Gbenga Awomodu is an Editorial Assistant at BellaNaija.com, Africa’s foremost fashion, entertainment and lifestyle website where he interviews exceptional young entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders, and writes random insightful and enlightening pieces for the Inspired!, Career, and Music columns of the website. A recent graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos, He loves to read, write, sing, play the piano, and score music for the choir. As a freelance writer and editor, Gbenga cut his teeth as a beneficiary of the Youth Skills Development Programme at Action Health Incorporated in 2005, while fresh from C.M.S. Grammar School, Lagos in 2004, where he had been Senior Prefect and JETS Club President. He started contributing to AHI’s Growing Up, a quarterly newsletter, and edited reports and other official documents. He facilitated health education training sessions and group discussions for young people at the AHI youth-friendly centre, worked on a team including senior programme officers to develop resource materials for adolescent reproductive health education, and made inputs into the programme design and implementation of youth health and development activities. He also represented the organisation as the only young panelist on a live national radio discussion organised by the National Population Commission (2005) and at the International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa (ICASA 2005), both in Abuja. In June 2007, he assessed sixteen partner organisations in four Northern States – Nasarawa, Bauchi, Borno and Kaduna – working on the David & Lucille Packard Foundation sponsored Expanded Access to Sexuality Education (EASE) Project in North-Eastern Nigeria. He multitasked, interviewing principal officers, staff and beneficiaries, taking snapshots, writing a story on each organisation visited, amongst other related tasks. He is a graduate of the LEAP Africa Integrity Institute (2006). In May 2010, he participated in the British Council Community Radio Mini–documentary Training. In the same month, during the series of weekends as a participant in The Future Project Young Writers Network Writing Programme (April-June 2010) organised by REDSTRAT Communications, with a passion to influence the society through the power of words and pictures, he started Gbenga’s Notebook (formerly Egbe’s Diary) [https://gbengaawomodu.wordpress.com], a repository of his thoughts and other works. A former Music Director (2007-2009) and Editorial Secretary (2009-2010) of the Lagos Varsity Christian Union, Gbenga believes that the change we want to see in Nigeria starts with each individual, then each family unit. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.