As property merchant, Sir Olu Okeowo’s birthday approached, not a few had looked forward to celebrating him on the occasion. Obviously, it is understandable why many had wished to share in his joy last Sunday. Nothing short of an elaborate event, where his guests would have gorged themselves on exotic drinks and tasteful foods had been expected, considering his wealth and connections. But the renowned philanthropist only organised a low-key party, with close friends, associates and few family members in attendance at his Parkview residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.
For Okeowo, Chairman, Community Development Association of Parkview, Lagos, it has been a season of celebration, as he also launched his new high-rise in Ikoyi.
Besides, Spy Glass gathered that his newly acquired expanse of land, which he started developing last year, is expected to be completed by December this year. A source revealed that the building situated on Olusegun Aina Street will be the head office of all his numerous businesses.
Also, the property merchant was recently honoured with the Exemplary Philanthropist Award by the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Akoka. He is also said to be building a multi-million naira complex named Sir Olu Okeowo Building for Physiotherapy inside the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH). Apart from this, the shrewd businessman is building a maternity centre in the heart of Lagos Island, complete with world-class medical equipment that will be solely sponsored by him. He has also donated musical equipment, gifts and cash to several churches in and around Lagos.
Olu Okeowo has been around for some time doing what he knows how to do best. By all standards, his is a success story. With numerous estates scattered around Parkview, Ikoyi and Banana Island, Lagos, there is no gainsaying the fact that he is a big player in the property and real estate sector. He is known for architectural masterpieces spread all over the place.