Today we celebrate Ovation Magazine publisher Dele Momodu as he turns 57!
An indigene of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigerian Journalist/Publisher, Dele Momodu has no doubt made a name for himself in Nigeria’s media world. He is the Executive Officer and publisher of Ovation International.
Dele Momodu studied at the University of Ife, in 1982 where he bagged a degree in Yoruba and a master’s degree in English Literature in 1988.
He also owns a restaurant in Ghana known as the House of Ovation.
During his National Youth Service, Dele Momodu lectured at the Oyo State College of Arts and Science in Ile-Ife, between 1982 to 1983.
Between 1983 to 1985, he was private secretary to the former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Chief Akin Omoboriowo. In 1986, Dele Momodu served the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II, managing the Motel Royal Limited owned by the monarch. Following Dele’s resignation from the Motel Royal, he went on to study for his post-graduate degree in English literature.
In May 1988, Dele Momodu worked as a Staff Writer with the African Concord magazine, owned by late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
Before fame, Dele contributed to publications such as the National Concord, Sunday Concord, Business Concord and the Yoruba newspaper, Isokan.
In May 1989, he became Literary Editor, within six months he became News Editor of the Weekend Concord. Between May 1990 and September 1991 edited May Ellen Ezekiel’s Classique, a celebrity magazine an appointment which made him the highest paid editor in Nigeria.
Dele has received innumerable awards and honours, and has garnered recognition for his work.
Dele Momodu started Ovation International in 1996.
Happy Birthday Sir!