We had the good fortune of connecting with Mary aka Toyin.O Obilana and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mary aka Toyin.O, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started my non-profit because I have a strong desire to make a positive impact and bring about change in my community, no matter how small. Having personally experienced the challenges of not having much, I am driven by empathy and a sense of responsibility to extend a helping hand to those in need. My non-profit is founded on the belief that even the smallest acts of kindness and support can make a significant difference in the lives of others, and I am committed to doing my part to create a more equitable and compassionate society and at the same time we get to tell them about Jesus. Mary O Foundation is Big on Education ( we have students on scholarship in private schools, we have people been sponsored in Trade Schools) we also feed the poor and have outreaches to feed women, children widows and more. We do skill trainings and Evangelism. We are in need of sponsors and Grants so we can do more please partner with us

Thank you

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I love to sing and I have a couple of songs on all digital platforms under the Artist name ‘Toyin.O’, my YouTube channel is ‘Toyin.O’ don’t forget to subscribe thank you

I also work as a Graphic Designer- we make flyers, banners, party favors, t-shirt design and printing and many more

I also have a book on Amazon
Wonderful Romantic ideas by Mary Obilana

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to Wazobia Africa Resturant for delicious African food. I would take them also to Eko Bistro it is beautiful place to relax, wine and dine. I enjoy going to the movies and also to the beach. The Museum is a great place also with lots of Exhibits and the Zoo just to name a few. And on Sunday we are going to church

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
A quick shoutout to Jesus ( He is the reason why am still here) my family the Obilana’s love you all mucho. To my babies Favor and Samuel Ajirotutu( love you guys to the moon and back)

To the best volunteer Team I love and appreciate you guys so much. Thank you for believing in me and running with the vision and such great passion. Elizabeth, Engr.Shola, Ayo Fakoya Thank you

Website: Www.maryofoundation.com

Instagram: Maryofoundation

Facebook: Maryofoundation

Youtube: Officialtoyin.O

Image Credits

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutDFW is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.