We want to create a New Nigeria
where books trend, knowledge
rules and intelligence is
What we have been up to
School Visit Projects
SOME OF OUR CAMPAIGNS
Advocacy, Programmes & Projects
We are launching a nationwide campaign against the devaluation of intelligence.
We would like to visit schools to talk on the value and importance of reading. We may start with schools where we have book clubs and gradually…
Reading and Spelling Competition
This is a specially designed competition for Elementary School students to encourage reading. Unlike contemporary spelling Bee competitions where a list of words…
The Modern Shakespeare Project
This project serves a dual-function; the first is to present the classical works of William Shakespeare in modern, easy-to-read-and-enjoy style. The second is to engage students in our tertiary institutions as the developers…
Meet the Board
Babatunde Oladele - Executive Director
Babatunde is an entrepreneur with expertise in contents, brand promotion, marketing communications and reputation management. He consults for governments, FMCGs, educational institutions, SMEs and individuals on various projects locally and internationally. He has also taught Management Communications in the MBA and Executive MBA classes of Lagos Business School.
Simeon Umukoro - Director of Programmes
Simeon is certified to Quality Management System as per ISO 9001:2015, also Certified to Food Safety Management Systems as per ISO22000:2018 International Standard; a statistician, an economist and a trained project monitoring & evaluation expert.
He started his career as a Human Resource Management practitioner and has held several managerial positions as well as acquired performance management experience and expertise in organisational process improvement & effectiveness. He has worked with two Forbes 500 companies in a career that spans over 14 years of public and private sector work, of which six years (and counting) are in developmental work with the United Nation Industrial Development Organisation.
Simeon was a key Expert in the development and establishment of the first National Quality Infrastructure in Nigeria and the establishment and hosting of the first and second Nigeria National Quality Award, in line with ISO 9001 and harmonized with 15 West African Countries. He is a principal partner at Augtwelve Consulting, a business excellence company and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Quality Infrastructure Resources Limited, a private concern that provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services to government and institutions wanting to build the capacity of their own Quality Infrastructure to enhance the quality of their products and services in national and international trade.
Uzodinma Iweala - Liaison Director
Uzodinma Iweala is an award-winning author and medical doctor. His debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, is a formation of his thesis work (in creative writing) at Harvard.
While at Harvard, he earned the Hoopes Prize and Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis, 2004; Eager Prize for Best Undergraduate Short Story, 2003; and the Horman Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing, 2003.
He graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2011 and was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Ventures Africa, a leading pan-African platform for news, analysis and discussion about African business, policy, innovation, and lifestyle.
Hannah Abe - Project Coordinator
Hannah Abe is a graduate of Public Administration from The Polytechnic Ibadan. An Alumna of Day Star Leadership Academy. Her interests include skill development, human resource and asset management. She is passionate about developing the capability and competency among the youth towards optimising their potentials.
She is skilled in managing workshops, conferences and seminars. She presently manages the Literary Renaissance Foundation and is a proud mother of three lovely girls.
Lola Ekwere - Director of Sponsorships
Lola Ekwere is a graduate of Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan where she studied English and Literary Studies. She has over 13 years experience in brand management, sales and marketing. She has worked in the telecoms industry as well as in advertising and multinational companies. She is a Sales Manager at Nestle Nigeria PLC.
Oluwaseun Olaniyi - Director of Strategy
A driven strategic thinker, business analyst and creative expert who has been recognized internationally and locally for contributing talents and abilities to meet organizational mission and goals.
He has worked in the academic, advertising, telecoms, investment, supply chain and banking institutions where he has garnered experience in operational risk, business analysis, sales & marketing, inventory & purchasing, experiential activities, business development, training and strategy.
‘Seun is committed to helping others through his talents and abilities.
Olumide Famuyiwa - Director of Administration
Olumide Famuyiwa is a rounded commercial, financial and international dispute resolution lawyer. He graduated with a First-Class degree in Law (top 1%) from Nigeria’s premier university, University of Ibadan. In the Bar Vocational Course at the Nigerian Law School, he was rated outstanding and won the overall best student prize in civil litigation.
Dr Famuyiwa is also an alumnus of the University of Oxford where he was awarded his P.hD. other qualifications include a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Swiss Arbitration Academy, Zurich, Switzerland, and a Certificate in International (Commercial and Investment) Arbitration from the International Academy for Arbitration Law, Paris, France.
He has published papers on international commercial arbitration, financial regulation, corporate law, civil litigation and oil & gas law.
Omatseye Oti- Board Secretary
Omatseye Oti is a Content Strategist and Communication Consultant with years of experience in Writing, Editorials, Content Marketing and Client Relations.
An alumna of Department of English, University of Ibadan and Pan-Atlantic University, she is currently the Chief Operations Officer at TRW Consult, a leading Marketing Communications Agency in Nigeria.
She is also a member of several charity-driven associations and women-focused organisations.
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The Literary Renaissance Foundation is an advocacy campaign with the following strategic goals:
- To be the catalysts for the emergence of a new generation of thought-leaders and influencers in Nigeria, and Africa, who love books and learning, and who will eventually step up to leadership positions across all sectors.
- To engender a thirst for knowledge and a passion for excellence amongst Nigerians...
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