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Nike Adeyemi: Building a better society



There is no doubt that men and women of ideas rule the world. Indeed, stories of great men and women who have impacted or changed the course of mankind are centered on great ideas.

One of such is Pastor Nike Adeyemi, the beautiful and ever-calm wife of Sam Adeyemi, General Overseer of Daystar Christian Centre. Though born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she has since left her comfort zone to serve humanity.

Nike attended some of the best schools and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in Architecture from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).


Her service to humanity started once she became a born-again Christian and decided to serve the Lord passionately. The divine calling and zeal to do the work for God gave her a burden of women in need and disrepair, especially ladies who have gone through one form of sexual abuse or the other. It is this burden that gave birth to the Real Women Foundation.

“I got the inspiration to establish the Foundation as far back as 1997 when I genuinely developed an interest in women’s welfare. That was when I realised I had the gift of compassion,” Nike recalled. The Foundation, over the years, has embarked on healing and restoration to the depressed women in society.

Nike strives to eradicate sexual violence against women and to fight scourge of prostitution in society. Through the Foundation, she has impacted women of various classes by periodically organising seminars and conferences targeted at their needs.

The organisation addresses issues that women face, their families and society at large. Seasoned speakers, who are successful in their various fields of endeavour, are usually invited to deliver life-transforming messages.

Nike is also a co-pastor at the church, along with her husband, with whom they are raising role models. A passionate helper and giver, Nike is always ready to help the needy.

A prolific writer who has authored several books, including The Real Women, Building a Successful Home, and Women, An Asset to The Nation, the widely travelled pastor is a gift to women folks and has a heart of gold for the downtrodden.

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