For a preferred description, Florence ‘Bodex’ Hungbo, Lead Consultant and Group Managing Director of Bodex Media is a misunderstood personality.
More reason many believes her astronomic rise in the aspect of media and entrepreneurship is tied to sheer luck and fluke.
Contrary to the popular notion, she attained her current status through sheer dint of hard work, resilience and prayers. Since her formative years, she has always strived hard to make heads way in her chosen field despite being born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth from a wealthy family in Badagry, Lagos.
She opted to leave the comfort of her parent’s home in search of a greener pasture disassociating herself from her parent’s wealth.
At first, different tongues wagged on her over the decision to abandon the luxuries of her father’s home to carve a niche for herself in the media space. Today, those who cast aspersions on her persona are currently praising her for the unusual feat and impeccable success in the media and communication terrain.
A few years ago, she kick-started the annual Bodex Social Media hangout in Lagos. What originally started as a tribe has grown to be one of the most anticipated social media hangouts in the country, where all the new/traditional media and stakeholders converge to discuss ways of harnessing basic social media tools for the projection of human values and also how to use social media in nation building.
Despite the events brief hiatus due to the deadly pandemic in 2020, she has launched the third season which would hold at the prestigious 5 star hotel Raddisson Blu GRA in Lagos few months from now, with attendance from the industry’s top professional practitioners.
In the celebration and appreciation of her contribution to the media profession in the country, with an endless list of satisfied clientele to her credit; her reward for hard work came as she was recently inducted as a Senior Professional Member of Institute of Information Management at a well-attended investiture ceremony held at the Main Auditorium, University of Lagos UNILAG.
The Institute of Information Management (IIM) is a professional membership driven Institute, developed to serve the growing community of Data, Information, Records, Document and Archives Management professionals who are tasked with managing the dynamic information life cycle within the enterprise.
It is the goal of the institute to provide our members with objective insights and guidance on their career path and technology options.
Bodex in the company of other Senior Professionals sauntered into the auditorium in a procession headed by the Chairman Board of Directors and Governing Council of the institute, Ambassador Dr. Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole among other high-ranking members of the institute.
Sources said; The institute has contacted Bodex years ago on the investiture but due to her work schedule, and travel itinerary she was unable to attend.
The event started at about eleven am with an educative session which emphasizes on Data Challenges, Risk and Solutions and concluded with the induction by the Chairman Board of Directors and Governing Council of the institute, Ambassador Dr. Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole.
An alated Bodex disclosed that; the investiture is a reward for years of hard work. ” I am never relenting despite all means for detractors to discredit my hard-earned achievements in the media profession.
I will continue to shame critics with more records and achievements.” She said this while showing of her plaque to show her acceptance into the Institute