Tola Onigbanjo also known as WiseTola is a wife, Mother of 5 children, an author, a radio personality and also the co-founder of Women4Africa which has been dubbed the largest gathering of African women in Europe. Women4Africa is a platform created to celebrate the best of African women. Tola is also the founder of The Solid Woman which is all about empowering, inspiring and encouraging women. Tola refers to herself as ‘The Women’s Motivator’.
Tola has mentored hundreds of young people over the last 25 years, she has helped many young people steer clear of crime despite these young people growing up in deprived areas of inner London, in particular, Brixton and Camberwell. She is still very active as a mentor to date. Many of the people Tola has mentored have turned around and mentored other people. So in a sense, she is a Grand Parent in Young people mentoring. Her Motto in Mentoring has always been “If You Believe It You Can Achieve It”
Her passion for parenting motivated her to write her first book on step-parenting ‘STEPS’ and also to start her first radio show focused on young people and parenting topics back in 2007.
Tola, is a leading African female personality, showcasing the quality of African culture in parenting and the community. In 2014 she featured on SKY Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes in her capacity as a parenting expert.
Tola is passionate about empowering women to live out their dreams and one of the ways she does this is to live by example by living out hers.
“The inspiration to do what I do comes from my personality. I have a passion to see people excel and do well and will continue to create platforms that will help this. I believe in a more engaging community and like I always tell people ‘If no one gives you a platform – create one’”.