Affordable Homes

At Brains & Hammers, our customers are the driving force of our existence; keeping them satisfied and happy is our priority. We take pride meeting our customers’ ever evolving needs.


High ROI

We provide our investors with unbelievable annual interest rates and also provides buy-to rent clients appreciable properties with unrivalled annual rental returns on their investments.


Reliable Partner

Brains and Hammers has firmly established herself as a trustworthy and dependable organization in the Real Estate Industry that delivers style and top-notch quality homes and properties.



In all aspects of our business, we strive for excellence and aims to provide the highest level of service possible. Our team consists of talented, driven, and highly dedicated professionals.

Our Story

Who we are

Established in 2006, Brains and hammers real estate is backed up by decade’s worth of insight and expertise. Over the years, we have successfully carved a niche as the best in building high end infrastructures and delivering unparalleled experiences for our highly esteemed clients for sale and lease.

Our team is the best in the industry with access to the best and most reliable information and education allowing them continuous improvement in organizational culture, structure, and operational strategies in alignment to supporting and fulfilling business objectives.

Bridging the housing gap in Africa is a critical job that has to be done”

Adebola Sheidu, OON
Chairman, Brains & Hammers Group


Adebola Sheidu, OON

Co-Founder & Chairman

Our founder and Chairman, Adebola Sheidu, OON is a graduate of Law and a seasoned entrepreneur with over a decade’s construction experience in Nigeria. He has served on the boards of several companies and has vast experience in all matters relating to turnkey real estate consultancy. Adebola is also currently Executive Chairman, Luxury Heights and Towers Ltd.; Director, Check Inn Hotels (Nig.) Ltd; as well as Chairman, Legend Concepts and Konsults


Omo Osobase

Chief Operating Officer - Brains and Hammers Plus

Omo Osobase is the Chief Operating Officer of Brains and Hammers Plus. With over 14 years of combined banking and real estate business experience, the graduate of the University of Benin started his professional career as a graduate trainee at Access Bank before moving to Bank PHB. He later joined Aso Savings and Loans and rose to become a branch manager. Today, he is the champion of real estate investment by international oil and gas companies, telecommunications, and other blue-chip industries through their respective corporative unions.


Umaru Aliyu

Co-Founder and President

Umaru Aliyu is the Co-Founder and President of Brains & Hammers Limited.

Under his leadership, Brains & Hammers Limited has evolved to become one of Nigeria’s largest Real Estate Development companies with over 11,000 homes and 10 gated communities built since its inception in 2008. This is aside the company’s Kano Economic City (KEC) which upon completion will emerge one of West Africa’s largest economic Hubs, located in Kano State, Nigeria.


Abubakar Sheidu

Company Secretary

Barrister Abubakar Sheidu is our company secretary. He is a lawyer with over 30 years of postcall-to-bar legal experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions, commercial, property, real estate, maritime, and shipping law practice. He has managed the transition of Brains and Hammers into a holding company structure. His professional career experience includes; Legal Counsel at Elf Petroleum, Legal Associate at Edewor and Company, Sole Proprietor and Principal of Abubakar Sheidu and Company, Director, Black Qural Concepts Limited. He is the Principal Partner at Chesterfield Partners.


Christine Fashakin-Nobre

Group Chief Operating Officer

Christine Fashakin-Nobre is our Group Chief Operating Officer. She holds an M.Sc. in Information Systems Development from the London School of Economics (LSE) and has over 20 years of experience across various sectors including, FMCG, Telecoms, and Consulting. She is the arrowhead of the ongoing transformation across all aspects of our business and overseas the activities of all Strategic Business Units within the organization.


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