Olufemi Okenla - Education, Business, Career and Personal Life

March 9, 2019 Biography,Nigeria

Olufemi Okenla

Biography of Olufemi Okenla:

Olufemi Olanreleola Okenla, popularly known as Femi Okenla is a household name in the Nigeria business world and real estate business. He was born in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria on 7th April 1965.

He was born to the family of Chief Olanrewaju Adesina Okenla (father) and Chief Mrs. Florence Moronkeji Okenla (mother); and married to Otunba (Mrs) Modupe Okenla.

Educational Background:

  • Emmanuel Primary School Ijebu Ode.
  • Baptist Day School, Ereko, Ijebu Ode.
  • Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu Ode (Secondary Education).
  • Ogun State Polytechnic (Now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic).
  • Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University); graduated in 1988 with LL.B (Hons).

Femi Okenla Personal Life

From his younger day, Femi Okenla has always wanted to make a mark in whatever he does; for this reason, he went to study law at the university.

On his fiftieth birthday, he wrote a biography of himself to inspire the youths of Nigeria; not only was the biography written for people to know more of him, but also for it to act as an inspiration to Nigerian youths. In is own word “Nigerian youths can use my life as an example that can help them to achieve their dreams.”

In the light of his belief in the future on Nigeria, he considered himself as an advocate of National Development. Additionally, he is a member of the United Action for Change.

While Olufemi Okenla was growing up he likes sport as a person, especially football. In fact, his son – Temitope Okenla took after his as a sport person.

He played Rugby for the University of Kent, United Kingdom; and at the same time, he plays professionally in England. Additionally, Mr. Temitope Okenla was a member of The Nigeria National Rugby Union Team.

Business and Career

As a dual jurisdiction lawyer, he is licensed to practice in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

In Nigeria, his law career started in 1989 after passing bar exams in Nigeria and qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of Supreme Court of Nigeria. While in the United Kingdom, he got re-qualified as a Solicitor of England & Wales in year 2000; and his area of specialization is in asylum, criminal & civil litigation and property law.

As a Nigerian and British citizen, he has companies in both countries. In Nigeria, he is the Group Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of HDV Group; in like manner, he founded Mountain Partnership Solicitors in the United Kingdom.

Starting with Nigeria, his chain of companies are:

Accor Hotels – A franchise business.


Honours and Awards

As a notable Nigerian, Mr. Olufemi Okenla has various local and international honours and awards; among the are:

  • Otunba Bamofin of Oke Ako – A chieftaincy title in Ijebu land, Ogun State.
  • Baba Egbe Bobamaiyegun Okunrin – Another chietaincy title in Akile Ijebu, Ogun State.
  • Distinguished Alumnus award – Ogun State University Law Association (2017).
  • Special Recognition Award – City People Property and Real Estate (2015).
  • Award for recognition of contribution to the faculty of law – Ogun State University Law Alumni Association.
  • Award for outstanding commitment and valuable contribution to the development of Lagos State – Lions International Recognition.

Obviously, it could be seen that Mr. Olufemi Okenla is a Nigerian that is committed to humanity, business and family.

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