Kofo Odediran was born February 21, 1978 in Abeokuta, Nigeria and raised in Miami Florida. Skinny mini, skin and bones, olive oil where a few of the names she was frequently called. Tall and lanky with a curly perm her Nigerian parents did not feed into the concept of name brand clothes and shoes. Kofo Gbadebo (often teased as gadi bidi badi bo) was frequently the butt of everyone’s jokes. She was picked on, bullied and even jumped by a group of kids in middle school. There she began to develop low self-esteem.
At the age of 18 Kofo graduated high school and begin her teaching career. This was the beginning of a new chapter and where she gained the name Ms. K. Teaching preschoolers and seeing their innocence and genuine love to one another sparked a change within. As a freshman in college, Ms. K became involved in social groups and there she began to gain self- confidence.
Reflecting on her own middle school experiences, she vividly remembered the pain she felt as a teen. In March of 2011, Ms. K founded the all-girls mentoring program, known today as B.a.B. It is those memories that fuel her passion for empowering girls to deal with the peer pressure, social challenges and educational stressors.
To date, more than 1,200 girls have passed through the program. Her goal is to help prevent girls from feeling the same way she once felt. Ms. K is now a mother of 2 boys, a wife and friend to many. Loved by all who meet her and appreciated by those who cross her path. Educating and empowering girls on inward and outward beauty with the emphasis on higher education is her everyday goal and mission!