Welcome to a great week!
RISE Youth of the Week is Olusola Amusan from Nigeria.
Olusola Amusan is a Serial Entrepreneur, a trainer, conference speaker, author, on air personality, rural development advocate and local Development Professional – widely acclaimed as Africa’s Youngest Growth Consultant.. In April of 2014 he became one of Nigeria’s two chair-delegates for the Euro African Youth Parliament in Berlin Germany.
Olusola Amusan is passionate about proffering solutions to Africa’s most prominent challenges of Education, poverty and poor leadership, through the effective distribution, deployment and use of software, hardware and internet technology, using the most sustainable technical/business models.
Olusola’s entrepreneurship development history dates to nearly one decade, SA, as he is called, is rising very fast and has been recognised by leading international organisations like Ashoka (www.ashoka.org) and the EO Network (www.eonetwork.org). Having worked with both private and public sector organisations Olusola is building a career in Executive Leadership and Management Growth Consulting for individuals, Governments, NGOs, businesses and the International Community . He’s acknowledged as a Passionate SocioPreneur!
Olusola Amusan attributes his success to volunteering for the Rise National Youth Forum. In 2010, he had the honour of volunteering for the Akure session which was a clear beginning of transformation in his life. Through this programme, he met a lot of great young people and connected with a team of friends that won’t rest until change occurs in their work. Later that year, he went on to volunteer at Abeokuta, Ilorin, and Lagos sessions. The following year he was with RISE at Ado Ekiti.
After his encounter with Rise National Youth Forum, his business grew exponentially, got on several media platforms, got Nominated for the Future Awards prize in Agriculture, won the title of Nigeria’s Champion for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, and many other significant things.
As a young change agent and professional Olusola has received training from Microsoft 4Afrika, Lagos Business School, United States Institute of Peace, New York’s Cornell University Executive leadership programme, Project Management Professional Institute, Daystar Leadership Academy, Nigeria, Youth Bridge Foundation Accra Ghana, Sckhwarkofz Foundation, Germany and so on.
Currently he his working on a Rural School Makeover project to renovate for FREE, dilapidated schools in under-served African communities starting from Nigeria.
As an author and radio personality SA directly inspires thousands of people across ethnic, religious and international divides, bridging gaps through his highly contagious personality. His Leadership Breakfast on 93.1 FUTA FM and Fulfilment today on Orange 94.5FM both reach an estimated 26,000 people every week.
Olusola is a recipient of seven(7) awards including the prestigious (Nigeria) National Champion for the Global student Entrepreneur awards and Africa’s Youngest Growth Consultant award for branding the Federal University of Technology Akure. He was in 2012 nominated for both Future Awards and African Entrepreneur Awards.
SA is always proud to be associated with the growth and progress of RISE and will do everything to inspire other young people he comes in contact with.
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