Oba Sulaiman Owolabi Joins LAAF Dad Hero Conference as Royal Father of the Day

 Oba Sulaiman Owolabi Joins LAAF Dad Hero Conference as Royal Father of the Day

In preparation for the highly anticipated Dad Hero Conference, representatives from the Life After Abuse Foundation (LAAF) visited the Olu of Iwaya, Oba Sulaiman Owolabi, at his palace.

The visit was marked by the Oba’s warm hospitality and his deep receptiveness to the critical discussion on promoting healthy masculinity and fatherhood. During the visit, Oba Sulaiman Owolabi demonstrated remarkable friendliness and knowledge, emphasizing the importance of creating safe spaces for men to express themselves and freely seek help. The Oba’s engagement highlighted his understanding of the societal need to support men in their roles as fathers, partners, and community leaders.



Expressing gratitude to the Oba, LAAF founder, Halima Layeni state, “We are honoured to announce that Oba Sulaiman Owolabi graciously accepted our invitation to be the Royal Father of the Day at the Dad Hero Conference. His presence and support are invaluable, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to him for his commitment to this cause.

“Traditional rulers play a crucial role in advancing healthy masculinity in our communities. Their influence and leadership can inspire positive changes and encourage men to embrace their roles as nurturing fathers and responsible community members. By lending his voice to the Dad Hero Conference, Oba Sulaiman Owolabi helps to reinforce the importance of supporting men in their journey towards healthier expressions of masculinity.”



LAAF also lauded Mr. Mosope Coker for his efforts in facilitating the meeting with Oba Sulaiman Owolabi, saying, ‘Mr. Coker has been an invaluable part of ensuring the success of many LAAF projects. His dedication and commitment to the foundation’s mission have significantly contributed to advancing our goals and initiatives.”



The Dad Hero Conference is designed to shine a spotlight on the diverse roles and often overlooked contributions of fathers in our society. Featuring an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, panelists, and performers, the conference aims to foster a deeper appreciation for fathers and their vital role in nurturing families and communities.

Among the keynote speakers are Prof. Fatai Adesina Badru, Professor of Social Works at the University of Lagos, and Bolade Daranijo, Executive Chairman of Sinbol Group and Board Chair of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF). Their speeches will set the tone for the day, highlighting the essential contributions of fathers to our society.

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Panel discussions will include notable figures such as Ben Arikpo, a Psychologist and Special Needs Practitioner; Mr. Oluwatosin Affinnih, a Spirit-Life Mentor and Family Counselling Specialist; Dr. Tolu Ajomale, a Public Health Physician; George Ikoli-Spiff, an IT Consultant and Convener of the Man2Man Series; Dr. Dami Adeyemi-Levites, a Healthcare Finance and Tech Professional; Kelechi Anyalechi, a Family Life Strategist; Joel Uzamere, a Fitness & Wellness Consultant; and Dr. Mustapha Muntaqa, Senior Registrar Urology. These esteemed panelists will share their insights and experiences, fostering a deeper understanding of the multifaceted role of fathers.

In addition to the panelists, the conference will feature speakers such as Will Baptiste, a Men’s Wholeness Coach and Founder of the Rising Men Alliance; Kingsley Obom-Egbulem, a Media & Communication Specialist and Co-Founder of the Compassionate Care & Recovery Initiative; Joseph O. Adewole, a Logistics Entrepreneur, Founder of JoeyAkinloye Consults Nig. Ltd., and Lead Facilitator of the Nehemiah Protege Foundation, and Ayo Odusola, a Business Development Expert. Their diverse perspectives will contribute to a rich dialogue on masculinity, fatherhood, men’s health, and overall well-being.

Attendees will also be treated to performances by Okotie Daniel Giovanni, Olusola Adigun, and Raphael Adekolurejo, whose artistic expressions will add a unique and engaging dimension to the event. Hosting the conference will be Joshua Morakinyo and Ade Oyeyipo, who will guide us through the day’s events with energy and enthusiasm.

To register for the Dad Hero Conference, kindly follow this link.

For more information, please contact: [email protected].

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