Ojude Oba 2024: Meet Farooq Oreagba the billionaire cancer survivor who steals show at the festival (Video)

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The Ojude Oba Day 2024 celebration has been the most talked-about topic across Nigerian social media over the past 24 hours.

Also. Mr Farooq Oreagba has been one of the trending conversations online as he steals the show with his steeze and composure at the Ojuday Oba 2024 festival.

Recall in the previous post,

“>Intel Region shares photos and videos from the Ojuda Oba Day celebration and by extension social media users are drooling following the display of fashion sense and wealth from the Ijebu people.

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Trending posts feature Oreagba dressed in a green and lemon ‘agbada and shokoto’ outfit, complete with a matching cap.

He complemented his look with red coral beads around his neck and a crossbody gold chain draped over his torso.

In one particular video, Oreagba is seen riding a decorated horse, his arm tattoos on full display while smoking a cigar.

Oreagba, an investment professional, is the former head of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Consult.

Background and state of Origin:

Born in 1966 in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Farooq Oreagba recently became the toast of social media after clips of him at the 2024 Ojude Oba Day celebration went viral.

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His unique fashion sense, composure, and panache have made him one of the biggest highlights of the 2024 Ojude Oba Day celebration.

Oreagba’s newfound fame has sparked curiosity, with many eager to learn more about him.

Born into the Oreagba Akeula family as Farooq Olatunbosun Oreagba, he shares a distant relationship with the Balogun Kuku family.

His educational life:

Oreagba began his educational journey in his hometown at Ijebu-Ode Grammar School before continuing to Mayflower School and Ikenne, both located in Ogun State, for his secondary education.

After completing his secondary education at Mayflower School, Oreagba obtained a finance degree from Oxford University in London.

He graduated with distinction from Oxford before pursuing his master’s degree at the University of East London, and later earned another degree in Business Management from Coventry University.

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Oreagba has also acquired numerous certifications from various educational institutions both locally and internationally.

Career and achievements:

Over the past four decades, Oreagba has amassed experience in the financial sector both in Nigeria and internationally.

He previously served as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Securities. Oreagba stepped down from his role at the NSE due to his battle with bone and skin cancer. Currently, he holds the position of Managing Director at NG Clearing Limited, having been appointed in September 2023.

This appointment marked his return to the financial sector nearly six years after his health-related hiatus. Additionally, Oreagba holds a diploma in executive leadership from the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University.

Life after surviving cancer:

In 2014, Oreagba received a diagnosis of osteosarcoma and carcinoma, which translate to bone and skin cancer respectively. Since then, his perspective on life has undergone a profound transformation. The esteemed financial expert, who recently celebrated his 58th birthday, got his first tattoo after turning 50.

Earlier videos depict Oreagba leading a pristine lifestyle without tattoos, alcohol, or smoking. However, his current lifestyle reflects a departure from this earlier image. He now aims to make the most of every moment he has left on earth.

A notable highlight of the festivities was the photos and videos capturing Oreagba at the 2024 Ojude Oba Day. He was adorned in a stunning aso-oke agbada attire, showcasing a striking tattoo on his arm.

Expensive sunshades at Ojude Oba festival trends:

Intel Region previously reported on pictures from the Ojude Oba event, which circulated on the internet, showcasing a vibrant display of colorful Aso-Oke attire and headgear worn by individuals of all ages, both men and women.

However, the attention of many Nigerians on social media was drawn to the expensive sunglasses worn by attendees. Brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Ray-Ban, and others were prominently displayed, with prices ranging from $350 to as high as $2,300.

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