Wale Ojo-Lanre is social media savvy. Sometimes last year, l was at a function at the instance of a serving minister..Wale, my brother was there too..he had rushed in from Ibadan..
His boldness ,courage and daring to tell you face to face critically are adirable qualities in him.. Law and journalism ,our shared interest make him more enamoured.
Few moment into the briefing by the minister, the event had gone viral, Wale had uploaded on YouTube. . a natural manager of men, and hopefully of resources.
When he was made CPS to a governor in Ekiti, he called out to virtually all the journalists he could reach, for cooperation.He is famous in mefia circle and beyond. He loves breaking new grounds in culture and tourism discoveries, using his strong weapon: journalism. He will excel in his new assignment.
Intrestingly,he had promised to develop the tourism potentials of Ekiti State and generate revenues as well as boost local economy, the state government has said that it will acquire all local festivals being celebrated in some towns and promote them to gain national ad international recognition.
The Director General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, said the measure will help in promoting the state’s cultural heritage and boost revenue generation in the state.
Memorable and exciting African Drum Festival. 2019 in , Abeokuta,is his first major outing..though the state didn’t come 1st ,2nd,or 3rd(the spirit of Olympic..to participate ,not to win),the performances led by wale was colourfully impressive.
My brother has hit the ground running…But, as a very imaginative person with fertile mind, Wale love to do things differently, to try new things.. so he Should know now that.. When You Are Pioneering An Idea, Daring To Do What Others Have Not Done, You Have Only 2 People To Trust: God and Yourself.
Such is the burden of leadership.l wish him well.
Afolabi Odeyemi, a media & legal practitioner lives in Lagos