Ako Eyo Oku
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Engr. Ako Eyo Oku (Opeyemi) is the Founder and President of Volunteers for Awareness Network. She is a public speaker, writer, and media professional. A Computer Engineer by profession, Ako is registered and licensed by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria(COREN). Ako considers information a key element for societal development and therefore effectively engages in awareness campaigns. She is a member of TEDx Community, The Moth, Amnesty International, Young African Leadership Initiative(YALI), Obama Foundation, World Pulse, She Leads Africa(SLA), Creative Mornings, Fela Durotoye Leadership Network (FDLN). She is also a Fellow of The RSA and a dedicated Toastmaster. Ako is a Certified Professional Mentor. She is a member of the Institute of Mentoring and Career Coaching of Nigeria(IMCCN), The Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE), Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers(SMPTE), Institute of Appraisers and Cost Engineers(IACE) and The Nigerian Institute of Management(NIM).
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Global Citizen Festival is scheduled to hold at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg come 2nd December, 2018 and some of our indegenious artists will be featuring along side world renowned musicians. This is yearly event that celebrates global citizenship and its inspiration… Read More

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Wow! I found this in my archive. I wrote it in 2006- on my return to school after the experience- and had it saved in my email box. I would love to share. Good thing: my baby brother survived! He… Read More

7 days ago 11 Comments

The past one month has really been challenging for me. What was meant to be a time of rest turned out to be a troubling moment.  But like I always say, everyone has what it takes to go through the… Read More

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A few years ago, Chimamanda Adichie, the famous Nigerian novelist delivered the TEDx talk ‘Dangers of A Single Story’, which made emphasis on misconceptions about Africa. It had been particularly embarrassing when on one of her undergraduate days, a lecture… Read More

3 weeks ago 24 Comments

In ‘Yippee, We Are Writing!’ I thanked all those who write here. Again, if you have posted any write up, be it a report on your group’s activities or your personal efforts towards sustainable development, an enlightening piece on a… Read More

3 weeks ago 10 Comments

Welcome back! In the first part of this article, I explained that everyone has a unique domain where he or she would function maximally, and that most times we must keep shifting until we identify our true domains. Now, I… Read More

4 weeks ago 9 Comments

In the previous part of this article, I explained how there are often replays of flashes of moments when one is dying and why it is important for us to remember the moments we have lived. I also emphasized the… Read More

4 weeks ago 14 Comments

Everyone has a domain where he or she can perform maximally. When we are out of our domains, we find it pretty difficult to do and accomplish things. In our domains, we are surrounded by our potentials and natural traits… Read More

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Like the traditional CCTV cameras that capture and record scenes within their focus area, the brain records every moment we experience and tends to do a quick rewind at the point of transition from life to death. These flashes of… Read More

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While this might sound like a ‘Tales by Moonlight’ story, I’m pretty sure that we would need more stories like this to help us consider some matters of life. As adults, one probable reason why we have become rigid and… Read More