Biography Of Rotimi Akeredolu: Wife, Children, Education, Career & Networth 2022


Biography of Rotimi Akeredolu

Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu was born on July 21, 1956. Rotimi is currently 66 years old.

He was born in Owo, Ondo State, to Rev. J.O Ola Akeredolu of Owo and Lady Evang. Grace Akeredolu of Ondo State’s Igbotu Ese Odo Government Area.

Rotimi Akeredolu’s Education

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Akeredolu began his formal education at Government School in Owo. He then attended Aquinas College in Akure, Loyola College in Ibadan, and Comprehensive High School in Ayetoro for his secondary faculty education and Higher School Certificate.

In Yoruba, his central title “Odunayo” means “Year of Happiness.” He went on to study law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), graduating in 1977. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1978.

Personal Life of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu

SAN Akeredolu is a devout Christian who is happily married to Her Excellency Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu. The marriage has produced four children.

His interests include; garden tennis, studying, and singing.

Rotimi Akeredolu Awards

Rotimi Akeredolu has received Akeredolu Recognitions and awards, including the following:

Merit award – Obafemi Awolowo College Alumni Association, Ibadan Branch – 1994.

Sport writers’ association of Nigeria, Oyo state chapter, authorized adviser award-1995

NBA award given in recognition of conferring the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1998.


The Qatar Law Discussion Board awarded the world’s top lawyer in 2009.

Nigeria legal awards, 2010- life achievement award, and many more.

Net Worth of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu

His net worth isn’t available, but he’s a millionaire or billionaire.

Career of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu

As a lawyer, Akeredolu has served in a variety of capacities for his professional body, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), including Secretary, NBA, Ibadan department 1985-1986, member, NBA National Executive Council from 1985 to the present, and National Publicity Secretary NBA 1988-1989.


In 1998, he was awarded the title of Senior Advance of Nigeria, (SAN)


Akeredolu entered politics on the platform of the then Action Congress of Nigeria.

When the All Progressive Congress, APC was formed in 2014, he became the primary State Chairman (interim) and primary mentor to the party in Ondo State.

He, along with other notable leaders, led the group to a successful Presidential Election in 2015.

In 2016, he was elected as the Governorship candidate for the 2016 Governorship Election in a free, honest, and credible general election in Ondo State.

Akeredolu was elected as Governor of Ondo State on November 26th, 2016 and was sworn in on Friday, February 24th, 2017.

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