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Sijibomi Ogundele born April 8, 1983 is a Nigerian dynamic entrepreneur who has established himself in the Real Estate industry. He’s the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sujimoto Construction.
Sijibomi Ogundele was born in Agege, a suburb of Lagos. He completed his College at Meiran. Driven by curiosity, Sijibomi had his test of business at a tender age through the influence of his mother whom he went with to the market where he was exposed to trading. His mother is one of the biggest distributors for Nestlé Nigeria. There were times when he left his suburb in order to spend some time at the Ikoyi Polo Club to see how the rich were living. Sijibomi realized that he wanted to be like them – rich, confident, unique. He was passionate, ambitious and focused. He wanted to achieve more, and he knew that he could do it. As years went by, he traveled to Europe where he learned about investments in real estate.
Sijibomi have been doing real estate since 1998 when he lived in South of France as a common Agent with no license. Back then, he brokered a lot of deals in Project Management and Financing. It all changed back in 2011 when he bought an apartment in Paris and decided to remodel it which he sold in two months for double the price to a friend from Qatar. From that moment, his desire for Real Estate business was invigorated.Before moving back to Nigeria, he visited his aunt who bought a house on Banana Island. After paying so much for the house, he still had to help her change her kitchen, doors, tiles etc. The words of Siibomi were “It was very tiring and frustrating considering one would expect a house of that magnitude in terms of price to come with quality accessories and interiors.”
In 2014, Sijibomi moved back to Nigeria with a burning passion to revolutionize the Real Estate Sector in Nigeria with his skills and exposure. He had the vision to liberate the Nigerian luxury real-estate market and bring true value to customers who are not only tired of architectural mediocrity but also frustrated by value depreciation. He came into the luxury real estate industry at a time when Nigerians were beginning to demand quality and value for their money. The market was littered with substandard developments, going for exorbitant prices. All he did was to create sugar – offer a world-class development, superb finishing with international standard, at an affordable pricing and the game changed, Today, many so-called ‘TOP’ developers are using Sujimoto as a case study.
Sijibomi had his own strategy of investing and was trying different things, to see what will work for him and earn him money. His first big project was Lincoln Avenue in Accra, Ghana. It had 16 Townhouses with four-bedroom apartments. Today he has more projects, but the one that is really important to Sujimoto is the Medici Luxury Terraces. They are elegant and luxurious. The Terraces have 7 Units of Houses with high-quality materials and four bedrooms each. There is also a rooftop lounge, 24-hour security, art gym and even more. In 2001, he became a partner of Sujimotos Investments, and in 2013 he started his own company – Sujimoto Construction LTD. It has offices in Lagos, Dubai, Riyadh, Accra, Paris, and Madrid.
The works of his company as attracted recognition. It has been recognized for being one of the most dynamic luxury construction companies in Nigeria as recorded by Forbes Africa, Channels Television, CNBC Africa, the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce, to name a few.
Sijibomi speaks five different Languages (English, French, Spanish, Yoruba and Hausa with working knowledge of Japanese and Arabic) and has declared his passin for Entrepreneurship.