Olori Odo Of Ijora & Iganmu Kingdom

Early Life and Background

Alhaji Chief Riliwan Olawale Yekin, popularly known as COOLER, was born on June 16th in Ora, Kwara State. Raised in a modest household, the Yekin family faced numerous challenges, but these hardships only served to strengthen Alhaji Riliwan’s resolve. His family instilled in him the values of hard work, honesty, and generosity, which have guided him throughout his life.


Growing up, Alhaji Riliwan exhibited a keen intellect and a natural ability to learn from his experiences. He educated himself through real-world interactions and diverse experiences, developing a strong work ethic and a deep sense of empathy for others.


Alhaji Riliwan’s career began in humble circumstances. He took on various odd jobs to support himself and his family, notably assisting his beloved mother in her shop where she sold cooked food. Through perseverance and a knack for identifying opportunities, he gradually built his first business venture in the oil and gas sector. His dedication to supporting the residents of Ijora and its environs caught the attention of HRM Oba AbdulFatai Oyeyinka Aremu Aromire Oyegbemi II, the Ojora of Ijora and Iganmu Kingdom, who appointed him as the Olori Odo (Youth Head) of Ijora and Iganmu Kingdom.

With a visionary mindset and relentless determination, Alhaji Chief Riliwan founded Rilyek Synergy Nig Ltd. His innovative approach and commitment to excellence propelled the business to new heights. Under his leadership, Rilyek Synergy grew from a small startup into a well-known oil and gas organization, becoming a leader in the sector.



Driven by a profound desire to give back to the community, Alhaji Chief Riliwan has dedicated significant time and resources to philanthropic efforts. As the Olori Odo of Ijora and Iganmu Kingdom, he represents the youth and works tirelessly to improve their lives. His philanthropic initiatives are inclusive, benefiting people from all tribes across the country. His efforts have made a lasting impact, providing scholarships, healthcare services, food aid, and facilitating Hajj pilgrimages for those in need.

Beyond his professional and philanthropic achievements, Alhaji Riliwan is known for his humility, compassion, and unwavering commitment to his principles. He continues to inspire others with his story of overcoming adversity and making a difference in the world. His legacy is a testament to the power of resilience, hard work, and the impact of giving back to society.


Alhaji Chief Riliwan Olawale Yekin is married to Alhaja Shukurat Ajoke Omobolanle Yekin, his youthful love, and their marriage is blessed with glorious children. His journey from humble beginnings to becoming a successful businessman and philanthropist serves as an inspiration to many, proving that with determination and a generous spirit, one can achieve greatness and contribute meaningfully to the world.

You’ve impacts everyone around you and most especially myself, CLINTON.

As you celebrate another meaningful and fruitful new year, on behalf of Me and my household we wish you the best of life, Igba odun odun Kan niooooo.

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