Oluwaseyi Tinubu: Five Things to Know about Tinubu’s Son
Son of Nigeria’s President-elect, Oluwaseyi Tinubu is well known for his immense success in the business world. Through his innovative outdoor advertising company, Loatsad Promomedia, Seyi’s business acumen has attracted several awards to his name.
Despite being the son of a prominent politician, Seyi Tinubu has carved out his own path and is a role model for young entrepreneurs in Nigeria and beyond. Let’s quickly examine several other interesting things about Seyi.
He is Tinubu’s only surviving son
Oluwaseyi is the only surviving son of Tinubu. He lost his stepbrother, Olajide Tinubu in 2017. Speaking of Olajide’s death, Tinubu said, “My son was a highly intelligent person with a vibrant personality and a zest for life. Yet, he was taken away by cardiac arrest when it seemed he had so much life to still live.” Olajide is survived by a wife and three boys.
Oluwaseyi has a sister, Folasade Tinubu Ojo (Iyaloja) and other step-siblings from Tinubu’s union with Oluremi Tinubu (Zainab Abisola Tinubu, Habibat Tinubu and Olayinka Tinubu). So, it’s safe to call him the heir to the throne in Tinubu’s dynasty.
He is a billboard tycoon
Seyi is a billboard tycoon that sits as the CEO of Loatsad Promomedia, a leading outdoor advertising company in Nigeria that provides great solutions for successful brands. The company has worked with some of the biggest brands in Nigeria. His advertising company has overseen over 1000 completed advertising transactions representing billions in transaction value. The billboard tycoon has also acquired E-motion Advertising Ltd, a leading advertising firm. Loatsad has worked with a lot of multinationals and partnered with many international tools like Airpush, Shazam, Rocketfuel and Snapchat for pop-up ads on mobile.
Outside advertising, Seyi is passionate about nation-building and helping Nigerian youths become a better version of themselves. As a philanthropist, he founded the Noella Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and mentorship to young people in Nigeria. In 2005, he founded TELD NGO, which strives to provide a better life for the poor and underprivileged in Nigeria. The NGO provides school fees for children and youths.
He is married to a Lebanese-Nigerian
The serial entrepreneur is married to a woman who is half Lebanese and half Nigerian, Layal Holm. Layal was born and brought up in London. She is a graduate of Entrepreneurship and business from the University of Surrey. Seyi’s wife owns a children’s Toy shop called Tots Toys. The two lovebirds obviously have a thing for entrepreneurship. She also co-founded Noella Foundation with her husband. Seyi and Layal are the parents of two children.
He is a Polo lover
Asides from advertising and philanthropy, Seyi Tinubu also has a passion for sports. He is an avid football fan and supports Arsenal Football Club. He is passionate about Polo. According to him, he started playing polo at age of 13. He is reportedly building his horse stable outside Falomo, and already owns some horses and ponies capable of starting a team. Seyi is also the Patron of the STL Polo Team, a Polo Team Based in Lagos.
Seyi Tinubu is a firm believer in the power of sports to bring people together and promote social development. He once noted that “Horses sometimes give you the wings one lacks and while riding a horse, you can borrow some freedom.”
He is a Tech-Enthusiast
Oluwaseyi and his friend, Adenrele Olusoga tried out different opportunities before arriving at Loatsad Promomedia. In one of his interviews, he revealed that they tried many ideas including an online digital movie platform like Netflix, but it didn’t work out. These failed attempts helped them discover that they were passionate about creating something unique. They went ahead to float Loatsad Promomedia to operate both in the digital and out-of-home sub-sector of the advertising industry. Seyi had also run multiple startup companies before establishing Loatsad.
Seyi who believes that digital technology is the future has helped create opportunities for young people to succeed in the business world.
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