Afe Babalola Biography: Age, Wife, Wikipedia, Net Worth, Family, State of Origin, Second Wife, First Wife, Son, Children, Daughter, Secondary School
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|Date of Birth:||October 30, 1929|
|Age:||94 years (2023)|
|State of Origin:||Ekiti State|
|Wife:||Modupe Mercy Babalola|
|Net Worth:||$5 millions|
Afe Babalola Biography
Afe Babalola was born on October 30, 1929 is a Nigerian lawyer and founder of Afe Babalola University.
Early Life and Education
Afe Babalola was born on October 30, 1929, in Ekiti State South Western Nigeria. He attended Emmanuel Primary School, Ado Ekiti.
He enrolled for the Senior Cambridge School Certificate examination by private study from Wolsey Hall, Oxford.
He later obtained the A’Level certificate of London University before he proceeded to London School of Economics where he received a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
He worked briefly at the Central Bank of Nigeria before he left to the University of London where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law.
In 1963, he was called to the England bar, the same year he became a member of Lincoln’s Inn, London.
Afe Babalola Career
Afe Babalola began his career at Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, western Nigeria as a litigation lawyer at Olu Ayoola and Co, law firm.
In 1965, after two years of legal practice, he established his own law firm, Afe Babalola and Co. (Emmanuel Chambers).
In 1987, he became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, the highest rank in the Legal profession in Nigeria.
In 2001, he was appointed Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria.
He held the position till 2008 during which he emerged as best Pro-Chancellor of Nigerian Universities consecutively in 2005 and 2006.
In 2009, he established Afe Babalola University to promote education in Nigeria. In 2013, the university was ranked the second best private university in Nigeria and 17 of 136 universities in Nigeria.
Afe Babalola is married to Modupe Mercy Babalola. He has nine children, including Bolanle Austen-Peters.
Afe Babalola Net Worth
Afe Babalola is a Nigerian lawyer and founder of Afe Babalola University. He has an estimated net worth of $5 millions.