Salamatu Suleiman (born May 14th) is a Nigerian media personality, humanitarian, business strategist, motivator, and writer. She is well-known for her humanitarian work and assistance to the less fortunate. She founded the Isolycia Foundation, a non-governmental organization dedicated to rural education for children.
Early Life and Education
Sally was born on the 14th of May in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria to a Muslim father and a Christian mother from Edo State, both of whom died when she was a child. After her younger brother died in his sleep and never awoke, she grew up with her stepmother. She attended primary and secondary school in Lagos State, Nigeria, before enrolling at Middlesex University in Dubai, UAE, to study International Business.
She has also obtained various certifications from the YALI Regional Leadership Centre East Africa, including Basics of Public-Private Partnership, Community Organizing for Action, Management Strategies for People and Resources, Strengthening Public Sector, Understanding Climate Change, Understanding Elections and Civic Responsibility, and Understanding the Rights of Women and Girls.
Sally Suleiman is a motivational speaker, humanitarian, business strategist, and media personality. She works for the authority in charge of oil and gas-free zones. She established “Giveaway Nigeria,” a platform that assists aspiring media entrepreneurs, as well as “The Isolycia Foundation,” a non-profit that focuses on rural education. Her non-profit organization, the Isolycia Foundation, has helped several children with school supplies and tuition.
She has over ten years of experience in the oil and gas industry, as well as ten years in the media. She is an expert in brand management, project management, sales, marketing, administration, customer service, business development, and content creation. She has received the necessary training and grooming to become a purpose-driven individual with a desire for success and an appetite for excellence, making her well-suited to contribute meaningfully to any assigned team and the company as a whole. She contributes and collaborates effectively in order to resolve issues and make sound decisions.
She is a member of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and was recently named one of Forbes’ 30 most inspiring women.
Sally’s life revolves around her job and humanitarian work. She is still single and has no known relationships. She enjoys eating, dancing, and football, and considers herself a Manchester United fan.
She stated that she was her parents’ second child, that she lost her mother when she was five, that she had never had a good relationship with her father, that she was raped in her teens, and that she was once in a violent relationship.
Impact & Influence
The ISOLYCIA Foundation & Giveaway Nigeria
She was a philanthropist before establishing her foundation. In an interview, she described starting charity in primary school, being beaten with wire by her father because she gave her old socks to a classmate, and going to the park to give handouts to struggling Nigerians on the street.
The ISOLYCIA Foundation was established in memory of her late mother, “Isoken,” and stepmother, “Felycia.” Her foundation is dedicated to education, clean water for rural areas, and widow empowerment.
Awards and Nominations
- She was nominated for the Social Media for Social Good Awards Africa in 2019. Attached to the award is a $3000 prize.
Sally, who is one of Forbes’ 30 Inspirational Women, reportedly has a net worth of $350,000.