Abdulrasaq Olatunde Ogunyale, widely addressed as Tunde Ogunyale, is a peace advocate, founder and the arrowhead of Peacepace Initiative. He read Law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he served meritoriously in many capacities both as a follower and a leader. He was called to the Nigerian Bar as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in full view of the Body of Benchers, parents and other dignitaries in November 2018.
He is also a Chartered Mediator and Conciliator trained under the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), Nigeria; a certified strategic manager trained with the International Strategic Management Institute (ISMI); and a member International Law Association. Tunde Ogunyale is a Generation Change Fellow, a prestigious, global young peacebuilders’ community of the United States Institute of Peace. He is also a Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) Finalist (2021 Cohort). MWF is the flagship program of YALI; an initiative of President Barack Obama.
While he was in his final year in 2016, he represented his alma mater, the University of Ibadan, at the 11th International Chamber of Commerce mediation competition in Paris, France where he had a privilege of meeting and relating with students and professionals on many fronts all over the world. He is interested in meeting new friends without losing the old ones. Olatunde is an award winning poet and public speaker from his undergraduate days. He loves God and his precepts.
Born in the South Western Nigerian City of Saki, Zacheaus studied law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. As a visionary leader and educator, he is filled with a great sense of responsibility and has served in various capacity-building platforms. As an undergraduate he was the Vice President of the International Law Students’ Association, Head, Disciplinary Committee of the Junior Chamber International, UI chapter among others. In honour and appreciation of his exemplary qualities, he has received many awards and accolades including best University Beneficiary, LAPO Scholarship Award. He is a fervid reader, researcher, and writer who uses words to preach the change he wishes to see in the world. In his final year in the University, Zacheaus represented his school at the 11 th ICC International Mediation Competition in Paris, France. He is currently an associate with The Law Crest LLP, a top law firm in Lagos, Nigeria.
Oyeyemi is a graduate of Law from the University of Abuja, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. As a student, she participated in various peace seminars and projects under the aegis of UniAbuja Law Clinic and she has gained various legal skills such as legal research, client interviewing, ATPs interviews and minutes or record keeping as a secretary. She has also been trained on writing to ensure project sustainability. She interns with the Legal Aid Council, Oyo State Branch. She has learnt to take briefs and mediate for disputants. Oyeyemi is a depth seeker and impact oriented person. She envisages a nation where the heart – cry of the voiceless is heard through Peace Advocacy of the Peacemakers. She also shares in the Peacepace vision of spreading Peace to the globe through every feasible means. She has successfully completed her Law school program and is awaiting her Call to bar ceremony.
She studied law from University of Ibadan and is currently a student of the Nigerian Law School. Rosemary, an ardent scholar and a passionate student of law, is a proud ambassador of Peacepace Initiative and she is an advocate of peace. She enjoys serene relationships with people and loathes conflict. Her main objective as a Peacepace ambassador is to expose the ills of war and conflict and ensure peace and stability wherever she finds herself.
She agrees that peace encourages relationships to blossom and aids the development of a nation, and that wherever there is peace, there would be growth. She sincerely finds peace attractive.
As a student of law, she has learnt the importance of peace as a tool which is used to uphold the law. As an active member of the Moot and Mock Society and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society of her university, she has learnt that peace is truly needed over disputes. She says – “Peace is the basic foundation of good living. Simply put, peace is my motto”.
Born on the 17 June to the family of Sir/Lady Godfrey Onuh, Vincent hails from Benue State Nigeria from the Idoma extraction in Otukpa Ogbadibo Local Government Area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law (Ll.b) from Benue State University and has currently undergone his compulsory vocational training at the Nigerian Law School after which he was called to the Nigerian Bar as an advocate and solicitor to the Supreme Court of Nigeria in November 2018. He has also completed training with the Institute of Charted Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) and is now a certified member of the much respected professional body as an associate.
The young champ is a lover of poetry and arts works and he believes that peace is the key to achieve greatness in any society. To him, peace can be better achieved if and only if we can transmit the equality of treatment we desire to our fellow man devoid of colouration, tongues and apparels. Vincent enjoys music and plays volleyball and table tennis as his sports. He is a proud ambassador of Peacepace Initiative.
Haleem is a graduate student of Educational Management/Political Science at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and has served his nation as a Corps member in Ogun State. He is passionate about the development of mankind, particularly through the tools of information, education, and entrepreneurship.
The young Nigerian is a lover of peace and an advocate of development in his own little space. Haleem aims to further his studies in the realm of Human Resource Management as he believes that man rules the world and if the world were to be a better place and more peaceful than it has ever been, man must be properly catered for.
He has held various leadership positions throughout his years on campus, and has also been honored with numerous awards, especially in the area of journalism. He was a one-time Editor-in-chief of the Union of Campus Journalists, University of Ibadan, a member of All Nigerian United Nations Students and Youths Association (ANUNSA) and The Literary and Debating Society (TLDS), University of Ibadan.
Haleem is a proud ambassador of Peacepace Initiative.
He loves meeting new friends while keeping a good relationship with the old ones.
Ife-Oluwa PurposeDan Fadele (PD) is an agricultural economist, a certified coach and counsellor that’s committed to helping people and organizations to achieve their desired goals by helping them become all that they were created to be. He believes everything is related and that relationship is key to human existence, function and success.
Ifeoluwa PurposeDan is committed to transforming individuals to responsible leaders as he is convinced that everything rises and falls on leadership and that the over 7billion of us living today are leaders in our respective spheres carved out for us by the creator.
He is an ardent believer of a life lived on purpose which is rooted in our relationship with who the creator(God) is, and that majority of the world’s problem is due to purposelessness that has eaten deep into the core of human existence.
Ifeoluwa PurposeDan is a die-hard fan and advocate of the Kingdom, in which he believes that is the creator’s plan for the restoration of the earth and is achievable if only we all we arise to live out the mandate of our individual existence.
Ifeoluwa PurposeDan is an emerging leader and agripreneur that believes in the potential and power of the agricultural sector/industry in driving economic growth and national development.
Ife-Oluwa PurposeDan is a peace ambassador that believes that peace is possible if only we are willing to pursue it. He believes that our differences are not just to be left aside but understood, as that bears the key to our unity. He believes that national peace is a product of personal peace manifested by individuals.
Ife-Oluwa speaks, consults and writes on relationship, leadership, agribusiness and related issues that promotes co-existence amidst the human race.
Ife-Oluwa is an intense Lover, aspiring husband and Father, and a proud Nigerian.
Folajimi, a graduate of the University of Ibadan from the Department of Geography. He is recently completed his mandatory NYSC service at Ogun state.
He is an entrepreneur and runs a graphics design outfit called Jhaisegrafix. He is passionate about using entrepreneurship to help NGOs in their surge in achieving developmental goals. One of his passions also lies in providing information and helping in solving challenges encountered in the society. Jimi enjoys meeting people and creating a relationship outside work and business.
Jimi is a member of All United Nations Students Association, Junior Chamber International while he was in the University. He is also a member of Students for Sustainable Drug Policy (SSDP). He has been able to play key roles in every one of this organizations most especially in the field of publicity and provision of publicity materials to carry out campaigns.
Jimi is a peaceful person and always seeking to maintain a peaceful coexistence whenever and wherever he can.
He is a proud ambassador of Peacepace Initiative.
Peters hails from Edo State, Nigeria and he is a graduate of Law from the prestigious University of Benin (Uniben). He is a young man with great ideas. The young champ is a writer and poet. He also has keen interest in spoken words. His pen boldly bears the name ‘Inspiration’. He recently rounded up his apprenticeship at the Nigerian Law School and is now a lawyer. Peters has special liking for children and he always cherishes his moments with them while educating and caring for them.
Samuel is a Nigerian, born more than two decades ago in Saki – a town known for its riches in agricultural resources within the pace-setting state, Oyo State. At an early stage of his life, he developed an interest in Engineering and was driven to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ibadan (the premier university in Nigeria).
Having acquired fundamental theoretical and practical engineering skills, he graduated in 2016; with an inclination for systems design using CAD, CAM and other advanced manufacturing technologies. Moreover, due to the ongoing technological waves, he currently accumulates new and advanced knowledge in the field of Robotics. He is currently pursuing his Masters in the field of robotics engineering in Egypt.
Samuel is a learning machine, always love to feed his constant curiosity with the delighting meals of texts; however, when he is not consuming letters, other hobbies include: writing articles, travelling to new places, listening to inspiring songs, and teaching in his area of expertise. Above all, he loves to dwell in a climate of peace and can’t just help preaching the business of peace as it captures our humane desire. He is a passionate about peace advocacy and he is a proud ambassador of Peacepace.
He hails from Saki,Oyo State, Nigeria. He is currently an undergraduate student of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) studying Physics Electronics.
Stephen loves to serve God and humanity and this made him to join an international company whose primary aim is to empower people.He is a happy ambassador of Peacepace Initiative
He generally loves arts, creativity and listening to cool music.
A graduate of the University of Ibadan from the Department of Social and Environmental Forestry. He is passionate about nature and serene environment. He is a practicing Forester raising different tree seedlings aiming at a green environment.
He also loves to see to the revitalization of morals in the life of the teeming youths. He is a graphic designer with the name Yarfar concept. Odunayo enjoys meeting people’s needs as it concerns him. Odunayo is a member of Union Campus Journalist and Forest Resources Management Students Association while he was in the University. He was acting in the monitoring board and editorial team of the union. He is a peaceable and always looking forward to maintaining a peace environment as he is enabled. He is a happy ambassador of Peacepace Initiative.
Barnabas Akinrinola is a fifth-year student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. He is a Christian. He loves the arts– poetry, prose, photography, drama. He comperes. He is an award winning public speaker who aims to do better. Barnabas is a peacemaker and a passionate ambassador of Peacepace Initiative.
Ademola is a lawyer and consultant, a public speaker and the author of a government-recommended novella. He writes professional articles, projects, and speeches and he creates contents for individuals, firms, and organisations. He also does proof reading and editing. Ademola is a motivated individual with great interest in Law, Literature and Human conditions. He is currently working in the Commercial and Dispute Resolution department of Aelex, a first-tier law firm in Nigeria as an associate. He is a proud ambassador of Peacepace Initiative.
Ọ̀rẹ́dọlá Ibrahim studied law at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is an entrepreneur, a writer, a translator, a cultural advocate, a tech enthusiast and a business strategist.
He is passionate about skill development, effective leadership, culture preservation and youth empowerment. As a graduate of Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), University of Ibadan, he has been involved as a team member in different startups like FinoFund (campus crowdfunding venture), Hue Nation (a branding outfit for SMEs) and UI Hult Prize team Ancora among a couple of others.
He is a fellow at both LEXY Business Fellowship (Sapele, 2015) and LYFE entrepreneurship bootcamp (Lagos, 2014).
His passion for youth empowerment and skill development led to founding SkillNG to address the problem of skill competency as one of the major causes of unemployment and unemployability through teaching of digital and vocational skills. SkillNG won $10,000 funding in the 2018 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme and made the list of 1,000 outstanding African-startups. Ọ̀rẹ́dọlá Ibrahim believes peace is only achievable when young people are empowered with sustainable livelihood.
Afiniki Clark (Halima Mallum) was born to the family of Clark and Esther, from Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. Afiniki is a law graduate from the University of Maiduguri and she attended the Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus between 2017 and 2018.
The young lady was once a coordinator of The Junior Ministry EYN Headquaters, kwarhi. Afiniki loves reading and thinking big. She believes peace is achievable with mutual understanding. Presently, she is working as one of the child protection officers in EYN project on GBV.(Gender Base Violence). No doubt, Afiniki is a proud ambassador of Peacepace Initiative.
Atiku Zeenat Bala is from Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state. She celebrates her birthday every 30th December. Zeenat attended Staff Nursery and Primary School, Birnin Kebbi for her primary education,and she proceeded to Federal Government College Kwali, Abuja, for her high school education. While in high school, she served as Utility Prefect.
Upon graduation from high school, she gained admission to study law at the prestigious Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. Zeenat completed her bar programs in August, 2018 at the Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus where she served as the Vice President of the Students Representatives Council and she is now a lawyer. The young lady believes that peace is possible in the world if all we do the needful. Zeenat believes in the vision and mission of Peacepace Initiative and she is delighted to be its ambassador.
Ibrahim khamees Muhammad is a motivator, humanitarian, activist,public speaker, peace advocate, and founder/President Save The Future Generation (sickle cell awareness foundation). He was born and grew up in Kano city. A graduate from school of orthopedic technology, National Orthopedic Hospital Kano. He is currently working with Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Dutse, Jigawa State.
He believes that everyone needs to realise and learn to change the negativities that we have within ourselves towards people who are religiously, culturally and ethnically different from us. Only then can peaceful co-existence be achieved.
Understanding this as human being will certainly bring peaceful and meaningful life worthy of living. The young champ believes in the vision and mission of Peacepace Initiative, and he is happy to be its ambassador.
OTUNLA, Oluwaseun Isaac was born and raised in Kishi, Irepo Local Government Area of Oyo state, Nigeria. He had his Secondary school education at Sharon Rose Schools and College, Saki. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University in the year 2016, with a Bachelor of science in Industrial Chemistry.
Oluwaseun is also an artist/illustrator/graphic designer, though he started with it as an hobby, but over time it has become a part of him which he keeps developing each day.
Oluwaseun is a quiet and knowledge loving individual, a scientist with a love for art.
His take on “peace”:
The world peace begins with the inner peace of an individual, “Peace doesn’t belong to the politicians, or the kings and queens, or the rich and powerful. And peace will not come from Syria, Afghanistan, Russia, United States, Israel or Palestine. True peace comes from within” – Mabel Katz.
Peace is not achieved over night, rather it is a gradual process that begins right inside the heart of an individual.
Oluwaseun is a peace lover and a proud ambassador of Peacepace Initiative, Nigeria.
OLAWOYIN, Olaoti Victoria is a graduate of the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. Olaoti, an indigene of Oyo State was born on July 11.
She is skilled in Graphic Designing and loves teamwork.
While she was in her final year in 2017, she was a member of the Publicity team for the very first Communication Summit organised by Association of Communication and Language Arts Students, University of Ibadan. The Summit attracted top practitioners in the Advertising, Broadcasting and Marketing Industry. Along with other team members, she put to effective use her graphic design skill in publicising the Summit to the University of Ibadan Community. She was eventually appreciated with the award for the “Most Supportive Finalist” by the executive body of the department.
As a Communication student, she has learnt that misunderstandings/conflicts happen often times due to misinterpretation of a message (verbal or non-verbal) communicated by a speaker to a receiver. Therefore, she recognises the importance of active listening in conflict resolution and she believes that this – active listening – can also be a major tool in achieving peace in our relationship with other people in the community.
She also believes that a peaceful community or society can be raised out of our various peaceful homes. She believes how we relate with people in the community is a reflection of whatever culture we have imbibed from our different homes. Hence, if we can all strive to adopt a “peaceful culture” in our homes and raise our children rightly, then we will soon succeed in building a peaceful community.
She recently completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps programme in Kano State and currently works at Meeblynx Enterprise, Kano.
She is selfless and likes serving others with her gifts. The young mild lady is a proud ambassador of Peacepace Initiative.
Jonathan Oluwafemi Abioye is a Nigerian who hails from a Southwestern state, Oyo State but has had the privilege to live all his life in the home of peace and tourism perched in the middle belt region of the country, Plateau State. Therein he had his education from elementary school to secondary and finally graduating as an architect from the prestigeous University of Jos, Jos, Plateau state.
Besides being a trained architect, he has on the side a flair for writing and has over time, with practice and devotion become quite proficient at it.
He is also passionate about music and has developed the skill of singing and instrumentation over time. And as a hobby to pass time, he enjoys reading novels and keeping abreast with current happenings.
Knowing the value of education, he is passionate about mentorship and tutelage and so aspires to lecture when the time comes, knowing that education is a great tool for enlightenment and peace, as it emancipates people from the darkness of ignorance.
He hopes to also develop his career to the fullest heights possible, and publish books someday.