Real estate company, Sujimoto Construction, sought to inspire many students recently when it held an intensive ‘Internship & Mentorship Programme’.


In his welcome speech, the CEO of Sujimoto Construction, Sijibomi Ogundele, said the programme was part of the company’s CSR initiative, aimed at equipping young Nigerians to be self-sufficient and reminding them of their true potential.

Ogundele shared his success story with the students and took them through the creative process of the Sujimoto brand, using their company’s recent project on Banana Island, Ikoyi – The GiulianoBySujimoto — as a case study.

He spoke about the difficulties encountered during the Lorenzo Era and the challenges faced while raising money for Giuliano, saying, with perseverance, he was able to achieve success and satisfy the needs of clients. He encouraged participants to have two fundamental qualities: diligence and integrity.


The event was chaired by Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu, who compared the Sujimoto entrepreneurship story with the Ovation vision. He buttressed the fact that successful entrepreneurs took ordinary situations and made them extraordinary.

A host of successful celebrities, including Mr.P from Psquare, Tosin Oshinowo, Nedu; Bankole Omishore, Debola Williams, Seyi Tinubu, Bovi, Fuad Atanda Lawal, Hon. Folajimi Mohammed, Chima Anyaso, Stephanie Busari, TJ Saro; Ibrahim Babajide Obanikoro, Yemi Adefarakan, McLively and Dabota Lawson; inspired the mentees with their success stories.