Ibukun Awoshika Biography, Age, Net-worth, And Ministry

Ibukun Awoshika Biography, Age, Net-worth, And Ministry
Ibukun Awoshika Biography, Age, Net-worth, And Ministry

Age, net worth, and ministry data for Ibukun Awoshika

Ibukunoluwa Abiodun Awosika, a businesswoman, motivational speaker, and novelist from Nigeria, was born Bilkisu Abiodun Motunrayo Omobolanle Adekola on December 24, 1962. She served as the First Bank of Nigeria’s previous chairman. In September 2022, she was chosen to join the Binance Global Advisory Board.

Ibukun Awoshika Biography, Age, Net-worth, And Ministry

Early life and education

Ibukun was born in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, as the third of seven children. She attended St. Paul’s African Church Primary School in Lagos for her primary education and Methodist Girls’ High School in Yaba for her secondary education before enrolling at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), where she received a BSc in Chemistry despite having originally intended to study architecture and taking elective courses in accounting. She has completed a number of business programs at the Lagos Business School and IESE Business School at the University of Navarra, earning postgraduate and MBA certifications.

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Ibukun Awosika served her mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano State as an audit trainee at Akintola Williams & Co., which later changed its name to Deloitte. She returned home after her service and began working as the showroom manager for Alibert Nigeria Ltd, a furniture company. She started a furniture manufacturing business named Quebees Limited in her desire for independence, and it later changed its name to The Chair Centre Limited and then SOKOA Chair Centre Limited after merging with SOKOA S.A. and Guaranty Trust Bank in 2004.

Ibukun Awoshika Biography, Age, Net-worth, And Ministry

Ibukun Awosika is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, a board member of the Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund, and the former chair of the Board of Trustees of Women in Management, Business, and Public Service. She helped co-found the Afterschool Graduate Development Center in 2011, a career center created to combat Nigeria’s high unemployment rate.

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After Prince Ajibola Afonja’s retirement on September 7, 2015, Ibukun was named First Bank of Nigeria’s first female chairman.

Ibukun Awosika sits on the International Advisory Board for IESE (IAB).

Additionally, she serves on the boards of Cadbury Nig plc and Digital Jewel Limited.

She is also a proud member of Binance Global advisory board.

She responded to her appointment by Binance by saying, “I am happy to play a role as a member of Binance’s global advisory board and to be a part of genuinely altering the web3 economy.”

Media Personality


Ibukun Awosika was one of five Nigerian businesspeople that participated in the first African Dragon’s Den in 2008. She is the host of the television show “Business His Way”.” She also appeared in the Kunle Afolayan-produced film 2020 Citation with Temi Otedola.

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Ibukun Awoshika Biography, Age, Net-worth, And Ministry

Private life

Abiodun Awosika, the husband of Ibukun Awosika, is the father of their three children.


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Awards and recognition

YearAward ceremonyPrizeResult
2005THISDAY Newspaper Annual Merit AwardEntrepreneur of the YearNominated
Success Digests Magazine’s Annual Enterprise AwardFemale Entrepreneur of the YearNominated
2006Financial Standard and Pan-African Organisation for Women RecognitionBest Female Entrepreneur of the YearNominated
FATE Foundation AwardsFATE Model Entrepreneur Award of the YearWon
2007International Women Society AwardGolden Heart AwardWon
2008International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge AwardWon
2015YNaija Person of the YearNominated
2020Africa Forbes Woman Awards 2020Forbes Woman Africa Chairperson AwardWon

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