Team

photo0045Biodun Awosusi is a highly motivated global citizen, nation builder and medical doctor committed to sustainable development, global peace and promoting universal access to essential health services for all.

He graduated from one of Africa’s finest universities with a Bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery in 2010 after leading several productive projects. Multi-award winning writer and relentless learner, Biodun believes health is a human right and all barriers to health equity must be crushed. He is an assistant editor at YourCommonwealth.com, a hub for writers within the Commonwealth.

Biodun is the founding editor of the blog.

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paulPaul Okediji is a value-driven blogger and medical doctor. Paul is also the co-founder of Writers’ Alliance, an organization that seeks to develop writing potentials in young people. He is an active blogger on MDGs in Africa, Insight…beyond knowledge, and Climate Change. He has several written works online and offline, sharing knowledge through the power of the written word.

In 2002, Paul won an Honorable Mention for a National Essay Competition co-hosted by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC). His essay also won first prize for the state category. He has been quoted in Expat-Advisory and Yahoo! Voices.

Paul is Deputy Managing Editor.

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folusoDr. Foluso Ajani is a highly motivated young Nigeria medical doctor, youth activist and advocate for women’s sexual and reproductive rights, maternal and child health.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine & surgery from Obafemi Awolowo University where she finished in the top 5% of her class. She was a member of the Students Representative Body, served on the Constitution Review Committee and was the Editor in Chief of the Departmental Board and Co-Chairperson of the Final Year Medical Students Seminar Program. She was also Vice president of the OAU Chapter of Junior Chamber International.

 Foluso is Managing editor on Health and Development issues.

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maniMani, Joseph Muya is a graduate of the United States International University (USIS), with a B.A in International Relations, concentrating on Peace and conflict studies and a minor in Psychology.

He served as the Deputy Executive Director for YALDA based at USIU. He also revived Africa Peace Initiative Club. Mani has had a strong desire to give back to the community since being in high School. He is the founder of Tuwakuze, an education-based initiative aimed at inspiring reading culture, mentoring and instilling sustainable leadership skills among primary school Children.

Mani manages the East, Central and South African portfolio.

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lillyLilly Mensah is a talented Ghanaian youth advocate and reporter with strong knowledge on the current situation at home for young people. She works tirelessly to make the voice of youth heard in the media in Ghana and is passionate about strengthening youth inclusion in society, particularly those with disabilities.

She is an active member of Curious Minds, avid reporter for Global Press Institute and volunteer for the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. She has attended several conferences and forum including the Mo Ibrahim Youth Forum on Education and Civic Participation.

Lilly manages the West African portfolio of the blog.

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tayoTayo Fagbohun is a leading development Ambassador for Nigeria. He served meritoriously as a Google Student Ambassador during his tenure. In 2010, he was selected as one of 40 youths/champions to represent Kwara state at the Tolerance Academy sponsored by the United Nations Alliance for Civilization.

Tayo is an avid writer. He is a student correspondent and freelancer for the Education column of the national dailies, the Nation newspaper [Campuslife] and the Nigerian Tribune newspaper. He is a also a Mozilla Ambassador with great capacity for social change using new media.

Tayo joined the team in 2012 as the social media director.

 

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  6. I got what I searched for and I’m highly inspired that you all are youths. I’ve started my own foundation and will be launching it online on Tuesday 14th january.
    It’s good to give back to the society that made us who we are. Keep it up.

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