Tuesday, December 18, 2018
BOOK REVIEW: THROUGH IT ALL - KOLA OLUGBODI
Through It All: Memoir of my many Trials and Triumphs: Kola Olugbodi
In a challenging and inspiring manner, Kola Olugbodi, the founder and CEO of the first and foremost background screening firm in Nigeria, Background Check International (BCI), details his life from early childhood until his present age. When Kola was just a year and three months, he suffered from polio which resulted in the loss of the use of his left leg. At the age of eight, he made a resolve not to wallow in self-pity because of his disability nor let it limit him in life. Defiling his disability, he drove a manual car against his father’s firm conclusion that he won’t be able to and later on in life didn't give up on marrying the 'best-of-best' lady though suffered rejection from her for four good years.
Growing up to become an adult didn't change the narrative, Kola’s ordeals in life waxed stronger. He battled barrenness for seven years before having his first child, then another seven to get the second. He had exclusive dealings in the ruthless hands of business failure and poverty, which he graphically detailed in the book, before God turned his story around and inspired him to start the first background check company in Nigeria, West Africa and even all over Africa except for South Africa.
Through It All shares in a simple and practical manner how God led Kola Olugbodi out of his many trials and gave him a great and unique story to tell the world. This book is for anyone who currently feels life has been greatly unfair to him/her and needs a bundle loads of encouragement or anyone presently stuck in one challenge or the other and feels there’s no way out.
About the Author:
Kola Olugbodi was born on August6, 1965 in the city of Lagos to Mr. Joshua Oyedele Olugbodi and Mrs. Grace Olabisi of Ara town, Osun State, Nigeria. He attended Atunda-Olu School for Handicaps for his primary education from 1971-76. For his secondary school education, he started with Baptist Academy, Obanikoro-Lagos in 1977 but concluded at Ede Baptist High School, Ede Osun State in 1982. He is a 1988 graduate of Demography & Social Statistics from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Kola Olugbobi pioneered the background check industry in Nigeria and he is currently the CEO of Background Check International, Nigeria's first background check company. He is currently Africa's leading background check expert, and the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Association of African Professional Background Screeners. Kola is a fellow of the Institute of Information Management (IIM), Africa, and also the first African member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), USA. Kola is also an Advisory Board Member of the international Due Diligence Association (IDDA) USA, and an alumnus of the US Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Kola Olugbodi is an author, blogger, workshop and conference facilitators, a public speaker, a pastor and a preacher by calling whose hallmark in life is to always impact other people's lives for good and for God. He is widely travelled and married to Oluwatoyin Olugbodi and they are blessed with a son, Itunuoluwa and daughter, Ipinnuoluwakiye.