I’m sharing biographies of great people I know and love, these stories inspire me, I hope they will for you too.
Pastor Nike Adeyemi
Nike Adeyemi was born on April 11 th 1967 to the family of Professor Gabriel and Princess Aderonke Ogunmola. She graduated from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) with a B.sc and M.sc in Architecture in 1989 and 1991 respectively.
She became a born-again Christian in 1986 and there and then decided to serve the Lord passionately.
Her walk with God birthed in her the burden for women in need and despair, especially ladies who have gone through one form of sexual abuse or the other. It was out of this burden that the vision for the Real Woman Foundation was born.
The Real Woman Foundation, formerly registered in 2001 was founded to bring healing to distressed women as a means to building the nations. The foundation strives to get rid of sexual violence against women and the scourge of prostitution in our society.
Through this Organization, she hosts impactful periodic seminars and conferences that basically address all the issues that women go through in their everyday lives in relationship with themselves, their family and the society at large. These life-transforming and nation-building seminars feature different seasoned speakers who are successful in their various endeavors.
The Real woman foundation equally runs a home ( Rehabilitation & Orphanage) where distressed and displaced ladies, abandoned and abused children are offered shelter and a new lease of life in a bid to help them fulfill their destinies and to become more useful to the society. Educational and vocational opportunities and entrepreneurial skills are made available to them. Some of these ladies are now in school while some are running small-scale business and have actually acquired laudable visions for a better future for themselves.
Nike Adeyemi has authored three books; ‘The Real Woman’, ‘Building a Successful Home’ and ‘Woman an Asset to the nation’. She is an international conference speaker, co-pastor, Daystar Christian centre along with her husband. She is a passionate helper and giver, many in need have enjoyed her comforting readiness to practically meet their need.
She is a recipient of the PSR Woman Empowerment Award, the Woman of Merit Award, Award of Excellence and outstanding contributions in service to humanity and nation building and the Contemporary Age Women of Virtue, amongst others. She participated in the 2003 British Council International Seminar on Violence against Women: Tackling Trafficking held in the UK. She also participated in the June 2006 stakeholders’ finalization and adoption workshop on the 6 th CEDAW country periodic report under the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs. She is also on the board of some other organizations.
Nike Adeyemi is married to Sam Adeyemi, the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Center and President of Success Power International, and a motivational speaker. She is a dedicated mother of three lovely children and a mentor to many young women and men.