Africa- America University on Saturday, November 14, 2020, conferred on Olumide Akinlabi Robins from Nigeria Dr of philosophy degree, Ph.D. (Honoris causa) in communication management as Dr. Olumide Akinlabi Robins.
His conferment by the prestigious University was based on his immense contributions to developments in Nigeria, especially in the media and communications industry.
Dr. Olumide Akinlabi Robins amongst others who have also made significant contributions in their various fields were called out and decorated in this regalia by the university officials.
Dr. Olumide Akinlabi Robins wife and associates said his outstanding contributions indeed earned him the degree
Dr. Olumide Robins Akinlabi who is a multi-award-winning seasoned writer, marketer, and communication analyst received training in both Chemical Engineering and Management Technology. He practiced Engineering for 12 years with the (old) Oyo State Water Corporation, Ibadan, Nycil Limited, Ota, and Kaduna Refining & Petrochemical Company (KRPC/NNPC) before his foray into the Pharmaceutical Industry. He worked with Vitabiotics and Rajrab Company where he rose to the position of National Sales Manager.
He was quick to advise aspiring career men and women on the values to imbibe
In 2004, he joined the team that formed Ultima (Media) Limited (producers of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? Project Fame West Africa, Seriously Speaking, What’s Hawt, and also worked at different times in the conglomerate’s senior cadre departmental capacities of marketing, research, media management, projects/business developments, and corporate affairs.
He coordinated the ‘Who Deserves’ segment of the world-famous program, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? that celebrates Nigerian icons and forgotten heroes. It is on record that his conscientious handling of this segment has led to the empowerment of numerous families in Nigeria and the diaspora.
He is a multilayered media practitioner who consults as General Manager, Superscreen Television, Lagos and handles media and publicity for a number of organizations.
For a couple of years, he was the General Manager of Telemedia, overseeing the products of this Budapest-Hungary based production outfit and edited the international magazine-Living Etcetera. On the academic front, he floated a co-educational academy, Superlative Institute and this strong passion for knowledge impartation to the youth has culminated in his assumption of the position of the Executive Director of Adeoye Group of Schools in Ota, Ogun, State.