Meet the 2021 Cohort Fellows

Okikiola Taiwo Jalupon

Okikiola Taiwo Jalupon is an entrepreneur, public speaker, and politician. She is the Founder of Okiki Foundation, a non-governmental organization that caters to vulnerable children, the elderly, and youth through innovation, poverty alleviation, self-reliability, and empowerment. She contested for office in the 2019 General Elections, running for a seat in the Lagos State
House of Assembly which made her the youngest person to ever run for a political office in Nigeria.

She is a graduate of Chemistry from Lagos State University. She is passionate about good governance, policy-making, and women’s participation in politics.

Confident about what she brings to the table, Okikiola Jalupon contested for the councillorship office of Ajao Estate Ward G Isolo LCDA, Lagosin the 2021 local council elections.

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