Our Staff

Executive Coordinator


Alumbugu Basiru (Programs Manager)

Alumbugu Basiru is a human rights lawyer with a history of working for the Media industry and various non-profit Organizations. As a human rights and social justice advocate; he is an African Change-makers Fellow (ACF) as well as a justice Fellow of the Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF). Before joining AQYI, Alumbugu served as the human rights officer for the International Centre for Advocacy on Right to Health (ICARH) working to promote human rights, access to justice systems and equality for the LGBTIQ community in Nigeria and Africa at large. He is the Programs Manager at the AQYI

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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Akom Nya (Membership and Communications Associate)

Akom Nya is a trained political analyst. He is a human rights advocate working to promote equality for the LGBTIQ community in Nigeria and Africa at large. He has worked in different positions across different organizations. Program Officer Center for Resourceful Health and Youth Development. He has also worked for The Center for Right to Health, all geared towards creating safe spaces for the LGBTIQ community in Africa. He is the Membership & Communication Associate at the AQYI.
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Zazi Idodo (Operations and Staff Assistant)

Zazi Idodo holds a degree in International Studies and Diplomacy. She has experience in digital marketing and previously worked with the Initiative for Equal Rights in Nigeria and on the successful political campaign of Godwin Obaseki for Governor of Edo state, Nigeria. Zazi had a stint with Rhythm FM in the historic university city of Benin as an On-Air Personality. She is the Operations and Staff Assistant at the AQYI.

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