Not much is known about Sam Onigbanjo in the Nigerian public sphere, but the man who could be best described as a pan-africanist and thought leader is making Nigeria proud in and out of her shores.
A strong public speaker and passionate advocate for Africa and African development, with his wife, Tola, he is the Founder and Conveyor of the largest and most successful African Awards event in the UK; Women4Africa.
In August 2015, Sam was invited as a guest speaker and panellist at the 7th Annual Nigeria Diaspora day, which was held at the State House, Abuja. After his presentation he was invited to a small select meeting with the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
In 2014, Sam was recognised as one of the one hundred most influential Nigerians in the UK at the Nigerian Centenary Awards, presided over and signed by the then Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Dr. Dalhatu Tafida and Mark Simmonds MP, Minister for Africa.
In March 2015, he was also recognised as one of the 100 most influential Africans in the UK, at the House of Commons, at the African Achievers Awards hosted by Rt. Hon Sir Gerald Kaufman, MP for Manchester. In April 2016, he was the Keynote speaker at the Kingdom Investment Summit, Abuja.
Sam is also a successful author. His books 98 Business Thieves and 37 Business Thoughts both published in 2015 are popular in the entrepreneur circuit. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, with over 20 years commercial experience in marketing and business development, Sam is at home in Business.
He is also the founder of the GBP Business Club, a Global business club designed to connect and bring people together who have an interest in African business.
An expert business communicator and coach, Sam has successfully delivered multiple, million pound public sector projects in the UK. As a Head Coach in his business academy, he coaches an average of 100 business leaders a year in the UK. He is also a Forex trader and trainer.