Dr. Oluseye Olugbemiga Kehinde, the very hardworking, humble and personable publisher of the most popular soft-sell magazine in the country, City People Magazine, clocks 55 today.
Born on April 24, 1965, to Civil Servants parents from Isara-Remo, Ogun State, Kehinde graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. He also has a post graduate Diploma in Journalism.After his Youth Service at Kwara Polytechnic, Ilorin in 1986, he worked at The Herald Newspaper from 1987 to 1988. He later moved to Lagos and worked with Insider Weekly, published by African Confidential. Between 1988 and 1989, Kehinde worked with This Week, which is now ThisDay, African Concord, and Concord newspapers, in 1990. He also worked with a couple of newspapers like Vintage People, National Enquirer and others.
Sometimes in 1996, Kehinde left mainstream journalism for soft sell journalism as some people would call it. He took a bold step to pursue his dream of floating a soft-sell magazine. Today, Kehinde’s decision in establishing City People Magazine, has yielded positive results. He has not only been able to build the magazine into a well-recognised brand, he has also been able to sustain it over the years. The brand has grown in leaps and bounds to become the most widely- read and the most popular soft-sell magazine to have survived the test of time in the history of Nigeria.
The City People Group publications include City People Magazine Weekly (Nigeria and Ghana), City People Fashion & Lifestyle, Today’s Fashion, City People Extra and the entertainment arm of the company (City People Entertainment).Kehinde is a Fellow, Centre for Foreign Journalists and member, Nigerian Institutes of Journalism. With several recognition awards and many chieftaincy tittles to his credit, Kehinde stands tall amongst his peers in his field.
Kehinde’s passion for work has always been an encouragement for so many people around him. He has become a role-model to members of his staff and many other young people.SK Baba, as he is fondly called, is married to Olufunke (née Durojaiye), and their 28 year-old marriage is blessed with three lovely children – Enitan, Oluwadunsi and Seye Junior.