OUR ENTREPRENEUR OF 2021 (ELDERLY CATEGORY) IS ELIZABETH SAMA OBILEYE
BRIEF INFORMATION ABOUT HER CAN BE FOUND BELOW
Elizabeth Sama Obileye was born in 1951 to Dr. Sama Ekpo Sama and Ms Ayi Ekpe, both of Calabar, Nigeria. Taken to Ibadan where she attended St Teresa’s College, Ibadan and had her first degree in French from University of Ibadan. She then trained to become a Translator/Interpreter in CIAL, Spain; Sorbonne 3, France and the Polytechnic of Central London (now University of Westminster) UK. She obtained MSc in Organisational Behaviour from Birkbeck College, University of London while working with the World Health Organization as head of English Translation Section for 17.5 years, with a brief period as the Administrator, in the Reproductive Health Division when WHO/AFRO was moved to Zimbabwe during the civil conflicts in Congo-Brazzaville.
She has been involved in a number of projects in village health posts and she mentored children in difficult circumstances to take positive control over their destiny in both Congo-Brazzaville and Zimbabwe, using Sports, in particular, football. Through this process she helped to stimulate youth sports in Harare, Zimbabwe. Elizabeth Sama Obileye is a mother and grandmother.