Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi (MON) is presumably a household name in Nigeria being the great intellectual who designed the Nigerian flag at the age of 25 while he studied in London
His flag design was accepted amongst other
designs, for its ingenuity and depth. This undeniably shot Pa Akinkunmi into
limelight and enlisted him amongst Nigeria’s heroes and icons.
Now, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, a man whose ingenious
work of creativity we still enjoy each time we gaze at the Nigerian flag,
coupled with Parkinson’s disease, lives in an befitting state in his Ibadan
A group of young, impact- oriented minds under the
cover of GNext Youth Organization have taken it upon themselves to give this
great icon’s home a complete makeover.
The GNext Youths, through the home makeover would
renovate his living room and bedroom. Electrical appliances windows, window
frames and furniture will be replaced and also to give the home a beautiful
ambiance, flowers will be planted round the house as well as repaint of the
Renovations are to commence 8th of May and last
till 10th of May 2013 when it would be declared open by the First Lady of Oyo
State in a ceremony that would equally mark his birthday.
Stating in an official release by one of the
co-founders of Gnext youth club Olufemi Olumide said -“We intend to have a
three day Makeover for Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi from 8th-10th of May we would do this
by harnessing from our large network, of youth volunteers from institutions,
organizations, churches and corporate organizations to lend helping hands with
the renovation, theme (Interior designs) his Living room, and bedroom”.
Speaking further he added, ”we intend to change window frames, repaint the
fence, plant flowers and beautify the compound, engage Carpenters, Bricklayers,
Tile workers and Painters to do the finishing, erect a Huge Nigerian Flag at
the entrance of his residence, replace furniture, TV and electrical appliances,
and conduct a Press conference stating our intention.”
Generation Next (G-Next) is an interdenominational
Christian organization with a vision to positively impact youths towards
practical change. For over seven (7) years of existence, we have reached
thousands of youths in five (5) states of Nigeria. With over five years of
experience with projects all over the country we are set to embark on this