Shegun is the acclaimed writer of the book ‘My Adoption Story (how one decision changed my life forever)’.
On the 17th of October 2012, Seyi and Shegun were shortlisted in the Adoption Champion of the year category of
the 2012 National Adoption Week Awards. Shegun believes, in life, it's not what happens to you but how you deal with it.
With his wife, they had to deal with childlessness for over ten years. They decided to deal with the situation through adoption.
They got involved in the process in 2002 and adopted a son in November 2005. Segun and Seyi are Adoption Champions.
Shegun is a passionate
public speaker - especially concerning fostered and underprivileged children. In November 2006, Shegun spoke at
BAAF’s (British Association for Adoption and Fostering) annual awareness raising campaign - during the 2006 National
Adoption week. He regularly speaks at adoption preparation training groups for the Borough of Merton and Sutton.
To hone his literary skills he
completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and literary studies at the University of Ife, Nigeria. He was a student of the 1986
Noble laureate in Literature – Wole Soyinka. He obtained a Law degree from the University of London and sharpened his
advocacy and negotiating skills at the Nottingham Law School.
Shegun is a Past President of the Croydon
Communicators Toastmasters Club in Croydon. During his tenure the club achieved the President's Distinguished Club Status.
Shegun is the past Area Governor of UK Toastmaster International Area 35. He achieved Distinguished Area during his tenure.
an IT Consultant, he has worked on Infrastructure implementation and ITIL projects in Deutsche Bank, EMC, NHS and London Stock. He
now works as an ITIL Service Management Consultant and has worked on projects in Halifax Bank of Scotland, Bank of America,
British Telecom, Thomson Reuters, Ministry of Justice, Environment Agency and British Aviation Authority (now Heathrow Airports
Shegun completed 2004 Flora London Marathon and 2003 Hyde Park 10k run collecting hundreds of pounds for
two Charities - Save the Children and Help the London Child.
Shegun aims to raise awareness about Adoption especially within the Afro-Caribbean community by convincingly
persuading members of the community that Adoption rather than fostering is necessary for the children in this unfortunate
lives in Surrey with his wife Seyi, two sons and daughter.