Board of Trustees
Moyo Okediji is professor of art and art history at the University of Texas, Austin. He obtained his first degree in Fine Arts, specializing in painting, at the University of Ife. Nigeria; he completed his MFA at the University of Benin, also in Nigeria. In 1995, he received a Ph.D. in art history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He taught at the University of Ife from 1977 to 1992, when he relocated to the United States. He served as the curator of African and Oceanic Art at the Denver Art Museum, and was the director of the Center for the Art of Africa and its Diasporas at the University of Texas, Austin. His books include African Renaissance, The Shattered Gourd, and Western Frontiers of African Art. He has shown his work at the New Museum of Modern Art, Corcoran Gallery, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and the Denver Art Museum.
Dr. Adrienne Tikolo, is an experienced dyslexia and education consultant that spans educational strategy, curriculum design, management, Intervention design and research. She is skilled in School Effectiveness and Intervention, staff development, Dyslexia Screening and assessment, training development and management, as well as the development and implementation of individualized learning interventions for children with Specific Learning Difficulties.
A renowned educator, erudite scholar, Administrator, and visionary leader, Adrienne is the Founder and Executive Director of Dyslexia Nigeria, where she is also involved with dyslexia consultancy and Advocacy. She is also the Proprietor and Head of Newland Elementary School, a high profile school in Lagos. A seasoned educator of over thirty years, Adrienne is a practitioner and Lead Partner at Alpine Educational Conducting Services.
Adrienne Tikolo holds a first degree in Biology with Education and a Masters Degree and PhD in Educational Administration and Management. She is also a certified Dyslexia expert and advocate- a cause she is taking literally to the ends of the earth to help ensure dyslexics in Nigeria reach their full potential. She holds several certificates in dyslexia management, assessment and support
Adrienne believes in developing the potential of every child and no effort must be spared in ensuring every child achieves their potential.
Adrienne Tikolo is a member of the Dyslexia Guild of the UK as well as several education and management professional bodies.
JAHMAN OLADEJO ANIKULAPO has been an Arts and Culture Journalist for over three decades, writing mostly on the Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Literature and Cultural Affairs. He was Arts & Media Editor, The Guardian (Daily) 1992-2003; Editor, The Guardian on Sunday (2003-2013). He also operates as Culture Curator, Producer, Programmist, Jury & Consultant to major continental cultural projects e.g MASA, FESPACO, PANAFEST etc. He was Country Chairman & West Africa Representative ARTERIAL NETWORK, the pan-African network of artists, arts organisations and culture creators, 2015-2017. He is Prog. Chairman Committee for Relevant Art, CORA, as well as Executive Director, Culture Advocates Caucus, CAC.
Ogunmuyiwa Sulaimon Olagoke is a Deputy Director in the Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Lagos State.
Also a consultant in Education and Marriage. He is the Lead Marriage Counsellor with M-Solution Consulting International Ltd.
He has a Bachelors degree in Guidance & Counselling and a Masters degree in both Guidance & Counselling and Education Administration. He is currently in the last phase of his PhD program in University of Abuja.
He is the President of Complete Trust Cooperative Multi-Purpose Society
Chairman, New Crescent International Travels
Chairman, Incorporated Trustee, First Class Muslim Foundation
Deji Olatoye is an Enterprise Lawyer and Corporate Governance advisor, and a Partner of The Lodt Law Offices, Lagos, Nigeria. His expertise has been engaged at consulting, conferencing and committee appointment levels in Nigeria and abroad by institutions including IFC, UNESCO and CBN. As a transaction lawyer, he has been legal lead in major deals in banking, PE/VC, real estate, technology and group restructuring. As a governance professional, he has functioned within a network of the world largest institutional investors, helping to develop policy documents such as integrated business reporting guidelines. He was awarded the Deloitte Scholarship in Corporate Governance by ICGN, UK in 2013. A year before That, he was selected into the UNESCO African pool of experts on the 2005 Convention on cultural diversity. He that role, he participate in the expert consultation for the post-MDG international development agenda that led to the development of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Deji has an array of other interests as essayist and sometimes playwright, poet and editorial cartoonist. His editorial cartoons have been published by Daily Trust and his essays by ThisIsAfrica.com, Chimurenga, The Economist, Farafina, Sunday Guardian and Lagos Review of Books and Society. African Report magazine regularly consults him on the intersection of business, law and policy in Africa. He studied Law at both Universities of Lagos and Cambridge.
Abolore Sobayo is a graduate from Yaba College of Technology where he obtained his Higher National Diploma in Painting and later completed a Harvard Copyright-X course. Born and raised in Oshodi, Lagos, Abolore’s early life gave him an insight into the politics of our time which has inspired some of his works.
He had participated in residences, several group shows, two solo exhibitions, a number of public arts (monuments/installations) and his works have been showcased nationally and internationally. In pursuant of his belief that art should be a tool for social change, he founded Je’losimi Art Center and the Sobayo Abolore Art Foundation to engage children and youths creatively.
As a Nigerian artist from the Yoruba tribe, he is constantly trying to find the link between pre and postcolonial reality through his art. He remains relentless in his search for reordering the distortion that has affected his race and cultural identity.