Otunba Segun Adewale (OSA) Full Biography
Otunba Segun Adewale (OSA) popularly known as Aeroland is a thoroughbred entrepreneur, philanthropist and grassroots politician from Ipoti-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State, South Western Nigeria. He was born into the family of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Adewale of Ile Aremo & Ile Ogegenijo quarters on May 15th, 1966. His father, being a respected police officer, was a disciplinarian who in turn inculcated discipline and moral values into the children.
Otunba Segun Adewale had his Primary Education at the Seventh Day Adventist School, Abule Oja, Lagos between 1972 and 1978. In 1979, his parents decided that their first child must return to Ekiti so he could be groomed and well-grounded in the Ekiti norms, values and traditions; thus he was admitted into Ipoti High School same year. At the school, he was the youngest player in the football team. Moreso, his philanthropic zeal came to fore at such young age as he assisted indigent families in Ipoti especially in house construction and other menial jobs free of charge! Even though he did not conclude his secondary education in Ekiti, he grew up substantially to understand the morals and traditional values which an average Ekiti man is noted for. He eventually concluded his Secondary School education at the Oriwu College, Ikorodu, Lagos state 1983, where he also won laurels for the college.
Otunba Segun Adewale attended the University of Ibadan between 1986 and 1990 where he bagged a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography. He proceeded to obtain his Masters Degree Certificate in Public Administration at the Lagos State University in 1995. He equally obtained a Certificate in Airline Management and Operations in 2012 and got a requisite Certificate in Flight Operations from the Institute of Flight Operations and Dispatcher (IFOD), Texas, USA in 2013.
After graduating from the University of Ibadan and further obtaining a Masters degree to boost his chances of securing an employment, he registered Aeroland Travels and became his own boss when paid employment was not forthcoming. A business registered on soft loan twenty years ago is today a huge success. Otunba Segun Adewale (OSA) is the Chairman/CEO of Aeroland Group of Companies.
He possesses other professional qualifications in Management and Public Relations from reputable bodies which include Certificate in International Air Transport Association (IATA) from Montreal, Canada as well as a Diploma Certificate in Air Transport Business from Virgin Atlantic Airways (UK) 2009. He is also a OMP (Owners Management Program) graduate of the Lagos Business School / Pan- Atlantic University in 2016.
His awards include, but not limited to; BRITISH AIRWAYS : Best Travel Agency Awards 2005/6, VIRGIN
ATLANTIC: Best Partner Award 2005, BRITSH AIRWAYS: Platinum Agent Award 2004/5, VIRGIN ATLANTIC: Most Innovative Agent 2006, VIRGIN ATLANTIC : top 20 performer award 2006/7, BRITISH AIRWAYS: Gold Plus Award 2006/7, QATAR AIRWAYS: special travel partner award 2007/8, AIRFRANCE/KLM: The Best North Atlantic Route Sales 2008/9, BRITISH AIRWAYS: Retail Star Award 2008/9, VIRGIN ATLANTIC: Platinum Achievement Award 2008/9.
Other awards are BRITISH AIRWAYS: 2010 Trade Partner Award 2010/11, ETIHAD AIRLINES: Best Performer Award 2010/11, EGYPT AIR: Silver Agency Partner Award 2008/9. BRITISH AIRWAYS: British Airways Opal Partner Award 2013, UNITED AIRLINES: 2015 Preferred Partner Award 2015/16, ASKYAIRLINES: Best Travels Agent Award 2015/16, SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS: Gold Award 2013/14, RWANDAIR : Best Partner Award
BRITISH AIRWAYS: Sapphire Award 2013/14 and SABRE: Best Performing Online Agent 2016/17.
Otunba Segun Adewale joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007 and has since remained a loyal and commited member of the Party. He contested for a seat in the House of Representatives in 2011 and the Senate in 2015 under the platform of the PDP. He was the Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State for Nine months and currently aspiring to the office of Governor in Ekiti State under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party.
He is happily married to Mrs. Victoria Adewale and they are blessed with two Godly children, Oluwatosin and Oluwatobiloba Adewale. He has not only done excellently well for himself in academic and career, he has also demonstrated the capacity to influence others around him starting with his immediate family. His wife, Mrs Victoria Adewale graduated from Ogun State University with a Second Class Upper degree in 2004. Tosin Adewale, his son graduated from John Washington Univerty, USA with First Class Honor’s in Electrical Electronics Engineering. Presently, Tosin is a Graduate Assistant at Princeton University, USA and also pursuing his post graduate degree in Computer Science. Tobiloba Adewale, his daughter is currently studying Law at the London School of Economics.
Otunba Segun Adewale (OSA) is a leading gubernatorial aspirant in Ekiti under the Peoples Democratic Party.