MOMODU, Chief. Dele Ojutelegan Ayobami



He is a scholar, teacher, administrator, writer, polemicist, reporter, columnist, photographer, publisher, political activist, detainee, refugee, actor, restaurateur, speaker, and a world traveller. He was born Ayòbámidélé Àbáyòmí Ojútelégàn Àjàní Momodu. Momodu is the CEO and publisher of Ovation International, a magazine that has given publicity to people from all over the world, mainly in Africa. In 2015, he officially launched Ovation TV and subsequently launched an online newspaper called The Boss. Momodu writes a weekly column called "PENdulum", published every Saturday on the back page of Thisday newspaper.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Mrs. Mobolaji Momodu (m. 1992)
Father's Name
Mother's Name

NAMES OF CHILDREN: Pekan, Yole, Eniafe and Korewa Momodu.

Working Experience

Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, Ovation International

Previous Appointments:

– Lecturer, Oyo State College of Arts and Science, Ile-Ife, 1982-1983(National Youth Service Corps);

– Private Secretary, former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Chief Akin Omoboriowo, 1983-1985;

– Manager, Motel Royal Limited(owned by Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II), 1986;

– Staff Writer, African Concord Magazine, 1988;

– Pioneer Staff, Weekend Concord, March 1989;

– Literary Editor, Weekend Concord, May 1989;

– News Editor, Weekend Concord;

– Bread Distributor, Wonderloaf;

– Founder, Celebrities-Goodwill Limited ( a Public Relations Outfit, which managed the accounts of Chief Moshood Abiola, Dr Mike Adenuga, Mr Hakeem Belo-Osagie and other distinguished Nigerians).

University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University)

– Recipient, “Doctor of Humane Letters”, Honorary Doctorate Degree, University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana.

Dele Momodu, between May 1990 and September 1991, edited May Ellen Ezekiel’s Classique, a celebrity magazine, an appointment that made him the highest paid editor in Nigeria.

May 16, 1960
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