May flower school, Ikenne, was founded in January 27, 1956 by Dr. Tai Solarin, a Nigerian educator, humanist and civil rights pioneer who was married to Sheila May Tuer, who was an English woman. They had two children, Corin and Tunde Solarin. The school is located on a vast piece of land in Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria. Named after the historical Mayflower ship that brought the first batch of pilgrims to the United States, and like the pilgrims, Solarin founded the school on personal rebellion against religious persecution.
Mayflower preaches a very strong educational philosophy grounded in self reliance, public service, self sacrifice and physical toughness. In Solarin’s words, the students must be rugged. Since the school was first established, in the boarding house, female students are forbidden to use any form of cosmetics. A rigorous, military style living regimen requires that every student wakes up by 5.00 a.m. for a round of physical exercise and Dr. Solarin would often be the first to show up for these exercises.
Expectedly, Mayflower School has produced some of the most accomplished, resourceful and industrious individuals in the country today. City People presents to you 120 popular Ex Mays who are doing exceedingly well for themselves and making Nigeria proud in their chosen fields of endeavour both home and abroad.
(1) Mr. Rasaki Oduola (First student to be admitted into Mayflower School Ikenne.) (2) Mrs. Modupe Kazeem (Nee Owootomo) (First woman Chemical Engineer in West Africa) (3) Alhaji Yiga Benson (Former PRO LAWMA) (4) Dr. Wale Omole (Proprietor, Tai Solarin Group of Hospitals. A philanthropist) (5) Chief. Olayinka Ogunmekan (President, Nigeria /Swedish Chamber of Commerce. A past President of prestigious , Lagos Country Club. A philanthropist, an Industrialist. Patron of several societies.) (6) Professor Yemisi Obilade (Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode Ogun State and Former Commissioner for education in Oshun State) (7) Omo’ba Jide Martins (Chief Executive Bemil Group of Companies and Omega Funeral Home, and Past President Mayflower Old Students Association) (8) Mr. John Mbonu (Former Executive Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc and Director UAC (Nig) Plc) (9) Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi (Founder and General Superintend Deeper Life Bible Church) (10) Bishop Mike Okonkwo (MFR) General Overseer, The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) (11) Mrs. Taiwo Ogunsola (Chief Executive and Founder TOS Funerals Home. Collaborating with Lagos State Government in the anagement and operation of mortuaries at LASUTH and Gbagada General Hospitals) (12) Mr. Ladi Opanubi (The first lawyer to be produced by Mayflower School) (13) Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo (Lagos State High Court Judge) (14) Hon. Tokunbo Oshin (Former Deputy Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly) (15) Professor (Mrs.) Bola Aina, University of Lagos (16) Professor Kola Osinubi, Ahmadu Bello University (17) Professor Disu Aponbiede, Ahmadu Bello University (18) Engr. Oyewole Lateef Oyewunmi (District Governor, Lions 404B1. Retired Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Housing) (19) Mr. Segun Ogunsanya (C.E.O, Airtel Nigeria
(20) Mr. Kunle Sonola, Executive Director, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc) (21) Mr. Oye Hassan Odukale (Group Chairman, Leadway Assurance Group, Director, First Bank Nig. Plc) (22) Architect . Kayode Adebayo, Past ExecutiveChairman, Ikenne Local Government and Former Special Adviser, (Urban and Regional Planning , Ogun State 2007/2011) (23) Mr. Sina Odeyemi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Lagos State (24) Mrs. Ayoola Afolabi (Senior Special Adviser to Ogun State Governor on Agriculture) (25) Air Commander David Esi (Retired) (26) Air Vice Marshall Biyi Okanlawon (Retired) (27) Hon. Saheed Akinade Fijabi. (Member House of Representative representing Oyo State) (28) Mr. Dele Ogunwolere, Former Commissioner in Ekiti State (29) Professor Oladapo Afolabi, Former, Head of Service of the Federation of Nigeria 30. Professor Bayo Onajole, College of Medicine, University of Lagos (31) Dr. Dele Babalola. Medical Director based in Australia (31) Dr. Daniel Osaro, Medical Director based in U.S.A (32) Dr. Lanre Gbadehan, Medical Director based in U.S.A (33) Dr. Niyi Kuku. Medical Director based in U.S.A (34) Dr. Matthew Ogayemi, Medical Director (35) Dr. Segun Osinubi, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist in Victoria Island (36) Mr. Olusegun Opayemi, Managing Director, Epega and co. (37) Mr. Adekunle Adebowale, Managing Director, Mecure Clinical Diagnostic (38) Mr. Femi Osinubi, Partner, PriceWaterhouse (39) Mr. Wale Arikawe, Director, Friesland WAMCO (40) Mr. Goke Adesanya, Managing Director, Triple A Properties (41) Mr. Abiodun Dada, Immediate Past President, Mayflower Old Students Association and Head, Corporate Banking Diamond Bank (42) ENGR. Donatus Okeke, Past President Mayflower Old Students Association (43) Dr. Tolulope Aduroja, Medical Director based in U.S.A and President of EX-Mays in Diaspora. (44) Mr. Lekan Adeniji, Past President Mayflower Old Students Association. (45) Dr. Kareem Oyeniran, Retired Permanent Secretary, Oyo State. (46) Dr. Rotimi Akinlesi, Founder, Encouragement Initiative (EI) , Vice President (Africa) Ex- Mays in Diaspora (47) Chief Remi Ogunmefun, Former Director General , Manufacturer Association of Nigeria (MAN) (48) Engr. Rasaki Amole Fellow Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers, Head, Expansion Coordination Department, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) (49) Dr. Ayo Ajayi Medical Director, Ayo Ajayi Medical Centre Ikorodu (50) Dr. Sunday Oyefule, Medical Director, Shasha Medical Hospital Lagos
(51) Dr. Ladi Fofah, Associate Professor of Paedestrics University of Rourtgard, New Jersey USA (52) Isijola, Director, National Population Commission (53) Mr. Gbenga Owoseni, Retired Permanent Secretary, Ekiti State Governor’s Office (54) Arc. Owolabi Oshode, Director, Fed. Ministry of Niger Delta Abuja (55) Arch. Kunle Osude, Director, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning Urban Development (56) Engr. Adeoye Bakare, Retired Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Teaching Service Commission (57) Mr. Kunle Adeshina, Managing Director , Invent Media (58) Mr. Doyin Rojaiye, Sole Adiministrator, Yaba LCDA (59) Mr. Abiodun Jaiyesimi, Real Estate, Property Developer, Stock Broker Based in U.K (60) Dr. Segun Ogunnaike, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Igbobi Orthopaedic Hospital (61) Arch. Taiwo Mary Iji , Retired Perm. Sec. Lagos State Public Service Commission (62) Dr. Peter Umoren (Ph. D) Chemical Engineer, Senior Research Fellow, BP New Jersey (63) Dr. Olaniyi Oluleye, Medical Director, Philadelphia, USA (64) Dr. Tunde Olutade, Medical Director, USA (65) Dr. Victor Onafuye, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois, USA (66) Mr. Femi Akinsanya, Former, Director, Access Bank (67) Mr. Isaac Kayode Turner, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Force Headquarters, Abuja (68) Prof. Adekunle Odunsi (69) Mrs. Folashade Olumide, former Unilag Registrar (70) Yemi Agoro, former FRSC no 2 man (71) Prof. Akin Odutola (72) Prof. Morgan Ohwovoriole
(73) Dr. Dele Babalola, Australia (74) Mr. Wale Olafisan, GMD, Amni International Petroleum Development Company (75) Mr. Kola Olatunji, Chairman Imaac Group (76) Anthony Joshua, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion (77) Lanre Osinoiki, Group CEO and Director O and O properties, Chairman 3LW Farms and MD OPSL. (78) Dr.Adebayo Akadiri. Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Babcock University, Nigeria. (79) Dr. Idayat Bolanle Owolabi (nee Akinyemi), Deputy Medical Director, Derbyshire Community Health Services, NHS, Foundation Trust, UK. (80) Aremu Olorunisola Taoheed, Medical practitioner, Senior Medical Officer in Obstetrics and gynaecology in Western Cape department of health, Mitchells Plain hospital Cape Town, SA. (81) Tolu Odukale, Business Risk Consultant, Associate Director at KPMG Professional Services. (82).Edward Somoye, International Fellow, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Wales, United Kingdom. Consultant Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta. (83) Prof. Bayo Solarin, DG. Mathematics Institute, Abuja, (84) Muyiwa Osho, Principal Partner Delloite & Williams, (85) Mrs. Moji Osiyemi, FCA, Past President ICAN, (86) Adekunle Gold, Hip Hop Star, (87) Dr. Raofig Ogunbambi, Retired Fed. Perm. Sec.
(88) Mr Doyin Adegoroye, UK(89) Mr Kunle Adeolu, USA (90) Mr Segun Ajala, USA (91) Mr Samuel Adesina, USA (92) Mr Kunle Adesina, USA (93) Dr Aboaba Afilaka, USA (94) Ms Morufat Alowonle, USA (95) Mr Morufu Alowonle, USA (96) Mr Rilwan Alowonle, USA (97) Mrs Taofikat Alowonle-Oshodi, USA (98) Dr Edet Archibong, USA (99) Mr Ola Balogun, USA (100) Ms Moniye Christos, UK (101) Ms Yewande Ebofin, UK (102) Mrs Corin Solarin Habell, USA (103) Dr Kehinde Koiki, USA (104) Mrs Sade Naku, USA (105) Mr Okeleke Nzeogwu, USA (106) Dr Adekunle Odunsi, UK (107) Dr Kunle Ogunde, USA (108) Mr Adesoji Bateye, USA (109) Dr Obi Eugene Marizu, FINLAND (110) Mrs Bolanle Ogunfowora, USA (111) Dr Tayo Ogunsola, USA (112) Mr ` Christopher Ojei, USA (113) Mrs Lara Oliha, UK (114) Dr B. Olutade, USA (115) Dr Onajovye Fofah, USA (116) Mr Yinka Opanubi, CANADA (117) Dr Daniel Osaro, USA (118) Mr Remi Oshiloye, USA (119) Dr Adewole O. Osinubi, USA
(120) Dr Kolawole J. Osinubi, RSA (121) Mr Chris O. Osinubi, USA (122) Ms Kemi Osunde, UK (123) Mr D. Otesile, USA (119) Dr Biyi Oyefule, USA (124) Prince Adesegun B. Oyesanya, USA (125) Prince Adesegun B. Oyesanya, USA (126) Mr Sunday Shokoya, USA (127) Mr Raymond Sowemimo, USA (128) Mr Oladisun B. Tuyo, USA (129) Mr Oladisun B. Tuyo, Junior, USA (130) Dr Chukwuma J. Udoh, USA
PRESENT EXECUTIVES OF MAYFLOWER OLD STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
(1) Abiodun Ademorin Shonibare President, (2) Mrs. Tokunbo Sanni Vice President 1, (3) Mrs. Sola Ajala Vice President 2, (4) Mr. Wale Oshunde-General Secretary, (5) Mr. Adeoye Awe Treasurer (6) Mr. Opeoluwa Osisanya-Financial Secretary (7) Mrs. Kemi Oshodi-Social Secretary (8) Mr. Adegbenga Akinade-Assistant General Secretary 1 (9) Mr. Temitope Orefuja-Assistant General Secretary 2 (10) Mr. Ife Omotayo-PRO (11) Mr. Olu Ashiru-Assistant Social Secretary (12) Mr. Taiwo Odunsi-Assistant PRO