Volunteers

Jimi Soyebo

Mr. Jimi Soyebo holds a first degree (honors) in town planning (university of Ibadan, oyo state Nigeria) and a master of Architecture degree from the university of Houston, Texas.

He started his Architectural career in 1984 when he worked as an intern architect in the reputable architecture practice of Harwood K.Smith & partners, Dallas, Texas, USA.

He is a committed Christian, married and blessed with four children.


Toyin Ezebuike

Toyin Ezebuike heads the legal policy and government relations unit of Echoes of Mercy and Hope Foundation. She is a committed Christian who loves children and a passionate about safeguarding them from abuse, protecting their rights and ensuring that they attain their God given potentials.

Toyin holds a master of laws degree in public international law with an emphasis on children's rights. She hopes to employ this unit of EMHF to awaken policy makers and other key players to the plight of these children and encourage a more active involvement and direct participation in promoting and protecting their right through enlightenment programmes, campaigns, legislation, funding and other impactful means.

She is married and blessed with three children.


Yinka Ogunsulire

Yinka Ogunsulire is Managing Director of Heirs Real Estate, the property subsidiary of Heirs Holdings. She holds an M Phil. In Land Management from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and a B Sc. in Geography from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

She worships at St John's Anglican Church, South West Ikoyi.


Charity Babatunde

Charity Babatunde holds a BSc. Business Administration and an MBA and has over 20 eclectic years of work experience / business interests in various sectors including - banking, events management, HR Consultancy and real estate. She also works with teenagers to reinforce positive values that are imperative for success on both an individual and national level.

Blissfully married with two children, Charity is passionate about creating positive change and adding value to the lives of people she comes in contact with.


Modupe Kazeem

Modupe runs an interior decoration company: the curtain Boutique and Hepzibah Asooke (providing all asoke needs for both male & female).
With a Bsc hons degree in biomedical sciences, specialising in Hematology from the Westminster University London, she quit her profession many years ago to explore her passion for fashion and interior decoration.

She writes to encourage the broken hearted divorcees, widows, expectant matured singles who are facing daily challenges as a result of their status, with messages of hope and comfort in Christ. Her articles were published in This Day newspapers previously on Sundays and now This Day on-line, The Gem woman magazine, and many other Christian magazines.

Through these articles she counsels both male and female readers from all over the world who respond to the articles, many in despondent situations and with questions, seeking solution to their problems. An evangelist with a passion for lost souls and a member of the revelation 3:20 evangelism and healing ministry, Modupe is host of THE PRAYER RALLY-A bi annual interdenominational prayer program for matured singles, divorcees and widows, and a prayer cell leader in her assembly for many years.


Eme Akenzua

A seasoned entrepreneur with over 2 decades of practical business experience in the UK and Nigeria. She graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.

Founder of the renowned upscale millinery business John 3V3 Hats in 1991, Eme successfully grew the company from cottage industry to a thriving manufacturing and retail outfit. Her business activities span over several countries including UK, France, Italy,USA, Hong Kong, the Phillippines, Ghana, Dubai and south Africa where she has participated in exhibitions and trade fairs and featured several international media including BBC,CNN and at least 15 international magazines.

She also founded the John 3V3 School of fashion and etiquette which is the 1st World class fashion school in Nigeria offering a comprehensive program in various aspects of fashion education, training, research and consultancy. The school offers world class standard locally, world class facilitators who have had experience in the local and international fashion industries.
The tools of hardwork, dedication, perseverance and integrity are valued by Eme and have played no little part in her success story.

An avid supporter and advocate of the under privileged child, she considers herself privileged to be one of the founding members of the Heritage Homes Orphanage where she has served as its managing trustee and project co-ordinator since inception in 2004.

She also finds fulfilment in assisting young entrepreneurs and counselling childless couples and often accepts invitation to talk with people in these two categories.
Eme is married with a child.


Titi Horsfall

Titi Horsfall is a poet and novelist.

She is also a PR and Communications specialist who holds a bachelor's degree in marketing, a masters in banking and finance, and an MBA in oil and gas management from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

She is an associate member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), member International Public Relations Association (IPRA), and member, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA).

Her poetry book, Reflections, and its complementary teacher's guide and student's workbook are approved recommended text in some secondary schools.
Her published novel; From an Orphan to a Queen: Esther, is a fictional re-enactment of the biblical Esther. Hadassah as an orphan girl has to contend with the turbulent and uncertain circumstances of her times. The message is clear to every young girl- we do not determine the circumstances in which we are born into, but God is willing and able to lift every one who is available to him.

Titi is married with three children.


Bukki Orekoya

Bukki Orekoya graduated from University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) with B.Sc. honours degree in Economics in June 1980 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in November 1984

She started her professional career in 1982 with KPMG Audit, where she worked for eight years.

She left KPMG Audit in 1990 (as an Assistant Manager, technical Department) to become the first Nigerian Chief Accountant and Company Secretary of Paterson Candy International (Nig) LTD, a Water Treatment Engineering Company and subsidiary of Thames Water of U.K.

In 1994 Bukki became a full time management consultant and trainer, with accreditation from the Nigerian Centre for Management Development (CMD) and the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). She has attended several Management Training Programs at both local and international levels.

Bukki Orekoya is currently the Managing Consultant, Manifold Consult, Ilupeju, Lagos. She also runs an audit practice called Bukki Orekoya & Co (Chartered Accountants).

Bukki has a passion for doing things right which she puts to use in training people not only in her professional practice, but also for various Christian organisations, groups and societies.


Bukola Efunkoya

Bukola Efunkoya holds a Bsc / Msc in Estate Management and over 20 years of work experience/ business interests in various sectors in Nigeria and overseas including: Real Estate, HR, Job Counseling, Litigation & Conveyances and Interior decoration/ wood work.

She also does volunteer work on career development/ counseling with both individual, corporate bodies and Christian NGOs on early/ mid-year career determination and building.

Bukola is passionate about creating opportunities and adding value to every life she comes in contact with.


Kudirat Alao

Mrs Kudirat Alao Aka Bashorun, came from a muslim background and got married to her late husband on the 11th day of November 1964. She is blessed with four children.

At the age of 53, she encountered the Lord Jesus Christ and since then her life has not been the same. She has embraced the Holy spirit as her teacher and she would graduate from The Bible College, in October 2012.

Mrs Aka Bashorun is passionate about sharing her testimony and impacting the lives of people with the salvation message of the Lord Jesus Christ and the difference having him can make in ones life.


Derin Otegbola

 

Derin Otegbola is a human resource professional with extensive experience in talent recruitment, training and development. She increasingly specializes in the management of complex multi-cultural projects and individuals at international and local levels. She is passionate about transformational change that comes to an individual through reaching out with the love of Jesus Christ. At Echoes of Mercy and Hope Foundation (EMHF), she coordinates activities and functions of designated programs to ensure that goals and objectives specified for the programs are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications. She is married to Segun Otegbola and they are blessed with a son.


Funmi Oladute

Funmi is first and foremost an ambassador of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. She is an ordained minister of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. She has a post graduate degree in Instructional Technology and currently working in Real Estate with full involvement in Missions and Ministry. Funmi enjoys teaching the Word and believe in being a 'doer' not just a 'hearer' of the word. Funmi is married to Wole Oladute, also a minister and founder of a missionary outreach and support ministry, which affords her the privilege of sharing the love of Jesus, in many nations. Her greatest desire is to be known as a true worshipper and child of God. Funmi and Wole are blessed with 3 children and a grand dog :-)Funmi is the USA Co-ordinator for Echoes Of Mercy and Hope Foundation.