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MEET THE FOUNDER - OLAJUMOKE ADENOWO

Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo (born in 1968) is a Nigerian Architect, Speaker, Radio Host, Philantropist and Author. CNN has described her as “Africa’s Starchitect”. She has been featured in the World’s foremost Architectural Journal; Architectural Record and has spoken on several platforms including the Global Women’s Forum and Harvard Business School (African Business Club). She hosts a Syndicated Radio show on Leadership “Voice of Change”.

 

She is an associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators- 2015, a member of the African Leadership Network- 2015, and also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA)- 1994.

 

Education

Adenowo studied Architecture from the age of 14 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, graduating with a Bsc (Hons) in Architecture and the coveted faculty prize in 1988. She subsequently obtained the first distinction in the Msc. Architecture (an all A average) in the history of the University.

 

Entrepreneurship and Career

Adenowo also ran an oil and gas firm, Advantage Energy, and runs a property management firm, Advantage Energy. She worked with Towry Coker and Associates and with Femi Majekodunmi Associates (where she designed the Federal Ministry of Finance in Abuja at the age of 23).

 

Adenowo founded her own firm in 1994, AD Consulting, an architecture and interior design firm, which has been involved in the design and construction of over 70 projects for the Nigerian Government and various corporate and financial institutions. AD’s clients include the world’s strongest brands like Coca-Cola and L’oreal.

 

 

Adenowo mentors and develops young architectural talents through AD’s internship schemes. AD Consulting has received several awards for design excellence and is Nigeria’s most internationally awarded firm. In 1991, Adenowo was featured in “Who will be who in the 21st century” (young achievers section) by the International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England and “Those who Inspire: Nigeria (2015).

 

Awards

Olajumoke Adenowo has received several awards for her Architecture and Philantrophy, including an award from The International Alliance for Women, the Rare Gems 2007 Award, which is awarded by the Women’s Optimum Development Foundation (WODEF) and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIFEM), she was nominated at the CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards in the West African Business Woman of The Year award category, for her work with women empowerment and several other awards.

 

Awesome Treasures Foundation

Adenowo founded Awesome Treasures Foundation in 1999 to raise transformational leaders. The NGO has raised hundreds of entrepreneurs with notable success. ATF runs Camp Dawn, an educational camp, to address the education gap for inner-city kids. Mentoring for entrepreneurial and career success is a focus, numeric and literacy skills are developed. ATF runs Awesome Princesses for young girls in the inner city at risk of sexual abuse. Leadership training and training for entrepreneurial and career success is a focus. Coaching, financial, medical and educational intervention is frequently needed. Awesome Treasures runs Synergy groups to closely mentor and groom women for Leadership and entrepreneurship. Awesome Treasures International and national summits attract crowds of up to 5000 and over the years has attracted over 80,000 attendees. Her syndicated radio Show and Podcast, Voice of Change, is heard by millions weekly.

 

Published Works

  • Lifespring: The Mother’s Prayer manual (Revised and Updated Edition). AuthorHouse; 5 July 2012. ISBN 978-1-4685-8288-8.
  • The Mysterious Seed: Powerful Secrets of Financial Increase. AuthorHouse; January 2013. ISBN 978-1-4685-8285-7.
  • Designed for Marriage. Awesome Treasures Foundation; 2013. ISBN 978-978-932-589-4
  • Covenant Forces. Sovereign Flame Publishing.
  • Child of Destiny. Sovereign Flame Publishing; 1996.

 

Personal Life

She is married to Olukorede Adenowo. They have two sons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

  • "CNN celebrates Nigerian female architect: Olajumoke Adenowo". Nigerian Tribune. December 13, 2014.
  • "Adenowo: Branding Nigeria Through Architecture", Sunday Magazine, The Guardian (Nigeria), 15 December 2013. Accessed 13 January 2013.
  • "I love creating things, not just buildings", The Nation, 18 March 2012. Accessed 24 December 2012.
  • AD Consulting: Principal Partner. Accessed 24 December 2012.
  • About Me Adenowo's personal website.
  • "Olajumoke Adenowo On The Cover Of TW Magazine’s June Edition", Today's Woman website, 12 June 2013. Accessed 13 January 2013.
  • Kemi Adejumobi (February 13, 2015). "Olajumoke Adenowo, Nigeria’s star architect -CNN". Businessday. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  • I Compete Against Myself -- Olajumoke Adenowo Sun News Online. 21 December 2013.
  • "Designed For Marriage", Olajumoke Adenowo Tackles Serious Marriage Issues, Check Out Photos From Book Launch Onobello.com, 12 July 2013.
  • "I compete against myself - Olajumoke Adenowo". NewsFetchers. Retrieved May 2014.
  • Those who Inspire: Nigeria (2015).
  • “Who will be who in the 21st century” (young achievers section) by the International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England

 

External Links

  • "Awesome Treasures Foundation: Meet the Founder".
  • "VOC"
  • "AD Consulting"

 

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