Bukky Abaniwonda is the founder & CEO of Shirah Migration, a licensed 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 this 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.
Gideon is an Environmental Soil Scientist/Professional Agrologist, passionate about sustainably alleviating/eliminating global food insecurity while also protecting our environment. He holds a Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Soil Science from Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria), a Master of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Eastern Finland (Finland), and a Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) where he secured full funding for his PhD program.
He currently works with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture as a Research Specialist managing the forages and agri-environment research portfolio and coordinates the Agricultural Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) program. Abimfoluwa Gideon has a beautiful wife and two awesome kids. He lives simply and loves to watch sports and travel in his downtime.