Man Crush Monday (MCM): Hon. Funso Onifade

by Duke Magazine

According to George Washington Carver, “when you can do the uncommon things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” This tidbit harps on celebrating a woman who has not just curated a niche for herself but also distinguished her exploits to become a strong force in her right.


The worth of a man is not defined by his potential, instead, it is a function of the value you bring to the world that surrounds you. That is why a cape of excellence is best worn on heroes who have put forth their goals to drive them to fruition in a unique scope.


Hon. Funso Onifade is a Nigerian entrepreneur and business executive. He is the founder and CEO of Rena Maritime Agency, which is a shipping and maritime company. Born in 1969, his humble background inspired him to distinguish himself with a success that harps on diligence, perseverance, and commitment.


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Hon. Onifade started his career in the shipping and maritime field with a myriad of stints with companies like WASA DELMA Shipping where he served as a deck officer, he also served in the capacity of a supervisor with ALLRINE Nig. Ltd., and later as an operation manager with Brawal Shipping Agency.


With chalk of experience in a similar field that portends a successful career path for Hon. Onifade, he has been able to achieve sterling success in his right, over the years. Budded and groomed by his mother who is a staunch believer in diligence for true success, his mantra, “success is incomplete without God’s favor and hard work” has been able to shape the persona of Hon. Onifade that we have today.


The 53-year-old maritime expert holds a National Diploma from Lagos State Polytechnic and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Lagos. In recognition of his exemplary excellence that has traversed years of commitment to personal growth and national building, Hon. Onifade is a recipient of several awards presented to extol his entrepreneurial acumen.

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1 comment

Ifeoma Okeke May 30, 2022 - 9:12 pm

Quite a good read! Hon.Onifade is a courageous and outspoken man with a good business acumen. Cheers to greater heights.


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