Omolara Popoola
Omolara Popoola

Omolara Popoola is a young Nigerian female engineer who hails from the metropolis of Oyo State, Ibadan. She holds a masters degree in Petroleum Engineering and runs a moderate jewellery store business.

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Omolara Popoola was born on 1st Oct to the family of Captain & Mrs Popoola someplace in Ibadan, Oyo State. She is the first of their five children, hence, she has four younger siblings. She attended Morning Star International Primary School and proceeded to All Saints College for her secondary education where she finished in flying colours.

TEENAGE AND YOUTHFUL YEARS

After her secondary education, Omolara Popoola wanted to study Dentistry at the University. However, her scores for JAMB was not enough to get her the desired course hence, she turned to Pre-Degree program of Obafemi Awolowo University in an attempt to sling another shot towards a better fate. When she would complete this O.A.U Pre-Degree program however, she ended with an aggregate of 73% whereas Dentistry’s cut off mark that year, 2009/2010, was 75%. In her words, she said, “that’s how I got flinged to study physics engineering; felt like my world was crumbling, me that didn’t like maths, where do I begin?”.

But Omolara determined to succeed and on the 41st convocation of OAU-IFE, 2015, she won the Professor O. O ADEWOLE’s award for the best graduating student in engineering physics (but she had a triangular life as an undergraduate).

Omolara Popoola award
Omolara Popoola award

The only thing she did outside academics was still in academics; the class rep of her set from 200level till they graduated.

In 2017, Omolara began her pursuit for a masters degree in petroleum engineering at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. It was at this time that she took her first baby steps into a world she knew not; business. She started to buy and sell earrings and bracelets publicizing her stock on her whatsapp status and instagram account. Not long after she started, orders started to come from friends and colleagues across all age bracket, young and old alike. This baby steps has now become what everyone knows as @jewellreybox26.

When asked how life is combining her masters with her jewelry business, she said, “It’s been good, at least knowing I can make money while studying with one not affecting the other. It can be stressful sometimes, but the stress is bearable”.

Omolara Popoola
Omolara Popoola

PERSONAL LIFE

Omolara Popoola is engaged and poised to be married to Mr Tunde. She currently resides with family at Ibadan, Oyo State. Her business line is @+2348074184888

Reference

Omolara Baraqat Popoola

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