Kunle Lawal

Kunle Lawal
Kunle Lawal

Kunle Lawal was born on December 28, 1978 in Zaria. He grew up within the staff quarters of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. His early life provided an exposure to cultures from different parts of Nigeria. While growing up, his penchant for words arose from reading the works of Shakespeare and this developed into a thirst for literary works - domestic and foreign. He was the President of Press Club at the Demonstration Secondary School, Zaria. He attended the prestigious ABU, Zaria and graduated with a Degree in Public Administration.

 

In 2003, the young Kunle Lawal started a company in Abuja with a group of friends which provided IT and brand solutions for companies. In 2009, he was selected to work with the Honorable Minister of Women Affairs at the time, as a Personal Assistant on IT and Publicity. During his time there, he was not only involved in ensuring she was ably represented online and social media but was also part of the team that put together "The Women's Political Summit".

 

In 2011, he went back into private business with a company on which he sits as Managing Partner providing Brand, Logistical and Management Consultancy. This has exposed him to over a hundred start-ups for which his company has developed business plans, branded or provided consultancy services. His company has also worked with state governments and global NGOs like the American Society of Microbiologists (ASM) and The Centre for Disease Control (CDC).

 

His interest in politics stemmed from a great love for history of civilizations and later pivoted into the world of politics. With the advent of social media, he was able to speak on policies and his use of satire while delivering hard facts to government quickly got him spotted by radio stations, TV stations and newspapers publishers in Abuja. The regular radio shows wasn't enough for Kunle and he came together with a group of like-minded colleagues and initiated the Orange Movement - a forum for educating the next generation of Nigerians on policies, political strategies and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This movement got Kunle spotted by a few political parties and he eventually joined KOWA party in 2015 as its Director of Strategy and in February 2017, was confirmed as the Party's National Publicity Secretary with a Seat on its National Executive Council.

 

In 2016, He married Fifi Alessandra Antak and they are blessed with a son.
Kunle Lawal loves movies, music and watching the History Channel. He loves playing chess, reading up on world events and relaxes with video games.

 

He is considered a gentleman by his peers even though he always has a joke up his sleeves. He is dedicated to improving situations, which is why his deep concern for education in Nigeria has resulted in over two hundred hours of volunteer teaching with Government Science Secondary School, Maitama. One of his most common quotes remains "God gave us faith, man created religion". This reflects his view on religion. Kunle is considered a true Nigerian by those who know him mainly due to his detribalized notion.