Executive Council

Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun - Founder and Vice-President, Yoruba Ko’ya Leadership and Training Foundation

Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun was born on November 9, 1955 at Catholic Mission Hospital, Lagos. Osibogun’s grandfather was the proprietor and first Principal of famous Saviour High School, Vaughan lane Aroloya, Lagos and Otubu memorial school Ijebu –Ode.
 

Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun’s father, Òtunba Olufunmi Osibogun, a retired Permanent Secretary of the Ogun State Civil Service, served in the following offices such as: Chairman, Ogun State Football Association 1976/1979, First Chairman, Ogun State Hotels Limited 1978/1980, Commissioner, Federal Public Complaints Commission, Ogun State 1986/1989. He was also the Otunba Ajana of Ijebuland and 1st Vice Chairman, Council of Otunba Awujale of Ijebuland.

Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun’s mother, Chief Mrs Olayinka Abiodun Osibogun (Otun Gbadeniyi of Ikorodu) was the first trained Nigerian Beautician and Cosmetologist as far back as 1951. A successful business woman and philanthropist, she was the manufacturer of the popular hair cream “Claricer and Iris” in the late 50”s and 60”s until she sold the formulae to U.A.C.

Chief Mrs Osibogun is the daughter of the late Rufus Alexander Adekunle Wright, Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun’s mother; Olayinka Abiodun is the granddaughter of the Late Madam Ibiyemi.

Oyelewo, the daughter of Oba Tunwase of Awujale Ijebu land. Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun has a solid impeccable royal and autocratic background and decades of his family contribution to the growth and development of Ijebu land.

Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye - Secretary-General, Yoruba Ko'ya Leadership and Training Foundation.

Maxwell Adeleye is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Elite Creative Solutions, Nigeria. He is an indigene of Ilogbo-Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State. He is a Trained Teacher, Political Scientist, Talented Investigative Journalist, Publisher, Public Policy Analyst, Media/Public Relations and Development Communications Consultant and Events Planner.
 

He studied English Language/Political Science at College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti. He thereafter proceeded to Adekunle Ajasain University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State to study Political Science Education and graduated with honours. He bagged Masters’ of Science Degree in Political Science (Majoring in Public Administration) at the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos . He is currently undergoing his Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Political Science (majoring in Public Administration) at Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State.
He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Lagos Journalists League and an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.
His core areas of interest are Teaching, Development, Strategic and Political Communications, Public Relations, Events Management, Branding, Public Interest Advocacy, Experiential Marketing, Media Marketing and Research Unravelling Under-development in all ramifications and Public Policy Analysis.

Senator Tokunbo Ogunbanjo- Director, Culture and Value Re-orientation and Head, Blue Team, Yoruba Koya Leadership and Training Foundation

Senator Tokunbo Ogunbanjo is a respected Yoruba manfrom Ijebu in south west Nigeria. His father, Chief Chris Ogunbanjo is also a wealthy businessman and prominent AMORC member in Nigeria. Toks, as Ogunbanjo is fondly called has been a Non-Executive Director at AIICO Insurance Plc since March 22, 2007. He was elected Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2003 to represent Ogun East Senatorial District.
 

Senator Ogunbanjo served as a Director of BNL (formerly) Bouygues Nigeria Limited, Dragages Engineering Company Limited, Johnson Wax Nigeria Limited, NFI Insurance Plc, IPI Plc and IDEaS (Information Display Exhibit and Systems Ltd).
He attended Trent College, Long Eaton, (UK) and Cherwell Tutorial College, Oxford, (UK) where he attained his GCE Ordinary and Advance levels. He holds LLB from the University of Buckingham (UK) between 1980 – 1982. He attended the Nigerian Law School in1983.

Akinyemi Oluwasetomi David - Director, Record and Documentation, Yoruba Ko'ya Leadership and Training Foundation, National Secretariat.

Akinyemi Oluwasetomi David is From Ekiti State. He is a young man that is vibrantly seeking for the emancipation and betterment of the Yoruba land and Yoruba people at large.  He is a certified Connector and Digital Marketing Expert. 

Alhaji Olalekan Ajia- Director, Agriculture and Food Production, Yoruba Ko'ya Leadership and Training Foundation.

Alhaji Olalekan Muhammed Ajia worked in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as Communication for Development Specialist (2000 to 2016) after 21 years in Broadcasting as a Senior Reporter/News Editor and Producer at NTA Abeokuta, Head of Television Production at NTA TV College, Jos,

and Deputy Director/ pioneer Head of Public Affairs of the National Broadcasting Commission, Abuja. He is a passionate believer in modern Agriculture as the cornerstone of development of Yoruba Land. He is the coordinator of GREEN team project of Yoruba Ko’ya Leadership and Training Foundation.

Mr. Olamide Olasupo- Director, Information Technology and Head, Red Team

Olamide Olasupo has over a decade experience in the dynamic area of interest that is most relevant in the modern age. He is qualified with BSc (Hons) in Computing from the University of Greenwich, M.SC IT & MBA Entrepreneurial on International Business & e-Marketing from Cardiff Met University.


He is Prince-2-qualified Project Manager. All his acquired professional qualification and professional development programme build him as a Plant in most Programme & Project he participates. He has helped many organisations realized their core focus area with his professional recommendation on IT in this technology drift era which results in sustainability revenue generation for the organisations.

He is seen as a strategic leader and elegant project manager that value modules and strategy. Being a researcher and a member of the University of Greenwich Innovation Centre, he is enthusiastic about making a positive contribution to the success of Large, SMEs and Start-up Businesses.

Olasupo is a passionate Yoruba man with zeal for developing knowledge-based entrepreneurship among the younger generation.

Barr. Tayo Douglas- Director, Legal Affairs, Yoruba Koya Leadership and Training Foundation

Tayo Douglas, Esq., hails from Akunnu Town in the Akoko North-East Area of Ondo State. He is a Legal Practitioner and has been in active practice for some past decades. He attended the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria as well as the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.He holds a Masters degree certificate in law and has appeared in the annals of his career before the following courts of the land and these are;


Customary Courts, Magistrate Courts, High Court, Election Petition Tribunals, Arbitration,  Court  of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

He is an international legal expert whose area of specialization includes but not limited to Constitutional and Chieftaincy matters, Aviation, Energy, Communications, Environmental and Immigration laws.

He is happily married to Mrs. Yetunde Douglas and the marriage is by the Grace of God blessed with children.

Mr. Olakunle Olujimi Osuntokun – Director, Finance and Investment, Yoruba Koya Leadership and Training Foundation

Mr. Osuntokun retìred from banking after more than 30 years of meritorious service with First Bank of Nigeria Ltd in 2012.His career path straddled Corporate, Commercial and Investment Banking.He was also a counterpart staff with Arthur Anderseen Consulting over an 18 month period and played a pivotal role in the Fbn century 2 transformation  project which helped in repositioning Fbn in the banking sector.
His area of core competence involves guiding strategic planning teams, operational controls and change management with a focus on building profitable organisations in challenging markets.


A versatile and holistic leader with a track record of repeatedly achieving double digit profitability improvements as a Branch Manager, Area Manager and Regional Manager.

His areas of impact included strategic planning, marketing and business development, team building, revenue and profit growth, mergers and acquisitions. 

He is currently the MD/CEO of Sozopee International Ltd an engineering equipment marketing company. He is also Chairman of Kulkit Ventures and a director of Rasede Ventures.

Oluyi Akintade Tayo – Director, Youth and Students Mobilization

Mr. Oluyi is native of Akure in Akure South Local Government of Ondo state Nigeria. 

He studied Business Administration at Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Ondo State.

Oluyi served as Director of Action and Mobilization, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Ondo/Ekiti axis in 2009. He also served as the National President of the National Association of Akure Students in 2014.

He is a cinematographer by profession.

Dr. Samuel Fasanmi – Director, Education and Civic Orientation, Yoruba Koya Leadership and Training Foundation

He is a Psychologist and University Don. He hails from Ekiti State.

Otunba Babatope Ogunnowo – Director, Business Development, Yoruba Koya Leadership and Training Foundation

He is a business man per excellence. He hails from Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

General Ayo Ebenezer Vaughan – Director, Security and Intelligence, Yoruba Koya Leadership and Training Foundation

He is a retired Nigerian Military and Intelligence expert.