Meet The Inventor Of Alabukun Powder, The Man Who Trekked For three Months To Achieve His Dreams

Alabukun inventor
Alabukun inventor

Alabukun, one of the oldest capsules in Nigeria and even continues to be very applicable and famous today. However, now no longer many realize the Jacob Odulate aka Blessed Jacob, a Nigerian pharmacist, inventor and entrepreneur and the mind at the back of the logo that has remained applicable promoting in all components of Nigeria, Benin republic, Cameroon, Ghana and a few components of Europe.


1.Jacob Sogboyega Odulate aka Blessed Jacob become born right into a polygamous own circle of relatives in 1884.

2.He turned into initially from Ikorodu in Lagos State however later moved to the neighbouring Ogun State.

3.At age 14, he trekked for 3 months from Ikorodu earlier than attaining Abeokuta to set up himself.

4. Blessed Jacob controlled to create a logo from what served as his consulting room and workshop in Abeokuta. His modest headquarters changed into on the Sapon Area, now no longer some distance from wherein he later constructed his well-known 3-storey constructing in Ijemo Agbadu.

5.In 1918, he invented the mythical Alabukun powder that is now a success withinside the world’s maximum populous country and in different West African nations.

6.He despatched his kids to look at at a number of the fine universities in Durham, Newcastle, United States of America and London. e.g Mrs. Folake Odulate (later to end up Chief. Mrs. Folake Solanke) who's the primary woman attorney in Nigeria to put on the silk and she or he additionally have become the primary woman Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). In 1966, she installed the primary regulation company through a Nigerian woman at Ibadan, Oyo State and named it Alabukun Chambers in honour of her amazing father.

7. Apart from making the pills, the active Blessed Jacob additionally produced different manufacturers like Alabukun mentholine, different arrangements and an annual magazine known as Alabukun Almanac which changed into broadly allotted in Abeokuta and subsequently throughout Nigeria among the Twenties and 1950s.

8.He died in 1962 at age 78.


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