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Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by aalangel(f): 2:25am On Sep 02, 2018
Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago

Alabukun, one of the oldest drugs in Nigeria and even is still very relevant and popular today. However, not many know the Jacob Odulate aka Blessed Jacob, a Nigerian pharmacist, inventor and entrepreneur and the brain behind the brand that has remained relevant selling in all parts of Nigeria, Benin republic, Cameroon, Ghana and some parts of Europe.

1.Jacob Sogboyega Odulate aka Blessed Jacob was born into a polygamous family in 1884.

2.He was originally from Ikorodu in Lagos State but later moved to the neighbouring Ogun State.

3.At age 14, he trekked for three months from Ikorodu before reaching Abeokuta to establish himself.

4. Blessed Jacob managed to create a brand from what served as his consulting room and workshop in Abeokuta. His modest headquarters was at the Sapon Area, not far from where he later built his famous three-storey building in Ijemo Agbadu.

5.In 1918, he invented the legendary Alabukun powder which is now a hit in the world’s most populous nation and in other West African nations.

6.He sent his children to study at some of the best universities in Durham, Newcastle, United States of America and London. e.g Mrs. Folake Odulate (later to become Chief. Mrs. Folake Solanke) who is the first female lawyer in Nigeria to wear the silk and she also became the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). In 1966, she established the first law firm by a Nigerian female at Ibadan, Oyo State and named it Alabukun Chambers in honour of her great father.

7. Apart from making the drugs, the energetic Blessed Jacob also produced other brands like Alabukun mentholine, other preparations and an annual journal called Alabukun Almanac which was widely distributed in Abeokuta and eventually all over Nigeria between the 1920s and 1950s.

8.He died in 1962 at age 78.

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Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by ayoBiz(m): 3:01am On Sep 02, 2018
Wow, I never tasted this thing. They said its bitter.

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Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:24am On Sep 02, 2018
We learn everyday.

We've learnt something new again today.

Very EDUCATIVE thread.

Thumbs UP OP.

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Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by chukxie(m): 3:35am On Sep 02, 2018
Alabukun was always to the rescue when I was growing up. Nostalgic now!

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Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by aalangel(f): 3:56am On Sep 02, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:
We learn everyday.

We've learnt something new again today.

Very EDUCATIVE thread.

Thumbs UP OP.

Gracias...
Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by Nobody: 4:41am On Sep 02, 2018
If you have never used alabukun you don’t deserve to be a Nigerian
You’re probably from sychelles

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Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:06am On Sep 02, 2018
OJLion:
If you have never used alabukun you don’t deserve to be a Nigerian
You’re probably from sychelles
Your post is the true definition of FALLACY!

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Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by aalangel(f): 6:08pm On Sep 02, 2018
OJLion:
If you have never used alabukun you don’t deserve to be a Nigerian
You’re probably from sychelles

I've never used it... undecided undecided
Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by Nobody: 6:09pm On Sep 02, 2018
aalangel:


I've never used it... undecided undecided
You deserve to be deported

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Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by aalangel(f): 6:09pm On Sep 02, 2018
OJLion:

You deserve to be deported

To?
Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by Nobody: 6:10pm On Sep 02, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Your post is the true definition of FALLACY!
Ki leleyi so ?
Alaye Japa jor
Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by Nobody: 6:10pm On Sep 02, 2018
aalangel:


To?
South Sudan
Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by aalangel(f): 6:11pm On Sep 02, 2018
OJLion:

South Sudan

God and his first born reject it!!
Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:13pm On Sep 02, 2018
OJLion:

Ki leleyi so ?
Alaye Japa jor
We are not talking to illiterate here.
Only the wise and learned will understand that.
Go read comments of your fellow illiterate agbero boy.
And stop giving yourself headache with words that are bigger than your brain!
cheesy grin wink

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Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by Nobody: 10:34pm On Sep 02, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:

We are not talking to illiterate here.
Only the wise and learned will understand that.
Go read comments of your fellow illiterate agbero boy.
And stop giving yourself headache with words that are bigger than your brain!
cheesy grin wink
Baba oni bbq
You don’t know me
I thank God this NL can be kept anon
That’s all I have to say
Men don’t loud
Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:19pm On Sep 02, 2018
Funny boy. grin wink
Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by deybholar(f): 6:26am On Sep 03, 2018
Alabunkun! Saving lives since 1918 grin

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Re: Jacob Odulate, The Man Who Invented Alabukun Powder Over 100 Years Ago by omoteacher(m): 9:48pm On Mar 25, 2019
shocked shocked shocked


Growing up Alabukun powder was what we can call all these agbo seller of today. Alabukun was really life saver then and available, cures malaria,typhoid and few not too serious sickness. Learnt something from the write up. Kudos OP.

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