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Meet Folasade Balogun: An Icon Of Simplicity, Humility, And Elegance


Meet Folasade Balogun: An Icon Of Simplicity, Humility, And Elegance

From the earlier and golden years of Nigeria, our country has consistently produced exceptional women who are not only great role models but astute professionals in their fields.

Names like Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, the late Dora Akunyili, the current Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, readily come to mind when you think about these Nigerian amazons. Another of such very virtuous women is the elegant, highly illustrious-yet-greatly-humble Chairman/CEO of Red Brick Homes International Limited, Folasade Balogun (formerly Folasade Gbadamosi).

About Folasade Balogun

Born in April, 1967, to the late Professor Bola Olujide Balogun, Folasade has grown to become a renowned top female player who has distinguished herself in the Nigerian real estate sector.

A woman of class who is as meek as she is God-fearing, Folasade is fondly called “Madam Amen.” She is a great mother both to her biological children and the numerous staff working with her. She is a very successful businesswoman and employer of labor, having singlehandedly built the Amen Estates Group from scratch. She is also the epitome of what a perfect wife ought to be.

Early Life and Education

Folasade started her educational journey at Staff School, Ile-Ife, Osun State, in 1972. She then proceeded to Our Lady’s Girls High School, still at Ile-Ife, for her first school-leaving certificate.
She also attended the Oyo State College of Arts and Science in Ile-Ife, before going to the prestigious University of Ife, where she bagged a BA Hons in the English Language.

Personal Life

A great wise man once said: “A virtuous woman, who can find? Her price is far above that of pearls and rubies.” Folasade embodies the art of achieving colossal feats in complete quietness and stealth-like mode.

An entirely reserved and easy-going woman, she would rather keep herself behind the scenes always while she continues breaking grounds and conquering new frontiers. If the term ‘Drink water and mind your business’ were ever to have an ambassador, Folasade would quite seamlessly slot into the role with remarkable perfection.

Folasade (54) currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria, and is married with children.


Before moving back to Nigeria and establishing Red Brick Homes International Limited, Folasade spent almost a decade as Managing Director of Esstech Limited and Esstech College in London, Great Britain. This was from 1998 till 2007 precisely.

During her time at the company, she constantly engaged with the public sector in ways that would benefit the company. “We were able to access various types of funding, which included special EU funding for the provision of training and skills. We were also able to establish and develop contacts with the Learning and Skills Council, such that we were chosen as one of the pilot centers for the Learn Direct program in South London,” Folasade disclosed.

Esstech College’s profits were used to build up a small portfolio of property, consisting of residential and commercial units dotted around the South East of London. And, armed with this experience, she decided to bring her wealth of skill and exposure to bear on the Nigerian real estate domain.

In 2003, Folasade founded Redbrick Homes International Limited and remains the Chairman/CEO to date. The company is the sole owner, developer, and promoter of Amen Estates situated along Eleko Beach Road, Ibeju-Lekki LGA, Lagos State, Nigeria.

According to her: “Having had a good experience of the buy-to-let and new-build property markets in the UK, it was simply a matter of time, of course, that I would engage heavily in the Nigerian real estate market, which appeared to be crying out for quality. I bought a few parcels of land, all in the Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos, and embarked on my first project at the current site of Amen Estate, Eleko.”

The rest, as the saying goes, is history. Amen Estates is presently one of the most premium and highly coveted real estate projects in Nigeria. The luxurious, classy, and the elegant estate is currently home to many of Nigeria’s topmost citizens, film and music celebrities, sports superstars, and some foreign dignitaries and expatriates.

Without a doubt, it is one of the best real estate institutions in these parts of the world. For almost two decades now, the estate has become renowned not just for its luxury and serene environment but also for the safety it offers to exist and new occupants and investors. Buying land or homes in Amen Estates comes with a guarantee of peace, security, and unwavering assurance that your investment and assets are always fully secure.

Skill & Endorsements

Some of Folasade’s skill and endorsement includes proven proficiencies in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Investment Properties, Property Management, Real Estate Transactions, and Feasibility Studies.

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