About Our Team

Oluwasegun Akinniyi

Oluwasegun’s experience in the field of electronic and computer engineering spans over a decade. He has worked on several cutting-edge projects both as a consultant and freelancer across various sectors within and outside Africa.

Trained as a Control, Instrumentation & Robotics Engineer, He commits his time to research and design of devices/systems that; makes work easier, preserve the environment, promote safety, and make life better for all. He is a Global citizen who has volunteered for STEM and numerous causes towards the fulfilment of humankind’s potentials.

He is a Tech-Change catalyst and advocate of indigenous technology who believes that technology can be optimal in Africa only when problems and solutions are localized. Oluwasegun bagged his first and Master’s degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, both from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

He is currently working on the development of a robotic rehabilitation device for post-stroke patients, at the Bioinstrumentation and Neuroengineering Research Lab. Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria.

He is a polyglot, nature-enthusiast and traveller who believes that stereotypes can only be broken by seeing the world through the eyes of others.

Philip Amiola

Philip has six years’ experience in digital learning and information technology, though he graduated from University of Ibadan as a zoologist.

He is an ardent reader, wordsmith, content manager and digital entrepreneur. He is passionate about using education to demolish ignorance and eradicate poverty among the youths in Nigeria and around the world. He is actively learning, teaching and growing in the fields of digital media, development journalism and online education.

He helps young people to find fulfillment, margin and financial freedom by empowering them to grow and live life to the fullest.

Apart from helping Prikkle Academy craft felicitous documents, many forms of textual communication and building our digital impressions, he helps writers become published authors.

You can learn more about him and explore his work on his website.

Abubakar Balogun

He is a non-profit practitioner, Designer, and Innovator with diverse experience in Corporate and non-profit sectors.

He is the Center and Creative Manager at Prikkle Academy Makerspace where he is helping more than 600 rural youths to innovate and explore new ways of thinking through ABCD, design thinking, Crafting and Peer to Peer learning.

He started his professional career as an ambassador for Digital grassroots, Kenya where he learned about Internet Governance, Cyber Security and Internet of things (IOT) and helped to carry out extensive research on how the internet helps rural people accelerate their business.

He’s an alumni at Commonwealth Leadership Program where he took part in many interactive exercises and discussion with all peers from Commonwealth.

He is a Coderdojo (an Ireland-based non-profit) Mentor facilitating programming workshops with children and youths to educate, engage and empower them with 21st-century life skills that are needed for transformative leadership within and outside their communities.

Some of his creative projects has been featured in Change Magazine (a publication of Diinsider, China) and Documentary Africa (Lagos, Nigeria).

Abubakar enjoy challenging work and environment, he’s highly adept at Social media marketing, Programing, Graphics Design, and Organization management.

Grace Opoola

Grace is a seasoned social entrepreneur with 5 years’ experience as a nutritionist who is always brewing with creative ways for young people to live a healthy lifestyle. She is a recipient of the 2012 Carnegie Scholarship for academic excellence.

Her entrepreneurial feat started as an undergraduate while studying Family Nutrition at Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria. She has trained more than 1000 University undergraduates and secondary school students in crafts, bead making, wire works and healthy food preparations.

She is working on a project on how to use natural homegrown food to manage metabolic disorders affecting blood sugar levels in youths and young adults. She is also exploring the relationship between food habits and depression in young people in Africa.

Grace is Prikkle Academy’s education maestro that helps us create virtual and inexpensive platforms of learning for our participants. She speaks every week to young people in a secondary school in Nigeria about personal development entrepreneurship, hands-on and life skills.

Her action word is ‘if you want something, work hard and you will achieve it; there is no sustainable shortcut to success.’

Adam Abdulraheem

Adam is an exceptional PR practitioner with experience in marketing and social enterprise. He has over 5 years of experience in the non-profit sector in West Africa and Asia (Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Zambia), igniting change in rural communities and campuses through empowering young people, agribusiness, innovative education and showcasing grassroots initiatives.

He is enthusiastic about helping young people discovered their strengths and generates income through it. In 2016, he founded a community-based organization named Afon Volunteers Initiative (AVI) which focused on youth development and improving livelihood for the people of Afon community and its environ.

Adam Abdulraheem holds a national diploma in mass communication and currently pursuing his degree in the same course at Kwara State University (KWASU).

He is currently the Team Leader for AIESEC in Ilorin (KWASU chapter) where he and his team strive to achieve their goals by achieving AIESEC goal of peace and fulfilment of human kind’s potential. In 2017, he took up an internship opportunity at Development Innovation Insider (Diinsider) and work as their West Africa correspondent reporting about innovative social work in Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Adam is currently the Community Mobilizer for Prikkle Academy where he co-created the First Nigeria’s Grassroots Makerspace and engages the youths and children on how to generate income out of their skills, gifts, and talents.

Some of the organizations he has worked with includes: Development Innovation Insider (Diinsider), Next Generation Africa (NextGen), Female Leadership Development (FLD in Africa), Youth in Pursue of purpose (YIPOP), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), AIESEC Nigeria, International Organization for Business and Engineering (IOBE)  and more.