Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem

2017 Fellowship Alumnus, Nigeria

The Greatest Strengths of the Mandela Washington Fellowship

You will be the same person in five years save for the books you read and the people you meet.”

Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem, 2017 Fellowship Alumnus, Nigeria
A man in a checkered shirt smiles while sitting in a classroom.

Since his Fellowship at the Presidential Precinct, 2017 Fellowship Alumnus Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem has sought to enhance the Fellowship’s Alumni Association in Nigeria. What Ahmed describes as “the greatest gains of the Fellowship,” his desire to strengthen the Fellowship network led him to becoming President of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN), which boasts the largest number of Alumni on the continent.

Ahmed also emphasized the role MWFAAN and other Alumni Associations across Africa had in preparing the next cohort of 700 Mandela Washington Fellowships, of which 50 Fellows are representing Nigeria alone. Additionally, Ahmed shared several pieces of advice for this year’s Fellows. Learn more in this article from The Presidential Precinct.