Anike Foundation was founded in honor of Mrs. Marian Anike Gbenro, (Anike Foundation Founder’s mother), a woman who was responsible directly or indirectly for the education of many generations of Africans, including her son, Anike Foundation’s Founder, Dr. Segun Ige.


Madam Marian Anike Gbenro passed away on February 28, 2010 at the age of 92. On behalf of the Isanlu-Isin Baptist Grammar School (IBGS) Old Students’ Club, the Rt. Hon. Akin Onigbinde, former Speaker of the House at Oyo State, Nigeria and a protégé of Dr. Segun Ige at IBGS, organized an Anike Foundation – IBGS Remembrance Lecture at Camp David, Ogbomoso, Nigeria on May 28, 2010 to
honor our late matron. The lecture, entitled “Positioning the African Child for Global Relevance through Education,” was delivered by Dr. Kehinde A. Ayoola of the Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Many distinguished guests, including representatives of His Royal Highness, Elekan of Ekan Meje, Oba Michael Jimoh, attended the event. Distinguished scholars from institutions of higher learning in Ogbomoso such as Ladoke Akintola University and Ogbomoso Baptist Seminary, as well as many former (“old”) students of IBGS also attended the event.

You will find in the following section links to the program invitation, agenda, lecture and videos of the event.