YEMI SOILE

Yemi Soile is the Founder and Head Co-ordinator of Nigerian Students’ Union UK (NSUUK). He is a public speaker, entrepreneur, youth empowerment advocate, and youth ambassador for Africa.

Yemi sees himself as ‘A Leader of Tomorrow in Action Today’ and enjoys mobilising young people to act on social problems. Yemi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics and Business from the University of Greenwich London, and an Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management from the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM), UK.

This young patriotic Nigerian has been actively involved in empowering young Nigerians and youths in general and ensuring that Nigeria and Nigerians in the UK are projected to the World as a better place and better people through his youth and community focused activities.

Yemi was the President of the Nigerian Student Association at the University of Greenwich from 2006-2009.

Upon assuming Leadership of the Nigerian Students Association at the University of Greenwich, Yemi made it the main goal of the association to make Nigerian Students a force to be reckoned with and looked up to at the University. With dedication and hard work, the Association in 2008 won the best student-run club award, organised by the University of Greenwich. This was significant because never in the history of the University had a society based organisation won that award. Also in 2008, Yemi headed the campaign team that ensured a fellow Nigerian student (Benson Adeeso)  became the first ever black student  in the history of the University, to be elected  as Students’ Union President, by a record land-slide victory. In the same year, Yemi steered the Association to successfully hosting the biggest and most constructive Students event the University had ever witnessed, tagged ‘Developing the X-Factor in You’. The event featured top Celebrity motivational speakers like Levi Roots, Dayo Olomu, Hilton Samuel and many more.

In 2007, seeing that the cases of Knife and Gun crime was spiralling at an all-time high,  Yemi steered the Association into successfully hosting the first ever ‘Cultural Night’ event in conjunction with the Afro-Caribbean society, aimed at promoting multiculturalism, tackling gun and knife crime, and giving back to the local community. The event was featured in Metro Newspaper, Trumpet Newspaper and other journals and was screened on BEN TV and OBE TV, with over a thousand guests in attendance. This won Yemi a community service recognition from the Operation Trident Unit of the Metropolitan Police and an award from the University of Greenwich Community Base Organisation.

In 2007, Yemi was appointed as a director in Worldview crystal limited, a students’ events company and students’ magazine company, due to his contributions towards the rapid growth of the company from 2005-2006. Yemi is also one of the organisers that successfully hosted the first ever Nigerian Carnival in 2007, which aimed at showcasing and celebrating the cultural heritage of Nigeria to the World, according to the BBC the event in its first year was attended by over 40,000 Nigerians and friends of Nigeria.

Yemi was elected to serve as Assistant secretary and youth representative on the Executive board of Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) from 2009 – 2011.

On the 10th of September 2011, Yemi was recognised with a Youth leadership award for his activities towards Youth empowerment by Refocus Youth Organisation, CANUK and IDAY organisation, at the University of London.

Yemi is presently on the board of Directors for four emerging companies in media, education, sports and entertainment.  Yemi is the C.E.O Of Revive Consults, a business development consultancy company and also the C.E.O of Nigerian Youth Television, a media outfit dedicated towards giving a voice to Nigerian youth and showcasing their achievements to the world.

In June 2014, Yemi was named and awarded as one of the 100 most outstanding Nigerians in the UK from 1914 – 2014 at the Nigerian Centenary Awards UK.

In January 2015, he was appointed the Diaspora coordinator for “Face of Agriculture Africa” an initiative birthed by a group of young dynamic Nigerians to transform the role and impacts of Agriculture in Africa while creating an enviable niche for the agricultural disciplines.

In July 2015, Yemi together with his Team Nigeria UK management colleagues travelled to Abuja with 22 teenage British of Nigerian descent footballers for trials with the Golden Eaglets (current FIFA U-17 Champions). This was in partnership with the Nigerian football federation (NFF) and in line with the organisations goal to create a platform for young Nigerians in the UK who wish to represent Nigeria in sports.

Yemi has also been instrumental in mentoring and working with Nigerian students in UK Universities to set up Nigerian societies that help serve and represent the interests of Nigerian students. So far, NSUUK which is founded by Yemi has registered 35 Nigerian societies, with the most recent society being (LSE Nigerian society), launched on Tuesday the 24th of November 2015.

On the 6th of December 2015 Yemi  won the ‘Nigerian Youth Achiever of the year award’ at the Inaugural CANUK Awards, Dinner and Dance Night. Following this achievement he was appointed to head the CANUK Youth Committee as Chairman, so as to implement its vision of empowering Nigerian youth and reduction of gangs and radicalisation.

Some of Yemi’s hobbies include playing football, reading inspirational books, movies, events planning and management.