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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.



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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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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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NEKPEN OBASOGIE BAGS CITY OF TORONTO-URBAN HERO AWARDS

In a self reportage extract, articulate author and Edo state multi award winning ambassador wins the art category of the urban Hero awards of the City of Toronto.
Excerpts ''I received the long awaited Urban Hero Award for the category of "Art" from the City of Toronto last night, October 26th, 2022! Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that, "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." As a Black woman, It takes hard work, dedication and perseverance to climb the socio-economic ladder!

In my time, I have been able to shape the history of Benin and advance humanity with my unique and innovative prowess (selfless community service in Canada and in the diaspora). I'm very grateful for the encomium from the general public. The award event was posted on local newspapers in Toronto! My gratitude to Metroland media, Canadian Tire and everyone that organized this historic award event! Thank you all for believing in the strength of a visionary woman! The plaque has my picture! Fantastic!''
Xphrame media congratulates Nekpen on this yet another feat.


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Xphrame Media in this article specially greets all Muslim faithful's, as the day marks the beginning of the Ramadan period.

This episode of the Top 5 GTA community gist’s in March 2022 comes with a painful loss of a Nigerian Canadian actress.

Well, like the living will say: life goes on, we shall all leave someday.

Grab your popcorn and relish the updates we bring to you, don’t forget to contact us via email if you have any contributions at info@xphramemedia.com.

Iyawo Olue celebrated her late mothers one year remembrance in grand style.

Toyin Shokoya popularly know as Aya Olue celebrated the one-year remembrance of her late mother Chief Mrs. Olufunmilayo Shokoya ins grand style on the 19th of March 2022 at the Manhiya Convention center, 95 Eddystone Avenue in Toronto.


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The socialite, event promoter and CEO of Tee world entertainment said beautiful things about her late mother and appreciated the massive community turn out. It was a great evening with live band performance, a lot to eat and drink and a DJ.

 

Nigerian Canadian actress, Afolashade Abisoye Quadri buried amidst tears.

It was shocking news to friends and families of Afolashade Abisoye Quadri in the early hours of 17th March 2022 as the news of her death filtered unbelievably through the community. Friends had to drive down to the Kitchener home of the delectable actor cum entrepreneur to confirm the news.


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The prominent and articulate thespian passed on in her sleep few weeks after her birthday. Afolashade Abisoye Quadri was born February 11th, 1982, she was a beautiful soul, hardworking and creative.

She was buried on the 24th of March,2022 at the Bernardo Funeral home amidst tears of loved ones. She will be greatly missed. Rest on Shade.

ABODE community celebrated art against racism event with Ghana King

It was unique and spectacular virtual gathering organized by ABODE community services, with the theme Art against Racism. The virtual event had artistes’ performance and cultural display by Iyameto productions. The highlight was the attendance of the King of Ghana and his Queen. The Monarch spoke about the rich culture of the gold coast and thanked the organizers of the event.

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Abode Community Service Centre (ACSC) is a non-profit organization empowering vulnerable black communities with equitable access to food, social connectedness and healthcare promotions.

Top Nigerian comedy/entertainment stars endorses De don unblended in Canada

Mr. Iruvwe Okeremute popularly know as De don seems to be underrated in the Nigerian comedy circle, the intelligent comedian has made history in the Canadian comedy industry. His forthcoming comedy event promotions has redefined his personality and position in the industry. He has done an unprecedented act going by the status of great Nigerian comedians that has shown support for his April Canada -Toronto and Calgary show tagged De don unblended.


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Great Nigerian stars like Bovi, Okey Bakassi, Teju baby face, African China, Koffi de guru, destalker, Eboh Bomb and a host of others have proudly said great things about the Nigerian Canadian comedy act that speaks volume about his creativity and respect in the international comedy industry.

The tickets are still on sale, and we encourage you all to come and experience the event.

 

Jimi Alasela announces 2022 date for the 5th All white Toronto Boat Cruise.

Multi talented CEO of 24-7 Lounge and restaurant located at 106 Humber college boulevard Toronto in a press release stated that the much-awaited 2022 5th edition of all white boat cruise will hold on the 9th of July 2022.

The event is packaged by Alashk Heritage promotions, they are the pioneer organizers of all white boat cruise event.

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We asked how the 5th edition will look like and he said this year’s edition will be best. He said all attendees will get value for their money and a lasting memory. He added dinner will be served, they will be bottle services and expect 2 DJ’S and MC’s. He encouraged that celebrant can book tables on the boat for unlimited fun. For further information please call 647-864-4912

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