Alumni Spotlight: Inspiring Journeys

Exploring the Remarkable Stories of Our Eagles Made in Hebron

Olamide Kuforiji

2022 Graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering

I realized my purpose―to impact humanity and culture!

I’m proud to say that my university experience at Covenant University laid the foundation for my entrepreneurial spirit, and I’m grateful for the opportunities and networks that have helped me grow. I’m excited to continue making a meaningful impact and creating a lasting legacy through my entrepreneurial pursuits, music ventures, and professional endeavours. Currently, I’m the CEO and Founder of Plugin, a revolutionary platform connecting freelancers, service providers, and clients across Africa. I’ve led Plugin to launch impactful charity campaigns like “Love in Action,” which has benefited over 500 lives across 12 states in Nigeria. In addition to my role at Plugin, I excel as a Project Manager, Brand Storyteller, and Video Editor, bringing creative flair and business acumen to every project. I’m also passionate about sustainability, driving initiatives like “EcoBin” to make a positive impact on our environment. As a music entrepreneur, I merge my creative talents with business savvy, promoting African music and artists globally. My diverse skill set and dedication to innovation have enabled me to drive positive change and make a lasting impact.

My time at Covenant University was transformative, but one experience that significantly influenced my life and career path was serving as the Community Development Officer on the Student Council. This role granted me the privilege of access to build lifelong relationships with students, faculty, and staff, which has been invaluable in my personal and professional journey. As a student leader, I was responsible for producing events that brought the community together and created a lasting impact. One notable experience was organizing a gospel concert that celebrated faith and unity. Additionally, I led an SDG initiative, organizing a cleaning exercise that beautified our campus. Moreover, the relationships I built during my time on campus have become a supportive network that continues to inspire and motivate me to achieve my goals. Overall, my experience at Covenant University was a pivotal moment in my life, shaping my values, skills, and aspirations, and I am forever grateful for the opportunities and experiences that shaped me into the person I am today.

Discovering my life’s purpose was a transformative experience that unfolded through a series of encounters with God. One significant moment occurred during a worship meeting called WHITE – Worship Him in The Evening, before my 200-level holidays. As I sought God’s guidance, He impressed upon my heart a clear mandate: ‘Impact Lives, Give Back.’ This divine instruction resonated deeply, and I began to explore God’s Word for further understanding. Through consistent reading of scriptures and prayer, God equipped me with a passion to make a positive difference in the lives of others. I realized that my purpose extends beyond personal achievements to embracing a larger calling – to impact humanity and culture. This revelation has shaped my decisions, relationships, and endeavours, fueling my desire to serve and bring value to others. Since then, I’ve experienced numerous moments of divine guidance and confirmation, solidifying my conviction to pursue a path that aligns with God’s plan for my life. Today, I’m committed to living out this purpose, trusting that God will continue to empower me to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those around me.

Covenant University has equipped me with the skills and mindset needed to succeed in my field in several ways:


  1. Solid academic foundation: The university’s rigorous academic programs provided me with a comprehensive understanding of Electrical Electronics Engineering, giving me a strong foundation in my field.
  2. Practical application: The university’s emphasis on practical projects and collaborations with industry partners helped me apply theoretical knowledge to real-world problems, preparing me for the workforce.
  3. Leadership and teamwork: Serving in leadership roles and working on group projects developed my ability to work effectively with others, lead teams, and communicate complex ideas.
  4. Innovation and entrepreneurship: Covenant University’s entrepreneurial spirit and innovation hubs encouraged me to think creatively, develop innovative solutions, and pursue my business ventures.
  5. Professional development: The university’s career counseling, mentorship programs, and industry connections helped me build a professional network, refine my resume and interview skills, and secure internships and job opportunities.
  6. Problem-solving and critical thinking: The university’s emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving enabled me to approach complex challenges with a analytical mindset, think outside the box, and develop innovative solutions.
  7. Adaptability and resilience: Covenant University’s dynamic environment and challenging projects taught me to be adaptable, resilient, and open to feedback, essential skills in today’s fast-paced professional landscape.
  8. Ethical leadership: The university’s strong values and emphasis on ethical leadership instilled in me a commitment to integrity, social responsibility, and making a positive impact in my field. By fostering a holistic learning environment, Covenant University has equipped me with the technical expertise, soft skills, and mindset necessary to succeed and make a meaningful impact in my field.

After leaving Covenant University, I faced a challenging moment when I struggled to balance the demands of my work and personal life. With multiple projects and responsibilities, I found myself overwhelmed and exhausted, making it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance. To overcome this, I: – Prioritized my tasks and set realistic goals – Established a schedule and stuck to it – Learned to say “no” to non-essential commitments – Made time for self-care and relaxation – Sought support from loved ones and mentors. By implementing these strategies, I was able to achieve a better balance between my work and personal life, reducing stress and increasing productivity and overall well-being. This experience taught me the importance of setting boundaries, prioritizing self-care, and seeking support when needed.

My approach to leadership is centered around servant leadership, empowerment, and collaboration. I believe in leading by example, fostering a positive and inclusive team culture, and equipping others to succeed. Covenant University has empowered me to become a confident, compassionate, and effective leader, equipped to make a meaningful difference in my sphere of influence. Since graduating from Covenant University, I am most proud of 1. Starting my own business: I turned my passion into a successful venture, creating jobs and impacting my community. 2. Receiving awards and recognition: I have received awards for my contributions to my field and community, acknowledging my hard work and dedication. 3. Mentoring and inspiring others: I have had the opportunity to mentor and inspire young individuals, paying forward the guidance and support I received during my time at Covenant University. 4. Building a strong professional network: I have established a robust network of professionals and leaders in my industry, fostering meaningful relationships and collaborations. 5. Continuing education and personal growth: I have continued to learn and develop new skills, staying ahead of the curve in my field and enhancing my personal growth. 6. Giving back to my community: I have been able to give back to my community through volunteer work, philanthropy, and supporting causes I am passionate about. These achievements are a testament to the strong foundation and values instilled in me during my time at Covenant University, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world.


My advice for you as an incoming or current student:

  1. Embrace the journey: Covenant University is a transformative experience, and it’s essential to be open-minded and receptive to new ideas and experiences.
  2. Get involved: Join clubs, participate in events, and take on leadership roles to build relationships, skills, and memories.
  3. Seek mentorship: Connect with faculty, staff, and peers who can guide and support you academically and personally.
  4. Develop a growth mindset: Be willing to learn, take risks, and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.
  5. 5. Prioritize spiritual growth: CU’s spiritual foundation is unique; embrace it, and let it shape your values and purpose. Advice for a current CU student:
  6. Stay focused: Balance academics, extracurricular activities, and social life, but keep your goals and priorities clear.
  7. Explore your passions: Try new things, attend workshops, and seek out opportunities to develop your interests and skills.
  8. Build meaningful relationships: Nurture friendships, mentorship, and professional connections that will last a lifetime.
  9. Embrace challenges: Step out of your comfort zone, take on new projects, and view failures as learning experiences.
  10. Make the most of campus resources: Utilize campus facilities, seek help when needed, and take advantage of opportunities for growth and development. Remember, your time at Covenant University is a unique opportunity for growth, learning, and transformation. Embrace it fully and make the most of your experience!


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