IKORODU TO THE WORLD
by Journalist Emeka Ogwu.
IKORODU IS OUTSTANDING AMONGST ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN LAGOS STATE.
IKORODU is a city located in the south east of Lagos state along the Lagoon.It shares a boundary with
Ogun state,her current king otherwise known as AYANGBUREN is OBA KABIRU ADEWALE SHOTOBI who
was formerly the ODOFIN of IKORODU during the rule of Oba Salaudeen Oyefusi rule.
Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi is from LASUWON ruling house, He was crowned after Oba Salaudeen
Oyefusi died on 2nd of August 2014.However,IKORODU is unarguably outstanding amongst all local
government in Lagos state.
BELOW ARE IKORODU EXCEPTIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND IMPACT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LAGOS
1. Aeroplane flew over IKORODU for the first time in 1933.
2.Transmitting station of Voice Of Nigeria was installed in Ebute-Ipakodo,IKORODU in 1962.
3.Unilag first head of engineering department is a native of IKORODU. His name is Professor Ayodele
4.General Gowon Yakubu visited IKORODU on April 1973,a month before the N.Y.S.C was introduced.
5.IKORODU become a separate division from Ikeja in 1968.
6.The World was struck with surprise on march 9th March 2018 as IKORODU man Bayode set a new
Guineas world Record as he unseated Napali Deepak dharma,the elst while world champion who help
the record of NON STOP 113 hours 15 minutes read aloud 2018,Bayode read for 120 hours (five days).
7.Nigeria Port Authority built lighter terminal in Ebute Ipakodo in 1974.
8.Mudashiru Gbolahan (R T D Air commander) became the IKORODU indigene to become Governor of
9.Lagos IKORODU road was opened in 1953.
10.IKORODU maternity centre was opened in December 1950.
11.IKORODU water works located at Oyana was commissioned in July 21,1983 the then,Governor of
Lagos state, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande.
12.IKORODU Oga day celebration was first held on November 20 and 21 1992.
13.IKORODU Town hall and ultra modern edifice was completed in 1992 and officially opened on Sunday
December 18 1994.
14.Oba Salaudeen Oyefusi-The Ayangburen of IKORODU died on 2nd of August 2014.
15.Oriwu Sun Newspaper was established on April 1955.Chief Monzor Oluwasogo is the chief editor and
publisher and C.E.O.
16.OGA statue (The Royal Prince from shagamu) believed to be the founder of Ikorodu was unveiled on
February 2nd 1991.
17.The richest black woman in the world is multi billionaire Folorunsho Alakija from IKORODU Lagos
state.She is far richer than Oprah Winfrey of U.S.A.
18.IKORODU high court,Olubi street was commissioned on April 20,1973.
19.Mr Damola Aderigbe is the covener and host of the popular Ikorodu man of the year awar.He is also
the published of starlight magazine.
20.IKORODU Indigene Micheal Oluwatosan Onafowokan is the First architect in Nigeria, he is the brain
behind the ultra mode in Ikorodu Town hall.
21.IKORODU community bank began operations on June 6th,1993 at Ebute -Ipakodo.
22.Ragolis water limited open her pure natural water factory in Ikorodu on February 25th 1984.
23.OGA statue(The Royal prince from shagumu) believed to be the founder of IKORODU was unveiled on
February 2nd 1991.
24.Oriwun Sun Newspapers was established on April 1955.Chief Monzor Oluwasago is the chief editor
and published and C.E.O.
25.Benson Theophilus owolabi (S.A.N)(OTUNBA) born in Ikorodu and first Ikorodu Lawyer (1947) was
elected member of western house Assembly in 1951,elected to the Federal house of representation in
1954 became the first federal government minister of information 1961.
26.ASA carnival is the most outstanding event of year 2018 was held at Ikorodu ferry-terminal Ebute-
Ipakodo metro ferry on Saturday.
27.Prince Rotimi Ogunleye is the Honourable commissioner for physical planning and urban
development in Lagos state.
28.Lucky fibres limited is the leading Africa’s producer of Rugs and carpets located KM 5,ITOKIN
RD,Ikorodu, Lagos state established Dec 13th 1990.
29.International Female footballer Assist Oshoala is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Oshoala in Ikorodu.
30.Ace Nigeria comedy-skit and actor ADE is a product of JANE-NATH college Ebute Ikorodu.
31.Alhaja Barikisu Ibidunmi Adeola was the first Iyaoloja of Ikorodu.
32.The winner of Amstel Malta showtime 2012 is Richy -Manny – a product of ipakodo high school
33.Sound city presenter VJ Adams is a product of civil service model college, Igbogbo Ikorodu.
34.President Muhammad Buhari special Adviser on international affairs ABIKE DABIRI a native of
Ikorodu-She is the daughter of late Alhaji and Alhaja EROGBOGBO.
35.Nollywood super actress Funke Akindele is a product of model college IGBOKUTA ,IKORODU.
36.West African winner of project fame CHIDINMA EKILE is a product of LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE.
37.Nigeria multi-Award winning musician SEAN TIZZLE is a product of majidun grammer school,Ikorodu.
38.Emeka Ogwu well known as VJ Marques moved the motion for Ikorodu TELEVISION in 2015 and aired
Ikorodu entertainment news on MITV on January 1st 2016 at exactly 10:35 am.
39.Multi award winning music producer SARSBEATS is a product of All saints schools Ikorodu.
40.Lagos east senatorial district Aspirant,OTUNBA OLUSEGUN GANIU ABIRU- is an indigene of Ikorodu
and also the current chairman of (IKODASS).
41.Founder of Ikorodu Ambassador group Mr Fatuga rasheed Adedeji was awarded Ikorodu most
outstanding youth of the year 2016 at the IKORODU MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016.
42.Member of Federal house of representatives BABAJIMI BENSON is a NATIVE OF IKORODU.
43.Majority leader at the Lagos state house of assembly HON Sannai oyeniran ogunbiade (S.O.B) is a
native of Ikorodu.
44.VDJ Chrisland is the chairman of DeeJay Association of Nigeria Ikorodu division of Lagos state.
45.Comrade Aroyewu Toyin is the most outstanding civil servant in Ikorodu (2018).
46.Honourable Gbadamosi olaomo saliu is the 2018 most outstanding councillor in Ikorodu
47.The 1st Nigerian to be officially confirmed a numerologist is Rotimi Fabiy.In his 2011 book titled the
Fabiyi codes,he shocked everyone by analyzing many historical figures and events with numerical codes.
48.Ikorodu General hospital on beach road was commissioned on July 21,1993.
49.JOURNALIST EMEKA OGWU ensured he broadcasted and published videos and articles of
oritsefemi,Jayone,Joel,Orezy and slimcase during their visit to F1 club Ikorodu.
50.Popular star actress IRETI of FUJI HOUSE OF COMMOTION is a native of Ikorodu.
51.Ace Nigerian indeginous musician Q.dot whose real name is Qudus Alagbe is a native of Ikorodu.
52.Nigerian renowned gospel musician SHOLA ALLISON is a native of Ikorodu.
53.Slimcase is the First Ikorodu artiste to be internationally celebrated, featured and endorsed by
notable artist such as Wizkid,Tiwa savage,Dbanj,2face,YemiAlade among others.
54.DAVIVA,EXELLENCE and ANKARA internationally known Textile products are all produced in
Ikorodu by Nichemtex limited where Journalist Emeka Ogwu once worked as a textile designer.
55.Legendary music producer ANTRAS is a product of Ikorodu.
56.Never say Never Foundation (N.S.N.F) owned by Mrs Aderosu Ladega was the most
outstanding foundation in Ikorodu (2018).
60.Bashorun Rueben Olorunfunmu became the first indigene of Ikorodu division to became
secretary to the Lagos state governor 1979-1983.
61.Chief Banwo Emmanuel Ibikunle Adesanya was the first Ikorodu indigene to become the
principal of Oriwu college Ikorodu.
62.Solanke Folake(S.A.N) became the first female state commissioner in 1972,and first
chairman of western Nigeria broadcasting corporation and first female advocate of Nigeria in
63.Proffesor Wahab Kunle became the foundational dean of department of Estate
management in OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE -IFE in 1982.He was appointed chairman
of dean 1987.
64.Chief Alogba Muse Oladega is the chairman of construction One Nigeria limited and Baba
Adini of Ikorodu was the chief launcher at the official commissioning of ultra modern Ikorodu
town hall that took place on Sunday,December 18 th 1994.
65.CHIEF OSINOWO OLADUSU became the first Ikorodu indigene to be elected speaker of the
Lagos-state house of assembly from 1979 to 1983.
66.ODUKAN BAKARE,a renowned Muslim was installed CHIEF IMAM of Ikorodu centre mosque
in 1907 and died in 1923.
67.OBA OWUSEBE AJAYI was installed in 1896 and died in 1928.
68.Old Afin palace at Ajina Ikorodu was rebuilt in 1932.
69.Owode market was opened in 1936.
70.Oguntade Seberu was installed odofin of Ikorodu in 1937 and died in 1951.
71.Madam Shuntowe was installed IYAOLODE OF IKORODU in 1941.
72.Oba KABIRU ADEWALE SHOTOBI is the 20 th AYANGBUREN of Ikorodu.
73.IKORODU provident newspaper now Ikorodu news was the first community newspapers in
Nigeria launched at the Exclusive club house,Ikorodu on August 1983 with Mr Ganiu Awojobi as
the editor in chief.
74.Popular Disc Jockey Mickey 4 is an Indigene of Ikorodu.
75.Jumbo Hassan Olugbenga omobowale Lasisi was presented staff of office SEKEMADE OF
IPAKODO on October 18th 1981.
76/Oba Owujebe Ajayi (Oloja of Ikorodu was installed in 1896 and died in 1928.
77.Immigration office was re-established in Ikorodu in 1957.
78.Ita-elewa recreational park built by the rotary club of Ikorodu was commissioned on
February 5th 1991 by the then chairman of Ikorodu local government, Mr Mathew Ayodele.
79.Abike Dabiri worked as a presenter on N.T.A for fifteen years,where she aired on a
Programmed ON POVERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES.
80.Alhaji Monzor olowosago has been publishing the first community newspapers in Nigeria for
over three decades.
81.Journalist Emeka Ogwu was awarded the first media personality of the year at Ikorodu music
video and achievers award(I.M.V.A) in his speech,he said the highest level of success you will
ever achieve in this life is one you achieve while serving humanity, suffice to say, you succeed
best when you help others people to succeed and at that level,you are called a leader.
81.Journalist Emeka Ogwu was nominated at the Lagos East edition of the popular C.P.E Awards
83.Fatuga Rasheed Adedeji and Journalist Emeka Ogwu are one of the most active Journalist
reporting news about Ikorodu community and its environs.
84. LAKERS,F.I and THE PLACE are the best clubs and relaxation centre of style,luxury and class for the
85.On Thursday march 8th 2018,international music Goddes Rihanna used a video of IKORODU group
Dancers called DREAM CATCHERS to celebrate her new profile of surpassing 20 billion streams on Apple
86.DMW Boss Davido and his team including B-red and shina Rambo visited the most popular club in
IKORODU-LAKERS on 22 of December 2018.
87.Slimcase is the first Ikorodu artist to be internationally celebrated and featured and endorsed by
notable artist such a wizkid,Tiwa savage,Dbanj,2 face,Yemi Alade among others.
88.Saliu has been a very kind hearted and generous leader since resumed office in 2017,as the councillor
of IKORODU west local government development area,some of his notable projects to the community
a.Rehabilitation of Ipakodo primary health centre and donation of Gotv and plasma TV for the relaxation
of the staff and visitors.
b.A new public water borehole was installed for the people of Ebute IGA community and it was
commissioned by the Chairman of IKORODU west ,Princess Jumoke Ademehin Jumbo.
c.Donation of plastic chairs to the office of the neighborhood watch assigned to Ipakodo and many
d.Patnership with an N.G.O at Ebute Ipakodo in other to enhance the OUR COMMUNITY PROJECT
e.Partnership with AB MICROFINANCE BANK located at Ebute Ipakodo for free interest loan facility.
f.Supporting Journalist Emeka Ogwu with an allowance on each of his published articles.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emeka Ogwu is an award winning Journalist and entertainment practitioner,he has interviewed top
Nigerian celebrities, his articles are published online via 36hype.com,LagosBase.com,EarthenPot
magazine, comedyplus magazine,SensarNation.com,ScholarsMemo magazine and on Nigerian