Co-ordinating Council

Adekanola Abiodun Desmond Adeyeye - Coordinating Chairman, Yoruba Ko'ya Leadership and Training Foundation, Osun State Chapter

Mr. Adekanola Abiodun Desmond Adeyeye was born on 8th January, 1980 into the family of late Chief Solomon Olajide Adekanola and mama Olajoju Adekanola of Ekerin’s compound in Ilie, Olorunda local governnment area of Osun state.

Between 1987-1992 he attended CAC primary school Araromi and proceeded to St. Charles grammar school Osogbo between 1992-1998.

The Young Adekanola gained admmision into the federal Polytechnic Offa in 2001 to study Mass communications and finished his National Diploma in 2003. In 2006 he completed his Higher National Diploma in same institution and did his one year National Youths Service Corp in Edo state. In the genesis of his career, Bashorun Adekanola started working with Olusola Adekanola &Co as revenue monitoring officer. He worked with the company in Osun state before he was transferred to Edo state.
In pursuit of his dream, young Adekanola joined Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) between 2011-2013. Thereafter he joined Consolidated Management Consultant Limited in 2013 to 2015.

In his quest to become employer of labours, Bashorun Adekanola established his own poultry farm in 2015 named Bashade farms located in Okinni/Igbokiti road, Okinni Osun State. He is happily married with children.

James Obasa - Coordinating Chairman, Yoruba Ko'ya Leadership and Training Foundation, Kogi State Chapter

Mr. James Obasa attended St. Paul Primary School Olle Bunu and Ajigba College, Bunu, Kogi state. He attended Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho where he studied Computer Engineering. He is a Proprietor of a Private School in Kabba, Kogi State.

Chief Adetunji Ebo - Coordinating Chairman, Yoruba Koya Leadership and Training Foundation, Ogun State Chapter

Chief Adetunji Ebo is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Business Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in Public and Private practice. He also has a strong passion for agriculture.

He is committed to the socio-economic and political development of Yorubaland. He is the pioneer President of Yewa Descendants Union (YDU), UK & Ireland.

Apart from his YDU activities, he is also a trustee of many charities in Nigeria and the UK particularly, Omotayo Wellington Foundation established by his wife in memory of her late mother, Chief (Mrs) Omotayo Oriade-Wellington to empower youth, widows, orphans and other under-privileged..

Emmanuel Ayodeji Adebayo- Coordinating Chairman, Yoruba Ko'ya Leadership and Training Foundation, Lagos State Chapter

Ayodeji Emmanuel Adebayo, born and bred in Ojodu, Ikeja Lagos State, is a trained Teacher, Researcher, Business Development Expert, Political Juggernaut and Public Relations Expert. He studied Health Education at Tai-Solarin University of Education before proceeding to further his studies at Obafemi Awolowo University to study for his Master’s degree where he graduated with honours in the same field of endeavour.

However from childhood, he has been a versatile young man with astute knowledge in Publishing & Publicity cum Media Relations, Business Development, Digital Marketing, Community Service and lots more with varied awards and certifications to his credit. He is a member of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and a registered member of multiple professional bodies including the Internet Society, National Association of Health Educators, Nigeria School Health Association among other numerous bodies where he has bagged several awards and certificates within Nigeria, Africa and globally.

Mr. Olaide Olalere, Coordinating Chairman, Yoruba Koya Leadership and Training Foundation, United Kingdom and Europe

Mr. Olaide Olalere is the Chairman Esteemgreen Limited and Co-founder STAFFSUPPLY Limited (a UK based Recruitment Agency ). Before he started his own business, Olaide was pioneer Pension Fund Administrator with Legacy pension fund managers limited (PFA) after the enactment of Pension Reform Act.

Mr. Olaide Olalere holds a bachelor degree in International Relation and Politics from the prestigious University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom, Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of Bolton Uk (in view). Olaide is a core Yoruba man from Ibadan, Oyo state..

Dr. Lanre Babalola – Chairman, Yoruba Ko’ya Leadership and Training Foundation, United States Chapter

Dr. Lanre Babalola attended the University of Ibadan and the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, both in the United States.

Degrees: DVM, PhD, DO

Professional fellowship –

Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FACOG)
Profession –
Physician Obstetrician and Gynaecologists.
Has practiced Veterinary Medicine and laboratory research in Reproductive Biology.
Home –
Vineland, New Jersey, USA