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 feature 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.
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 have 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 :
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