City People Reveals Shocking Details
Not many people know that billionaire businessman, Otunba Mike Adenuga and the Awujale of Ijebuland are close. We can tell you that authoritatively. They are very, very close. In fact, City People findings reveal that Otunba Mike Adenuga is the closest person to this paramount ruler of Ijebuland.
The Awujale himself does not hide that very fact. Many of those who are close to them know and the Awujale himself revealed the depth of their closeness in his autobiography titled Awujale published 7 years ago.
Not many people know that the Awujale and Otunba Mike Adenuga are cousins and then friends. Although the Awujale is much older than Mike Adenuga, he relates with him more like a friend.
How are they related? Mike’s late mum, Mrs. Oyin Adenuga is nee Onashile. According to his autobiography the Awujale revealed that the Onashiles belong to notable and influential families in Ijebu Igbo – the Omo Olu Badejos on the paternal side and the Pariolas on the maternal side. Mike Adenuga is late mother is Awujale’s grandmother, Dorcas Tami Onashile’s daughter.
Not only that. The Awujale in December 1956 went to live with Mike Adenuga’s mum, Mrs. Oyin Adenuga in Ibadan. That was when his secondary school was over. The link is that Mike Adenuga’s mum is Awujale’s aunt.
That was why over the last few years Awujale has been protective of Mike Adenuga and at several times he indeed rose in defence of Adenuga as shown in his autobiography. When OBJ tried to intimidate Mike with EFCC under Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Awujale took it up with the then President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
City People gathered that Awujale likes Mikes humility, respect for elders and generosity. For instance despite how stupendously rich, whenever he visits or sees Awujale, Mike goes flat on the floor to greet him. He calls and speaks to Mike almost on a daily basis. And there is nothing the Awujale desires in life that Mike would not willingly buy or purchase. Whilst Awujale is like a Baba (father) to Mike, Mike is like his son and aburo pataki who knows what Awujale will need at any point in time.
When he feels the Awujale deserves some rest or vacation he will arrange for him to get one. By his very nature Mike is safety conscious, so he is more relaxed outside Nigeria and so he usually unwinds with the Awujale abroad.
So, it’s not unlikely to see the Awujale chilling once in a while in South of France or the UK with his young wife Oloori Kemi who he likes travelling with and Mike would join them.
This closeness has also been evident in the annual Ojude Oba. Glo is usually one of the big sponsors.