Mama Susan Oyemade is 75. But you will not know, unless you are told. This is because she doesn’t look like a Mama. She also does not look 75. There is nothing in her looks to show that she is in her 70s. She does not look it at all. There are no signs of aging. There are no wrinkles. She walks sprightly. She is still agile. She bounces when she walks. She looks healthy. Her skin glows like that of a baby. She reads without glasses. She has a sharp retentive memory. She is mentally alert. She is social media friendly. She gets on her laptop from time to time to dig up information. She is goggle-friendly. There is nothing about this lovely woman to suggest that she is that far gone in age.
So strong is she that she still travels round the world delivering lectures on Wellness. She is a Wellness coach. All she loves to talk about now is how to live long in good health. She is very knowledgeable about Healthy Living. She’s gone through that route before. She is the one that introduced Forever Living Products to Nigeria. She has moved on from there to run Turn Back Time; a company that provides the next generation of anti-aging treatments. All they do is to help you look younger and feel healthier; make your skin look younger; improve your memory; to feel more energetic; to increase libido and sexual satisfaction, helps to loose weight, helps to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke, and many more just by logging on to www.turnbacktimenig.com.
Mama Susan Shola Oyemade will always tell you that people should avoid Stress because it damages arteries, triggering Heart Attack and Stroke. According to her, Healthy Beauty is more than Skin Deep. She knows her onions. She has been an award winner for years at Forever Living Nigeria. She and her hubby, Adewale Oyemade in 2009 were adjudged No 5 Distributor for Forever Nigeria. They were also one of the Top 10 Distributors. She and her husband won the Top 10 Award winner in 2017 And she has won many more awards.
She is today an Integrity & Nutrition Wellness coach. Three years ago, she did a training in the US on Integrity & Nutrition. Then, she did another one on Nutrition & Weight Management in the U.K. She is now fully into Training. “I am so busy doing Training all over the world”, she told City People last week. “I train. I do retreats every year in Dubai on Spirituality and Personal Development. I do trainings in Dubai & Abu Dhabi. She does Coaching in any area of life that is required of her. At 75, I can’t just sit down and do nothing. I will be sick. I talk to people about how to stay healthy, how to age without ageing, how to be well and vibrant. How to eat right. How to prevent all the diseases related to lifestyle & ageing like Obesity, Stroke, BP, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Prostrate Cancer and many more. All these health challenges can be avoided. I teach them how to care for themselves. Prevention is better than cure. I train people to know more about their health”.
It is easier for her because she has been a teacher all her life.
Mama is from Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and she is a Fellow of the Society of Teachers’ Education. She is an Educator, a Secretarial Administrator, Entrepreneur, Nutrition and Weight Management Consultant, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a Motivational Speaker, a Transformational Leader and a Philanthropist.
She had her primary, secondary and teacher’s training education in Nigeria before proceeding to England in 1964 where she studied and obtained her professional qualifications, Higher Secretarial Diploma and Teacher’s Diploma in Business Education. While in London, Susan worked as a Secretarial Staff and also as a Teacher. She is a member of various professional bodies, amongst which are: Fellow of the Society of Teachers in Business Education (U.K), Lecturer Member of the Institute of Qualified Private Secretaries (UK), Member of the Nigerian Association of Business Education (NABE).
She attended Emmanuel School for her primary school, then St. Saviour’s School and Harding Memorial School, all in Ado Ekiti. She proceeded to African Church Teachers Training College, Ikere-Ekiti, St. James’ Academy, Oxford Street, London, England, Pitman College, Southampton Row, High Holborn, London and Kilburn Polytechnic, Kilburn, London. She also attended Speedwriting College 59-61 South Molton Street London W1.
She has a Nigeria Teachers’ Certificate Grade III, Highter Secretarial Diploma (UK), Teachers’ Diploma (Business Education) (UK), Nutrition and Weight Management Certificate (UK) and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certificate (USA). She has had impressive career. She has worked as a Secretariat Staff, British Post Office, London, Deputy Supervisor, Audio Typing Pool, London Borough of Camden, Typewriting Teacher, Pitman Central College, High Holborn, London (Part-time), Executive Secretary, Texaco Nigeria Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria, Deportment Teacher, YWCA Secretariat College, Lagos (Part-Time), and Proprietress/Principal, Speedwriting Secretarial Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.
She once published a high quality secretarial magazine. She was Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Professional Publishing Ltd, Lagos Managing Director, Healthy Lifestyle Nigeria Ltd. Co-Managing Director, Forever Living Products Nigeria Limited, Lagos, Nigeria (2000-2007), Managing Director, Turn Back Time Nigeria Limited.
She returned to Nigeria in 1972 and worked as Executive Secretary as well as a part-time lecturer. In 1976, Susan established Speedwriting International Secretarial College, an affiliate of the London Business College. The graduates of the college occupy top positions in reputable organisations globally.
Her passion for quality education inspired her to serve on the Board of the following Educational Institutions at various times: Lagos State Continuing Education, YWCA Secretarial College, Atlantic Hall Educational Trust Council, Grange Education Limited. Currently she is serving on the Board of Trustees of Westerfield College, Lagos and The Teaching Network Foundation as well as the Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria, where she gives financial support regularly.
In 2006, her philanthropic nature, moved her, with the help of her husband, Engr. Wale Oyemade, to build a Center for Skill Acquisition for the inmates of the Female Prison, Kirikiri, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria where the women acquire various skills, undergo personal development training and prepare themselves for life after prison term.
With her Heart of Compassion Foundation, the Foundation for the Development of Children and Youths, Susan and Wale Oyemade Foundation and with the support of her husband, many children and youths have been put to school, from primary level to the university with full scholarship. Many women and youths have also been empowered through her foundation with interest-free revolving loan. Periodically, She renders financial assistance to hospital long-stay-patents. She also offers free counselling to both young and old free-of-charge all over the world.
Her love for others to enjoy good health and have financial freedom, motivated her and her husband to assist Forever Living Products International, USA to establish and run Forever Living Products Nigeria where thousands of people are enjoying good health and financial freedom. The ripple effect of this has spread to many African countries as well as the continents of the world.
In recognition of her service and contributions, she received the following awards: Merit Award of the Counselling Association of Nigeria (1997), ECOWAS distinguished Corporate Achievers of the Year (1998), Outstanding People of the 20th Century Award, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (2000), Youth Developer of the Year 2004, Northern Forum, National Youth Council of Nigeria), Achievers’ Award for Leadership Excellence of Women’s Contributions to Nation Building and the Universal Peace Federation Ambassador for Peace Award (2011), etc. She has just floated a new foundation called A Better Me, A Better Nigeria.
Susan Oyemade has the love of children, youths and elders at heart.
Website: www.wellnessandabundancecoach.com, E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you relax?
I use to play tennis though I don’t play much it like before, for me I do a lot of mission work both home and abroad, I love reading, I’m more relaxed when am reading, I’m always with 1 book.