Who is Adewale Adeleke?
Adewale Adeleke is a famous Nigerian music producer, entrepreneur, business manager, and music executive. He is known for being the chairman of HKN Music and Executive Director of Pacific Energy. Also, he is known for being the elder brother of famous Nigerian musician, Davido and the son of Nigerian billionaire Adedeji Adeleke.
Adeleke was the executive producer of his elder brother, Davido’s debut album, “Omo Baba Olowo.” In this article, I will share Adewale Adeleke biography, career, family, age, net worth, Siblings, parents, Instagram, and a few other interesting things you probably didn’t know about him. Before we continue, let’s take a quick look at his profile summary.
|Date of Birth
|11 December 1988
Adewale Adeleke Biography
Adewale Adeleke was born on December 11, 1988, in his birth country, the United States of America, and is 35 years old. Because he celebrates his birthday on December 11, Adewale’s astrological sign is Sagittarius. And well, he grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States, in the company of his three siblings: David Adedeji Adeleke, Sharon Adeleke, and Ashley Adedeji.
His father, Adedeji Adeleke, was born on March 6, 1957, and is 65 years old. Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian businessman, business magnate, entrepreneur, and founder and president of Adeleke University. On the other hand, Adewale’s mother, Veronica Adeleke, is a businesswoman who married Adedeji Adeleke in the 80s. Sadly, however, she is deceased, but her husband, Adewale’s father, Adedeji Adeleke, had remained single.
That said: Adewale Adeleke holds dual citizenship. He is a US and Nigerian citizen – with his ancestry traceable to the Yoruba tribe in the Southwestern part of Nigeria. Adewale’s family is among the high-class population of Nigeria. Although his father is a wealthy businessman and billionaire, Adewale and his siblings are not dependent on his money.
Adewale Adeleke Education, Career
Adewale Adeleke had his elementary school graduate certification and high school diploma from schools in Georgia, the United States. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Administration from the prestigious Pacific Union College.
Also, he has a minor in Biology from the same college/University. Another report says he holds a degree from the famed Columbia University.
Regarding careers, Adewale started his career in the Nigerian entertainment industry after relocating to Nigeria in 2010 at 22. He founded the famed record label, “HKN Music,” along with his younger brother Davido in 2012. And speaking of notoriety, the record label has signed artists who are doing so well for themselves in the industry.
And well, in-house music producer, Shizzi, singer-songwriter Danagog Mayorkun, Sina Rambo, B-Red, and a handful of others are signed under the HKN Music record label. On a side note: HNK means “Honourable Kings of New School.” A source purports it also means “Hakan,” a Turkish word that loosely translates to “Kings of Kings.”
Adewale Adeleke’s record label, HKN Music, was 2014 nominated for the City People Entertainment Awards’ Record Label of the Year. He produced his brother’s (Davido’s) debut album, “Omo Baba Olowo,” under the HNK record label in 2012.
In 2015, he was appointed the Executive Director of Pacific Energy, a power generation and energy company owned by his father, Adedeji Adeleke. And dear, Adewale Adeleke is doing so well in all the sectors he is into — talking about the music and entrepreneurial sectors.
Adewale Adeleke Family
Adewale is married to Ekanem Kani. Adewale Adeleke and his long-term girlfriend, Ekanem Kani, tied their wedding knot in a traditional wedding ceremony held in December 2019 and a white wedding ceremony held in February 2020. In. In November 2020, the duo welcomed their first child, whose name we are unsure of.
Adewale Adeleke Net Worth
Adewale Adeleke has an estimated net worth of about $60 million. He earns his net worth from his career in the entertainment and entrepreneurial sectors. On an unrelated note: Adewale is on Instagram under the username @chairmanhkn.