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ABDULAZEEZ OLAJIDE ADEDIRAN, The Man Who Wants to Rule Lagos

By Glam and Essence

The movement by a group of young,passion driven individuals determined to see Lagos change for good has began. Under the Team Jandor,the movement is fast gathering momentum,led by its Grand Patron of IBILE-EKO FORUM,
Abdulazeez ‎Olajide Adediran, the Group Managing Director of Core Media Services.
His Team Jandor fast growing membership can no longer be ignored,especially after is october 1 broadcast,where he outlined what is driving his passion for a new Lagos.
You may be wondering who Abdulazez Olajide Adeniran is?….Well,those who know him will tell you that he was not born with a silver spoon,rather,he boasts of a humble background, having overcome life hurdles and challenges to get to his present position.Olajide grew up in the Ilasamaja community in Mushin, Lagos,where life was not an easy one for him. From an early stage in his life, he had to‎ contribute to the meagre economy of the family by hawking all sorts to help sustain his family.
Regardless of his struggles,his passion, aspiration and determination stayed alive and was not diminished by his state of
‎poverty at the time.
He completed his primary school education and went ahead to equally finish his secondary school education, which saw him ending up in
the Polytechnic Ibadan, in Oyo state,to study Mass Communication.
His leadership and benevolent attribute came to bare while in Ibadan Polythecnic,where he rose to become the president ‎of his department association; Association Of Student Communicators.
After his Ordinary National Diploma, he left the school to work with Lagos State Television situated at Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos {LTV}, first as an intern and later as a full member of staff.
It was at LTV that his story changed for life. As a diligent reporter, he was assigned to cover different beats and he carried out his assignment accordingly.
In the course of the discharge of his duties, he was able to meet the Nigerian society bigwigs who started showing interest in him.
At a time when his career was blossoming at LTV, he took the risk of resigning to float his own media firm; CORE MEDIA SERVICES, that deals with advertising, marketing, Public Relations, Media buying and selling amongst other media related activities.
He became the toast of government establishments, corporate bodies and individuals, consulting for them.
‎Today, CoreTV News is a 24/7 news and current affairs station, a brainchild of Core Media Services, which started out as a satellite television station where you have to pay for subscription before you watch has already gone terrestrial and rolled out in many states in Nigeria starting from Abuja, the Federal capital territory.
The television station despite being relatively new is giving many old television stations across Africa a run for their money with excellent news coverage and production of programs.
Olajide’s philanthropic character was what led to the establishment of the philanthropic organisation,Jandor Foundation,designed to support the less privileged in the area of education,empowerment,social and community development.
This is understandable for a man like Jide, who has seen, felt and tasted poverty firsthand,while still staying humble after hitting the big league.
According to him,“despite all what God has done for me, nothing has changed about me. I still hang out at places I used to hang out many years ago, I still keep the same circle of friends. There is no super human anywhere, I am just privileged. Giving is part of me and l think it’s also an important part of our worship to Almighty God.
God has given me the opportunity to do all l am doing. If someone comes to me, seeking genuine assistance, I always go out of my way to help,no matter how little, that’s what God wants.
Remember, if l don’t do it, another person will do it.”
Today,his team,the Team Jandor,with whom he wants to change the narrative in Lagos, are present in all the 57 Local Government Areas,with a team of over six thousand members.
That’s not all,they are in partnership with other independent groups,in other to entrench collective participation in the Team Jandor movement….For Abdulazeez Okajide Adeniran,the Lead Visioner of Team Jandor,”it’s time to take Lagos for Lagos”.

Glam & Essence Magazine

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