Chemstar Manufacturing company boss, Apostle Aderemi Emmanuel Awode, owner of Finecoat and Shield Paints, had his 55th birthday soiree last weekend, it was indeed an impressive gathering as friends, family and associate from all walks of life teemed to celebrate a manufacturing giant, a business tycoon, philanthropist par excellence and an icon of hope to many homes.
The most cherished asset of Remi Awode is not his head full of knowledge but his heart full of love, ears open to listen, and hands willing to help, reason many of his staff, friends and associates eulogized his good virtues at the birthday shindig. Many of those that graced the event took the pleasant achiever on memory lane on how he touched their lives in several ways; he’s no doubt, a good man who brings out the good in other people.
For those that feel that being kind hearted to people got them nothing but rejection and hurt, the story of Aderemi Awode is something the young ones should emulate, despite being hurt a few times, he has never allowed such instances to redefine who he truly is. He’s a lover of people whose generosity amazingly knows no colour, creed or religion. Unarguably, this act is one of the factors that led to the success story of Finecoat Paint today.
He’s a strong believer of an aphorism that, “if you are a thoughtful person who does nice things, don’t stop just because the people failed to see the goodness inside you, it’s their ejection or lack of response that is the problem, not yours. Don’t change yourself, they need to change, they need to work on themselves, keep being the wonderful you”.
The strong unapologetic honest and God fearing Awode is one of most kind-hearted people in the world, reason he doled out several millions to empower some members of Cherubim and Seraphim Movement, Divine Blessing Cathedral located at Alagbado area of Lagos where he’s a founding member. Apostle Awode does not only see it as his duty to give out of his abundance, he shares even his tank indicates reserve.
At 55, according to him, is to live his life full of praises of God who has immensely blessed and favoured him. The event was graced by Mr. Toyin Haastrup, Engr. Tunde Akintona, Mr & Mrs. Sam Ajagu, Members of the Galilee Land Development Committee of the C$S Movement Church led by Dr. Bisi Adedire, Mrs. Odeyinka, Founder Fluorescent Group of Schools, Alh. Soladoye, PRO, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Mr. & Mrs. Yemi Sonde, Sp. Apostle John Oyeku, HRH, Oba Oluwalambe Taiwo J.P., The Olojokoro of Ojokoro Land, Pastor Dayo Paseda, Deputy Managing Director, Chemstar Paints Industry (Nig.) Ltd. and many of the alumni of the University of Ibadan who have been friends since then till date.
Ladies of the Order of Knights of St. Mulumba donates medical equipment to Lagos State
BON Awards 2018: Gov Ajimobi assures Nollywood actors unique experience in Oyo state
Few days to the most hyped Nollywood event in December, Best Of Nollywood, BON, Awards 2018; Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Chief Host for this edition of the pan-Nigerian annual award ceremony has officially been unveiled, and presented with the hosting right of BON Awards 2018.
Seun Oloketuyi, Executive Producer of BON Awards, led a constellation of Nollywood figures to the Agodi office of the Governor, in Ibadan.
Nollywood faces present at the hosting rights presentation are actors, Nkechi Blessing, Taiwo Ibikunle and other members of the BON Awards team.
In his acceptance speech, the Governor applauded the ingenuity and impact that the creative Industry has had on the country.
He appreciated the organizers of BON Awards, for deeming OYO State worthy of hosting this year’s milestone event, making allusion to the fact that 10 is a significant number. He assured his Nollywood guests that he will ensure that come Saturday, December 8, everyone visiting the state would have a taste of the uniqueness of OYO State.
BON Awards, which debuted in 2008, will this year be celebrating 10 years of rewarding exceptional filmmakers in Nigeria.
In a similar development, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos East Senatorial District has endowed the ‘Movie with Best Sound’ at BON Awards 2018; imperatively, the category will be announced as ‘Senator Gbenga Ashafa Movie with Best Sound’.
BON Awards holds December 8, in the city of Ibadan, at the prestigious Kakanfo Inn and Conference Center.
Energy magnate, Louis Ekere, bags Doctorate Degree in America
THE billionaire businessman, Dr. Louis Ekere, Chief Executive Officer, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited, is a man of great feats, who has made several contributions toward the development of many sectors of the economy, especially oil and gas.
Consequently, it was not surprising when he was conferred with the much-talked-about Doctorate Degree by Trinity International University of Ambassadors, Atlanta Georgia, United States of America last Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
The award is conferred on individuals deemed worthy, and who have great experience, knowledge and impact, doing great work at home and abroad. Incidentally, the conferment of the award is coming on the heels of his recent graduation from the prestigious Harvard Business School.
Dr Ekere, who has passion for humanity is not new to awards and honours from all over the globe. This alumnus of the prestigious IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain and the Lagos Business School, he was recently awarded the Certificate of Merit by the US Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, United States of America (USA).
In his resolve to ensure Nigerians across every spectrum enjoy quality healthcare services, Dr Ekere recently opened the multi-billion naira WellMed Healthcare Ltd, an indigenous healthcare company in Lagos that offers one-stop diagnostic solution services with state-of-the-art medical equipment, including 1.5 Tesla MRI, 64-slice CT Scan, 4D Ultrasonography, fully digital X-ray, 3D Echocardiography, Resting and Exercise ECG and fully automated pathology laboratory with a menu of over 3,000 tests.
Apart from this, Dr Ekere is also involved in several philanthropic activities, the recent being the free medical testing on world Hepatitis Day, free medical outreach at Ajah, Lagos, and environs, where residents were screened for chronic lifestyle diseases including diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
He has offered free high-end radiologic and pathology investigations including MRI and CT scan, hitherto unaffordable, to indigent patients of public hospitals including Massey Street Children’s Hospital, General Hospital, Lagos and Epe General Hospital.
Dr. Ekere has employed and sponsored indigenes of host communities where Homeland IOS Ltd operates amongst several other activities.
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