Ogun State, SouthWest Nigeria boasts of many young, successful, rich businessmen and one of them is Chief Ibrahim Egungbohun, popularly called IBD Dende.
The Ilaro, Yewa-born socialite and deep-pocketed businessman has his name on many lips because of his stupendous wealth and how he spends big. Dende is like a king in his hometown, Ilaro where interestingly, he has lived all his life.
To say that IBD Dende is a big spender is an understatement, testimonies of thousands of people that he helped and many that he would still help will continue to resonate loud around Nigeria and even overseas.
He is well loved by his people who throng to him for different kinds of help. Outside Ilaro however, Dende is a big name. A lot of socialites and celebrities court him because of his fat pocket. Most of the people around him always talk about how he spends big.
IBD Dende is also well-talked about as a generous man who helps people a lot. Dende is a big time custom-licenced clearing agent, and he has other big business interests, including transport and hospitality.
He is the owner of the popular classy IBD Hotels situated in cities across Ogun State. In addition, IBD Dende is the Chairman of IBD IMPEX limited, his clearing company that has its headquarters in Ilaro.
Dende has many Ilaro indigenes as his employees. On the social scene, Dende’s presence cannot be ignored at most big parties, especially in Ogun and Lagos States, as well as Benin Republic.
Ever wonder why his praises are always on the lips many Yoruba movies stars and Fuji artistes, it is because Dende is never tired of helping people in need. Hundreds of people, including Yoruba movie stars throng to Dende’s house in Ilaro every weekend to enjoy nice time withers the bubbly socialite. We learnt that he renders financial assistance to many of them. The movie stars also use his 2 palatial mansions in Ilaro, as well as his hotel for their movie sets.
Dende has among others, a mansion, finished with state-of-the-art fittings which has two massive and well furnished Living rooms, eight rooms, eight bathrooms, Swimming Pool, Spacious Car Park, Gym Hall and a giant generator.
Dende is a car freak who loves his cars expensive and sleek. In the garage of his house, he has series of new automobiles namely, Range Rover Sport, Evogue, Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, and Mercedes Benz Splinter and many other exotic rides. All his cars are marked with customised plate number, 333.
But this story is not only about Dende, has the popular saying goes, “beside every successful man is a dedicated and prayerful woman”, one of the strong pillars of Dende’s success is his wife, Lara.
The delectable and gorgeous Lara has been a strong pillar of support to her husband, Dende.
When Dende celebrated his 50th birthday in March, Lara was there to hold everything together this further showed the type of hardworking, generous and humble woman Lara is.
Lara, under the umbrella of the IBD Dende Foundation, visited the school of special needs and the correctional center facility, located in Ilaro, Ogun State to donate edible items, toiletries among other gifts.