By Banji Ayoola
A seasoned entrepreneur and administrator, Prince Adeyefa Adedayo Adeyinka, has been unveiled as a Youth Role Model and Mentor by an American firm, Rowland Empire Innovation Prince and Princess Pageant USA, for its 2023 Face of Osun Pageant, the Light Edition.
This was disclosed to The Radiance in an interview on Saturday by the CEO of the Pageant, Prince Timi Abiri as preparations for this year’s version of the event, which is the eleventh edition of such, in the state of the living spring, hot up.
According to Abiri, Adeyefas remarkable personality, particularly his rare, exemplary and impressive achievements spanning various sectors of human endeavours, and humility despite his royal background, which are considered as brilliant inspirational values especially to the youth, earned him the selection for the award.
In his words: “The selection of Prince Adeyefa Adedayo Adeyinka by our team among many candidates nominated for this award, through a rigorous process, was based mainly on his remarkable achievements that cut across various sectors of human endeavours.
“We were deeply impressed and profoundly touched by Prince Adedayo’s remarkable personality, particularly his rare, notable achievements which cut across various sectors of human endeavours, and outstanding humility despite the royal blood flowing in his veins, which we considered as brilliant inspirational values to the youth of our dear State and Country.
“We saw these ennobling qualities which shone, and are still shining brilliantly from distances, in this humble Prince, which we strongly believe could serve as invaluable inspirational forces for the younger generation.
“In our assessment, we saw, and still see Prince Adeyefa Adedayo Adeyinka as a worthy example and model for our youths not only in our dear Osun State, but in the entirety of our great and promising Country, Nigeria.”
Born into the prestigious lineage of the Ogboru Olodo and Agesinyowa on his father’s side, and Iredunmi and Ilare on his mother’s side, Prince Adeyefa Adedayo Adeyinka embodies a blend of deep-rooted cultural heritage with a global vision.
Prince Adedayo, who is well-equipped with a formidable educational background, is the President and CEO of Hebnitz Global Resources LLC, United States.
His higher education journey started at the Federal Polytechnic Ede, where he obtained an O.N.D in Building Technology & Quantity Survey, after which he proceeding to the prestigious University of Ibadan for a B.Sc in Geography in 2004.
Currently, he is pursuing a Masters in Global Finance at Fordham University in New York, USA. Prior to this, he secured an M.Sc in Geography with a focus on Climate studies from the University of Ibadan in 2015.
His thirst for knowledge also led him to obtain an Executive MBA with a Finance option from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife.
Throughout his professional journey, Prince Adedayo has held significant positions that underscore his expertise and dedication.
Between 2012 and 2015, he contributed to Nigeria’s national vision as the Technical Assistant in the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on MDGs.
During the same period, he was also the Director of Special Projects for Osun East Senatorial Zone in Osun State.
Between 2006 and 2011, he worked extensively with NYSC, the World Bank Institute, and the United Nation’s MDGs Advocacy Projects, taking on roles as Orientation Trainer, Master Trainer, and Team Leader across various Nigerian states, including Abuja, Taraba, Benue, Ogun, Anambra, Ebonyi, Oyo, Plateau, Borno, and Edo.
Prince Adedayo’s affiliations further showcase his commitment to professional growth.
He is a member of the World Bank Institute and the Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered). Previously, he was associated with the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers in Nigeria.
He also holds membership in the Dispute Resolution of Nigeria, reflecting his versatility across diverse fields.
Prince Adeyefa Adedayo Adeyinka’s life and career is a testament to his relentless pursuit of excellence, grounded in tradition and directed towards global impact.
Face of Osun Pageant is a beauty and leadership contest brand with a shining reputation spanning eleven years in the cultural promotion, Tourism development, and women empowerment in the state.
The grand finale of this year’s Eleventh Edition of the Pageant will be held in November in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.