Olajumoke Adenowo is a notable Black female architect who has worked on some of Nigeria’s most prominent real estate projects. She has beaten the odds and achieved considerable success during her career in an area generally dominated by men.
Adenowo was inspired to pursue a career in architecture after visiting Paris and being charmed by the spectacular structures she saw. She set out on her adventure in the profession determined to bring the same degree of architectural brilliance to Africa.
She began her work with the architecture firm Femi Majekodunmi Associates and soon ascended through the ranks, demonstrating her passion and perseverance. She revealed that when others were relaxing, she might be seen at work, even late at night.
“I think my boss saw my passion and he gave me a chance. If we had more mentors like that in Africa, I believe the younger generation would blossom faster,” Adenowo told Wakanda Africa News.
She founded her own company at the age of 25, which has since grown into a world-class organization noted for its architectural excellence.
Adenowo has amassed an outstanding portfolio over the course of her career, working on important projects that have gained notice both locally and abroad. Her notable works include the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the Heritage Bank Headquarters, and the Ekiti State Liaison Office in Lagos.
Her outstanding success has earned her numerous honors, including the International Alliance for Women World of Difference 100 Award, the Rare Gems Award, the New African Business Woman of the Year Award, and the International Property Awards.