Our Staff

Emma Onekekou

Emma Onekekou (Programs Officer)

Emma Onekekou holds a University of Technology Diploma in Communication and resources, She is a feminist committed to and working on the human rights of women and the LBTQ community. Having worked with other organizations in Africa for the visibility and rights of African LGBTQ+ persons; She created EmmalInfos, a platform that amplifies the voices of Queer women in Francophone West Africa. Emma is the Programs Officer at the AQYI.



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Saratu Umar (Finance Officer)

Saratu holds a degree in accountancy and also a student member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria. She has a history of working with Indigenous and international nonprofit organisations in Nigeria. She has gained extensive experience in preparing organisations’ financial reports, budgets, and tax returns, as well as managing payroll. She will enhance and efficiently manage all the AQYI finance, keeping track of all inflows and expenditures, help in addressing and change in AQYI budget, and ensuring timely financial reports of the organisation.




Lamyaâ Achary  (Research and Documentation Officer)

Lamyaâ Achary holds a Ph.D in Sociology from Hassan II University in Casablanca. They received a Masters in Cultural Mediation in 2013 from Mohammed V University in Rabat, and in 2011 a Bachelors in Communication and Medias. They are a sociologist and specialist in gender equality and sexual diversity based in Casablanca. They focus on artistic and cultural-based approaches and their relation to discrimination and gender inequality. Besides their academic work, Lamyaâ has cofounded several feminist groups and established one of the first queer activist groups in Morocco, leading numerous advocacy campaigns for women and queer justice. In 2019, Lamyaâ cofounded a feminist research platform. Its goal is to achieve justice for people who have been customarily underrepresented and/or misrepresented for their non-hegemonic sexualities, genders, and body expressions. 


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Timiebi Dawn (Membership & Communications Officer)

Timiebi is a social media and digital media expert with more than 6 years of experience in communications, content production, graphic design, and marketing in a variety of sectors. She graduated from Middlesex University in London with a BSc in Business Information Systems and a PGD in eMarketing and Social Media. 

Before joining AQYI, she worked as the Communications Officer for the International Centre for Advocacy on Right to Health (ICARH) , where she was in charge of all internal and external communications, as well as the development and implementation of strategies that helped rebrand the organisation’s online image and increase brand awareness and visibility.


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Fehintoluwa Ayinla  (Staff Assistant – Communications)

Fehintoluwa Ayinla is a Graphic and UI/UX Designer. She holds a degree in History and is currently pursuing a masters in Educational Planning and Administration. With her experience in media and communication, Fehintoluwa enjoys creating digital products that help brands communicate better while at the same time creating honest user experiences for their users. Her work at AQYI is seen as an opportunity make a difference by being a part of something good.



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Emeka Amaechi (Staff Assistant – Finance)

Emeka Amaechi is a professional Accountant with extensive knowledge and diverse experience spanning across different sectors, which has helped him develop innovative and problem solving skills necessary to drive performance improve outcomes. He is contributing his own quota to amplify the voice of activists in Africa.


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