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Habeeb Okunola, The Impressive trajectory

Habeeb Okunola, The Impressive trajectory

If a soothsayer had predicted what the future holds for High Chief Habeeb Olalekan Okunola during his formative years, he would not have doubted because he had chosen the path of greatness early in life with his strategic moves. 

While growing up, Okunola not only leveraged on sheer luck but also consolidated with his ability to work tirelessly believing in himself and his innate ability to bring fortune out of any misfortune. 

Growing up on the streets of Surulere, Lagos, one thing was constant for him; he was a stickler for success and has remained steadfast in his dealings. 

He trained himself to be a goal-getter, a resilient and dogged fighter, a man of integrity who never jokes with friendship. 

While many are wondering how he was able to climb the ladder of success early in life, those who are close to him disclosed that he had shown the traits of a man destined for greatness, so his current status does not come as a shock to them.

 As a student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) studying Philosophy, while many of his peers engaged in frivolities and banking on their fathers’ deep pockets and their mothers’ pocket money, Okunola, with his academic prowess, learnt that creating value and services was the way to attain success which led to his founding of the Habtob Global Ventures in 2009. 

The company thrived in the areas of value creation, procurement and real estate among others. 

While running the company, one thing stood him out: His ability to think out of the box and employ the virtues of patience and trust in his dealings. This helped the company to grow beyond his imagination and has, today, given birth to TILT Construction which he founded in 2013 and later metamorphosed into the TILT Group which has now expanded beyond the shores of Nigeria and also created several projects dotting the length and breadth of the country. 

TILT Group has many hands in different pies of business like Real Estate, Construction, Agriculture, Power, Procurement, General Contract, Oil and Gas, Mining, Logistics and a host of others. 

Clients often struggle to have the TILT Group on their projects because of their attention to details, trust, capacity, innovation, foresight, adherence to standard practices, quality of job and a host of other reasons. 

Despite his achievements, Okunola has remained a young chap who believes in giving a lifeline to those around him by supporting and also contributing his quota to society via generosity and cheerful giving. Those who are close to him said he is a man who loathes the sight of anyone around him in distress as he is always ready to render a helping hand. 

This gave birth to Habeeb Okunola Foundation (HOF) which caters to the downtrodden and provides education and business grants to the needy and women among others. 

Through the Foundation, many have benefited from his milk of kindness. 

While quietly doing his thing owing to his love for philanthropy, Okunola never knew people around were taking note of his audacious efforts to put smiles on the faces of those around him. 

In order to celebrate his humanitarian efforts, the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, coronated him as the Akosin of Yorubaland while he also bagged the Aare Tayese of Iseyinland title. 

Meanwhile, Okunola intensified his efforts by being in the spotlight for laudable projects, thus catching the attention of both local and international media. His name and deeds has spread like wildfire beyond the shores of Nigeria to Dubai, the United Kingdom, the Benin Republic and Singapore among other countries.

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