The Managing Broker from Centurion Realty and Estates, Mr. Ola Sanni, has emerged Realtor of the Year at the 5th Annual Awards Gala hosted by the United States (U.S) Congressman, Danny Davis.
The ceremony was put together by the seventh Congressional District’s Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force (MEATF) at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, Chicago, U.S.
According to Dr. Tapas Dasgupta of The Meadows Club, the Realtor of the Year Award is bestowed on an individual who has not only excelled in his field, but has also made a difference in people’s lives.
In his words:
“The Annual Gala showcases our community heroes and reinforces that the various ethnic communities play a significant and integral role in the progress of our society.”
MEATF was established in 2010 as a platform to acknowledge and appreciate leaders who are giving back in their respective communities.
Ola Sanni, who entered the American real estate industry in 1994 after his university education at Truman College and University of Illinois at Chicago, in July 1995, won the “Top Listing Award” and ranked among the top sales agents out of 750 sales associates. In April 1997, he broke into the million rank and earned US$1 million month certificate as part of Mattz Group.
Ola Sanni, who hopes to return to his home state, Lagos, to play a part in the socio economic development of the place, however said:
“America is blessed with tons of talents and I believe I can better utilise all my trainings and expertise to help my people. The problem with Nigeria is not corruption but leadership. If you eradicate corruption without good leaders, you are just scratching the surface. My generation has what it takes to move Nigeria to the next level.”