The Marketplace Mentors

Arc Olaniyi Gbolahan [Interior Design & Architecture]

Olaniyi Gbolahan is a serial entrepreneur, he is the Group MD of G.O.A Group (Gbolahan Olaniyi and Associates) a multi-faceted conglomerate with subsidiaries in Interior Design & Architecture, Construction, Interior Construction/Renovations, Furniture making, Education and e-commerce (www.gbanjoh.com); other subsidiaries include, Maven School of Interior Decoration and Design with several branches across Nigeria, Space Therapy (Residential and Retail Interior Decoration, Furniture/Furnishings), Interactive Supply Services Company, Evolve Furniture and Get Solar.

Olaniyi holds an OND (upper credit) in Architecture from Lagos State Polytechnic, a degree (second class upper Hons) in Architecture from the University of Lagos, Akoka and a Masters Degree in Architecture also from the University of Lagos, Akoka. He is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and President of the African Association of Interior Designers; he is an astute entrepreneur with a passion for starting new businesses and creating jobs.

 

He is the best-selling author of the book “Really Rich” and founded the ground breaking entrepreneurial idea of the “principle of taps and buckets”

 

He enjoys reading, writing and motivational speaking and consulting at business seminars and workshops and facilitating youth empowerment programs.

Segun Abodunrin [Digital Marketing]

A marketing strategist with a special focus on building digitally responsible businesses. A strong supporter of the impact investing model (making profit whilst also solving a commercial problem). He is motivated by solving problems in Nigeria and Africa by focusing on critical sectors that have the opportunity to scale across the African region.

Presently the Co-founder of Tway Media, where he leads strategy formulation and Digital training for small and medium businesses across the continent. He is also the CEO of My Eko Ride; a new bus sharing business presently in incubation.

Segun has worked with more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and businesses, helping them to use the web to grow. His previous work experience spans across several brands including Lagos Business School and Heirs Holdings.

Segun has an MBA from the University of Wales, UK, Certificate in Digital Marketing from London School of Business and Finance, Certificate in Strategic Marketing Management from the prestigious Lagos Business School and a professional certificate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK.

Teju ‘Babyface’ Oyelakin [Entertainment]

Gbadewonuola Olateju Oyelakin (born January 20, 1979), known professionally as Teju Babyface, is a Nigerian political satirist, inspirational speaker, talk show host, Master of Ceremonies, television producer and comedian. He is widely known as the creator and host of The Teju Babyface Show, a talk show built in mold of American talk shows that showcases the best elements of the African society. 

He also goes by the moniker 'The King of Talk'.
In 2010 Teju developed The Teju Babyface Show, which became an instant hit on television in Nigeria and beyond. He had always been of the opinion that stand-up comedy was a means to an end and after a decade as one of Nigeria’s headline stand-up comedy acts, he saw the show as the perfect way to impact and influence more people. The very first of its kind in Nigeria, the show brought an infusion of late night American television with hints of recent projects like the Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey and Arsenio Hall Shows to African television. 

In September 2012, Teju married his beau - model, former contestant of the MBGN and inaugural winner of the Lagos State Miss Tourism Pageant, Tobi Banjoko.

Temitope Ekundayo [Printing]

Mr Temitope Ekundayo is an astute business strategist with a wide background in Business Development, Growth Hacking, Product and Process Development, Technology and Creative Ad Portfolios.  Building and Scaling Companies is what he is mostly known for and is interested in unlocking the entrepreneurship drive of SMEs and youths in Nigeria.

Currently, Tope acts as Head of Business Development for Printivo.com - Nigeria’s leading online print service provider, serving over 5000 SMEs and corporates and has grown the brand and company by over 200% with a Month on Month growth of over 500% in just 6 months with the company. He has created new strategies growing them to be a truly Pan African Printing Company.

Before that he was Founder and CEO of Endava Interactive, a creative ad agency involved in creative story telling for brands in different sectors from Online payment to Ecommerce.

He was also Head of Product for Imaginarium Nigeria, a pan African ad-agency with clients like OMD, Access Bank and Etisalat.

He has also led an International NGO – AIESEC, present in 226 countries with over 2,500 branches worldwide working on Millennium Development goals (MDG) and was recognised on the UN Special Roster.

He enjoys developing business models and market strategy for Start-ups haven mentored numerous start-ups in the past.

Wale Asifat [Branding]

A young professional, passionate about quality production in Printing, Promotional branding, media and public relations materials. Wale Asifat has vast experience in broadcasting both TV and Radio as a presenter, producer and director. He's passionate about having a world class print production here in Nigeria. 

Brandall has great clientele, they include: Daystar Christian Centre, Airfrance/KLM, Heirs holdings, Etisalat, Mortein, preparation for life limited, ADRON homes and properties limited, Transcorp, Defloral energy/enterprise, Tony Elemelu Foundation, Oxbridge college, Avon medicals, Law union and Rock Insurance, Nigerian philanthropy summit, Nutricima limited, Straight Gate School, Sim properties and Institute of chartered Chemist of Nigeria(ICCON).