About the founder

With over 12 years as a humanitarian, Mayowa Adegbile is the founder of Ashake Foundation. In 2012, the Foundation was primarily set up to put a smile on the faces of widows and their children by providing food, clothing and schooling materials for their children. Ashake Foundation is established as a not for profit organization, it was initially conceived out of concern at the rate of malaria outbreak among young married women and children in Ijagemo area of Lagos State.

She is a graduate of Educational foundations and Counseling psychology with a Minor in English Language from the Lagos state university. In 2009, she was made the best student teacher during her teaching practice for her excellence service and hard work. She is an alumni of the prestigious Lagos Business school, Enterprise Development centre. 


In 2017, she was the 2017 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (JCI TOYP) of Nigeria Award in the Humanitarian and Voluntary Leadership category.

She is also an alumnus of the LEAP Africa, SIPA Program for Social Innovators in Nigeria.

In 2020, She received a prestigious award as an outstanding citizen providing solutions via Ashake Foundation for their donations of food palliatives, nose masks and hand wash to over 2000 people around 14 communities in Abuja. It was award by the Women group of a faith-based organization.



She is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Girl role model and advocate for the welfare of widows and compulsory Education for every child.