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Meet the Agege Boy who Built A $650 Million Luxury Real Estate Empire from Scratch

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Meet the Agege Boy who Built A $650 Million Luxury Real Estate Empire from Scratch

Meet the Agege Boy who Built A $650 Million Luxury Real Estate Empire from Scratch

 

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From Agege to Ikoyi, Dr. Olasijibomi Ogundele, GMD Sujimoto Group, has grown up to belong to a rare breed of men who possess the ability to consistently go the extra mile and do more than they say. ‘If he promises you a hill, better be sure you’re getting a mountain’.

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Meet the Agege Boy who Built A $650 Million Luxury Real Estate Empire from Scratch

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In an undercelebrated real estate sector where over 27 banks have only a 2.5 percent appetite for investment, the entrepreneurial mogul has successfully scaled from constructing a few units of luxury apartments to now building the tallest twin tower in Africa. Dr. Ogundele beams with the glow of perpetual investors’ confidence in an environment notorious for its herculean business climate.

 

 

 

 

The poster boy from the rusty slums of Agege, with the help of the Almighty, has turned the lemon life dealt him into lemonade by raising the bar for luxury living in Africa and putting Nigeria on the world’s list.

 

 

 

Like some of his peers, Dr. Olasijibomi has, over the years, sailed troubled waters, navigating numerous business tides with the grace and nous of a veteran captain. 12-12-2015 serves as an important reference point, when Nigeria witnessed the unveiling of the most audacious project in the real estate industry, The LorenzoBySujimoto. Although the ambitious project couldn’t continue after going through a lot of difficulties in 2016 due to the economic recession, government policies, and a disabling environment, even the only investor who said ‘yes’ as of then looked at the pressing economic situation and then pulled the last straw that broke the camel’s back, bringing the project to a halt.
Little did society know that the halt of this ambitious project would birth multiple folds of other successful projects like GiulianoBySujimoto, which sold out six months before completion, as well as the almost completed LucreziaBySujimoto (The Most Sophisticated building in Nigeria). Today, Providence has once again smiled on this astute entrepreneur and the brainchild behind this real estate powerhouse, as he has been included in the unique list of industrious changemakers who consistently create opportunities and impact through their remarkable projects and audacious business models.

 

 

 

 

The young CEO and Luxury Czar beams among the honourable list of outstanding African Changemakers such as Mr. Tunde Folawiyo, Nwankwo Kanu, Osimhen Victor, and Linda Ikeji, creating extraordinary footprints and providing leadership in their spheres of influence.

 

 

 

 

The luxury real estate Maestro didn’t just stumble on this feat with mere word of mouth, but through sheer hard work and utmost dedication. In fact, no one would have thought a young man from the remote corners of Agege would build a $650 million luxury real estate powerhouse from scratch, a testament to his strong, resolute, and resilient business mind.

 

 

 

 

Where laudable economic achievements are rare, capital is scarce, and government assistance is almost nonexistent, young Olasijibomi Ogundele, just like a rose that sprouted from concrete, has today, through passion and dedication, created the ultimate standard for luxury living in Africa with Sujimoto Group while revamping the real estate industry, which was previously dominated by top-grade mediocrity and profit maximisation over value creation.
Sujimoto Group, in less than a decade, has transformed into a Luxury real estate behemoth, focused on building extraordinary edifices in the premium neighbourhoods of Ikoyi and Banana Island. With annual revenue of approximately $50 million and many projects in the pipeline, Dr. Ogundele believes Sujimoto Group, as of today, is worth over $650 Million.

 

 

 

Dr. Ogundele ranks among a few entrepreneurs from Africa that can rub shoulders with other top businessmen around the globe as he commands respect in the Nigerian business sector, succeeding in engraving his name in the hearts of the generality of his high-end customers and business associates.
For the young CEO, success is no respecter of race or face; it only answers to hard work, God’s grace, integrity, and the spirit of excellence. In building the most gossiped-about building in Banana Island, LucreziaBySujimoto, he dared architectural complexities by erecting the tallest and most sophisticated residential building with never-seen-before facilities in Nigeria.
Now, the Beau De’ Monde of Luxury Living is on the cusp of creating the finest expression of waterfront living reserved for the lucky few luxury aficionados: The LeonardoBySujimoto an ultimate address where design artistry meets ultimate sophistication.

 

 

 

 

Nested in the Shimmering corners of Banana Island (Africa’s most expensive square metre) that is home to billionaires like Abdul Samad Rabiu, Sayyu Dantata, Mike Adenuga, amongst a host of other managing directors of multinationals as well as ambassadors, the extravagant 25-floor Leonardo high-rise building comes with high-end appliances and exceptional facilities that are second to none.
Forget every notion of luxury you’ve ever seen, The LeonardoBySujimoto waterfront project accentuates as the pinnacle of opulence that draws Inspiration from the iconic 16th-century artist and Renaissance man, Leonardo Da Vinci, embodying a standard of luxury that is rarely witnessed, standing at the very core of sophistication, art, and architecture.

 

 

 

 

LeonardoBySujimoto comes with limited-edition sanitary ware by Zaha Hadid, as well as other top-of-the-line features and facilities such as full home automation, Offending mediocrity interior by renowned luxury brand Fendi, a fully fitted European Standard kitchen, 3 metre doors, Duravit’s by Phillip Stark, Award-winning sanitary ware, Simone Saragoni’s Technogym Olympic size temperature-regulated swimming pool, Mini-mart, Mini-clinic, Hair salon, interactive lobby of 5-star hotel standard, squash court, 48-seater B&0 standard IMAX cinema, indoor virtual golf, luxury spa, bar & Lounge, and many more.
It is paramount to note that over the years, Sujimoto Group ‘The Talk and Do’ luxury real estate giant has established a firm reputation with its successfully scaled projects, based on a solid brand identity and philosophy of keeping stakeholders and customers at heart. The brand has over time established cash cow projects that have seen over 200% ROI for current investors as well as stakeholders.

 

 

Meet the Agege Boy who Built A $650 Million Luxury Real Estate Empire from Scratch

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Global Applause as Jonathan Ojadah Bags US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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H.E. Amb. Dr. Jonathan Ojadah, UNIPGC Global President & IRDCUN-EU Permanent Rep. to the United Nations has made the list of 2024 US President’s Lifetime Achievement award.

The honour is reserved for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime. Along with the ultimate honour of presidential recognition, recipients usually receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States of America.

Announcing his emergence as one of the 2024 recipients of the President Joe Biden’s award, Amb. Ojadah in his social media post said it came after a meticulous review and thorough screening of his career achievements.

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He said, “The fruits of unwavering dedication and diligent work are indeed sweet. For all my strides and successes, I give all glory to God Almighty.”

This honour also confers on him the privilege of recommending distinguished individuals from Africa for this esteemed recognition, an initiative under the patronage of His Excellency, Jo Biden, President of the United States of America.

Meanwhile, President Biden in a personally-signed letter congratulated Dr. Ojadah for his service to humanity saying he is proud to present him with the award.
He said, “I, On behalf of the American people, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to you for your volunteer leadership, and I encourage you to continue to answer the call to serve. I congratulate you on taking it upon yourself to contribute to the public good, and I’m proud to present you with the Lifetime Achievement award which will be confered on you during the Global Peace Leadership Summit and Awards on 29th July, 2024 at South Shore Harbour, Houston Texas, USA.
“This honor is in recognition of your commitment and dedication to gather leaders, experts. and successful entrepreneurs to strengthen ties between the private and public sectors in countries and create policy and initiatives is commendable.” he said.

Biden also applauded Dr. Jonathan for the maiden edition of the Global Peace Leadership Summit & Award (LONDON 2023) ,” I take great pride in recognizing your giant stride in hosting the maiden edition with high level session on Nov 25th. 2023 in London with representatives from across government, Diplomats, civil society, and the private sector to address the growing threat to Peace, Security and democratic Governance – A focus on countries in Africa facing Security and Governance challenges.”

Also, a member of US Congress, Sheila Jackson Lee representing the District of Texas congratulated Dr. Ojadah for his recognition, describing it as a momentous occasion.

In a congratulatory letter she personally signed, the US member of Congress extolled Dr. Ojadah for his humanitarian services which she said has been admirable.

“I take great pride in congratulating H.E. Ambassador Dr. Jonathan Ojadah for choosing to host The 2nd Edition of the Global Leadership Investment Summit and Awards Conference (GLISA TEXAS 2024) at the South Shore Harbor Resort in Houston, Texas. Your passion for humanity and philanthropy illustrated in your many initiatives to improve lives both socially and economically is admirable.

“The Global Leadership Investment Summit and Awards Conference aims to help countries by advancing investments, trade, and capacity building. Your commitment and dedication to gather leaders, experts, and successful entrepreneurs to strengthen ties between the private and public sectors in countries and create policy and initiatives is commendable. Congratulations to H.E. Ambassador Jonathan Ojadah for his efforts to promote global leaders and entrepreneurs and further development and investment in countries.”

This grand event and award presentation is set to unfold in the prestigious city of Houston Texas, USA, on 27th – 29th July, 2024.

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Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor

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Ambassador. Adaku J. Dike
She is a Nollywood Actor with years of experience. She is not just an actor for acting sake, she is talented, dedicated and beautiful.

With a bountiful of experience in and outside the country, Amb. Adaku has become a household name.

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She has featured in many movies such as Where is Ella, Not a Burden, Hunting the Angel, Green Wave, Teni’s Big Day, Kali, Terila, Beggers Children, Loving Rona, Mind Game, Madam Koikoi, Stolen, Tickle my Heart, Forever My Girl, Retribution, Scare, Royal Turning Point, Silent Prejudice, Single only in Abuja, Domain of Witches , Reincarnate, God Father, Herbalist Nurse and a host of Nollywood blockbusters.

In 2023, she ventured into production in collaboration with the Nigerian Police and did a short film which was eventually directed by Africa’s most consistent Filmmaker, Dr. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

She started her career as an Accountant with Western Goldfields Nig Ltd in 2010 as a Junior Officer, in 2012, she was moved to Eta Zuma Mining and Industries Ltd as a Senior Officer, her deliverables, sense of discipline and professionalism earn her the position of Head of Finance Department and Head of Administrative Department respectively in 2018 till date.

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She is a Philanthropist, the Founder of ‘Don’t Shame the Name’ Advocacy Foundation, an NGO Registered with CAC, that has put smiles on many faces, the CEO of ‘Many Agro Farms Nig Ltd’, a company that is into Agricultural Products and Food. CEO Janny Many Nigeria Ltd, that’s for general services, supply, contracts, event management and logistics etc.

She is a woman of many values who has ventured into various fields including music, journalism and dancing. This is so due to her passion for the entertainment industry. Adaku is a registered member of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN.

Humanitarian work and support is one thing you cannot take away from her identity hence she is a registered member of Lions Club International (Abuja Platinum) she has held positions such as Secretary and Legal Adviser of the Club respectively.

A Bsc holder in Banking and Finance and LLB. Law; just to mention a few, in 2020, she was given the first Award ( Humanitarian Award, In 2021 Young Archivers Award and in 2022, Ambassador of Culture Award, Award of Appreciation from Lion Club etc.

 

In the Course of her career she has been exposed to many trainings, seminars, conferences, conventions both at home and outside Nigeria which has resulted in her becoming diverse and successful in her chosen career.

She also featured prominently in the much anticipated movie, “Issakaba returns” produced and directed by Ambassador Dr Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor*

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For the Love of Music and Musicians: Legendary Femi Esho Collaborates with Iconic Dr DK Olukoya to make History

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For the Love of Music and Musicians: Legendary Femi Esho Collaborates with Iconic Dr DK Olukoya to make History

 

 

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Something big and unprecedented is brewing right now! It is massive and its one of its kind. And when it is done and ready for launch, it will take the entire nation, and indeed the African continent, by storm. That is what happens when you have two brilliant minds, one, an accomplished and respected preacher of the word in the mold of Dr. DK Olukoya, and the other, the renowned music encyclopedia and practitioner, the legendary Femi Esho of Evergreen Musical company, come together to birth a phenomenal project.

 

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As you read this, intensive work is in progress to build and complete before the end of the year the biggest music empire ever seen in Africa. It will consist of a music Museum, music library, gallery showcasing Head Burst of Artistes, display of over 1,000 pictures of Nigerian musicians from 1914 and relics of their costumes/old musical instruments, an event center for music concerts, cinema theatre, recording studio and so much more. It is a one stop shop for all music lovers all over the world as it will become a big tourist attraction center for all enthusiasts of Nigerian music.

 

It is called the Evergreen Music Heritage Foundation. The Chairman of this historic project is none other than Chief Femi Esho, the music Aficionado & practitioner, who also doubles as Chairman of Evergreen Music Company, while the Patron is one of Nigeria’s most revered preachers and prophet, the Iconic Dr. DK Olukoya.

 

This will come as a huge surprise to many who cannot understand the connection between the firebrand preacher/prophet, and this landmark musical project.

 

First, anyone who knows Dr. Olukoya closely will tell you that, after his unbridled love for God, comes his intense love for music. He himself is a music Aficionado. He loves music and he is knowledgeable about many genres of music, ranging from highlife to juju, folklore, traditional music, reggae, country music, gospel, etc. And his rich knowledge of music reflects undeniably in the music ministry of his church, MFM. In fact, many do not know he was a music teacher. He still teaches music. This is why it is common place to see the MFM choir sing and perform brilliantly during church programmes some of Nigeria’s most enduring highlife and folklore compositions. The idea is to bring back the morals in these classics and instil them in the minds of everyone listening to them. Little wonder why the MFM choir is widely regarded as one of the best in the world, having won several international choir competitions in Europe and other parts of the world.

 

So, for those who do not know, Dr. Olukoya is not just a First class major, best in his course at Unilag, first scientist to clone genes and a hugely respected preacher, he is also a lover of quality music. And this is why he has graciously agreed to be Patron of the Evergreen Music Heritage Foundation. He knows Chief Femi Esho very closely and respects his works. They both share a strong passion for quality music.

 

According to Bimbo Esho, the Executive Secretary of the foundation, Dr. Olukoya’s financial and moral contribution to the realisation of the project has been invaluable. It is to his credit that the foundation has been able to make huge progress so far. But she says there is still a long way to go and the foundation still needs a lot more financial support from well meaning Nigerians who appreciate quality Nigerian music and desire a legacy that will serve as a custodian of our rich musical history and heritage.

 

“The project is a massive one,” Bimbo Esho explains. “It is a historic landmark project that will stand the test of time and outlive all of us. Dr. Olukoya has been more than supportive to our cause. He has been magnanimous and we remain eternally grateful to him for his love and support for this dream. But there’s still plenty of work to be done.”

 

“This magnificent edifice is situated at Oyedele Ogunniyi street, Anthony Village, Ikeja, Lagos. We are still calling on all music enthusiasts, lovers of Nigerian music all over the world to come support this dream, it will be your contribution to a legacy that will sustain for generations to come all of the enduring morals and intrinsic values that our music of yesteryears taught us, all of which is lacking today. The edifice is a place the youth can come to enjoy quality music and research into the past musical history of some of Nigeria’s most accomplished musicians of the 50s, the 60s down to the 90s.,” she concludes.

 

For the Love of Music and Musicians: Legendary Femi Esho Collaborates with Iconic Dr DK Olukoya to make History

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