Finally for this year Luminaries of the year we have
Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo is a Nigerian Architect, Speaker, Radio Host, Philantropist and Author. Born in October 16, 1968. CNN has described her as “Africa’s Starchitect”. She has been featured in the World’s foremost Architectural Journal; Architectural Record and has spoken on several platforms including the Global Women’s Forum and Harvard Business School (African Business Club).
She hosts a Syndicated Radio show on Leadership “Voice of Change”.
She is an associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators- 2015, a member of the African Leadership Network- 2015, and also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA)- 1994.
Adenowo has several philanthropic ventures. In 1999 she founded the Awesome Treasures Foundation(ATF), a faith-based NGO in Lagos, Nigeria. She has been outspoken about taking pride in her Nigerian heritage and her hopes to unleash the potential of Nigerian youth. She is widely known as the first female pioneer of interdenominational, denominationally independent Christian Ministry in Africa as she founded Awesome Treasures Foundation a faith based NGO in 1999.
Much of the programming works with underserved women and children. ATF runs Camp Dawn, an educational camp, to address the education gap for inner-city kids. Another program is Awesome Princesses, a group for young girls in the tenements and slums of Lagos who are at risk of sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS. Medical screenings and educational intervention is frequently needed. Awesome Treasures closely mentors and grooms women for transnational leadership and entrepreneurship though vocational trainings, business classes, and leadership trainings that take place across the country. Over the first 15 years, 70,000 people attended ATF leadership summits.
Source: Wikipedia, http://www.adconsultinglimited.com