Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun was born on November 9, 1955 at Catholic Mission Hospital, Lagos. Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun’s grandfather was the proprietor and first Principal of famous Saviour High School, Vaughan lane Aroloya, Lagos and Otubu memorial school Ijebu –Ode.
Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun’s father, Òtunba Olufunmi Osibogun, a retired Permanent Secretary of the Ogun State Civil Service, served in the following offices such as: Chairman, Ogun State Football Association 1976/1979, First Chairman, Ogun State Hotels Limited 1978/1980, Commissioner, Federal Public Complaints Commission, Ogun State 1986/1989. He was also the Otunba Ajana of Ijebuland and 1st Vice Chairman, Council of Otunba Awujale of Ijebuland.
Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun’s mother, Chief Mrs Olayinka Abiodun Osibogun (Otun Gbadeniyi of Ikorodu) was the first trained Nigerian Beautician and Cosmetologist as far back as 1951. A successful business woman and philanthropist, she was the manufacturer of the popular hair cream “Claricer and Iris” in the late 50”s and 60”s until she sold the formulae to U.A.C.
Chief Mrs Osibogun is the daughter of the late Rufus Alexander Adekunle Wright, Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun’s mother; Olayinka Abiodun is the granddaughter of the Late Madam Ibiyemi Oyelewo, the daughter of Oba Tunwase of Awujale Ijebu land. Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun has a solid impeccable royal and autocratic background and decades of his family contribution to the growth and development of Ijebu land.
He started his educational career at United Missionary Primary School and finished up at I.C.C practicing school Oke-Bola, Ibadan. He later attended Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro in Ogun State. He completed his higher school certificate both comprehensive High school and Olivet Baptist High school, Oyo where he distinguished himself as a top state athlete and a leader of men ending up as the labor prefect at comprehensive High School Aiyetoro.
He continued his education with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from the prestigious University of Ibadan where he played leading roles in major drama presentations. Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun continued his innovative and pace setting achievement during his NYSC service year by funding the Kwara state NYSC drama troupe in 1978 which won major laurels over the years and immediately after his service year he was given appointment by NTA Ibadan. Ogun state had only then been created and in 1979 with a burning desire to serve his home state and contribute to its growth he joined the services of Ogun state civil service at the nation’s model station O.G.B.C.
Young, vibrant, full of ideas and energy Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun served as part time lecturer at the then Ogun State Polytechnic in the Mass Communication and the civil and electrical Engineering department from 1980-1982.
One remarkable achievement in his innovative career was the establishment of famous experimental Radio station O.G.B.C II that was later adopted in the Broadcast industry in the 80’s.
He enjoyed meteoric rise in the Ogun state civil service for his hard work, creativity, tenacity, honesty and righteousness. He was thereafter seconded to be part of the foundation staff of O.G.T.V (PEOPLE TELLY) by the dynamic civil service of Ogun state. Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun in less than 5 years was a substantive level 10 officer, an acting level 12 officer handling the office of a level 14 officer as the head of production services at OGTV. His last controversial assignment was the coverage of the 1983 elections from the sitting room of the late Olabisi Onabanjo thereby soiling all attempts by the N.P.N government to rig and announce table results in Ogun state.
Ever since his departure from civil service Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun has gone and proven himself in the business world by starting from humble beginning as a cleaner and painter and later establishing his own company Creazoni Nigeria Limited in 1986. First with a cleaning division in charge of the largest hospital in Africa U.C.H Ibadan, the largest brewery in Nigeria N.B.L Ibadan, Standard Breweries Alomaja, Procter & Gamble, former Afribank branches now Polaris Bank from that little acorn has sprung the Interior & Exterior decoration divisions, supplies divisions communications and a motor division. Today he is the largest supplier of broadcast and production equipment.
He continues to contribute to the improvement of our environment with the major emphasis theme of converting waste to wealth an example is the Peace Park along secretariat road he established in 1991 which today has provided succor and employment to over 15 young men who then had no hope of survival. Today they own cars and have built houses of theirs.
Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun is a member of so many prestigious clubs and Associations such as:
- Ibadan Recreation Club
- Ibadan Golf Club
- Abuja Golf Club
- Ibadan Polo Club
- Sliver knights.
He is a patron of many organizations such as:
- Sport Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN OYO STATE)
- Shooting Stars Football Club
- Youth Forum Chapel of Association.
In 2003 in fulfilling his promise of providing a change in the leadership of Ogun State he ventured into politics and was a gubernatorial aspirant in the Alliance for Democracy. He has withdrawn from frontline politics but continues to contribute his quota to the growth and development of his base Ijebu –Ode, Ogun state and Nigeria in general holding no political office or position but constantly finding solutions to the problems that continue to confront our people and our nation.
Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun is also the:
- Giwa Egbe Bobagbimo
- Akile Ijebu Land
- Otunba Obaloja of Ijebu Land
- Conveyner and Vice President of Yoruba Koya
- Conveyner of Yoruba Leadership and Peace Initiative.
He is also the Chairman and member Board of Directors of the following companies:
- Creazoni Nigeria Limited
- Space FM 90.1, AfroSpace TV
- African Content Warehouse
- Creazoni Securities
- WTS Broadcast.
Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun is married to Yeye Otunba Debola Osibogun, his childhood heartthrob and they are blessed with four (4) children.