Meet Olu Babalola! The Owner of The Wing Kings. Born in London, England, Olu grew up as an inner city kid, playing football (soccer) and running Track on his local Athletics team. At the age of 14, he shot a basketball for the very first time, and dropped all other sports and interests to pursue a professional career in the sport. He managed to use his skills to get a scholarship to play high school basketball in the State of New Jersey, then from there, received a scholarship to play at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.
After finishing university in 2005, Olu then turned professional, playing in many countries such as Italy, Sweden and France just to name a few, as well as playing for his national country, Great Britain.
If you ever saw Olu play, you knew he played with his heart on his sleeve, and that’s his outlook on everything in life. This is why his passion shines through brightly in anything he does, including his company, The Wing Kings! If you’ve ever come to an event, his soul food Sunday dinners or a Wing King Wednesday, you’ll agree his energy is always high and he’s very proud of the food he serves. everything must be maintained to a very high level, or he will not co-sign it! So, if you’re lucky enough to be around to try his food, or have purchased Mama’s Seasoning or one of his sauces, take advantage and be prepared to enjoy what quite possibly will be the best tasting chicken you’ll ever have!!