Dr. Ifewumi Fagunwa

Founder & Executive Director


Ifewumi is an award winning medical doctor, obtaining her medical degree from University College London (UCL) and a Neuroscience graduate from King's College London. She has a long standing interest in healthcare policy and a particular interest in women's rights, sexual health and psychosexual health. She is a trained sex educator with extensive experience working in policy development and with a multitude of healthcare and sexual health organisations including Cancer Research UK, Sexpression:UK and the Family Planning Association. Ifewumi currently sits on the board of trustees for Sexpression:UK and is on the young women's advisory council for Forward:UK - African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls. As a result of her advocacy work she has been recognised as one of the top 5 rising stars in healthcare in the UK.

As the founder of SHAKE Africa Ifewumi hopes that the organisation will serve as a catalyst to better sexual health both in Africa and the African diaspora. She believes in equipping youth with tools that enable them to make safe and informed decisions. Through SHAKE she is ready to broach taboo, uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing topics in a bid to help improve sexual health outcomes in Nigeria. She hopes that through the organisations work, young women will feel empowered to embrace their sexuality and that sexually transmitted infections and unsafe abortions will soon be a thing of the past.