Who is Olaolu? | What is Parent-Child-Connect?

“Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.”

Proverbs 18:12 NLT

Commissioning ceremony with LtGen (ret) Ronald Bailey. GSU, Fall 2012 Commencement
Completing the Endurance Course at Officer Candidates School (OCS). Quantico, VA/August 2011
My beautiful wife and I donating over 100 financial literacy flashcards to several elementary classrooms. Buy the flashcards here!


Olaolu Ogunyemi is a loving husband, father, mentor, award-winning writer, and U.S. Marine Officer with a deep passion for working with children fueled by an unending supply of energy and imagination! Since he was young, Olaolu has been nicknamed the “life of the party” because he pours his exuberant personality into everything he does.

Olaolu was born the fifth of six children in Ruston, Louisiana. He attended three separate schools (Alma J. Brown Elementary, Simsboro High School [SHS], and Ruston High School) before graduating with honors from SHS. Upon graduating from SHS, Olaolu continued his education at Grambling State University (GSU). While there, he was an active participant in several organizations and community service initiatives to include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Fraternity, Earl Lester Cole Honors College, Bernice Church of God in Christ, Praise Temple Ruston, and more!

Olaolu graduated cum laude from GSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps! While awaiting active duty service, Olaolu accepted an exciting job as a Computer Programmer/analyst at Tyson Foods Inc. He continued in that position until he began his active duty service as a Communications Officer in 2013.

Olaolu was inspired to start writing children’s stories to help create loving and memorable family moments. He is the author of the Amazon best-selling children’s book, “Crow From the Shadow,” “Horace the Horsefly,” and “Billy Dipper’s Time to Shine.” He writes and speaks in a simple, easily understandable language, and an entertaining style that keeps listeners and readers hooked while learning vital lessons about virtues and sparking a continuing conversation.

Olaolu has one beautiful wife (Brea) and three wonderful children (Brilee, Jacob, and Eniola). He is a frequent traveler and in his free time, he enjoys playing music, exercising, writing, and spending time with his family.

Olaolu Ogunyemi

Olaolu has been featured in:

Inspiring article about me written by award-winning journalist, Julie Christie, in the Shreveport Times

I was featured on the front page of the Ruston Daily Leader! Article written by the talented Jessieca Carr.

I was featured on the front cover of the Pacesetter Magazine–representing the first Marine Officer to commission from Grambling State University in over three decades.

Interview with KidlioMag

Featured in the Washington Family Magazine: “Parent You Should Know: Olaolu Ogunyemi

I have written three articles for Stand For The Silent. Go to https://standforthesilent.org/ to find out more about this great organization.

My article, “Leadership Lessons from the Gridiron” was featured in the October 2022 edition of the Military Officer Magazine. Go to https://MOAA.org to find out more about the Military Officers Association of America.

My article, Lessons Learned from a Deployed Father, was featured in the June 2023 edition of the Military Families Magazine!

Writing Awards

Marine Corps University Foundation and Alumni Association 2022 Mutter Marines Command and Control Writing Award.

2023 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Award for Crow From the Shadow.

What is Parent-Child-Connect (P2C)?

There is a growing number of positive and negative influences on our children (TV, social media, peer pressure, etc.).

P2C presents fun, educational, and exciting ways for parents, teachers, and mentors to connect with their children!

Bottom line: We are providing resources to teach life lessons while developing memorable experiences.

P2C Book Series

Teaching your children life lessons can be tough! Looking for a fun, educational, and exciting way to connect with your children? Look no further! Our Parent-Child-Connection (P2C) series tackles topics like self-worth, overcoming adversity, developing a winning personality, finances, AND MORE! Grab your copies today and begin teaching life lessons while developing memorable experiences with your children!

I explained the meaning behind our logo and the main character in my award winning book, Crow From the Shadow, in this article.