Segun Fatudimu

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David Olusegun Fatudimu

(1990-06-03) June 3, 1990 (age 33)
Ibadan, Nigeria
  • B.D.S.
  • certifications in Civic Leadership
Alma mater
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Appalachian State University
  • University of Washington
  • Youth Development Stategist
  • Dentist
  • Social Entrepreneur
Known forFounder and Director of Sozo Networks (NGO)
Spouse(s)Olayinka Fatudimu

Segun Fatudimu (born in Ibadan, Oyo State on 03 June 1990) is a Nigerian Youth Development Strategist, Social Entrepreneur and a Dentist. Segun founded and is also the Director of Sozo Networks , a non-profit, non-governmental organization.

He is also one of the second class of Obama Foundation Scholars who hail from 28 countries around the world.[1]


Segun Fatudimu started his secondary education in Methodist Grammar School, Bodija Ibadan, later proceeding to have Bachelor of Dental surgery from the University of Ibadan and a certification in Civic Leadership from Appalachian State University, North Carolina, as part of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. In 2019, Segun Fatudimu got into the prestigious Harris School of Policy, University of Chicago through the Obama Foundation Scholars Program to obtain a Master's degree in International development and Policy.[2][3]

In 2017, Segun Fatudimu with other 100 Nigerians won a place at The Young African Leaders Initiative Fellowship for Young African Leaders, launched by the Barack Obama administration in 2014, MWF is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.[4]


He is founder and also the director of Sozo Networks a youth led non-profit organization that trains and empowers young Nigerians through experiential training, volunteering opportunities, and local and international connections and hands-on experiences. Through the Sozo Networks, he convened the Youth in development Bootcamps sponsored by the US embassy and the SAFE conference a teenage conference that host more than 100 teenagers from public and private secondary schools in Ibadan.[5]

In May of 2018, Segun Fatudimu won a grant provided and administered by the U.S. Department of State and IREX to host grant workshops in which Jesse Lutabingwa visited Nigeria to conduct grant workshops through Young African Leaders Initiative Reciprocal Exchange Grant.[6]

Personal Life

Segun is married to Olayinka Fatudimu[7]

Awards and Achievements

  • 2018 Africa Youth award Nomination[8]
  • 2019 Obama Foundation Scholarship[9]


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  3. "Obama Foundation Scholars". Uchicago.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "100 Nigerians get Mandela Washigton Fellowship Award".{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Sozo's SAFE Conference". Tribuneng.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "AppstateFunded Projects". Appstate.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Olayinka&Segun Wedding". Zola Wedding.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "6 Nigerians Nominated for Africa's Youth Award".{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Obama Foundation Scholars". Punchng.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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