‘Fisayo Soyombo a graduate from the University of Ibadan, was pioneer editor of TheCable between April 2014 and January 2017. He currently edits one of Nigeria’s leading online platform. An opinion contributor to Al Jazeera, his writings has been translated into German, French and Arabic. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Onelife Initiative for Human Development.


For his brand of investigative journalism, Soyombo’s most recent honours include: Winner, Maritime Economy category, African Media Initiative awards, Kenya (December 2016); Winner, Online category, Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting, Nigeria (December 2016); Winner, Nigerian Investigative Reporter of the Year, Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting (December 2016); Winner, Hans Verploeg Newcomer of the Year category, Free Press Awards, Netherlands (October 2016) and several others.


Ummi Bukar is the executive director of PAGED Initiative. She has a background in Mass Communication and an advanced degree in Development Communication. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of OneLife Initiative where she supports with reviews and insights into the work of the organisation. Ummi is a gender specialist with sound understanding of deploying media as a tool for gender themed development.


Rotimi Olawale is a financial secretary/treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Onelife Initiative for Human Development. He is also the chairperson of the African Youth Panel and founder of YouthHub Africa. For more than a decade, he has been involved in leading youth advocacy efforts mainly around the Millennium Development Goals, now SDGs and policies/programs that affect youth. Rotimi is currently involved in shaping local, national and global policies to benefit youth and also leverage opportunities for young people. Rotimi is consulted by National and International Agencies including The World Bank, The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Africa Development Bank (AfDB), The International Republican Institute (IRI), the European Union and the African Union Youth Division among others on various issues related to youth policies, programming and development.


‘Sola Fagorusi is the programmes and media manager of Onelife Initiative for Human Development. He is a youth development expert and freelance writer with a Master’s degree in Development Communication. He has worked in various development projects with a number of NGOs and INGOs. ‘Sola is one of ICRA’s Trainer-Mentors in Nigeria and also consults for the Global Media Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria and for UNICEF Nigeria. A digital communications professional; he is the secretary to the Board of Trustees of Onelife Initiative.