Seed Tender, Beacon and Believer
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Oluwanifemi Aikomo is a Seed-tender, Beacon and believer. He has helped nurture people and brands to their full potential in several capacities. He has worked as a marketing professional with brands like AVA energy UK, Motley Inspires, Union Bank, Seplat and Giant group.
His purpose is to sow seeds everywhere he goes so that people can use those seeds to access the greatness that is inherent in them. He has been able to serve in this capacity as the founder of Motley inspires - a leadership coaching outfit focused on helping millennials and Gen Zers find clarity and set a path toward their desired future.
He is also the brains behind the Boys to Men initiative, which equips high school boys with important life skills. He is an unrepentant optimist and this side of him can be seen in his volunteering efforts at purpose-driven organisations such as Slum to school, Man Up initiative and Hey Girl Africa.
My purpose as a seed-tender, beacon and believer involves many things and are in many ways intertwined. The seed-tender must be a believer in the seed’s potential and must, like a beacon, be able to guide the seed’s growth. The seeds I tend to often come in the form of people and brands. As a tender of both, I do not just see them as they are now, but as they can be. My mission is to help them see it too and gently prod them towards that future.
My firm understanding of my purpose means I’m very deliberate about the causes, organisations and initiatives I drive or contribute to. My intention is to sow seeds in the form of words and actions, everywhere I go so that people and brands can use those seeds to access the greatness that is inherent in them.
My passion for young people led me to start up Motley Inspires and the Boys to Men initiative. It is easy to call myself the founder of these two initiatives, but in actual fact, these initiatives found me.
Motley inspires is a leadership coaching outfit focused on helping millennials and Gen Zers find clarity and set a path towards their desired future. Motley inspires has worked with several organisations such as Republicom, Image and time, Tech plus, Slum 2 School and connecting marketing. Our leadership programs help organisations gain clarity, improve communication and collaboration, create a culture that retains talent and achieve organizational goals and objectives.
The Boys to Men initiative was created with the aim of changing the negative narratives about men by catching them young. The initiative targets young high school boys. The Life Skills Curriculum is an intricate part of the Boys to Men initiative that helps develop young boys and imbibe in them a value system that guarantees they turn out to be wholesome members of society.