Olawale Ogunlana

Director of Deep Knowledge Philanthropy

Dr. Ogunlana is based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a Medical Doctor and HealthTech influencer. He is Founding Partner of The 100k Club, a non-profit helping vulnerable Nigerians raise funds for Medical expenses and emergencies.

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An African proverb says, "if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together. So today, I'd like to share my success story with Deep Knowledge Group, and if you're interested, there might be an opportunity for you. Trust me when I say, "this is the short version."

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The last ten months are what I'd like to call transformational moments in my life. My journey to becoming a prominent voice for innovative technology and social impact in Nigeria and worldwide has been an amazing yet humbling experience.


People ask, what changed? How did this happen? Well, it wasn't so simple, but here are three things I've learned so far which helped me along the way.


Resilience. Dedication. Building the right relationships.

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Resilience: It is pretty tough blazing a path almost no one has ever trailed, despite the negative feedback and experiences. Even when nothing seemed to work, I persisted. But then, deep within, I had always had a calling beyond the consulting room to save more lives by building platforms that help people. I knew it was possible, but I didn't know how. At first, I believed I couldn't find any opportunities to utilize my creative talents, but then I looked closely enough and discovered a golden opportunity to create an impact right where I am. This endless resilience got me working with top organizations like the Deep Knowledge Group. The only time you have failed is when you have given up.

Three things I have learned; Resilience.
Dedication. Building the right
relationships.

Dedication: "Evolve or die." I am dedicated to learning new things, to evolving. Not surprisingly, I am still learning. However, this dedication to "learning new things" helped me build great relationships with notable people at home and abroad. The connections I was fortunate to build made the difference between who I was yesterday and now. It didn't come easy, but I dedicated myself to the cause, and it paid off. 

Some people feel they can only make a difference when they move to a place with greener pastures. But, I think you can make a positive difference wherever you are. It's one of the super benefits of working with DKG. Today, I have reached people and places I thought I couldn't reach. In some ways, I feel I have exceeded my expectations, but then again, there is more to aspire for in life and career. So, I am looking forward to surprising myself even more, and so should you.

Some people feel they can only make a
difference when they move to a place
with greener pastures. But, I think you

can make a positive difference wherever you are.

In addition, amongst other things, I am building impact platforms right where I am (in Nigeria/ Africa) and amplifying impact-making voices through Deep Knowledge Philanthropy. Right here, we are creating Deep Impacts through DeepTech. I'm glad Africa is now beginning to leverage frontier DeepTech technologies to solve its healthcare, finance, and agriculture problems. Furthermore, I am grateful that my growth with DKG has positively affected me and many who are around me ( my friends, family, and my community)

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I have been looking for a way to make a positive social change, and I found one. I lead Deep Knowledge Philanthropy's efforts to create tangible social good in underdeveloped and developing countries. But that's half the story. I am seeking a partner to join forces with me in the developed world right now. So if you are looking for an opportunity to become a next-generation leader and know you have the can-do attitude and resilience to build for the future, I invite you to join me.

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I am seeking a partner to join forces with me
in the developed world right now. So if you are
looking for an opportunity to become a
next-generation leader and know you have the
can-do attitude and resilience to build for the
future, I invite you to join me.

But then, regardless of who you are and where you come from, there are diverse opportunities to create real change in the world. And some of the best opportunities are close to you if you know where to look. One of those opportunities is right here at Deep Knowledge Philanthropy. So if you're interested, you can reach out to hr@dkv.global.


That said, I'm still evolving. You, too, can do the same. If you have the opportunity to build the right relationships, the time to build them is now.