OLUSEYI JOSEPH DASILVA formerly known as OLUSEYI JOSEPH OLAORE was born on 30TH November, 1966 to the family of Olaore in Osogbo, Osun State. He changed his surname from OLAORE to DASILVA as a result of his adventure into investigative journalism as a way of securing his real identity, but when he had become popular with the name Dasilva, he decided to adopt this name to carve a niche for himself and continued educational pursuit in the new surname.

He his early primary school education at Baptist LGEA Primary School, Kigo Road, Kaduna but left Kaduna when he was in Primary Five due to parental decision in 1977 to continue at All Saints Primary School, Osogbo.He was at Ebekun Commercial grammar School, Iresi, Osun state for just a year and got transfer to the then Urban day Secondary School, which later became Ataoja High School, Osogbo.

He migrated to Ilorin, Kwara state in 1984 to explore higher education after sitting for his ordinary level examinations at Ataoja Hight School, Osogbo. Though a hardworking and business minded young man, his first time working with an organized private company was as Accounting Officer at Destiny Works Nig Ltd between 1989 and 1991. He was with the Internal Audit department at Essential Drugs Project, a world bank project of the Ministry of Health, Kwara State between 1992 and 1993. He later work as Accountant with SHARE COMMUNITY BANK, Share, Kwara State from 1993 to 1994. He was Manager at Oro Community Bank, ORO, Kwara State from 1994 to 1995.

After these, he veered into Journalism and business when he established Cardillac Associates International and started writing for CELEBRITY MAGAZINE as a Correspondent and later as senior state correspondent between 2001 and 2004. He joined STREET JOURNAL(Doublin, Ireland Based magazine) as Senior Correspondent, Nigeria 2004 and 2005. He joined NATIONAL PILOT NEWSPAPERS as a Columnist/ Correspondent between 2004 and 2007 and rose to become Coordinating Editor, THE PILOT MAGAZINE a insertion magazine of NATIONAL PILOT NEWSPAPERS 2006 – 2007. He became Senior Correspondent, Kwara with NATIONAL OUTLOOK NEWSPAPERS between 2006 and 2008, Senior Correspondent, THE PULSE MAGAZINE between 2010 – 2011. He joined THE MOMENT NEWSPAPERS as Senior Correspondent between 2011 and 2012, Senior Correspondent at HALLMARK NEWSPAPERS 2012 to 2014. After this he ventured into an online medium, NATIONAL NEWSBEAM PAPERS in 2014. He was senior correspondent at Today’s IMPACT newspaper 2018 – 2019 and later joined CORE TV as correspondent in 2020.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Presently a member of the Correspondent Chapel, Kwara State. A Prolific writer, good control of graphic and page design packages, versatile computer skills and ability to work along with line officers, sub ordinates and superiors. Very good communicator and humanitarian.

SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES

He is a God-fearing goal getter. An energetic skillful worker and policy initiator. Works under little or no supervision and ensures strict compliance with laid down organizational rules and regulations as regards the conduct of his job. He is reputed for investigative journalism skills and fearless reporting.

IDEOLOGY

He is a student of Karl Marx School of thought; an Awoist and a Socialist. He believes more in the administration of justice for the emancipation of the masses. A dependable ally on issues relating to equity, human rights and the establishment of rule of law. A cheerful giver, devout Christian but not fanatical about religious practice. Transparency is his watchword.

His hobbies include, Prolific writing: Features and Stories; Public Affairs Commentary. Motivational Public speaker.
His recreational/sporting events includes Athletics, Badminton, Football, Cycling, Martial Arts and Car Racing


INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED: INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM, CARDILLAC INST OF COMPUTERS & VOCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ILORIN.
ATAOJA HIGH SCHOOL, OSOGBO, ALL SAINTS PRIMARY SCHOOL, OSOGBO.
He is a member, NIGERIAN UNION OF JOURNALISTS, NUJ and member of Correspondents Chapel of NUJ.
He posses Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism in 2008, Advanced Diploma in Diploma in Computing 1997, Certificate in Computing 1994, HND BANKING & FINANCE 1992, ND in Banking & Finance 1988.
PERMANENT ADDRESS: 25, Muritala Mohammed Way, IIlorin.
CONTACT ADDRESS: 25, Muritala Mohammed Way, IIlorin.
GSM NUMBERS: Tel: 08038472758, 08022433068.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: oluseyi.dasilva@gmail.com; oluseyidasilva1@gmail.com


COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: NIGERIA
He is blessed with children.
Business Ventures: CARDILLAC ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL LTD, SHARON GRACE VENTURES NIG LTD, SHARON GRACE MEDIA LTD, TREASURES ISLAND INVESTMENT etc, TREASURE HONEY, TREASURE YOGHURT, And other members of TREASURE Products.
Oluseyi Dasilva www.oluseyidasilva.com has a range of other personal investments viz:
SHARON GRACE MEDIA LTD, the media outfit that produce NATIONAL NEWSBEAM www.nationalnewsbeam.com and CITY TRENDS MAGAZINE. www.citytrendsmagazine.com