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Solomon Adetokunbo

Humanitarian | Social Entrepreneur

About

Solomon Adetokunbo is an experienced grassroots development practitioner versatile in policy formulation, stakeholders engagement, design & implementation of social protection programs that intersect with the needs of developing nations. His experience and knowledge stretch across social entrepreneurship, non-profit management, technology for social good and Behaviour Change Communication.

His varied career includes a stint as a project manager with the Lagos State Signage & Advertisement agency, consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria on the ’N-POWER’ programme amongst others. He has also designed concept notes and executed several projects in critical sectors of the African economy including education, health, food security, financial inclusion in Ghana and Botswana.

Solomon is an active member of numerous civil society organisations and has a strong passion for combating human rights violation and addressing the disproportionate impact of extreme poverty in urban-slum communities and rural areas through financial inclusion and market access for the underserved. As a changemaker committed to building transgenerational businesses via equitable value exchange, he founded Mediapreneurs Community, a social community that preponderate transfer of media/digital skills and business management knowledge that Nigerian youths across different regions need to become economically self-sufficient and employers of labour.

He has over five-year experience in the agriculture industry. He started off in 2015 working on a rice field in Ibadan, overseeing the production, harvest and sales. Two years down the line, he switched to agriculture consultancy, commodity trading & brokerage. Since then he has actively specialised in offering rice cultivation & harvest/post-harvest consultation to small/medium scale rice farmers across Nigeria.

Solomon Adetokunbo is a graduate of Media & Communication studies from the University of Lagos and also holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy & Administration from the University of Botswana. He is an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellowship who has proven himself both at home and abroad. This has earned him numerous awards and recognition for his vast contribution to grassroots development.

In his personal life, he is a casual traveller who thinks that the only way to inspire others is through sharing personal life experiences, miseries and mysteries. Solomon Adetokunbo has an intimate connection with Africa and loves the aesthetics of his home country – Nigeria; more than anything else in the world.

  • Name: Solomon Samuel Adetokunbo
  • Email: mail@solomonadetokunbo.com
  • Phone: (+234) 080 2785 9009
  • Date of birth: August 17
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Skills: Web development, Photography, Digital marketing
  • Projects Managed: Lagos Countdown Digital Marketing, African Sign EXPO Digital Marketing, Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Animation, Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Animation, Eko Atlantic Linear Park Design etc..

Education

Formal Education

Below are details of my education, right from high school to post-graduate level.

University of Botswana

Public Policy & Administration

2015 - 2016

Studied Public Administration for my Masters degree at the University of Botswana, with a specialisation in Public Policy & Administration. I graduated at the top pf my class.

University of Lagos

B.sc Media and Communication Studies

2009 - 2013

I studied Media and Communication Studies at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for my undergraduate.where i graduated Bachelor of Science Degree and finished at the top of my class.

During my undergraduate study, I served as the President of the Departmental Students’ Association from 2012-2013. Prior to serving as the President, I served as the General Secretary of the Students’ Association. While serving as President, i was responsible for the student’s welfare and development. I also organised symposiums and summits, the goal was to  link the TOWN with the GOWN, as well as build the capacity of students’ in order to prepare them for life outside the four walls of the University.

International School (ISL) UNILAG

SSCE, WASSCE

2002 - 2008

Studied for my high school education at International School Lagos (ISL), UNILAG; where i finished with all distinction in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

Experience

Over 5 Years of Experience!

I Have served in different capacities in various fields. Below are the prime of my experiences in the last few years.

Mediapreneurs Community

Executive Director

2016 - Present

I am a Co-Founder and Executive Director at Mediapreneurs Community (www.mediapreneurs.org), an online/offline platform that facilitates media/digital skills and entrepreneurship development programmes targeted at unskilled & unemployed youth across Nigeria, while the online platform provides free access to premium resources such as media tools, books etc. for those we train and other groups of beneficiaries. It also features a virtual community where aspiring and leading media entrepreneurs; come together to network, and build strategic partnerships. Thus far, the initiative has empowered, over 4000 youths to be self-sufficient; 257 of those empowered have successfully become employers.

At the Mediapreneurs Community, where i serve as the Executive Director of Operations, my primary duties are: strategic planning and implementing of the multifarious skills acquisition programs, as well as enhancement of the community’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, public and private organizations.

Secondary duties performed by me include: conceiving operations plans which incorporate goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the community, ensuring that the operation of the community meets the expectations of the public and partners, coordinate the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the community.

Lagos State Signage & Advertisement Agency (LASAA)

Project Manager

2013 - 2015

During my period of service as a project manager at LASAA, I supervised planning, execution and closing of special projects and operations at the agency.

My responsibilities included:
• Projecting, Planning and coordination of Special Projects and operation in the agency.

• Monitoring project risks and scope creep to identify potential problems and proactively identifying solutions to address them in advance.

• Providing strategic direction during the project implementation stages.

• Human Resource Management: Research and define job descriptions to fill project’s resource needs. —Screen and recommend interview candidates. Integrate new hires into teams and processes.

• Project discovery and planning: Guide work from agency’s needs and idea to goals and delivery.

• Pull together team leaders and staff to research and define new products and budget. Build and delegate work plans, communicating progress to project executives.

• Accountability: Set clear expectations and goals for project teams. Track progress against timeline, milestones and budget, revise as needed

• Acting on client feedback.

• Develop and manage online marketing campaigns for LASAA, effectively driving the brand awareness, engagement and traffic to social media pages.

• Achieve a strong, visible social media presence and develop concepts with viral potential. Continuously monitor online public relations and ensure the success of client programs.

• Assess social media marketing strategies to determine the rate of return. Identify and tap into new channels to optimize ROI and fuel revenue growth.

Mass Communication Students Association UNILAG

President

2012-2013

I served as the President of the departmental student’s association, coordinating and managing the welfare of over 1000 student’s. My tenure lasted from 2012-2013. Prior to that, I served as the General Secretary of the association.

While serving as President, I was responsible for the student’s welfare and development. I also organised symposiums and summits, the goal was to link the TOWN with the GOWN, as well as build the capacity of students’ in order to prepare them for life outside the four walls of the University.

Unilag FM

Producer

2009 - 2010

Produced the Weekend drive magazine which featured News, drama, music etc.

My Skills

My Awesome Skills

Life has indeed been gracious to me. Despite my busy schedule, i have managed to devote my time to learning new skills, so that i can fit in easily into any environment i find myself.

Film Editing

Advanced, 5 years

Graphic Artist

Advanced, 5 years

Photography

Expert, 6 years

Web développement (HTML5 CSS3)

Expert, 3 years

Professional Skills

  • Business Development
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Communication
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Copy Writing
  • Google Analytics & SEO

Organisational Skills

  • Communication
  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Time Management

Language Skills

English - Advanced
99
Yoruba - Advanced
80

Portfolio

MOTION PICTURES / AUDIO VISUALS.

videos

WEBSITES.

Web design

CREATIVES.

creative showcase

Clients