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Bola Olowe Co-founder and President

Along with his wife and co-founder, Kemi, Bola Olowe provides strategic direction for the foundation, advocates for its core issues, writes relevant books, produces programmes and projects, procures and reviews all major grants.

Bola Olowe maintains contact with individual and corporate local, national, and international partners, grantees and donors to further the foundation’s goal of providing a rallying point for catalysing national rebirth, through the New Generation Vanguard, leadership training workshops, seminars and conferences, Youth Leadership Congresses, quarterly publication of The New Generation magazine/journal, production of television programmes and coordination of annual awards/medals of merit to outstanding individuals and corporate entities in Nigeria and the larger black family anywhere in the world. This is to celebrate the best things about the Nigerian and indeed the black man.

He also uses many public appearances in the Nigeria and abroad, including speeches, interviews, missions, books and articles, to focus attention on these issues.

Bola was born in May 1960 in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State Nigeria. He is Managing Director of Graceforte Ltd. and Director of Konsadem Associates Ltd., a company of Civil and structural Engineering Consultants based in Ibadan. The Bola Olowes have three children (two girls and one boy).

Kemi Olowe Co-founder

Along with her husband, Kemi Olowe is co-founder of the Grace Leadership Foundation, which seeks to develop a new generation of leaders by bringing improvement to people’s lives through the creation of an enabling environment by training, mentoring and leading by example.

In her role with the foundation, Kemi Olowe works with local, national, and international partners and foundation grantees to further the foundation’s goal of improving equity in four areas: gender, youth, education, health; education; micro credit, skills acquisition and support for at-risk persons or groups in Ibadan and indeed Nigeria. She is also a member of the Society for Women In Nigeria (SWAN), Ibadan; a group that provides advocacy and education for sex workers with respect to the prevention of AIDS.

Kemi received a bachelor’s degree in animal science and economics from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1986 and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from University of Ibadan in 2004. She is currently studying for a doctorate degree in Agricultural economics also at the University of Ibadan.

Bola and Kemi Olowe live in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. They have three children.

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About Us

Grace Leadership Foundation (aka Grace Foundation) was established by Bola and Kemi Olowe in January 2005. The Foundation emerged after due consideration of the state of affairs of the nation Nigeria and realization of the depth of decadence and corruption in the land. We then came to the conclusion that, Nigeria and indeed the entire Black Race require a new generation of leaders; a collective that will be in the vanguard of a national leadership rebirth and restoration of our country and race.

It is not that Nigeria has ever lacked organisations, such as churches, mosques and so on praying for it or doing one thing or the other. In fact Nigerians have been adjudged one of the most praying and religious nations on earth. Unfortunately, despite all these, corruption, greed, selfishness and hypocrisy continue to predominate in the land.

Grace Foundation has therefore come to provide a paradigm shift in our nation and race. This is to develop a new generation of leaders amongst the generality of the people in order to commence a rescue mission for the nation in order to arrest the current aimless drift and safeguard the future of generations yet unborn.

The foundation will rely on endowments from the founders and proceeds from book launches, grants, sponsorships and donations received during and as part of its programmes.

Our vision

To raise up leaders and bring about a paradigm shift in all areas of the society and make positive contributions towards changing the attitude of humanity for good, especially in the developing nations of the world.

Our Mission

To provide leadership development for youths in Nigeria and the developing nations through training, scholarship for indigent but brilliant students in tertiary institutions, including mentoring and community service; all geared towards "building the old waste places, raising up the foundations of many generations, repairing the breach and restoring of paths to dwell in" (Isaiah 53:12) across Nigeria and the developing nations of the world.

Our motto

The motto of Grace Leadership Foundation is: “Raising up the foundation of many generations” This motto has been inspired by a verse in the book of Isaiah Chapter 58, verse 12, which says: Those from you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many Generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of streets to Dwell In.