serving the community since 1990

Mailing Address

1933 E. Dublin-Granville Road  

PMB 319    

Columbus, OH 43229


About Us



The Weavers of Nigeria (WON) is a 501(c) charitable organization that is based in Columbus, Ohio. Our purpose is to foster a conducive environment for achieving lasting peace, unity, and progress through positive cooperation.



  • To promote the diverse and  rich culture of Nigeria in the United States.  
  • To foster unity and harmony among Nigerians, and between Nigerians and people of all nationalities.  
  • To plan and execute charitable projects.  
  • To cooperate with other organizations    and nations in promoting peace and charitable projects around the world.  


"If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much." 

~Marian Wright Edelman


Afor-Igwe Primary School, Nigeria

Chibok Girls Scholarship Fund, USA

Children's Development Center, Lagos

Children's Ward, Korle Bu Hospital, Ghana

Dadaab Somali Refugee Camp

Down Syndrome Association of Nigeria

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, Col., OH

Faith Mission, Columbus, OH

First Love Columbus (serving orphans of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria)

Haitian Relief Fund, USA

Hearts of Gold Children's Hospice, Nigeria

Katrina Relief Fund

Lutheran Social Services, Columbus, OH

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Nigerian Red Cross Society

Ogbete Primary School, Nigeria

Operation Smile

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Nigeria

Ronald McDonald House, Columbus, OH

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Matthias Soup Kitchen for the Homeless, Columbus, OH

Sancta Maria Orphanage, Nigeria

University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital

YMCA PALS, Columbus, OH  (program for at-risk children)

2018 Taste of Nigeria Program

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Dear Community Partner:   

We, the Weavers of Nigeria, invite you to serve as a sponsor for our 2nd Annual Taste of Nigeria Festival,  which will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the King Arts Complex in Columbus, Ohio.    The Taste of Nigeria Festival is a fundraising event to support our goal of providing financial  support, health supplies, clothing, and educational materials to schools, hospitals, and families, especially mothers and children. The event will introduce Columbus to Nigerian culture and will feature fashion, arts, cuisine, music, games, history, and fun for the entire family.     

The name Weavers was inspired by the African Weaver Bird, which builds elaborate nests for its offspring using a variety of resources and materials, including leaves, grass, clothing, paper—anything that it can find. Just like the Weaver Bird, we find the best, use the best, share the best, and be the best for our children and our future. In doing so, we are committed to the concept of e pluribus unum—out of many, one.   

As a 501(c) charitable organization, our beneficiaries include various charities in Nigeria, in the  United States, and in other countries, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Haitian Relief, and Operation Smile.    

The chart on the right lists  the sponsorship levels that are available to our community partners.  We believe that you share our mission to impact the lives of families and children in a positive manner, and with your financial support, we are looking forward to a successful event. We would appreciate a response by May 2, 2018.  

Contact Us


Wendy Lasekan, President

Remi Adejobi, Vice President

Rafiat Eshett, Financial Secretary

Kehinde Sholesi, Treasurer

Enyioma Anaba, Parliamentarian

Lovette Chinwah-Adegbola, Historian


Edna Adelusola

Dorothy Amadi

Doris Anyadoh

Uche Bowman

Lovette Chinwah-Adegbola

Teresa Edoja

Pauline Ibe

Rosaire Ifedi

Florence Odita

Obiageli Oduah

Egondu Onyejekwe (founding president)

Jane Uneanya

Weavers of Nigeria

phone: (614) 260-4411

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