Founder of Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network (BMAN)
Ola Akinwe is a Social Revolutionist for boys & Philanthropreneur, founder of Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network (BMAN). A registered non-profit mentoring organization offering training, coaching, support system, success development programs for boys and adolescent males . He has been passionately equipping, inspiring and teaching young minds to love, learn, live and leave a legacy of an exemplary life since 2007. Ola is a NIGERIA COORDINATOR-International Men’s Day and NIGERIA COORDINATOR -World Day Of The Boy Child. Ola currently serves as the Nigeria Executive- Fathers and Family coalition of America (FFCA)
Professor Stephen Adebanji Akintoye
Chairman - BMAN Advisory Council
Professor S. Banji Akintoye is a Nigerian-born academic, historian and writer. He studied history at the University College (Overseas College of the University of London), Ibadan (1956–1961), and doctoral studies from 1963-1966 at the University of Ibadan, where he was awarded a PhD in History in 1966. He taught at the History Department at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, where he became a professor and Director of the Institute of African Studies from 1974-1977. He has also taught African History in universities in the United States including the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Montgomery County Community College, PA, and Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Akintoye took a leading part for some time in the politics of Nigeria and served on the Nigerian Senate from 1979–1983 during the Second Republic. Akintoye is one of the current leading scholars on the history of the Yoruba people. His most recent work, A History of the Yoruba People (Amalion, 2010), draws on decades of new findings and thinking on Yoruba studies that challenges some previously dominant notions about the origins of the Yoruba.
Professor Bernice O. Adegbehingbe
Member BMAN Advisory Council
Professor Bernice O. Adegbehingbe was Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. She was Head, Department of Ophthalmology at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife. She is an alumnus and a university Scholar of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where she graduated with B.Sc. (Hons) in Health Sciences in 1985 and MBChB in 1988. She had her post graduate training in Ophthalmology within and outside Nigeria. She obtained a Diploma in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland and a Masters’ in Advanced Ophthalmology from the University of Bristol, England. She is a fellow of both the West African College of Surgeons and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. She is currently an examiner with these postgraduate colleges. She is a fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology and the International College of Surgeons. She is Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Oxford Ophthalmologic Congress, Oxford, UK and Middle-East African Congress of Ophthalmology. She has won many research grants and fellowships both national and international. She reviews many international peer-reviewed-journals of repute. Professor Bernice Adegbehingbe is an erudite scholar and astute clinician who, as an Ophthalmologist, has mentored and trained over twenty world class Consultant Ophthalmologists. Some of whom are professors in universities across the country, Chief Medical Directors, and Head of Departments in their various academic and health institutions. She has also supervised and assessed over twenty research projects in Ophthalmology and related disciplines. She has presented several articles in many international conferences across the globe including the World Ophthalmologic Conference. She has published over 60 original articles in many international journals of repute. She gave her professorial inaugural lecture, titled ‘That I may see’ on the 30th of August 2016. She is passionate about impacting on her community especially on improving the health status of the less privileged through community outreach health programmes which she has championed in sixteen years with the support of all other members of the Eye care team in Ile-Ife and other cities in Nigeria. This, she has achieved through numerous care-targeted-eye-screening programmes conducted in churches, mosques and market places coupled with eye health talks in various gatherings even, on the mass media (Unique FM, Gold FM, Orisun Radio and Osun State Broadcasting Corporation). She is a dedicated and devout Christian. She is hard working and highly focused. These virtues are responsible for her ability to multitask excel in her numerous administrative, academic, 2 spiritual and clinical activities including managing a very successful private hospital.
Jerome Teelucksingh Phd
Jerome Teelucksingh Phd- Member BMAN Advisory Council
Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh is a Lecturer at the University of the West Indies. He revived International Men’s Day (19 November) and also initiated the inaugural observance of World Day of the Boy Child on 16 May. He has been promoting IMD since 1999 and it has spread to approximately 80 countries. Also, He is a regular contributor to In Search of Fatherhood, a United States magazine. In 2017, He produced a documentary- ‘The Making of International Men’s Day’. In 1996, He was a member of the Local Organizing Committee for the first Conference on Caribbean Masculinity, organized by the University of the West Indies (in Trinidad) and has also published academic articles on gender relations.
Mr Olaseni Matthew Gansallo.
BA, BA, MA, MA, ML, DCA, FRSA, FMA, FSM.-Member BMAN Advisory Council
Director of Education Programme at the British Museum London and the Natural History Museum London. YGMG. Tate Galleries London. Senior Management Fellow. Director: A2MC Lagos Nigeria. Director: History Culture & Heritage Institute Nigeria (HCHIN). Director: FA2IS. Director: Gansallo & Associates. Mr Gansallo is an Architect Designer and Museologist and has worked with some of the world’s most renowned learning institutions and educational organisations. He was Senior Management Fellow 1998-2001 at Tate London and Education and Interpretation Consultant; National and International Programmes at Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London, 2001-2003. He has worked with learning institutions in Tokyo Japan such as the Mori Tower and the Think Zone, The Watari Museum and with the late Japanese Architect KishoKurokawa and Japanese architects KengoKuma and Jun Aioki to name a few. He is the founder and director of the highly successful Young Graduates YGMG Education Programme (UK), from 2005 to present working with 11 National Educational Museums and over 50 UK secondary schools and 20 universities in London and Europe. He worked at the British Museum for five years, Natural History Museum London for 5 years.Tate Gallery London also for 5 years. He has recently completed 4 books on aspects of education scheduled for publication.He has taught and lectured in three continents. FA2IS. Abuja. A2MC. Lagos. Gansallo & Associates. Founder/Director- Present History Culture & Heritage Institute Nigeria: HCHIN Founder/Director, 2016 – Present Natural History Museum: Director YGMG Education Programme, 2010 - 2015 British Museum, London: Director YGMG Education Programme, 2005 – 2010 Tate Britain & Modern, London: Senior Management Fellow, 1998 – 2004.
Senbanjo Omozusi Aderonke
Secretary- BMAN Executive Board
Omozusi is proudly known for thoroughness in her everyday duties. Her devotion to sound and qualitative education in early childhood led her to the establishment Orchard Gardens School, a private school offering both American and British Curricula in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria where she serves as the proprietress since 2010. She is a strong member and resource person to Association of Formidable Educators (AFED) in Lagos State, Ikorodu Chapter. Omozusi anchors a free training for young mothers and fathers in Montessori Approach and early childhood development. She is a founding member of the board of trustees of Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network-(BMAN) and serves as the Director of Administrations. Omozusi is a mother to four children, a daughter and three boys.
Amb-Dr. Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole FIIM, ERMS, RMEM, FIRMS
- Member BMAN Executive Board
Amb-Dr. Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole FIIM, ERMS, RMEM, FIRMS- is the Chairman Board of Directors, Institute of Information Management (IIM) - Africa, responsible for the day - to - day running of IIM, RIMA Foundation (Nigeria & South Africa) and WM. A computer professional, his professional career in the late 90s has seen him through Swenig System Nigeria, a Swedish company that specializes in information security, sales and support of Dr. Solomon Anti-Virus toolkit, where he worked as the Head of the Computer department with technical support functions. A member of Network and system professionals Association, USA , International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) and Computer Professional Registration of Nigeria. He worked for a major Oil and Gas Company in Nigeria (Chevron Nigeria Limited), between 1998 to 2012. Oyedokun is a respected information management practitioner, founder of the Records and Information Management Awareness Foundation (RIMA Foundation), publisher of Information Management World Magazine (IM World Magazine), RIM Africa Journal and Executive Producer of Information Management World on Television (IM World TV). A regular columnist of Guardian Newspaper (Fridays) Executive Brief Column (Infotech4dexecutives) He has received different international awards for his contribution towards the development of the Information Management industry in Nigeria and Africa. In 2004, he received the "Great Minds of the 21st Century Award" An award presented to him by the American biographical institute. Oyedokun was among a thirteen-man committee inaugurated in March 2010 by the Lagos State Government for the formulation of Policy on Records and Archives Management in Lagos State. Specialties: ECM, BPM, DM, EDMS Training, Implementation, Consultancy Services.
Chief Finance Supervisor
Dayo Lomuwagun is the Snr. Manager; Finance, Administration & Strategy at Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria. A chartered accountant, Dayo has vast experience in audit, financial control, financial reporting, treasury management, funds management, strategy consulting and capacity building. He trained with Deloitte, Nigeria and holds an MSc in Financial Management from Edinburgh Business School UK. Dayo has a passion for providing a cutting edge financial and accountancy services and helping to build sustainable institutions Dayo is a seasoned public analyst, social commentator and motivational speaker with burning desire for nurturing young people to becoming responsible leaders. He is a prolific writer with many published books to his credit. He is a licenced tutor of the Edinburgh Business School. Dayo is currently pursuing an LLB degree in Law at the University of Law, one of UK’s most famous Law institutions.
Moses Oluwaseun Folarin
Moses Oluwaseun Folarin, a dynamic young man with a great vision to influence and affect his generation optimistically. Presently serves as the Liason officer to Best Tower University, one of the leading Universities in Republic of Benin (Cotonou). He’s been serving as a Pastor at Upper Room Baptist Church since November 9, 2011 till date, and has been transferred to three different parishes within Lagos and Ogun State, Nigeria. He’s the current Parish Pastor of Upper Room Baptist Church (Great Grace Parish), Ijoko, Ogun State, Nigeria. As a seasoned speaker and life coach, he has been able to reach many youths at different campuses in the south western part of Nigeria and The Republic of Benin, speaking to them majorly on sex education, drug abuse, living a purposeful life and investment culture. Moses is also a business man, making waves in the purchase and supply of automobiles and office equipment’s under the business name Khrisbol Global Investment (W.A) Limited, with her office at Ikeja, Lagos State. He holds a degree in Secretarial Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy and Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. Married to Olubukola Folarin and blessed with two Children, David and Dan.
Creative Director, BMAN Brand & Communications
Olabode is a seasoned art director, photographer and a blogger. He is the CEO/Creative director of Zurieffect int'l (a brand strategy, design and production agency). An award winning art director who has worked for more than a decade in the advertising agency on accounts such as BAT( British American Tobacco), DStv, Etisalat, pfizer, 9mobile, Lafarge, Cadbury, Startimes, Renault, Partner mobile amongst others. Olabode’s artwork has won many gold and silver awards at the Lagos Advertising Industry Festival (LAIF). His images have been used for advertising purposes for top brands in Nigeria, Africa and globally. Olabodeskills as he is fondly called among his creative peers and friends is a Cannes lion award winner in Print Category (2010). His artwork has been displayed around the country and across the world. He has also worked on documentary photo story on Depression which was acknowledged by the World Health Organization. His works has received many awards both locally and internationally. His photography work was featured on National Geography while others have graced many tabloids in Nigeria and across Africa.
Egbayelo Olugbenga Victor
Osun State coordinator for Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network (BMAN)
EgbayeloOlugbenga Victor is a young man of purpose and full of passion. Very prepared to train and support young men and women in Africa to live a life that is pleasing and acceptable to the society, by instilling Biblically based value and virtues. He holds a National Diploma in Marketing and a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Public Administration. A motivational speaker, a tutor and advocator of ideal society He has been privileged to be serving as Assistant Pastor in Redeemed Christian Church of God Signs and Wonders Parish Osogbo, Osun State Nigeria. He has mentored several youth organization within Christian body and the society at large. He is an employer of labour. EgbayeloOlugbenga Victor is happily married to his beautiful wife EgbayeloNgoziChinyere, a banker with Stanbicibtc bank Osogbo. A Father to His lovely Sons, Enoch and Emmanuel Both attends Day Star Primary School Osogbo. EgbayeloOlugbenga Victor currently serves as Osun State coordinator for Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network (BMAN).
Matthew Dickson Matthew is a passionate youth with interest to serve humanity and influence his world positively. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s Degree in Information Technology. He majors in software management, access control systems, networking and cyber security. He has been privileged to serve as a leader of several Christian groups. The year 2012- April 2013, he was the President of a non-governmental organization called NCCF, providing humanitarian services, organizing skill acquisition programs for rural areas, provision of medical services and counselling for remote areas. Matthew Dickson is the husband to his beautiful wife Kauna Dickson and a father to his adorable sons, Lemuel and Benny. He is also the author of the book “The Voice of God- How to recognize when God speaks”, which is available on Amazon and other online retail outlets. He runs an audio podcast with the passion to reach more people with his message of hope and life. Matthew Dickson currently serves as the South- South Regional Coordinator for Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network (BMAN).