Olakunle Jamiu Azeez

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Olakunle Jamiu Azeez
Born (1981-12-04) 4 December 1981 (age 40)
Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria)
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
  • Businessman
  • philanthropist

Olakunle Jamiu Azeez (born 4 December 1981), is a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of Kaysa Group and Fertile Dreams Foundation.

Early life and education[edit]

Azeez attended A.U.D Primary School, Iganna, Iwajowa, Oyo State before preceding to Winfield College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State for his secondary education. He graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in electrical engineering.[1]

Career[edit]

Azeez began his career in 2002, working as a show promoter and record label owner in the entertainment industry. In 2007, he left the entertainment industry and became a consultant in the oil and gas industry. Later in his career, he started Kaysa Group as an oil and gas industry, investment, real estate, agriculture and food production and mining industry.[1]

Philanthropy[edit]

Azeez founded Fertile Dreams Foundation to support the less privileged in Nigeria. In 2006, the foundation launched Keep Your Dreams Alive Program aimed at providing scholarship, medical outreaches and empowerment initiatives to the poor people in Nigeria.[1][2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2016, Azeez received a recognition award at the Green October Event 2016 in recognition for his "humanitarian support to orphans and widows in Nigeria".[3][4] In 2018, he received a Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Award for his "humanitarian gesture to the less privilege and his commitment to the development of Nigerian youths".[5]

Personal life[edit]

Azeez was born in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is a native of Osun State, Nigeria. His father Abdul Azeez Tijani from Osun State was the chief imam of Dopemu central mosque, Ikeja, Lagos. His mother Aishat Azeez Tijani from Oyo State was a trader. Azeez is married with three children. He is a Muslim, while his wife is a Christian.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nwafor, Polycarp (30 December 2020). "Meet Otunba Jamiu Olakunle Azeez, Kaysa Group founder with many awards". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  2. "Fertile Dream Foundation Distributes Face Mask To Lagosians As The Second Wave Of Covid-19 Hits Up". Leadership Newspaper. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  3. "All the Photos from LaMode Magazine's "Green October" Event with Chika Ike, Belinda Effah, Emmanuel Ikubese, Tomi Odunsi & More". BellaNaija. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  4. "Photos: La Mode Magazine Green October Event 2016". La Mode Magazine. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  5. Ekpo, Nathan (18 October 2018). "Tonto Dikeh Present Award To Popular Abuja Estate Guru Otunba Olakunle". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 29 January 2021.


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