Written by Quadri.R.Atanda
Ajisegiri Semiu Olakunle, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Eko Kasshogi Promotions,United States of America and a marketing research practitioner with enviable profile was born on the 5th of October 1970 into the family of Late Mr Ajisegiri Badru Dindi of blessed memory and Mrs Ajisegiri Sherifat where he happened to be the fifth born in a family of 7.
As he got to the age of being enrolled in school, his parents enrolled him in Layi Oyekanmi Primary School in Mushin area of Lagos where his foray into the world of education commenced. After completing his elementary education successfully which culminated into success for him at the First School Leaving Certificate Examinations, he proceeded to Mushin Community High School in Idi Araba where his academic sojourn culminated into a successful Secondary School Certificate Examination outing
Thereafter, he gained admission into the Federal College of Education where he bagged an N.C.E in Business Education, which qualifies him as a teacher cum business inclined personnel who has the skills to impart knowledge and insight wherever and whenever the need arises, and when considered with the fact that his birthday anniversary falls on the day chosen to celebrate teachers globally, it can be said that posterity deliberately made him acquire teaching skills before venturing into other fields.
One striking quality about him early in life is his independent and self-efficacy prone nature as he always desire to do his own thing. This no doubt may be in tandem with his place of origin, his parents having originated from Dindi Compound in Mokola, Abeokuta which is regarded historically as the land of independence.
Historically, it is on record that Egba people being the indigenes of Abeokuta were the first to demand and secure independence from the British colonial lords in the 18th century far before Nigeria, so no need to fault him on his independent mindset nature.
Thereafter he sat for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board examination which culminated in him successfully gaining admission into the prestigious University of Lagos, where bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science as an Akokite, before he proceeded to Jos the capital of Plateau state for the mandatory one year National Youth Service Corp Programme.
While at the University of Lagos being an undergraduate, he demonstrated his quest for knowledge, insight and experience by serving in multiple sequential positions of Interviewer, Supervisor, Quality Control Officer and Field Manager at various times in Research and Marketing Services.
With such pragmatic exposure buoyed by his course of study being political science which provided him the platform and intellectual wherewithal to understand the mindset and colouration of peoples’ ideology based on their political leanings and socio-cultural perceptions, he decided to become an entrepreneur to provide opportunities’ for others by being their corporate means of sustenance ideologically and professionally as an employer of labour.
Given his experience, exposure and understanding in the research industry, he established his research agency known as Field Vision Consult which exists till date just as he remains an active player in the real estate industry which is no doubt a money spinner .
After relocating to the United States of America, the father of four children, namely Sultan, Farouk, Faidat and Yaseer, has continued in the ways of godliness, acceptable morals and recognition of the supremacy of Almighty God through the NASFAT Islamic organization which he belonged to in Nigeria before his relocation to the USA in 2017, and remains an active member through his service to God which he actualizes as a member and as the welfare secretary of Washington DC/Maryland chapter of NASFAT till date.
Aside this, he is an active entertainment business promoter through his label known as Eko Kasshoggi Promotions which is built on the philosophy of providing international opportunities for artistes from Nigeria to showcase their skills and talents in the United States of America.
A common thread that runs through his life is the consistency of values and virtues as he remains steadfast in sustaining his ideals. He is indeed a go-getter who does not embark on what he will not complete. He is an amiable family man who blends easily wherever he finds himself based on his empathetic nature that endear others easily to him.
Above all, he is a visionary who never gets muddled up regardless of the trend or direction of events based on his clear cut vision, mission and aspirations that are evidence of his starting out early in life to fetch the proverbial clean waters of the stream before daybreak when others would have muddled it up.