Ipadeola Abiodun Oriyomi, also known as Swag Omoluabi
Ghetto Badia in Lagos may be a shanty, but the slum is full of hardworking parents who are working very hard to bring foods on the tables for their families.
This is where Ipadeola Abiodun Oriyomi, the CEO of Swag Omoluabi blog, who also owns Omoluabi Logistics and Omoluabi Furnitures, grew up and today he has become a household name in it.
“My mother and the environment I grew up really motivated me. I grow up in an area called Ghetto Badia. We have lot of hustling mothers and fathers that work very hard and smart, those parents motivated me,” Swag Omoluabi said in a recent interview.
“I always amazed when many youths complain of lack of job opportunities. I have always loved to be an entrepreneur right from when I was a child. My mum always tell me, ‘Son no matter the education you have, no matter the degree, always make sure you also become a self-entrepreneur, because that’s the only way you can become your own boss.”
“My mother is my source of inspiration for me to become an entrepreneur and I must confess, this has helped him achieve most of my desired dreams,” he said.
He said his background prepared him for the path of career he chose today, adding that he grew up to see life as a place one need to fight harder and never give up.
“My background only makes me strong to be a fighter in any business I do and learn not to give up no matter the condition,” the 26 -year- old graduate of Lagos State Polytechnic said
Though, there may be some initial hurdles and challenges, Swag Omoluabi strongly believes a hard worker will always survive the storm.
“There are lots of challenges, but the main challenge is capital. It wasn’t easy but I had to try my best to save with the money I made from one of the companies I worked with few years ago Business Contracting Limited.
Swag Omoluabia wants Nigerian youth to make sure that they chart the path of life for themselves early so that they won’t regret it later.
According to him he made some mistakes in the past which he would not want the upcoming youths to make. Speaking about the mistakes he made as a young man fresh out of the university seeking his place in the world, which he would not want those about to graduate to make, he said: “I failed to start saving on time. Saving is very important immediately you get admission to the institution. You need save a lot for the raining days.
“Now that I had learnt how to save, it gives me the opportunity to get funds to actualize my philanthropic side. Like I said earlier, I had to save, that was when I was working with one of the construction company in Lagos known as BCL,” he said.
Swag Omoluabi recalled how tough Year 2020 was during the time of novel coronavirus which ravaged the world. “2020 is a little bit tough due to COVID-19. There was no gain, no losses for me, but just a dull moment that affected a lot of companies that I was doing branding jobs with.”
Known on his Instagram page as a cheerful giver, Swag Omoluabi maintained that giving is one of the things he doesn’t joke with because of his childhood background.
Giving out is one of the things I don’t play with because I was born and raised in an environment where more than 40 people shared one restroom. Since then, I told myself that when I grow up, I am going to try my best to make people happy and help the country to solve hunger. Let’s show love and reach out to people, no matter how small, it’ll undoubtedly go a long way in bringing laughter to peoples’ faces.”
He loves to impact the lives of others in a positive manner and with that, he has put smiles on so many people’s face. He believes helping others is morally right and it’s a moral responsibility. He understands the morals of helping others. He has helped students, widows and widowers, sick people, less privileged and even single mothers.
He recently helped 10 widows with ₦20,000 each. He has supported so many students with school fees.
His philanthropist act is not just online, he is always going to the streets to feed so many people who are in need of foods.