Ariyike Akinbobola is an authentic and inspiring woman. She is a Published author and foreign trained Lawyer currently working as a Senior Business Immigration analyst at Fragomen. With over a decade of experience in the Media and Entertainment Industry abroad winning several awards as a Television host and Producer, Ariyike is the founder of Ariland Entertainment where she showcases the African culture, fashion, lifestyle and Immigrant experiences through storytelling and film.
Ariyike has a Certificate in Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice from Harvard X and she also coaches Immigrant families relocating abroad on expectations and how to navigate their new reality.
Through her Ariyike Arise Initiative she helps to fund the education of Children in disadvantaged communities in Nigeria. In 2020, they donated 1000 facemasks to People in disadvantaged communities. As an advocate for Female genital Mutilation abandonment in Nigeria, she was recognized as the UNFPA/UNICEF Frown Award – Female Genital Mutilation Abandonment Advocate of the year amongst other recognitions. Ariyike also volunteers as a Content Creator Partner for the United Nations Refugee Agency in Canada (UNHCR). She is married with Children. Her book – The Cost of our Lives is available on Amazon.