Ikorodu is outstanding amongst all local governments in Lagos State. It is a city located in the north-east of Lagos along the Lagos Lagoon, it shares a boundary with Ogun state, her current king otherwise known as Ayangburen is Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi who was formally the odofin of Ikorodu during Oba Salaudeen Oyefusi rule.
Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi is from Lasuwon rulling house, he was crowned after Oba Salaudeen Oyefusi died on 2nd of August 2014.
However, Ikorodu is arguably outstanding amongst all local governments in Lagos State.
Here are Ikorodu exceptional current affairs and Impacts in the development of Lagos State.
(1) Transmitting station of voice of Nigeria was installed in Ebute Ipakodo Ikorodu in 1962.
(2) Unilag first head of engineering department is a native of Ikorodu his name is professor Ayodele Awojobi.
(3) Aeroplane flew over ikorodu for the first time in 1933.
(4) General Yakubu Gowon visited ikorodu on April 1973.A month before NYSC was introduced in Nigeria.
(5) Ikorodu became a seperate division from Ikeja in 1968.
(6) The world was stuck with surprise when ikorodu man Bayode set a new guiness book of record as he unseat Nepali Deepak Sharma,the ex world champion who held the record of non stop 113 hours 15minutes .Bayode read for 120hours (5days).
(7) Nigeria port authority built lighter terminal in Ebute Ipakodo in 1974.
(8) Mudashiru Gbolahan (RTD Air commander) became the first Ikorodu indigene to become governor of Lagos State.
(9) Ikorodu road was opened in 1953.
(10) The first architect in Nigeria is Ikorodu indigene Micheal Oluwatosin Onafowokan. He is the brain behind the ultra modern Ikorodu Town Hall.
(11) Benson Theophilus Owolabi was the first federal government’s minister of information.
(12) The richest black Woman in the world is ikorodu indigene Folorunsho Alakija. She is far richer than ophrah winfry of U. S. A.
(13) On Thursday March 8th 2018, international music goddess Rihana used a video of Ikorodu group dancers known as Dream catchers to celebrate her new profile of surpassing 20billion streams on Apple Music.
(14) Davido amazed ikorodu people on December 21st 2018 as he performed at club Lakers,along igbogbo road Ebute Ikorodu.
(15) Soundcity presenter Vj Adams is an alumni of civil service igbogbo Ikorodu.
(16) Funke Akindele is an alumni of Model college igbokuta ikorodu.
(17) Majority leader of Lagos State house of assembly Honourable S.O.B Agunbiade is an indigene of Ikorodu.
(18) Winner of Project fame west Africa Chidinma Ekile is an alumni of Living stone college Ikorodu.
(19) President Buhari personal assistant on international affairs is Abike Dabiri, an indigene of ikorodu.
(20) Nigeria music artists Slimcase, Zlatan, Sean tizzle, Qdot, Olumix, Chidinma, BarryJhay, Daboy, Ajimovoix, BravoG, LiquidMix, Demevee and Antrans all started their career in Ikorodu .
(21) The first Nigeria community news paper is OriwuSun news paper established on April 1955.Chief Monzor Olowosago is the C. E. O and chief editor.
(22) Ragolis water limited started operating in February 25th 1984.
(23) Mr Damola Aderibigbe is the convener and host of the popular Ikorodu Man of the Year Award. He is also the publisher of Starlight magazine.
(24) Ikorodu Oga Day celebration was first held on November 20th and 21in 1992.
(25) Oga statue(The Royal prince from shagamu)believed to be the founder of Ikorodu was unvailed on February 2nd 1991 in front of Ayangbureen palace.
(26) Barcelona female footballer and multiple award winning African footballer of the year,is an indigene of Ikorodu her name is Asisat Oshoala.
(27) Alhaja Barikisu Ibidunmi Adeola was the first Iyaoloja of Ikorodu from 1950 to 1981.
(28) Winner of Amstel Malta show time 2012 is an alumni of Ipakodo grammer school Ikorodu. His name is Richymanny.
(29) Club Lakers, Dplace and F1 bar are the best clubs and relaxation center of style, luxury and class for the elites.
(30) The Honorable commissional for physical planning and urban development in Lagos State is Ikorodu Indigene Prince Rotimi Ogunleye.
(31) Nigeria multiple Award winning music producer SarzBeat is an alumni of All saint private School Ikorodu.
(32) Comrade Aroyewu Toyin was the most outstanding civil servant in ikorodu in 2018.
(33) Member of Federal house of representatives Honourable Babajimi Benson is an Indigene of Ikorodu.
(34) Founder of Ikorodu Ambassador Group comrade Fatuga Adedeji was awarded the Ikorodu Most Outstanding youth of the year 2016 at The Ikorodu Man of the Year Award.
(35) Former Director of finance Administrative and clerk Nigeria federal House of Administrative,Otunba Olusegun Ganiu Abiru is an indigene of Ikorodu.
(36) Multi Award winning Vdj Chrisland is thé chairman of Dj Association of Nigeria (Ikorodu zone).
(37) Ikorodu General Hospital was commissioned on july 21 1983 (38)Dj Mickey four has been thé official Dj of Lagos Fiesta (Ikorodu) since it commenced.
(39) Nigeria Comedy skit actor Ade is an alumni of Jenat college Ébute Ikorodu.
(40) The first Female state commissioner(1992) and first chairman of western Nigerian Broadcasting corporation and first female advocate of Nigeria is Ikorodu Indigene Solanke folake.
(41) Wahab Kunle became the fondational Deen of Estate Managent in Obefemi Awolowo University,in 1982.He was appointed chairman of Deen in 1984.
(42) Chief Osinowo oladusu is thé first Ikorodu Indigene to be elected speaker of Lagos state House of assembly from 1979 to 1981.
(43) Journalist Emeka Ogwu moved the motion for IkoroduTV in 2016. He won the hearts of viewers in their thousands when he reported Ikorodu Entertainment News On MITV and On social media platforms with the hash tag IKORODU SPLASH.
(44) Old Afin Palace at Ajina was rebuilt in 1933.
(45) Honorable Gbadamosi Olaomo Saliu was thé best councilor in Ikorodu West In 2019.
(46) Oba kabiru shotobi is thé 2Oth Ayangburen of Ikorodu.
(47) Madam Shuntowe was installed Iya Olode of Ikorodu in 1941.
(48) Oba Jumbo Hassan Olugbenga Omobawale Lasisi was presented staff of office as Sekumade of Ipakodo on october 18th 1988.
(49) Chief Alogba Muse Oladega was the chief launcher at the official commissioning of the ultra modern Ikorodu Town Hall which took place in 1994.
(50) Mc Don is the convener and brain behind the prestigious C.P.E Award.
(51) Year 2014 One day deputy governor of Lagos State was Opeyemi Blessing student of Keme Balogun college Ibeshe, Ikorodu.
(52) L.T.V Best staff of the year 2009,Olusumbo Modupe is an alumni of Keme Balogun College Ibeshe Ikorodu.
(53) Keme Balogun won the Copa Coca-Cola Lagos Champions Foot ball Award in 2017.
(54) Oluwadare Caroline was awarded The 2017 most outstanding secondary school student in Ikorodu.She had A1in all subjects at her WAEC result of Keme Balogun College Ibeshe.
(55) Award winning Journalist Emeka Ogwu and author of Ikorodu Current Affairs is an Alumni of Keme Balogun College Ibeshe.
(56) Nigerian blogger and political commentator Japhet Omojuwa is an alumni of Keme Balogun College Ikorodu.
(57) Popular Nigerian comedy skit actor Oluwadolarz is an alumni of Keme Balogun College Ibeshe.
(58) Nigerian multi award winning dancer,Hilary Jackson was the first celebrity guest on IkoroduSplashTV,an entertainment program shown on MITV in 2016.
(59) Proffesor Patt Utomi was a speaker and special guest at a business Summit held at Chapel Of Transfiguration Ebute Ikorodu on July 14 2019.
(60) Barry jhay won rookie of the year at 2019 Headies Award.
(61) Omo’ba Peju Akinyemi is the C.e.o of Nigeria first online community radio known as Ikorodu Radio,lunched in year 2016.
(62) Journalist Emeka Ogwu is the first Nigerian to write a town’s current affairs.
(63) Nigerian ace comedians Dextopking,Mc Afo,BizzzyMouth,Chinko,Talk-Talk,Ojo mathins,TJ holdsomething and award winning Hypeman lucky all started their career in lkorodu.
(64) Tungba FM 100.9 started operating on 7th of may 2019. Adegoke Olakiitan is the Director of broadcasting.
(65) Makers of the most affordable bleach in Nigeria, HYPO Limited is located in Ikorodu.
(66) The host of Monster Music on starFm 101.5 started his career in Ikorodu, he is well known as BizzyMouth.
(67) Mary Jane Dawn and Dharnirr Ella, are the most zealous and enthusiastic female musicians in Ikorodu.
(68) Dflex and Richy are Nigeria’s first contortionist.
(69) Engineer Fabiyi Rotimi is Nigeria’s first numerologist.
(70) On December 20th 2018, vice chairman of Ikorodu local government; Honourable Princess Folashade Olabanji – Oba emerged the National Deputy Chairman of Association of Local Government.
(71) On july 4th 2020, Olalekan Biliamin Sulaimon-Oba was declared the Chairman of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Lagos State Chapter, following the election held at Teslim Balogun Stadium.
(72) Asa carnival was 2018 most outstanding event in Ikorodu. Was held at Ebute metro ferry terminal.
(73) Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osibanjo visited Oba Kabiru Shotobi, at his palace in Ikorodu during the house to house campaign in Lagos State.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Journalist Emeka Ogwu is a multi award winning Nigerian journalist who has a considerable influence on broadcasting Ikorodu News.
By Journalist Emeka Ogwu