Creating Values With Passion

An Executive Coach, Leadership Expert, Global Speaker & Nation Builder.

Founder/CEO GEMSTONE Group. 2022 Official Member, Forbes Coaches Council



Wednesday, the 12th of May 1971 was a particularly remarkable day for Sisi Addy and Bros Toks as they welcomed the newest member of their family in Ibadan South West Nigeria.


They named their third child and second son, Oluwafeolami; meaning (God has enlarged my territory).


Together with his brother Pade and sister, Jibike, the family moved to the university town of Ile-Ife, also in South West Nigeria in 1972; where Fela grew into one of the liveliest kids on the campus’ staff quarters. Ile-Ife would come to hold a special place in Fela’s life as he was thoroughly educated there. First at the Staff Children’s School (1974-1981) where he was a member of the Boys Scouts, School Band and played the lead role in the “Tragedy of Meggini” and then on, to Moremi High School (1981-1986) where he became the lead singer and keyboardist of the youth band, “The Midwaves”, who regularly featured on TV.

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He is married to Tara a renowned and celebrated make-up artist and beauty entrepreneur and CEO of House of Tara International and together, they have three boys: Mobolurin, Oluwademilade and Morolaoluwa who think their dad is a super hero!

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Fela Durotoye started his educational journey at University of Ife Staff Children’s School (1974-1981) and graduated to Moremi High School (1981-1986).


He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science with Economics, as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration (M.B.A)  from the prestigious institution after it was renamed the Obafemi  Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.


For his MBA thesis, he understudied "The Management of Change in Complex Organizations" and as over the years deployed his in-depth insights, knowledge and experience in helping many organizations to manage corporate transformation and culture across various industries including financial services sector, oil & gas, telecoms & manufacturing & FMCGs to mention a few.


He is also an Alumnus of Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program of the prestigious Harvard University, Boston (Massachusetts) as well as attended High impact Leadership for a better society Program at  the prestigious Yale University, New Haven (Connecticut) and The Leadership Institute, Arlington (Virginia) all in the United States of America. He is also a certified leadership coach of the John Maxwell Team.


In 2015, Fela completed the Executive Seminar program on Strategy, Innovation & Governance with specific focus on Sustainability for NGOs and Corporate Organizations at the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS).


Also in 2015, Fela concluded the supernumerary police training program at the Nigerian Police Training School Ikeja and received the Distinguished Student Award at his graduation and passing out parade.


He presently lectures ETHICAL LEADERSHIP at the prestigious STANFORD UNIVERSITY| Seed Program to CEO’s of businesses with operations across the African continent.

“We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.”
― John C. Maxwell
"When you don't know where you are going in life (No Clear Destination), you don't need direction... you need Divine Revelation"
― Fela Durotoye
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FD, as he is fondly called by his friends and protégés, has emerged as a credible voice of leadership for a new Nigeria across the wide spectrum of the young and old as well as business and political leaders. His fan base on Facebook currently is about 300K+ and he is followed by about 400K+ on Twitter and 500K+ Instagram and counting.

Presently, FD’s fan base has grown to over 1M across social media platforms.