Timilehin Oshinowo

Timilehin Oshinowo


Timilehin Oshinowo is a young Nigerian artist and youth advocate, born and raised in Lagos State. He had his first degree from the Visual-Art unit of the University of Lagos, where he studied painting. He is the founder of Speak Leadership Africa, a youth-centric platform created to develop leadership capacity in young people across Africa.

Timilehin has worked in the creative art and youth development space for over 5 years, which earned him the opportunity to organize, facilitate and speak at several conferences across Nigeria. He was a recipient of the award for Most Valuable Art Student by Mansion Studio Lagos, and Stewardship Excellence Award by National Fellowship of Foursquare Students in 2015 and 2020 respectively.

He has volunteered, worked and supported numerous organizations including Do the dream Youth development initiative, Awesome Treasures Foundation, International design and designer’s conference, and Calabar Fashion Week. Timilehin is passionate about social change, therefore contributing his skills to enhance the development of the nation through community service. He is a believer in human capacity to transform societies through creativity and innovation.

Terry currently works at Clean Start in the children and girl’s department, as the program’s assistant. The department works for the children, and girls who are impacted by the criminal justice system. She has also trained prison officers and women who are accompanied by their children of ages 0-4 years, in responsive caregiving.

As iron sharpens iron, Teresia seeks to grow, by being sharpened by others, so that we can pass the button on change, and transformation to others, and together, make this world a better place.