Alhaja Lateefat Yoyinsola Makanjuola, wife of Aderemi Makanjuola, founder of Caverton Helicopters, has been made the Iya Adinni Musulumi of Alli-Oloko Wasinmi Mosque, Lagos. Lady Makanjuola is a great-granddaughter of the legendary Alli-Oloko Balogun who built the mosque ages ago.
The grand ceremony, organised by the Alli-Oloko Balogun Descendants Union, was also used to celebrate the legacy of their progenitor, whom they believe lives on after almost a century of his demise.
A renowned educationist who was trained in England, Lady Makanjuola has impacted many lives through her school, ROLAM Preparatory School which she established in 1985 and which has graduated many important personalities, two of who are the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III and David Oyelowo, OBE, the Hollywood-based, British/Nigerian actor and multiple award winner.
Aside from impacting lives through her career exploits, the 71-year-old has also imbibed the life of a philanthropist just like her great great-grandfather, by putting smiles on people’s faces.
A very loving, relatable, caring and generous woman, she has continued to be true to herself with her down-to-earth attitude, as she mixes freely with all and sundry irrespective of status, background or age. She is above all a devout Moslem and his an active member of Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria, NASFAT, a Nigerian Muslim prayer group with focus on youth, women and the elites.
So it came as no surprise she was found worthy for the title.