Parents' & Teachers Workshops

Craig Heaton

Ifeyinwa Omesiete

She is a certified Nutritionist with a Bsc in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA.
She consults at various hospitals for children of all ages; where she treats medical and dietary ailments. She creates and introduces innovative recipes designed to improve a child’s diet based on their diagnosis, physical activity and age requirements. Her experience ranges from picky-eaters to the management of genetic and chronic diseases.
She co-founded Nutrition4kidsng; which is an online platform that educates parents on the importance of proper nutrition, effective feeding techniques and must-have skills designed to introduce a child to a variety of wholesome meals between the ages of 6 months-6 years.
Through her social media platforms, she educates and shares her personal experiences on how to live in the modern world,whilst raising healthy and well-nourished children.
One of her many goals is to relieve parents of the stress and guilt of wondering how to feed their children the right way, while cultivating a healthy family lifestyle

Tonye Faloughi-Ekezie

Tonye Faloughi-Ekezie is a wife, mother and entrepreneur. As the head of TEEOF Media, she consults on media and entertainment projects for a range of clients. In her early years Tonye attended school and university in the UK and USA, before eventually relocating back to Nigeria, working on, and commissioning major projects for such companies as Endemol South Africa, MNet and Storm 360. Imbibed with an entrepreneurial spirit from her father, Tonye started her own company, TEEOF Media, in 2011.
In 2012 Tonye married her best friend Ugo Ekezie and in 2013 they welcomed their first child, a boy, Ugo Jr., and in 2015 their second child, a girl, Simone. However, Simone had life threatening heart complications resulting from a late diagnosis of Down syndrome. As a result, Tonye and her family had to relocate to save her daughter’s life. In May 2018 with the good news of Simone’s heart functioning as normal, Tonye was able to return to Nigeria.
With the life lessons learnt and the experience of being a mother, she created the book series “Ugo and Sim Sim”. She has now turned her entrepreneurial drive to not only raising awareness about special needs, but also to children’s content after noticing a severe lack of entertainment representing black African children, special needs children and those who fall into both categories.
Hence, the creation of “Simone’s Oasis”, a hub dedicated to black African children. Currently on all social media platforms and YouTube, kids can enjoy fun stories, books, music, videos, cartoons and more that have them fully represented! Parents are included too! Grown-ups will be able to join the Simone's Oasis community on everything parenting from how to potty train, to home schooling, to caring for a child with special needs.
The full Simone’s Oasis platform launches in the near future.

Toyin Onigbanjo

Oluwatoyin Onigbanjo is an award-winning child nutrition advocate and Founder of Augustsecrets, a fast-growing innovative child nutrition company based in Nigeria.
She is a children’s recipe developer, author, family enthusiast and gender & growth advocate for women. Toyin holds a Masters’ Degree in International Affairs from the University of Lagos, A Bachelor’s Degree in English & Literature from Kogi State University and a Diploma Certificate in Child Nutrition from the Stanford University (Online)
She is the recipient of the Graca Machel Gender Lens Award for her innovative strides in child nutrition and women empowerment in West Africa. She is the author of the Augustsecrets Meal Plan, which has arguably been the best-selling recipe book for children in West Africa along with feeding thousands of children with the cereals manufactured at Augustsecrets-Jaden’s Meals.
Her company, Augustsecrets is a recipient of several awards including the Food Safety Award by Royal DSM International in 2018. Jaden’s Meals are African-inspired, natural cereals for children sold in more than 300 stores within Nigeria, Ghana & Canada.
Toyin was listed as one of Ynaija & Leading Ladies Africa’s Most Inspiring Women 2018, and one of Nigeria’s Most Innovative Women Entrepreneurs by SME100, and also the Her Network Woman of the Year 2018. She has been featured in various publications including The Guardian Woman, Business Day and many others. Oluwatoyin was the 2nd Runner up at the first Samsung Nigeria’s Food Art Competition in 2016.
She is a sought-after speaker and facilitator on issues relating to child nutrition, personal & family development, and growing scalable, women-owned businesses from scratch. She has represented Nigeria at various global panels and programmes, one of which is the ‘Accelerating the SDG Goal 2 of ending hunger and malnutrition’ in Thailand.v She has a handful of published articles and papers to her credit, one of which is “Curbing Child Malnutrition using traditional recipes and foods” was published in the Kenyan International Journal of Nutrition & Dietetics in Nairobi.
Oluwatoyin is happily married to Olawale and they have two beautiful children; Jaden and Joanna.