Seyi Tinubu is an award-winning entrepreneur. He is the CEO/Chairman of Loatsad Promomedia and the Founder of the Noella Foundation. Seyi Tinubu is the son of Lagos State Chieftain – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
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Seyi Tinubu Background
Seyi Tinubu was born on the 15th of October, 1985, to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (the 12th Governor of Lagos State), and his Wife Oluremi Tinubu, who is currently a Senator of Nigeria. He is the first child of his parents’ four children. Seyi Tinubu schooled and grew up in the United States.
Seyi attended Holmewood House School for his primary education. Afterwards, he went to Milton Abbey for his secondary education and A-levels. While at Milton, he participated in rugby, athletics, and field hockey.
In 2004, he became captain of Milton Abbey for the season. After high school, Seyi went on to Lincoln University, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), from 2004 – 2008.
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In 2008, Seyi started studying Law at the University of Buckingham and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2010. After graduation, Seyi went to the Nigeria Law School and was called to Bar in 2013. While in law school, Seyi worked for three months as a legal intern with Oando Plc.
Soon after, he obtained a master’s degree in corporate and commercial law from the University of Buckingham.
Seyi Tinubu is married to Layla Jade Tinubu, and they are blessed with a lovely daughter.
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Seyi Tinubu Career
In a bid to change the narrative of advertising and improve the Nigerian economy positively, Seyi and his friend – Adenrele Olusoga, established Loatsad media. They got their license and started doing business full time.
Thus far, the company has grown from using static billboards to huge LEDs positioned in strategic locations. It has also become one of the biggest and most sought after advertising agency in Nigeria.
Seyi’s passion for nation building led him to establish the Noella Foundation – an umbrella foundation for the Seyi Tinubu Empowerment Programme (STEP).
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Loatsad Promomedia is an advertising company that places world-class billboards for its clients in Nigeria. The company emphasizes beauty and ambience. Also, they maximise consumer engagement through targeted messages at the right place and time. Loatsad Promomedia offers both outdoor advertising and digital advertising services to clients.
The outdoor advertising entails advertising for clients via lamp posts, flex banners, bridge panel, activation/events, inflatables, and LED boards. While digital advertising entails the use of geo-targeting technology, to reach the clients’ target audience, by placing clients ads at locations that are most important to the clients’ brand.
Loatsad promomedia creates online strategies, campaigns, and develop an overall online presence, that meets the clients’ overall digital need.
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Seyi Tinubu established the Noella foundation in 2018, to improve the economic situation of Nigeria, via entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainable ideas, and action plans.
Noella Foundation is the umbrella body of the Seyi Tinubu Empowerment Project (STEP) aimed at creating a better Nigeria through job creation by supporting new tech startups with skills development and seed funding.
STEP provides business mentorship and networking opportunities for tech startups and gives them access to a community of like-minded pioneers in the tech space. In other words, the foundation focuses on nation building through human capital development.
Seyi Tinubu’s Volunteer Experience
Seyi Tinubu is the co-founder and executive member of Teld NGO, founded in June 2005. The NGO was established to provide a better standard of living for youths and underprivileged children in Nigeria.
Teld achieves this feat by providing school fees and necessary supplies youths need to attend a boarding school and mentoring programs.
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Bola Tinubu Foundation
Seyi Tinubu is the coordinator of the Bola Tinubu Foundation, founded in September 2012. The Bola Tinubu Foundation is an NGO with focus on education, poverty alleviation, and training.
Seyi organized, led, and coordinated the foundations’ outreach program in December 2013. During the outreach, 3,000 bags of rice and vegetable oils were distributed.
Youth Musical Fiesta
Seyi Tinubu is the coordinator of the Youth Musical Fiesta. Oluremi Tinubu started this program in June 2012. The program conveys youths of various churches and musical groups together. The musical fiesta is focused on children and youths between ages 7 – 18. The program holds once every year.
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Seyi Tinubu Quotes
“Excuses are not valid. Don’t let anything stop you. This is your time and your moment. Make it count.”
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own action.”
“Your PAST has no power over your PRESENT or your FUTURE…”
“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s game.”
“Anyone that has ever achieved anything GREAT in the world had to think beyond themselves.”
“…Criticism is needed, indeed sometimes it is deserved, but baseless accusations help nobody and change nothing. They only serve to further divide us when we should be coming together.”
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“Movement is life and life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”
“Your life is as good as your mindset. Stay Focused, Be Humble and Keep Hustling.”
“(Humanity) has unquestionably one really effective weapon – Laughter.”
“Don’t be too timid or squeamish about your actions. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”
“Got to move differently when you want different. So move the world forward by making bold moves.”
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Awards And Recognitions Of Seyi Tinubu
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Leadership Excellence Awards – 2017
- Business Person of The Year at the Entrepreneur Africa Award – 2019
- Special Recognition Award by JustU Magazine at the Justival Award night – 2019
- Patron of Man O’ War Lagos – 2019
- Europe Business Assembly (EBA) Award for Best Enterprise and Manager of the Year – 2019
- Honoree of the Most Influential People of African Descent under 40 – 2019
- Excellence Award in Media Enterprise by the Sapio Club – 2019
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Entrepreneurial Lesson From Seyi Tinubu
Be Focused And Passionate
Every entrepreneur needs to be focused and passionate about what they do. As an entrepreneur, set workable goals, and take actionable steps towards achieving them. Seyi Tinubu had a goal of having a top-notch advertising agency that would change the narrative of advertising in Nigeria, and Africa.
He is completely focused and passionate about achieving this goal, and he takes actionable steps to ensure it becomes a reality. Loatsad Promomedia has been in the industry for five years, and it’s gradually dominating the Nigerian advertising industry.
Let your passion and focus lead you to success in your industry.
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