It is gradually looking like a season of awards for the scion of Eletu-Odibo dynasty, Prince Kazeem Austin Eletu-Odibo, following quick succession of international laurels and recognitions that recently came his way.
Leading the pack was a doctorate degree (PhD in Humane Letters & Youth Empowerment) which was issued to him by the Covenant International University and Seminary, Houston, Texas, United States. The remaining three awards were Community Recognition Award by Face Honors Global Leadership Award, United States; Most Outstanding Nigerian Philanthropist by the US-Nigeria Legislative & Executive Leadership Forum and United Nations Ambassador by Covenant International University and Seminary.
The business tycoon disclosed that the four recognitions he got are somewhat special to him and vividly reminds him of how far God has brought him.
“It reminds me of those struggles and hustles. Much more, it reminds me that no situation is permanent. It may take time, but it won’t always be dark.
“So I want to encourage someone out there who is going through hard times. No condition is permanent. Destiny may be delayed, IT CAN NEVER BE DENIED!” he stressed.
The popular realtor dedicated both awards to God for what he termed His Faithfulness, to his wonderful mother, family, royal staff and well-wishers who travelled with him to America.
Born into the royal family of Chief Badamosi Bamidele of Osapa village in Lekki, it appears that Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo was always destined for the top.
Though it was not rosy from the outset, his journey to success temporarily suffered a setback in 1980 when he lost his father at age two.
The trauma remained with him for a long time as he recalls those sad days with nostalgia.
“After my father died, my mother took me to her brother’s place in Ajegunle where I stayed with her relatives.”
However, this did not deter nor dampen his hope.
His is a success story that many hustling young Nigerians like to relate with. As Kazeem sometimes jokes, he has paid his dues in life’s journey to fame.