FOLAKE IJELU OKEOWO, YEYE BOBASEYE OF ILARA KINGDOM
Chief (Mrs) Folake Ijelu Okeowo, is a bonafide childof Ikorodu and Agbowa Ikosi. She was born on 20th of May. 1964 and attended Ireti Primary School, Ikoyi and St. Timothy College, Yaba.
Chief (Mrs) Okeowo relocated to the United States of America, where she pursued a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. She started first m. in business, as a trader in the 1990s. She’s currently an Italian jewellery merchant and Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Flaky Swarovski and owner of Abula, an African Restaurant based in Lekki. Lagos. She’s happily married to Adesoji Okeowo and blessed with children.
CHIEF OLUWASEUN WILLIAMS AFUYE,
Akeweje of Ilara Kingdom
He hails from the family of the 1st Eketa-Ilu of Ilara Kingdom and 1ST JEWO-
OBA of Ilara Kingdom respectively (The Bakare-Afuye Descendants Family) of Aleke Quarters. Ilara, Eredo LCDA, in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State. Nigeria.
He is one of the illustrious Sons of late Pa. Moses Muniru AFUYE and Madam Adunni Sikiratu AFUYE (nee Apena-Busura).
AFUYE Oluwaseun Williams is an Alumnus of the then Lagos State College of Primary Education (LACOPED) now Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED). Noforija where he served as the P.R.O. of both the National Association of Business Education Students (NABES) and the Students Union Government (SUG). He had his Secondary Education from Igbooye Community High School. Igbooye-Epe. He taught in Nazareth Commercial College. Ibonwon-Epe in 2007 and Okemagba Junior Grammar School. Mojoda-Epe from 2009 to 2010, as a P.T.A. Teacher. He proceeded to the First Paragon & Renaissance College. Ojuemuren, Odogunyan-Ikorodu. as a Teacher, and from there to Kings & Queens Group of School (formerly known as Ola-Oluwa Nursery & Primary School). 7th Avenue. Rofo-Estate. Odogunyan-Ikorodu, as a Head Teacher between 2010 to 2012. He also served in Lagos State Model Junior College. Igbonla-Eredo.
Epe. Lagos State as a Teacher, as M.OD. and as a House Manager between 2012 to 2018: where he was given the Best House Manager’s Award in 2015/2016 Academic Year and Award of Commendation in 2017. He is a fully registered Member of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). He is a proficient Non-Academic Staff of the prestigious Lagos State University (LASU), where He also teaches as a Lecturer in the Sandwich Degree Programme, Epe.
AFUYE Oluwaseun Williams has invested heavily in Academic and Human Capital Development. He bagged a Bachelor of Science/Education (B.Sc/Ed) Degree and a Master of Education (M.Ed) Degree in Business Education from the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode. Ogun State.
He is a Member of the Association of Business Educators of Nigeria (ABEN). He is also a Long-standing experienced Member of the Nigerian Vigilance and Community Service Corps (NVCSC) which is popularly known as the VGN. He is one of the State Intelligence Officers in
He is a Seasoned Teacher, Business educator, Researcher with sound Human relation skills. He
is the pioneer General Secretary of the Peace-Making Group (PMG). Ilara. Eredo-Epe. Lagos
State. He is also the Pioneer Secretary of the renowned BAKARE-AFUYE DESCENDANTS
ASSOCIATION, Ilara, Eredo LCDA. Epe Local Government Area. Lagos State. Nigeria duly
registered with CAC/IT /NO 148031.
AFUYE Oluwaseun Williams in His continuous quest for knowledge was prompted when he
heard that the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, has been accredited to
offer Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Business Education by National Universities Commission (NUC):
He enrolled as one of the First-Set in 2019 without hesitation. He is currently a PhD student of
the Nation’s Premier University of Education. First (ist) in Nigeria. Second (znd) in Africa and
Eighth (8th) in the World.
He acknowledges Chief Stephen O. Bakare (Baba-Alaje of Ijebu Land), the Chairman.
Oluwalogbon Group of Companies Ltd.: Mrs. Adunni S. Afuye. Bishop Dr. Adekunle Afuye. as well as Apostle Dr. Chris Bakare (USA), for their numerous roles in His academic and private lives.
PRINCESS SAMIAT ABOLANLE BADA
YEYE SEWA OF ILARA KINGDOM
She was born in December 28, 1973 to the blessed family of late Alhaji Olatunji Raheem Bada and late Chief Mrs. Afolakemi Bada UP). She attended Moslem Primary School Odogbolu, then to Odogbolu Grammar School and completed at Ajao Estate High School, Anthony Village, Lagos.
She proceeded to Ogun State University now Olabisi Onabanjo University for her diploma in marketing, later to Lagos State University Ojo, where she bagged her B.Sc. honours in Geography and planning, and also PGD in social works 2012/2013 and later. Masters in social works 2017/2018.
She worked briefly with the town planning office in Kosofe Local Government and later enrolled at Gateway Catering Institute. The business ingenuity in her afforded her the platform to provide the first-class service in the field of catering and hotel management. She later established Predema catering and boutique services.
Because of her love for politics, she joined partisan politics by becoming a strong member of
Alliance for Democracy (AD).which later transformed into Action Congress (AC) and later metamorphosed into Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and later changed to All Progressives Congress (APC). She was first elected Vice Chairman of Ikosi Isheri LCDA in 2011 and later re-elected in 2017 as the Vice Chairman, the position she held until 30th January 2020 when she was sworn in as the Executive Chairman of Ikosi-Isheri L.C.D.A by the Executive Governor of Lagos State. Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.
After being declared winner of the 2021 Local Government Chairmanship Elections in Ikosi -Isheri LCDA by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, she was sworn in as the Executive Chairman of Ikosi-Isheri LCDA by the Executive Governor of Lagos State. Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu on July 27th, 2021.
HON. (MRS.) SAIDAT OLAYINKA OLADUNJOYE,
YEYE AKOGUN OF ILARA KINGDOM
Honourable (Mrs.) Saidat Olayinka Oladunjoye studied at the prestigious University of Lagos (UNILAG), where she had her 1st degree B.A (History) in 1981 and later bagged her M.Phil in 1986.
In 1987, she joined the Service of Lagos State Government as an Administrative Officer Grade 1/Project Officer and rose to become a senior Administrative Officer.
In 1997 she obtained an LLB at The University of Lagos and was called to the Bar in 1999.
She worked at Industrial and General Insurance Company (lGI), and later African General Insurance Brokers LTD.
She later set up her own Insurance Brokers – Biscons Insurance Brokers LTD. as a Managing Director/CEO.
She served as the Honourable Commissioner for Education Lagos – State – (2011-2015).
She was again appointed Honourable Commissioner for Commerce Industry and Cooperatives and was also appointed a member of Lagos State Economic Advisory Committee.
MR. FOLORUNSO FOLARIN-COKER DG NTDC
BABA ETO OF ILARA KINGDOM
Folorunsho Coker, popularly known as ‘Foli Coker’, is a renowned Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneur with years of experience as a public administrator. He is currently serving for the second term as the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC).
He is a household name in social and government circles. His father and Lagos High Chief. Late Elderman Chief Folarin Coker (Saba Eto of Lagos) was a highly regarded personality and a famous socialite.
Born on 27th July. 1965. to the Lagos families of Coker of Olowogbowo and Agoro of Idumota.
He attended “Corona School” and “St Gregory’s College. Lagos” for primary and secondary school education respectively.
He studied for A-Levels at St Bees School in Cumbria. England and graduated from Manchester University with a B.A. Hons in Combined Studies.
Thereafter, he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of West Minister. in London.
Owner of the famous Lacasa brand, Folorunsho Coker was a very successful business entrepreneur before his Public Service Career began in 1999. Prior to his present appointment, he served Lagos State Government in various capacities including: as Principal Aide to His
Excellency, Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor.
Founding Chief Executive Officer to the Lagos State Number Plate Production Authority and as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts.
As the Lagos State Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, he established a Tourism roadmap for the state, that aimed to re-tell the story of Lagos through the “ONE LAGOS” brand.
As Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, he has conceived the ‘Tour Nigeria’ brand to drive domestic consumption of tourism assets and products in Nigeria, create new channels of expression, commercialize tourism and generate employment. He has also partnered with digital powerhouses like Google. Facebook and Wikipedia to leverage on their platforms and digital reach, to drive Domestic Tourism awareness and promote the best of Nigeria locally and internationally.
Folorunsho Coker likes to spend quality family time at home or travelling with his family. He is a member of several social clubs in Lagos (Island Club. Yoruba Tennis Club. Metropolitan Club, Polo Club, etc). He is passionate about water sports and spends quality time boating.
He is happily married to Aisha Rimi, a legal practitioner. They are blessed with children.
DR. TAIWO OLUFEMI SALAAM, FORMER LAGOS P.S.
Otunba Fiwagboye of Ilara Kingdom
Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam had his first work experience at the Nigerian Airways at TBS. Airport and Air Booking Centre (ABC) Ikeja before departing for England to attend the Centre for Business Studies in
Greenwich between 1981 and 1983 where he obtained his Transport Professional Certificate and became a Member of Chartered Institute of Transport (M.C.IT) London.
He returned to Nigeria to participate in the one year compulsory National Youth Service Corp exercise and was posted to Nigerian Airways. Kano State as a foreign student between 1983/84. He later joined Lagos State Transport Corporation (LSTC) on June 18. 1986 as a Deport Manager and was posted to Olowu Depot. Sura. Lagos.
He successfully supervised the operation of 56 Mercedes Benz 1617 type automatic buses which were put into use for the first time in Nigeria. This made the management of the organisation to transfer him to other depots e.g. Cappa. Ilupeju A and B and 608 depots where he also performed excellently well.
Dr. Salaam obtained his Master’s degree in Transport Planning at the prestigious Lagos State
University (LASU) in 1997 as a pioneer student of this course. He also completed a Doctorate
Degree, Ph.D., in Transport Geography (2016) from the same institution.
He was employed by World Bank for Lagos State Water Corporation as Transport Officer and
worked in various capacities from 1995 to 2011 as Transport Officer. Zonal Manager. Area Manager and District Manager up till 2010 before the then Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN requested for his transport professional services in the Lagos State transport mainstream to fortify the Department of Transport Policy. Planning and
Coordination in the Ministry of Transportation.
He was appointed the Director, Transport Policy Planning and Coordination in August. 2012,
this position he occupied until his appointment as a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Transportation on the 3rd of November. 2017 till 19th of August 2019 when he was redeployed to the Ministry of the Local Government and Community Affairs from where he retired on Friday, 15th May, 2020.
Shortly after his retirement, he was employed by the Lagos State University as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Transport as well as Head of Department. for the department of Transportation and Infrastructural Technology, where he is presently impacting his wealth of experience on the students of the department for the future benefit of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.
SURVEYOR JELILI KOLAWOLE OLAYEMI
Asoju Oba of Ilara Kingdom
Surveyor Jelili Kolawole Olayemi was born in Ibonwon in 1954 to late Mr. and Mrs. Rasak Bakare Olayemi.
He had his Primary Education at Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School. Ibonwon between 1960 and 1965. later attended Ansar-ud-deen Modern School also in Ibonwon.
His Secondary Education was at Okemagba High School, Mojoda – Epe, from 1970-1974.
The then young vibrant and brilliant Jelili later joined the service of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing – Survey department in 1974 and was tested and found equitable for training as a Land Surveyor. Hence proceeded on sponsorship to the Federal School of Surveying. Oyo: where he bagged the HND Land Surveying in 1981.
He also had the Postgraduate Diploma in Aerospace Surveys (Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing) at the Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science (AFRIGIST) – Obafemi Awolowo University Campus. Ile-Ife in Osun State.
As a Government Surveyor, he partook in many National and International Surveys including the Nigeria/Benin Republic Border and presently as a private surveyor, he has been very reputable and successful. He is a prominent member of the Nigeria Institution of Surveyors.
His involvement in politics saw him becoming the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State between 2008 and 2011.
Believing so much in giving back to his community, thus was recognized along this line and became the Baba Adunni of Ibonwon Muslim Community in 2016.
TUNDE BADEJO of Md & CEO oF Soft Alliance and Resources Ltd.
Otunba Gbobaniyi of Ilara Kingdom
He is the first of 19 children. He was born in Iperu, the ancient town of the former Western Region of Nigeria, which is the present Ogun State on 24th July 1949.
His elementary education spans across Oyo, Ogun and Edo States between 1955 and 1974 before leaving the shores of the country to obtain a first degree in Mathematics from Chicago State University in Illinois. His career began in the United States with the Allstate Insurance American, Compuware, IBM, American Software and Oracle Corporation.
Mr. Badejo played a major role in the Global Computerization Project of the Lagos State Government with over 5000 users. His vast experience in Software Development and IT Business was instrumental to the success of the project and subsequent establishment of a Software Company “Soft Alliance & Resources Limited. Mr. Badejo also sits on the board of a number of companies in Nigeria.
MRS. OPEYEMI OLUWATOSIN BADEJO, Md & CEO, Aflabels Ltd.
Yeye Gbobaniyi of Ilara Kingdom
Beautiful Mrs. Opeyemi Oluwatosi Badejo is the founding CEO of Aftabels Limited.
Tosin, as she is fondly addressed, is the 4th of 5 children. She was born in the ancient town of Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State of Nigeria, on the 31st day of October 1981.
Her elementary education was in Oyo State before continuing to the University of Lagos where she obtained a first degree in Human Kinetics. She continued to study fashion design and established a fashion design house in Ikeja, Lagos State. She made clothing for famous clientele.
Mrs Badejo is married to Mr Tunde Badejo and they are blessed with children. Mrs. Badejo sits on the board of a number of companies in Nigeria.