They refer to her as the Pride of Ondo State. Located in the midst of the plain greenish forestry that distinguish the South Western part of Nigeria in the region of sub-Sahara Africa. The root of the largest Yoruba subgroups is about some 500 Kilometers to Lagos, the commercial center of Nigeria, and to the South Eastern Coast of Ile Ife the Origin Of The Yoruba race.
Ondo City has over the years boast of industrious sons who have taken her name farther in international map. In recent times, some of her sons have ceased not relent in their individual effort, to build on the existing legacy and be a model to the upcoming ones.
The Editorial Of ATAAOJA picked 10 notable residents who have built with their palms Sublime brands.
AYOKUNLE ADEWOLE (CEO FOTOSPIRIT STUDIOS)
The tall lanky Photographer who is ranked as the most travelled and sought after photographer in the city and the state at large is the CEO of Fotospirit Studios, a brand notable for its pre wedding and wedding shoots. The ‘Luxury wedding’ initiator parades one of the most formidable team in the Photography business and boast of high profiled photography engagement within and outside Nigeria.
The young man has independently build for himself a name, and he serves as a model to aspiring photographers and cinematographers.
YETUNDE SALAMI (CEO OF AKONKE OUTFIT)
The graceful looking graduate of Biochemistry Ondo State University Akungba Akoko is the CEO of AKONKE. A tailoring outfit specializing in bespoke and bridal gowns. The top rated seamstress who have tutored a lot of young girls in the act of sewing is a big figure and a role model to young ladies asides being a fashion entrepreneur.
OLUMIDE AKINMOLAYAN (CEO HOUSE OF TALK)
The ace orator, OAP, Comedian and host popularly known as ‘ArkBishop’ is without an iota Of doubt a big name in the compere and oratory business in the city. The ‘Laughsody’ convener has spoken his way into being a household name in the showbiz business in the city and its environs. The compere who handled the wedding of one of the children of the immediate past governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko last year has never hidden his root as he trademarkly showcase his command of his native Ondo dialect in his outings. The radio host at SunCity 101.9 is also a big role model among youths in the city.
TUBOSUN OGUNAYAJO (CEO OLAT BLOCK INDUSTRY)
In the sublime area of Fagun in Ondo City is where you are going to find OLAT Block industry. The mild looking Tubosun is the owner of the industry which has serves as partner to many building contractors within and outside the city. The graduate of Unilorin who is also into confectioneries is a well grounded entrepreneur and employer of Labour.
KOLADE SOLACE (CEO SOLACE CLICK MEDIA)
When you talk about Graphics in Ondo City without mentioning Solace click media, it is a sin against Apollo the Greeks’ god of Arts and knowledge. The graphics designer cum event planner has been in the business of designs for a while. His creative touch is second to none as far as graphic design is concerned. He gladly gives his support to younger ones trying to venture into entertainment in the city.
KINGSLEY BOLUX (CEO BOLUX RECORDS)
The talented music producer is the most highly rated music producer in the city. The producer who is also married to a gospel Artiste is vast experienced in producing as well as digital mixing of songs. He has worked with so many popular musicians and he stands out as a big influence to young school leavers being a voice in a sector that is of high interest to them.
BOLAJI OMOTAYO (CEO GLEETZ MAGAZINE)
The publisher of one the fast rising periodical publications in the country took the city’s online media by storm years back when he launched Ekimogun mirror and GLEETZ magazine and ever since, he has been flying at a celestial height with the brand.
DAPO ADERELE (Dapsang musical Band)
It is no news that Ondos are party loving fellows, and one man who has been serving them the juiciest melody is Mr Dapsing. The musical band which is currently the most patronized in the City has performed in so many outstanding events including Dr Olusegun Mimiko’s Daughter’s wedding. He is also the owner of Mr Dapsing records store.
ADENIKE AKINSEMOLU (FOUNDER GREEN INSTITUTE)
The former digital and social media strategist at ClInton foundation USA is the founder of www.greeninstitute.ng/ . The wide read environmentalist and girl-child education advocate has overtime been a role model to young fresh secondary school leavers and undergraduates by encouraging them to always adopt a more friendly environmental practices as well as offering them trainings on how to embark on this.
AYOKUNLE AKINBOREWA (CEO DON MICROPHONE MEDIA)
The Ondo born notable for his top notch outfit is a classic event planner and cooperate compere. ‘Ay Love’ as he is fondly addressed is a household name when it comes to event compering and show anchoring.
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