Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia UG Nigeria/Wiki Loves Women Radio Show

Wikimedia UG Nigeria/Wiki Loves Women Radio Show

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria (WUGN) sealed a partnership with WFM 91.7 FM on 23rd August, 2017. The objectives of the partnership includes but not limited to creating awareness about Wikimedia projects, increasing contents, increasing reach, encourage donations of women-related contents and to increase the number of women contributors to Wikimedia projects. WFM 91.7 MHz is a Nigerian specialized radio station licensed by Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to broadcast programs that focus primarily on women and their family. It is the first female-oriented radio station in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is headquartered at Arepo community, Ogun State, South West, Nigeria.

The station was launched on the 18th of December, 2015, in attendance were Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Folorunsho Alakija, one of the richest black women on earth and many other notable women
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Igbo Wikipedia and Hausa Wikipedia
start dateDecember 20th
end dateMarch 20th
budget (local currency)NGR 600561.47
budget (USD)1973
grant typeGroup
contact(s)• olaniyanshola15(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

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Project GoalEdit

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

Project PlanEdit

  1. To create awareness and promotion of Wikimedia projects and more specifically Nigeria language Wikipedia
  2. To increase women-related contents on Wikimedia projects


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

Radio programsEdit

The program starts on Wednesday, October 4th 2017 and runs through 4th January 2017 from 10:AM to 10:45 AM every Wednesday. Notable women in various field including academics, business, politics, civic, engineering, medicine, science, entrepreneur, banking are our major guests. The discussion would focus on Wikimedia movement, Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, how to get involved and how to build a sustainable and long-term relationship with established women organization to promote Wikimedia movement and projects in Nigeria, encourage donations of women-related contents as well as developing a strategy to increasing the number of women contributors to Wikimedia projects. Telephone lines will be opened for listeners to call, text, so that they can contribute and ask questions. We plan to involve print media so that text from radio interviews can be turned into articles and columns that will then be used as secondary sources. Also, the program will focus on gathering information about lives and works of women to be interviewed.

Monthly workshopEdit

We believe that at the end of every program, listeners who want to learn about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects will reach out to us through the phone numbers to connect with the community (WUGN). This is expected since the broadcast will reach millions of listeners. Since the program will be broadcasted 4 times in a month, there would be a workshop in every last Saturday of the month to train potential new editors who have shown interest in contributing to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. We can also invite female students of tertiary institutions to participate. Articles relating to Nigerian women would also be created. We plan to use our monthly meetup as a platform to accommodate for this workshop.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

  1. Official mailing list of Wikimedia UG Nigeria
  2. WFM 91.7 Website
  3. | Official facebook page
  4. Official twitter handle

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

We plan monthly meetup, virtual mentorship projects eg Whatsapp, facebook chat etc


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:

This project would be considered successful if at least;#50 people participates (not including the number of people that call during the airing of the program)

  1. 20 new editors are recruited
  2. 12 programs are broadcasted
  3. 12 notable Nigerian Women are invited
  4. 4 workshops are organized
  5. 50 new articles are created


What resources do you have? Include information on who is the organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  1. Omobolanle Olanrewaju (presenter)
  2. Oladunwa Yinka Kehinde (co-presenter)
  3. Zoe Octavia Kpaka (co-presenter)
  4. User:Olaniyan Olushola (Project Lead)
  5. User:Kaizenify (coordinator)
  6. User:Lafemo123 (logistics manager)
  7. User:Darreg (workshop facilitator)
  8. User:Agbalagba (workshop facilitator)

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

Budget for Wiki Loves Nigerian Women Breakfast ShowEdit

This is the estimated budget for the Wiki Loves Nigerian Women Breakfast Show

Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
Cost per week of presenting the program on air
(Sumtotal : 50000 NGN)
1 Transportation of Media Crew 6 2500 15,000 49.39 This would cover the cost of transportation for our media crew
2 Refreshment for Media Crew 6 2500 15,000 49.39 This would cover the cost of refreshment for our media crew
3 transportation Stipends for invited guests 3 5,000 15,000 49.39 This is the cost of stipends to encourage our presenters
4 Refreshment for guest 1 3000 3000 32.92 9.83 This would cover the cost of refreshment for our invited guest
Total cost per week (without contingency cost): NGN 48,000 (USD 157.89)
Contingency cost: NGN 2000 (USD 6.57)
Grand Total:NGN 50,000 (USD 164.47)

The above budget represent cost per week of presenting the program.

  • The total cost per month in NGN (NGN 50000X4) equal NGN 200,000
  • The total cost per month in USD ( USD 164.47X4) equals USD 657.89
  • The total cost for duration of 3 months in NGN (NGN 200,0000X3) equals NGN 600,000
  • The total cost for duration of 3 months in USD (USD 657.89X3) equals USD1973

Memorandum of UnderstandingEdit


  • This project is really important for the Nigerian women especially due to the recent gender bias that exist. Confident that this project will further put more awareness to the Nigerian women. Kaizenify (talk) 10:25, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
  •   Support A very good and novel initiative. Other affiliates can learn and implement this idea in their regions. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 00:41, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
  •   Support This is a brilliant initiative, we can also learn through this idea and execute it in our communities, Olaniyan Olushola, all the best :) Best Mompati Dikunwane
  •   Support As one of the project leads on [Wiki Loves Women] we are very excited that [User:Olaniyan Olushola|Olaniyan Olushola] and the rest of the team have found a way to continue engaging and broadening the visibility of the project and the issues it raises. This promises to be high profile and rewarding! Islahaddow (talk) 15:14, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  •   Support To help grow the Hausa language. HausaDictionary (talk) 19:31, 23 January 2018 (UTC)