Professor Adebayo Yusuf Cameron GRILLO

Professor Adebayo Yusuf Cameron GRILLO

The Quintessential Master Artist and Educator Widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Yusuf Grillo has led a prolific career that has shaped the discourse of modern art in the country. Emerging to prominence and international recognition in the 1960s and 1970s, Grillo’s work is deeply influenced by the characteristics of traditional […]

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Chief Joseph Oladele SANUSI, CON

Chief Joseph Oladele SANUSI, CON

Chief Joseph Oladele SANUSI, CON Former GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK of NIGERIA Born on September 24, 1938 in Ogbagi Akoko, Ondo State, Chief Joseph Sanusi studied at the South-west London College and Kingston College of Technology, England from 1962-1965, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) in 1969 and became Fellow of the Nigerian Institute […]

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Orlando Julius Ekemode

Orlando Julius Ekemode

Orlando Julius Ekemode Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist Orlando Julius is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is credited as one of the first musicians to fuse US R&B into traditional highlife music, creating his own influential Afrobeat sound during the mid-‘60s. Fondly called OJ by his friends and admirers, Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya […]

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Chief Razaq Akanni OKOYA

Chief Razaq Akanni OKOYA

Razaq Akanni OKOYA Chairman, ELEGANZA Groups Chief Razaq Akanni Okoya was born in Lagos on January 12, 1940, to Tiamiyu Ayinde and Alhaja Idiatu Okoya. He attended Ansar-ud-Deen Primary School, Oke-Popo, Lagos, and this ended up providing his only formal education. With a tailor for a father, Razaq spent most of his after-school hours learning […]

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Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, CON

Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, CON

Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, CON A Boardroom Colossus DAWN Commission celebrates Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, CON  on the occasion of his 80th Birthday  Born on 7th September, 1940, in Agege, Lagos State, Chief Olusegun Osunkeye attended King’s College, Lagos, 1954-58 and trained at Messrs Akintola Williams and Co. His erudition became more manifest when he was under […]

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Chief Wale Adenuga, MFR

Chief Wale Adenuga, MFR

Founder, Wale Adenuga Productions Limited Wale Adenuga is a Nigerian series producer, who is popular for his productions; Ikebe Super, Binta and Friends, Papa Ajasco and Super Story. He was once a cartoonist and a publisher. He was born on the 24th of September 1950, in Gbongan, to Chief J.A. Adenuga, a big businessman in Ile-Ife. […]

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Chief Ayo FASANMI

Chief Ayo FASANMI

DAWN Commission mourns the passing of an Elder Statesman and an ardent follower and prodigy of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Ayorinde Fasanmi, who died on Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 at the age of 94 and was interred in his country home in Iye Ekiti, Ilejemeje Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Tuesday, […]

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Professor Wole Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka Nigerian Playwright, Poet, Author, Teacher, Political Activist and Nobel Laureate  DAWN Commission celebrates our very own literary icon, intellectual social critic, inspiring activist, globally renowned, Africa’s finest, respected Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on the occasion of his 86th Birthday Celebration         Professor Akínwándé Olúwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyínká was born […]

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