Olajide “Jandor” Adediran Biography: Age, PDP, Foundation, Wife, Governorship Aspiration

Jandor (born November 25, 1977), Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, is a Nigerian politician, entrepreneur, technocrat, and philanthropist. He is well articulated, daring, outspoken, and fearless.

Although he underwent training as a broadcaster, Adediran is active in party politics. He founded the political movement Lagos4Lagos. He started it to awaken the political spirit of the people in the large city.

Loved by the elites and the younger indigenes, Jandor’s commitment to human empowerment is immeasurable. He has touched many lives through his Jandor Foundation.

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Jandor was elected as the governorship candidate of the Lagos State chapter of PDP
Quick Facts
Name:Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran
Other names:Jandor
Born:November 25, 1977 (age 45 years old)
Place of Birth:Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria
Education:The Ibadan Polytechnic
Wife:Maryam Olajide Adediran
Religion:Muslim
Occupation:Politician, entrepreneur, technocrat, philanthropist
Political Party:People’s Democratic Party

Early Life

Jandor was born Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran on November 25, 1977, in Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria. He hails from a family of mixed religions. His father is Muslim, while his mother is Christian.

Like many sons, Olajide followed his father’s faith. He is a descendant and a true son of Aworiland, Osolu, and Elete Kingdoms, Ojo Lagos State.

Jandor has four older siblings and two younger siblings. He grew from a humble beginning in the industrial of Mushin in Lagos State.

Education

Olajide studied at The Polytechnic Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He attended Modul University, Vienna, the capital of Austria.

Jandor is also an alumnus of the Washington DC-based Howard University School of Business. He holds a degree from Oxford University, Oxford, the United Kingdom.

Career

Adediran worked as a journalist for eighteen years, which broadened his knowledge of business, entertainment, and politics.

Olajide is the current chairperson and Group Chief Executive Officer of Core Media Group. He is chairman of the oil installation and procurement services company Datanet Project Services.

Jandor is the Chairman of The Floral Consult and Owner of the Sports Betting firm Core-Bet. He is also a chairperson and leads visioner at the NGO Jandor Foundation.

Jandor Foundation

Jandor Foundation is an NGO established to empower and liberate the less privileged living in Lagos State. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran is the current Chairman/Lead Visioner of the foundation.

The foundation has been operational for more than two years. It has established a presence in all fifty-seven local government areas in Lagos. Its primary objective is to empower and liberate the less privileged, especially in Lagos.

Political Career

Olajide Adediran is also active in party politics and wants to be the next Governor of Lagos. He won the PDP primaries for governorship candidate of the Lagos State chapter.

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Dr. Abdul-Lateef Olajide Adediran became the party-elected governorship candidate. He defeated his challenger Mr. Dacova Vaughan David Kolawole. He is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Memberships

Jandor is a member of many professional bodies in Nigeria. He joined many during his career as a Journalist. Here is a list of his memberships;

  • Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
  • Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON)
  • Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)
  • Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON)
  • Yoruba Tennis Club and Eko Club

Personal Life

Abdul-Azeez is a handsome and polished 45-year-old. He is an indigene of Badagry in Ojo Local Government of Lagos State.

Jandor is a devoted Muslim, though he is liberal to religion. He is married with children. His wife’s name is Maryam Olajide Adediran.

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