In Nigeria, the Adeleke surname is not strange, it is a name that is known across many spheres in Nigeria. It’s a common name to the Yoruba tribe but then, there’s a particular family that made it so popular in Nigeria and Africa. The Adeleke family comprises of so many people. Today we’ll be talking about the man, Adedeji Adeleke, Davido’s Father.
Recall that Davido refers to himself as “Omo Baba Olowo”, which means Son of a rich man. The rich man is his biological father, Adedeji Adeleke. Most people have argued that Davido’s wealth is tied to his dad. Of course, who can have a billionaire as a father and still be poor?
Adedeji Adeleke Biography
Adedeji Tajudeen Adeleke was born on the 6th of March 1957 to Mr. Raji Ayoola & Mrs. Esther Nnenna Adeleke in Enugu State. Adedeji lived in Enugu State with his maternal Grandmother but later relocated to Lagos State to start his Primary School Education.
He attended Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School from 1965 to 1970, and when he graduated in 1970, he proceeded to Seventh-Day Adventist Grammar School in Osun State for his Secondary School Education.
He achieved his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1975 and later got admission into the Western Kentucky University, Kentucky, the USA in 1976. He gained admission abroad while he worked briefly at the Federal Ministry of Education.
He obtained a Bachelors’s Degree in Finance in 1979 and then registered for an MBA in 1979, which he completed in 1981. He then went ahead to bag a Ph.D. degree at Pacific Columbia University, California in International Business.
For Adedeji Adeleke, he was born into a family that valued education so attaining such educational hight back then wasn’t a problem. After schooling abroad, he came back to participate in the Nigerian National Youth Service Corps Scheme.
After acquiring all his degrees, he went ahead to establish Pacific Holdings in December 1983. He created Pacific Holdings through Pacific Drilling Company Limited, specializing in geographical surveys, water treatment, drilling of bore holes and many more activities.
The company was later incorporated from a Limited Liability Company on the 28th of December 1990. Pacific Holdings is now into Energy & Power generation and Freight services.
In 1996, Adedeji Adeleke established a non-profit NGO called Springtime Development Foundation (SDF) with the aim of bettering the lives of many Nigerians through Education, with himself being a lover of Education. In March 2011, he received the national license to run operations in his University- Adeleke University in Osun State.
How old is Adedeji Adeleke?
Adedeji Tajudeen Adeleke was born on the 6th of March 1957 to Mr. Raji Ayoola & Mrs. Esther Nnenna Adeleke in Enugu State. He is 65yrs in 2022.
Adedeji Adeleke Wife
He got married to a University Lecturer, Veronica Imade, who passed away at the age of 39 years in 2003.
Adedeji Adeleke again enrolled himself In 2007, to receive another PhD degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona, and in 2010, he received his degree. He is the current Pro-Chancellor of Adeleke University and also the CEO of Pacific Holdings Ltd. His elder brother, Isiaka Adeleke was a former Governor in Osun State.
Adedeji Adeleke Children
Dr Adedeji is a father of 4. He lost his wife on March 7th, 2003. They were blessed with two boys and two girls. Their names are;
- Sharon Adeleke- Ademefun
- Ashley Coco Adeleke- Adaji,
- Adewale Adeleke
- David Adeleke.
Is Davido’s Father a billionaire?
Davido’s Father, Adedeji Adeleke is one of the most successful business men and CEO’s we have in Nigeria. With chains of Businesses, houses, cars, private jet and wealthy children, he’s a billionaire. Below is his net worth.
Adedeji Adeleke Net Worth
Dr Adedeji, is often referred to as the richest man in Osun State, among the richest in Nigeria, and one of the most successful businessmen in Nigeria and Africa. He is the owner of various business enterprises in Lagos and in Nigeria at large, in sectors like Banking, Real Estate, Entertainment, Securities, Education, etc.
Adedeji Adeleke is estimated to have a net worth of about $700 million (N268, 961,000,000).
Adedeji Adeleke Cars
Coming from a lineage of wealth and affluence, Adedeji Adeleke has been the owner of many cars, including the cars his children have bought for him. Adedeji Adeleke loves flashy/expensive things just like his son Davido. When it comes to car, he’s not left out in the cruise. He has been seen riding in many luxury cars, but the two most expensive cars that he has and is mostly always seen in are the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne and a Rolls Royce Phantom.
Adedeji Adeleke Private Jet
In 2018, there were many social media stories and news that singer Davido had acquired for himself a new private jet. Well from reports, it’s not the way it is.
Unbeknownst to fans, the real owner of the Bombardier Global Express 6000 is Adedeji Adeleke, while Davido was using it to make his commuting to other African countries easier. The Private jet costs a whopping $62 million (N23, 822, 260,000), wow!
Adedeji Adeleke Houses
Having a property in Ikoyi, is one of the evidence that you’re rich. If you want to label yourself a rich man and talk more of a Billionaire, you must be willing and ready to acquire at least one property in Ikoyi, Lagos, even if it is just a one-storey building. Adedeji has various houses to his name currently.
Who is the richest in Adeleke’s family?
In the Adeleke’s family everyone is Rich. Adeleke is not just a name but an empire and everyone connected to this lineage is Rich. To know more about the Adeleke’s family, check out this post