OUR TEAM

         We are of true believer; a group of people that believe in the mission and vision of the next president. We are also focused, professional, exciting and funky  set of individuals that come together for the sole aim of creating a platform where young people could exhibit their talent in leadership.We believe youth participation in politics will add value and new directions to the way things are done.

Our Key Personnel


OGBEVIRE CHRISTIAN ASHAIKU
(CEO/Program Director)

 

 

 

Christian Ashaiku is a UK based, Nigerian Filmmaker with international background. He has made several digital movies among which are Fantasy, Disoriented Generation, Amina, On My Return. Not contented with filmmaking, Christian Ashaiku has contributed to film exhibition across Europe and Africa. He is the CEO/Founder of the Next President TV Reality Show.



CHIEF DAVID IDIABANA

(Head of Administration)

 

Otunba David Idiabana, B.Sc., PG.D, M.Sc., MBA, Dip. (Management), is a Multi-Social Entrepreneur, Community Organiser and an Insurance and Business Consultant, who hails from Delta State in Nigeria. He is currently the CEO of the Newham African Caribbean Resource Centre, Newham in East London, UK.

OtunbaIdiabana has over three decades of management and leadership experience, with an irrevocable passion for building social capital to enable and empower BME elderly and young people;  having served on various working groups on policy formulation and development that affect BME groups at Local, Regional and National levels in the UK.

HONOURS and AWARDS: Otunba David Idiabana has received numerous awards and accolades including recognition from Prince Charles at a Gala Reception at St James Palace in March 2000 and in March 2004 received the “International Manager of the Year Award” from “The International Association of Business Leaders” (North Carolina, USA) in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is for contribution to enhancing and improving the quality & effectiveness of ailing small and medium size Voluntary Sector Organisations / Social Enterprises and giving a voice to particularly Black & Minority Ethnic Communities at Local, Regional and National levels in the UK.



FUNKE GBOGBOADE

 (Project Manager)

 

Funke is a Project Manager with passion focused on Media, Communications, Events Activation and Production. She is a Public Relations Officer with over a decade experience in the industry, she handles every aspect of concept development, strategy, production, events management, and advertising. She is a utility player with fluency in Integrated Media Communications and Admin & HR Management, with deep functional knowledge of budgeting, quality control, negotiation, hiring, training's, consulting, client service, monitoring and evaluation and project management from conceptualization to execution.

She has worked with The Presidency, The State Government, Ministries, Parastatals, Individuals, The Diplomatic, The Private and The Third Sector on different projects.



OWOLABI FALANA

(Chief Operational Officer)

 

Owolabi has a degree in Economic Cybernetics from Kharkiv National University of Radio-electronics Ukraine (2014), and is an Alumnus of the FATE Foundation Entrepreneurs Program (2017). In 2009, he became a Chartered Management Accountant following his training with Kellki and Associates (ICMA qualified Management Accountants).

He began his career at Wealth team Properties Ltd., Lagos as a marketing executive in 2009. In 2010, he left his job to advance his academic career at Kharkiv National University of Radio-electronics, earning a first class degree honours in Economic Cybernetics. As a student in Ukraine, he had a brief stint at Kenako Ukraine International as student employee.  Upon graduation in 2014, he returned to Wealthteam Properties Ltd. as a marketing manager. In February 2016, he joined Pentagon Real Estates Investment Limited as a sales manager where he developed strategies for retention of existing clients and effectively introduced new real estate products within target areas.

In 2017, after gaining substantial industry insight and experience, he established Ohjay Global Services and became its pioneer chief executive officer in April 2017.

 

Owolabi is also a public affairs analyst on Television Continental and his long term goal is to facilitate the eradication of poverty in Africa- nothing will compare to seeing the continent being a global growth generator.



CHARLES THOMPSON MBE

(Associate Producer)

 

Chief Charles KoblahCheata Thompson MBE, the son of one the UK’s first African barristers, resides in London via Accra, Ghana and is a graduate of Film & TV Production Techniques, Arts and Media.

He is the founder and CEO of Screen-nation Films and Television Awards

His 25+ years experience in the international film & TV industry includes a number of years as an editor. He has produced many multiple award-winning narrative films in Europe, Africa and USA, with most gaining long-term distribution and has worked in producing on important black British dramas & TV magazine shows.

In 2011 Charles received an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List for his contribution to the British and global black film industry. Charles is a former Chair of the Alliance of Black Media Professionals, a member of the Roundhouse Creative Centre Advisory Panel, a Millennium Awards Fellow, @Diversity Europe Idea judge, Chief Judge of the Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA) and has been honoured twice by former London Mayor, Ken Livingston for his contribution to London life. He can soon be found in the Dictionary of International Biography.



HRM THEODORA IBEKWE-OYEBADE

(Director of Communication)

 

HRM Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade is a Nigerian national who holds a certificate in Education at Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State, and also studied Accounting at the University of Lagos.

Theodora is a multi-award winning entertainer from Nigeria who regularly graces the cover of UK-African magazines. She founded Miss Elegant International, a beauty pageant in 2009, and eventually created the Miss Elegant International TV Show.

She became a well-known promoter in the African-UK entertainment industry. An avid entrepreneur at heart, she then became a Director of Starlywood - a competition-based talent show, aimed at discovering young black talent in the UK.

Theodora then created Theodora PR, a media and consultancy PR firm for black talent in the diaspora.

Theodora has starred in several popular movies. In February 2013, she took on her first role as a producer for the drama Shameful Deceit. She also recently produced her first stage drama Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" adapted by Nick Pelas. She is proud to be named as one of the founding producers of the UK Nollywood Movie Industry. And also President and founder of the actors guild  of Uk  Nollywood.

Theodora was made a Traditional Queen in November 2014 (Queen of Nollywood UK) for the support she has given to Nollywood.

She is an ambassador to several charities. She is also an avid motivational speaker.



ABDUL POPOOLA

(Director of Protocol)

 

Abdul Popoola is a UK based Film Actor, Voice over artist and TV Presenter and has been involved in several productions. Abdul is a trained lawyer who is well vast in Intellectual Property matters and a certified Project Management expert. He is the co-founder of MAS Productions Nigeria and UNIQUE Media Entertainment UK. He would be bringing his wealth of experience into the team.