Femi Otedola gave this interview to Vanguard editors when they visited him in his London home
HOW do you feel about the Vanguard award?
I appreciate the recognition by Vanguard Newspapers. That said, I do things from my heart, without expecting any rewards or recognition for them. If succour comes as a result of my activities then I am content.
How did your birth and childhood days in Ibadan, Oyo State, influence your upbringing, values, education and early life?
Ibadan was my birth place but my life, education and values were shaped by and in Lagos. My father moved the family to Lagos when he got a job with Mobil Oil so I did not really experience Ibadan as a child.
Can you share some good memories of your parents and siblings with us?
My family was close knit and growing up was fun. My mother, Lady Doja, was the thread that held the family together and ensured that we all had a strict Catholic upbringing but as always we got up to our pranks and were…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper