Olumide Adeleye is a social entrepreneur and candid documentary filmmaker. He is the Founder & CEO of Twim Academy.
He has a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. Thereafter, he underwent a series of training programs in media and creative arts in India, and understudied Bollywood filmmaker, Satish Kumar. During that period, he observed that India’s focus on vocational education created self-employment opportunities for her young people and decided to implement this model in Nigeria. The result was Twim Academy, a school that raises entrepreneurs in the media and creative arts. Twim Academy has been named one of the “50 Most Innovative Startups in Africa” by New York Forum Africa.
Oumide Adeleye is a 2015 Finalist for the Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment and a 2015 MasterCard Foundation / Ashoka “Innovations for Youth Employment in Africa” winner. He was also a part of the “Education Challenge Africa” fellowship program at the DO School in Germany.
As a documentary filmmaker, Olumide has produced short documentary videos for international organisations such as Cambridge University / the Queen’s Young Leaders’ programme, Youth for Technology Foundation and Ampion. He was one of the international media professionals who covered Deutsche Welle’s “Global Media Forum” (Germany’s biggest media event) for Orange Magazine and the European Youth Press in June 2016.
Olumide is also a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Microsoft Certified Professional and holds ITIL and ITSM certifications as well. Widely consulted for SME startup advice and mentoring, he hosts and facilitates the Twim Academy Annual Conference- perhaps the biggest non-religious entrepreneurship conference in Oyo State, Nigeria, and facilitates sessions for the National Directorate of Employment in Oyo State.
You can read more about Olumide Adeleye’s story on Forbes.com.
Moremi Adeleye is a results driven, innovative, diversity and change focused International Development Professional with experiences in project management, research and design, human resource development, and management consulting. She has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Development Practice, both from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Moremi is passionate about Sustainable Businesses and Human Capital Development. To fulfil this passion, she founded The Refuge Firm (TRF), a consulting firm with a vision to be a safe haven for businesses, organisations and individuals; spurring them to exceed their business thresholds both in time and capacity. TRF combines principles of sustainable development, core business and project management in developing solutions for its clients especially Start-Ups.
In addition to university degrees, Moremi holds an Executive Masters Certification in Project Management, PRINCE II and has attended several training programmes including a course in Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Development Practice, Earth Institute, University of Columbia.
Before starting The Refuge Firm, Moremi was a Program Manager at Women in Management, Business & Public Service (WIMBIZ) and was responsible for the WIMBIZ Annual Conference.