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Born in Lagos on 20th April, 1962, Dapo had his primary education at Ladi-lak Institute in Yaba and his secondary education at the CMS Grammar School Lagos where he completed his O levels. He had his A levels at the School of Arts and Science, Ikare, Ondo State, and was thereafter admitted to the University of Ilorin in 1984 and graduated with a B. A. (Hons.) in English Language, in 1987. Between 1989 and 1990, he attended the MBA Program of the University of Lagos. In 2002, he attended the Owner Manager Program of the Lagos Business School and in 2012, the Chief Executive Program of the same institution. He has had Executive Management trainings in South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. Dapo is a Marketer and PR Consultant par excellence, with a vision to positively influence and impart the world with the investment of his personality. Through sheer ingenuity and demonstration of professionalism coupled with passion for the advancement of Africa, he has distinguished himself in the area of public relations. Dapo’s foray into entrepreneurship started with his successful planning and execution of Lekki Sunsplash, Africa’s biggest musical event in 1988. This concert led to a radical re-engineering that changed the Nigerian musical scene. The concert was created as a podium and vehicle for introducing and harnessing the abundant talents in the nation’s music industry. In 1999 and 2000, he conceived the Made-In-Nigeria Exhibition in the UK, as well as in South Africa in 2005 and 2006, in partnership with the Nigeria Export Promotion Council. Furthermore, in 2002, Prince Dapo pioneered the Introduction of Electronic Outdoor Advertising in Nigeria through Benjamin Black & Co., a revolution that calibrated the OOH Media to prime position in the Marketing and Communication industry in Nigeria. A consummate marketer, Dapo was recognized as one of the top 50 marketing experts in Nigerian Marketing Memoirs, a landmark marketing publication authored by two Nigerian editors. He continues to spread the message of ‘Made-In-Nigeria’ as well as providing leadership and entrepreneurship training to Nigerian Youths through his “Life in the 21st Century” lecture series. Being a proven academic and a rare breed also, Dapo fuses irrepressible entrepreneurial flair with strong corporate leadership. He is the Group Managing Director of Celtron Group, a PR/Marketing Group in its 25th year and has carved a niche for itself, with a pre-eminent position in the industry. Dapo consistently received the PMAN Music Promoter of the year award from 1989 to 2006, as well as the Success Digest Nigeria Entrepreneur of the year 2007. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Direct Marketing, Fellow, Institute of Directors, President, Abuja Business Club, Council Member, Lagos Chamber of Commerce, Member, Lagos Business School (LBS) Alumni Council, Member of Metropolitan Club, Member of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and Public Relations World Alliance (PRWA), Chairman of Ondo State Lawn Tennis Association, Member, Island Club, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club. He is the fourteenth President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce. He is blessed with a beautiful wife and three children.
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