Dami Makinde

We Belong's co-Founder and co-CEO

Dami was born in Nigeria and moved to the UK when she was 8 years old.

She realised that she was unable to attend university in 2015 because of her immigration status. She joined the Let Us Learn campaign to fight the oppressive and unjust system that she and many others faced.

In 2017, Dami was seconded to the London Mayor’s office as a Policy Advisor to help within their Social Integration Team. She began a Forum to build a bridge between the Mayor and all London migrants.

Dami has been on numerous social exchange programmes to learn about other migrants, and the difficult situations young people in particular are in. She’s currently an Eisenhower Youth Fellow and has spoken out in many places against the hostile environment towards migrants.

27 Apr 2021