Victor Ogunmodede

Most people know me as Victor, but my closest friends know me as Ayomide. A name that keeps reoccurring in my family tree, and a name that characterizes me. Ayomide is a Yoruba name that means; “My Joy has come”. My parents hoped that I would be a source of Joy to them and the world, and I have been trying to live up to the expectations of my name ever since. I believe there is so much power in a name, and a lot of prayers and thoughts need to be done before a name can be given to a child. A name is like a tag that follows the individual forever.

My parents believed in Education, and they sent my brothers and I to the best school they could afford. I spent my childhood in Kaduna, and it holds a dear place in my heart. I moved to the Netherlands to pursue a Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering in the summer of 2014. This course was a merge of my love for flying and engineering. My time in the University was memorable. My view of the world didn’t change much but I was now looking at it from a different angle. It was no picnic walk, but this period taught me invaluable lessons.  

meeting Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel of the Netherlands, together with Vincent(one of Ekabo’s writers)

One of my high moments while studying at Delft was meeting princess Beatrix, the former Queen of the Netherlands. I designed and manufactured a Bamboo Bike as part of my internship.

I now work at DAF Trucks, Eindhoven and I am slowly making it my new home. I am the creator of Ekabo.

Love and Ekabo,


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