It is said that from small beginnings come great things. And one personality that epitomises this commendable trajectory is Nigeria’s Senator Dino Malaye, who rises from a humble and quiet family in the Nigerian State of Kano to becoming an erudite Senator of one of West Africa’s giant nations.
The Nigerian senator has experienced the vicissitudes of life in his journey to becoming the self-made personality he is today.
Armed with leadership qualities, Senator Dino Malaye bags several Master’s degrees from reputable learning institutions such as the University of Abuja, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Harvard University.
In this exclusive interview with Elegance Magazine, Dino Malaye recounts his bitter and pleasant experiences in life even as he is today a Nigerian senator.
Elegance: Many would like to know Senator Dino Malaye in his own words. What do you tell them?
Dino Malaye: I am from Kogi State, a first child of six and I was born in Kano, where I did my primary School. I got my first degree from Ahmadu Bello University; I have another certificate from the University of Jos. I did Master’s in policy analysis from the University of Abuja. I also have Master’s from London School of Economics and Political Science and another Master’s in agitation and propaganda from Harvard. And right now I’m a student, doing another Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy. So I have never really been out of school. I have three children: two sons and a daughter and I’m single. I used to run a non-governmental organization, a youth organization and I’m also a founder of an anti-corruption network. I used to be a member of House of Representative and I was a chairman of the house committee on Information and National Orientation. Now I’m a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I have five other siblings: four boys and one girl.
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