Royal African Young Leadership Award

Top 100 Royal African Young Leaders list.

“I’m always proud of you and we are really proud of all you’re doing. Just, keep it up..”

Those were the words of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi ( Ojaja II) as he honoured me with the prestigious Royal African Young Leadership Award today at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

According to the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF) of His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni, this is to recognise and honour you as one of the “admirable and outstanding young Nigerians that are breaking the ceilings,changing the status quo and birthing new speeds of outstanding achievements in Governance and Leadership in the most populous black nation on earth”

I feel greatly honoured and humbled to be found worthy of such recognition and prestigious award from the throne of Oduduwa. I never knew the little we are trying to do can be so valued to have made the list of 100 African Young Leaders. Award recipients are great Nigerians from banking, Governance, ICT, Creative Industry, Business, Entrepreneurship,Manufacturing, Innovation etc.

What else can I say but to first return all glory to God for HIS uncommon grace, favour and faithfulness. He has once again proved what HE said some years ago that, “I am sending you on a generational assignment”, to be true.

For me, this is not a reward for work done done because work has not started. Its simply a call to work and the great assignment of building a functional Society.

The turn out was massive and the award was jointly presented to me by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development – Mr. Sunday Dare and the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University – Prof. Eyitayo Ogunmodede at the capacity filled Oduduwa Hall, OAU venue of the grand event.

Yesterday was indeed a unique friday as my Governor and Leader, Ogbeni Gboyega Oyetola was also honoured with a Doctorate Degree at the Joseph Ayo Babalola University. Congratulations your excellency sir!

‘Tunde Olatunji
Office of the Chief Whip
Osun State House of Assembly
Teacher | Finance & Economic Expert | Public Servant