ministries, while also being the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Adekunle Child Foundation.
Nosa is a prolific writer who has two published books to his credit, namely; 101 Legal Facts Every Landlord and Tenant Must Know; Church and the Law: Avoiding Deadly Lawsuits in Ministry. Some of his unpublished works includes Legal Framework for Doing Business in Nigeria and Legal Approach to Prayers: Approaching the Court of Heaven.
Nosa is very passionate about God’s kingdom on earth. He is currently the Assistant Resident Pastor at The Empowerment Assembly (The Evening Church) at Ikeja, Lagos. He is married to Christy, an educationist and child-care practitioner. Their union is blessed with three lovely children – a boy, a girl, and yet another boy. They currently make their home in Lagos.
Flora Oghenero Ogunlusi
Flora Oghenero Ogunlusi is an analytic thinker, a pragmatic communicator and a skilled team player experienced in Brand, People and Product Management, Marketing Communications and Sales. She has carved a niche within the Food & Beverages and FMCG sectors in Nigeria. Considered by many to be a good communicator, she has acquired good public relations skills on her various job experiences and received a ‘Best Worker of the Year’ award as a reflection of her dedication to duty and career. This dedication has also seen her rise through the ranks to positions of leadership in different instances.
Over the years, Flora has garnered experience in managing start-ups and the procedures involved in closing down a company or manufacturing operations in Nigeria
‘Flora’s Pasta’ (as fondly referred to by her acquaintances) manages a Catering Service Business-Flora Vittles with specialties in Pasta meals and Nigerian Soups as well as a Professional Cleaning Service Company-Fullhouse Professional Cleaning Services, a company that offers deep-cleaning services to homes and offices.
Flora is known for anchoring events, brand presentations, motivational speaking and facilitating on various subjects. She is passionate about seeing singles fulfill their purpose in life and marriage. She co-mentors with her husband, intending and young couples on managing expectations in marriage. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of SinglesConnect Concept – an organization dedicated to creating a unique, decent and endearing forum STRICTLY established with an aim to provide executive/working class and matured singles from the age of 28 years and above with a better way of connecting.
Flora is a graduate of Computer Science from Lagos State University, a studying member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK and holds a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from Digital Marketing Institute, Ireland, in view.
Flora is a Christian, God-lover and Kingdom Addict who enjoys talking, cooking, swimming, playing lawn tennis, traveling, writing, as well as watching movies, talk shows & comedy. She is also a Women Group Leader and an Intercessor in her local church – Calvary Bible Church, Idimu.
Flora is joyfully married to an upbeat gentleman- Olakunle Ogunlusi and blessed with two beautiful daughters. She currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria with her lovely family.
Oladipupo Clement is the Chief Executive Officer of LIFEPAGE Group – an Investment Holding Company with devoted interest in Real Estate and Investments. He is the Principal Partner of Gameplan International, a Human Capital and Business Development Company. He is also the Registrar, Success, Business and Leadership School (SBLS) – a school where a new breed of successful individuals, politicians, and entrepreneurs are being raised, empowered and released.
A Creative Thinker, Business Development Strategist, Sales Catalyst, Astute Investor, Resource Person, and Conference Speaker, Oladipupo has to his credit several published and unpublished works; some of which are: RE-WRITE YOUR FINANCIAL STORY, FINDING WHAT WORKS FOR YOU, JUST BEFORE YOU START THAT BUSINESS, LIVING ABOVE FINANCIAL PRESSURE, PLANNING FOR YOUR RETIREMENT, HOME OWNERSHIP MADE EASY, to name a few.
With over 15 years wealth of experience already, he has worked and trained at one of the leading financial services groups in Nigeria, where he rose to become a Branch Manager, Senior Manager and later, Regional Vice President. He trained over 200 of the company’s workforce nationally, while his stay lasted. He is a force to reckon with— an inspiration, a mentor, and a coach to many. He can be described as a colossus in financial and business advisory.
HE is the Convener of the annual GAMEPLAN Mega Summit—a national project designed to assist and equip working class individuals achieve their financial and business dreams. He is also the Host of the periodic SMEHuB, WorkersfesT, Free Enterprise & Economic Summit (F.E.E.S)—an economic empowerment and intervention workshop designed to transform ordinary people into business and homeowners. He is the host of The Gameplan on Radio, which reaches millions of people daily.
He holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctor of Arts in Theology, Christian Education and Clinical Counseling respectively from the prestigious Faith Christian Theological Seminary (An Affiliate of Central Christian University, Lexington, NC, USA). He is currently pursuing an MBA from Business School Netherlands.
He is happily married to Omolara, a seasoned Accountant and Event Management Expert. Their union is blessed with children and they make their home in Lagos, Nigeria.
Victoria I. Ibhawa has extensive experience in the Human Resources profession. She is currently the Head of Talent and Transformation of Deloitte Nigeria, where she leads the HR team to implement world class talent management processes and initiatives for the firm. The Team and the Firm won the 2014 CIPM Best HR Practices Awards (2nd Position) and 2015 GPTW Best Place to Work in Nigeria Awards (1st Position). She is also the Lead, Talent and Transformation for Deloitte West Africa, and she coordinates the Manager and Leadership Development Centres for Deloitte West Africa.
Her vast experience in Human Resources Management spans across; Human Capital Strategy and Policy Formulation, Resource Planning and Strategic Recruitment, HR Business Partnering, Learning and Organizational Development, Career and Performance Management, Leadership Assessment and Psychometrics
Victoria is a graduate of the prestigious University of Benin and holds the globally recognized ACIPM, GPHR and HRMP professional certifications. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and has been a multiple time panel discussant at the Institute’s National HR Directors session during the Institute’s annual conferences. A Deloitte and KPMG accredited facilitator; she regularly speaks and facilitates at corporate events and capacity development programmes. She also sits on the Board of an Entrepreneurship Empowerment Academy.
Victoria is married to Oseremen Ibhawa and blessed with two lovely girls. She is an ordained minister with Calvary Bible Church. She currently heads the Editorial team of the church, coordinates the GEMs Forum for young people with her husband and is the Director of the Beauty and Aesthetics and the Graceful Hosts departments, all in the Church Head Quarters at Idimu, Lagos.
Closely linked to Victoria’s passion for youth development is the impact being made through INSPIRED 4 IMPACT – a non-government and not-for-profit forum for teenagers. INSPIRED 4 IMPACT was created as a platform to teach and inspire teenagers to make positive lifestyle decisions as a bedrock for future positive societal impact.
Fisayo is a seminar Host/Speaker, Marketer, Personal Finance Advisor & Business Coach who has helped thousands of people change their situation and get on the entrepreneurial journey over the last decade. He is the CEO of Hulk Group.