OrderPaperToday – Making it to the list of House of Representative first timers in the coming 9th assembly to represent Irepo/Oorelope/Olorunsogo federal constituency of Oyo state is Olumide Ojerinde.
Mr. Olumide, who won under the All Progressive Congress (APC), was born to the family of Emeritus Professor Dibu Ojerinde on December 26, 1982. He hails from Igboho in Orelope LGA, Oyo State, and the first of three children.
Olumide completed his primary and secondary school education at Obafemi Awolowo University Staff School, Ile Ife and Igbinedion Education Center, Benin respectively before he proceeded to Babcock University where he graduated with a B.Sc in Computer Technology.
While on his compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps service, he worked as a Research and Product Development Analyst for Education sector at Guardian Express Bank. It was during this period he discovered and developed a keen interest in the cultured marble industry, and soon after his service year traveled to the United States of America to learn the tools of the trade.
On his return, he established a small scale cultured marble manufacturing company and began local production, marketing and sales around the country in 2005. He later built interest in entertainment and founded Soundbar Night Club and Lounge.
He recently established a media outfit – Gravity FM in his home town of Igboho.
Reporting by Owokade Oluwatomilade