Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke, popularly known as the Dancing Senator, is a Nigerian politician and currently a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) although he was once a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He is also an entrepreneur and a former senator, representing the Osun-West senatorial district from 2017 to 2019.
He was born into the popular Adeleke family in Ede, Osun State, on the 13th of May 1960. His father is a Muslim named Raji Ayoola Adeleke while his mother is an Igbo Christian named Nnena Esther Adeleke. He’s the last child among 3 children and the names of his elder brothers are Dr Adedeji Adeleke and Late. Mr Isiaka Adeleke.
Ademola Adeleke Education
His academic journey started at the Methodist Primary School Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. Then he moved to Nawarudeen Primary School, Ikire in an old Oyo State.
He attended both Seventh Days Adventist secondary school and Ede Muslim grammar school in Ede, old Oyo State.
He studied criminal justice and political science at Jacksonville State University, Alabama, the United States.
There were a lot of controversies over his certificate that made him further his education at Atlanta Metropolitan state college, United States and in 2021, he bagged a degree in Criminal Justice.
Ademola Adeleke Earlier Career
His career journey started at Quicksilver Courier Company in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 1985 to 1989.
In the years 1992 to 1999, he worked as the executive director for Guinness Nigeria plc and from 2001 to 2016 he worked as the executive director at his brother’s company known as Pacific holding limited.
He also worked in a flavour and fragrance manufacturing company in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as the Vice president from 1990 to 1994.
Ademola Adeleke In Political
His political journey started in 2001 with his brother Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke. After the death of his brother in 2017, he contested the Osun-West 2017 by-election and he won.
He also contested for the Governorship bye-election on July 23, 2018, and he won as the PDP Governorship candidate in Osun State.
He emerged as the winner of the Osun State governorship election on 22nd September 2018, but the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) declared it inconclusive.
The state reran the election on the 27th of September 2018 and on the 5th of July 2019, the supreme court declared Gboyega Oyetola as the winner.
In his second bid for the governorship office, Ademola Adeleke (alias Dancing Senator) defeated the sitting governor, Oyetola, in the Osun 2022 gubernatorial election.
Announcing the results at the INEC Collation Centre on Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Osogbo, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who was the returning officer, said that Adeleke polled 403,371 votes to defeat his closet rival, Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the APC, who scored 375,027 votes.
Ademola Adeleke Real Age
He is currently 61years old but would be 62 this year (2022) since he was born on the 13th of May 1960.
Who is Ademola Adeleke’s Wife and Children?
Mrs Titilola Adeleke is the legal wife of Senator Ademola Adeleke. They have 2 sons and 1 daughter named Adebayo Adeleke popularly known as B- Red, Shina adeleke fondly called Shina Rambo and Nike Adeleke. They are all into the entertainment industry. Below is the picture of Ademola Adeleke’s wife and his children.
Ademola Adeleke’s Net Worth
There is no reputable platform to quantify Ademola Adeleke’s worth. As of 2021, Ademola Adeleke is reportedly worth 100 million dollars.
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