Rinu Oduala

Rinu Oduala is the project director of HuBNGR, a platform that offers aid to victims of police brutality and state violence in Nigeria, a Human Rights advocate, community organizer and influencer focused primarily on issues of equity, justice, humanity and community advancement.

Spurred by police brutality in Nigeria and beyond, Rinu has become a key player in the work to confront the systems and structures that have led to mass incarceration and police killings of Nigerians.

She has been on publications on national media outlets including BBC, CNN, Quartz,  Black ballad, Devex, Bloomberg, Voice of America, Elle among many others.

She has spoken at the Yale Macmillan Center; Council for African Studies and over 100 events globally. She organizes one of the largest Twitter spaces in Nigeria on politics and advocacy.

She is the winner of Woman of the year, Advocacy, HerEconomy 2022 and has been nominated for Future Awards Africa, Prize for Advocacy and Activism. She has been nominated for LLA’s 2021 #100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria, part of NBCWashington 31 Women creating a positive impact in Africa, one of the royal awardees of the Royal African Young Leadership Award, 2022, one of 2020 100 most influential Nigerians, one of BBC Nigerian Women Leading the Fight for Change, one of BBC Africa’s influential women of 2020, CAHR Aminu Kano award for Leadership, a face on United Nations for Peace, Justice and Dignity, nominee for SERAS Africa’s Top influencer for social good 2021, a mentor at Dweebs Global, and a fellow at ICFJ Knight Fellowship.

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