Oluwaleke Oyedeji

Oluwaleke Oyedeji

State

Osun State

Contestant No

1917

Area of Expertise

Farm Owner Into The Production Of Palm Oil

Languages

Oluwaleke Oyedeji was born on July 8, 1987 in Ilorin to the family of Late Mr. Andrew Adeboye Oyedeji and Dr. Mrs Folashade Olatunbosun Oyedeji. He had his primary education at Temitope Nursery and Primary School, Agbowo, Ibadan and The University of Ibadan Staff School from the years 1993-1997.

He subsequently proceeded to The Federal Government College Ikirun for his Junior Secondary education(1997-2000),after which he attended The Gospel Faith Mission International Comprehensive High School, Ojoo, Ibadan for his Senior Secondary education, from where he graduated with the Senior School Leaving Certificate in 2003. He gained admission into the University of Ibadan in 2005 to study Industrial and Production Engineering. His passion for production and innovation was particularly nurtured during this phase of his life.

Having had an Industrial training attachment at the Coca-Cola bottling company, Asejire in 2009,he was further convinced his path lay in production and processing.

Oluwaleke graduated from the University of Ibadan with a second class(upper division, 2.1) ,obtaining a B.Sc in Industrial and production Engineering in October, 2010. He had the compulsory National Youth Service program (NYSC) between March 8,2011 and February 16,2012.
Having completed the NYSC, he made efforts to secure a salary-paying-job to save up and later pursue his dream of one day becoming a food entrepreneur. This was not to be.

In October 2015,he was part of the 50 entrepreneurs who were sponsored for training by Etisalat at the Enterprise Development Center,Pan Atlantic University, Lagos. Though he didn’t win the grant which was given to 10 people of the 50,his spirit of enterprise was further strengthened.

In 2016,he registered for the CBN supported Youth Entrepreneurship Support Programme. After completing the online training by the African Managers Initiative and the Intensive In-class training conducted by FATE foundation, he proceeded to apply for a loan from the Bank of Industry(BOI) to start an Oil Palm Processing business, which effectively began in March, 2018.

Oluwaleke has a vision to add his quota to the processed food value chain industry in Nigeria, with his interest cutting across processing of Oil Palm, kunu production, maize flour and yam flour production , etc. Oluwaleke currently runs Coulube Foods, a food processing company which currently produces palm oil. Oluwaleke believes entrepreneurship is a lifelong journey and is looking forward to go all the way