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Leo Babarinde Akinola Dasilva is a former BBNaija housemate and young C.E.O of a number of companies. He is mainly into Real Estates and entertainment. He is the MD of Big Figure Small World Limited, Admiralty Estate Lekki. Also at age 17, he founded SODZ Entertainment in England. He later replicated same in the U.S.
Leo is an electronics and communications engineer. He studied in the United Kingdom. Also, he further studied and worked in the United States. He is presently based in Lagos.
Leo while in the house was romantically involved with Alex. Coincidentally, his first major property put up for sale in Lagos after the show was named “Alexander”.
Leo was born on the 10th of July 1992 in Ishaga Surulere to Sir Babarinde Dasilva. His father is from Lagos Island while his mum is from Obalende. He claims his forefathers were the first to settle in Lagos. Leo has three sisters and a brother.
Akinola did his primary education at Pampers Private School in Surulere. He later completed his secondary education at Christ the King International School and Rainbow College.
Leo later moved out of the country to further his education abroad. He eventually enrolled at Hertfordshire International School of Business and Technology. However, the young Leo went on to bag a double major in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the university.
He studied up till Ph.D but moved to complete his studies in the United States.
Leo’s first business interest was in the entertainment sector. He launched his first company ‘SODZ Entertainment’ in England on May 28th 2010. He later expanded it to the United States.
In 2012, he started another company – Big Figure Small World Limited. In October 2015 he started the company in Nigeria. He has interests in diverse fields.
Big Brother Naija
Leo joined the house on 28 January. He believes his good looks, intelligence and secret math skills can “solve everyone’s problems”. According to him, snoring irritates him most in other people
He hopes to invest in business as well as facilitate some development in Surulele.
Life Outside Bbnaija House
Da Silva launched his post Big Brother life with some good real estate deals. An unclear romance with CeeC came up after the show.