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Bolu Ikwunne

Election Year: 2021

Election Constituency: West Africa

Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence

Rhodes Identifier: Nigeria & Lincoln 2021

Bolu Ikwunne


Boluwatife is a medical doctor who graduated from the prestigious University of Ibadan in 2019 as the best graduating female student with a distinction prize in psychiatry, among others.

She has a burning passion for mental health and has co-authored multiple award-winning papers in a bid to strengthen public policy and improve the perception of mental health problems. She is also a member of The Asido Foundation whose aim is to dispel myths and tackle the stigma associated with mental disorders.

She intends to conduct relevant research in neuroscience to develop prevention strategies and improve treatment options especially in low and middle income countries.

Boluwatife is also a classical musician, politician, entrepreneur, volunteer, philanthropist and beauty queen.