Our Contributors

NuMindz12v2 blog is excited and privileged to have the contributions of talented and passionate professionals with a wide range of skills and expertise in the area of raising successful and significant adults. We have the boomers and generations X, Y & Z in house, representing different perspectives and bringing balance. We hope to give genZ opportunities to post questions to the adults and get feedback from their questions in the comment section. We will also host them in live chatrooms. We are excited as we embark on this ‘parenting for success’ journey together.

We’ve got this!

Nikki Esin, LMSW

NuMindz12v2 Blog Editor

NuMindz12v2 is an organization with a mandate to nurture and raise successful and significant young minds to adulthood ready to take and own their space on the world stage. Success here is defined as the fulfilment of potential, and NOT artificially constructed notions of success. It is our belief that parents and all caring adults have a critical role to play in achieving this mandate and so we seek out unconventional ways to partner with them and educate them on how they can use their unique and powerful role as parents to shape the future we all want to see and live in. This blog is one of the tools NuMindz12v2 employs to engage parents and all caring adults. 

NuMindz12v2 blog is to provide parents, including all primary caregivers, with the tools to raise and nurture adolescents into adults that are ready to take and own their space on the world stage. We selected our name with our mandate in mind. NuMindz12v2 represents nurturing young minds to become adults who create a better world by pursuing their purpose passionately. This will lead to their success and ultimately significance. Success here being the fulfilment of potential and NOT the artificially constructed notions of success. It is our belief that all parents have a critical role to play in preparing our children for success so we seek out unconventional ways to partner with them and educate them on how they can use their unique and powerful role as parents to shape a future where their children and all children can take and own space. This blog is one of the tools employed to engage parents.

NuMindz12v2 is the brainchild of Nkiru Esin. Nikki, as she is fondly called, is a Social Worker licensed in the states of Virginia and District of Columbia. She has worked helping clients overcome their unique struggles for over 15 years and is currently practicing the DMV area. She is passionate about ensuring the mental and emotional wellbeing of every individual, especially those of teenagers and young adults. Nikki truly feels blessed that her work aligns with her personal mission.

Nikki has a combined major bachelor’s degree (Hons.) in Sociology and Mass Communication from York University in Toronto, Canada and a masters degree in Social Work from Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. She resides with her family in Virginia.

Toju Chike-Obi, MD, FAAP

NuMindz12v2 Blog Contributor

Toju is an American Board Certified Consultant Pediatrician with over 25 years experience practicing in the United States. She relocated to Nigeria from 2011 – 2015. She is the Co-Founder/Medical Director of HealthCore Ltd., producer of the groundbreaking Nigerian Television health program, The HealthZone, airing on Channels TV in Nigeria, U.K. and Kenya. She is the Editor of The HealthZone Blog. She noted that in Nigeria, poor health literacy and awareness cut across socioeconomic lines, contributing significantly to preventable deaths. She co-founded HealthCore Ltd. in 2013 to address this.  

Caring for children and youth all of her professional life, she strongly believes that knowledge is the key to the physical, social and economic wellbeing of every individual.

Toju is married, a mother of two accomplished and caring adult children, and grandmother of two.

Chito Nwana, MD, FACOG

NuMindz12v2 Blog Contributor

Chito is a consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist and the Medical Director/CEO of Tabitha Medical Center in Abuja. She is a Fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McMaster University, Canada. Chito has vast experience practicing in different parts of the United States as well as considerable exposure to the peculiarities of Nigerian public and private sector medical practice.

Chito also hosts her own YouTube show ‘My Health, My Life by Dr. Chito’ because of her belief that women and teenage girls should own their health and understand their mental, physical and emotional needs. Chito is married and the committed mother of two children.

Otsaye Wagbatsoma, Bsc.Ed.

Otsaye is the Founder and Executive Director of Liam & Noel’s. Liam & Noel’s located in Lagos, Nigeria is one of the pioneering literary resource centres in Nigeria that is home to a private library, a book club, training facility, co working space and coordinates literary events such as Book Reading for Kids and Book launchings. Otsaye is a published author and runs a publishing company. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Calabar in Nigeria. Otsaye is an avid reader and passionately believes that a child who reads will be an adult who thinks.

Otsaye is married with two charming adolescents of her own.

Samuel Sofoluwe

NuMindz12v2 Blog Contributor

Samuel has a deep passion for the Word of God and has spent over 20 years in ministry, serving in different roles.  He was ordained as a Pastor in 2005 – working in the Youth and Singles ministry of a large congregation in Nigeria. Samuel moved to England with his family in 2010 and continued to serve in the Youth Ministry. He currently serves on the Pastoral Board of Reference in his local church and leads a Bible study group. Samuel is happily married to his wife of fifteen years, Bolaji and they have two lovely daughters – Zara, a teenager and Jael, a pre-teen. Samuel brings his deep love and understanding of the word and his first hand experience as a Father and a Pastor.

Asari Ndem

NuMindz12v2 Blog Contributor

Asari is the Communications Manager for the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nigeria. She has a BA in International Relations from the University of Durham and an MA in International Studies and Ethnic Conflict from the University of Sheffield. She is keen on influencing the Nigerian media space and driving thoughtful narratives for the Nigerian millennial mind.

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