Renowned Philanthropist, Idagu Emmanuel Odeh Bags Global Peace And Humanitarian Award.

Famous philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Business Tycoon, Idagu Emmanuel Odey has been honoured with Global Peace And Humanitarian Award in recognition for his consistent contribution to Peace and Humanity. His contributions towards human resource development in all ramifications including the entertainment sector have paved the way for him to be honoured with this major award.

Mr. Odey's passion for entertainment is one that cannot be obtained anywhere as witnessed in Kaduna Entertainment years back. He made a resounding statement by putting Crock City on the global map through his various talents platforms. His profile below says it all;


Idagu Emmanuel Odey is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Idagu Petroleum Limited, Idagu Farms Limited, EMJ. Technologies Services Limited, Next Revolution Nigeria Limited and The Idagu Odey Foundation. He is also the owner of Famous Babydon Dynasty and Babydon Records. His chains of businesses different sectors of the Nigeria economy has provided employment opportunities for about 100 people, predominantly youths. 

The Idagu Odey Foundation, a non-governmental organisation which was established to give back to the society has touched hundreds of lives. The foundation has given scholarship to students in secondary and tertiary institutions in the country, provided entrepreneurship trainings in the areas of trade learning, skills acquisition and creative innovation; and it is currently constructing a 350 seating capacity hall at Comprehensive Secondary School Gakem, Bekwarra in Cross River State, a project that has reached roofing level and billed to be completed on or before at the first quarter of 2019. 

Idagu Emmanuel Odey has also made his mark in the entertainment industry of Kaduna State and beyond. His entertainment outfit, with the ink-print: Babydon Records has sponsored and invested in the promotion of entertainment in the Crocodile City and has also given opportunities to up-coming artistes to showcase their talents to the world. Some of the artistes signed under his label include EFX, Ritiya, Desty Randy and Cliff T; with EFX going on to produce one of his hits songs in a collaboration with Terry G title: “Worry Me”. At the moment, the record label is working on a project with Cleff T, taking his musical career to the next level. 

Similarly, Idagu Emmanuel Odey’s love for entertainment is second to none and his commanding personality has attracted A-list artistes to Kaduna State to perform at one event or the other. His entertainment outfit, for instance, is the first to bring Timaya, one of the biggest dance-hall artiste in the country to Northern Nigeria, Kaduna State to be precise in 2007 where he performed at the Gamji Multi-Purpose Hall. He is also the first person to bring Terry G to Kaduna State to perform at NAF Club in 2009.

Furthermore, Babydon Records was partly involved in bringing artistes across the country to perform during the Kada Games Festival 2008 with artistes such as the famous Tu Face (Tu Baba), Timaya, K. Solo, Shayo Master, Wande Coal and a lot more who performed in the week-long festival. 

The chronicle of the growth of the entertainment industry in Kaduna state cannot be complete without mentioning Idagu who is also known as Babydon. His contribution to the industry will remain indelibly on the minds of entertainment lover especially in Kaduna State including the opportunities he offered talents. 

Idagu Emmanuel Odey other businesses such as EMJ. Technologies Services Limited is in partnership with Memory Technology Corporation Dubai, UAE and is the sole distributor of Gnex and Xtreme products and accessories from the firm, across Nigeria. The sales of Gnex and Xtreme products and accessories was further driven across the country by Next Revolution Nigeria Limited another business of his.  

Idagu Emmanuel Odey is also into agriculture, his farms, Idagu Farms dealing on livestock farming.

Idagu Emmanuel Odey earned an M.Sc. in Information Systems Management from University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom and Bsc. in Business Information Systems from Middlesex University, UK, Dubai Campus; obtained an Advance Diploma in Software Engineering (ADSE) from APTECH Computer Education; earned a National Diploma in Accounting from Abuja School of Accounting and Computer Studies (ASACS) now Dorben Polytechnic Bwarri, Abuja- Nigeria; awarded Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering; and also certificate in Digital Marketing from SAE Institute, Dubai, UAE.

His contributions to the growth of the entertainment industry in Kaduna State, his philanthropist spirit and humanitarian services, his creation of wealth through his entrepreneurship trainings and his academic performance has not gone unnoticed thus, has been recognized and have received awards from different fields of human endeavours. Some of his awards include:
• Best Philanthropist in Gakem, Bekwarra LGA, Cross River State Nigeria from 2006 till date.
• Best Entrepreneur in Gakem, Bekwarra LGA, Cross River State Nigeria from 2007, 2010, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
• Best Business Developer in Gakem, Bekwarra LGA, Cross River State Nigeria 2008, 2010 2016 and 2017.
• Pillar of the Youth, (Awarded by National Youth Council of Nigeria, Cross River State Wing, Gakem, Bekwarra Chapter, Cross River State).
• Entertainment Guiding Light (Kaduna Entertainment Award).

Idagu Emmanuel Odey is a business mogul with seasoned managerial skills, expert knowledge in information systems and management and a refined knowledge in digital business innovations, project management, strategic planning, business analysis and budget management. He is well travelled and have worked and done businesses with a good number foreigners from different nationalities across Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Asia and Middle East, Europe, USA and across the globe.

Idagu Emmanuel Odey was born on the 27th June, Mid 70s  and hailed from Gakem, Bekwarra L.G.A, Cross River State, Nigeria. He is a Christian and likes playing snooker, watching football, shopping, listening to music/singing, meditating and sharing ideas. He is happily married with four children.

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