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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.

As 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 Ltd).

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 situation.

Shegun lives in Surrey with his wife Seyi,  two sons and daughter.

The Journey Continues..

On the 9th of November 2006, Shegun spoke on GMTV. It was adoption week and he was on the programme to encourage others to adopt. Most especially members of the Afro- carribean community.

On the 9th of June 2007, Shegun was on Passion TV Sky Channel 183 between 9 and 11 pm. Speaking about Adoption and Toastmasters International

Shegun was on BBC Local Radio for FAMILY WANTED on the 18th of July 2007. He was interviewed about Adoption by 12 BBC Local radio stations. The panel of two included David Holmes the Chief Executive of BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering).

Shegun and his family were featured in the BBC TV London Adoption report on the 25th of September 2007on the 1830 news broadcast.

Shegun and his family were featured in the Independent dated 11th November 2008 during the Adoption week campaign.


2nd November 2010 Shegun and Seyi were invited to the Ministry fo Education by the Education Minister Tim Loughton MP. Segun gave a speech at the lauching of the Adoption Champions campaign. Segun and Seyi are Adoption Champions.

9th March 2012 Shegun met the Prime Minister David Cameron. They had an indepth discussion about initiatives to improve the adoption process to ensure kids find loving homes quickly and efficiently.
 

Updated - 13/03/2012

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