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

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.

Abraham Martins (Members and Communications Associate)

Abraham holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Babcock University. He is an activist committed to creating positive change on human and LGBTQI rights in Nigeria and Africa. He will enhance, design, and implement AQYI’s communication strategy and provide direct support to members while engaging with potential new members

Zazi Idodo

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.


 Jennifer (Communications Intern)

Jennifer is a trained Journalist, passionate about storytelling for social change. When she is not journaling, she is caught helping create a system that works for marginalized individuals through sustainable projects and programs. She is currently undergoing her graduate studies in STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS at the Institute of Journalism. Jennifer is working to create PAD BOXES for underprivileged girls.



Justin (Programs Intern)

Justin is a passionate and innovative Development worker in Advocacy, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), key Population programming, Adolescent Health, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care & Treatment Programming, Peace Building, Youth Development and Research.

Justin is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in the field of mass communication in the prestigious Imo state University, Justin represents the interest of LGBTIQ persons as it concerns health and Rights.


Tshepo (Research Intern)

Tshepo has a background in development, human rights, and communications. Through performing arts, public speaking engagements and her expansive writing works on digital and traditional media, Tshepo has, put a lens on critical issues around equal rights and autonomy for women and girls. She has gained experience in Southern Africa, worked in diverse and multi-faceted teams and work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve results. She is driven by core values of commitment, diversity and integrity as well as working with people and drive for results.  

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