Prince Oyebade Oyedepo was born some decades ago at Eruwa in Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State. He attended Igboora High School, Igboora, Faculty of Education University of Ibadan, Centre for Professional Training Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso at one time or the other.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
He began his professional career in the firm of Olasunkanmi Oyedepo & Co Ibadan in the early 80s. He rose through the ranks in accounting firms before becoming the Audit Manager at Otunola Adebayo & Co Ilorin in 1991.
In-between his tutelage in accounting firms, he worked briefly at Blue Straps Limited, Ibadan as the Account/Import Officer which broadened his knowledge in the business of importation.
He later became the Chief Accountant of Cocoa Products Industry (Nigeria) Limited, Ede Osun State from 1992 to 1994 before setting up his own professional practice in the name of Oyebade Oyedepo & Co.
Prince Oyebade Oyedepo has served as Chairman of Ibadan & District Society of CITN & ICAN at one time or the other. He has also served as the Pioneer Chairman of Western Zonal Accountants’ Conference and later as the 2nd Zonal Chairman of Western Zone of ICAN. He was privileged to serve as the Coordinator of Minna & District Society of ICAN.
He served as a Chief Invigilator, Examiner and Group Leader in Financial Accounting and Taxation at ICAN Professional Examinations.
He was the Deputy Chairman of ATSWA Committee, Investigating Panel and Students’ Affairs Committee of ICAN at the National Level for some years. He led ICAN accreditation teams to some tertiary institutions in the Country during the peak of his service to his profession.
He was an Elected Member of the National Governing Council of ICAN for some years which afforded him the opportunity to contribute to policy formulation of a foremost professional institute.
Prince Oyebade Oyedepo served as a member of Curriculum Development Committee set up by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to develop the curriculum for the Introduction of National Diploma in Taxation in the Polytechnics.
He has been privileged to serve Oyo State Government as a Member of an Administrative Panel of Enquiry and a Judicial Commission of Enquiry.
Presently, he is serving the State as a Board Member of Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA).
Prince Oyebade Oyedepo is also currently serving as a member of the Board of Patrons of Ibadan & District Society of ICAN. He is equally the Vice Chairman of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Oyo State Chapter.
He is a writer and author of several articles and books on finance. He has also written a collection of short stories (prose). He is a motivational speaker and a Public Affairs Analyst highly sought after.
Prince Oyebade Oyedepo has facilitated as a Resource Person at several fora. He is a recipient of several awards from professional bodies, corporate organizations, educational institutions and the society at large in recognition of his selfless services to humanity.