Mike Adenuga Reveals Super Exclusive Pre-birthday Pictures… Countdown to 70 Begins …
By Adeniyi Ifetayo
It was being discussed in hush-hush tones, now it has grown into loud whispers, in deed in major capitals of the globe, admirers, benefactors and thousands of others are all discussing one topic: What is Chairman planning for April 29th?
In case you are wondering the significance of April 29th, it is the World-Mike-Adenuga-Day and this year, that date will be extra special because Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr, GCON, the authentic dollar-denominated billionaire and Chairman of Nigeria’s only solely-owned telecommunications provider, Globacom, will be hitting the landmark age of 70!
As usual for the very finicky and efficient mountain of a man fondly called The Guru, he is the Conductor of his orchestra and therefore fully in-charge of his affairs and not many souls have any clue if he will be rolling out the drums to mark the great day.
“Those who are close to the exceptional pride of Africa have said that he is man of fine taste. He is a Connoisseur and an Esthete rolled into one”
And that is why speculations are rife as the clock grinds tick tock, tick tock towards the day, which is just a mere one week away.
The Boss can exclusively reveal that the big celebration will be a close knit family affair. That is not all, he is in a very buoyant mood and thankful to God for His immense blessings and mercies on his life.
The joy in his heart is evident all through the super exclusive pre-birthday photographs of the worthy billionaire whose wealth is usually undervalued by publications and so-called experts who have taken it as a duty to compile global Rich Lists.
The pictures confirm what those who are close to the exceptional pride of Africa have always said that he is man of fine taste. He is a Connoisseur and an Esthete rolled into one. According to them, The Bull as some people refer to him, cherishes the fine things of life and in the area of fashion, like in other affairs of his life, he sets the rules.
“In many of the pictures, his bold personal crest is unmistakable as it is emblazoned on the shirt pocket or on the cap. He is as meticulous in his dress sense, in terms of colour combinations and type of outfit, as he is with running his vast business empire.”
The pictures confirm that Dr Adenuga is a power dresser whose fashion sense can be aptly described as simple but elegant. He is seen adorning the popular 3-piece Agbada in one shot and in another, he turns out in a bright flowery cotton shirt with a trendy bowler hat.
In many of the pictures, his bold personal crest is unmistakable as it is emblazoned on the shirt pocket or on the cap. He is as meticulous in his dress sense, in terms of colour combinations and type of outfit, as he is with running his vast business empire.
Nothing sits out of place. The wrist watch worn for this shoot are deliberately leather-strapped and look nondescript. Knowing full well that these pictures would be in the media and likely to face public scrutiny, he probably does not want the readers to leave the substance of the picture to discuss the worth of his watch. Everything is in order, all well-choreographed.
In every one of the picture, the unmistakable Mike Adenuga smile stares you in the face. He looks healthy and happy -and certainly waiting and ready to thank God at 70!
“He has founded and successfully nurtured many sophisticated businesses to fruition and they play leading positions in key sectors of the economy”
Born and schooled in Ibadan and with a university education in in the United States, Michael Adeniyi Adenuga Jnr. is Nigeria’s most decorated, celebrated and foremost business icon.
He has founded and successfully nurtured many sophisticated businesses to fruition and they play leading positions in key sectors of the economy. He is not a local champion as his businesses have grown outside the Nigerian shores and are now etched in other major capitals of the world. His Mike Adenuga Group is humongous!
Acknowledged as cerebral, a voracious reader and a Master of the Game when it comes to any subject, Adenuga’s vast business interests span oil exploration, downstream, banking, finance, real estate, hospitality, road construction and telecommunications and more.
Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr. has built his fortune through entrepreneurial skill, a willingness to thread where others dread and an unquestionable business acumen.
He is a strict disciplinarian who takes whatever action is required to get results. For Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr., impossibility is nothing and everyone’s power to achieve and excel is limitless. And that was probably why when Globacom hit 10 years, it changed its pay off line to UNLIMITED. This certainly aligns with the Chairman’s personal philosophy.
“For Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr., impossibility is nothing and everyone’s power to achieve and excel is limitless. And that was why when Globacom hit 10 years, it changed its pay off line to UNLIMITED. This certainly aligns with the Chairman’s personal philosophy.”
Apart from Globacom Limited and Glo 1, the only solely-owned high capacity submarine cable with connection to USA and running through Europe, Dr Mike Adenuga Jnr is also Chairman of Conoil Producing Limited and Conoil Plc among many others.
Talking of philosophy, another philosophy that he lives by is the art of giving. He strongly believes that the blessings that God has given him is not for him alone. He is reputed to be one of the most generous philanthropists alive. As a true Christian and Catholic, he likes splashing without making any noise.
Stories abound of how he has shocked people with the sheer monstrosity of gifts he has splashed on them without giving any notice and most times, they are not able to reach him to say thank you!
Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr who has been honoured with highest national awards in Nigeria, Ghana and France is a self-made business visionary who is in the process of becoming one of the wealthiest black men in the world.
He is an authentic billionaire in whom many Africans are well pleased and that is reason whenever his name is mentioned, they all “Glo With Pride”!
DR MIKE ADENUGA JR. AT 70: LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN…
As the world gets set to celebrate one of Africa’s greatest and wealthiest Titans DR MICHAEL ADENIYI AGBOLADE ISOLA ADENUGA on his 70th birthday, exactly a week from now, APRIL 29, 2023, here’s a sneak preview of what to note…
1. There will be no loud parties on that day. He has chosen to be at home with his family reflecting and thanking God for 70 years of abundant grace.
2. He has appealed to those who wish to celebrate him to do so in modesty and decorum. Fresh pictures have been taken and released for Media and Advertising usage.
3. The man of immense intellectual prowess would be delighted to have the younger generation read about his uncommon trajectory and imbibe some of the extraordinary attributes that catapulted him to being one of the most enigmatic business icons on planet earth.
4. DR MIKE ADENUGA JR. has dominated the business space in the last four decades with investments in commodity trading, real estate, banking, oil & gas, telecommunications, manufacturing and construction… He’s regarded as Africa’s best kept treasure as the man who makes cash every second. He had often been undervalued and underrated on the annual rich list because of his unconventional strategy but sustainable and more enduring approach to business development.
5. The MIKE ADENUGA story lends credence to the belief that “the hand of the giver is always on top…” He is the most generous giver and a silent donor to worthy causes. He is a Spirit you hardly see but feel his impact everywhere.
6. THISDAY newspaper and The BOSS (WWW.THEBOSSNEWSPAPERS.COM) online will be the official publications on that day, Saturday, APRIL 29, 2023.
Long live the GURU.
-The Boss Newspaper-