By Patrick Ochoga
King Mohammed Ada Odey, popularly known as Ochacho, is a household name in the dusty Otukpo town in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State. In the last decade little was known of this philanthropist billionaire and real estate mogul.
But like a shining star, the new kid on the block, Ochacho, has set out to redefine and give meaning to transforming the developmental landscape of Otukpo town with his midas touch.
Like a lone ranger on a rescue mission, the amiable businessman, said to be in his 40s, has shocked many especially in Benue South as he continue to put smiles on faces and uplift the living standard of the weak, poor and vulnerable in the society with his developmental projects where many have failed.
Little wonder, his residence has become a mecca of a sort whenever he visits Otukpo(his home town).
Anywhere he steps on he leave a long lasting impact with his giant strides. Ochacho’s determination in changing the narratives, creating an opportunity and future for the down trodden in Idoma land is legendary.
Otukpo town and many other communities have continued to feel his selfless physical transformation as major streets are now adorned with street lights, broken and dilapidated federal roads are being rehabilitated at his personal expenses.
A recent visit to Otukpo revealed the visible presence of heavy duty trucks and construction machines that can be seen ‘break dancing’ fixing the major federal road that links Benue State to the Eastern part of the nation.
The young billionaire’s passion is adding value to the aesthethic beauty of the town and creating jobs for thousands of jobless youths. Ochacho as he is fondly called by his admirers have embarked on the construction of a multi-million naira five star hotel which when completed would open up the town to visitors and tourists thereby fast tracking the economic development of Otukpo and by extension Benue State.
Besides his humanitarian effort, the entrepreneur is one of Nigeria’s biggest promoters of entertainment.
Last year, the billionaire business tycoon shook the foundation of Otukpo town when he organized what many today described as the mother of all musical carnivals.
The carnival was organized to celebrate the 2020 yuletide season with top notch artists such as Davido, Zlatan , Chris Abutu, Sheyi Law, Teni and a host of others in a musical extravaganza for residents of the town.
This year would not be an exception as Ochacho has perfected plans with Abuja frontline show promoter, Malam Yankee, to organize OCHACHO GOSPEL CARNIVAL OTUKPO 2021 where top notch gospel artistes like Chris Morgan, Solomon Lange, Moses Bliss, Steve Crown and a host of others are billed to perform at 7 Ochacho Avenue, Otukpo, on 24th and 25th December. The Ochacho music carnival will commence with award winning hip hop artistes like Tuface idibia, Dbanj and others.
King Mohammed Adah Odey is definitely lighting up Benue as a hub of entertainment this December.