Deelivia features Akinnike Michael Oluwatobi

This great vision was birth out of great passion for a change in Africa. His personal story has inspired close to 15 start-up organization and 2,500 direct young people and 10,000 others. This is the story of mediocrity turn success, grass to grace, irresponsibility to responsibility… Read the amazing story fb_img_1468433874771

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Opportunity comes but once they say,that is why I don’t toil with anyone I come across.Few months ago my mentor, the founder of Young Protege Leadership Foundation,Tobi Michael Akinnike told me about a two weeks internship programme organized by Ola foundation. And he told me to fill the form as soon as possible.

I checked the link he sent to me and as I was filling the form I saw different categories they will be training the interns on.As a debater, i was looking for a platform I could express myself but saw categories like online marketing, fashion,baking, coding,leather works etc so I decided to choose leather works.I submitted the form and some weeks later I was called to be interviewed,I pass the interview and I was chosen to learn how to make slippers and sandals at shoe speed.

During and after the internship programme I have made different kind of slippers and sandals.My page on face book is “Dmf quality”,that is where you can find my works.

This are some of his works.






My profound gratitude goes to MR. Tobi Michael Akinnike,Young Protege Leadership Foundation, Ola foundation,ShoeSpeed Ltd. and the Almighty GOD,for this opportunity. You are not a blessing until others have been bless by you,thank you for being a blessing to me.





I do not reply.

Not because I do not want to but because I do not remember. I force myself to. I try, but I cannot. It is a blur. I only remember in snatches.

Maybe I do not want to remember because it is too much. Too much for me. Too much for the others I left behind.

‘Leave her alone’ my mother rebukes my brother in Hausa. ‘ She is tired. And you too, go to bed’ My brother scurries away, his unending questions about the kidnapping hurrying out after him.

‘Hauwa are you..?’ she sits beside me

‘I’m okay Ma. I’m fine’ My mother worries too much about me since I arrived with the vigilante a few weeks back. I know she is supposed to, but perhaps I am not used to all the care and fuss after seven months of living in the bush.

She swallows. I can hear it, hijab and all.

‘Let me hold her’ She looks at me, as though unsure whether to give me my baby to hold, as though somehow she feels I am not able to mother a child, as though because she named my child, I had lost all motherly rights.

She eases the girl into my hands

‘Why did you name her Aisha?’ I never asked

‘Why didn’t you name her?’ She searches for answers in my eyes

I stare out ahead of me into the night. April 14 comes rushing back. All of it. The strangers filling our school, the kidnapping, the bundling into a truck, the journey to Sambisa. I do not want to remember.

I scream. My mother tries to hold Aisha for fear she would fall.

I push her away with more force than I think I have. I see shock or is it fear in her eyes, then she retreats into the house.

I squeeze my hands firmly around Aisha and weep. I had not named her because I did not know if I was going to keep her. I did not know if I was going to be able to restrain myself from smothering to death the baby that was an offspring of a terrorist, a constant reminder of Sambisa.

Yet tonight for some reason I want to hold her. I want to accept her. I want to look out at the starless night and think of how Aisha can have a life better than mine.

Tonight, I imagine a peaceful Nigeria, free of terrorism, disgruntled avengers, religious and socio-cultural violence. I imagine a place free of Boko Haram. I imagine Stella, Faith, Joy, Khadijat and all the other 200 of us safe at home.

In the past two months since I returned, there have been what-ifs, regrets, suicidal thoughts even. I would replay the night of April 14th and blame myself for not doing or for doing, for not being or being.


Tonight, things change. Tonight, I come out from behind the mirror and stand before it. Right in front. I take a look at myself and tell myself that the only way I can protect the future of Aisha and millions of other Nigerians who could be victims is to work for peace.

I do all of this with Aisha in my arms, under the starless night.

Together we can achieve a peaceful and sustainable world. #UBUNTU

There is no way to PEACE, PEACE is the only WAY.


Compiled by Adebayo Caleb for Young Protégé Leadership Foundation




Learners’ summit was held on 17th Day of September, 2016 by YOUNG PROTÉGÉ LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION. The Learners’ summit was designed to empower and change the mindset of the Nigerian youth on certain issues facing us in our society such as unemployment, crime, terrorism and many more vices as present within our society. It is held annually and our focus ranges from education, career, health, entrepreneurial skills, politics, leadership and mentorship. We believe the Nigerian youth should be ready to make a change in the various sectors, thereby a need for them to be empowered with the right information.
The event was anchored by Adekanbi Rex Michael; the project team lead for learner’s summit and Founder of Rex initiative.

The event start with the National Anthem. The welcome address was said by Agboga Stephen; young director of Mr Chow and Media Director for Young Protege Leadership Foundation.

Akinnike Michael Oluwatobiloba, founder, Young Protege Leadership Foundation facilitated the problem solving session. We watched the video of how teenagers solved the problem of “No Pitch to Play Football” because of their village was a floating village, the teenager should team spirit and resilience despite stern challenges, they went on to design a floating pitch, formed a local team, competed in national championship, came 3rd in the their first tournament, and now 8 times champion.

Learners’ summit 2016 had Vincent Adeoba as its chief speaker. Vincent Adeoba is a motivational speaker, an educationist as well as a writer, founder Joytohumanity School of Leadership and Public Speaking. He became an orphan at the age of 4 and didn’t have a very smooth childhood, yet that didn’t deter him from achieving his dreams. He graduated from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he studied Management and Accounting. His publications include
The Task To Be a Hero
The Change Is Possible
Blueprints For Positive Change In Your Life
The Secrets Of Great Heroes
Vincent Adeoba spoke on the making of a champion. A champion is a person who has overcome challenges. Becoming a champion isn’t an easy task and requires a lot of hard work.
There are 5 cycles involved in making a champion
VISION- Vision is the picture of the future, it should not be based on the present but the future. Your vision should not look like you at the moment’
ACTION- Action is putting vision into practice. Take risks, invest in your life. Make adequate preparation because hard work is the way to success.
PASSION- Passion is the drive behind your vision. Make excellence your standard. Put in more efforts. Be consistent in what you do, be focused.
THOUGHTS- The greatest success of as mabn is not on the wall but in the deepest recess of the heart, think positively.
CHALLENGES- Life challenges are not stumbling blocks but stepping stones to greatness. They include –discouragement, disappointment, and opposition amongst others.

In addition to this, we also had Mr Raji Oladimeji talk to us about digital marketing and how it solves the problem of unemployment and yields great income.


It’s never too late to become that champion you have always dreamt to become. The greatest form of blindness is to have sight without vision. Your VISION when backed up with proper ACTION and PASSION gives you THOUGHTS that helps you overcome your CHALLENGES, thereby MAKING YOU A CHAMPION.




Many are ashamed to put the learner sign on their car. They don’t want people to laugh at them. They don’t want to look inferior to people who may see them. Forgetting that everyone was once a learner

Infact, many people you are putting into consideration don’t even know how to drive. They laugh at you because they want to intimidate you

They are afraid you are going ahead of them
Never mind. Amateur status is temporary if you can persist at learning. You will either despise the shame and learn or remain ignorant. Even the greatest athlete, musician, leader or whatever field were once a LEARNER. They are champions today because they persist at learning

Never mind if you have to enrol for a course with people far younger than you in a class. Never mind if you have to buy a book meant for people far below your age. Never mind if you have to get your hands dirty in the process of learning. Never mind even if as a leader your follower needs to put you through something you do not know

Learner status is not something to be ashamed of
It is something to embrace. Learning is continuous be ready to assume the position from time to time on your way to greatness

Keep learning, keep winning

If you are close or around Lagos and Ogun state, you are invited to
Date: 17th September, 2016
Venue: Hebron College, Adesan, Mowe, Ogun Time: 10am prompt.
Speaker: Vincent Adeoba (Transformation Ambassador)
Theme: CHAMPIONS (The Struggles and Successes).img-20160825-wa0002