Olumide Adeleye is the founder and CEO of Twim Academy, a vocational school that focuses on solving the problem of unemployment by raising entrepreneurs in the media and creative arts. A bundle of creative talents, Olumide is a captivating speaker, writer, radio host, photographer and documentary filmmaker. His experiences starting up businesses from scratch, as well as teaching and mentoring young people to start up and transit from self-employment to business ownership models at Twim Academy, have also positioned him to share rare insights on small-scale start-up and management. He does this via frequent radio appearances on Splash FM and Star FM both in Ibadan (his daily radio show “Director’s Angle” aired on StarFM inspired hundreds of thousands and was a catalyst towards youth entrepreneurship). His work at Twim Academy has also included free career mentoring and skill-development training targeted mostly at girls from financially underprivileged backgrounds.
From a background in Agricultural Economics at the University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Olumide underwent skill-based training at Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, India. He also had a stint interning with Satish Kumar, an Indian filmmaker. He has also undergone various short term training programs earning a number of reputable certifications.
Olumide was selected as a MasterCard Foundation / Ashoka Future Forward “Innovations for Youth Employment in Africa” winner. He is also the recipient of a Yunus & Youth Fellowship- supported by Nobel Peace Laureate, Prof. M. Yunus- and a “Connection Challenge” Fellowship at the DO School in Berlin, Germany. His organization, Twim Academy, has been named one of Africa’s Top 50 Most Innovative Startups by the New York Forum Africa.