Who is Gbenga?

Olugbenga Ogunbowale is a communications expert & social entrepreneur. An alumnus of the Leadership in Business Institute of Kellogg School of Management (USA), He has a certification in Integrated Marketing Communications from IE Business School (Spain) & a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria).

Inspired by the plight of millions of unemployed youths, Olugbenga founded Epower, a digital agency building websites & mobile Apps to passionately grow businesses as well as training youths to accelerate the application of digital skills for economic prosperity across Africa.

A Mandela Washington Fellow, Tony Elumelu Fellow, Royal Common wealth society fellow, YALI star of business & YALI network influencer, Olugbenga is the founder of Africa’s biggest orphanage outreach, The Orphan Empowerment Society, empowering thousands of orphans with free vocational skills, medical care, & food. He is also the co-founder of the communication & leadership organization, Pacesetters Leadership Club.

A highly sought after change agent with speaking engagements spanning 3 continents, Olugbenga has been featured by Voice of America, USAID, NTA, TVC, LTV, Radio Nigeria, Tribune amongst others.

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IN BRIEF:

Ogunbowale Olugbenga (CEO Epower) is a communications expert & social entrepreneur.

2020:

January- Selected as a top writer in Leadership on global online publishing platform, Medium

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2019:

July- Selected as an Influencer, YALI Network

March- Finalist, GIST Tech-I (an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide, organized by the US government).

March- Fellow, Mandela Washington Fellowship.

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2018:

July- Finalist, Kickstart Season 3 (an International Breweries PLC Foundation competition for budding entrepreneurs and innovators).

July- Winner, YALI Star of Business & Entrepreneurship award.

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2017:

MARCH- Selected as a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) fellow.

MARCH- Selected as a small business trainer for the nationwide ‘She Leads Africa and Facebook program’.

JANUARY- Associate fellow, Royal Commonwealth Society (United Kingdom).

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2016:

DECEMBER- Founder, ‘December to Remember’ (a National Orphanage Outreach)

OCTOBER- Selected among top 50 young entrepreneurs in Nigeria by Diamond Bank and the Enterprise Development Center of Lagos Business School #BET6

AUGUST- Co-founder, Agents for Change

JULY- Co-founder, Pacesetters Leadership Club

MAY- Curator, PROJECT X.

APRIL- Appointed Multimedia Director, TEDx Isale General.

MARCH- Curator, Spectacular Corpers Fellowship.

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2015:

NOVEMBER- Winner, most inspiring Nigerian story (Konnect Africa’s ‘I know a Nigerian star’ contest).

OCTOBER- Fellow, League of Extraordinary Young people (LEXY).

JULY- Winner, NYSC Merit Award.

MARCH- National Winner ‘Orator of the year’ (International English Speaking Union contest).

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2014:

NOVEMBER- Winner, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) digital jobs contest.

SEPTEMBER- Fellow, DESPLAY Africa (Africa’s most prestigious youth democracy training funded by NED USA, one of the youngest ever at 24).

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2013:

MARCH- Graduate, Psychology, Obafemi Awolowo University.

FEBRUARY- Finalist, Etisalat flash fiction.

JANUARY- Nominee, Outstanding Young Nigerian Award, Junior Chamber International (nominated alongside the likes of Steve Harris).

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25 thoughts on “Who is Gbenga?

    1. I really wish u grant loan to me because I really love agriculture but due to insufficient capital I was unable to set up a farming firm.

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      1. Hello Mr. Gbenga, the get funded link is no longer active, please I’ll love to signup to it so I could get fund for my business. Please help. I stumbled on your website now and menh I damn love what you do.

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  1. Hello Mr. Glengarnock, my name is Samuel John, I reside in Abuja, Please I do hereby solicit to meet you in person. Thanks in anticipation

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  2. I was a great privilege attending the Facebook and She Leads Africa digital marketing training anchored by Gbenga. Gbenga took the session with passion and impacted great knowledge in all the participants. I am now energized to target the right audience on social media platforms to boost my business

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  3. You are such a young…dashing and a succefull man…you are a kind of inspiration to me brother…most of the young girls and boys dont think the way you did until you became who you are right…i really need to learn many more things from you…..
    Congratulations….

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