Kevin Eneojo Akoje is a Brand Engagement Consultant , Public Speaker, Security Commentator, Social analyst and a serial Media Entrepreneur.
He is the CEO of PhotoBar Nigeria a New Media/ Multimedia content service provider (www.photosbarng.com)
A native Igala from Ibaji Local Government Area in Kogi State was born on 2nd December, 1983 in Kaduna .
He attended Federal Government College , Jos (1994-1999) for his secondary education before heading to Study Political Science at the University of Abuja (2000-2004). His undergraduate days saw him rise to various positions in the Executive committees of the Nigeria Federation of Catholic Students, University Choir and also in the Student Union Government 2003 (as a representative ) .
These formative years held his new enlightenment into martial arts .
He went on to pursue in 2008, a post graduate Masters degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Nigeria Premier Military Institution (Nigeria Defence Academy) Kaduna.
He has since completed several courses which include :
a. Training and proficiency in Alternative Dispute Resolution-Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration and Hybrid processes: Abuja, Nigeria (2006)
b. Effective Risk Management and Corporate Governance Practice: West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), Lagos, Nigeria (October 7, 2013 – October 11, 2013).
c. Centre De Langue Francaise: Ministry of Education, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (2005)
d. UNITAR E-Learning Course on Introduction to Environment, Natural Resources and UN Peace Keeping Operations . March 2014
e. UNITAR E-Learning Course on Introduction to Security Sector Reform. March 2014
Upon graduation from University of Abuja Kevin Went on to work as follows :
1. Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria : Workshop Assistant 2005
2. Legal Defense and Assistance Project (UNODC ) research on the Justice Sector as the Field Research Supervisor for Kaduna State
3. Zenith Bank Plc.
Bagging an undergraduate degree in Political Science , An MSC In Defence and Strategic Studies it was only natural that he sought to put to action all the theories learnt.
This led him to vie for the Student Union Government position of representative for Units 7,8 & 9 in the 2003 Unibuja SUG elections which he won in a landslide victory over two other candidates .
As a member of the Justice Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Church he and many other persons volunteered as Election Observers for General Elections of 2015 & 2019 where in both cases he was assigned to PU 06/002, Igabi Local Government , Kaduna .
His compulsory National Youth Service Corp Deployment to Ogun State saw him serve his nation in the Bills Department of the Ogun State House of Assembly under the Able leadership of Rt. Hon. Titi Oseni in 2005.
Upon resignation of his duties in the corporate sector in 2016- after 9 years of service, Kevin was introduced to a team of Technocrats by Dr. Jay Osi Samuels and together registered a Political Party Named Alliance For New Nigeria where he was made the pioneer Director of Media and Publicity amongst other roles which included : Deputy National Youth Leader (A role which officially made him the youngest Nigerian servicing on a National Executive Council) and Publicity Secretary ANN FCT Chapter .
Nurturing the basic tenets of politics and a renewed vigor to serve he has presented himself in the race for the exalted upper legislative house of Senate in the upcoming 2019 General Elections in Kogi East Senatorial District.
His love for sports introduced him to the world of Martial Arts in his early years . A training which he developed over the years and now is a member of the Black Belt College – National Association of Shotokan Karate and also the founder of Karate In Nigeria (See www.facebook.com/karateinnigeria) which seeks to promote and showcase the culture and rich practice of Karate in Nigeria and a maiden National Karate Tourney in 2019 for the different schools of Karate in Nigeria .
Following his earlier training on Environment and Natural Resources , Kevin founded in 2017 @climateactionng (see www.climateactionng.org , www.facebook.com/climateactionng ) based on the Sustainable Development Goals with a mission to “Strengthen Youth Leadership (Climate Action) to ensure resilient and sustainable societies .
Family and Personal Life :
Kevin was born to a family of 4 siblings in total , A Catholic and married with a Son .
He is a founding member of the International Community of St. Egidio (See www.santegidio.org) , Nigeria Community .
He is a Black Belt degree holder in Karate ,A long tennis player, swimmer, Member – Lekki Bird Club , and Member – Nigeria Shooting Federation .
He is also a Honorary Reporter for the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism under her “Korea Clickers” program for 2018.