Funmilayo Waheed-Adekojo, born Funmilayo Bolude, a popularly known Nigerian business mogul, Philanthropist, Educationalist and Industrialist. She is best known as Funmi Ayinke.
Funmi Ayinke was born in Akoko, Ondo State, where she spent the majority of her childhood.
Funmilayo Ayinke Waheed-Adekojo started very humbly; She was raised by her single mother, as her father passed away while she was young.
Funmi Ayinke Waheed-Adekojo, the founder of Funmi Ayinke Humanity Foundation, has been giving a helping hand, not only to the vulnerable community but to the less privileged, with her campaign that strives to support the Elderly, Orphans, Needy people, and vulnerable children.
When an individual has not got the necessary skills to perform a particular job, it can mean a financial struggle.
Funmi Ayinke started the Funmi Ayinke Humanity Foundation based on this mission, to give a helping hand to the vulnerable community.
She understands that not everyone will have the required skills to be successful. In contrast, not everyone will have the means to develop the necessary skills to be a professional in their respective field.
Nevertheless, everyone deserves a chance to develop any skills they seem interested in.
Funmi finished her NYSC training at the Works and Services Department, University of Abeokuta, Ogun State, in February 2010.
Upon finishing her mandatory National Youth Service Corps, Funmi started working at ADEFUM INVESTMENT in Agbede Junction, Apata Ibadan, where she worked her way to the top.
After three years working at ADEFUM INVESTMENT, Funmi resigned in 2013 and relocated to Abeokuta.
She joined the Mechanical Engineering Unit, Works and Services, FUNAAB in February 2014 before leaving to establish her own company, FunmiAyinke Nigeria Limited, in 2019
Funmi Ayinke as an artist
Funmi Ayinke Waheed-Adekojo’s first time singing was at the church as a choir member. The “end SARS” protest in Nigeria inspired her first release, “It’s Our Time.”
Our Time is Funmi Ayinke’s debut single; it has generated positive reviews among gospel music critics worldwide.
Funmi got married to Professor Mufutau Waheed-Adekojo shortly after finishing her National Youth Service Corps training (NYSC).
The couple is blessed with four children: three boys and a girl.