Nigerian journalist, businessman, motivational speaker and Publisher of Ovation International (magazine) Dele Momodu turns 60 today May 16th 2020.

Ayòbámidélé Àbáyòmí Ojútelégàn Àjàní Momodu was born in 1960. He launched Ovation TV and an online newspaper called The Boss In 2015.

Momodu, the last of three siblings, lost his father at the age of 13, and grew up with his mom who later died on 18 May 2007.

Dele’s mother’s source of income was from petty trading, and she had two older children Dr. OlaDele B. Ajayi and Debbie Ajayi, she toiled hard to sustain her family.

Read some of the tributes from friends and family to Dele Momodu:

Toyin Abraham wrote:

Dear Big Uncle Dele Momodu, Happy Diamond Jubilee. Congratulations on your big 60! I pray that as you begin the journey of a new year, you will go from one depth of greatness to another and you will forever experience God’s goodness like never before. Happy Birthday to you, Sir. Ẹ̀mí yín a ṣe ọ̀pọ̀ ọdún láyé, Àmín. @delemomoduovation

Shan George wrote:

Happyyyyyyy birthday 💃💃💃💃🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🙌🙌🙌🎂🥂

 

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo also congratulated Momodu

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians In the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa penned her tribute thus:

Nigerian photographer TY Bello also wrote:

Former governor of Rivers state Rotimi Amaechi sent in his felicitation too

Ex Green Eagles striker Segun Odegbami congratulated Dele Momodu likewise

Wow, thanks always my very dear Brother…

Tribute to a Titan @ 60: The Dele Momodu.
Dear Bob Dee,
There are very few human who have had as much influence on my lifestyle as you and the ovation brand. I remember as a Child, going to secondary in Surulere, I would stop by Jebba bus stop to read the ovation magazine on the vendors table. I admired the success of the featured guest like Amb Antonio Dehinde Fernandez and I was inspired to work hard and make something out of myself, even while living in a room in Oyingbo. I remember I had a goal to be successful to the level of being featured in Ovation Magazine before my 25th birthday or so and you made that happen. Right in a major edition you gave me about 4 pages. That’s just little out of your kindhearted gesture, the £200 you gave me at the airport when I was heading to England as a teenager and many more space will not allow me to share. You have been a blessing to many including celebrities and artist, those with a name and those who only God knows their existence.
Nigeria celebrates you, Africa celebrates you and I am privileged to be one of the people who celebrates you on your 60th, and looking forward to your 80th and 100th.
May the Almighty God grant you his mercies and continuous favour. Keep shinning and remain a beacon of Hope.
Happy Birthday Bob Dee

The Dayo Israel
Public Servant, Speaker and Global Changemaker.
www.dayoisrael.com

Dele Momodu has won several awards and honours for his work and contributions to business, politics, literature, the music industry and the fashion industry.