Edun Mueenat Eniola, an indigene of Ogun state is a graduate of Sociology from the prestigious Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti. She is a photographer. A counselor. A young adult educator on sexual and gender based violence and related topics. An advocate of gender equality and feminism.
Eniola is currently working on unveiling her skin care products soonest. She also has a project titled “Adolescent Hub” ongoing where she educates young persons in schools on how to prevent and report issues of sexual and gender based violence as well as equipping them with life skills.
*1.Let’s meet you. Who is Eniola?*
My name is Edun Mueenat Eniola.
I’m from Ogun state, Imo precisely.
I grew up in Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos.
Am a graduate of Sociology, from the prestigious Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.
*2. Who and what is your inspiration?*
My inspiration is to create a better world for girls and women through gender advocacy and empowerment, especially in this part of the world (Africa) where the level of inequality is on the high side.
*3. Your biggest fear*
I don’t think I have one. I’m often prepared for worse.
*4. What is that one accessory you can’t leave home without?*
My make up brush😁
*5. You are a versatile young woman and entrepreneur. You are a graduate of Sociology. An educator. A photographer. How do you juggle and balance all of these?*
It hasn’t been easy but as a lady that’s highly motivated and passionate to be successful, its imperative for me to strike a balance in everything I do. I do more of my photography job at my office (Gender mobile) where I work as a Human Right activist, Gender Advocate, Counselor and young adult educator on Sexual and Gender based violence and related topics.
I am currently working on unveiling my skin care products. Watch out for E. M. E cosmetics.
*6. Your best quote?*
Don’t let your background put your back on the ground.
*7. What is that one thing you’ll like to change about yourself?*
*8. Which city or country will you love to visit?*
Amsterdam or Paris
*9. You are a gender advocate and a feminist. What does feminism mean to you as a person? And what is your view on modern Nigeria feminism?*
Feminism simply means a movement for equality for both sex. Women folks deserve equal rights and opportunities as men. Nigeria religious practise, culture, archaic individual mindset and false doctrines has been a great challenge but regardless we are making progress in the movement to make the public learn and unlearn.
*10. If given the chance to be the President of Nigeria for a day, what will you change?*
(Smiles) This may sound weird. If I become a day president of Nigeria, I’ll legalise abortion. So many people had died of illegal abortion conducted by quack doctors. Legalising it will reduce the rate of illegal abortions conducted by quacks.
*11. As an advocate and educator. Any organization you belong to in furtherance of this and any related activity or campaign you have been involved in?*
Yes, I worked with Balm in Gilead Foundation for sustainable development (BIGIF) and as I said earlier I am currently working with Gender Mobile Initiative in Ekiti State where am priviledged to render my service to more audience. More also, I once facilitated a forum “Share and Learn” with Youth Rescue and Care Initiative (YORCI) where young adults are privileged to share their pain on rape, sexual molestation, gender inequality and more social issues.
Currently, I’m working on a project tagged “Adolescent Hub”, we educate in-school youths on how to prevent and report issues of sexual and gender based violence and as well equip them with life skills.
*12. Where do you see yourself/your brand in the next 5 years?*
With God by my side, I see myself to have done over 20 states project with a proposed outcome of a society where women will be given equal opportunities with men and working with relevant stakeholders in coming up with policies that will ensure abortion of rape and sexual molestation in our country.
*13. If you were given the opportunity to address a group of girls five years younger than you, what will be your advice to them?*
I’ll tell them to strive to build their capacities and equip themselves with necessary skills that will help them in nation building.