OB Focus: Fela Durotoye – Business Consultant & Motivational Speaker


Adetokunbo Olufela (Oluwafeolami) Durotoye is a business consultant and motivational speaker. He is the president of the GEMSTONE Nation Builders Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization targeted at training youths towards transformational leadership and social change.

Fela Durotoye was a project finance analyst at Ventures & Trusts Limited in 1992. He was the head of customer service department at Phillips Consulting Limited in 1998. He went on to start V.I.P Consulting Limited in year 2000 which soon became notable in customer and human management in Nigeria. The firm was restructured and switched from a consulting firm to a social enterprise called Visible Impact Limited.

He facilitates and speaks at management and leadership retreats across within and outside Nigeria.

In 2018, Durotoye gave a rousing speech to over 200 entrepreneurs at the inaugural Nigerian American Business Forum in Tampa Florida, he shared the podium alongside politicians and others in thought leadership such as; senior senator Mohammed Shaaba Lafiagi, senator Ben Murray-Bruce, Nigerian Stock Exchange chairman Abimbola Ogunbanjo, Media pioneer Biodun Shobanjo, former governor Peter Obi and Award-winning technologist Ade Olufeko.


In December 2009, he championed the largest urban renewal project known as MUSHIN MAKEOVER. The project involved Banky W, Alibaba, Kate Henshaw, Omoni Oboli, Teju Babyface, Sound Sultan, TY Bello, Dj Jimmy Jatt, Omawunmi, Denrele, Dele Momodu,Tosin Bucknor, Stella Damascus, Tee A, Segun Dangote, Ebuka Obi among others, painting and calling for donations of paints for the project.

Young professionals from the then BankPhb, Stanbic IBTC to name a few, donated free paint and were on hand to paint. Altogether, Fela mobilized over 2,000 volunteers to paint 296 houses across 7 streets of the Mushin suburb of Lagos at no charge to the owners and resident of the buildings. In the course of the Mushin Makeover project, over 100 unemployed youths were trained by Berger Paints PLC in ‘The Art & Technique of Painting’. The youths went on to earn a living as painters as a result of the Mushin Makeover project.

On February 22, 2018, he made his intention to run for Presidency in the Nigerian general election, 2019 under the political party Alliance for new Nigeria.





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