The Federal Government has congratulated Mo Abudu, Chimamanda Adichie and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, on the honours recently bestowed on them on the global stage. He called them great ambassadors of Nigeria. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the three honourees are iconic women in the Creative Industry, who have brought great honour, not…
It is a general belief that money answereth all things. But in some instances, the quid meets brickwall and couldn’t command, especially, when it comes to love. This came to mind when early this week Paddy Agbolade, son of billionaire telecom tycoon, Dr. Mike Adenuga, caused a lot of sensation on the social media when he tweeted and shared a rare insight into his personal life suggesting that as a rich kid, he has got values for marriage.
Paddy, 33-year old second son of Globacom Chairman, revealed that he has been engaged twice – once in 2010 and the other in 2012 – and that now, he’s just waiting on God’s time to get married. “I have been engaged twice (2010, 2012) but didn’t get married on either occasion…Painful, both times, but a lot of lessons learned. I can’t force God’s time and God’s will…In the meantime, I am just taking it one day at a time,” Paddy tweeted on his verified account. But did he just randomly say it or was it a response to someone’s question? Well, does it really matter? Don’t others at some point in time pray and wait on God’s time? And as if in a bluesy mood, handsome Paddy, who was in Los Angeles, United States, had also tweeted earlier; “Never fight against God’s will, no matter how much you disagree with him. Trust me, I should know. I’ve tried so many times to create a path that was not part of the Man up top’s plan and my Lord did He kick my ass..,”
Afro hairdo-loving Paddy is blessed with good look and deep wallet, the two key qualities that draw loads of girls to any dude. He has not been openly linked with any girl neither embroiled in any salacious romance tale. Yet, it appears he is very choosy rather than unlucky when it comes to opposite sex.
Paddy was born in London, England at St. Thomas Hospital on June 21, 1984. He lived in Lagos from 1984 till 1994 and attended Corona Primary School, Victoria Island and then Kings College, Lagos. In late 1994, at the age of 10, he moved to prestigious Marine Military Academy (MMA) in Harlingen, Texas, United States. After three years at MMA, he moved to The Tenney School in Houston and in early 1998 graduated from high school at the age of 13. In the summer of 1998, still at the age of 13, he gained admission into the University of Massachusetts, Boston to study Business Administration and in 2000, transferred to North Eastern University where he graduated with Bachelors in Business Management at the age of 18 in 2002. He joined the family-owned conglomerate as the Group Executive Director of Globacom and also the upstream exploration & production company, ConOil Producing.
In 2006, he left the Group and moved to London to setup an oil broking firm with a business partner called Cayne & Cayne. The firm brokered supplies of refined petroleum products to Nigerian oil firms. In 2009, he returned to the Group in an even more senior capacity as the co-CEO of Globacom & ConOil Producing, but in 2012, he moved back to London to specialise in Oil & Gas Investments and Consultancy, Food & Beverage Investments, General Investments, and Film Production until August 2016, when he launched Pegasus Capital Investments.