Name: Bakare Wale M
Birthday: March 4, 1989
Education: B.Sc Zoology
Occupation: Digital Media Expert
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
My personal vision is to use myself as an example to impact positive attitudes and never die attitude with whoever comes crosses my path in life. I want inspire and motivate people to discover and develop their potential and live life to fullness. In order for this vision to be fulfilled, I need to get a career first in leadership so that I can help more by helping myself first
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
One of the pressing issues facing Nigeria today is Overpopulation as the number of people in Nigeria is far beyond the available resources. And this have resulted in degradation of environment, depletion of natural resources, conflicts and wars, rise in unemployment and also high cost of living
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
Better Education: One of the first measures is to implement policies reflecting social change. Educating the masses helps them understand the need to have one or two children at the most. Families that are facing a hard life and choose to have four or five children should be discouraged. Family planning and efficient birth control can help in women making their own reproductive choices. Open dialogue on abortion and voluntary sterilization should be seen when talking about overpopulation.
Knowledge of Sex Education: Imparting sex education to young kids at elementary level should be must. Most parents feel shy in discussing such things with their kids which result in their children going out and look out for such information on internet or discuss it with their peers. Mostly, the information is incomplete which results in sexually active teenagers unaware of contraceptives and embarrassed to seek information about same. It is therefore important for parents and teachers to shed their old inhibitions and make their kids or students aware of solid sex education.
I am the founder of Webfala Digital Agency. Webfala Digital Agency was established in 2015. The company is built on a firm foundation provided by my many years in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. The major reason behind my desire to establish the agency was 2013 when I was selected as Google Student Ambassador in my University, and during this period I learnt a lot of skills that can help to promote businesses using different online platform and I decided that for the future sustainability of my lifestyle, I needed flexibility and the opportunity to control my own destiny.
I am a graduate of Zoology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria and a Digital Media Expert. I had my Nursery and Primary education at Treasure International school, Lagos and Senior Secondary Examination certificate (SSCE) at Holy Angel college where I passed out in flying colors. During my days in the University I am the president Union of Campus Journalists. I am a veteran writer and an essayist for many national dallies which includes National Mirror, Compass, Tribune, Vanguard, Punch and the Nation newspaper, also a freelance writer for different online media. I received the Best Journalist of the year Award by National Association of Nigeria Students (NASS) 2012, Media personality of year by Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ) 2014, 3rd position, Dr. Femi A. Adetola Business Proposal Competition, 2014 and also Award of appreciation in recognition of my partnership with MTN foundation in “what we can do together”
I am a participant of local and international conferences, seminar and workshop among which are Students and Young Professionals Africa Liberty Academy (SYPALA), Bank of America Global Growth Developing Talent in Africa, the Nation Campus life student Journalists workshop, Google Student Summit, Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development Summit, 11th LEAP Africa CEOs forum, etc.
With my passion for change, I have represented different national and multinational companies within and outside the country which are Campus Ambassador Indiafrica,10th Eco-generation Regional Ambassador to Nigeria ,Google’s Student Ambassador, Unilorin, Nigeria and also Development Aid Support.
I am passionate doing the best in whatever I do, to make a significant impact wherever I find myself and make everywhere I go better than I met it. I am especially interested in contributing my quota to the development of this world, my goal is to foster education in the practical aspects of decision-making; to catalyze an exchange of views between young and experienced entrepreneurs; to promote cross-cultural interaction and cooperation among younger professionals; to strengthen the next generation’s intellectual and social capital; to build the leadership capacity of young professionals across diverse sectors. I find it very motivational and inspiring to me. And also arising a number of efforts to define the essential knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for our increasingly information driven and technologically powered societies, I am an advocate for an integration of a Digital Classroom, Library Upgrade and Capacity Building as a core of academic in consonance with the 21st century framework for learning. My hobbies are reading, Writing, swimming, sporting, surfing the internet and brain storming.