Investing in Nigeria: Africa’s rising star. What’s available? What works best? Is it safe?
Nigeria has Africa’s largest population and biggest economy. There is also massive migration from the countryside to the cities and a huge shortage of accommodation in those cities.
... So is now a good time to put some money into Nigeria?
... What type of property makes the best investment?
... What are the risks – and what can you do to minimise them?
At this session FdiAfrica's Bola Aderemi and Debbie Prekebena - plus John Howell - will be joined by representatives of our Nigerian exhibitors to discuss the options.
The list includes ...
- Delta Mega Trend
- Octo5 Holdings
John Howell is the Founder and Editor of Guides.Global – a website providing written and video guides to how things really work in other countries. Boasting over 30 years of experience in dealing with international legal and property problems, he is widely recognised and respected as a leading figure – and a leading legal adviser – in the field of international property. He has written many books about the subject, including several titles in 'The Sunday Times ® Guide to buying a Property in ...' series and two 'International Law' volumes of the prestigious Butterworths Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents - a major text book for lawyers.
He was also the Editorial Director of OPP – the voice of the international property industry - and has appeared many times in the press and on radio and TV as an expert on international law and property. He has also presented seminars about property investment all over the world. He was a founder member of and (for several years) a board member of AIPP (the Association of International Property Professionals).
Mr Bola' Aderemi Bayewumi is the Chief Executive Officer of FdiAfrica Integrated Resources. A Broadcaster and Public Relations Consultant, with over 20 years experience in Corporate Branding and Product Promotion, he developed a unique concept of adequately providing vital information and networking platform to showcase investment opportunities in Africa as means of attracting Foreign Direct Investment.
Through sustainable partnership with Property Investor Media Ltd, FdiAfrica has been able to champion the creation of awareness among Africans - particularly Nigerians in Diapora - about the opportunities available in Property Development. This effort has opened up Africa to Foreign Direct Investors as a continent with great returns, not only in Property Development, but in other productive industries.
Babajide Odusolu is an innovative entrepreneur with a strong creative flair, analytical drive and a passionate focus on evolution of successful indigenous enterprises. He founded Legacy Realities Ltd and Legacy Holdings Ltd in 1997 & 2001 respectively and acted as Chief Executive Officer and Project Coordinator until his appointment as Special Adviser to the immediate past Governor of Ogun State and Managing Director of OPIC.
Between 2013 - 2019 as a key member of the Ogun State Housing Team and concurrently Managing director of Ogun State Property Investment Corporation (OPIC), he championed OPIC's total turnaround and led the development of several award winning projects such as MTR Gardens, Isheri, New Makun City, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, development of Mitros Residences Boutique Hotel in abeokuta and overhaul of the internal primary infrastructure at OPIC Agbara / Igbesa Industrial Estate. By the end of his stint, OPIC had become re established as a major leader in the Nigerian Real Estate Sector. These achievements have further burnished his reputation as a major change agent. Babajide returned to the private sector in May 2019 with a renewed vigor and drive to aid the continued growth of the Nigerian real estate development sector.
An Accountant by training, Sam Ogrih is a fellow of the Institute of Strategic Management. He has attended several local and international courses on Leadership and Real Estate Development from notable institutions including Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
He is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta Mega Trend Nigeria Limited, a Real Estate Development Company, Developers of the prestigious Plantation City in Warri, Delta State. Nigeria and the new smart Southbrook Gardens residential estate also in Delta State.
Sam is very interested in providing affordable housing solutions, smart buildings, he is meticulous about details, proper planning and achieving high standards. His other interests include manufacturing, education and hospitality.
Olawale Ayilara is the CEO of LandWey Investment Limited. Prior to founding LandWey Groups, Mr. Olawale worked as Head Business Development Creativity and Strategy at Eagles Insight and Innovations and wasCo-founder of Nigerian Property Investments Group - a real estate platform for the Nigerian diaspora. He has amassed over a decade of experience within the Nigerian business industry during which he has led transactions with combined values of over $200 million.
Mr Olawale has also worked as a business strategist with Eagles Group (E.G.) has spent most of his career in Business Development, Innovations & Strategy Also serves as President Nigerian Advocates for positive Change, Also Senior Director Beyond School Initiative Organization.
An alumni of Lagos Business School, he sits on the board of over 10 high profile businesses. Olawale is also a member of the 'Sponsors for Young Growing Business Association' - a pan African based organization comprising a network of Africa's leading professionals.
Debbie Prekebena is the Head of Operations of FdiAfrica. With over 10 years of Marketing Experience in the Property Development sector, Debbie has been able to develop a workable blue print to cater for the housing needs of various classes of people who are keen to become home owners.
She is conversant with field operations and the practical aspects of Property Investment – and boasts a wealth of experience in the Nigerian residential property market.
Abikoye Emmanuel is Head of Strategy and Development at Tribitat.
Tony Kolawole graduated in Business Administration at Lagos State University. Over the years he has built credibility in the Nigerian real estate industry - serving clients in the country and the diaspora. His leadership skills aided him in founding and presiding over Africa's number one Real Estate Brokerage Group - Billionaire Realtors Group (BRG) boasting of over 20,000 realtors.
Apart from BRG, Tony currently champions the burgeoning property company Tribitat Real Estate Limited - a business committed to delivering the best of properties anywhere in Nigeria with a strategic focus on areas with great economic potential both at a residential and commercial level. Formerly known as Aspire Heights, Tribitat has served over 500 clients who have expressed deep satisfaction beyond provable standards.
Tony's success in the sector has been recognised by a series awards. These include ... the CEO's Award for 2016, Pioneer of the year 2016 by Chrisdom Homes Ltd, EALA Award 2017 for his role in Economic Advancement through Real Estate and Landwey Best Supporting Realtor 2017.