Globacom CEO, Mike Adenuga Loses Elder Sister, Afolasade Akande On Her 80th Birthday

Globacom CEO, Mike Adenuga Loses Elder Sister, Afolasade Akande On Her 80th Birthday

 

Globacom CEO, Mike Adenuga Loses Elder Sister, Afolasade Akande On Her 80th Birthday

Chairman of Globacom, Mike Adenuga has lost his elder sister, Chief Mrs Afolasade Akande nee Adenuga on her 80th birthday on Wednesday, January 27.

According to TheCapital, she passed away in early hours of Wednesday when goodwill and congratulatory messages were coming in from family and friends.

She is second of five children of Pa Michael Agbolade Adenuga Sr. and his wife, Juliana Oyindamola, both of blessed memory.

Her siblings include late Mrs. E.O. Osunsade popularly called Aunty Olu; Otunba Demola Adenuga, the Bajulaiye of Ijebuland and accomplished businessman; Otunba Yetunde Adegbola and Dr. Mike Adenuga, the multibillionaire Chairman of Globacom and Apesin of Ijebuland, who is the last born and the most famous of the Adenuga kids.

Afolasade’s death comes few days after Otunba Ademola Adenuga penned moving tribute in her honour.

He described his sister as a selfless and kind, philanthropic, highly principled and a no-nonsense writer who fights with her powerful pen.

Otunba Ademola recalled that as a fresher at the University of Ibadan, he was to travel to the UK for the first time, but his father objected.

He expressed;

We had this programme whereby we go abroad on holidays for three months. The Students Union arranged our passports and the flight. Dad said I should not go. My dear sister Shade and my mother arranged seventy pounds in those days and paid on my behalf to travel to the UK. She even arranged where I would stay with Mr. and Mrs. Adepoju. That’s my sister for you. When she has made up her mind to do anything for you, whether you are a family member or outsider, she would even carry it to your backyard.

Otunba Adenuga also revealed that his sister was blessed with a sharp business acumen which she inherited from her mum, a wealthy businesswoman of her era.

He then wished her a happy birthday, praying that as she ages, she would remain in good health, peace and the joy of the Lord. However, his prayers were short lived as she passed away yesterday on her 80th birthday.

May her soul rest in peace.

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