Fela Durotoye
Author

Location:
Lagos, Nigeria
Fields:
Innovation 
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Biography

Fela DUROTOYE is widely acclaimed as Nigeria's most sought-after transformational speaker and his passion for Nigeria has earned him the petname "Mr. Nigeria". He is the founder of the GEMSTONE Speakers Bureau, Nigeria first and foremost speakers’ bureau. Over the years, Fela has found his voice of influence and has helped several hundreds of aspiring, emerging and established leaders of thought and public speakers to find their voice through the GEMSTONE SPEAKERS ACADEMY. With their flagship programs titled "Find Your Voice”, “Raise Your Voice”, and “Business of Public Speaking”. He has won several national and international awards for his leadership development and nation building activities such as the remarkable Mushin Makeover project where he mobilized over 2,000 volunteers and celebrities to paint 296 houses FOR FREE in a single day in Mushin thus becoming the largest-ever volunteer based Urban Renewal project in Africa. Fela has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science with Economics, as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) and a Master of Philosophy Degree (M.Phil) in Strategic Management, all from Great Ife, the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University. For his MBA thesis, Fela understudied "The Management of Change in Complex Organisations." FelaDurotoye is an Alumnus of the Kennedy School of Government of the prestigious Harvard University in the United States as well as an alumnus of The Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia also in the United States of America. He is happily married to Tara; a renowned and celebrated make-up artist and beauty entrepreneur, and together they have three boys,(Mobolurin, Oluwademilade and Morolaoluwa) who think their dad is a super hero!