Meet Burna Boy’s Role Model, Adebayo Ogunlesi

In this article, we are going to be talking about unpopular Nigerian billionaire Adebayo Ogunlesi, who is the role model of Grammy-Award winner Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu professionally known as Burna Boy.

Afrobeats sensation Burna Boy makes Nigerians and his music lovers to open a tab on google and started searching for Adebayo Ogunlesi who is worth billions of dollars.

In 2020, Burna Boy releases a nostalgic bop dubbed, Wonderful, a track off his Grammy Award-winning album, Twice As Tall.

In the lyrics of the song, Burna Boy said “As I dey hustle like Adebayo Ogunlesi (No go talk say me I too lazy) Anywhere I go mo n’ lati pada si ile mi (cuz mama mi won wa ni ile mi).”

Adebayo Ogunlesi recently found himself listed among the world’s wealthiest individuals, boasting an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion, as reported by Bloomberg. But who exactly is Bayo Ogunlesi, and what’s the story behind his fortune?

Adebayo Olusegun Ogunlesi, known as Bayo Ogunlesi, is a prominent Nigerian lawyer and investment banker. Born on December 20, 1953, he originates from Makun in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. Ogunlesi’s lineage includes a notable academic background; his father is Professor Theophilus O. Ogunlesi, who holds the distinction of being Nigeria’s first Professor of Medicine.

Bayo Ogunlesi’s educational journey is indeed impressive. After completing his secondary education at King’s College, he pursued higher studies at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. At Oxford, he excelled academically and earned a first-class degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, laying a strong foundation for his future endeavors.

Ogunlesi continued to pursue advanced education, obtaining a Juris Doctor (JD) from Harvard Law School and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School in 1979. This dual degree program, known as JD-MBA, provided him with a unique and comprehensive skill set, blending legal expertise with business acumen.

Such a diverse educational background likely equipped Ogunlesi with the tools necessary to excel in the complex worlds of law, finance, and investment banking

This family legacy likely played a role in shaping Ogunlesi’s path toward success and achievement in his own professional endeavors.

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