Billionaire businessman, Aare Boluwatife Akin-Olugbade dies from COVID-19

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Nigerian billionaire businessman, Aare Boluwatife Akin-Olugbade on Wednesday passed away from COVID-19 complications.

His family sources say he died at an isolation centre in Lagos State.

Born on April 2, 1956, Akin-Olugbade was aged 64 years old at the time of his demise.

The demised billionaire is a native of Owu and he was born to the wealthy family of late Babatunde Akin-Olugbade, Balogun of Owu. He holds the traditional title of the aare ona-kankanfo of Owu kingdom.

During his lifetime, he was a lawyer and his business interests cuts across property development, construction, logistics, manufacturing, distribution, investment banking amidst many others.

The late Akin-Olugbade is recognised as one of the world’s biggest Rolls-Royce collector and at a point in his lifetime, he had 10 Rolls Royce which has his customized plate numbers- ‘BOLU 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to 10.”

HE attended Corona School, Yaba; King’s College, Lagos; London University; University of California (master’s in Law); and Cambridge University where he got his doctorate specialising in Company Law.

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