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Award-winning society journalist, Bolaji Olasunkanmi, has presented a copy of his debut book titled, ‘My Lens, My Odyssey: Times, People and Events (Vol: 1)’ to Dr. Adeboye Ola, Head of Department General Studies, NIJ, who wrote the forward.
During the presentation on Monday at NIJ premises, Ola commended Olasunkanmi for his great innovation and foresight to put out the book. “This first volume of My Lens, My Odyssey: Times, People and Events is a good product. The most important step now is how to push it to the people he has included in this edition so that they will see themselves to be able to appreciate what the author has done. I wish him the best of luck” He concluded.
The book takes readers on a journey through the lives of captains of industries, entertainers, entrepreneurs among others.
Some of the encounters showcased in the book were with esteemed personalities such as President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), former President Olusegun Obasanjo, late Chief Ernest Shonekan, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), Gen. Ike Nwachukwu (rtd), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and wife, Sen. Oluremi, Chief Rasaq Okoya and wife, Shade, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.) and wife, Sen. Daisy; Bola, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Funke Akindele-Bello, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, Iyabo Ojo, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Oladipupo Adebutu, Mr. Femi Otedola, Mr. Tony Elumelu, Mr. Tunde Folawiyo, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, Rt Hon. Dimeji Bankole, Evander Holyfield and Thierry Henry, Prof.Oluwaseun Omotayo, Muhammadu Babangida, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Engr. Deji Ashiru, Mr. John Obayuwana, Ms. Jennifer Obayuwana, Chief Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo, Gov. Dapo Abiodun, Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Chief Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu, Mr. Oyeyemi Boboye, Ty Bello, Aare Gani Adams, Quincy Sumbo Ayodele amongst others.
Some of the media houses where Olasunkanmi has worked include the Nigerian Compass Newspaper, News of the People Magazine, Total Education Newspaper, Nigeria News Direct and Daily Times Newspaper.