Oluyemi Orija

Vice Chair

I am a Nigerian, Legal Practitioner, Entrepreneur, Human Rights Activist, and the Executive Director of Headfort Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free and easy access to justice to indigent and innocent inmates across Nigerian Prisons.

I have over a decade of experience in active law practice in Nigeria and my practice of law took a new turn when I incorporated provision of free and easy access to justice to my work. This act has been recognized globally as it has been documented by Aljazeera, BBC Africa, Guardian UK, Nas Daily, and I was named one of the BBC's 100 most inspiring and influential women around the world in 2021.

I have built an excellent team of 20 female lawyers and over 200 volunteers working assiduously to provide easy and free access to justice. Since the incorporation of the initiative, it has under my leadership secured the freedom of over 300 inmates for free.