"Pick-A-Book Initiative is based on the premise that every child has the right to be
educated and reading is a key foundation of all forms of education."

Every child deserves to have access to books not only for the purpose of promoting literacy but also to fuel their imaginations. Every child deserves to have his/her imagination run as wild as it can. And if that wild imagination leads to a bestselling novel, so be it! At Pick-A-Book, we believe that learning does not have to be a chore but can be an enjoyable activity given the right setting.

Meet the team

Oreoluwa Army

Founder, CEO

One of Oreoluwa’s earliest memories was library time at her primary school when she was five years old Read more...

Adeniyi Sonoiki

Secretary and Digital director

A life-long learner and an empathetic problem solver, Adeniyi is passionate about Read more...

Oghenetega Umukoro

Social media manager

Growing up, Oghenetega would read almost anything she could lay her hands on Read more...

Michael Army

Literary consultant

Throughout his life, Michael has had a love for books and literature of all types Read more...

Dorcas Sonoiki

Treasurer

An entrepreneur and businesswoman, Dorcas is so passionate about education Read more...

Biola Ajayi

Board member

Biola is a medical doctor with special interests in Anaesthesia. She earned Read more...

Yemisi Tanimomo

Board member

Oluwayemisi Tanimomo holds a bachelor degree in pharmacy and has Read more...

Damilola Owolabi

Board member

Damilola believes that every child/person deserves the chance to broaden their Read more...

Oreoluwa Army

One of Oreoluwa's earliest memories was library time at her primary school when she was five years old. She remembers looking forward to selecting a book in the library and spending the next half hour learning new words. This experience shaped her love for reading and writing. Her vision is to see the majority of Nigerian children educated as she believes this is a major way to fast track the development of Nigeria. Oreoluwa is a pharmacist and an author.

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Adeniyi Sonoiki 

A life-long learner and an empathetic problem solver, Adeniyi is passionate about creating development opportunities for underrepresented and underprivileged individuals. Adeniyi is a versatile user experience designer focused on crafting groundbreaking design solutions for cutting-edge technologies and enhancing the human digital experience. When Adeniyi is not designing digital experiences, you can find him making short films, seeing the world, or watching Transformers 2 for the millionth time.

Oghenetega Umukoro

Growing up, Oghenetega would read almost anything she could lay her hands on, reading late into the night with a torchlight after lights out if necessary. She believes every child deserves the opportunity to have access to books that can help shape their minds and give them amazing childhood memories. Oghenetega is a Pharmacist who lives and practices in the United Kingdom. She is passionate about youth development and has been involved in teaching and mentoring children and teens over the last 20 years.

Michael Army

Throughout his life, Michael has had a love for books and literature of all types. From spending long afternoons reading after school to late nights reading after work, books have been a constant companion of his. After studying English literature in college, his love for reading and writing opened up professional doors for him in a career as a proposal writer. In recent years, it has also helped him learn more about Nigeria. He is married to Ore, and they have two young children together.

Dorcas Sonoiki

An entrepreneur and businesswoman, Dorcas is so passionate about education that when she retired after 29 years as a banker, she started a daycare and a preschool in Akowonjo, Lagos. She has plans to expand her school to incorporate primary and secondary school levels.

 

Biola Ajayi

Biola is a medical doctor with special interests in Anaesthesia. She earned her medical degree at the University of Ghana and is a Diplomate of the West African College of Surgeons.

During her medical practice, she has been involved in the management of a number of critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

She is passionate about finding ways to improve the quality of management of medical and surgical emergencies in her home country, Nigeria.

Biola loves listening to music and spending time with her husband.

Yemisi Tanimomo

Oluwayemisi Tanimomo holds a bachelor degree in pharmacy and has been privileged to work in a couple of hospitals.

She is the founder of Youth Invest Initiative, an NGO focused on raising  dynamic young people.

She is passionate about the development of young people physically, mentally and Spiritually.

Damilola Owolabi

Damilola believes that every child/person deserves the chance to broaden their minds and imagination within the pages of a good book. Damilola is a pharmacist by profession, a voracious reader by choice. She firmly believes that there is no better way to change the world than to open one's mind to the endless possibilities that exist within a book.