Azeezat Olaoluwa, a news anchor, reporter and presenter with TVC News, took her female colleagues on a deliberate journey in transforming them into bold, assertive and intentional women who refuse to be deterred to reach the top and make a difference in their chosen career. She set off to encourage these women to step up on their careers by providing direct mentoring to them individually. The platform also enabled her to build a support system for female colleagues in her organisation. She has been able to use her newly acquired sense of confidence to engage with management on behalf of some of the ladies who have been able to get new roles in the organisation through her support. One of such example is a reporter who has now commenced her own show on the television.
Azeezat’s story project titled “High Population: Nigeria Battles Misconceptions, Religion in Tackling Surge” centered on the population surge in Nigeria. A major highlight of the story is the blind spot – the men who are the major contributors to the population growth as they could get many women pregnant at once. This has been ignored globally for too long. Azeezat advocated for more family planning methods for men and access to safe family planning services for women. Another highpoint of the story is the research on natural contraceptives for men; the discovery of some seeds and plants, which she is currently engaging the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research on, to know what they can come up with in order to curtail the surge.