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10 Things To Note About Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba As She Adds Another Year To Life

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Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba


Back in 2014 when she decided to join partisan politics, the name Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba will most likely not resonate within the country’s political terrain but today that same name is synonymous with courage, compassion and innovation in leadership at the grassroots level and nationwide especially within the Ikorodu division of Lagos State as she holds the exalted position of the Vice Chairman of Ikorodu LG.


Read also: July 24: Celebrating Princess Folashade Olabanji Oba, A True Grassroot Game Changer, Activist, Icon

This visionary leader par excellence as a result of her laudable leadership drive, also emerged last year, the National Deputy Chairman, Association of Local Government Vice-Chairman of Nigeria.


She wears the crown gracefully


As the UN Peace Ambassador adds another year to life in continuous efforts to give back in her own way to the society, it is pertinent to bring to readers’ delight facts, some funny about this epitome of excellence.


  • She is daughter of Alhaja Atinuke Atobajaiye, the Iya Sunnah of Nigeria and close associate of late Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji, the formal Iya Oloja General of Nigeria.

  • She runs her real estate firm, Pacific Capital Limited in Lagos with annex in London.

  • She is a devoted Christian and a committed servant of God.

  • She is a native of Ikorodu and have once lived in the United States of America before returning home.

  • On records she is not only the first National Deputy Chairman, Association of Local Government Vice-Chairman of Nigeria but the only female ever to hold such position.

  • Her passion for humanity brought about the Shelter of Grace Foundation, an NGO that has been transforming lives in Ikorodu neighbourhood.

  • In 2018, she played host to the first Sports Summit to be organized by any Local Government Area in Nigeria.

  • She has a top-notched sense for fashion as her ‘gele’ is always in conformity with the day’s occasion.

  • She is about the only woman and public officer that drives herself. It will interest you to know that Princess’ love for giant cars will make you conform to the saying that “a woman can do better.”

  • She is also married to ace journalist, Gbola Oba whose profession has also rubbed off on princess as she runs a media consulting firm.

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