Akinola Babarinde Dasilva is such a big inspiration to all of us which is why we are shining the spotlight on him.

Akinola Babarinde popularly known as Leo is one of the housemates that competed in the just concluded BB Naija, he didn’t make it to the finals but he is definitely doing well for himself, he is really using the opportunities presented by the platform to his own advantage.

Leo was born born on the 10th of July 1992 in Ishaga Surulere to Sir Babarinde Dasilva. His father is from Lagos Island while his mum is from Obalende.

Leo had his primary education at Pampers Private School in Surulere. He later completed his secondary education at Christ the King International School and Rainbow College.

Leo later moved out of the country to further his education abroad. He eventually enrolled at Hertfordshire International School of Business and Technology. However, the young Leo went on to bag a double major in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the university. He studied up till Ph.D but moved to complete his studies in the United States.

He claims he is pained that his dad did not live to see him graduate from the university but death struck him again when he lost his mum after he was evicted from the big brother house, that was a big one for him but he has still managed to keep his head cool and still make progress.

He has three sisters and a brother, he said if he was an animal if he will be a lion so that he can defend his mom and siblings that explains how much he believes in family.

Leo’s first business interest was in the entertainment sector. He launched his first company ‘SODZ Entertainment’ in England on May 28th 2010. He later expanded it to the United States. In 2012, he started another company – Big Figure Small World Limited. In October 2015 he started the company in Nigeria. He has interests in diverse fields.

Leo recently modeled during the ‘arise fashion week’ which he did well, he is a very intelligent entrepreneur who runs an estate firm and he is doing well in his business.

Today, we shine the spotlight on Leo and we celebrate him and all he does!


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