Dayo Adeyemi is a men’s coach, counsellor and convener of The Catalyst Men Network Int’l which he founded in 2012. Dayo champions M.E.N (Mentoring, empowering and nurturing) leadership in Nigeria with a vision to equipping men to become emotionally competent leaders in a constantly challenging environment. His focus is MALES – Men Accomplishing Leadership Excellence and Spirituality providing professional and personal capacity for today’s man to succeed better. He challenges men to mentoring, accountability, love and engagement (MALE).
The Catalyst Men Network Int’l hosts National Men’s Conference, M.E.N Summit (Boys 9-17 yrs through
The Boys Project Nigeria and undertakes gender equity advocacy through M.A.D.A.M (Move Against Domestic Abuse by Men) where men become ambassadors of non-violence and community peace advocates. He also empowers Sons in Female headed Homes, The Widowers and The Out of Home Boys on the street
Dayo’s Real Men Real Issues on Bond 92.9 FM which reaches over a million listeners weekly since 2016. He is a Guest Speaker on Man’s View (WFM 97.1), Fathers’ With Attitude (Radio3 103.5 FM), Television Show. He hosts Let’s Rub Minds Mana to Man broadcast and champions Boys’ Advocacy, Gender Balance and Positive Masculinity as a Public Speaker.
He writes for Vanguard Newspaper and Discovery Man Digest. He writes Men’s Daily Devotional covering, The Making of a Man, The Making of a Mighty Man, A Call to Men, Wisdom for Single Moms etc.
Dayo is a faith-based counselor trained by International Institute of Faith Based Counseling, United States and UN IoM trained Mental Health Specialist. Till date Dayo has counseled with hundreds of men in over eight years of service to men and the boy child. His Certified Men Counseling Specialist Training is about to debut.
Barney Rowntree, an award winning researcher and producer on Radio and Television. Barney was in Nigeria to interview Dayo Adeyemi for BBC on Masculinity, a research spanning three continents.
His Social media handles include The Catalyst Men on Facebook; #catalystmen on Twitter and Instagram. Reach him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Pastor and men’s coach, Dayo seeks Godly collaboration and affiliation to further deepen and drive men’s conversation – a conversation where men will stand up to be real men indeed.
In this brief chat with Ola Akinwe, Pastor Dayo shared his thoughts and advice while responding to the BMAN MentorMe Series
When my school certificate exams result didn’t come out as expected. I realized without education, I will become a nobody.
None yet. Let posterity record that
There is nothing like biggest failure for me. Every failure is a movement forward.
Assisting people getting employed and building their skills is my greatest joy.
BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED
Go back to school and learn.
SOMETHING I WISH I HAD KNOWN
It takes more and longer to have sustainable success and legacy
FUNNIEST THING I EVER DID:
Not funny but scary. Climbing very tall palm tree, over 35 feet tall, in my village only to get to the palm wine bottle and a snake popped up. I almost tumbled down the slim and tall palm tree’
Pioneering men’s movement in Nigeria takes courage. Systemic and cultural oppositions was serious. I stayed through. Still waxing strong.
SOMETHING I AM AFRAID OF
My car not starting when I need it.
MY GREATEST QUESTION
What’s next? How can this be done better?