MEET KAYFACTOR


Kayfactor also known as Hammed Kayode Alabi is a Social Entrepreneur, Emerging Global Speaker, Educator and SDGs Youth Champion. He has over 5 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and earned a Bachelor’s of Science Education in Human Kinetics from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria, where he emerged as the Best Graduating Student, 2014/2015 set.

His mission is to liberate as many leaders as possible, inspire communities and create leaders who will impact their generation and future generations to come through effective facilitation and mentoring.

Hammed had always wanted to see a world where children in rural communities can change the circumstances that they inherit and transform their society. This led him to the establishment of Kayode Alabi Leadership and Career Initiative- KLCI formerly referred to as Kayfactor Leadership and Career Academy (KLCA). A Youth led nonprofit organization that reduces inequalities by helping underserved young people to develop life skills and forge trajectory for their career through Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Global Citizenship Education, Mentorship and Advocacy. The academy have engaged over 1500 Secondary School Students and 130 youths accros Sub- Saharan Africa were accepted into the academy, one year online leadership and career training. 


Hammed is the founder of  kayfactorinspires, an inspirational blog that uses storytelling to connect people to issues that affect them and disconnection of the world. He offers coaching in leadership, sustainable development, career and public/inspirational speaking.


He has created mind training modules to help people live a meaningful and successful life. He is a specialist in reorientation and liberation of the mind.

He is the Vice President of the Graciella Initiative for the Girl child; organize girl child shows and giving them voice in Nigeria and Africa. He has been involved in sensitizing and educating girls on Rape, Vision, Leadership, Career and Character Building. 

Hammed was also selected to be part of the over 400 Young African Leaders that participated in the First and Second African Youth Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit in Accra, Ghana.

In the past, Hammed worked with the National Youth Corps{NYSC}, a one year compulsory programme for all Nigerian graduates, through it platform, Hammed carried our six community development service projects to help the village where he served. focusing on Sustainable Development Goals(Good Health and Well beings(3). Quality Education(4). Clean Water and Sanitation(6)). Using SDGs as framework, Hammed trained over 250 on First Aid and Safety Education, provided hand washers for schools and trained and trained students on proper hand washing techniques, organized career guidance programme for secondary school students, introduces social clubs(drama, debate and dance) and conducted health risk assessment.

Hammed has volunteered as a fist aid trainer and deputy commandant to carry out humanitarian services such as visitation to the motherless baby home, juvenile home and providing providing them with foods and clothing. He has also trained young people, adults on first aid safety education under the Jurisdiction of Nigeria Red Cross Society.

He was selected as a Youth Champion and Sustainable Development Partner to monitor the implementation of the SDGs in Africa through the Citizen Reports Initiative championed by African Monitor. He was one of the 30 young people who traveled to South Africa to participate in the 7 days Strategic Leadership and Advocacy Workshop to monitor the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa and Nigeria.

He is also a  theplatform Young Professionals Boot Camp Fellow. He is a recipient of the Sozo - Appalachian State University (USA) Grant Writing Course Scholarship in Nigeria. He is an alumni of Barrack Obama Young African Leadership Initiative Regional Leadership Center (Online). 

He is a Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, CYFI Fellow, a program of the U.S Consulate in Lagos. Through CYFI, Hammed and other 4 received a group seed funding of $5000 and co - founded Teaching Edge, a platform that empower teachers in low income communities with contemporary pedagogy and innovative teaching methodologies. 



Hammed was also identified as a peacemaker by Peace First and was awarded a mini Grant to execute Skill2Rural Bootcamp, a project that orientated, empower and supports 90 secondary school students and 10 teachers in rural communities every year on 21st century skills (Design Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, Problem Solving etc) needed to integrate into the workforce and prepare them for the future of works. 

He participated in the Y20 Regional Dialogue in Lagos organized by One Champions. Helping to add young people voice to the future of works by making policy recommendations that promotes innovation in Entrepreneurship and Employability. He has also been recognized by the Nigerian Youth SDGs Network, as an SDGs Champion through his work with KLCI ensuring that Young people in underserved communities develop life skills necessary to integrate into the work force.


He was part of the team that made it to the final of United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Media, Information and Literacy Hackathon. He co-created Media, Information, Literacy Awareness Project (MILAP), a project that seek to raise Media, Information and Literacy Champions in Nigeria. 



Hammed's Essay "My Story and My Dream" won the  Top 2- 7 prize out of 513 entries in the Keenista African Youth Essay Competition. He was recently awarded by Ideation Hub Africa as the Africa's Talent of the Future for his work to drive the SDGs. He is a recipient of the Ted X Johannesburg 100Ideas 100Millenials Activation Programme and a Princess Diana Award (United Kingdom) Mentor.


Meet Hammed, meet a Million.