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NIGERIA’S YEMI EDUN LISTED AMONG BRITAIN’S MOST INFLUENTIAL BLACK PEOPLE

Posted by kayode_wren on December 8, 2020
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NIGERIA’S YEMI EDUN LISTED AMONG BRITAIN’S MOST INFLUENTIAL BLACK PEOPLE 

Nigeria’s very own, Yemi Edun, has been named one of United Kingdom’s most influential black people in The Powerlist 2021.  Yemi Edun is a leading property expert and acquisition agent in London. 

The Powerlist, which is produced in partnership with J.P.Morgan and sponsored by PwC, Linklaters, Refinitiv and Facebook recognises and celebrates the most influential black people in Britain. Over the years it has grown to become the definitive and most prestigious recognition of black achievement within the UK. An independent panel chaired by former High Court Judge Dame Linda Dobbs, determines the list. Also featured are Lewis Hamilton, Marcus Rashford and Vogue Editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful.

Yemi, the founder and CEO of Daniel Ford & Co and Daniel Ford International, is the first person from the industry to be recognised in the prestigious list of the most powerful men and women of African, African Caribbean and Africa American heritage in the UK.

Yemi has a portfolio of over 600 properties in London. Over the years, Yemi has led Daniel Ford International, it has become one of London’s leading property acquisition consultancies. It has been responsible for over £650m in property transactions and registered some of the London market’s largest transactions during the financial crisis.

The firm has won several awards including The Times’ Lettings Agency Award for property management agency of the year in 2012. 

Earlier this year, Edun set up London’s first paperless estate agent office. Since it was founded in the early 2000s, Daniel Ford has been a strong source of employment and internship experience to young black people in London. As a way of offering mentorship, Edun regularly holds property workshops, seminars and is a regular guest on TV property shows My Dream Home and Homes Under the Hammer. Edun is also passionate about philanthropy and giving back. He has reportedly been instrumental to the financing and acquisition of church buildings for local communities and, for six years, sponsored the Central St Martins Postgraduate Auction raising over £200,000 for students.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/11/nigerias-yemi-edun-listed-among-britains-most-influential-black-people/

We congratulate Mr. Yemi Edun as he achieves another impressive milestone in his career. 

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