Investing in Nigeria: Recognising the opportunities. Dealing with the challenges.


Date: Friday 12-04-2019
Room: 2
Time: 12:30
Duration: 60
Cost: £0.00
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Nigeria has Africa’s largest population and biggest economy. There is also massive migration from the countryside to the cities and a huge shortage of accommodation in those cities.

... So is now a good time to put some money into Nigeria? 

... What type of property makes the best investment?

... What are the risks – and what can you do to minimise them?

At this session John Howell & FdiAfrica's Bola Aderemi and Debbie Prekebena will be joined by representatives of our Nigerian exhibitors to discuss the options.

The list includes ... 

  • Meritabode 
  • RevolutionPlus 
  • Delta Mega Trend
  • Landmark Homes
  • DNJ Properties
  • Buildcon
  • Gracias Global Property Nigeria 

Speaker Profiles

John Howell

John Howell is the Founder and Editor of Guides.Global – a website providing written and video guides to how things really work in other countries. Boasting over 30 years of experience in dealing with international legal and property problems, he is widely recognised and respected as a leading figure – and a leading legal adviser – in the field of international property. He has written many books about the subject, including several titles in 'The Sunday Times ® Guide to buying a Property in ...' series and two 'International Law' volumes of the prestigious Butterworths Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents - a major text book for lawyers.

He was also the Editorial Director of OPP – the voice of the international property industry - and has appeared many times in the press and on radio and TV as an expert on international law and property.  He has also presented seminars about property investment all over the world. He was a founder member of and (for several years) a board member of AIPP (the Association of International Property Professionals).

Bola Aderemi Bayewumi

Mr Bola' Aderemi Bayewumi is the Chief Executive Officer of FdiAfrica Integrated Resources. A Broadcaster and Public Relations Consultant, with over 20 years experience in Corporate Branding and Product Promotion, he developed a unique concept of adequately providing vital information and networking platform to showcase investment opportunities in Africa as means of attracting Foreign Direct Investment.

Through sustainable partnership with Property Investor Media Ltd, FdiAfrica has been able to champion the creation of awareness among Africans - particularly Nigerians in Diapora - about the opportunities available in Property Development. This effort has opened up Africa to Foreign Direct Investors as a continent with great returns, not only in Property Development, but in other productive industries. 

Sam Ogrih

An Accountant by training, Sam Ogrih is a fellow of the Institute of Strategic Management. He has attended several local and international courses on Leadership and Real Estate Development from notable institutions including Harvard University Graduate School of Design. 

He is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta Mega Trend Nigeria Limited, a Real Estate Development Company, Developers of the prestigious Plantation City in Warri, Delta State. Nigeria and the new smart Southbrook Gardens residential estate also in Delta State.

Sam is very interested in providing affordable housing solutions, smart buildings, he is meticulous about details, proper planning and achieving high standards. His other interests include manufacturing, education and hospitality. 


Olawale Ayilara

Olawale Ayilara is the CEO of LandWey Investment  Limited. Prior to founding LandWey Groups, Mr. Olawale worked as Head Business Development Creativity and Strategy at Eagles Insight and Innovations and wasCo-founder of Nigerian Property Investments Group - a real estate platform for the Nigerian diaspora. He has amassed over a decade of experience within the Nigerian business industry during which he has led transactions with combined values of over $200 million.

Mr Olawale has also worked as a business strategist with Eagles Group (E.G.)  has spent most of his career in Business Development, Innovations & Strategy Also serves as President Nigerian Advocates for positive Change, Also Senior Director Beyond School Initiative Organization.  

An alumni of Lagos Business School, he sits on the board of over 10 high profile businesses. Olawale is also a member of the 'Sponsors for Young Growing Business Association' - a pan African based organization comprising a network of Africa's leading professionals.

Debbie Prekebena

Debbie Prekebena is the Head of Operations of FdiAfrica. With over 10 years of Marketing Experience in the Property Development sector, Debbie has been able to develop a workable blue print to cater for the housing needs of various classes of people who are keen to become home owners.

She is conversant with field operations and the practical aspects of Property Investment – and boasts a wealth of experience in the Nigerian residential property market.

Tolulope Onalaja

With a post graduate diploma in management and a Masters in Business Administration, Tolulope Onalaja has over 16 years work experience spread across the real estates and facility management sectors. She resigned as the Chief Operating Officer of a renowned facility management company in Nigeria to Join Revolutionplus property as the Executive Director(Business Support). Tolulope is married with two children.

Bamidele Chris Onanlaja

Real estate expert Bamidele Onalaja is the MD/CEO of RevolutionPlus Property Development Company Ltd.

Holding both a Degree in Economics and an MBA from Lagos State University (LASU), he started his career as a Marketing Manager, where he pioneered the sales of the Vivas Homes project.

Within the relatively short period of this company’s existence, it has covered a lot of ground.  Today RevolutionPlus has more than 10 housing estates for sale at different locations ... they are all affordable and available to Nigerians at home and abroad.

The company also won Most Reliable Real Estate Firm at the 2017 City People Real Estate Awards.


Harrison Agboifoh

Dr Harrison Agboifoh is CEO of Landmark Corporate Realty. Prior to his current role he was Reconcilliation officer at Zenith Bank PLC.

Ololade Abuta

Ololade Valentina Abuta is the MD/CEO of Gracias Group and the Executive director Parkhust Group. The major focus of Gracias Group is Land Sales / Land Development, with Certified Title for thousands of Acres of Land.

Parkhust Group is primarily focused on construction of residential and commercial properties, with several completed and on going constructions in Lagos Nigeria

Ololade Abuta's passion is to create affordable shelter and to secure property investments for Foreign Investors, Nigerians living in Diaspora as well as those resident in Nigeria.

Bukola Galadima