Adewole Adebayo Biography: What you didn’t know about SDP presidential candidate

Adewole Adebayo Biography: What you didn't know about SDP presidential candidate

Adewole Adebayo is a Nigerian lawyer and founder of KAFTAN TV.

Adewole Adebayo Biography

Adewole Adebayo portrait

Adewole Adebayo was born in Ondo City, Ondo State, on January 8, 1972.

He attended St. Stephen Primary School, Ondo, from 1978 to 1983. He had his secondary education at St. Joseph College in Ondo from 1983 to 1989.

He attended Obafemi Awolowo University from 1991 to 1997 and graduated with a law degree. After completing his studies at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos and passing the bar exam, he was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2000. 

He passed the New York bar exams after bagging a law degree in the United States. Adebayo is also licensed to practice in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, California, New York, and federal courts in the United States. 

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Adewole Adebayo started his legal career as a litigation attorney at Tunji Abayomi & Co in Lagos, Nigeria. He established Adewole Adebayo & Co., House of Law, in 2002 after working for two years. 

In one of the cases his law firm handled in Nigeria, Femi Falana (SAN) challenged the legality of the agreement between the Ministry of Interior, the Nigeria Immigration Service, and Continental Transfert Technique Limited for the collection of fees for the Combined Expatriate and Residence Permit Aliens Card (CERPAC).

Adebayo defended Continental Transfert Technique Limited in the suit. He has developed several seasoned lawyers, including Dr. Kayode Ajulo, the former National Secretary of the Labour Party, with seasoned attorneys as associates and partners. 

He participated in Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) activities and made friends throughout Nigeria who look up to him for his moral fortitude, honesty, and fervour. His accomplishments under the Olusegun Obasanjo administration finally propelled him into the international spotlight as numerous multinational corporations started entrusting him with their companies’ legal future.

Currently, a member of the International Bar Association, Prince Adewole Adebayo represents clients on every continent in the world. He has a license in California, New York, and American courts. He has extensive legal practice expertise in the UK, Australia, and Europe. He holds fellowships from the Nigerian, Singaporean, and British Chartered Institutes of Arbitration.

Adewole Adebayo is the chairman of Blueprint Global Group in Washington DC. He serves as the U.S. Black Chambers of Commerce’s board adviser. He also serves as the National Black Chambers of Commerce of the USA’s board adviser. 

He is also president and board chairman of various US, Nigeria, and East African businesses. He founded KAFTAN TV in 2016.


Adewole Adebayo is a Christian who believes that religion should not be a measure of good leadership in the country.

Adewole Adebayo state of origin

Adewole Adebayo is from Ondo State in southwest Nigeria.


smiling Adewole Adebayo wearing suit

Adewole Adebayo announced his intention to contest for presidency in Nigeria on January 15, 2022. He claims he will run as part of an alliance of political parties.

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Prince Adewole Adebayo is the youngest presidential candidate in the general election of 2023. He thinks the Nigerian electorate will use him as a weapon to “kill all the corrupt Goliath politicians.” He cares deeply about Nigerians and believes that things may improve if the correct leadership is in place.

Adebayo, the Social Democratic Party’s candidate, said insecurity would be history once he takes government in an interview with THISDAY.

He promised that the SDP would put up a good battle against the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the general elections of 2023. He exhorted Nigerians to vote in 2023, join the SDP, be open-minded, and tell people about the party.


Adewole Adebayo and wife with a Yoruba monarch

He is married with kids. His family is, however, not known to the public.

Adewole Adebayo net worth

The net worth of the lawyer-turned-politician is estimated at $1.5 million.


Prince Adewole Adebayo is a devoted son of the soil who is selfless and patriotic. To help the town and the state flourish and grow, he decided in 2016 to move his enterprises back to his hometown of Ondo City.

Prince Adebayo hosted a one-week retreat in December of that year at his country residence in the Ondo kingdom. The goals and mission statement of KAFTAN TV were developed during this retreat. KAFTAN TV currently has offices in Lagos, Abuja, and Washington, D.C., and its headquarters is in Ondo. 

Adebayo now funds over 500 young Ondo students in Nigerian academic institutions and other students from other cities and states.

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