Lola grew up in West Africa, in the cities of Lagos, and Jos. These two locales were about as different as any two places on the earth.
The contrast of the steamy, chaotic, commerce driven city of Lagos where her family resided was a 180 degree opposite to the small educational community with quaint little homes, dormitories and scenic gardens of her boarding school experience in the small village just outside of Jos. The juxtaposition of these two environments were critical in shaping a manner of thinking and relating which incorporates and finds meaning in elements which are seemingly contradictory. The ability to think ’outside the box’ has been a valuable tool in her professional career as a REALTOR®.
Lola has been involved in the real estate community in West Michigan for almost 18 years. As one of the early adopters of social media in Michigan, she wrote and taught the coursework in Social Media and Blogging that was certified for Continuing Education in the State of Michigan in 2007. To facilitate the training of business professionals in the areas of social media and technology, Blogging Seminars was launched in the same year.
Lola is active as an advocate and educator in the real estate community in West Michigan. She is the President of the Women's Council of REALTORS - Western Michigan Chapter (2013) and also serves as a Director for the Michigan Association of REALTORS. In 2011, she was the President of the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS.
Through her blogs, teaching and speaking, she actively engages her peers and members of her community in thoughtful discussion. Lola is available to speak on various topics related to new media and relationship marketing.
As a real estate broker, Audu Real Estate utilizes a mix of traditional and new media including blogs and social media to effectively market client properties. In addition to her love of real estate and technology, she is an avid reader, loves music and conversation with an interesting and eclectic group of friends.