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King Sunny Ade’s Sunny on celebrated his birthday featuring the auction of the iconic musician’s guitar. With the bid opening at N9million, the bid was eventually won by Nigerian mogul, Tunde Folawiyo, the son of late Nigerian businessman, Wahab Folawiyo.
Trust Nigerians, they are already on it. Read what this funny twitter user wrote:
...And even a funnier tweet:
Seriously, who is this Tunde Folawiyo, King Sunny Ade's millionaire fan?
Tijani Babatunde Folawiyo (also known as Tunde Folawiyo) is a Nigerian businessman born on April 12, 1960. He is the managing director of Yinka Folawiyo Group. According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of $650 million.
He is Managing Director of the Yinka Folawiyo Group, an organisation with interests in energy, agriculture, shipping, real estate and engineering. A conglomerate that was founded by his father, Wahab Folawiyo, Tunde took over the organisation in 2008 when his father passed. He also serves as Director of MTN Nigeria Ltd, Executive Director of Yinka Folawiyo Group of Companies. Tunde also founded Folawiyo Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of the Yinka Folawiyo Group of Companies.
56 year-old Tunde was previously a Non-executive Director of Access Bank Plc (formerly Access Bank Nigeria) from 11 October 2005 – January 29, 2014. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1985, where he started his law practice in Nigeria with the firm Ogunsanya, but resigned from law in 1989.
Since 1996, Tunde has also served as the Vice President of Nigeria Association of Indigenous Petroleum Explorers & Productions (NAIPEC).
Tunde Folawiyo was educated at the London School of Economics, where he obtained a B.Sc degree in Economics in 1980, and an LL.B in 1984. He obtained an LL.M degree from the University College London in June 1985.
In 2010, Tunde was the recipient of the African Leadership Award. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate in business administration from Crescent University in Abeokuta, Nigeria.
He serves as a Goodwill Ambassador, Honorary Citizen of the city of Houston and Honorary Consul of Barbados.
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