Nigerian Language Oral History Documentation Project/Project team

Core team



  • Olaniyan Olushola -Project Manager, GLAM expert and Executive Producer :- Olushola is a financial management expert and former asset management consultant to the First Bank of Nigeria, a bank founded in 1894 with a assets totaling NGN5.9 trillion (USD 153,908,000,000). Shola is the Chair, Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc., and a member of the WMF's Affiliations Committee. He has lead and managed over 50 Wikimedia programs/projects that focus on advocacy, community organising, capacity building, partnership-building and volunteers management. He is the producer of several Wikimedia advocacy radio show. The most prominent and longest running program is the Wiki Women Radio Program produced as part of the Wiki Loves Women project. He has featured in several notable national televisions to promote Wikimedia projects, notably; BBC Channels TV, TVC News & PlusTV Africa. He has attended several Wikimedia conferences and chaired the Wiki Indaba 2019. Olushola is a co-producer of the New Readers Awareness Campaigns promotion videos. This advocacy work earned the team the 2018 African Excellence Awards, and the award ceremony took place in Dublin, Ireland. He's a co-coordinator of the WPWP Campaign, and the project manager of the the Visibility Project in which over 200 female journalists in East Africa were trained and mentored on how to contribute to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Olaniyan Olushola would be responsible for managing the entire project with the support of several volunteer members of the Wikimedia Nigeria Community.
  • Dayo Akanmu (Ph.D) - Documentation support :- Dr. Dayo Akanmu hold a doctorate degree (Ph.D) in Linguistic stylistics, Master of Arts (M.A) degree in Yoruba Stylistics, Master of Arts degree (M.A) in Communication and Language Arts from the Univeristy of Ibadan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Yoruba language from the Lagos State Univeristy. He has several papers in reputable local and International journals with over 20 years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Akanmu is a principal lecturer at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education. He was a forner coordinator of Yoruba, English, French, Igbo and Hausa languages in the College for a period of four years. He was the immediate past Head of the Yoruba Department.
  • Mikaeel Sodiq - Production Manager:- Sodiq hold a Bachelor's degree in Adult education with specialization in Yoruba language. He is the President of the Yoruba Wikimedians User Group. He was a production manager for at least two awareness campaign videos, Afrocuration Campaign video produced in collaboration with the Moleskine Foundation and a Short Wikipedia Documentary for Wikipedia 20. He will be in charge of all the logistics planning, including hotels booking, car hiring, locations management, production crew management, and the time-management at every location.
  • Daniel Bögre Udell - Advisor:- Danie Udell is a TED Resident and the co-founder of Wikitongues, which grew out of a personal project he began in 2013. He has been working with online initiatives since 2011, when he helped launch the Catalan-language edition of Global Voices. He is an historian and designer by training, having studied at Parsons School of Design and The New School for Social Research in New York City. He speaks English, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese. He is an advisor on this project.
  • Isaac Olatunde - Executive producer :- Isaac Olatunde is a food safety specialist, Yoruba Wikipedia sysop, open knowledge advocate, and project manager with experience in volunteers management and retention. He was a former member of the Individual Engagement Grant Committe and Project Grant Committee, Wikimedia Foundation. He is the Founder of the #WPWPCampaign. In 2020, he was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
  • Dansu Peter - Production assistant:- Dansu Peter is a Yoruba language expert and active member of the Yoruba Wikipedia with over 200 articles created on Yoruba Wikipedia. He holds a Bachelor of Art degree (BA) in Yoruba and he will be working on this project as a production assistant.