A CHAT WITH CEO OF SYLLABUS AUTOS-ADEWOLE QUADRI.

Adewole Quadri believes success is “being happy at what you do every day.” For Him, that place is at his auto-retail-office business where he calls home.

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The Nigerian Canadian is president of operations for Syllabus Autos and S and K Autos, a company that focuses on clearing and forwarding and car dealerships in Canada and other countries. In addition, he is Executive Director of Syllabus Ride, a new Canadian rideshare application on IOS and apple stores in 2023. The multi award winning young entrepreneur describes success from a different angle. “I feel that it is hard to be successful if you don’t work hard,” Adewole said.

Read on to find out how Syllabus Autos got involved in the auto industry, his thoughts on mentors and success, barriers facing African men and His reaction to the Leads awards trophy.

Q: How did you get started in the automotive retail industry?

A: I have always been a determined person and a problem solver, I ventured into auto retail because I have passion for automobiles and I understand I will excel in the field. Since then, I have never stopped growing the company.

Q: What is your definition of success? To what or who do you attribute to that success?

A: For me, success is to be happy at the place you go every day with a reason to wake up every day. I feel that it is hard to be successful if you don’t work hard.

As to “what I attribute my success to,” the big one is never limit yourself to your job duties. Always understand why the duties are there and how to do more to scale higher, even if you don’t get paid for the extra work. Never stop studying and never stop chasing perfection. It will never be perfect, but every time you try harder, you become better at what you do.

And for the “who,” I believe it is impossible to grow and be successful if you don’t have the right mentors. I was lucky enough to have the support of my mother who inspires and encourages me, My wife who also inspires and supports me. They taught me and guided me through a lot, both at work and as an individual. Without that initial and constant push, I’m not sure if I would be where I am today.

Q: As a Nigerian in an industry historically dominated by other countries, have you experienced any barriers? If so, how did you overcome those barriers?

A: Barriers are everywhere. I come from a country with different obstacles that are not based on ethnicity or skin color. But here in Canada, I understand through others why there is so much of it and with consistency we have grown to be appreciated.
As I said, you probably need to work harder if you are not white. But if you work hard enough, at some point, the excellence of your work and the way you create teams will shine brighter than your ethnicity or skin color. That doesn’t mean you don’t cross ignorant people on your way, but it will become irrelevant as you become better.

Q: What advice would you give to someone wanting to get into the industry?

A: This is a beautiful industry. There’s a piece for every interest, you learn about five different businesses under the same rooftop. If you are successful in one area, you can take it as part of a learning process to move to a different one with all the knowledge you acquired. I believe there is a path for every person to have a successful career and a successful life in the car industry.

Q: You recently won the 2022 Leads award of the year for the most promising and outstanding business brand of the year, How do you feel about it.?

A: I am grateful to the organizers, this will be the 5th international award we have received in 2022, I dedicate the recognition to my Team and and my family for their support. We are poised to do better in the new year.

Q: What advice would you give to a 10-year-old Adewole Quadri?

A: Great question. First, start from that age to practice patience. He will need it in the future. Rome was not built in one day. I would also encourage him to learn more than two languages to make his life easy and to help him learn from different sources. The third would be to become financially educated early in life. The world moves on finances and if you can understand it as early as possible, it will help to build a successful business faster.


Happy new year and thanks for having me.




OPU CANADA BIDS HER IYA OODUA GOODNIGHT AMIDST TEARS.

OPU Canada was hit with a shocker news on the December 4th,2022 of the death of her awesome and dedicated patriot Adebukola Roseline Aina. She passed at the age of 54 years. It was a rude shock to the OPU Family.

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Adebukola Roseline Aina also known as “nee Eddo, Yeye Oge, Chief Iya-Oodua, Mama, or Bukky” was born August 15, 1968 in Ondo State, Nigeria to Mr. and Mrs. Adeola and Aduke Eddo. She was a bright student in her primary days but it was when she attended High school at The Apostolic High School Ilara Mokin where she excelled in social studies and creating long lasting friendships with school mates. “Bukky” was an active member in her school days and this led her to continue to be a community supporter and advocate for matters within her community when she arrived to Canada in 1987. She was married to the late Samuel Aina before they divorced in the 1990’s. “Mama Bukky” has always strived to be a strong mentor for her daughter who was born from her marriage by continuing to show perseverance in tackling all challenges she was faced with to become a honorable member of the Canadian society. “Mama Bukky” will be deeply missed by her family and friends. “Mama Bukky” has many co-workers and friends that will miss her because she has been with the company for over 10+ years. She enjoyed spending time with friends, attending social gatherings, travelling, being an OPU Canada & YOV Committee member, investing in others and working hard to build a legacy.
Adebukola Aina is survived by her only daughter Yetunde Oluwaseun Aina and her many siblings in Canada and Nigeria.



Burial celeberation of life Funeral templatejpg As previously stated she was titled ‘Chie f Iya-Oòduá’ in Oòduá Progressive Union Canada (OPUC) North America  and an active member of Yoruba One Voice (YOV) and Unique Friends Worldwide. Her generosity and support to all causes will be missed by the Committee members.
Besides her loving daughter Yetunde Oluwaseun Aina, our sister and mother Adebukola Aina is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Adeola and Aduke Eddo, Brothers, sisters: Mrs. Margaret Abiodun nee Eddo, Mrs. Bamitale Adelanke nee Eddo, Mrs. Toyin Akinfaderin nee Eddo, Mr. Bode Eddo, Mrs. Wumni Ogunyemi nee Eddo, Mrs. Olasumbo Oguntoyinbo nee Eddo, Mr. Olaniyi Omotoso, Mrs. Taiwo Ajayi nee Eddo, Mr. Kehinde Eddo, Mr. Olalekan Eddo, Mrs. Sola Abayomi nee Eddo, Mrs. Sade Adakeja nee Eddo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Find the pictures and videos from the events with links below.

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Multi-award-winning Nollywood actor, Temidayo Enitan (Starboy)welcomed a baby boy with his wife. The actor took to his Instagram page where he announced the arrival of his second child, Ayomide.

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He wrote, “Latest Canadian Father in town. Starboy AYOMIDE… Baba Na Boy (Mini Mii the 2nd) welcome to the Starboy family…. My thanks & appreciation goes to God Almighty only… Kashamadupe”.

The thespians social media handles were filled with well wishes and congratulatory messages from his fans and colleagues in the industry.

Amidst the celebration, Starboy changed the headlines with a priceless gift for his wife, He acquired a classy Mercedes Benz car for the new mother saying she deserved it.

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The brand influencer has scheduled Saturday 19th of November for the baby christening party at 1300 Britannia Road East Mississauga and implored guest to dress in Green (for Ladies) and white (for men). 

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As at press time, we were unable to reach the new mother but from close sources we gathered she is hail and hearty and the baby is doing great.

We wish Starboy and his beautiful family greater days ahead.


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EKITI KETE CANADA ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVES.

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Ekiti Kete Canada is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing educational, medical, and social support. Ekiti Kete Canada on the 13th of November 2022 had her elections for a new 3-year tenure in office of new executives.

The election was conducted by the electoral committee including Hon. Abolarinde Victor (returning officer), Alhaji Sedu Badmus and Mrs. Tinu Olomojobi

The New executives are as follows

 H.E.Anthony Ademola Adeshina-President

Mrs. Anike Onile- Asaka- Vice president

Hon. Adedeji Ikotun- General Secretary

Hon. Dr. Olasumbo Adelakun-Assistant general Secretary

Mr. Michael Olaseni- Treasurer

Hon. Adejoke Kate Samuel-Social Secretary

 Mrs. Folashade Olajide-Welfare secretary

Hon. Joseph Isedowo-Chief Whip

Mr. Abayomi Omodara -Financial Secretary

DT. Akeem Ogunmilade- Public relations Officer

Mrs. Olusola Amadi- Assistant. Public Relations Officer.                                                                                                                                    IMG-20200326-WA0102jpg

H.E.Anthony Ademola Adeshina, the Association’s re-elected president, thanked the membership for choosing him to lead the organization’s operations. He promised to collaborate closely with members of the association and board of directors in order to build on the accomplishments and visions of the organizations.

We wish the new executives a successful tenure in office. The formal swearing in ceremony has been slated for December 18th,2022 which coincides with the associations family Christmas party.

OLD SCHOOL NITE ORGANIZERS SHARES EVENT PICTURES AND THANKS TORONTO FOR THE SUPPORT

Vintage old school night event was held on the 21st of October,2022. It was an event organized by Xphrame media and Afro Heritage International. The event was well attended and feedback was massive.

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We bring to you the event picture highlights from the event.
The organizers got so much feedback which they promised to leverage into the next edition coming up in 2023.
At the post event review meeting the organizers agreed to drop the live band aspect of the event and infuse more DJ time with intriguing games.
Associate partners to the event described it as a huge success considering the turn out and audience feedback.

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The organizers equally seized the opportunity to appreciate all the event supporters who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event. They equally appreciated all the comperes for their support.
According to the principal partner -Akeem Ogunmilade, he expressed his concern about how event organizers fix their event dates on dates already fixed for an event. He said some unknown organization changed their event date which clashed with ours. Such unprofessional disposition is unbecoming in the community. He concluded by saying the event was fully attended despite that.

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Mr. Omoaldeogo Sayo, the Event lead designer thanked everyone who left their busy schedule to attend the event, he promised the next edition will be mind blowing.

Enjoy the other pictures with link below

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