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Oluwaseyi Dolapo Somefun

University of the Witwatersrand

Country: Nigeria

Institution: University of the Witwatersrand

Area of Research: Beyond Risk: Understanding a Framework for Improving Adolescents' Sexual Health in Nigeria


Seyi, a Cohort 6 fellow is a research associate in the Demography and Population studies department at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her interests are dynamic and diverse and her broad focus is on youth development in sub-Saharan Africa but currently concentrating on the relationship between neighbourhood factors and educational outcomes among youth in Nigeria.

She holds a Masters and Bachelor of Arts degree in Demography and Population Studies from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria.

Seyi is passionate about development in Africa and believes that youth empowerment could be the catalyst for development in the region. Between these activities, Seyi enjoys traveling, watching soccer, and sleeping.