Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon is a Prince of Ake in Abeokuta, Ogun State of Nigeria. He hails from the Sogbulu and Ogunfayo lineage of the Laarun ruling house of Ake in Egbaland.
He graduated with Second (2nd) Class Upper division in Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Second (2nd) Class Upper division in law from the University of Lagos, Second (2nd) Class Upper division from the Nigerian law school and the overall best student in his class of forty four (44) students with an MBA from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).
Prince Shyllon is a Legal practitioner, chartered engineer, chartered marketer and a chartered stock broker/investment analyst among others. He has received numerous awards, Boardroom exposures, trainings, delivered lectures and presentations in many notable educational and corporate institutions in technical, legal, management and marketing functions across the continents.
Prince Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a fellow of many professional bodies, including the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, the Institute of Directors, the Nigerian Institute of Management, the chartered Institute of Stock Brokers, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Chartered Institute of Marketing (United Kingdom) and others. He holds a honorary Doctor of Letters degree (D.Litt), from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
He is currently financing the establishment of Nigeria’s first privately funded public museum with the Pan-Atlantic University in Lagos, Nigeria (offshoot of the Lagos Business School).
After graduation with an MBA in December 1980, Prince Shyllon worked as marketing research and market development manager and later as marketing manager with Tractor and Equipment (division of UACN). In 1983, at the young age of 31years, he was appointed marketing director of Nigerite Ltd (A subsidiary of ETEX group,- a global conglomerate in thirty (30) countries of the world). He served at that time, as the youngest serving marketing director.
Prince Shyllon is a business administrator with considerable past and contemporary board room experience and has chaired many corporate and statutory boards. He combines this with a committed devotion to showcasing and promoting Nigerian art and culture. He has also served as a member of the National Heritage Council and Endowment for the Arts in Nigeria.
Prince Shyllon is widely acknowledged to own Nigeria’s most balanced private art collection, with well over 7,000 artworks of sculptures, paintings and other media, as well as over 55,000 photographic shots of Nigeria’s fast disappearing cultural festivals. He annually sponsors scholars, curators and art historians from outside Nigeria to visit and study his collection, interact with Nigerian artists and promote researches into Nigerian culture through this. So far, his art foundation by the name of “Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF)” , has sponsored seventeen (17) fellows from the USA, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.