By Tai Anyanwu
In a dazzling display of recognition and admiration, the celebrated International Entrepreneurship University, USA, recently bestowed the prestigious title of Professorship in Strategic Business Management upon Dr. Julius Olaniyi Oyedemi. The grand event, held at the NECA Event Centre in Ikeja, Lagos, marked a crowning achievement in the illustrious career of the Executive Director (Sales and Marketing) of PWAN Group.
This accolade serves as the latest jewel in the crown of Dr. Oyedemi’s remarkable journey, adding to his extensive collection of laurels as a serial award-winning real estate guru. The African Coordinator of the University, Dr. Josephine Egbuta, lauded Oyedemi as a distinguished personality deserving of acknowledgment for his outstanding contributions to academic excellence, business administration, and humanitarian services.
Dr. Egbuta highlighted the International Entrepreneurship University’s recognition of Oyedemi’s impactful contributions to academia, business, and humanity, stating, “The conferment of Professorship is in view of your achievements and contributions to academic excellence and development.”
This recent honour follows Oyedemi’s immortalization in the Engineering department of Umar Ukpai Polytechnic, Abia State, where he generously awarded scholarships, settled student debts, provided feeding allowances, and even spearheaded a new course on wealth creation and financial literacy.
Adding to his string of accolades, Dr. Oyedemi was also honoured with the prestigious ‘Next Bull Award’ for 25 Top CEOs by BusinessDay Media Limited. The award ceremony, held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, celebrated Oyedemi as a dynamic and accomplished leader who has consistently pushed the boundaries of excellence in the real estate industry.
During the event, Mr. Frank Aigbogun, the Publisher of ThisDay, commended Oyedemi’s hard work, tenacity, and unwavering commitment to excellence, describing him as a figure who has played a pivotal role in shaping Nigeria’s business landscape.
In yet another momentous occasion, Professor Oyedemi was crowned the ‘Real Estate Humanitarian Personality of the Year 2023’ at the Nigeria Philanthropy Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Unabashed Media LTD at the Nigerian National Merit Award House in Maitama, Abuja, aimed to pay tribute to exceptional philanthropists and leaders dedicated to positive change and corporate social responsibility.
Ambassador Emmanuel Oko, Principal Partner of NPA, emphasized the noble purpose of the Nigeria Philanthropy Award, which is to celebrate individuals who have selflessly dedicated themselves to the development of society’s most vulnerable.
In conclusion however, Dr. Julius Olaniyi Oyedemi’s journey, marked by recognition, philanthropy, and unwavering commitment to excellence, continue to inspire and shape the landscape of academia, business, and humanitarian efforts in Nigeria.