One man who has somehow lessened the tension people perceive is present in the political sphere is former senator Ademola Adeleke. Senator Ademola Adeleke, popularly called ‘dancing senator’, is so-called because of his spontaneous outbursts of dancing steps, especially after a big win or just for fun in the public.
He was a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing the Osun-west senatorial district until June 2019.
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Ademola Adeleke Biography
|Real name||Ademola Adeleke|
|Date of birth||13 May 1960|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Source of Wealth||Politician and Businessman|
|Position||Osun State Governor-elect|
|Net worth||$560 million|
Ademola Adeleke is an uncle to popular Nigerian music star, Davido. He was born to a Muslim father named Late Chief Raji Ayoola Adeleke and a devout Igbo Christian mother, Nnena Esther Adeleke. It’s as if politics runs in the blood of the Adelekes, as his late father, Raji Ayoola Adeleke was a politician and a second republic Senator and political leader of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN). In addition, Ademola Adeleke’s father was the Balogun of Ede land in Osun State while he was alive.
Ademola Adeleke’s rise to prominence in politics was after the demise of his brother Isiaka Adeleke April 2017 who was the senator representing the Osun-West district. Soon after the death of Isiaka Adeleke, Ademola Adeleke decided to run for the senatorial position, which he successfully won.
Ademola Adeleke Education
For his primary school, Ademola Adeleke attended Methodist Primary School, Surulere Lagos, before he relocated to Old Oyo State and attended Nawarudeen Primary School, Ikire. He had his secondary school education at The Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School, Ede, and later moved to Ede Muslim Grammar School Ede where he completed his secondary school education.
Ademola Adeleke didn’t complete his education in Nigeria. He travelled to the United States of America with two of his elder brothers for his tertiary education. He attended Jacksonville State University, Alabama in the United States where he majored in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science.
Following allegations of falsified academic qualifications, Ademola Adeleke is reported to have travelled back to Atlanta Metropolitan State College, where he bagged a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2021.
Ademola Adeleke Career
Ademola Adeleke had a thriving career in the business world before venturing into Politics. From 1985–to 1989, he worked as a service contractor at Quicksilver Courier Company in Atlanta, Georgia, US. After this, he worked as the vice president of Origin International LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, US, a flavours and fragrance manufacturing company from 1990 to 1994. After a period of time, Ademola Adeleke joined Pacific Holdings Limited, his brother’s company where he worked from 2001 to 2016, as the group’s Executive Director.
Ademola Adeleke Political Career
Ademola Adeleke’s journey in politics began in 2001. He was not really known in the political space until the death of his brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke who died in April 2017. He was a member of the All Progressive Party (APC); until April 2017 when he defected to the People’s Democratic party to run for the Senator’s position, which his brother left vacant. As luck would have it, Ademola Adeleke won the election and served as the senator of the Osun-West district until June 2019.
On 23 July 2018, Ademola emerged as the governorship candidate of PDP in Osun State. Davido also took to his Instagram page to congratulate his uncle on his selection as governorship candidate after winning the primaries. The result of the governorship election which took place on the 22nd of September, 2018 against contenders like Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola of APC and Iyiola Omisore of SDP was declared inconclusive by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). A rerun of the election which was held on the 27th of September, 2018 caused Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola of APC to emerge as the winner.
However, this result was heavily contested by Ademola Adeleke as false and a ‘coup’. Sadly, a verdict from the Supreme Court in July 2019 reviewed the election; and declared Gboyega Oyetola of APC as the due winner of the governorship election.
Ademola Adeleke Family
Ademola Adeleke is married and he has three children. His two sons; Shina Rambo and B-Red are popular Nigerian musicians. He has a daughter, Adenike Adeleke.
Senator Ademola Adeleke Net Worth
It is widely known amongst Nigerians that politicians are heavily paid. However, aside from his political earnings, Ademola Adeleke is a businessman. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Nigeria, his estimated net worth as of 2021 is $560 million.
Senator Ademola Adeleke Cars
It wouldn’t come as a surprise that a man like Ademola Adeleke with such wealth and influence wouldn’t have luxury cars to meet his mobility needs. Prior to contesting for the governorship seat in Osun state Ademola Adeleke boldly declared that he already has houses, cars, and everything, hence there is no need for him to steal from the state coffers. With this, Ademola Adeleke would definitely be able to afford to own these cars in the garage:
Range Rover Sport
Range Rover Sport is a statement of luxury and influence. Anyone with millions in his or her bank account wouldn’t mind buying a Range Rover Sport. This car has a starting price of 70 million NGN. The powerful 5.0 litre V8 Supercharged Petrol engine in the Range Rover provides outstanding performance and driver engagement.
Mercedes Benz G-Wagon
The bold body look of the Mercedes Benz G-Wagon is bound to command the gaze of on-lookers. The G-Wagon is an attractive car made with quality materials. The spacious interior is decked with durable 21st-century technological features with the aim of giving the rider a pleasant and enjoyable ride. The G-Wagon costs between 75-90 million NGN.
Mercedes Benz GLB 250
In celebration of his daughter’s graduation, Ademola Adeleke squashed millions of naira to gift his daughter- Adenike Adeleke a brand new Mercedes Benz GLB 250 as she graduated from Oakland University in Alabama, US.
Inside of the GLB 250, you find features like an 8-inch display with a central controller mounted on the console; Apple CarPlay; Android Auto; and voice control with hands-free Bluetooth interface/audio streaming. Powering it is a 208-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that pairs with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Ademola Adeleke Houses
At the time of this writing, there is no public record of the total number of houses owned by Ademola Adeleke. Being a wealthy former senator and governor, Ademola Adeleke is likely to have houses in Lagos, Ede, Osun state as well as the USA.
Ademola Adeleke is a wealthy man who is also involved in philanthropic acts. He often helps the needy and the less privileged.