A promising student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Akintewe Oluwadamilola, a law undergraduate has won the Samantha Singh Memorial Award by ONECAMPAIGN, an award for young people aspiring to careers in development policy.
Akintewe won the #OneActivist award with her essay “Always Be Prepared”. Last year, Miss Damilola, the team lead for ENACTUS AAUA represented Nigeria at the Miss Career African competition.
Akintewe focuses her career on building the female gender and as well as providing legal and mental platform for them through her Forbidden Topics platform where she serves as Executive Director.
Akintewe was recently named among the Top 30 Young Change makers by Opportunity Desk. She has also featured in ranks with the likes of Okonjo-Iweala, Sirleaf Johnson and other powerful women.
Expressing herself on her social media account, she said: “I am honoured to win the inaugural Samantha Singh’s Memorial Award for young people aspiring to careers in development policy.
“As a young person actively involved in the social development space for the past four years, my award winning essay answered the question: What are the most urgent steps African governments and the international community should take to avoid a ‘lost decade’ in the wake of COVID-19?
“To see the hard work eventually paying off. I am grateful for this and everyone who have supported me in my journey. It definitely took a village.”
A big and hearty congratulations to Oluwadamilola Akintewe, a speaker, female gender advocate, fellow of several programmes .
Alabi Aishat Adebimpe, hailing from Iwo Osun state. A sociologist and a poet who has always wanted to pursue a reporter as a career. An outspoken and a dedicated lady who is keen on exploring unexpected angels.