Prominent Nigerian entrepreneur Micheal Adeniyi Agbolagade Adenuga popularly known as Mike Adenuga who has made waves with his success story throughout the country and beyond once worked has a taxi driver to help fund his university education. Isnt this an inspiring fact from Africa’s second richest person?
Looking back at his profile, we discovered how he made ends means through taxi driving in the early stage of his career and became a successful entrepreneurer against all odds.
Mike Adenuga was born on 29th April, 1953 at Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria, into the family of Oloye Micheal Agbolade Adenuga Snr, a school teacher and Omoba Juliana Oyindamola Adenuga, a business woman of the royal Ijebu descent.
Adenuga received his primary school education at Ibadan Grammar school, he then went to comprehensive high school Aiyetoro for his (HSC) he graduated from Northwestern Oklahama state university and pace university, with his degree in business administration. While in the US, he worked as a taxi driver to help fund his university education
Presently, Mike Adenuga owns stakes at the Equitorial trust bank now sterling bank and conoil. Also be is ranked as the second richest person in Nigeria and Africa with his net worth estimates at $9.4 billion according to Forbes in 2019, he is also the founder of Globacom, which is known as one of the largest telecommunications in Nigeria with presence in Ghana.
Though Mike Adenuga has once been a taxi driver but that did not stop him from making it in life and becoming one of the most talked about famous entrepreneurs in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.