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Chief Adebutu Kessignton, one of Nigeria's shrewd businessmen is respected for his Philanthropist gestures.Recently, it was announced by the Lagos State Government that Kessington had donated computers, classrooms and furniture amounting to N56 million.

Yours truly was also there when he clocked 70 in 2006.The multi-millionaire donated several food items and cash to various institutions,his community and the Liberian Regugee home in Ogun State.Kessington also gave himself a wonderful birthday gift.He got married to his last wife about two weeks before the 70th birthday.The lady was about 30 years at the time.

Amongst Kessington’s wives were two women said to have been beauty queens several years ago in Nigeria.Kessinton has a circle of friends that included the high and mighty in Nigeria’s society. He was very close to Chief Abebayo Ayoku, the Babalaje of Lagos who died last year. He founded the popular face to face pool company with Ayoku in the 70s.

Today,Kessington is better known for his lottery company known as ' Owo Baba Ijebu'.Whenever he attend events,people hail the Iperu Remo born businessman as 'Baba Ijebu!'


  1. Never heard of him!

    Have a nice week Niyi.

  2. Omosewa,now you know.He is very close to the Okoyas,the samuel adedoyins and the rest.Chief Ayoku i mentioned as his closest pal was the chairman of Golden Gates.Ayoku was known as gbengbeleku and he was babalaje of Lagos.At least you can't fail this whenever you are asked in an exam.thanks and keep reading

  3. LOL, afi exam naa.

    Please look into the facebook thing, you should join, if you havent.

  4. Baba Alemu abi na Ijebu.

    Na wah o!

  5. @Omosewa
    You've never heard of Baba Ijebu???
    I don't know if you're based in Nigeria. If you are, get to any busstop near you, look out for any kiosk that is not a Phone call centre and has area boys hanging around. Such a kiosk usually contains a vending machine. This meachine gives out numbers which are used to play in a lotto popularly known as Baba Ijebu.
    After a hard day's work, social miscreants usually assemble at these kiosks to hand over their hard-earned money.
    As they say, Owo Baba Ijebu, Dapada

  6. i met him once through one of gbengbeleku's son who is a friend of mine,if you live in nigeria and you dont know baba ijebu then u r living underground especially if you r yoruba
    owo baba ijebu,dapada!!!lol
    @mr niyi
    hope u got my text,sorry for the mix up yestd

  7. Serial polygamists. What do they leave for their family as a legacy when they are gone. Nothing but problems.

  8. av always heard of baba ijebu, but am just getting to know about him and his operation. he is a kind man and operates a transparent lotto service. Bravo.


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