David Francis of DaHel Partners and Consult

David Francis is an author, online tutor, and a trained consultant with focus on research, fundraising, marketing strategy, sales, animation for businesses/brands, and business management. 

As a research consultant, his clients are found in many regions of the world. He has consulted for students with long essays, ghostwritten articles, projects, assignments and term papers for clients in Nigeria, Kenya, the United Kingdom, and America.  As a writer, his works and poems have been published in “The Plateau State University (PLASU) Journal,” Plateau State, “The Periscope Magazine,” Abuja, “The Seeker’s Delight Magazine,” Kaduna, “Community Voice Magazine,” Ogun State, as well as in elsieisyblog, bismarkcave, naijapeek, Medium, and in other places.

David Francis is an expert in personality assessment and human development. He had an enneagram workshop for the National Youth Service Corp members, St Mulumba, wetheral road, Imo State, and St Anthony’s, Iraokhoar, Edo State. He was a presenter at the St Augustine Major Seminary, Jos, Plateau State, with topics addressing the Fulani herdsmen crisis, and the crisis of African identity. He was a presenter at the Human Rights Day, Kafanchan, Kaduna State, which saw students, academics, invited guests, some members of the Human Rights Writer’s Association of Nigeria, and some police officers in attendance.  He was also the moderator, 300 level philosophy students’ debate in Albertine Institute, Fayit-fadan Kagoma, Kaduna State. David is an author in the ‘Ray Of Thought’ platform (www.rayofthought.com), the Vice-President of the Anti-Suicide Global Initiative, Abuja, Nigeria, a writer and editor at YouTV media, the Editor-in-Chief of Sapientia African Leadership Foundation, Spinnestre, Germany, and the African Home Reintegration, Hanover, Germany.


As a performance poet, he has performed a couple of pieces at Ozidu House, Maitama, Abuja, at Eke Memorial Schools, Nassarawa State, at the Poetry Hangout with Anastasia (sponsored by the Abuja City Tourist), Wuse, Abuja, at the International Suicide Prevention Day, the Veritas University, Abuja, and in other places. David Francis is also the Founder of "The Expressionist" - a growing movement that sponsors students to grow in their love for the arts.

Since her inception, “The Expressionist” movement has sponsored a few performance poetry competitions, including the first-ever poetry competition and spelling bee at the University of Abuja, and the spoken word competition at Sarah Eke Memorial schools, Nassarawa State. Music is one of David’s opium. He is a trained pianist and violinist with teachers and instructors from the Masters Music Academy Calabar, and the Hope Waddell Society of Music, Calabar. He played on stage as a member of the “De Avon Chorale,” orchestra, and sang with a few other groups including “The Paradise Chorale,” Calabar, and NAMISEM choir, Abuja. He is the author of an unpublished collection of songs titled “Music For the Soul,” which received a lot of reviews from choristers and musicians like Dr Tobe Nnamdi, and Godwin Akpowho. David worked with the Temple Master TV, Nassarawa State, as a scriptwriter and assistant director. He wrote ad scripts for the Sapientia African Leadership Foundation, Germany, as well as the youth group at Iroakhoar, Edo State.

David Francis is a SAVVY Fellow and Fellow, Nigerian Association of Philosophy Students, Kagoma Chapter.

 He is passionate about empowering young people to be financially independent, and to think as global citizens.

He was one of the 2020 - 2021 mentors chosen by LEAP Africa in her Social Innovation Programme - where he mentors a social enterpreneur in Ghana. He was a participant, "Nonprofit Summit" by Salesforce (2021); participant "Effective Fundraising Strategies for Nonprofits" training by Giving Nigeria, and participant, Fundraising Intelligence Conference 2021 (25th Feb & 4th March), courtesy of PyroTalks, London, United Kingdom; a guest speaker, Okopedi Students’ Association, Worldwide, Okobo, Akwa Ibom State. Topic: Fundraising and Youth Development. He was present at the Decipher Solution resume writing workshop, Wuse, Abuja. He was a guest/resource person at the Genius Genii International, with over 400 young people administrated by Sandy Walker from Australia. He was present at the International Leadership Summit organized by the University of Bradford, Yorkshire, UK, courtesy of Inbuilt. He participated at the Inspire Youth Leadership programme, at the University of Lagos, which saw in attendance, founders of NGOs, actors, and CEOs of top executive companies in and out of Nigeria, including N. Ofili of Okadabooks, Kunle Afoyalan of Golden Pictures, and Joy Isi Bewaji of Happenings Radio.

David is a product of:

  • African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA), University of Georgia, United States - sponsored by the United States Department of State. 

  •  Institute of Development Studies, Ireland;

  •  Harvard Business School (HBS);

  • mMBA (in view), Tekedia Institute, Boston, USA,

  • Quantic School of Business and Technology, USA;

  •  And NAMISEM, Ogun state, and University of Jos, Nigeria;

 He also received the following:

  • Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation - courtesy of the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business (Berkeley Haas), the US/ Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI) and the Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL) - Philanthropy University,
  • Certificate of Completion, Communications and Marketing (Sales Negotiation), National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
  • Certificate in Computer Programming from the Hardcastle Institute, Calabar,
  • Certificate in the English Language grammar and phonetics from the King Ifey Academy (Distinction), Port Harcourt,
  • Certificate of Participation in Ebook Creation/Content Creation from Citadel of Life,
  • Certificate of Participation, National Theology Seminar on Same-Sex Union, Department of Pastoral affairs/ethics unit, DRACC, Abuja, 
  • Certificate of Achievement, Fundraising Essentials, ACUMEN,
  • Certificate of Completion, Fundraising Essentials, YALI,
  • Certificate of Completion, Fundraising for the Non-profits, Alison,
  • Certificate of Completion, Technical writing, Nonprofit Ready,
  • Certificate in Helpdesk/Data Publishing, Microsoft Nigeria, among others

David has also been trained by top Nigerian writers, poets & entrepreneurs like Dike Chukwumerijie, Bash Amuneni, Sueddie Agema, Steve Harris, Samson Kukogho, Shittu Fowora, Jonathan Damilola, Emeka Nobis,Emily Wale-Koya, Dami Ayayi, etc, as well as James Cummings of the Daily Posts, United Kingdom, M. Marylee, Shannon authors, Dorie Clark, Dave Schools, etc. 

David believes in the human capacity to think beyond boundaries. 

His only philosophy of life is that there is no philosophy that is as important as eating fufu with a touch of heavy, yet delicious afang soup with a virgin Universe dancing inside it.


Core competencies:

  • Fundraising
  • Sales/Marketing strategist
  • WASH
  • Social Protection
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management/Implementation
  • Public Speaking
  • Content Creation/Animation
  • Brand Visibility Consultancy/Growth strategist
  • Creative Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Poetry
  • Online courses at DF WRITING SCHOOL

Well, - I Enjoy eating good food really. Probably cook the world’s most delicious pepper soup.
-Absolutely devoted to "Game of Thrones," and anything "Marvel Studios," come rain, shine or sleep.