** Chief Israel Ayodele EniOluwanifise Oshunremi often refers to himself as a prisoner of conscience, one who the Lord is making use of in different ways.
He is a man literally from two worlds - a Briton by birth, and a Nigerian by parentage.
Despite his learning difficulties which were diagnosed in his late 20s, he was able overcome the challenges and became a source of inspiration to many children and other young ones here in Britain and Nigeria in particular. He is a very analytical and critical person, particularly of himself.
He says his love for his fatherland, Nigeria has not diminished in spite of his birth and over 30 years' stay in the United Kingdom.
His rise from relative obscurity is a long story of numerous challenges and disappointments that have led him into providing inspiration to many particularly those from deprived backgrounds, broken homes, and with learning and physical disabilities.
He finds comfort in motivational talks and providing good leadership skills to formal/informal educational establishments, faith groups and young people and families from diverse backgrounds.
As a visiting motivational speaker, Israel Ayodele targets most of his sessions to support, build the aspiration and self-esteem of:
*Children and young people who are on the verge of being excluded from mainstream education;
*Children and young people with behavioural challenges within and outside of mainstream education;
*Children and young people at risk of being radicalised;
*Children and young people who are not motivated to learn and/or those with learning difficulties;
*Children and young people from deprived backgrounds;
*Parents who may be finding it difficult with their children and the educational system;
*Teachers who may be struggling to manage behaviour and learning within the classroom setting;
*Educational system to understand and embrace cultural diversity - eliminating prejudice; and a lot more.
His main aim is to inspire children/young people into becoming leaders of tomorrow including challenging social and cultural deprivations, and inequalities in education.
His experience in this regard has also resulted in the birth of a new outfit called Lazarus Ayo Oshunremi Ventures based in Nigeria. A traditional title holder in Egbaland, Nigeria, Chief Ayo is a Human Rights activist and author, farmer and a lover of nature.