One Million Leaders Africa

About us


OUR vision is to empower One Million Leaders in Africa by 2030. These Leaders will bring sustainable social entrepreneurship and change Africa for the better.


OUR mission is to cultivate a league of young African leaders in training and supporting budding social entrepreneurs locally.


  • Integrity

    We are ethical social change makers, who continously check in whether what we do is for the greater good in pursuit of a better Africa for future generations.

  • Accountability

    We take ownership and are accountable for our actions to change our communities and continent.

  • Modesty

    Knowing our place in the world with self-confidence and pride, we carry the spirit of humility in appreciation of our collective achievement.

  • Sustainability

    To use our resources in the utmost sustainable way and preserve our planet for future generations.

  • Excellence

    We do not only want Africa to survive but excel.

  • Teamwork

    Everyone is part of the team, together we walk this path, together we build a better Africa.

African Vision Map

At the 2020 Next Leaders Africa Summit, 200 young Africans from 30 countries gathered and developed a vision for Africa.

Please see attached the PDF file of the African Vision Map.

Founding Members

All Founders of OMLA are experienced in running a Social Enterprise. They believe in a better future for African future generations and came together to support One Million Leaders in Africa.

Lawrence Afere

Founding Member

Oladotun Kayode

Founding Member

Felix Iziomoh

Founding Member

Ibeh Christogonus

Founding Member

Bashir Saleh Abubakar

Founding Member

Irerinsola Adedoyin

Founding Member

Ethelbert Umeh

Founding Member

Benjamin D. Yeagar Sr.

Founding Member

Peter Adeeko

Founding Member

OMLA Headquarters

Mary Oluwaseun Afolabi

OMLA Project Director

Oluwaseun Gideon Ojo

NELIS Africa Program Manager

OMLA Board

To provide international support, knowledge and wisdom in the development of OMLA and its Fellows, OMLA Global Board of Advisors and Mentors – OMLA GBA, has been established. OMLA GBA was officially birthed in August 2021.

Andras Nevai

Board Member

Lina Khaznadar

Board Member

Deborah Rosen

Board Member

Lynne Murguia

Board Member

Dena Grushkin

Board Member

Stephen Ogbolu

Board Member

Wonny Tjon

Board Member

Wake Akinyanmi

Board Member