Adedeji Adeleke’s bio: net worth, age family, everything to know about Davido’s father

Dr Adedeji Adeleke is one of the richest men in Nigeria; however, little was known about him until his son David Adeleke also known as Davido, started his music career and went by the nickname Omo Baba Olowo OBO meaning ‘Child of a rich man‘ in the English Language.

Recently, Davido put his father in the spotlight once again when he revealed he never knew his family was rich until he turned 13.

Davido’s father is rated alongside the likes of Femi Otedola, who is said to be a friend of his.

Adedeji Adeleke comes from a family that is popular in the political sphere in Osun state, especially as his brother Ademola Adeleke contested to be the Governor of the state under the People Democratic Party PDP.

To know more about Adedeji Adeleke, continue reading this article.

Profile Summary

Real name Adedeji Tajudeen Adeleke
Gender Male
Date of birth 6 March 1957
Age 64 years old
Country of Origin Federal Republic of Nigeria
State of Origin Ede, Osun state
Source of Wealth Real Estate and Businesses
Parents Ayoola Adeleke and Esther Adeleke
Wife late Veronica Adeleke
Children Adewale Adeleke, David Adeleke Davido, Sharon, Ashley Coco
Grand Children Imade Adeleke, Hailey Adeleke, Ifeanyi Adeleke
Relatives Late Isiak Adeleke, Ademola Adeleke
Companies  Adeleke University, Pacific Holdings Limited
Net worth $700 million (estimated)

Adedeji Adeleke’s biography

Adedeji Adeleke was born on the 6th of March 1957 in Enugu state to Ayoola Adeleke and Esther Adeleke. He grew with his maternal grandmother, and he is a native If Ede in Osun state.

Davido’s father is related to the late Isiaq Adeleke, who is the first Governor of Osun state and Ademola Adeleke. He is a Nigerian by birth and celebrated his 64th birthday in March 2021.


Adedeji Adeleke left Enugu when he came of age to commence his primary school education in Lagos, where he attended Ansar-Ud-deen school from 1965 to 1970.

Upon graduation from primary school, Adedeji relocated to Osun state, where he had his secondary education at the Seventh-Day Adventist Grammar School.

After the completion of his secondary school education, Adedeji Adeleke moved to Western Kentucky University, Kentucky, the USA, in 1976 to bag his first degree in finance in 1979. He also holds an MBA from the same institution which he bagged in 1981.

Adedeji bagged a doctoral degree from the Pacific Columbia University, Mills Valley, California, in 1983.

Upon completion of his degree in the US, Adedeji Adeleke returned to Nigeria to take part in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps NYSC Scheme.


Deji Adeleke is a businessman and entrepreneur. He is a partner and co-founder of Adeleke University, located in his hometown in Ede, Osun State.

Davido’s father is also the CEO of Pacific Holdings Ltd Company, with a focus on finances and investments in different sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Personal Life

Adedeji Adeleke was espoused to Dr Veronica Adeleke, who died in 2003. He has four children, two males and two females named Adewale Adeleke, David Adeleke Davido, Sharon, Ashley Coco. He also has numerous grandchildren, but popular among them are Imade Adeleke, Hailey Adeleke, Ifeanyi Adeleke, who are Davido’s children.

Davido’s father owes a Bombardier Challenger 605 Business jet and a Bombardier Global Express 6000.

Net worth

Davido’s father is reportedly worth $700 million.