|Our Education||Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering||Law, MBA|
|Our Professions||Senior Project Manager, Engineering||Director, Human Resources Business Partner|
|Our Racial Background||Black/African American||Black/African American|
|Some of Leye & Toye's Favorites
|Favourite comfort food||Any food my wife makes||Haagendazs Dulce de Leche ice cream|
|Favourite vacation memory||Barcelona - we were both very relaxed||Istanbul - our vacation ended with us running from tear gas riots!|
|Favourite music to dance to||Playlist my wife made me of "songs that make me think of you"||Afro-pop|
|Favourite way to pass time||Netflix and chill||Netflix and chill|
|Favourite Holiday||Thanksgiving - gathering family around||Thanksgiving - getting the family together|
|Favourite movie ever||Shawshank Redemption||don't really have one|
|Favourite TV show||Ozarks on Netflix||Shondaland Thursdays (Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, HTGAWM)|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We both enjoy English Premier League football (soccer) and often spend Saturday and Sunday mornings watching soccer games. We value fitness and working out is a regular part of our weekly rhythm.
Toye loves music and books, with two bookshelves already full of books on a range of topics from theology, fiction to classics and self-development. We have a piano in the house and when we play music, we tend to play it loud.
Leye loves cars and watches and enjoys Formula 1 racing. He is currently working on a pet project to build a watch from scratch.
We are a Christian family. We both grew up in Christian homes and are very grateful for that heritage and legacy, and we plan to pass this on to our children. We live consistently with Christian values and will prayerfully present each of our children the opportunity to see what it looks like to live as a disciple of Jesus. Our hope, is that through us they will see enough to be able to make their own decision of faith at the appropriate time. We are both active members of our church. We go to church every Sunday and serve in ministry (Worship, Community volunteering, Small Groups).
|Our Musical Interest|
Music is a rich part of our family. As part of our Nigerian heritage, dance and rhythm are a part of our lives and how we celebrate. Toye sings and plays the piano and flute; and is a worship leader at church. Leye does not play any musical instruments but has a vast and diverse music library that spans Worship, Soul, R&B, Jazz and Afrobeats. He usually supplies the playlist when we need an in-home DJ. We have a piano and acoustic guitar in our home and would encourage our children to learn at least one musical instrument. In our extended family we have other musical talents like bass guitar, cello, drums and several singers. We pretty make up a whole band!
|Bound together |
We met at mutual friends' wedding. And then went on to have 3 weddings of our own - a civil wedding in London, a Nigerian traditional wedding, and a church wedding in Lagos, Nigeria. We like to say that we are triple-bound to each other! But it is also illustrative of how we weave our culture and faith into everything we do.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years old
Boy or Girl
Thank you for taking the time to read our website and consider our family. We look forward to sharing our rich culture, international background, and experiences with your child. Your child would be welcomed into a home that is safe, loving, full of faith, music, and every support to help them grow into the person God has designed them to be. We would be open to staying connected through pictures, letters, and visits. Thank you again for considering us - we hope to hear from you soon.