About Laroka Trustfluentit2020-03-16T22:14:00+01:00
The Story Teller House project is promoted by Laroka Trust Foundation. The Foundation is a Nigeria registered charity, established in 2017 as a social-cultural organisation. Its goal is to preserve the rich heritages in the history and language of the Yoruba people.
What We Do
The Foundation uses means, media and fora to sensitise Yorubas at home and abroad on the need to preserve our cherished cultural values in the face of modernisation. We strive to restore pride in the old values and to esteem these values in our modern lifestyles. We want to preserve what should never be lost with modern crafts and tools.
How We Do It
We network with stakeholders interested in our goals and objectives. We form partnerships to create and execute projects that benefit the Yoruba people, and by extension, Nigeria.
Prince Adekunle AdedigbaChairman Board of Trustees
Prince Adekunle is from ‘Giesi’ ruling house of Ile Ife. He grew up in Ife at the feet of elders who fed him the rich history of his ancestors and taught him the values of their cultural heritage. He has his degree in Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and has over fifteen years of post-qualification work experience in information technology. He has worked at different times as an IT analyst and Team Lead, Information Service Delivery Management for FirstBank of Nigeria. He is Scrum-certified for Agile project management methodology, and is a member of the Project Management Institute, USA.
Dr. Olugbenga Odeyemi
Dr. Olugbenga Adeyinka Odeyemi is a Veterinary Surgeon turned Chartered Accountant. He was born in Ogbomosho and started primary Education in Ile-Ife at Saint Gabriel’s C&S Primary School located in Moore, Ile-Ife. He is known during his primary school days for artistic participation, drumming, dancing and acting. It was during this period he developed his inclination for cultural activities and development when he acted in some historic Yoruba traditional play during academic year end festivals. The location of the school also had an impact on him regarding history as the popular ‘Yemo’ heritage was located at the gate of the school where the students normally plays. There was also a tying and dying outfit close to the school which was on the thorough fare that he passes daily for the six-year education.
Dr. Odeyemi, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) is a financial expert, Auditor, Accountant and a merger advisor. He is also a tax practitioner, being a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and has been assisting clients in the management of taxation issues for the past 15 years. He is currently the Managing Partner of a foremost limited liability partnership Accounting firm based in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory called ATACOFF SERVICES LLP. He is also a trustee of the Laroka Trust Foundation, a director of LFC & Associates, Lugabim Financial Consult Limited and a reviewer of published books. He has good experience in Merger and acquisition transactions across the west African cost and he is an expert in financial due diligence.
Olugbenga is a teacher in financial matters and was part of Pass Associate, a preparatory institute for the Chartered Institute of Stock brokers examination between 2007 and 2009. He is also an Adjunct lecturer at the University of Ibadan Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he teaches marketing, entrepreneurship and supervises master degree awarding projects on entrepreneurship. He is a long time facilitator for some professional training institutes such as Financial Institution Training Centre (FITC), GSCL Consulting, NDIC training school, OMG Rubicon Synergy, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) and so on. He is also a faculty member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ‘s Continuous Professional Education programme facilitating on public sector, monitoring and evaluation and illicit financial flows.
Dr. Odeyemi is married to Dr. Tolulope Odeyemi and the union is blessed with a daughter and son.
Olori Funmilayo Adedigba
Olori Funmilayo is a graduate of Banking and Finance from both Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, both in Nigeria. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and a SAP expert. She brings on board over fifteen years of experience in finance and accounting with organisations in Nigeria. She has attended trainings within and outside Nigeria.
Pastor Deon Akintomide
Deon Akintomide is a pastor, publisher, author and entrepreneur. He has led and has been involved in many ecclesiastical and humanitarian projects aimed at making life better for all kinds of people. He is the lead presbyter of The LifeHouse Global Missions. Deon Akintomide is the Director of WordFlourish Ltd, a consulting company involved in publishing, establishing of online presence and audio visual projects. Deon Akintomide is married to Tola Akintomide. More about him can be seen on www.pastordeon.com
Prince Adeseye Adedigba
Adeseye is the Executive Director, Business Development and Control of Krown Agility Integrated. He is a graduate of Banking and Finance with a Master in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, a member of the Chartered institute of Bankers in Nigeria, Institute of Public Administration and Project Management Institute based in United States of America. He is well trained in Project Management and has been actively involved in Engineering Procurement, Construction (EPC contacts) and various project management and finance for over 17 years (ExxonMobil Multi Purpose Cooperatives Project Estate, Lakeview Park’s Total and Chevron Upstream Project, Lekki Free Trade Zone Lagos State Project, etc.
Gbenga currently consults as an anlayst in the IT industry. His work experience spans over 20 years in both specialist and management roles. His work history includes stints in Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Engineering, Telecommunications and Banking. Gbenga has advanced degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information Systems and Business Administration. An avid learner, Gbenga loves to tinker and innovate. He draws inspiration from real life and the shared creativity of others.