Chief Victor Adewale is the Akinrogun of Arigidi Akoko in Ondo State. He’s a man who has done well for himself in life. Akinrogun exudes Aura that that cannot be ignored. The name may not ring a bell to many people, but we can authoritatively tell you that his philanthropic activities, selflessness has won him many admirers heart as he has carved a great niche for himself in the society. His good work is speaking for him home and abroad.
Akinrogun Victor Mobolaji Adewale was born in the mid-’60s. He hails from Oke Oro Ekiti, Ekiti State, but was born in Ibadan Oyo State. He attended ICC Primary School and Ikolaba High School both in Ibadan. He later attended the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training. He worked with the Nigerian Air-Force between 1988 and 1997 before proceeding to Europe the same year for greener pastures.
Apart from being a well-respected Chief, Akinrogun Victor Adewale is a businessman per excellence. He is the owner of the big and popular Relaxation Centre, Havana, on Old Ife Road, Ibadan, and he is also a car dealer and aces other businesses to his credit. Currently, the CEO Havana Motors Ltd, Havana Recordz (a division of Vickbolad International Ltd) also situated at Aromolaran, Old Ife Road Ibadan. He is also the grand patron of Unity Brothers of Nigeria, Ibadan.
What about his foundation called VMA Foundation? Over the years this great man has been catering for the less privileged, youths and many others through this foundation. No wonder he remains a great man who has buy it goodwill himself, through his philanthropic gestures.
It will also interest you to know that Chief Akinrogun Victor Adewale is one of the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, doesn’t joke with, because of his promotion of Oodua Progressive Congress outside Nigeria. Akinrogun Victor Adewale is now the coordinator of Oodua Progressive Congress in Europe. He runs the union in 28 countries in Europe. This and many other selfless acts have really worked for him and made him a well-respected man in the society.
Recently, City People’s Publisher, SEYE KEHINDE and City People Assistant Editor/Head of City People Tv, SUNDAY ADIGUN, bumped into him at an event in Lagos and he revealed how he’s been coordinating Oodua Progressive Union in 28 European countries. Excerpt.
How has it been since you took up the position of OPC coordinator?
So far, so good it’s been good. I thank the Almighty God for His guidance and wisdom.
You spend more time abroad than in Nigeria?
Yes, I live in Sweden. I am the coordinator for Oodua Progressive Union in the whole of Europe. We have Oodua Progressive union in 87 countries. We have the North American Coordinator, South American Coordinator and European Coordinator which I am the one by the grace of God, and then we have the Asian Coordinator and African Coordinator. So, I am representing the Oodua Progressive union in Europe and I have 28 countries under me.
How do you cope, managing 28 the union countries?
It’s not been easy. Seriously, it has not been easy, but with the help of God, the assistance and the advice of our Global convener, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, who is the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. thing are working out. He’s the founder of Oodua Progressive Union Worldwide, so with the help God and Him, it has been good.
What else do you do apart from your involvement in OPC activities?
I’m a businessman. I have a restaurant in Ibadan. Havannah Relaxation Centre, Sometimes people call me Havannah, sometimes people call me Akinrogun. I have a big restaurant on Old Ife Road Ibadan. I also deal with the importation of cars, and I also have a foundation called VMA Foundation acronym for Victor Mobolaji Adewale Foundation. I’m using it to cater for the less privileged, my communities, the widows, the youth and students. That’s what I do.
Let’s talk about your life as Akinrogun of Akoko, how has it been so far?
It has been helpful. I am not from Arigidi Akoko. I am from Oke Oro, but the king of Arigidi Akoko, Saki of Arigidi Akoko, Kabiyesi Oba Yisa Olanipekun, used to be our O.P.U father, he used to do so many things in line with us. He used to attend our events, both in Diaspora and in Nigeria. He saw my activities and agility; he then told me that I’m worthy of the title of Akinrogun, Akoko, and Aare Gani Adams liked it and he approved it. So, I can tell you I got my Akinrogun of Arigidi Akoko through the platform of O.P.U and through the platform of my handwork.