Dele Momodu Biography: Age, Personal Life

February 06, 2022

Dele Momodu is a popular Nigerian journalist, publisher, polemicist, philanthropist, actor, businessman, and motivational speaker.

Dele Momodu
Dele Momodu

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Dele Momodu Profile

Full Name: Chief Ayobamidele Abayomi Ojutelegan Ajani Momodu

Date of Birth: May 16th, 1960

Age: 62

State of Origin: Osun State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Education: University of Ile-Ife; University of Professional Studies in Accra, Ghana

Occupation: Journalist, Motivational Speaker, Philanthropist

Net Worth: Not Available

Who is Dele Momodu?

Dele Momodu also known as Chief Ayobamidele Abayomi Ojutelegan Ajani Momodu, is a Nigerian philanthropist, journalist, businessman, actor, and motivational speaker. 

He is currently classified as one of the country's finest and most influential persons. 

He is the CEO of a popular magazine named Ovation International. 

How Old is Dele Momodu?

Dele Momodu is 62 years old.

Dele Momodu Early Life

Dele Momodu was born on May 16th, 1960. He hails from Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

He lost his father at the age of 13 and was raised onwards by his mother who later passed away in 2007. 

Dele Momodu Education

Dele Momodu attended the University of Ile-Ife where he earned his first degree in the Yoruba Language in 1982.

In 1988, he acquired his Master's degree in English literature. 

However, between 1982-83, Dele Momodu lectured at the Oyo State College of Arts and Science in Ile-Ife, while he was on National Youth Service.

In 2016, he attended the University of Professional Studies in Accra, Ghana, for his Ph.D. program and was awarded with a Doctorate Degree which earned him a 'Doctor of Humane Letters' title.

Dele Momodu Career

Dele Momodu's career started in 1988 when he got his first job as a Staff Writer with the African Concord Magazine which was at the time, owned by late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.

In 1989, he got transferred to the Weekend Concord as a pioneer staff. Also, he contributed to other publications such as the Sunday Concord, Business Concord, National Concord, and the Yoruba Newspaper, Isoken.

In the same year, Dele Momodu became the Literary Editor of the Weekend Concord within his first six months of being the News Editor.

Between 1990 and 1991, Dele Momodu edited May Ellen Ezekiel's Classique which made him the biggest paid editor in the country.

Later, he retired and got into a business where he became a bread distributor to his former boss, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola who owned 'Wonderloaf.'

In addition, Dele Stated a public Relations outfit, Celebrities-Goodwill Limited, a firm which managed the accounts of the top men in the country such as Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Mr. Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Dr. Mike Adenuga, and other distinguished Nigerians.

In 1993, Dele Momodu resigned and joined the Moshood Abiola Presidential Campaign Organization. He was arrested and detained at Lagoon Close in Lagos following the annulment of the June 12 election by General Ibrahim Babangida.

He was arrested again in 1995 and charged with treason by the Sani Abacha government.

He was accused of being one of the founders of the pirate radio station, Radio Freedom which was later changed to Radio Kudirat, and Alhaja Kudirat Abiola was murdered.

He escaped through the Seme border masquerading as a farmer into Cotonou, the Evening Republic and then he fled to Togo, then to Ghana, and finally, the United Kingdom.

While in exile in the United Kingdom in 1996, Dele Momodu started Ovation International, a reputable bilingual magazine in Africa.

From 2008 until 2013, Dele Momodu has held annual events (except in 2010 due to the impending presidential elections) first known as the Ovation Red Carol and later, Ovation Carol and Awards. 

In 2011, Dele Momodu declared his intention to run for the seat of the president of Nigeria in the National Conscience Party (NCP) and he polled 169 votes.

Dele Momodu Personal Life

Dele Momodu is married on December 19th, 1992, to the love of his life, Mobolaji Abiodun Momodu. Their union is blessed with four children:

  • Pekan Momodu

  • Yole Momodu

  • Eniafe Momodu

  • Korewa Momodu.

Dele Momodu Awards

Dele Momodu has since received several awards and recognitions. In 2015, he became the first recipient of the 9jaMentors Awards for his outstanding and unquestionable role in the empowerment of Nigerian youths.

Dele Momodu Net Worth

Dele Momodu's net worth is not disclosed to the public at the moment. We are following this up and will update this section when we receive some information.

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