Nigerian born medical doctor listed as one of top 30 most inspiring women to look out for in 2022

Dr Nimi Ekere is a Consultant Family Physician, a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Family Physicians. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants. Nimi is also a certified management consultant with distinction in Time Management from the London Graduate School. She is an author, leading child advocate, speaker and humanitarian.


Dr.Nimi is the founder of Smileandshine Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organisation that is deliberate about the sexual and mental wellbeing of children. In rural communities of sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Nimi’s campaign against child abuse has inspired social security and hope for many children with unbelievable realities. Nimi’s child advocacy has been featured multiple times on various mainstream media outlets, including the BBC.

Dr Nimi Ekere is an author of four best selling books that address the issue of Child Sexual Abuse with practical remedies. All four of her books are in different academic curricula of government-run primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.

She is a strong proponent of effective and intentional parenting. Dr. Nimi convenes different programmes and conferences that promote child rights protection, as well as parental education on the safety of children and young adults. Nimi has also featured in many panels and conferences across the globe



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