Bayo Idowu had his basic education in Nigeria before he travelled overseas to garner more education and job experience. He bagged a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from University of Lagos in 1989/90, and after his Youth Service, he got a job as a Sub-Editor with the defunct Sketch Press Ltd, an O’Odua Investment Company-owned conglomerate. In 1992, Bayo proceeded to University of Ibadan for his Master’s degree in International Relations and Public Administration. He just started his Doctorate at the same University when he preferred to travel to England at the slightest opportunity.
For him to meet the challenges in a foreign land, he went in for a Diploma program in Business Administration in 1995 after which he got a job with New Covenant Church and Bookshops in England as the Head of Administration; all the 16 administrative heads of the branches reported to him. Part of his legacy was the introduction of the computer system, the establishment of a strong media outreach and the streamlining of the administrative processes.
He left England for the United States of America in 2007 and he went straight to obtain a New York State license in Real Estate and then moved to Atlanta, Georgia to get a Diploma in Network Technology from Computer Learning College.
He’s held several jobs from mid-level officer positions to very senior management positions with the following companies:
· Sketch Press Ltd – Ibadan, Nigeria
· New Covenant Church, London, UK
· United Auto Group, Atlanta GA, USA
· Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Atlanta, GA, USA
· United Bank for Africa, Lagos, Nigeria
· First City Monument Bank, Lagos Nigeria
· Great Place to Work, Nigeria., Lagos, Nigeria
He, with his wife, has a Children Center called Hugz Children Learning and Entertainment Center in Magodo, Lagos.