Billionaire Adenuga loses sister on her 80th birthday

Mike Adenuga, Nigerian billionaire and founder of Globacom has lost his older sister Afolasade Akande on her 80th birthday.

The second of five children of the late Pa Michael Adenuga Sr. and Juliana Oyindamola, Akande died on Wednesday just when birthday messages were coming in from loved ones.

Her brother Ademola Adenuga had over the weekend penned an emotional tribute in her honour.

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

He recalled that as a fresher at the University of Ibadan, he was to travel to the United Kingdom for the first time, but his father objected.

“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,” he wrote.

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