She was the first Nigerian Woman to be appointed Minister of Industry.
Polo Luxury is the leading luxury goods firm in Nigeria, retailing some of the most preeminent luxury brands in the world. The company has become a reference point in West Africa as a purveyor of high-end Swiss watches, writing instruments and accessories.
Polo is the authorised retailer for brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Chopard, Piaget, Breguet, Omega, and Montblanc, among others.
The company was founded in 1987 by John Obayuwana, a well-known business visionary and leading philanthropist in Nigeria. READ MORE
She started her teaching career in 1969 and later left for St. Nicholas Montessori Teachers’ Training College at Prince’s Gate England in 1973 for further studies where she obtained a 1st Class Diploma in Education with distinction. The first African student to be so rated at the institution. A testimonial issued and signed by the co-principals in 1975 attests to this. It reads and I quote:
“MRS LAWSON was outstanding in her ability to master her academic studies. She worked with enthusiasm and intelligence. Therefore, we are sure Mrs. Lawson will make good use of these gifts for the benefits of the Children and Young people in Nigeria. We shall miss her in the College, but we look forward with confidence to hearing about the work she will accomplish”. READ MORE
On completing her secondary education, she worked at CFAO Moloney in Obalende Lagos & LAHAM Executive Services, a security outlet in Surulere, Lagos. She later continued her professional studies in Catering & Hotel Management where she received a Certificate from City & Guilds. On acquiring her certificate, Mrs. Adeshoye ventured into the business world in 1985, selling fashion merchandise. She subsequently founded her renowned luxury jewelry business in 2000 and has been spearheading this alongside very successfully real estate ventures ever since. She is a dedicated Philanthropist, serving as the Chairperson of Focus On Disability – an organization working to provide support to physically handicapped children. READ MORE