My major passions include Jesus, the law, advocacy and public speaking. I enjoy public speaking and apart from it being a talent I’m passionate about, I believe I have been equipped to spread light and positivity to the world. It is one of the ways I have been empowered to affect my immediate community, society and Nigeria at large.
Recently, the advocacy part of me has really been burning up. I have come to a place where I feel tired of keeping quiet about the state of things in our nation, Nigeria. I have woken up to my responsibilities and I want all other young people to do the same. We all have a part to play in the success of story of Nigeria and Africa at large.
Last weekend, I was invited to speak at the Advocacy For Inclusive Education Summit hosted by the unveiling Africa foundation. Let me just say that I have been around in the world of public speaking and advocacy for a while now and I haven’t felt such fire and passion as I did at this event. The other panelists include Debola Williams of Red Media, Ikechukwu Ofili of Ofilispeaks.com and founder of Okada books, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo of Leading Learning Ltd. The most important part for me was the opportunity to feed off of the energies and knowledge of these amazing people.
I am going to do a post about 5 things I’ve learnt at UVA’s Advocacy summit. So be on the look out!
For now, let’s bask in the fact that my work is being recognised and I am beginning to gain some exposure/recognition. I was that the event /my interview was aired on NTA news on sunday. Did I hear you say yay?? Yes YAY! I am excited.
The event has also being featured in two major daily news papers. The Vanguard and Daily times. I have told my mum to buy the papers and show all her friends LOL
Seriously though, little by little, our voices are being heard. The real celebration would be when government listens to us and we become real policy influencers.
These are good times…. Look Mama! We are making it!!!!