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How Yomi Badejo-Okusanya Celebrated 60th Birthday


The Group Managing Director of CMC Connect, a public relations/perception firm, Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, recently joined the diamond club when he clocked 60.

Not one to do things half measures, Yomi who looks nothing like 60, rolled out the drums to celebrate the landmark occasion.

The birthday party was held at the Grace Assembly Church, Oregun, Lagos, where he worships as an ordained pastor and several personalities from all walks of life were present to honour the man regarded as Nigeria’s public relations guru and an authority in the Integrated Marketing Communications sector.

To attest to his good nature and his knack for capacity building, all his former staff who worked with him and gone off to other ventures for the past 20 years teamed up to surprise him on that day. It was such an emotional evening for Yomi who was shocked to discover that he obviously made a huge and positive impact on his former staff.

Considered one of Nigeria’s best dressed men, Yomi is the President of the Africa Public Relations Association (APRA). He is the first African to be inducted into the prestigious International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) Hall of Fame.

It is worthy to note that Yomi’s father, whose Badejo Sounds Studio produced legendary musicians like Victor Olaiya, Dele Ojo, Yusuf Olatunji and Bobby Benson, was the first indigenous record label owner in Nigeria.