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Nigeria’s Star Architect: Olajumoke Adenowo

Lauren Said-Moorhouse | CNN   in  · ·
December 13, 2014

(CNN) — Olajumoke Adenowo’s life is one of numbers.

She enrolled at the University of Ife at just 14. Five years later, she had her first degree in architecture, and by 23 she was employed and designing her first building. Three years later, she set up shop solo, and two decades on she is one of Nigeria’s most accomplished architects.

Always an overachiever, the ambitious builder — once described as the “face of architecture in the Nigeria” — has dedicated her illustrious career to reimagining her homeland’s landscape.

Involved in the design and construction of over 70 buildings, she has brought institutional facilities, epic 2,500-seat auditoriums, residences, estates and cutting edge corporate offices to life.

Adenowo’s hugely successful career is no doubt a reflection of the dreamer’s passion for her craft, and her success has been confirmed by numerous architectural accolades awarded to the 46-year-old.


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