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Why Ooni of Ife will never joke with this man

He is a seasoned Property Developers who based in Lekki, Lagos. He has executed multi-billion naira projects in his 30s. His name is Hon. Kehinde Alex Bankole, MD/CEO, KAB Constructions. This man is not just a guru in the property sector. He has also made a name for himself in politics. If you call him one of the youngest and most successful entrepreneurs in Lagos, you could be right.

Through his company, KAB constructions have constructed a lot of housing estates on Lagos Island and in Mainland. Did we remember to tell you that he hails from Ekan-Meje in Oke Ero Local Government, Kwara State?

A few years back, his part and Ooni of Ife, HIM Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, crossed when Kabiesi was still an active Real Estate Player.

A few months back, he opened up on how his path crossed with Ooni of Ile Ile. "My path with His Royal Majesty, Ooni of Ife’s crossed about a decade ago. I was in the banking industry, thinking of how I could do well in life. One day, when I was working for Oceanic Bank and the Ooni told me when we eventually met that I could do well in the property sector. So, I gave it a trial and by the special grace of God, I’m doing well today. Then, it all started as a play. When he told me, i didn’t know it was possible or something I could easily achieve because in those days, when you are in the banking sector, people would think you are on top of the world. It would not make any sense leaving banking job fo a job you don’t really know much about. You don’t even have an insight into what would happen, but by the special grace of God,I was able to give it a thought and here we are today".

So when he was constructing Jacob Mews Homes behind Panti, Yaba, Lagos. I was one of the contractors people were sub-contracting jobs to. Most people hardly know he was the brain behind the project. And one thing that actually attracted me to him was his humility. He’s a very humble person. And from there, I started getting closer to him.

Today, Hon. Bankole can't sleep a week in Lagos without going to Ife to see his god-father. And anytime Kabiesi visits Lagos, he is one of the few people that will welcome him to Lagos. If you have difficulties to meet with Kabiesi, he is the right man that can link you up. 


Apart from this, has anyone told you Kabiesi still has lots of land and estates in Lagos? Yes, he does! This man is one of the people who monitor it on behalf of Kabiesi.


 

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