Thursday, June 13, 2024

Top ten most influential OAU alumni (IOI 2021 pick)


The prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is undeniably one of the best universities in Nigeria. Founded in 1961, the university is not only know for it’s great academic achievement but also it’s A-list set of Alumni. Great Ife as the university is fondly called had produced quite a number of powerful alumni at various fields across the country. Today, IOI is making a countdown of the most influential OAU alumni who are taking their various fields and industries by storm in 2021.

10. Seun Fakorede

Seun Fakorede is a Nigerian entrepreneur, speaker and politician. He made history as the youngest commissioner to be appointed in the country when he was appointed as the commissioner of youth and sports in Oyo state at just twenty years(27) of age. He is the founder and director of home advantage Africa, a non profit organization where he advocates for african patriotism among youths. He graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 2016 with a degree in civil engineering. Seun Fakorede is one who is making big waves in governance.



Akanbi Bamidele Brett known by his stage name cheque is a singer, songwriter and rapper. He released his hit song Zoom in 2020 to critical acclaim. Cheque is currently signed to Phyno’s penthauze music. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in chemical engineering. He released a 5 track EP in 2015 featuring fellow OAU alumni fireboy and chinko ekun. With songs enjoying massive airplay in Nigeria, Cheque is one artist to look out for in the music industry.


8.Blaq Bonez

Emeka Akumefule professionally called Blaq Bonez is a Nigerian rapper currently signed to 100 crowns an imprints of chocolate city, he is famously known for his fussion of English and Yoruba in his music. Blaq Bonez songs have gathered critical acclaims both locally and internationally, he was described as one of the new guards of Nigeria music by the new york times. Blaq Bonez graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in engineering. His music powress started from an early age when he won a rap battle in 2012 beating 3,000 other contestants. His first studio album sex over love topped many charts when it was released on the 30th of april 2021. It featured many A list stars like Buju, Joeboy, Nasty C amongst others. Blaq Bonez is one artist who is set for great things



7.Chinko Ekun

Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel professionally known as Chinko Ekun is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter. He is a graduate of law from the Obafemi Awolowo University. He started expressing his musical talent at an early age of seven(7). He started posting videos of hid freestyle rap on Instagram in 2011. He has released chart topping songs like Able God which earned him several awards and accolades in the country. Chinko Ekun is one artist who is on top of his game.


6. Shank Comics


Adegoke Emmanuel Shank Comics is a content creator and brand influencer who is setting the pace with his funny collections of videos posted on his social media pages. He was born on the 23rd of march. He studied Electronic and Electrical engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University He has received applause for his hilarious videos posted online by top figures like Tunde Ednut, Kaptain Kush and others. He is known for delivering advertisements for brands in the most thrilling, comical yet informative way. Shank comics is one to definitely look out for.


6.Woli Arole

Bayegun Oluwatoyin popularly known as Woli Arole is an actor, comedian and on air personality. He is a fan favourite who has stolen the hearts of many people across the world with his hilarious comedy skits and movie roles. He graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in psychology. He premiered his movie the call to critical acclaim in 2018. Woli Arole is popularly known for his thrilling performance as a Yoruba prophet who makes ridiculous prayer points. Woli Arole is a force to reckon with in the movie and comedy industry.


5. MC lively

Michael Sani Amanesi popularly known by his stage name MC lively is an actor and comedian. He was born on the 14th of August 1992 in osun state Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in law from Obafemi Awolowo University.He is known for his viral comdey skits on the internet where he has a large following. He is not only know for his hilarious comedy skits but his acting powers. He has been featured in box office movies such as half and seven date, fate of alakada amongst others. MC lively has steadily created a niche for himself in the movie and comedy industry.


3. Fave

Chidozie God’sFavour Uyochinyere professionally know as Fave or Fave szn is a singer and songwriter. She was born on the 13th of march 2000. She has stolen the hearts of many and like her name, she’s everyone’s fave. With hit singles like beautifully, N.B.U and most recently baby riddim. She harnessed the act of singing at the age of six and has since then be unstoppable. She expresses herself beautifully with the power of her lyrics and style. She is currently signed to tumblar records. . With a powerful voice and beautiful lyrics, fave is steadily becoming a sensation in the Nigeria music industry.


2. Fireboy

Adedamola Adefolahan popularly known as fireboy dml is one of the finest singers in Nigeria. With many hits like peru,jealous, what if i say amongst others. Fireboy is one artist who is definitely on top of his game. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2017 earning a bachelor degree in arts. He has constantly put the Nigeria industry in the global map when his hit song champion was  used by FC Bayern Munich in their UEFA super cup celebration and a recent collaboration with Ed sheeran on his hit song peru. Fireboy is on his game and shows no sign of stopping soon.


1. Bukunmi Oluwashina

Bukunmi Oluwahina is an award winning actress, songwriter, singer, model and voice over artist. She is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in theatre arts. She rose to fame after she produced and wrote the script of the Yoruba movie ayomi. Ayomi won the AMVCA award in the indigenous movie category in 2015. She is a versatile actress who has portrayed a range of characters in many movies. She recently released a single with international artist Tatiana Manois titled happy girls singing sad song. The just released song is currently making big waves in the country at the moment. Bukunmi Oluwashina is one big act taking her industry by storm.



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