Top Nigerian socialite and entrepreneur Shade Okoya turns 42

By Duchess Magazine

Today we celebrate foremost Nigerian Business mogul, socialite and fashionist, Deputy Managing Director of Eleganza Industrial City. Ltd. Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Folashade Okoya as she turns a stunning 42.

Chief Folashade Okoya

From the pretty faced beauty who enviably captured the heart of top industrialist, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Eleganza Group of Companies, Chief (Dr.) Rasaq Akanni Okoya (CON), the Aare of Lagos, Bobajiro of Oke Ona Egba, Aare Babalaje of Ajiranland and Ogbeni Oja of Epe, Folashade Okoya has proved herself over and over again as an undeniable force to reckon with in the business, social and fashion worlds.

Not your regular billionaire wife sitting pretty, this ambitious go-getter is credited for having succeeded in repositioning the Eleganza Industrial City empire which had in the past suffered a major setback, hence the title – Queen of the Eleganza Empire.

The renowned personality who hails from Ogun state was born to the family of the late Alhaji Taju and Alhaja Nimota Adeleye. A rare combination of beauty and brains, the shrewd business woman obtained an OND in Banking and Finance from the Lagos State Polytechnic Isolo, later bagging another yet degree in Sociology at the University of Lagos.

Happy Birthday Chief Folashade Okoya

Chief (Dr) Mrs Shade Okoya, proudly one of Nigeria’s most fashionable women has been conferred with several prestigious titles, she is the:
Bewaji of Lagos,
Otun Aare Iyalaje of Ajiranland,
Yeye Oge of Epe Land
Ajisewa of Oke Ona Egba.
Patron of FADAN, Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria.

Passionate, driven and all topped with an amiable personality, Shade Okoya, a selfless philanthropist unsurprisingly boasts of an impressive list of honours such as:

-Style Personality of the year 2012 by the Glams ‘n’ Essence
-African Foundation for Peace and Love Initiative (A.F.P.L.I) community matters of peace ‘21st Sept.2010’
-Eminace Role Model Award 2010
-Doctor of Science DSC (Honorary Causa) in Business Management and Corporate leadership by the senate of European American University on 23rd August 2014.
-Most Valuable Business Executive of the year 2014 conferred on her on 11th December 2014 by the board of trustees and Advisory Council of International Centre for Corporative Leadership for African and Blacks in Diaspora, Accolades International Magazine Limited,
-Patron of FADAN Association of Nigeria ‘13th June 2015.
-Lifetime Achievement Merit Award 2015 by Intern Center for Comparative Leadership for African Blacks in Diaspora Newline Communication on 27th August 2015, amongst others.

Happy Birthday to an inspiration!

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