Tobi Bakre, an ex-Big Brother Naija housemate was hosted to a grand homecoming reception today at his hometown in Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State.
Tobi was hosted in the palace of the Ebumawe of Ago Iwoye, and was also celebrated in the town hall by Ago Iwoye youths. The reality show star was in company of comedian Oluwakaponeski and his fellow housemates Alex and Rico Swavey.
He wrote on Instagram:
“Today, I am humbled to be celebrated at home. I am Nigerian first before I am of any region. However, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State is where my roots lay. My branches I hope will spread wide, and my leaves provide shade for many, but I must first assure my roots are strong and the soil in which it lays, ‘our wonderful state Ogun’, is well nurtured. .
I will be spending more time understanding how I can contribute immense value using my media persona to gather my colleagues to invest their time and effort into building the human capital that is our youth.
I look forward to being a part of the change that we want to see.
Here are photos and videos from the visit;
Tobi comes from a family of very smart and very driven people. He got into secondary school at age 10 (skipping Primary 5 and 6). At the tender age of 14, while still in SS2, his excellent performance earned him a spot at the prestigious Finance B.Sc program at University of Lagos. He graduated at 18 with second class honours(upper division). In early 2014, a year after graduation and just completed NYSC, he bagged a spot on the Heritage Bank Graduate Development Program.
His brilliant performance in the program had him posted to the bank’s treasury division- a division generally acknowledged as the brain of any bank. His exceptional performance on the job earned him second place in the Early Career Achievement Award. He went on to successfully complete the first level of the CFA program”.