Prince Yisa Olusola Adeniyi Olaniyan was born on September 05 1970 to the family of Late Prince Hamzat Akanbi and Madam Muyibat Olaniyan at Ilashe Compound of Ipokia. He did his elementary education at United African Methodist Church Primary School, Ipokia and his secondary education at Community Secondary school Ipokia from 1982 to 1986.
In 1988 after his secondary education, he moved from Ipokia to live with his uncle in Lagos and while vigorously searching for admission into a higher institution, and in order to keep himself busy, while still searching for admission into a higher institution, he applied and got a job with Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) at the Murtala Muhammad International airport Ikeja as a flight dispatch officer from 1989, where he was attached to Lufthansa German Airlines ground operations department.
In his quest for higher education, he got admitted into Lagos state polytechnic Isolo in 1995, but as God will have it, he had barely started his first semester when he played and won US visa lottery, he then relocated to United States in 1996.
While in the United States, he attended The University of Houston, Downtown and obtained Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. He also got various certifications in Quality Assurance with over 15 years experience in Quality control, a field he choose to work while attending school and continued to develop in even after school. Currently working on his masters degree program.
Yisa is Employed with an oil & gas company called Emerson process management as a Quality Control Inspector in Houston Texas. He is also the CEO of Afro-Heritage Entertainment Company and the President/Chairman of the reputable AHBEAwards also in Houston Texas, USA. His passion for entertainment led him into starting an entertainment company about 12 years ago, and then moved on to creating an annual Awards event in 2015 named Afro-Heritage Broadcasting & Entertainment Awards ‘AHBEA’ with the help & initiatives of some notable individuals in the Nigeria entertainment industry.
This award event was created to honor and appreciate African entertainment veterans & other professionals in Africa who have excelled in their chosen fields and in the last four years of putting it together, AHBEAwards has had the honor to celebrate top entertainment gurus like Prince Bisi Olatilo, Tade Ogidan, Pete Edochie, Hon Dayo Adeneye D1, Madam Idowu Philips, Madam Liz Benson, Raymond Ofula from Kenya and many more in Houston Texas, the United States of America. AHBEAwards continues to grow faster than expected among other African entertainment award events. Yisa is a two time national public relation officer for Yewa Descendant Union, North America. (YDUNA) He is also the Executive Director and part owner of a renewable energy company called NSB worldwide Incorporated, operating both In Houston and Ilorin, Kwara State.
Yisa Olaniyan is married to Folasade Olaniyan, with two boys, Olusola AdeyolaOlaniyan Junior & Robert Ayobami Adewale Olaniyan.
The above is an unedited biography of the newly elected Onipokia of Ipokia, HRM Oba Yisa Adeniyi Adelakun obtained by VOA News correspondent.