Toun Okewale Sonaiya is a Nigerian radio broadcast entrepreneur. In 2015, she launched  WFM 91.7, the first radio station for women in Nigeria. Sonaiya is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WFM 91.7.

She attended Abeokuta Girls Grammar School, Ogun State, Ogun State University and Trans-Atlantic College, United Kingdom

Sonaiya previously worked for Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation,  Ray Power  and  Choice FM. She has also worked with Housing for Women, and been the Executive Director at St. Ives Communications.  Toun Okewale Sonaiya is a media entrepreneur and broadcaster who has practiced in Nigeria and London.

In an interview she was asked at what point did she decide she wanted to start a specialized radio station for women ? Sonaiya replied  “Precisely 2010 when two of my directors and I decided to activate our vision for a female – centric radio station , something different to complement existing radio stations . We applied to NBC under St . Ives Communications Ltd . In June 2016 we got a license and to the Glory of God within 6 months on 18th of December 2016 – we launched.” 

One of the success stories of Women Radio under Toun’s leadership comes from  “The Women Agenda” – a programme aimed at mainstreaming women and girls as drivers of the anti-corruption and accountability campaign in Nigeria. This intervention has student and women led #genderandaccountability clubs that lead campaigns at local levels to ensure allocated resources are effectively utilized. This initiative is currently active in Lagos and Ogun state with plans to expand nationwide.

She was the first African female voice of  BBC’s “One for all” educational campaign in Africa, and the first  African female presenter and producer at Choice 107.1 FM  (now Capital Extra , London , UK ). She has interviewed personalities including the late Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo from South Africa ,  Cameroonian  Manu Dibango , Malian  Oumou Sangare , Professor  Remi Sonaiya , Nigeria’s only female presidential candidate in the 2015 and Internationally acclaimed Feminist,  Erelu Bisi Fayemi  amongst others. She moderates and comperes conferences and seminars on the national and International sphere.

Okewale Sonaiya is a  board member, director and trustee of several organizations including  Centre for Women’s Health and Information, Transformative Leadership and Sustainable Initiative,  Maami (an NGO empowering disadvantaged Women & Girls), Ives Medicare, member  Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (NERC) Review Code Panel and founding member of  Nigerian  Women in Diaspora Leadership Forum,  UK.