Nigerian woman showers encomium on her grandpa who invented Alabukun

Nigerian woman showers encomium on her grandpa who invented Alabukun

- A Nigerian woman, Bimbola Wright, has showered encomium on the inventor of Alabukun Powder, late Jacob Odulate

- Odulate, who was Wright's grandfather, died in 1962 but left a legacy that many can identify with

- Alabukun Powder is an affordable analgesic that is popular in the country

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A Nigerian woman identified as Bimbola Wright has taken to social media to celebrate her late grandfather, Jacob Odulate, who invented Alabukun Powder, a popular analgesic.

According to Wright, Odulate who died in 1962 was an out-of-the-box thinker. He was said to have sent his daughters to the United Kingdom universities for degree courses at a time a few Nigerians had such privilege.

Wright said:

"Grandpapa combined leadership, innovative and critical thinking skills brilliantly. He built the incredible Alabukun brand which has outlived him and he birthed generations of super-achievers. What an inspiring individual. Well done Grandpapa, your legacy lives on."

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LinkedIn users took to the comment section to share their thoughts on the post.

Nigerian woman showers encomium on her grandpa who invented Alabukun
Jacob Odulate invented Alabukun Powder, a popular analgesic in Nigeria. Photo credit: Bimbola Wright/LinkedIn
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Saratu Okusi-Daniels O wrote:

"This is inspiring indeed. A master of one, but a legend to us. Alabukun is timeless. Do you have access to the records or stories of how he did it?"

Ajao Oluseyi commented:

"My grandma is dependent on Alabukun and she’s a functional 105 years old babe!"

Akpokwaye Frawa Mudiaga reacted:

"Ok thanks, but I think you just wanted us to know your Grandfather invented the Alabukun power."

Oluwatoyin Oderinlo wrote:

"Unfortunately I stopped using Alabukun because of my ulcer..."

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In a previous report by, a Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @Iam_ChisomLucky took to the social media platform to celebrate his grandpa who turned 113 years.

The young man shared adorable photos from the centenarian's birthday, and tweeps flooded his comment section to celebrate the old man and wish him well.

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He simply captioned the pictures:

"My grandpa turned 113 years today."


Tunde Ososanya, a editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He's passionate about what he does and finds fulfillment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.

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