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About Esther Okunrounmu

Youth Editor-in-Chief, Okuns Magazine

The Man That God Uses

By |2020-07-23T17:17:14-04:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: People|Tags: , |

Mayowa Isaac Afolabi formally known as Mufutau born into a Muslim background in the late 70s, raised from a family of 10 children in a very harsh environment in Oshodi, Lagos State, Nigeria.  Growing up was very difficult for me, I had to to sell chips, cooked rice and sometime I was a motor boy (boy conductor) [...]

Giving Back To God Through Music

By |2020-07-23T17:17:31-04:00March 6th, 2017|Categories: People|

Christopher Oluwabunmi Afolabi was born and raised by his late parent Venerable S. O and Mrs. F. B Afolabi of Iyin Ekiti. I had my elementary and secondary school in Ekiti, Osun and Oyo state due to the nature of my father’s calling as a pastor and missionary. I later further my education at St. Andrew’s [...]

Princess Adeyinka Adeniran – A Brief History

By |2020-07-23T17:17:32-04:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: People|Tags: |

Adeyinka was born on 20th February, 1967 to HRM Oba Adegboyega Adesote and Abosede Olowofoyeku. The good news of her arrival was conveyed by a special messenger to her grandfather HRH Oba Simeon Ademoyebi Adesote the Oloja Lemegha of Ayede-Ikale in Ogun waterside. He named her Omo Oba Adeyinka Adesote. Growing up, Adeyinka went through a [...]

Reflection of the Daughter of Former Immigrants

By |2020-07-23T17:17:32-04:00January 31st, 2017|Categories: Family and Relationships|Tags: |

27 years ago, a woman named Linda Myers saw something in my dad. Something that made her fly all the way out to the London, interview my father and decide he was the perfect physical therapist for their company and hired him. My mother had my sister in London and soon after, they were both off [...]

So What Do You Do?

By |2020-07-23T17:17:32-04:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: Career, Community|Tags: |

Over Christmas break I had a pleasant conversation about my work. I chatted with someone who also worked in the non-profit field. We both shared how we genuinely enjoy connection with the members of community, the people who make up the community. Politics are a given because of the world we live in. It can just [...]

Skin Black Like Oil, That’s a Royalty

By |2020-07-23T17:17:32-04:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: Culture and Race|

This month has been very trying. I’m exhausted of apologizing and trying to hold back because other people are uncomfortable and in denial of white privilege and that we are in the midst of a modern day civil rights movement. Why are we so scared to have these conversations? Protestors are told to “stop being a [...]

Are We Up for the Challenge?

By |2020-07-23T17:17:32-04:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: Community|Tags: |

My roommate Hannah has recently inspired me to get to know the homeless community in Detroit on a personal level. If you weren’t aware already, there is a large homeless community in Detroit, just like there in most big cities. From NYC, for Europe to the suburbs, I have seen it with my own eyes. Unfortunately [...]

Torn Between Two Cities

By |2020-07-23T17:17:47-04:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Community|Tags: |

I’ve officially returned back to my semi-roots. After a summer in New York City, I was completely torn. I realized that I had accomplished a lot after graduating and I never gave myself the credit. I was chosen out of hundreds of people for two extremely competitive fellowships, back-to-back, yet still struggling at times to pat [...]

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