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AYNigeria On Air Personality with Voicefm 89.9

Ayodele Brown Akande, popularly known as AYNigeria, Ekiti State-born On Air Personality, Event Host/Compere, and Project Enthusiast and Developer is a top Influencer in Ekiti State. AYNigeria has hosted several National Events including the First Lady of Ekiti State’s Book Launch held sometimes in 2019. He also hosted the International Youth Diplomacy Conference 2019 held in Ghana recently. Here is the story of AYNigeria as told by him on InterviewStories.

Can we meet you?

My name is Ayodele Brown Akande, popularly known as AYNigeria. I am a passionate Nigerian Youth who uses his voice as a tool of Mental Revolution and an On Air Personality with Voicefm 89.9, Ado-Ekiti.

I featured on General Issues As a Member of the Intellectual Gang. AYNigeria is also known as the Love Doctor and Pastor on Radio amongst many other radio shows I anchor.

I am a Human Resource Management Associate that recently got awarded an Ambassadorsip after my appointment as the chairperson-peace Corp iYDC, which came after representing Nigeria in the International Youth Diplomacy Conference held in Legon, Accra, Ghana. I also won the Award of the Best & Most Informed Delegate in a conference attended by over 30 African Countries in 2018.

Am also the C.E.O of a #MadeInNigeria Fashion Conglomerate known as Justified Clothing’s & Fashion Conglomerate ( A 5 PARTNER FASHION TEAM).

AY Nigeria is a prolific speaker (ToastMaster)/author/orator/compere who has spoken and won awards in various institutions like FUNAAB, FUTA, and many others.

AY Nigeria is a Multi-Gifted Entrepreneur, Agric Consultant, Idea Merchant and a Critical Thinking & Situation Analysis Expert.

AYNigeria an OAP in Nigeria
AYNigeria

Tell us more about one of the Sustainable Development Goals you are currently involved in?

I recently launched an initiative AY Nigeria Goes to School which aims at spreading the message of Zero-Rape and Gender-Based Violence amongst secondary school students all over Nigeria, starting From Ekiti. I had visited 15 schools so far, and I hopes to raise a gender Balanced and rape free Generation.

What are the good and the bads involved?

Impact made is basically the good. The joy you feel from the Feedback and the fact that you know you’re contributing your quota in ending societal ills.

The Bad is in the fact that there’s little or no support from anywhere. The best you get sometimes is ‘thumbs up’ on your social media posts. A lot of people also misinterpret your intentions, they consider your help as a form of a ploy to dupe them, one way or the other.

And the big bad for me is that most times, even your team members desert you and you’re left to keep pushing the dream alone.

 Juggling between so many Professions, as an OAP, Event Host/Compere, Public Speaker and Project Initiator, what can you say about Multitasking?

From my experience, Multitasking is a gift that can be learnt. It starts from the mind. Your mind must bear the ability to handle stress and stay positive. Enlarging your mental scope to bear and handle a lot of responsibilities is the key to Multitasking.

Another way to multitask is to increase your expertise. When you can do many things efficiently, then it’s going to be easy to do more than one thing at a time.

What motivated your NGO?

I don’t have an NGO yet, it’s still an initiative for now. It’s about knowing yourself and what you can handle. My schedule is pretty tight. I am involved in many developmental projects and can run an NGO efficiently. However, the war against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence amongst kids must continue, but we are still running it at an Initiative level.

My motivation is in my story.

I have a rape story and I know how much it almost messed up my life. Seeing its increasing in society now and mostly amongst kids, I decided to raise my voice against it. I am one of the few men that is doing this. I enjoin more men to join this Campaign, adding our voice will go a long way in effecting a change.

What advice do you have for young minds out there?

 To the young ones out there, I will say, know thine self. For in knowing thine self shall you discover purpose.

 You can contact AYNigeria using his contact details :

Websites: www.aynigeria.com, www.aynigeriagoestoschool.com.

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/aynigeria. Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/oapaynigeria. Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/oapaynigeria, Linkedin page:https://linkedin.com/in/ayodele-brown-akande-229a6583

YouTube Page:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD3Zn6JqBXGoMV1la-v9lGw

Adebowale Oluwaferanmi, president of Rotaract Club of Felele, D9125

A lot of organizations are contributing to the society. One of those that are giving value to people in the society is Rotaract Club of Felele headed by Connect President Adebowale Oluwaferanmi Shakirulahi, a student of Mathematics, University of Ibadan. InterviewStories met with him and he talks about the club, why he joined the club and what he he has achieved with the club. He talked about his interest in Agriculture and also why he is studying Mathematics in the University.

Can we know you?

I am Adebowale Oluwaferanmi Shakirulahi, the President of Rotaract Club of Felele, Rotary International District 9125. I am also a student of Mathematics, University of Ibadan, a Red Crosser and an Agroprenuer (an entrepreneur that focus on Agriculture).

Rotaract Club President
Rotaract Felele Club President

What is Rotaract about?

 Rotaract is an International youth humanitarian Service Organization. It has now been elevated to Rotary Partner in service. It consists of Professionally minded individuals of age 18-30 years. Leaders who are ready to develop individuals around them, their community and the world at large.

Rotaract Felele Club Logo
ROTARACT CLUB OF FELELE

The purpose of Rotaract is to provide the opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in their personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities and to promote better relations amongst people worldwide through a framework of friendship.

Oluwaferanmi donating blood at one of the programmes organized by Rotaract
Oluwaferanmi donating blood at one of the programmes organized by Rotaract

The Goals Of Rotaract are to:

  1. Develop professional and leadership skills
  2. Emphasize respect in the right of others and to promote ethical standards and the dignifying of all useful occupations
  3. Provide opportunities for young people to address the needs and concerns of their communities and our world
  4. Promote for working in cooperation with sponsoring clubs Rotary Clubs
  5. Motivate young people for eventual membership in Rotary.

How did you know about Rotaract and what prompted you to join the organization?

It was through Rtn. Engr. &Mrs Famade. During the establishment of Rotary Club of Ibadan-Felele. Then, I was sponsored for a program in Abuja, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award). During the Rotary Youth Leadership Award) program, I was introduced to what Rotaract and Rotary do at large.

Rotaract Training Members How To Make Sharwarma
Rotaract Training Members How To Make Sharwarma

There are something’s that the club does that attracted me to the club. I was looking forward to joining ENACTUS in my University earlier but since I have been introduced to something more similar, I decided to be part of it.

What inspired you to be the president of Rotaract Club of Felele D9125 and what are your achievements so far?

Being the President was not my decision. It was the call to Service. Reason being been that, I thought I was not well equipped to be the President not until I was nominated and voted in as the Connect President. Every Rotary Year has its theme. The Theme for this year is: Rotary Connect the World. That’s what makes me a Connect President.

Handing Over Ceremony For Connect President Oluwaferanmi
Handing Over To Oluwaferanmi As President of Rotaract Club of Felele

The New Rotary Year started July 1st. To God be the glory, it is a wonderful call. And I’m ready to put all my possible best. I have been able to execute a project with my sponsoring club (Rotary Club of Ibadan-Felele) where the District Governor was present. We are planning for more project. Two of them will be coming up in August this year. The recent one held on August 10, 2019 where the club taught members and non members some online businesses, training of Sharwarma preparations and marketing .

What are the benefits of being a Rotaract member?

  • People at a Rotaract Event
  • People gathered at a Rotaract event
  • People who attended an event organised by Rotaract Club of Felele
  • Rotaract Members After A Training
  • Oluwaferanmi at an event

The benefits of Rotaract is beyond quantification, but I would give the nearest benefits.

  1. Rotaract allows youth to develop themselves Professionally, In terms of Leadership, Morally, Socially.
  2. It allows members to make friends wherever they find themselves.
  3. Importantly, it opens the door of meeting influential people that you can’t meet on a normal day. Once you can develop yourself and present yourself well to the extent that people find what they want in you, you are good to go.
  4. Rotaract can serve as an avenue to market your skills.
Oluwaferanmi at an event

How many districts do Rotaract have in Nigeria? What are the contributions the club have made to society?

There are 4 Districts in Nigeria.

  • 9125 (Southwest and North)
  • 9110 (Lagos and Ogun)
  • 9141 (Edo, Bayelsea, Rivers, Delta)
  • 9142 (Cross River, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Imo)

Many clubs function towards the areas of focus of Rotary International, which are Peace and Conflicts prevention resolution, Disease prevention, Water Treatment, Sanitation Basic Education, Literacy Economic, Community Development, Maternal and Child Health. Every Rotary and Rotaract Club are expected to work under this area of focus.

Why study Mathematics?

It amazed me when people ask why mathematics after hearing my line of action. I will say part of my source of energy came from Mathematics. Even when I did not know I will be studying Mathematics at the University at High School. Mathematics entails more than just the arithmetic seen by people. Mathematics model your thinking. And I believe through mathematics, I can study whatever I want to study again and become who I want to be. It’s just the beginning.

Why focus on Agriculture as an Entrepreneur?

It was something I am always eager to do when I was young and even now. With the help of my mentor Mr. U.K Gbadamosi, I have been able to deal well in Turkey Farming.

Tell us your experience as an entrepreneur?

I have been able to use the little knowledge and resources I have gathered to build myself. I do my farming every time I am around.  Most time when I’m not around, my younger brother takes care of it and my mother.

How were you able to raise capital for the business?

I started very small with little capital. But at subsequent time, my mother helps me with funds when needed. But I use my spare money most time.

Do you have a mentor and why?

Very well, I do. Mentorship gives guidelines. It channels your experience. It saves the time of wandering around in acquiring knowledge and experience.

Your first experience selling your products as an entrepreneur?

I had already set a price for my sales. But because of the conditions of the market and customers, I had to bring down my price. It was funny.

Adebowale Oluwaferanmi, a student of Mathematics, University of Ibadan
Adebowale Oluwaferanmi, a student of Mathematics, University of Ibadan

I am moving on in serving humanity. In this service, I render my leadership skill. I hope to continue in that even at my faculty level, University of Ibadan. I hope I’m given the chance to execute what I have to deliver. But for the future, may Almighty God lead my way.

How can people get across to you?

I am very approachable. People can contact me on Whatsapp 08074549841
Facebook: Adebowale Oluwalovemi
Mail: adebowaleoluwaferanmi78@gmail.com

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Members of Hands on Top Club, University of Ibadan

Hands On Top is one the Clubs that helps students of the University of Ibadan financially and academically. InterviewStories had an interview with Quadri Hamsat, the Acting President of the Club. He talks about the challenges the club is facing and how they have been adding to the lives of students of the Premier University in Nigeria.

Can we meet you?

I am Quadri Hamsat, the Acting President of Hands on Top Club, University of Ibadan. I am a 500 level student of Civil Engineering, University of Ibadan.

Tell us about the Hands on Top Club

Hands on Top Club was formed in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ibadan in 2011 to assist needy students. It was during a structural design class in the Department of Civil Engineering, the lecturer in charge noticed that one of the usually lively students wasn’t that lively that day. He summoned her to his office to inquire about her affairs. Then he discovered that she hasn’t paid her fees and the deadline was just days away. Then he made a proposition that “since there are students who can actually contribute to helping pay her tuition in the class, he sought their opinion and they became the pioneer members of HoT Club”.

Is the Club registered?

Yes, it is registered with the school authority. It is only available in the University of Ibadan presently.

How was the Club structure formed?

At first, the membership of the club was mainly students of the Civil Engineering department. But the club has been of help to students from several departments since its inception. The lecturers from the Civil Engineering department funds the account of the club as well as the alumni. Also, we solicit help from prominent individuals in society.

Hands on Top Club Logo
Hands on Top Club Logo

Does that mean only Civil Engineering students benefits from the programme?

No, students from different departments have benefited immensely from the club. It is safe to say students from faculty of technology have a higher percentage but we have helped students across several departments.

About Hands On Top Club, UI
About Hands On Top Club, UI

How do students benefit from the club and what criteria does the club use to know who to help?

Students obtain the Request for Assistance form from the Executive of the club. We call such students to an interview where we interact with them to determine if they are really in need of the assistance or otherwise. The interview must be in the presence of the President, one of the staff advisers and available registered members of the club.

How do students then get to know about the Request for Assistance form of Hands On Top Club?

We send out a broadcast. Our major problem is our public relations and we are currently working on that. Also, other students who have benefited from the club do tell others.

What type of assistance does Hands On Top Club offer to students?

We offer assistance in the form of money, foodstuffs, academic materials and tutorials. It depends on the need of the applicant. If the applicant can afford to make a refund, it is highly encouraged because the refund can be used to help someone else. Our motto is Givers Never Lack.

Hands on Top, University of Ibadan Programme
Hands on Top, University of Ibadan Programme

Has the club been tricked by a beneficiary before?

We’ve never experienced such. But if such happens, such students will be banned from applying for the request for assistance from the club.

How can one be a member of Hand on Top Club?

The membership form is on sale currently and it goes for ₦500. The form can be gotten from me. It doesn’t have a closing date. All students at all levels can apply to be a member. Our basic requirement is being selfless in nature, being ready to help others in any way you can. We have a constitution and a guide for our prospective members and it will be given to them when they apply for membership. Providing financial assistance and organizing tutorials are our core values which every one of them has to keep to.

Hands on Top CLub Call For Membership
Hands on Top CLub, University of Ibadan Call For Membership

Are members eligible to benefit from the assistance provided by the club?

Yes, members are usually considered before non-members because we can easily confirm the Genuity of their case.

What plans do you have for the CLUB as the acting president?

Improving the public relations of the club. Setting up a standard tutorial for 200 level students of the Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan. I also plan to organize at least one session of Hi-peak seminar to improve the soft skills of the members.

What makes this seminar different from others organised by other clubs or society in the University campus?

We target improving the students’ morals. Also, we intend to improve the soft skills of students. Without being apolitical or religion biased. It doesn’t have a special requirement as compared with other clubs in the University. Its goal is to help as many students as possible without expecting anything in return.

What problems is the club currently facing?

Getting sponsors beyond the University community, we intend solving that by improving the public relations of the club.

How can people support the club on its mission?

By being a tutor with our Givers Class (our class for tutorials). Donating academic materials. Rebroadcasting the club broadcast messages. Relief materials ranging from foodstuffs to other things that can make students sojourn on campus a success. A mentorship program for students.