Kofoworola "Kofo" Oyeleye

  • 2018 Dartmouth Mandela Washington Fellow

  • Nigeria

Kofoworola Oyeleye has over four years’ experience in the animation sector with a focus on developing fun learning content and training. Kofoworola is currently the creative director and CEO of Iyin-Creative, where they create cartoons, books, and teaching aids to make learning African languages and cultures fun for children. They also organize Nigeria’s premier animation summer camp. In addition, she is the co-founder of Female Business Sessions, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering female entrepreneurs to run sustainable businesses. Through this foundation, she has impacted the lives of over 100 women. Kofoworola is a self-trained animator and holds a bachelor’s degree in History and International Relations from Lagos State University and a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from Pan-Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre. Her goal is to preserve and globally promote African heritage and instill a sense of cultural pride and appreciation in children of African descent. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Kofoworola plans to expand the scope of her work in the promotion, preservation, and appreciation of African heritage and in nurturing Africa’s future digital storytellers.