The Team

WCA team-Khadija Iya Abdulahi

Hajiya Khadijah Abdullahi Iya


Khadijah Abdullahi Iya is a serial social entrepreneur and a social change actor, who is very passionate about her community, and doing something about it. She had her LLB Law from the University of Abuja and Master’s in Law and Diplomacy from the University of Jos. Continuous learning, focus and determination is her strategy to personal growth and development. Khadijah founded a variety of social enterprises and businesses. Notably, she is the CEO/Editor-in-Chief of S. I. Magazine Ltd and the Executive Director of Beyond Mentors Inc. She has been a columnist of human interest issues since 2006. She briefly joined a mortgage bank, but chose to explore her passion for writing and humanitarian engagements to complement her entrepreneurial skill of solving real life issues which birthed Search Inwards Magazine in October 2012..

Her main objective is to add value to her community, advocate for literacy through fun learning from the cradle, by grooming and equipping young children with the best financial and leadership skills in the eradication of poverty. She believes in making meaningful changes for her community as she continues to chart a legacy through social impact!

WCA team-Dr Ezi Beedie

Dr Ezi Beedie


Ezi Beedie is a value-driven, dynamic, results-oriented and determined educator, rights advocate and social change actor.

She holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies, M.A in Social Policy and Development, M.Ed. in Special Needs /Inclusive Education, and B.Ed. in Language Arts.

Ezi believes that development should reach and impact the lives of the marginalised and disenfranchised people and communities. Her core values are integrity, commitment, excellence, competence and team work.

Ezi has over ten years research experience in social policy, education and development coupled with three decades of teaching, project management, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, consultancy and board and panel membership experience.

WCA team-Kasumu Ademola

Kasumu Ademola


WCA team-Adaora Onyechere

Adaora Onyechere

Publicity and Planning

WCA team-Daniel Udechukwu

Daniel Udechukwu

Head, Secretariate

Daniel Udechukwu is a young, dynamic, vibrant and dedicated media practitioner who has proven his mettle in the industry. His professional brilliance earned him a sporadic promotion twice within a year from the position of a sub-Editor to Assistant Editor at LEADERSHIP Group. He was the acting Editor, Special Publications, Leadership Newspapers, which produces CEOConfidential, an insert of the LEADERSHIP Sunday title that celebrates great business personalities and gives voice to young entrepreneurs in Nigeria and Africa by virtue of showcasing their business enterprise to the world free of charge; Cognoscenti (Leadership Weekend insert); Foresight (Leadership Friday insert) and Etcetera (Leadership Sunday insert).

Udechukwu, a Chemical Engineering graduate from the prestigious Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, started his career in the media world as a freelancer with the then weekly dailies based in Abuja – Standard Voice in 2009. He proceeded to LEADERSHIP Group in 2010 to proof read, also on freelance-basis. In 2011, he joined the Group on a permanent basis and has since then been on the rise.

His recent accomplishment was the development of contents for SI Magazine a multimedia magazine app – SI Magazine. His unprecedented achievement made the company draft him in as its Content Director to oversee the provision of contents and supervise its conformity to the original idea, concept & design of the magazine and House style.

WCA team-Ehidiamen Ruth

Ehidiamen Ruth

Admin, Secretariate

Ruth Ehidiamen is a young, creative, energetic mind that’s at the start of her career. She enjoys reading, and is most comfortable writing. She refers to herself as a scribbler and scribbles under the name Tyaice Hilary.

The English Studies graduate from Benson Idahosa University, Benin, is a communicator. She strongly believes in the use of words to positively affect the minds of people and subsequently their actions

WCA team-Aliyu Shehu Aliyu

Aliyu Shehu Aliyu


Aliyu Shehu is an ICT specialist with a work experience spanning over three years. He specialises on web design/development, graphic design, video/audio editing, database management, and computer hardware management. Several websites projects, app demo videos, SQL database management and graphic designs for various organisations are testaments to his professional skills.

WCA team-Surayyah Ahmed Abdulkadir

Surayyah Ahmed Abdulkadir


Surayyah Ahmed Abdulkadir is Marketing Lecturer at Baze University, Abuja. A graduate of BSc Marketing from Yarmouk University, Jordan.

Surayyah is passionate about cognitive science, computer vision, pattern recognition and entrepreneurship motivation. This interest informed her decision to bag a masters in entrepreneurship and innovation management from the university of Nottingham campus in Ningbo-china. There, she researched into the effective use of 3D printers in the Chinese community.

Exchanging and discussing ideas is something Surayyah loves to do. This passion has influenced her decision to venture into academics. She is also interested in programming and is familiar with machine learning. She is proficient in C#, PHP, Visual Studio, and Emgu CV. These skills have helped her bring some of her ideas to life.

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