Dele Momodu, CEO of Ovation International

In May 1988, Dele Momodu got his first job as Staff Writer with the African Concord magazine and wrote the first cover story for the paper in March 1989. He eventually contributed to other publications such as the National Concord, Sunday Concord, and rose to become the editor of May Ellen Ezekiel’s Classique. Despite being the highest paid editor in Nigeria he resigned and tried his hands at business as a bread distributor and started a public relations outfit, called Celebrities-Goodwill Limited. Turmoil ensued in Nigeria and he went into exile. While in exile, Dele Momodu started Ovation International in 1996. When Dele returned from exile, he expanded Ovation International, and it is now one of Africa’s most popular celebrity magazines.