Stolen Paradise


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About the author


Folajogun Akinlami was born in 1983 in Ondo Town.

In 2001 she gained admission into Obafemi Awolowo University

Ile-Ife, after her secondary education.She latter bagged

 a  bachelors degree in English Language. 

In 2007 she went for her compulsory one year  National

Youth Service(NYSC) in Kogi State. Part of her service

year  was with the Nigerian Television Authority for a few

months before she moved to Grace 95.5FM Lokoja. Nigeria.

She gained employment with the Ondo State Radiovision

Corporation as a freelance staff between 2008- 2012,and

became a permanent staff in February 2012

Folajogun Akinlami has since produced and presented several

 TV and Radio shows. Particularly her flagship programme

 ‘Beyond Challenges’ that highlights people with

disabilities and the strides they are making

beyond their challenges.

In 2014, she dropped an album titled " Ariwo Oja"

and in 2015, co- produced the movie Ariwo Oja in which

the single Ariwo Oja was used as the sound track.

In 2016, she co produced the movie "Mirage " Iruju"

with her sister Motilola Adekunle.

She is the C.E.O of Differently Abled Foundation 


A foundation that caters for the educational needs

of special needs children and persons living with disabilities

in Ondo State and environs.

Her program Beyond Challenges seeks to instill the

‘champions mentality’ into Persons Living With Disabilities.

The program showcases Persons Living With Disabilities

 who have made it in their chosen career paths.

The program also advocates for full inclusion of persons living

with disabilities and helps everyone know the proper

treatment of PWDs.

She is currently working on policies that would help declassify

deafness as a major form of disability in Ondo State

and Nigeria by extension through inclusion.

Folajogun Akinlami is a 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow

with a certificate of Leadership in Public Management at the

University of Wisconsin Madison USA

courtesy of the United States Government.