Astute Nigerian businessman and billionaire, Bolu Akin-Olugbade, was pronounced dead on Wednesday, Jan. 13, after suffering complications from COVID-19.
He was 65. Family sources said the socialite died at an isolation centre in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre.
Tributes and condolences from friends and associates have been pouring in on social media since the socialite’s passing was announced yesterday.
Here are 5 things you didn’t know about the late Bolu Akin-Olugbade.
1. He was born on April 2, 1956, to the family of late Babatunde Akin-Olugbade, Balogun of Owu, and a wealthy businessman.
2. Until his death, he held the title of the aare ona- kankanfo of Owu kingdom.
3. He attended Corona School, King’s College, Lagos, and London University.
4. He was a lawyer and obtained his master’s degree in law at the University of California and obtained his doctorate degree in company law at Cambridge University.
5. He had business interests in the following sectors; property development, construction, manufacturing, logistics, distribution, maritime and offshore services, and investment banking.
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