Who is Ademola Adeleke?
The Dancing Senator, Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke as he is popularly addressed is a politician in Nigeria who won the Osun July 16 Governorship under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PPD).
He served as the senator for the Osun-West senatorial district from 2017 to 2019. He is also an entrepreneur.
On May 13, 1960, he was born in Ede, Osun State, into the well-known Adeleke family.
His mother is an Igbo Christian named Nnena Esther Adeleke, while his father is a Muslim named Raji Ayoola Adeleke.
Read Also: Saudi Arabia Records First Monkeypox Case
Dr. Adedeji Adeleke and late Isiaka Adeleke are his two elder brothers, his only sister is Dupe Adeleke-Sanni.
Senator Ademola Adeleke was born on 13th of May 1960 (age 62)
People’s Democratic Party
Ademola Adeleke Education
He began his academic career in Nigeria’s Lagos State at the Methodist Primary School in Surulere. Following that, he transferred to Nawarudeen Primary School in Ikire, an ancient Oyo State.
In Ede, the former capital of Oyo State, he attended both the Seventh Days Adventist high school and the Ede Muslim grammar school.
At Jacksonville State University in Alabama, the United States, he pursued studies in political science and criminal justice.
He continued his study at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in the United States because of the numerous controversies surrounding his diploma, and in 2021 he earned a degree in Criminal Justice.
Ademola Adeleke Career Journey
In Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from 1985 to 1989, he began his professional career at Quicksilver Courier Company.
He served as executive director of Guinness Nigeria Ltd from 1992 to 1999, then from 2001 to 2016 he served in the same capacity at Pacific Holding Limited, the business owned by his brother.
As vice president from 1990 to 1994, he also worked for a company that produced flavors and fragrances in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.
Ademola Adeleke Political Career
In 2001, he began his political career alongside his late brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke. He ran for office in the Osun-West by-election in 2017 following the death of his brother, and he was successful.
Get the Full Gist from the Source Here
On July 23, 2018, he ran for governor in a byelection, which he won as the PDP’s candidate in Osun State.
On September 22, 2018, he was declared the victor of the Osun State governorship election, but the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) ruled it to be inconclusive.
On September 27, 2018, the state had a new election, and Gboyega Oyetola was pronounced the winner on July 5, 2019, by the supreme court.
Ademola Adeleke, also known as the Dancing Senator, won the Osun 2022 governor’s race on his second attempt, unseating incumbent Oyetola.
Announcing the results at the INEC Collation Centre on Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Osogbo, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who was the returning officer, said that Adeleke polled 403,371 votes to defeat his closet rival, Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the APC, who scored 375,027 votes.
How old is Ademola?
Since he was born on May 13, 1960, he would have turned 62 this year (2022), making him 61 at the moment.
Who is Ademola Adeleke’s Wife and Children?
Senator Ademola Adeleke’s legally married spouse is Mrs. Titilola Adeleke. They have three children: Adebayo Adeleke, also known as B- Red, Shina Adeleke, also known as Shina Rambo, and Nike Adeleke. They all work in the entertainment sector. Ademola Adeleke’s wife and kids are shown in the photo below.
What is Ademola Adeleke’s Net Worth?
There is no trustworthy website where Ademola Adeleke’s worth may be determined. Ademola Adeleke’s estimated net worth as of 2022 is $100 million.