Lagos Socialite, Marketing Communication Strategist and Stalwart of All Progressives Congress (APC), Otunba Bestman Nze-Jumbo fondly called Irumole will on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 clocks 55.Otunfiwagboye of Aguda in Lagos hails from Bonny in Rivers State.
Bestman Nze-Jumbo is Lagosian by every right and a detribalized Nigerian.He is a patriot Nigerian, advocate of peace and agent of development. Bestman is the President of impactful Socio-political group, TeamNigeria4Change.TeamNigeria4Change for change under his leadership has contributed immensely towards nation building and national development through good governance advocacy, community interventions and providing support for the less privileged.Bestman is happily married to Mrs Atinuke Nze-Jumbo, the caring queen he met during his undergraduate days at University of Lagos.
The marriage is blessed with sharp, intelligent and god-fearing children.The name Bestman or Irumole needs no introduction among Socialites and people in entertainment industry due to his humility and readiness to support good cause.His commitment towards development of democratic rule in Nigeria has earned him numerous awards from reputable organization across the country. He won Patriot award in 2022, Defender of Democracy in Nigeria (2023) and Freelancer and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) Lagos Chapter also honored him for always support their activities.Recently, City People Magazine engaged Otunba Bestman Nze-Jumbo to share his experience in the last 55 years.
This is the story of a Lagos Big Boy called Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, who is popularly called Irunmole. The big news is that he is 55. And he will be celebrating it big in Lagos.
How does your new age make him feel? It feels good and I’m appreciative to God for his Mercy, Grace and Favour.
Who is Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze by the way? I am just that destabilized Nigerian who seeks the good of his country and the welfare of the next man. I am a guy who is not afraid of God because I love God so much. I am that father whose children are proud of and that husband whose wife is proud of. I am that neighbour and friend who strives to put smiles on the faces of those around him even if it means depriving myself of basic comfort.
We got him to tell us about his career. “I went into Advertising after graduation and rose to be an Account Group Head at Rosabel Advertising before eventually establishing Image Expressions, which today publishes Eko mi Eko e-Newspaper, while also consulting for governments and institutions in Alternative Security.
How did you become this popular? I am popular? I am popular not yet big. I hope to be big someday soon. I was a very active footballer with a stint with Stationery Stores of Lagos and was invited to the Flying Eagles of Nigeria. I also became very popular by handling the Vmobile advertising account in Rosabel Advertising and doing so well with it. I make bold to say I am good at the things I do and that of course puts me in public glare to the admiration of those that have reasons to engage me.
What sort of a person is Bestman? I am God’s outstretched hand of help to the needy”.
How did you get your nickname- Irunmole? It was many years ago when I was left for dead, and all the major news media reported my death, but eventually, by the grace of God, I survived. A friend who never believed I could survive the attack started calling me Irumole, which literally in the Spiritual lexicon is Principality. The name stuck and till date, many and most people call me Irunmole.