Sir Olu Okeowo, born May 15, 1965, is a well-known Nigerian businessman, real estate magnate, and philanthropist. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gibraltar Constructions Nigeria. Olu Okeowo is also a Knight of the John Wesley Anglican Church.
|Full Name:||Olu Okeowo,|
|Date of Birth:||May 15, 1965|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Net Worth:||$250 million|
|Wife/Spouse:||Lady Adejoke Okeowo|
Early Life and Education
Olu Okeowo was born on May 15, 1965, to Pa Taiwo Victor Okeowo’s family. His mother worked as a full-time housewife while his father, a billionaire businessman, served as choirmaster at the Nigerian Methodist Church.
Olu Okeowo recounts that when he was a child, his parents were very strict and required him to spend a lot of time indoors after school.
He described his father as a staunch conservative who wished for all of his children to follow in his footsteps.
Okeowo completed his elementary and secondary education in Nigeria. After leaving the country, he traveled to Austria and briefly studied medical technology.
He then moved to the Caribbean to pursue his medical studies.
Olu Okeowo began working as a housekeeper at St Nicholas hospital in Lagos after his return to Nigeria in the late 1980s.
Olu Okeowo decided to start a business creating burglary proofs and iron-wrought furniture because the devaluation of the naira from one to eight to the dollar had an impact on various Nigerian enterprises, including his father’s.
He fully transitioned into construction and civil engineering around the turn of the decade and began constructing homes.
As a corporation dedicated to the development of infrastructure and real estate, Gibraltar Construction Nigeria Limited was founded.
Gibraltar Construction has developed into a nationwide construction juggernaut throughout the years, working on numerous projects.
The business specializes in building renovation, storage tank fabrication and construction, real estate sales, and leasing.
Over 1200 remarkable projects in 12 states of Nigeria have been finished by him. The opulent Parkview Estate in Ikoyi, which contains the Palacio de Okeowo residence where Okeowo resides, is one of the projects completed by Gibraltar Construction.
The white mansion is constructed in a French palace-inspired, three-story Victorian architecture. It’s hardly surprising that it’s dubbed the French mansion.
It took 11 months to finish, required 5 acres of land, and cost about $12 million.
Olu Okeowo Net Worth
Olu Okeowo is a top Nigerian businessman and real estate entrepreneur with a net worth of $250 million. He is the CEO of Gibraltar Constructions Nigeria.
Lady Adejoke Okeowo and Olu Okeowo are blissfully married, and their union is blessed with three gorgeous kids.
Oluwatumininu Okeowo, his first child, currently serves as the organization’s CEO. After graduating from UCL with a B.Eng in Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering with a minor in finance and a Masters in International Real Estate and Planning, he accepted the role upon his return to Nigeria (University College London).
Ibukun Okeowo, his youngest son, is a well-known performer who goes by the stage name DJ Mufasa.
Sir Okeowo is a knight of John Wesley and a devout Christian.
Olu Okeowo donated the Sir Olu Okeowo Physiotherapy Centre to the College of Medicine at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) as one of his charitable deeds.
He received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Wesley University in Ondo State in 2018.