Why I still share same bed with my husband – Oil baron, Princess Roseline Osipitan + Untold Story of First Royal Oil Founder

Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan with husband, Prince Bola Osipitan

Securing an encounter with oil baron Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan the founder and Chief Executive officer
of First Royal Oil and Gas, a
petroleum marketing concern could be pretty difficult except an auspicious
occasion presents her to you on a platter of opportunity. Princess Osipitan is the President of the Women Wing of Independent
Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) When this blog was opportune
to meet her during a recent visit to her Ologun
Agbaje
, Victoria Island home in Lagos South West Nigeria, it was a rare
opportunity to unveil a rare gem entrepreneur.

Princess
Rose Osipitan
who recently gave out one
of her  daughters to the family of
present Kwara state People’s Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer and  Senator representing  Kwara South Senatorial District, Senator Simon  Ajibola took time out of her cooking
schedule on a lovely Wednesday evening to speak with your Africa’s number 1
Celebrity Encounter Blog Asabeafrika.
The very amiable Ondo state, South West Nigeria born Princess who is married to
an Ijebu Prince and who hardly grant press interview spoke to Asabeafrika on the secret of her
business success and how she built one of the leading oil marketing firms in
Nigeria-First Royal Oils and Gas.
Enjoy the excerpts.

Princess Roseline Osipitan with First Daughter, Doyin Aladesanmi, COO, First Royal Oil & Gas

My Business principles

The
conversation with asabeafrika kick
started with what works for the Ondo born business Princess “Well, in business
you have to endure challenges. You have to be honest and don’t be greedy, that
has always been my first law of business. You have to be sincere; let me tell
you this, doing business in Nigeria is full of challenges but with a good
measure of understanding you can sail through. So, you have to posses a strong
shock absorber and be ready to make sacrifice. You must be honest; people have
to trust you to be able to do business with you. People have to see the zeal in
you. Above all, quality is king in business; you must sell a good product. That
is the only way to sustain your business credibility and protect your integrity.
First
Royal
and every other of our business concern wouldn’t have stood the
test of time if we didn’t follow suit in the business of selling quality. If
you give quality and you are hard working the sky will never be your limit; the
next thing is God’s grace. God’s grace is the icing on the cake, without it,
success is hard to achieve”

“It doesn’t make sense to me, for the
marriage to work, you must share intimacy, you must share comfort, you must
share secrecy, you must share affection and you must share love. So, for me, I
tie my marriage to the kind of intimacy I enjoy with my husband. To answer your
question properly, we have been sharing the same room since the beginning of
our relationship”

Princess Roseline Osipitan with best friend, Alhaja Amori Odumosu of Rizzi Fashion Ltd

How I built the First Royal brand

Taking
asabeafrika
into confidence, the First
Royal Oil
and Gas boss told us
the story of how she built her oil marketing company from nothing to something “I
will say it is strictly by God’s grace. God built First Royal, I am just the pilot and I will liken the story to that
of an aero plane built by Boeing or any of the great plane makers in the world and
a pilot is called to fly the plane. I pilot First Royal but God built First
Royal,
it is not my doing at all. It is God’s doing. Talking about being a
woman in that field, there are lots of women in petroleum business and I think
we are doing well. You know whatever a woman is doing, she does it very well.
She does it conscientiously and that has always been the trademark of our success
at First
Royal
. I am the chairperson of the female league of the Independent
Petroleum Marketer Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and our body is a very patriotic
organization with the love of country first before anything else. I also belong
to few social organizations whose philosophies are tailored around human
development.  I will do anything that
will edify human development”

Princess
Roseline Osipitan with hubby, Prince Bola & other dignatories with
daughter, Doyin (kneeling down) at the church service

Why the First Royal Brand is No 1

Highlighting
the reasons for the success of her company which is presently building a big
depot somewhere in Ikotun area of Lagos Princess
Osipitan
traced her company’s secret of success to customer’s loyalty “Loyalty
to customers comes first but I think it is still the grace of God like I said
earlier because there have been a lot of ups and downs in building the company
to where it is now, we are almost two decade old now and we are still waxing
strong. Like with every other business we have equally faced our own trying
moments but we were able to triumph because first of all, we put our trust in
God and secondly, we follow credible business principles that never wane. We
are in business for real. Our team is trained to respect customers and take
customer opinion as superior to any other opinion. Lastly, we sell quality and
we don’t bend quality control”

Princess Roseline Osipitan with daughter, Princess Oyenike during her wedding

Politics, yes, no…yes…

If
you want to see a bit of Princess
Osipitan’s
face speckled, then drop politics into the discussion and you
will find a bit of restrain on her expression even though she didn’t find it
difficult expressing her opinion “I am not running away from politics, it all
depends on what you believe in, it depends on your field. Some people believe
politics is a field or a career but to me, politics is simply service. I was
already established in business before the fourth republic, and if I could
touch lives through my businesses, what am I looking for in politics? However,
you never say never because politics is something one should never totally
abstain from; it is all about us. I could remember when we were young, during
the second republic, I was young then and a lot of terrible things happened in
our state, Ondo. People played politics with venom and bitterness. Then it was
politics of bitterness and that mentality stayed with me. People were being
killed mercilessly and properties destroyed during the Omobori-Owo/Ajasin saga
in Ondo state, it happened in our presence and that sad memory sticks to one’s consciousness
and that really traumatizes us till date. Although we were not into politics
but my parents were in politics and we saw people killing people and destroying
properties and that particular experience really scared me off politics and it
is one experience one must not pray to witness again in a life time. We were in
our developmental years then and you could imagine what such an experience will
do to your psyche as a young person”

 I have a scale in my bathroom, at
least once in a week I check my weight. If I am going up too much, I try to
tri
m it down; if I am going than too much, I try to moderate my food. But I
don’t even go to saloon, even creaming my face I don’t do all those things. It
doesn’t add up to one’s beauty. I am a natural person and I believe in natural
things”

Princess Roseline Osipitan explaining a point to a Royal Father who is her guest at daughter’s wedding

How my parents influenced my business
acumen

Princess Osipitan gave a short profile of
her  parent  and how they influenced her destiny “I came
from a home where discipline was the hallmark of everything, my parents were
modest in their things but they were equally into business and that was what
fired my gut to go into business at a very early age. They did very well in
business and they were equally religious. They were part of the political
movement of that era but I think they did well in business and that fired my
zeal to start business early in life. I started business at a very young age of
 24; that was when I went into business
full hug, that happened to me because my parents were business people and they
instilled the courage in us very early in life. To them, anything worth doing
at all was worth doing well” “
My mother was into
business and when I was very young I used to help her, anytime I return from
school I was the one that runs her trading business for her and I equally
control money management. So, the love started from there and that was what
really prompted me into business very early in life.
My mother’s name is Mrs. Victoria Akinwande while dad’s
name is Chief Taiwo Akinwande, he
was a very, very prominent personality in Ondo state of the time. They are both
late now but I am grateful for their parental benevolence”

Princess Roseline Osipitan with daughter Princess Oyenike now Mrs. Ajibola

How I started business

 Giving a detailed account
of how she went into business, the oil baron told Asabeafrika her story “Before I started First Royal I was doing other businesses. Initially I was into
haulage business; I was doing haulage business for blue chip firms. I was a
sub-contractor for Multi-national companies and I was doing haulage for them;
from there I went into big time poultry. I was into poultry for twenty good years.
I was a very big Poultry farmer in Lagos state. By then when you are to talk
about farming, I would be counted among the first three. By the grace of God,
anything I do turn out well”.

Princess Roseline Osipitan blessing her daughter, Princess Oyenike and husband, Olawale Ajibola

My Secret of my Success in business

“Hard
work, honesty and God’s grace” Princess
Osipitan
offered before continuing “I don’t see those businesses as men’s
field I see them as endeavors that anyone can venture into and that is my
winning formula. I go into it, I win and I make my mark. I have done business
successfully in the last forty years” the Princess of Oil business declared
Handing over the baton….
On
how she intends to carry out a successor plan, Princess Osipitan said her senior daughter; Doyin Aladesanmi is already on board “Of course, my first daughter
is already in office. She is the MD/CEO of First
Royal Group
and my first son is the Operations manager. I feel happy seeing
them doing the business at this point in time, when they were younger I did all
the running around to ensure that we build a good family business empire but
today 80% of the work is done by them, I give God the glory because he alone
build families. My family is a testimony of God’s love for me and everything
about me”

Princess Roseline Osipitan being serenade by friends as hubby keeps busy

Meet my missing rib

So,
who is the man who controls the heart of this powerful Princess of oil
business? “My husband is a very great man, a kind and loving husband. A dotting
father and wonderful counselor of sort, it is widely agreed that behind every
successful man, there is a woman but in my case, behind a successful woman
there is a great husband (laughs); he is my father, my husband, my adviser, my
counselor rolled into one. He has stood by me in both good and trying times and
I am very proud of him. His name is Prince
Bola Osipitan
, he is a prince from Ijebu
Mushin
. My husband is a royalty and I am very proud of his heritage. Like I
said, he is a very wonderful man that has been a stabilizing factor in my life
and the life of my children”

Princess
Osipitan with husband, Prince Bola Osipitan during her daughter,
Princess Oyenike’s wedding to Kwara PDP Gubernatorial aspirant’s Senator
Simon Ajibola’s son.

How I met and fell in love with
Prince Bola…

“Let
me just tell you that providence brought us together many, many years ago and
since then the love has continue to wax stronger and stronger. He is my soul
mate. My husband has his own company, we are both busy but no matter how busy
we are we still find time to bond together. We go out for picnic when the time
calls for it and we do things that lovers do no matter the level of work and
pressure. My husband is a very dotting husband. He is also into my line of business
but runs his own company”
Do you share bed room with your
husband?
When
we asked Princess Osipitan this
question, a heavy voltage of laughter jolted her from her seat as she roared
loud before asking back “What do you mean by sharing the same room?”, she was
still laughing when we told her our reason for throwing such a question to her.
She finally respond to the question with a misty eyes “Of course what God has
joined together, let no situation put asunder (laughs) we sleep in the same bed
room, yes I have my own room and he has his but in most cases we share his room
because my own room is used as a dressing room for my clothes and fashion
accessories. It is only the toilet that demarcates us. Yes, at times he comes
to my room to watch the television and chat with me but majorly his room is
where we both live. And that is one of the strategies of marriage, if couple
say they are married, why stay apart in different rooms? It doesn’t make sense
to me, for the marriage to work, you must share intimacy, you must share
comfort, you must share secrecy, you must share affection and you must share
love. So, for me, I tie my marriage to the kind of intimacy I enjoy with my
husband. To answer your question properly, we have been sharing the same room
since the beginning of our relationship”

Princess
Roseline Omolara Osipitan, CEO, First Royal Oil and Gas with best
friend, Chief Mrs. Amori Odumosu of Rizzi Fashion House

What kind of a person is your
husband?

“My
husband is a very decent man, a man whose word is his bond, easy going and easy
to be with; apart from the fact that he is a royalty; my husband is also a man
of God. He is of the Cherubim and Seraphim, Ayo Ni o faith. A devoted man of God
with a heart of gold and that has been a huge benefit to our relationship. I
thank God for his life and for the kind of life we share”
My husband’s favorite meal
“His
favorite meal is Eba and Efo Riro with Panla fish. You know
Ijebu men eats lots eba with
vegetable soup. My husband loves his normal fresh fish, snail and vegetable
soup but give him Eba with vegetable soup and Panla and you are a great
darling (laughter). I do that for him personally”

Princess Osipitan with female admirers

Secret of my fresh look

On
what makes madam looks fresh and sporty, she replies “I don’t know, it is God,
honestly I don’t know.  I don’t use
cosmetic, it is natural beauty. In fact, I don’t even do manicure and pedicure,
I don’t do things like that.  I don’t… I
don’t, this is my natural beauty given to me by God” “At times if I feel I am
moving up and I have to come down, I have a scale in my bathroom, at least once
in a week I check my weight. If I am going up too much, I try to trim it down;
if I am going than too much, I try to moderate my food. But I don’t even go to
saloon, even creaming my face I don’t do all those things. It doesn’t add up to
one’s beauty. I am a natural person and I believe in natural things”
My role model is…
“I
like Bill Clinton he is one global
leader who has a mature sense of diplomacy and a high sense of giving. He gives
in words and ideas. I like his personality as well. That is one leader that
motivates me”
I don’t do balls I do…
If
you ask the First Royal Oil boss if
she play golf, table tennis or snooker you are likely to hear her say this “I
do none of that”  “I like listening to
good music in the corner of my room. I have a very big screen where I watch
musical videos and musical shows, I enjoy those lives shows very much and that
is one hobby I find healing. If you do good music I am game for it. I like
quality music be it

The oil Princess with one of her sons

Jazz, Highlife, Juju, Apala or Hip-Hop, let the music have a message,
let it have a melody and above all, let it be philosophical I will buy; I also
watch our local Yoruba movies. I love their work and I always support them”.
“Yes, I like partying but not at all times, I select my outings. I am an
introvert to be frank with you”

Fashion sense & best fashion accessory
“My
outing determines my fashion apparel but you see me in traditional dresses when
I go for social parties like Owambes; besides that, I can wear lady suits, I
can do well with gown or any fashionable attire that suits my mood.  I like brighter colors; when it comes to colors
I like royal blue as a favorite color. I also like bright color as you can see
today I am wearing a bright color. Then my accessories must be moderate. That
is my fashion sense”
Best delicacy
“Rice
and Efo
riro

The MD & CEO, First Royal Oil & Gas, Princess Roseline Osipitan

Why I still visit the kitchen as a rich
woman

When
our team stormed Princess Osipitan’s
apartment she was caught cooking in the kitchen and we asked why she is not
engaging her house maid like other rich women do. This is her reply to Asabeafrika
“I love cooking; there are some meals I don’t allow my house help to
cook for me. She can only cook stew but when it comes to Efo Riro, I am in charge;
that is what you met me doing (Laughter). And like I told you earlier, that is
my husband’s favorite soup as well. I like it with rice, he likes it with Eba.
It is also a lesson for our women folk, whatever that is meant for your husband
must not be allowed to be handled by anyone else but you. That is one of the
cardinal laws of marriage”.

Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan

Word of Wisdom (WoW) for young people

 Rounding up the chat, Princess Osipitan gave a last word of
advice to young people who aspire to make success like her “Today, young people
lack patience both boys and girls want to climb the ladder of success quickly,
they want to get to the top quickly, I will advise them to climb slowly. Slow
and steady they say wins the race.  They
want to climb the step very, very fast but I can liken it to cooking a pot of
soup. If you cook a pot of soup, you don’t just start eating immediately, you
have to allow the pot of soup to cool down before you start eating it or else
you will not only burn your bowels but you will equally destroy your lungs.  Young people of nowadays want to cook now, eat
the food, hot-hot, so they are on the fast lane which is a wrong lane. Our
young girls of today don’t want to work, they only want to follow men old
enough to be their father and earn free, cheap money. That is a very bad trend,
women should stay on their job; your work will make way for you eventually.
Don’t be lazy. The young women of today must have a re-think. They must start
to see hard work as the only remedy. Be focus, honest and God fearing and see
if you wont make it in life”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here