Ondo

Ondo City (wiki)

Ondo State (wiki)

Akure Cental Market

Notable people of Ondo descent

Brigadier Samuel Ademulegun, first Brigadier of the Nigerian Army. He was killed in the 1966 Nigerian coup d’état. His statue stands at the Ife Roundabout, overlooking Brigadier Ademulegun Road, named after him, in Ondo City.

King Sunny Adé, also known as King of Juju music; Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music; been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time[7]

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (born 1967), British actor and former fashion model; born in Islington, London to Nigerian parents of Yoruba, Ondo City origin; he is fluent in several languages including Yoruba, Italian, and Swahili

Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy MBE (born 1952), royal portrait painter; born in Ondo City; in 2001 she painted the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II for her Golden Jubilee

Mo Abudu, (born 11th September 1964) Nigerian media mogul, media personality, philanthropist, and former human resources management consultant.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, actress, singer, philanthropist and former model of Ondo City descent from Lagos; since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, she was honoured in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle ObamaBeyoncé and Kate Middleton[8]

Frederick Fasehun (born 1938), medical doctor, hotel owner, and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC); born in Ondo City[9]

Gani FawehinmiSAN, activist and philanthropist

Olu Maintain, born Olumide Edwards Adegbulu; rose to prominence in 2007 with the release of the hit song “Yahooze” from his debut studio album Yahooze, the song won the Nigeria Entertainment Award in 2008 for Hottest Single of the Year;[10] in 2008, he performed “Yahooze” at the Royal Albert HallLondon and brought on stage Colin Powell, the former United States Secretary of State[11]\

Olusegun Mimiko, former Governor of Ondo State; former Nigerian minister of housing and urban development

Godfrey Oboabona (born 1990), international footballer, as a defender; born in Ondo[12]

Ifedayo OladapoOON, NNOM (1932-2010), academic and professor of civil engineering at the University of Lagos

Archbishop Timothy Olufosoye (c. 1907/1912-1992) was the first African Primate of the Church of Nigeria

Wale (born 1984), American rapper of Maybach Music Group; born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin in Northwest, Washington, D.C.;[13] his parents are of the Yoruba Ondo City ethnic group of south-western Nigeria and came to the US from Austria in 1979

Bimbo Oshin, Nollywood thespian

Yemi Blaq, Nollywood actor

Teniola Apata, Musician

Niniola, Musician

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