Our Board

Board Of Directors


Muhtar Bakare – Chairman

Muhtar Bakare is Executive Director of Kachifo Ltd, a publishing company that has published bestselling contemporary Nigerian writers like Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Sefi Atta.

Its imprints include Farafina Books, Farafina Educational, Prestige Books and Farafina Magazine. He previously worked in banking with Citibank Nigeria, and Trust Bank of Africa (now Sterling bank.) Muhtar has an architectural degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Osun state.

Onyekachi Onubogu – Non-Executive Director

Onyekachi Onubogu is an experienced business leader with over 25 years of hands-on experience in sales, trade marketing, brand management and finance.

Some of the companies he has worked with include Diageo Nigeria, Kimberly Clark, South Africa, Prosperity Capital Management,  Kenya, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, and the TGI group.

He is currently CEO of Frutta Juice and Services in Lagos.

Folake Ani-Mumuney – Non-Executive Director

Folake Ani-Mumuney currently heads Marketing and Corporate Communications at First Bank. Before this, she served as Chief Marketing and Communication Officer for the Dangote Group brands, as well as Policies and Communications for British Airways Plc, across Europe and Africa.

Papa Omotayo –  Non-Executive Director

Papa Omotayo is an award winning, architect, designer, writer and film maker. Papa’s work strongly focuses on creating work that explores the nature of culture and context within the contemporary Nigerian and extended African global condition. A strong believer in creating work through cross disciplinary collaboration and participation, he strives to find new possibilities for creating nuanced visual narratives in Nigeria (Africa’s) urban centres and beyond.

He is the founder of A Whitespace Creative Agency and Creative Director of MOE+ Art Architecture. He currently lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.


Kadaria Ahmed –  CEO

Kadaria Ahmed is a journalist and media entrepreneur. She is the Executive Director of Daria Media, a company bridging the gap in Nigeria’s journalism space by providing public service journalism.

She is also the Managing Director of Radio Now 95.3 FM, a radio station broadcasting out of Lagos to the world, with the mission to provide factual, unbiased and Nigerian-focused news, information and entertainment that empowers citizens to hold public and private sectors accountable, build social consciousness and promote nation building.

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