About Us

Afri-Can Alliance International is a not-for profit organization founded to help Black communities raise the bar of excellence and create opportunities in employment, business, education and socio-economic development through programs that promotes equity and cross-cultural understanding.

Our leadership positions and governance structure are 100% Black-led, particularly from the African descent.

Mission

We are a growing, resource-based organization that is poised to strengthen the Black community capacity by promoting social equity and harmony while priding on our cultural identity via history, technology, entrepreneurship, social innovation, fashion, culinary, visual, and performing arts.

Mandate

To provide innovative training or support services to Black individuals and families on their basic human rights and limits as citizens, while we prepare them for an evolving job market and encourage the application of contemporary skills to solve the complexity of social, political, technological, and economic issues of our time.

Our Approach

Our simple strategy is to be unique and progressive by leveraging valued partnerships and encouraging collaboration in order to help the Black-Canadian community.
We emphasize:

  • Training & learning support
  • Empowerment & capacity development
  • Social equity & employment experience
  • Collaboration & partnerships
  • Poverty alleviation & financial literacy
  • Communication & socio-cultural understanding

Our Team

BOLA BADMUS

Program Director / Founder

Bola is a Business Strategist and Development expert with over 15 years professional experience in Business development, Project management, Programs services, Supply chain management and Community building in both private and public sectors.

MrBadmus is the founder and Program Director of Afri-Can Alliance International. He oversees the preparation of operational matters and implementation of group policies through strategic socio-economic development programs.

Prior to his role, Bola served as the Managing Partner at Oxlade Construction Limited, an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) company, where he managed capital projects in excess of $40 million dollars through strategic partnerships with multinationals like Saipem ENI, Total Plc, Lafarge, Procter & Gamble, Diageo, Coca-Cola, Nigerian Breweries, PZ Cussons etc.

He holds two Bachelors’ and a Masters’ degree from the University of Lagos, Coventry University and University of Warwick respectively. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and also a member of the Institute of Directors amongst other professional memberships.

LEKAN OGANLA

Communications & Public Relations Director

Lekan holds an MBA and a degree in Computer Science & Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University. He has progressively developed his entrepreneurial capabilities spanning over two decades in Marketing communications, Public relations, Branding and Media consultancy.

At Afri-Can Alliance, Mr Oganla provides professional oversight on the direction of strategy, communications and public relations required to achieve a sustainable economic impact via community development programs.

In 2009, Lekan founded the West African arm of TAXi-AD International, a 360 degrees Marketing Communications Agency which later evolved to SellMedia Group through a franchise agreement in Hamburg, Germany.

Mr Oganla is a progressive consultant and very passionate about Youth empowerment.

YETUNDE AJAO

CPA, CGA, FCCA – Finance Director / Secretary

Yetunde is the Head of Finance and also the Lead for our Women Empowerment Project (WEP), with a total of three economic programs targeted at women advocacy, capacity building and social equity.

She is a finance expert with about 15 years of dynamic experience in auditing, financial control and reporting, financial due diligence, ERP implementation, loan and equity financing, tax planning and compliance. She is responsible for the overall quality and output of each engagement, fully equipped with extensive analysis, reporting, projects and people’s management skills. Her finance experience spans across several industries in two continents, Africa and North America.

ANU AKINDELE

Lead Psychologist and Mental health Coordinator

Ms Akindele is a professional clinical psychologist and mental health advocate that is committed to community development and women empowerment. She has developed and delivered several community development programs on sustainable public health measures and awareness.

At Afri-Can Alliance, she trains our program officers on mental health services and help members, particularly women and youth through counselling, social services and domestic abuse.

Anu is currently studying her Doctorate degree (Ph.D) in Clinical Psychology having bagged a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology at Covenant University.

ABDUL OGANLA

Youth and Sports Director

Abdul Oganla is a trained economist and sports enthusiast that has fostered a dynamic experience in empowering youths particularly from the African descent for about a decade.

Abdul is the director of sports and youth empowerment at Afri-Can Alliance. He consults with key stakeholders to identify social gaps and offer pragmatic solutions to tackle peculiar community challenges in adherence to both organizational policy and government regulations.

Prior to this role, he served as the Program Director of Africa-USA College Soccer Recruitment Tour (AUS Access), a student-athlete recruitment program which facilitated over $1,000,000 worth of scholarships for its scholars.

He is a graduate of Knox College, Chicago with a Bachelors’ in Economics and a minor in Business Management.

Our Board

BOLA BADMUS

Bola is the founder of Afri-Can Alliance International and a pioneer of the Advisory council. He is a Business Strategist and Development expert with over 15 years professional experience in Business development, Project management, Programs services, Supply chain management and Community building in both private and public sectors.
As the Program Director, MrBadmus brings socio-economic insights and strategic value proposition to the Board of Trustees on programs services and project reporting, spanning across scope, budget, partnerships, operational framework, project analysis, human resources, and regulatory policies.

Bola, through his development expertise, recently partnered the United Nations on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to reduce poverty and empower African women as well as youths, through strategic community development initiatives.

Prior to his role, Bola served as the Managing Partner at Oxlade Construction Limited, an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) company, where he managed capital projects in excess of $40 million dollars through strategic partnerships with multinationals like Saipem ENI, Total Plc, Lafarge, Procter & Gamble, Diageo, Coca-Cola, Nigerian Breweries, PZ Cussons etc.

Mr Badmus is an Alumni of the University of Lagos, Coventry University and University of Warwick respectively. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Institute of Directors amongst other professional memberships.

LAWRENCE ADELAKUN

Mr Lawrence is a member of Afri-Can Alliance’s Advisory council and Board of Trustees, judging from his wealth of experience in Community Relations, Sales and Business Development over 20 years. He has worked with several multinational companies like Coca-Cola, HILTI, Phillip Morris; and rose through professional ranks from Account Manager to Area Commercial Manager.
At Afri-Can Alliance, Mr Adelakun develops strategic advice and gives oversight on the organization’s projects for Newcomers and Economic immigrants in building great confidence and the communication needed in a professional workplace through application of social skills and integration of technology.

He is a community development enthusiast and sports lover.

LEKAN OGANLA

Lekan was recently appointed on the Advisory Council to provides professional oversight on the direction of strategy, communications and public relations required to achieve a sustainable economic impact via community development programs. He has successfully worked with international organizations and communities to help articulate their corporate goals to their respective target audience while ensuring sustainable economic growth.

In 2009, Lekan founded the West African arm of TAXi-AD International, a 360 degrees Marketing Communications Agency which later evolved to Sell Media Group through a franchise agreement in Hamburg, Germany.

Lekan holds an MBA and a degree in Computer Science & Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University. He has progressively developed his entrepreneurial capabilities spanning over two decades in Marketing communications, Public relations, Branding and Media consultancy.

Mr Oganla is a progressive consultant and very passionate about Youth empowerment.

ADE ADENIRAN

Ade was recently appointed to the Afri-Can Alliance Board of Trustees and Advisory council, where he advises the board and management on Logistics and Project management in a bid to ensure efficiency and greater output for our community services.

Mr Adeniran has over 15 years professional experience in Project management and Construction safety in the Oil and Gas industry. He has worked and delivered on several projects with large Canadian and multinational companies like Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), Shell Plc, Imperial Oil, Suncor Energy, Nutrien, Devon etc.

At Afri-Can Alliance, he is also responsible for coordinating the organization’s community out reach programs and bridging training for new immigrants, particularly engineers in construction safety and engineering industry.

Ade is a professional Engineer (P.Eng) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with several industry certifications.

AYO AKINPELU

Ayo is a founding member of Afri-Can Alliance’s Board of Trustees and Head of Women Advisory Committee. She brings to fore her extensive experience in Social and Child Care services having worked professionally with various public health and social development agencies for over 15 years.

MsAkinpelu is passionate about Capacity Building and Feminist Advocacy. She holds a Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelors’ degree in Economics.

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