Dr. Fumi’s cousin King Emmanuel Adebayo was crowned king of Emure-Ekiti
in February 2008, and the princess had the privilege of attending this historic event. This marked her first trip to her homeland
in 23 years, and the experience was both joyful and heart-wrenching. Princess Fumi received a royal welcome and reclaimed
her royal title, but what moved her most was seeing her people and their fight to survive.
fueled within the princess a passion to improve the lives of women and children on the continent of Africa.
That passion led her to launch the ADASSA - Adumori Foundation, a non-profit organization that is committed to developing
educational and healthcare programs in third world countries. Portions of the proceeds from the ADASSA brand will help to
fund those programs, including youth enrichment centers for the underserved African communities.
witnessed King Emmanuel’s positive impact on the nation of Nigeria
has given Princess Fumi new insight into what it means to ‘serve’. While
many people will assume that being born into a royal family means there is a lot of money to solve the community's social
problems; the reality is that it will take our global community to resolve the poor state of affairs in the African communities.
the first time, I understand that being a princess is not a ‘fashion statement’, but rather a mantle of responsibility
for making a difference in the lives of my people,” she smiles. “ADASSA has given me a special opportunity to
serve my people by investing in their future. When you become a part of the ADASSA experience, you are not only changing your
life and living the dream, you are also making a difference in the life of another person across the globe.
You too can get involved.