Oreoluwa Olabode Afolayan known as The Ore Afolayan is a Nigerian entrepreneur, Marketing Strategist, Career Coach and Digital Journalist.

He is Founder of TOA Marketing, a leading Marketing Solutions company for micro, small and medium enterprises.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Oreoluwa attended the University of Ibadan, Ibadan where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Psychology.
He returned to the same University for a Masters of Science programme in Industrial/Organizational Psychology where he was taught by scholars such as Professor Benjamin Ehigie.

CAREER
Ore had earlier declined an offer to work for the German Agency for International Development (GIZ) in 2016. Afterwards, he founded TOA Group almost a year later, then offered to work with them via his new company on their projects.

NEW MEDIA
As a New Media entrepreneur, Ore Afolayan has worked with glocal brands such as Tedx, NYSC, The African Models Exhibition Awards and Adebayo Shittu, the Nigerian Minister for Communications where he served as the Secretary of New Media for the Minister’s gubernatorial campaign.

CAREER COACHING
After his NYSC where he had served as School Counsellor at the Diocese of Education, Abeokuta, Ore continued to assist young individuals in making career decisions through his Sessions and Programs.

Some include;
Paradigm Shift Youth Summit, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Career Development Talk, Omuo-oke Ekiti, Ekiti East LGA.
School support program, Abadina college, Ibadan with focus on Leadership and Self-esteem.
School support program, Immanuel Grammar school, Ibadan with focus on Community Development.
Award cash prizes to students of Immanuel High school who emerged winners at an Impromptu Oratory contest.

MARKETING STRATEGY
Ore works as a Marketing Consultant helping brands to make smart decisions in careers and businesses. Through Develub, he has equipped Marketers and Influencers in Nigeria and in Zimbabwe.

DIGITAL JOURNALISM
Before TOA Group, Ore had always wanted to work as a journalist. During his stint in campus journalism, he was shortlisted to attend the Media Career Services Workshop for Young Journalists where Thomson Reuters’ FitzGerald Prize For A Young African Journalist winner and BBC Africa Journalist, Ruona Agbroko-Meyer was facilitator. This workshop was hosted by the Nation Newspapers.

Some of his works include;
Interviews for leading entertainment brands; multiple-award winner D’Banj; Mayorkun, the Headies 2018 Next Rated winner; and Steve Babaeko, Founder of Digital Advertising company, X3M Ideas.
Press Interviews during the Ibadan Countdown Festival.
Press Interviews with startup founders on the challenges associated with running their businesses and how they have been able to surmount them.
Investigations on the administration of expired vaccines at the University College Hospital. This investigation caught the attention of BBC, Lagos.
Press Interviews with students of the Community Skill Acquisition Centre, Yemetu and Nigerians queuing to collect their Permanent Voters Card(PVC) at the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) office in Ibadan North L.G.A

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Nominee, Most Outstanding Student in Campus Journalism at the Fifteen Outstanding Personalities Award (FOPA).

Semifinalist, Nigerian Campus Enterprise Challenge.

Pioneer President, Literary and Debating Society, department of Psychology, University of Ibadan.

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