About Us

AfriWomen for entrepreneurship initiative is a grassroot nGO whose primary aim is poverty Alleviation through the economics and social development of women and girl child of african descent.  

 

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Our History

AfriWomen for Entrepreneurship Initiative (AfriWomen) started in 2017 as Widows Lighthouse Empowerment Foundation. The experience of Adebukola, the founder, of being a widow’s child for nearly 40 years inspired the ‘Widows Lighthouse project’ which targeted the plight of widows and their children. Adebukola’s legal profession, life experience and the Widows Lighthouse work underscore for her the issues and challenges facing African women generally. In 2020, Adebukol...

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Our Values

Respect: consideration for the feelings, wishes, and rights of all people. Integrity: living our values with transparency and consistency. Diversity: embracing the differences between people as a valued asset. Humility: open to knowledge, new ideas and methods that will keep us growing. Stewardship: accountability, innovation, and urgency. Transformation: in ourselves and others, our ultimate goal.

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Mission

To empower African women and the girl child through economic and social empowerment programmes that transforms their lives, families and communities.

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Vision

To be the community where African women and girl child regardless of their diversity, find strength in their natural given abilities to accelerate, sustain and celebrate their enterprise

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Aim

To create a community that empowers African women and girls child to maximise their individual and collective potentials in the economic and social sector through empowerment programmes.

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Target group

The African woman and girl child willing to embrace their diversity and leverage their potential to be more through empowerment programmes.

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Our Objectives 

Our Founder

Adebukola Oso is the founder of AfriWomen for Entrepreneurship Initiative and is the CEO of 67 Acres Farm and Syndic8 International Limited.

 

With a professional record and a background in Law, Social Policy and Multimedia Studies, Adebukola is a Philanthropist, Social Enterprise Consultant, Venture Capitalist, Motivational Speaker and an Entrepreneur.

 

Through an interesting and impressive professional career spanning over 3 decades, Adebukola has worked across several London boroughs and with major charitable organisations in the UK like Barnardos, Community Housing Association and One Housing Group. In these capacities, she has worked in partnership with the health, social and education sector; probation; court; immigration and other agencies of change to develop and implement policies which empower women, vulnerable families and youths with complex needs to rise above marginalisation and attain socio-economic integration.

 

Her enterprise history includes retailing; import and export; manufacturing; property development and sales and the agriculture sector. In 2004, from her office on Sule Abuka Street Ikeja, she ran Integr8 Properties Nigeria Limited which in partnership with other property and financial consultants, facilitated the opportunities for people to own their homes. She founded Sweet Mama Nigeria which manufactured confectionaries in China for exports to the West African countries of Cotonou, Ghana and Nigeria in 2007. In 2011, Sweet Mama Nigeria Limited began the manufacturing of Quench table water in Ibadan, Oyo State.

 

Adebukola believes that “the empowerment of women to maximise their potentials is the key catalyst which Africa needs to drive its economic goals.” Tirelessly, she is committed to helping African women from diverse backgrounds to become transformational leaders. Her AfriWomen for Entrepreneurship Initiative community aims to provide women with the opportunity to gain the insight, education, empowerment and inspiration required to achieve their personal goals and become celebrated and effective leaders in their chosen fields.

 

Through partnership with other agencies of change and her 67 Acres farm for instance, she encourages women to take bold strides in agriculture, an economic sector where women are overwhelmingly marginalised.

 

She is a member of notable organisations like the U. K’s North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise; Enterprise Enfield UK; Institute of Fundraisers UK. Sharing similar core values, Adebukola and these organisations provide a comprehensive range of business support services and facilities specifically designed to encourage, guide, inform and inspire women to become successful in their business or enterprise.

 

Adebukola is married and a mother to three young adults. She likes reading, travelling, meeting people, crossword puzzles, music and gardening.

Board Members

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Kunle Adetoba

Kunle Adetoba is a trained industrial and organisational psychologist. A graduate of Adekunle Ajasin University and the current chairman of the Alumni Council. He has over 15 years of diverse business experiences including banking, corporate events management and educational services.  As an industrial and organisational psychologist, he is passionate about business start-ups and their sustenance. Kunle is keen on supporting individuals, the private and public sect...

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Taibat Elemesho-Okesanjo

Hajia Taibat Elemesho-Okesanjo is a graduate of mass communication from the University of Lagos. She is the CEO of Montai Limited. Her employment history spans years in sectors including the media; oil; and banking sector. Her entrepreneurship experience cuts across diversified businesses of importation; construction and facility management. Taibat is passionate about services to humanity and the promotion of commerce. In recognition of her contributions in these sectors, she has received ...

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Lanre Akinseye

Engineer Lanre Akinseye is a graduate of Metallurgical and Material Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Akure; a chattered engineer; and member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. He is also an entrepreneur and businessman. He is currently the Head Marketing Winteck Nigeria Limited and a board member of Kamen Aggregates and Construction limited. A big advocate of gender equality, Lanre believes that everybody should be allowed to seat at the table regardless of their ge...

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Bukky Ajadi

Bukky Ajadi has two degrees- English and religious studies and law from the University of Ife, Nigeria. She joined the Oyo State Judiciary in 2004 and is currently the chief registrar Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo State. Bukky is passionate and driven by a vision of creating opportunities for women and the girl child from her plethora of experiences garnered on the bench. Her passion is not a feminism fight, but that which is fuelled by the need for the humane treatment of women and the g...

Support Staff

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COMFORT MADOJUTIMI - PROJECT WORKER (Trainee)

Comfort is primarily responsible for ensuring that the AfriWomen's place is clean and that house rules are adhered to. Comfort is keen on poverty alleviation initiatives which empower grassroot women in the economic and social sector. As a trainee project worker, she participates in and contributes to community outreaches and the women they serve. A qualified caterer, Comfort also impacts the women at AfriWomen with skills and experiences she gathers in her profession. ...

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KEHINDE LATIFAT ADEKUNJO - ADMIN ASSISTANT

Kehinde is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Olabisi Onabanjo University. She enjoys interacting with people from diverse social backgrounds. As the office admin. assistant, she ensures that the front desk runs smoothly. Kehinde is also passionate about humanitarian initiatives,  particularly those around education, gender issues and entrepreneurship.

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AKINKUNMI AREMU - COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT

Akinkunmi Aremu - Communication Assistant at AfriWomen for  Enterpreneurship Intiative. With a passion for women empowerment at the grassroot level and a sincere desire to see women actively participating in the socio-economic growth of the nation, Akinkunmi joined The AfriWomen team to help use his acquired skills in the area of Communication and media publicity, achieve the aims and objectives of the organization.  Akinkunmi is a media personnel with a distinct interest in ...

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JESIMIEL WILLIAMS - TEAM LEAD, PROJECTS

Jesimiel Williams is the Team Lead at AfriWomen with interests in Entrepreneurship, Communication and Content Creation. Having studied Mass Communication at Covenant University, he is tasked with leading the team on women empowerment and community development roles as a part of our main goal of strengthening women in African societies.

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YVONNE AYODELE - PROGRAMME ASSISTANT

  Yvonne Modupe Ayodele, the programme assistant, an entrepreneur and a graduate of Sociology who also believes in achieving a goal of enhancing the literacy of African women and more of the entrepreneurship growth with African women that helps them as an individual and also extends to the community at large. Having to see a number of women smile and happy through the outcome of our programmes also puts a satisfactory smile on our faces. ...

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