There is no doubting the fact that she brought a new perception into the Nigerian ‘Marketing’ system. Ever since she was made the numero uno market woman, she has been able to represent market women and men positively and defended their rights when the need be. Although she is renowned as the first daughter and first child of Nigeria’s political giant and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief (Mrs) Folashade has proven that she is not a child that relies on her father’s popularity to succeed, she pulled the strings and immediately commenced prudent and transparent leadership of marketers.
Born in the 70s, Chief (Mrs) Folashade succeeded her grandmother, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji who reigned for 33 years (1980-2013) and she took over the baton on October 29th 2013, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo has been on the front burner of fighting for the rights of market men and women all over the country. She believe vividly that these traders are struggling to make ends needs and they are almost the most important members of the society due to the sensitivity of their businesses. This gallant, super energetic woman of valour founded the Chief (Mrs) Folashade Tinubu Ojo Development Foundation to cater for the needs of market men and women including their children and wards. She has in the past led market women to the secretariat of the APC to protest against the inability of the federal government to carry market men and women along in its programmes and policies. The Iyaloja of Lagos and by extension Nigeria was earlier in July, 2020 listed as one of the 20-member committee to supervise the recruitment of over 774,000 jobs by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Indeed, Chief (Mrs) Folashade Tinubu Ojo is a reliable and dependable market generalissimo in Nigeria who controls a massive support tucked with a huge position of influence. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo is the Asiwaju of Awowo Land in Abeokuta, Ogun State, a chieftaincy title conferred on her by the Alawowo of Awowo Land His Royal Majesty Oba Abdul Gafar Olasunkanmi Tijani.
On June 16, 2020 the Iyaloja General celebrated her birthday in a low key due to the effect of the dastard Covid-19. The celebrant was serenaded by few family, friends and well-wishers who all came to felicitate with her on her special day. Chief (Mrs) Folashade Tinubu Ojo is an upright woman and mother who values her Creator who enabled her to celebrate another year in glamour. She is a personification of beauty, brain and human care. She has passionately helped a lot of people who were going through various tedious experiences one way or the other. Chief Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo is nevertheless the genuine hope of all Nigerian market men and women have been waiting for, for many years. She is a blessing to humanity, an inspiration to the younger generation of girls and an ambassador of peace and love.