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About Me

My name is Yemi Elegunde

I am a multi-talented individual with a passion for IT sales, writing, football, and mentoring. With expertise in delivering top-notch technology solutions, sharing my knowledge through captivating books, ensuring fair play on the football field, and guiding aspiring professionals, 

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My Story.

Introducing Yemi, a fascinating individual with a unique story that captivates hearts and minds. Born in the vibrant city of London, England in 1966, Yemi's life took an unexpected turn before he even reached the age of 8. Alongside his younger sister, he vanished from their London home, leaving their mother behind, and embarked on a life-altering journey with their father to Nigeria, the bustling heart of Africa.


In Nigeria, Yemi not only embraced his new surroundings, but he flourished. He completed his primary, secondary, and A/Level education, immersing himself in the rich culture and diverse experiences that the country offered. Over a span of 14 years, he developed a deep connection with Nigeria, shaping his character and shaping his perspective on life.


Yemi's incredible resilience and determination led him to become an esteemed author, unveiling stories that touch the very core of human experience. His most notable work, the biography "Time Will Tell," has reached its 3rd edition. It unravels the gripping account of his own childhood as a victim of International Parental Child Abduction. In breaking his silence and openly discussing the psychological impact of such harrowing experiences, he emerged as a trailblazer for affected children around the world.


Beyond his compelling biography, Yemi also penned "Becoming What you Believe," a transformative book that guides readers on a profound journey towards achieving their career and life goals. This literary gem dives into all aspects of personal development, providing practical strategies to ignite self-belief, empowering individuals to become advocates for themselves, and masterfully visualizing their dreams and aspirations.


While his literary ventures have garnered accolades, Yemi has also made his mark in the world of technology. With an illustrious career spanning over 30 years in various roles within the IT industry, he has cultivated a reputation as a respected figure. Notably, he has been a tireless champion of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, spearheading efforts across Europe and Africa.


But Yemi's passions extend well beyond the professional realm. As a Senior Bedfordshire County football Referee and Referees Assessor, he demonstrates his love for the beautiful game. A devoted Liverpool Football Club fan, he proudly supports his beloved team through thick and thin. Additionally, he regularly graces the airwaves of BBC3 Counties Radio, where he engages in thought-provoking discussions about his books, the nuances of being a referee, ethnicity, and the important realms of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.


When he finds a rare moment of respite, Yemi indulges in various hobbies that enrich his life. An aspiring pianist, he finds solace and joy in learning to play the keys. Additionally, he eagerly takes part in football, table tennis, and lawn tennis. Exploring new destinations, losing himself in the melodies of music, and immersing himself in the magic of cinema are also a few of his favourite pastimes. Allowing his thoughts and creativity to flow, Yemi finds solace in the art of writing, weaving words together to inspire and captivate readers.


Intriguing, multifaceted, and driven, Yemi embodies the essence of a life filled with experiences and accomplishments.

Recent Updates

May 2023


"Time Will Tell" 3rd edition

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Before writing “Time Will Tell” I didn't know anyone else who had been through experiences like mine, so it never crossed my mind that it was a global issue and one that needed more publicity. International Parental Child Abduction can be a very frightening experience for the parents involved and of course for the children. International parental child abduction is an act of illegally taking a child from their home usually by one of the parents across international borders; but it can also be done by an acquaintance or another member of the family.

October 2023

Black History Month

Guest Speaker

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I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for the incredible opportunity to serve as a guest speaker at your recent Black History Month 2023 event. Sharing the stage with illustrious individuals like Kelly Holmes, Alesia Hendley, and Piers Linney.

I am immensely grateful for the platform you have provided me to amplify my message and connect with such an engaged and passionate audience.

Published October 2023

Available now from Amazon
"Becoming What You Believe"

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"Becoming What You Believe" is a book that guides readers on a journey to achieve their career and life goals. The book covers various aspects of personal development and provides practical strategies to help readers believe in themselves and their future, become better advocates for themselves, and effectively visualise their dreams and goals. Additionally, the book explores the power of vision, the importance of setting clear goals, and how using quotations as inspiration can be a powerful motivator.

January 1994- April 2023

Sales Manager, Sales Director, Team Leader
Various IT Organisations spanning, reseller, distributors and manufacturer.

As an Senior Sales Manager in the IT industry, I trained distributors and resellers on how to successfully evangelise, promote and sell products. I persistently pushed for to be the major share holder in my regions that i managed.
I am also committed to creating opportunities for mentorship, growth and exposure through supporting organisations Ethnics Minority Employee Resource Groups.

Outside of my career, I still play, coach and referee football, I also play lawn tennis & ping pong. I support the Spectaculart Youth charity organisation and I am a senior member of my church community.

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