Meet our Guest and Host for the #SeniorCitizensDay Edition of the Bestman Games IG LIVE Series.
Guest: Vera David-Emesiobum
Founder, Project Grey
Vera David-Emesiobum is a communication expert with over 10 years of volunteer and professional experience in the media and social sector.
A multi-skilled and driven woman, Mrs David-Emesiobum, has interests in community relations, data analytics and technology that have seen her accomplish a lot across industries and state lines.
She’s a nonprofit founder, an Impact Investor, donor, and social entrepreneur. She has experience working with the elderly and functions in that capacity through her nonprofit organisation Project Grey Nigeria Elderly Care Initiative, the largest network, FOOD BANK, advocate & support to the vulnerable and underprivileged Senior Citizens across Nigeria.
This year, she emerged as one of the top 50 none profit Leaders in Nigeria 2021.
She is also currently the Membership director at Dominion City Church Lagos Headquarters. Managing these alongside her social media company “Warah Connect Media” that is helping Large and small businesses scale up their business.
She is Married to the love of her life Prince David Emesiobum and together they have a lovely 3 year old son who loves to solve puzzles, Sing and dance.
Host: Damilola Grillo
Founder, Hold the Age
A Gerontologist by profession. She helps to solve old age challenges through her Hold The Age Initiative, a social enterprise.
Damilola has a B.Sc. in Sociology and worked in varying capacities with different organisations. She founded Hold The Age, a remote advocacy and awareness for older adults in Nigeria. The organization is a one stop solution center for older adults, reaching out to them through caregiving, tackling elder abuse, providing Dementia therapy, creating personalized games for people living with Dementia and recreation, documenting older adults experiences after retirement and health status, as well as alleviating poverty among vulnerable older adults. Hold the Age whatsapp support group is another platform where older adults learn about later life, discussions about the ageing process are held and an opportunity to chat with various healthcare and social care workers concerning the well-being of older adults while learning about technology too.
She is currently the Lagos State Coordinator of The Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN), an alumna of Swansea University Wales, University of Tasmania, Australia, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), West Africa Emerging Leaders Program, a Chevening Scholar and a member of British Society of Gerontology.