Board of Directors
Director, Projects and Strategy
Ayantola Alayande has over 4 years’ work and technical experience in social sector development- with focus on youth development and civic engagement, policy analysis, and non-profit leadership and management. He brings to TYLC a vast multi-cultural competence and engagement, having worked with several youth-led initiatives across Africa and beyond, including Youths In Motion, JA Nigeria, ONE Campaign (ONE in Nigeria), Afrika Youth Movement, The African Youth Action Foundation, Korea, and the African Development Forum at the KDI School. Ayantola holds a B.A in Classics from the University of Ibadan. He is an enthusiastic Nigerian who believes that, soon enough, the Nigeria of our dream ‘go happen’.
Director, Media and Publicity
Ilesanmi Oluwayomi Samuel is the CEO of Optitech (A Media and PR organization based in Ibadan, Nigeria.) OPTITECH is an organization that uses digital technology to help organizations reach their target audience through the course of conceptualization, branding, and marketing with the aim of increasing their customer base. He doubles as the team lead for Jesus Gang. An online Christian market place where wears that start conversations about Christ are sold with the aim of winning souls to the fold. He is also a serial Volunteer who has volunteered with over 7 NGOs. He currently volunteers as the Head of Media Department (Oyo Province 9 PSF), Director of media and PR for TYLC (The Young Leader Council), Director of Media and PR – SN for Global leadership Summit University of Ibadan (GLS UI), Director of Media and PR II – YLN for Global leadership Summit University of Ibadan (GLS UI), and some more He has worked and is still working with the media team in different levels in RCCG (Region 21 PSF Media Department, NYAYA, and the MMP Project) He is passionate about young people getting things right.
Olubiyi Ajayi is a Prolific and Multi-talented Writer who has created thousands of content published worldwide; many of which have appeared on various Blogs, Magazines, Playlets, and Websites. He is a Google certified Online-Marketing Professional, Growth hacker, Editor, Content developer, and Multi-Media Expert. His Content Writing & Online-Marketing skills have created business relationships with several companies developing their brand awareness and online reputation.
Email: :oluwabiyiajayi[email protected]
Director, Partnership & Sustainability
Esther Jesutofunmi Agbenla
Esther Agbenla is a strategy, program planning and management enthusiast with relevant experience in health, education, entrepreneurship and financial literacy across the public, private and nonprofit industry. She currently serves as the Deputy Manager, Strategy and Sustainability, at Junior Achievement Nigeria (JA Nigeria). JA Nigeria is part of a global organization, Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW) dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success by enhancing the relevance of education. Kick-starting her career as a Monitoring and Evaluation Intern at JA Nigeria, Esther grew to be the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and now a Deputy Manager gaining vast experience across strategy, program coordination and implementation, operation and executive management. Prior to this, she worked as a Public Health Technical Assistant in the delivery of health programs and trainings in the Lagos State Ministry of Health across various units such as the Maternal and Child Health, Immunization, Adolescent and Sexual Health, Drug and Substance Use and Abuse. Esther holds a Venture in Management certificate from the Lagos Business School, Nigeria, a Postgraduate degree in Public health (International) from the University of Birmingham, UK and a Bachelors degree in Public Health from Babcock University.
Director, Operations and Administration
Micheal Aigbe is known for empowering young and talented youths and has created platforms for expression such as The King’s League, Naija Champs, Project 100.
He has served in various leadership capacity both in civil society groups and religious organization such as Niger Delta Youth Forum, The Young leaders council, and Kingsword international church.
A group responsible for providing skill acquisition, training & equipping converted militants in the Niger delta, training and equipping undergraduates for leadership skills.
He is a freight forwarder and logistics solution provider, he has gained logistics experience spanning 5years. He currently runs his own Logistics outfit called EXPRESS HUB.
Head, Research and Innovations
Adaeze Pelwis Chima-Onumajuru is an intelligent and driven young lady. She graduated from the University of Ibadan with a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics where she held leadership positions worthy of note.
Her voluntary service as the Financial Secretary and President of the Faculty of Public Health didn’t make a dent in her academic pursuit as she bagged the award of the Best Graduating Student, Faculty of Public Health 2016/2017, among other awards.
Over the years she has, through willing service, honed her leadership and managerial skills on various platforms. They include: Director of the Nigeria Secondary Schools Model United Nations Federal Conference, 2010; Public Relations Officer Nigeria Model United Nations Society, University of Ibadan Chapter, 2016; Zonal Treasurer Nigerian Christian Corpers’ Fellowship, Jos North 2018.
Adaeze is a strong optimist that believes in grooming the youths of today in a bid to achieve tangible societal impacts. She is a Registered Dietitian in training with a growing interest in Pediatric Nutrition.
Deputy director, Projects and Strategy
Lana Promise Elijah
A youth development strategist and policy enthusiast with experience in program design and implementation. Lana has served as the first Lagos State Youth Ambassador and has contributed to policies like the Lagos State Youth Policy Implementation Framework, and the Lagos State Youth Agenda. Member, United Nations Population Fund Youth Participatory Platform, Lagos, and Youth Ambassador of the Innovative Tools for Expanding HIV Self-Testing (I-TEST)/4 Youth By Youth. Medical student and Deputy Director of Projects and Strategy, The Young Leaders Council.
Deborah Osibamowo is a communication and media specialist who enjoys volunteering. She has a degree in Information and Media Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Minna. While on campus she was elected, two times, as the financial secretary of her campus fellowship, Fellowship Of Christian Students (FCS). She was also a member of the Premium Times Campus Investigative Journalists (PTCIJ) and the Campus Radio, Search FM, where she volunteered as a News Editor, Newscaster and Presenter. Deborah has worked with Television and Radio Stations and considers herself an asset to the media industry. She is an optimistic goal getter whose passion to influence young adults has led her to volunteer for the African Leadership Union, Fame Foundation and Squad of Influence which she birthed. When Deborah is not seen writing or reading a book, she can be caught hosting her podcast show, Anything and Everything With Dee.
Taiwo Olawehinmi, fondly called Teewoh or TeewohFire, is an emerging global health pharmacist, passionate about universal healthcare coverage and policymaking. Taiwo is an Ashoka Changemaker Scholar with Distinction and has a certificate in Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation in Health and Wellness. A public speaker and trainer passionate about helping people communicate effectively especially in the workplace, she is also an elocution coach and a corporate compére with over five years experience. She is a Model United Nations (MUN) professional, having officiated diverse MUN conferences in West Africa, with over 20 African countries represented. She is a 2017 CommonPurpose Leader, a 2018 Millennium Fellow and a 2020 West African Young Leadership (WAYLead) Fellow. She is committed to good leadership and active youth participation in nation building and global development.
Tolu Adebayo is a Profitable Marketing Professional, Mentor and a Business Growth Strategist.
His experience in Marketing spans across the most relevant digital media equipped for Marketing, Branding and Business Growth.
He is the Founder of Somethingfy Marketing Solutions and Lead Facilitator, Social Media Masterclass with Tolu Adebayo (SMMC), a platform that enables business for profitable marketing through training, consulting and collaboration.
He has background in Radio and Television Broadcasting, a praised digital marketer and Certified marketer by Google, Facebook and other professional and personal qualifications.
He is passionate about Business Growth and helping young people to build professional and purposeful business future.
He enjoys reading, writing and leading
I am a creative designer with 1-year experience in basic design and over 3 years of experience in professional graphic design. I am prolific in creating good and highly creative designs for both digital and physical communication. I confidently use Coreldraw, Adobe Photoshop, Abode Illustrator, and Adobe Indesign. Finally, I am a certified Graphic designer with a B.Tech in Industrial Design (Graphics Section) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure.
Solomon Adewole is a PR expert, content writer/developer and digital marketer. He studied Architecture and is an Advocate of the SDG’s.He has actively working in the self development and capacity building community as a volunteer trainer. He is a graduate of the National Training Academy and an Alumnus of the African Presidential Leadership Program. He is certified as a Global citizen by the APCEIU Asia Pacific education for international understanding and the Ban ki moon centre for global citizenship and is actively involved in the Civic society. He is a recepient of various award from various institutions for great leadership and youth development initiatives. He hosts a weekly podcast on Mixlr where he shares tips with youths, teenagers & adults on how to be the best version of themselves via self development and also shares experiences of other people to help build self esteem by overcoming Inferiority Complex.
Community managers II
My name is Chimobi Okengwu, I graduated from the Federal University of Petroleum Resources where i studied Geophysics. I am a Data Scientist (Analytics), and a Sales Associate with Bleu Orange Oxford a Real Estate and Investment company. I aspire to be a global tech talent bringing sound leadership and innovations to organizations using my skills. I have strong interests in personal leadership and education.