Adedotun is a retired Nigerian Army Officer who served in all the capacities required of his rank before retirement. He was a Commander, a Staff Officer and Instructor (Weapons and Military Tactics) at different times during his active service. He is a resourceful Man Manager and Commander of Men in extremely difficult situations
‘Colonel Adeyeye received Commendation Letters at different occasions from his Commander and one from the Government Agency in charge of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Ex- Combatants in Sierra Leone (NCDDR). He has the following decorations to his credit; Operation Liberty Medal, Ecomog Medal, United Nations Medal, Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, Purple Heart Medal, Silver Jubilee Medal. He retired from Active Military Service on 31 December 2008,
‘Colonel Adeyeye is now a Freelance Security Practitioner and Combat Consultant. He believes in Supremacy of the Rules of Law and abhors Violations of Procedures. He is a Public Affairs Watcher, Commentator and avowed peace lover.
A Veteran of Armed Crises in Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone which gave him First Hand experience of the Plights of None Combatant Victims of War, within which falls the area of interest of Soulace Africa.
Tunji Babajide is a UK certified Life coach, the CEO of Awesome Effects consulting based in Lagos, Nigeria. He leverages his over 10 years of study in the fields of Theology, performance improvement management, human behaviour psychology, communication, sales and marketing, workplace psychology, Human resource strategies ,Project management, emotional intelligence, leadership and management to inspire and empower individuals and organizations overcome barriers, work as a team, build capacity, design and re-structure organogram, move from potential to performance, and achieve unimaginable personal and Organizational goals.
Tunji Babajide on a weekly basis inspires and empowers upwardly mobile men and women with his robust mix of learning methodologies to help individuals from various sectors overcome challenges, resolve troublesome behaviour, improve communication, resolve conflicts improve communication and presentation skills, change limiting beliefs, form new habits and enhance personal effectiveness. He has designed, managed, facilitated and co facilitated several soft skills training, management and leadership retreats, strategy session, life transforming coaching sessions and several youth empowerment seminars.
His Strong ability to Coordinate, coach and manage projects has given him the opportunity to Work with Several High Network Individuals and Organizations in Nigeria and beyond. He presently works on different projects as an associate consultant/Life coach and therapist with Africa's foremost life and mind coach Lanre Olusola, Usa/Africa Economic and Business Development Center(Chicago), The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the famous Leke Alder of Alder consulting. He brought to Soulace Africa his wealth of experience as behavioral therapist and social counselor.
Henry is an Audit Partner with BDO Nigeria. He has more than 22 years of audit and business consulting experience, serving private and public companies. Henry joined Coopers & Lybrand/BDO Oyediran Faleke Oke & Co in 1993 and has served various clients ranging from early-stage startups to well established middle-market enterprises.
His experience cut across every aspect of accounting, audit and consulting services. Few amongst many clients’ assignments led by him are financial investigation, computation of pension funds liability, review of statements of accounts, serving as reporting accountant, manual preparation, review of internal control, and determination of terminal benefit, accounting advisory services, amongst others.
To his accreditation is the membership of The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Henry is graduate of accountancy and holds a Master of Business administration from the prestigious University of Ado Ekiti. Henry is passionate about people, innate peace and wellbeing. He brought to Soulace Africa his long-standing experience in Corporate Governances and management.
Busola is best described by her empathy for the vulnerable and downtrodden wherever she finds one. She is passionate about young girls and single mothers most especially the ones whose breadwinners are either incapable, behind bars or dead.
She is a co-founder of a family trust called The Club77- an organization that seek social justice for family with fathers behind bar in Nigeria. Busola believes empowering women is an investment for sustainable peace. Having tasted poverty due to the untimely death of her father at an early age, Busola travails through her education with her dutiful mother who would stop at nothing to see her daughter succeed.
An Associate Chartered Accountant, honored graduate of accounting and presently pursuing her Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance and Investment). Busola specializes in trade and logistics across national frontiers
She brought to Soulace Africa her intelligence in system thinking, ethical practices and above all her passion for the vulnerable women in Nigeria society. An avowed lover and mother of three. Who believe women should take their place in family and nations building.
Co-founder & Executive Director- The Resource Space. Founder - Centre for Community Empowerment & Sustainable Development (CESDEV) Lagos, Nigeria. Born in Lagos, Nigeria to John and Grace Udoh in a household of four female children and one male child, she grew up refusing to recognize inequalities.
Over a period of 16 years, she has worked at various levels for profit and not-for- profit organizations: developing and deploying expertise in health systems management, community development & practice; successfully piloting and coordinating several donor funded community health programs reaching over 10 Million target beneficiaries, and raising over $47million in funds.
Well-versed in translating missions and goals into operating plans with clear benchmarks and annual objectives, She’s a great at hands-on community based research and program management, and very passionate about community empowerment through impactful and respectful engagement. Her greatest motivation as a development worker cum Independent consultant has been to gain experience and answers on how to move people out of poverty. Hence every step in my professional development and career has been dedicated towards finding answers to the poor socio-economic state of Africa.
Currently involved in enterprise development with specific focus on women entrepreneurship and rural development. She also co-own and manage a social enterprise- www.theresourcespace.com , where she provides business support and work space services to start-ups. As a mentor, she provides women entrepreneurs, women owned enterprise and start-up nonprofit organizations the necessary support they require in their startup phase; successfully raising over $300000 in business/grants funds for women entrepreneurs.
She has an ambition to set up an indigenous women's investment fund that will provide a platform for raising start-up and growth funds for 3500 women entrepreneurs to set up micro and small-scale enterprises: towards reducing inequalities, increasing household income and contributing to the sustainable development goals. She brought to Soulace Africa her expertise in community development and social sector governance.
I remember my wife and I visited an orphanage with lots of children in 2009. There was this child who was specially laughing and playing with me. The beautiful afternoon ended abruptly when we were set to leave. This little girl held unto my leg as she cried relentlessly that she wants to go with me. We would come back was the only word we could muster to appease her as we departed with tears in our eyes. This striking experience had me flash back on my childhood dream. When I will be telling my mother how I would have a very big house and adopt many children. Little did I know that I will end up becoming an orphan myself. Being a war child, I was raised by my teenage brother. My father was a soldier. He was injured during a peace keeping mission in Mogadishu. His right shoulder was dislocated and this prompted his early discharge from the army. Subsequently, he suffered partial paralysis which eventually resulted to total paralysis. He was bedridden for two years. During this period, his pension didn't reach us. The family representative who was nominated to collect this pension, never remit it to us. The change in family structure subsequent to my father’s incapacity and death plunged my family and most especially my mother into serious economic turmoil. Raising seven children without help and any sustainable means of livelihood was a struggle. She became ill and passed on afterwards. Two of my older siblings could not continue with their education. Subsistence farming became our only means of survival. My brother became the ‘father’ of our family by default. And that was not without an adverse effect on him. The responsibility was too much for an adolescent. And so, he became very violent and an alcoholic. My third year in secondary school was the most critical period. I remember, my school principal once stripped me of my school shirt, sandal, and socks and I had to go barefooted for days which is a punishment for being late with the school fee. This was humiliating. I cannot forget all the times that I was either flogged or punished and chased out of the class room for defaulting in school fee. I would cry but encourage myself and returned to school the following day. I was never tired of going back to school. A turning point came in my 4th year, during the commemoration of Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance Day, a scholarship from the Nigeria Legion. The honour at that event remains with me forever. By and large I completed my elementary education. The struggle was not any different for my tertiary education but I made it through all the huddles. This dreadful and precarious path to survival could be avoided if we had peace in and around our country. But through my dream venture, a peace academy, I hope to prevent war and violence and thus the existence of more war orphans and widows in Nigeria and beyond.
No better word describes Stephen Sodunke Adeleke a reserved young professional. Stephen is honoured graduate of Accounting from the University of Ado Ekiti. He joined Partnership Investment Company Plc as a management Training in 2008 rise through the rank to becoming Group -Head of Account & Finance of the organisation and also doubles as the financial Controller of the Subsidiary Company (Partnership Securities Limited).
He is responsible for Managing the financial operations. He has a very high passion for controls and process. Stephen is a whack in financial reporting, treasury, tax management, and budgeting & performance appraisals. Stephen is a Consultant to federal inland Revenue Services on Withholding tax and value added tax matters. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He brought to soulace his acumen in financial management and reporting.