Motunrayo (Rayo) Animashaun


Motunrayo Animashaun, a Nigerian by birth, was born into the family of Late Oladimeji Adedipe. She completed her elementary and secondary schools in Nigeria, with an admission into the University of Lagos to study computer data processing.

Having successfully completed the course, she got employment with the then National Provident Fund (NPF), now Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), as a computer operator.

She relocated to the United States in 1995; her family is blessed with four lovely children with dual citizenship. As a woman of vision and focus, who never settles for less, she leveraged on some of the academic and professional platforms available in the United States of America to develop herself. This qualified her to work with a few organizations, in different capacities, such as Jaffe Lighting; Citibank, O’Fallon, MO; Liberty Tax Service, Saint Louis, MO; Cushman & Wakefield. Owner of Mot-Anix Complete Accounting and Tax Service located in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Rayo is a highly dedicated and trustworthy person who does not trifle with the respect of the African Diaspora Community. She is passionate about Africa and anything Africa, so her belief in African Diaspora Council’s vision and active involvement in its programs is not out of place. She is currently running a program, leading to an award of Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA). Rayo is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

She graduated with an MBA degree in Finance from Capella University, following her successful attainment of a BS in Business Administration from Saint Louis University. She also holds an Associate degree in Information Systems Technology; programmer/Analyst, a certificate of proficiency in Business Administration, and a certificate of Specialization in Business Administration from Saint Louis Community College.

Her drive to succeed within this career path led her to further enhance her education and hone her skills by working in tax preparation and accounting positions in addition to her ongoing studies. She offers a genuine passion for success and a reputation for outside-the-box thinking that has resulted in revenue growth and significant cost savings for industry leaders. Her experience in adding value through her accounting and financial management efforts is well-documented. Rayo is known for her quality of creativity, versatility, adaptability, and critical ability to consistently exceed expectations.