By Lukman Omikunle
A self made man of greatness, stupendous wealth and kindness, Ibrahim Egungbohun popularly known as Dende is the most influential and biggest boy in Ogun West.
From grass to grace, Dende’s hard work and endurance shot him up above his peers as he presently sit atop of trailblazing multi billion naira business empire-IBD Impex Limited.
A popular importer and exporter majoring in land importation and exportation also has state of the arts hotels cut across Ogun state. In addition to his multiple chains of businesses, the Ilaro born socialite also trade in quarry and mining industries with several unmentioned business ventures across South West Nigeria and neighboring Benin Republic.
Chief Ibrahim Egungbohun is a versatile businessman with tall dreams who has continually creating job opportunities for citizens and residents of Yewa land. He is said to have over 200 employees on his payroll.
IBD-Impex, has over the years expanded and become one of the most popular indigenous business name in Ogun West. The hospitality arm of IBD-Impex, IBD Hotels are strategically located in Ilaro and Abeokuta and also Hotel Central Do Dende in Cotonou. The physical structures of these places of leisure depict values for investments as they are tastefully furnished with ambience of class.
His auto line of business cannot as well be ignored which has it breathtaking office located in Cotonou, the Republic of Benin commercial capital and here in Nigeria.
Though, his cash-cow is said to be through clearing and forwarding as a Custom Licensed agent, but his unrelenting desires for greatness characterize his strings of successes in different spheres of businesses he ventures.
Also, the Property and Real Estate arm of his business entity is believed to hold its ground firmly in the industry. IBD Impex also controls multiple properties across the western states of Nigeria and Republic of Benin. The vast growing property business is said to be one of his newest concentrated investments.
All works but no play is not a feature of the Ilaro born money bags, his social life is grand and intimidating! His choice for class expounds his social status.
Dende dines and wines with top business people in and outside Nigeria, big shots on the corridors of power and as well as traditional rulers.
It is no longer news that several top nollywood artistes and a list musicians are friends of Dende. “They are not just friends, they seek for financial assistants.’’ A source informed.
Information made available indicates popular nollywood stars, hip hop and fuji musicians regularly throng his Ilaro home for weekend leisure and also court him for financial assistance.
It was reported that Pasuma, Olamide and Phyno were among several A list star artistes who graced his birthday bash a year ago.
His entrance into parties and other social functions turns heads and waoohs many seeing him for the first time. His penchant for good dressing reflects in his choice for popular and expensive designers which have been his social appearance signature.
Dende spends big, the deep pockets business mogul and socialite is also a diehard lover of wonders on wheels. Findings reveal that his garage is always filled up with newest models of sleekly and expensive auto-machines. Some of the cars we learnt are presently decorating his garage include Lexus and Toyota jeeps, Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, Range Rover Sport, and Mercedes Benz Splinte, Range E vogue and other eye catching automobiles. All these wonders on wheels are registered with customized number, 333.
Inside his multi million naira mansion are tastefully furnished two massive living rooms with presence of royalty, 8 masterly decorated bedrooms, a mini Olympic size swimming pool and a standard gym that keeps the family fit.
Chief Ibrahim Egungbohun who shares a very strong bond with Alhaji Akeem Adigun, a grand player in land importation and Chairman Socopao Group also has many stake holders and socialites of Ogun West as friends and associates. He is also a member of several social and business clubs in Ogun, Lagos, Oyo and Ondo states.
Dende’s name echoes across Ogun West almost every day for his generosity towards the less privileged across the senatorial district and beyond. His discerning position on education propels him to dole out scholarships to deserving students of yewa land every year. newsheadline247.com also scooped that philanthropist Dende also picks hospital bills of those who has no access to basic health care in his co9mmunity and beyond.
The Ilaro born billionaire is married to delectable and beautiful Omolara Egungbohun and blessed with beautiful kids.