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Lagos Clearing and Forwarding Guru, L&K Turns 50

With his charming looks and his ever young face, it takes asking questions to decipher the

real age of Alhaji Lookman Alade Fowotade popularly addressed as L&K.

The handsome and gentle clearing and forwarding guru recently celebrated his 50th birthday with a big party in Lagos and as a popular man among the elite in economic hub of Nigeria, the party drew the presence of some big boys and girls in the Centre of Excellence.

PublicFaces brings you the glitz and glamour that enveloped the “Owanbe” party. Enjoy….

Tit Bits on L&K

He was born in Lagos Island Maternity Hospital on the 27th of December in 1965 to Alhaji Dauda Aremu Fowotade a.k.a (Omo Owo) and Madam Oluranti Abeni Akiode both from Abeokuta North in Gbagura Abeokuta in Ogun State.

He attended African Church Primary School, Oniwaya, Agege Lagos and Ansar-ud-deen Grammar School, Otta between 1979-1984.

After his school certificate, he joined an Aluminum Fabrication company owned by two partners but after a while the company folded up.

Alhaji Lukmon Alade Fowotade and Alhaja Azeezat Adunni Fowotade


After the closure of the Aluminum Company, he enrolled for Draftsman Ship training and he became a draftsman in 1985 but he later quit as was not satisfied with being a mediocre.

With the help of his friend, Idowu Adeolu, who introduced him to Mr. Lawal Balogun of blessed memory, he ventured into clearing and forwarding business. Lawal then took him to Apapa and introduced him to Alhaji Olawale Gafar Matanmi who was the chairman of WILMART NIG LTD where he trained as a clearing agent between June 1987 and July, 2002, he resigned after 15years and one month of intensive training to start his own business.

Following his resignation, he established his own company named BILAF CARGO SERVICES LTD which obtained Nigeria Customs Service licence in 2006 to operate as a full-fledged custom agent but before the issuance of the licence, he was operating under NCS licence that belonged to his dear brother Alhaji Olanrewaju Mohammed’s Lanux Maritime.

Alhaji Fowotade met his beautiful and enduring soul mate, whom he usually referred to as ‘MY MOTHER (my all in all that stood by me in the struggle for survival till date)’ Alhaja Azeezat Omofolake Adunni Fowotade and they are blessed with children.


“Since the day I met you, I have found peace that abides within that is constant in my heart, a knowing that lingers and a sense that has been. Every day I wake up to see the most handsome man and the one I cherish lying next to me, I am always filled with joy. You’re a blessing from heaven above, you have shown me what dedication and commitment really means when it comes to having a happy and healthy married life. Finally growing old with you is one of the favourite things that I would love to do with you, I thank Allah for making you my loving husband. Happy birthday my dear hubby”- Wife.

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