BODE AKINDELE YIELD INITIATIVE (BAYI)
Here on My Woven Words, we believe writing is creativity, writing is invention, writing is what builds greatness.
We all imagine greatness every fleeting moment but writing those imaginations is like putting living breaths in inanimate objects, writing brings our thoughts to life. We don’t have to wait for our government for everything. Millions of Naira are used in organizing competitions for that doesn’t contribute to the national self-development of Nigerian Youths. E.G Big Brother Nigeria (just my opinion), the money used for BBN is not coming from the coffers of our government.
It’s time the adage: “if you want to hide a secret from an African man, put it inside a book”; goes into extinction. WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE READING AND WRITING! Well written articles can transform lifes. Competitions are healthy for youths, it keeps us occupied and makes us search for knowledge. It pushes us to be better rather than investing our time in demeaning and bad social-vices.Well written “success-provoking” write-ups will go a long way in changing the corrupt mindset of youths.
Here on My Woven Words, we strongly believe that:
If we are saying “NO” to drug abuse and all other social vices, we should occupy our youths with creative writing competitions that awards impressive and tempting cash prizes!
This is one of the reasons why we have organized two different writing competitions despite all the difficulties we faced:
ABOUT BODE AKINDELE YIELD INITIATIVE (BAYI)
Bode Akindele Yield Initiative (BAYI) is a Faith-based, non-profit youth focused NGO. The acronym for ‘Youth, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Development is ‘YIELD’. Base on the initiative, passion and drive by the founder of BAYI to spark the light of youth entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.
BAYI VISION: We see a world of MILLIONS of positively focused and well oriented Youth as Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders
BAYI PROGRAM GOAL A: Win Millions of Youth for Innovations, Entrepreneurs, Leadership and Development
BAYI PROGRAM GOAL B: Win Millions of Youth from Drug Abuse and Other Social Vices
BAYI MISSION: To actively seek, train and develop MILLIONS of positively focused and well oriented Youth as Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Nigeria
BAYI’S Innovation focuses on Renewable energy, Sustainable Living, Climate Action and the Environment; ICTs, Artificial Intelligence(AI), Internet of Things(IOT) and Innovative Apps Development, Mechatronics, Innovative and Multiplier Agriculture.
BAYI develops Entrepreneurs through Vocational Skills Development and Entrepreneurial Development and Startup Support Program
BAYI promotes Leadership Skills, General Youth Development such as Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Care(DPTC), Counseling, Sports. e.t.c
Email: [email protected]
SIR (CHIEF) BODE AKINDELE
Chief Bode Akindele is one of the oldest Nigerian business magnates and genuine billionaires. Apart from being a longtime successful business magnate, he is also known as the Parakoyi of Ibadanland. His vast wealth and successful empire are known across Africa, Europe and America, as well as his philanthropic and generous nature. His mother late Alhaja Rabiatu Adedigba was a well-known wealthy and successful trader and opinion leader in the ancient city of Ibadan, who set Chief Bode Akindele on the path of success being raised by a strong and successful woman before she passed in 1976.
Chief Bode Akindele made his first major venture into business about 25 years ago in Sweden where he bought a Swedish match manufacturing company which he later shut down and gained full control of the match world market, making him the controller of over one-third of the world match market being one of his top 3 achievements today. He owns one of the biggest indigenous conglomerates in Nigeria known as Modondola Group of companies which operates across various sectors such as manufacturing, real estate, maritime, and agriculture, making it among the list of his top biggest achievements.
Chief Bode Akindele also owns Fairegate Group a top international company worth billions of pound sterling, dealing in real estate and property and headquartered in Bond Street, London in the United Kingdom. The company owns several properties across the country currently being rented by some of UK’s foremost retail stores such as Asda Wall Mart and Sainsbury. Apart from the large Fairgate properties empire which makes the third on the list of his top 3 achievements, he also owns personal properties across the UK and substantial investments in the property market and top blue chip companies in the United States.
It’s obvious that Sir Bode Akindele is one of Africa’s richest individuals. Intrepid and shrewd, his business interests cut across the maritime, properties, agriculture and manufacturing sectors. With an estimated wealth of $1.2billion, the Parakoyi of Ibadan is an enduring billionaire. But there is more to his being wealthy and successful as he has deemed it fit to sponsor the Bode Akindele Youth Initiative with which he is positively impacting the youth.
Chief Bode Akindele had his primary education at Olubi Memorial School, Ibadan and Lisabi Grammar school, Abeokuta before he plunged fully into the business world.
Today, even if Chief Bode Akindele is known more for his business acumen, his knack for philanthropy and generosity knows no bounds as he is said to have single handedly sponsored many projects and using his financial clout to better the condition of the underprivileged, irrespective of their tribe, religion or sex. Chief Bode Akindele is indeed a billionaire par excellence.
SIR BODE AKINDELE’S ROAD TO FORTUNE
A regular visitor to the Fairgate group office of Chief Bode Akindele’s office on Bond street, London can easily know if the Ibadan billionaire is in town or not. This is because right besides the office is a dedicated parking space for the businessman by the Borough of Hammersmith, exclusively reserved for Chief Bode Akindele. So, whenever a Rolls Royce is parked at the space, it means Chief Bode Akindele is in town. Inside the seven-storey building are several top managers coordinating the business activities of this top billionaire. Chief Bode Akindele is not just a businessman, he represents the old riches that never dry.
There are billionaires and there are billionaires, but only few of these stupendously rich mortals are legitimate, genuine, authentic and very clean and open about how they made their millions, billions and trillions if you like. One man who belongs to this latter group of legitimate rich men and women is Chief Bode Akindele, the Parakoyi of Ibadanland. Because of his transparent tremendous wealth and philanthropic generosity, Chief Bode Akindele has become one of the most famous business magnates in Nigeria, Africa and even the entire universe. A catalogue of his business empire will astound anyone getting to know this information for the first time, and all these tentacles of his business empire are verifiable. That he has over the years been steadily consolidating his vast business network, thus transforming him into a successful and auspicious businessman, is not in any way conjectural but a real fact with proofs to show for it. For the record, Chief Bode Akindele, a man of easy nature and mien, is extremely wealthy and this definitely ranks him comfortably in the top hierarchy of the few authentic billionaires in the country.
His conglomerate in Nigeria operates under the name MODANDOLA GROUP OF COMPANIES and his business interest spans from maritime to properties and manufacturing. Chief Bode Akindele, a titled and high Chief of Ibadanland, is not only respected in Nigeria, he equally commands considerable respect in virtually all countries of the world that matter. For example, in the United Kingdom, where the headquarters of his international operations business is located, he is respected and highly regarded as a businessman of repute. His company, Fairgate Group located on Bond Street, Lodon, England, deals mainly in properties. Among the company’s tenants are giant retail stores like Sainsbury and Asda Wall Mart. As at the last quantification, the Fairgate Group was said to be worth over a startling billion pounds sterling.
It may interest you to know that the first ever stunt Chief Bode Akindele pulled on the international scene was in Sweden about 25 years ago. Then, he proposed to buy over a Swedish match making company where others bidding for the same company had out of ignorance, underrated his ability. To their amazement, the business mogul did not only buy the company, he also closed it down to get total and full control of the match world market. As you are reading this, more than one third of the entire world match market is being firmly controlled by Chief Bode Akindele. It’s the same success story in America, where he has a substantial investment in the property market and a sizeable large investment in top blue chip American companies.
Apart from Fairgate Properties, the business colossus also has a number of personal properties in choice areas of London. He is said to have bought his first personal house in London when he was in his late 20s. A story has it that he once confessed to a friend that he had never bought a property on mortgage, and this has not been disproved by any one or authority till date. Presently, his palatial mansion in London, which is an architectural edifice, is located in posh areas of Stanmore in the North West axis of the City of London
Of course, Chief Bode Akindele could be said to have been born with a privileged background, silver spoon sort of, via his mother’s pedigree. He quite admitted this much in an interview sometime ago that this probably may have set him on the path of success, his zeal and drive to make it in life can not be deemphasized. His mother, Alhaja Rabiatu Adedigba was a wealthy and successful trader and an opinion leader in the ancient city of Ibadan before she died in 1976 at the age of 86. She was said to be the first woman in Ibadan to go to Mecca in 1953.
Chief Bode Akindele’s major breakthrough in business came when he met his business partners, the Rothschild, a very influential family of solid business network from Israel. They were the ones that actually turned all the business fortunes of the Ibadan High Chief to a mega and international business empire. Incontrovertible sources from different countries say the Rothschild family virtually controls the business and economy of countries like Italy, UK, Germany, France, America and many more with the Rothschild’s vast investment in those countries. The family is also known to control almost all the major financial transactions of the world. Chief Akindele’s closeness to the Jew family was also evident in his involvement in the BCCI, the bank that was rooted by the Rothschild business empire. He then had the largest shares in the bank, even more than those perceived to be the owners of the bank. Thus, it was only natural and rather dramatic that while others lost huge amount in the burst, the business mogul did not lose a dime. He simply withdrew all his money before the burble burst.
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In addition, BAYI intends to get other youths off drug abuse and other social vices. BAYI’s vision is to see a world of focused and well-oriented youths, promoting in them patriotism, godly values, leadership and entrepreneurial development.
According to “This Day”, Sir (chief) Bode Akindele said:
“Bode Akindele Yield Initiative (BAYI) is a service to Nigerian youths. The primary objective is to develop millions of focused and well-oriented Nigerian youths as innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. My inspiration through God’s help is to be of benefit to mankind. This inspiration led to the establishment of the Bode Akindele Foundation (BAF) in 1985 which has been involved in several special projects. Some of which are dedicated to the development of our youths,” he explained.
Speaking further, he said: “The foundation has sponsored and financed a good number of Nigerians, including clergies, to perform holy pilgrimages, provided succour for the poor, disabled, etc. It has also assisted in education and research. It is, therefore, easy for us to collaborate with others to do what is required for the development of our youths.”
By Johnson Okunade
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