Councillor Yemi Adenuga, often referred to as “Energy in Motion”, is a leadership powerhouse of ideas, who wears different caps at various times, an alluring quality of this audacious social Entrepreneur. Yemi builds People. 


This wife, mum of 4 and Glam’ma of two grandsons was born and raised in a polygamous home where her father had 7 wives and 27 children. She is number 16. Her mother was the last of the 7 wives with 6 biological daughters, 4 stepdaughters, but no son. Her mother raised 10 girls and was told by her husband’s family that the 10 girls would never equal 1 boy, that they would amount to nothing, and be nobodies who will all end up on the streets of Lagos as prostitutes. Yemi was only 13 years old when she heard those words. Those words became the motivation for Yemi’s determination to be somebody.


Yemi has risen through adversities and challenges, breaking barriers, and making history along the way. Hard work, determination, courage, and perseverance became Yemi’s watchword who today has unlimited firsts in her kitty; these are, but not limited to being The 1st Black-Female Public Representative to be elected in the Republic of Ireland, The 1st Migrant Councillor to be elected to Meath County Council, The First migrant to ever be written into an Irish school textbook, (the 6th class Geography and Science textbook by folens publishers), making her a topic of study in primary schools across Ireland, The first migrant PEACE COMMISSIONER for County Meath in Ireland, Yemi and her family ‘THE ADENUGAS’ are the first migrant family to feature on Ireland’s Number 1 reality TV program “Gogglebox Ireland” aired on Virgin Media TV, The first female presenter to present a programme on the first private Radio station in Nigeria, Ray Power 100fm, The director and producer of the first programme ever to be aired, on the first private Television station in Nigeria, Africa Independent Television (AIT) amongst others.


Highly skilled Yemi is a high Impact Global Speaker, a Leadership management expert, a Confidence building coach, an experienced People development Strategist, a life transformation Mentor, a business woman and social entrepreneur.


Yemi has set up and is the brain behind several successful ventures, some of which are, D-Dymensions Communications, MIB INSTITUTE of People Development, Energ’ Luxury oils and Perfumes (Customised Perfumes, home & body sprays), Energy ‘N’ motion publishing, YAMAL Program (Yemi Adenuga Mentorship and Leadership Program), Sheroes Global Initiative, THE GODMOTHERS NETWORK, THE BOYS TO MEN PROJECT, CULTUREFEST etc.


Vastly schooled Yemi has a post-graduate certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise from the University of Dublin (UCD) Innovation Academy, Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree (Project Management stream) from the Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Bachelors of Business Studies (BBS Honours, Entrepreneurship Stream) from University College Dublin-(UCD), Diploma in Business Studies (Human Resource Management Stream) from University College Dublin-(UCD), Higher National Diploma (HND), Business Studies (Business Law stream) and Diploma in Accounting both from Inchicore College of Further Education, Ireland, she also Studied Accountancy and Mass Communication at the Ogun State Polytechnic, (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.


Yemi is a servant leader who serves as Charity Ambassador for Core Ireland, African Ambassador for AUNUA Ireland and is director on the boards of several organisations and member of numerous statutory committees and a Special Project Committees in and outside Ireland. This includes being Chairperson of the board of Ard Rí Community National School, Navan, Ireland, Chairperson of the Meath Local Travellers Accommodation Consultative Committee, Meath, Ireland, Chairperson of Fine Gael Intercultural Network (FGI) Ireland and Board member of Meath Enterprise, Colaiste na Mí, secondary school, Navan, Meath and Solstice arts centre, Meath to mention a few.


Yemi’s professional affiliation cuts across different disciplines. She is a member of several professional bodies including: The Institute of leadership and Management, Ireland, The MBA Association of Ireland, Project Management Association, Ireland, she is an associate of the Irish Institute of training and development.


Yemi lives by her core values which are Consistency, Respect, Integrity, do unto others as you’ll have them do unto you, and Love. She believes that: “NOBODY has the right to tell ANYBODY they cannot be SOMEBODY, and ANYBODY who is determined to be SOMEBODY can be”.


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