Omilola Oshikoya is a wife to her best friend, John Olugbenga Oshikoya. They have been married for over 10 years and are blessed with three amazing children.She is Africa’s Premier Wealth Coach with over 13 years’ experience in finance & investment banking. Omilola’s goal is to inspire this generation to live the Richer™ Life and to help create wealth and eradicate poverty in Africa through a tool she created called “The Hand of Wealth” which focuses on five areas: What true wealth is, How to create wealth (business/entrepreneurship), How to manage wealth, How to grow wealth (personal finance) & How to use wealth.
Omilola is the founder of Omilola Oshikoya International (OOI), a life & finance coaching company. In 2015, OOI held its first conference called the “Do It Afraid” Conference at the Civic Centre, Lagos. The theme was “A moth or a butterfly which would you rather be? In 2016, OOI held its first entrepreneurship workshop, with the theme, “Agribusiness: The Next Frontier.” The workshop aimed to showcase the business opportunities in agribusiness in Nigeria. The second “Do It Afraid” conference held in December 2016 and the theme was “The flourishing palm tree and its process.” OOI held its first international event in London, in 2017.
…Omilola is a contributor to “The Money Book” and the author of “The Richer Woman.” She is also a co-host for a talk show titled, “The Heart of the Matter”, which airs in 44 African Countries including the United Kingdom.
Omilola was listed among the YNaija & Leading Ladies Africa 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria in 2016. She was also a mentor under the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship program and was an independent monitor under the Youth Enterprise with the Innovation in Nigeria Programme.
In 2016, Omilola was given an award by the Lagos State University Students’ Union in recognition of her immense contribution to Youth & National Development. In 2014, Omilola was recognized as a Chosen Youth by the La Roche Leadership Foundation, founded by the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode, and given an award for exemplary leadership attributes as a Youth, and contributing to the sustainable development of the larger society.
She has been invited to speak at companies such as Google, Ericsson Nigeria, Accenture, Total Nigeria Plc, Access Bank Plc, among others.
She has also been interviewed by the major Newspapers, and as a speaker, she has been invited to speak at high profile events and several talk shows on television and radio. She has been featured on international platforms such as BBC Africa and the Huffington Post. She has also been invited to speak at churches, conferences and other events.
Previously, Omilola worked as the Head of Media and Publications at Guiding Light Assembly. She set up the church’s social media accounts, developed and revised the church website and was responsible for all publications, publicity and communications of the church office.
With over 10 years’ work experience in Finance and Accounting, Omilola has garnered experience as a seasoned Financial Analyst covering areas such as Fund Management, Infrastructure/Project Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Advisory, Project Management, Internal Control Analysis and Audit. She was an Associate in ARM Investment Managers, where she worked in areas such as Infrastructure Finance, Investment Banking/Financial Advisory and the ARM Hospitality and Retail Fund. Among her notable achievements while serving in this role are the start-up of a US$250 million Hospitality and Retail fund, achieving first financial close at US$31million, and the launch of the Fund’s flagship project, an internationally branded Four Star hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. She also negotiated a concession agreement and structured equity for a US$6.5million Urban Infrastructure Parking Project with Nigerian State Government under a Public-Private-Partnership scheme, and managed a US$14 million Bombardier Lear Jet 45XR asset.
Omilola’s other work experience includes The Royal Bank of Scotland (UK), Akintola Williams Deloitte, and FutureView Financial Services Ltd, where she worked in the corporate finance division.
Omilola has a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Kent (UK). She obtained a certificate in latest techniques and software for performing Hotel market studies and valuations from the School of Hospitality Management, PennState University, Pennsylvania, USA.
She is a NCFE UK certified life coach, she has attended various conferences worldwide, including the 2010 Annual Nigeria Energy & Power Summit (NEPS) Abuja, the 2011 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference UAE, and the 2011 Tourism and Infrastructure Investment Summit & Awards, South Africa.
Omilola is an ordained youth minister at Ignite, the youth ministry of Guiding Light Assembly