ABOUT SHIRAH

Shirah  is an Online Consulting Firm based in Calgary, Alberta. Since 2017, we have worked to offer professional services to people who want to study, work, and live in Canada. We focus on facilitating student admission processes, IELTS tutorials, settlement, business, and visitor opportunities to Canada.
Over the years, we have garnered a solid track record of multiple successes through our proven records and testimonials. Through our professional experience and training, we deliver accurate and client-focused service to help our clients live their dreams.
Over the years, we have garnered a solid track record of multiple successes through our proven records and testimonials. Through our professional experience and training, we deliver accurate and client-focused service to help our clients live their dreams.

THE BOARD

Shenneile Henry

Shenneile Henry

Advisory Board Member

Shenneile Henry has a passion for working with individuals and organizations to help them unlock their fullest and brightest potential. She is the President of Young Women in Business Calgary, a nonprofit organization that empowers emerging female leaders to define their own success. By day, she works in Commercial Financial Services with the Royal Bank of Canada.

She has held numerous board positions; leading strategic initiatives including serving as Cofounder of an organization whose mandate is to provide Black Professionals with development tools and resources to harness their leadership skills.

Shenneile also served as Vice President of her condominium corporation, and as Board Committee Lead for numerous successful regulatory, compliance, and security litigation cases.

Bukky Wonda

Bukky Wonda

Founder & CEO
Bukky Abaniwonda is the Founder & CEO of Shirah Migration, a licenced immigration consultant, an immigration columnist, DMZ nominee, Business Leader, Filmmaker, and Business mentor. She is the visionary behind Shirah. She cares about helping immigrants thrive and live a good life in Canada. Her experience as an international student turned immigrant business professional propelled her to help thousands achieve the Canadian dream. She founded Shirah in 2018 with the purpose of helping immigrants globally make a smooth transition to Canada. Till date, she has now assisted over 1000 people at different stages of their relocation and settlement process in Canada. She is a strong advocate for immigrants and speaks out concerning various immigration issues across media platforms. To this cause, she has made appearances on National Canadian Television, CTV and writes a column on Immigrant Muse. In 2022, she was among the nominees for DMZ Women of The Year Awards for her innovative and impactful contribution in the Canadian tech space which has helped change and touched the lives of many for good.
Babatunde Lawal

Babatunde Lawal

Advisory Board Member

Babatunde Lawal is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK) and Chartered Professional Accountants, Ontario (CPA Ontario). He has over 9 years of progressive experience as a professional Accountant/Financial analyst.
He is currently the Regional Associate Manager for a medium-size Public Accounting firm in Calgary, providing strategic directions and implementing actions for the expansion of the firm’s operation in the west coast of Canada.

Babtunde was formerly in a Senior Accountant position for a British Institution in Ikoyi-Lagos from 2015- 2019. Prior to that, he held a senior executive position for a mid-sized Audit firm from 2013- 2015. Also, he served as the Youth President of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Calabar chapter.

OVER 1000 PEOPLE

Since establishing in 2018, Shirah has supported over 1000 people through different stages of their application process. This year alone, we have had the pleasure of supporting over 300 people.

 

Our TEAM

Sandra Okonkwor

Sandra Okonkwor

IELTS Expert
Sandra has a BA in Linguistics and Languages and an MA in Cultural and Media Studies. She demonstrates a proven ability to create and cultivate a high performance team, with on and offshore resources, that focuses on developing lasting client relationships and loyalty. She has a great customer relationship that promotes retention and ultimately improving custom lifetime values and ensures all customers are successfully using the services they’ve purchased from the company. As Client Success Executive at Shirah, she maintains direct contact with clients, keeps them up to date on their immigration processes from start to finish and serves as a liaison between the clients and the licensed immigration consultant.
Uchechi Nwakanma

Uchechi Nwakanma

Marketing Executive / Social Media Manager
Uchechi Nwakanma is the Marketing Executive – Social Media at Shirah. As a member of the Marketing Team at Shirah, she is involved in content creation, strategy, scheduling and management of all Shirah Tutors and Shirah Study platforms. She creates content across various media platforms including content writing for print media, video recording and editing for broadcast and social media as well as crisis and public relations management. She has been involved in various media coverage and reportage for projects like Dior x Chimamanda, The Experience, Akada Children’s Book Festival, Why I Am Alive Initiative and among others. Uchechi has a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. She also enjoys cooking, photography, traveling and visual arts.
Taiwo Ojo

Taiwo Ojo

Accounts Manager
Taiwo is a Chartered Accountant that is accurate and detail oriented, a finance professional that is skilled at managing accounts payable, performing detailed cost analysis, maintaining all accounting records and files, and developing budget estimates. She is a communicator with great analytical skills and excellent teamwork abilities. Taiwo is in charge and takes care of all transactions and accounting tasks at Shirah.

What They Are Saying

Our very happy clients have so much to say. Here is just a few of them sharing their experience.

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