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Churchill Olakunle: Quiet businessman who’s being thrown into fire of controversies

Churchill Olakunle: Quiet businessman who's being thrown into fire of controversies

Churchill Olakunle is not a strange name in Nigeria, particularly in the business and entertainment sectors. Asides from being a businessman, he is popular for being the ex-lover of a popular entertainer.

His public persona depicts him as a reserved, easygoing person. Yet, this man has been dragged into the “poto-poto” of murky scandals and constant bickering.

So, who is Churchill Olakunle?

Churchill Olakunle biography 

Oladunni Olakunle Churchill was born on 27 December 1982 in Ondo State. He attended Canon Adeyemi Nursery and Primary School in Ondo State.

He then moved to Apata Memorial High School in Isolo, Lagos State, for his junior secondary education and completed his senior level education at Nigerian Naval Secondary School in Abeokuta.

Churchill had the option of enrolling in the Nigerian Defence Academy to join the military, but he decided to study information technology instead. He subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Application from a university in India.

Also, he has an honorary doctorate from the ISCG University in the Republic of Benin.

Career 

Churchill Olakunle is an accomplished businessman, real estate mogul, philanthropist and IT expert.

At the age of 23, Churchill began his career in Ghana with a real estate company and an ICT company, forming the Big Churchill. His former businesses were succeeded by the Churchill Group in 2010, which made forays in the agriculture, mining, engineering, and entertainment sectors. 

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Churchill has a strong interest in agriculture and has used e-Agric to leverage technology for the benefit of the industry. Although his goal is to reach all 36 states in the nation, he was able to establish actual farms in Ondo State, the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) and a few other states in Nigeria

As previously mentioned, Churchill is a philanthropist who has been working through the Churchill Foundation he established. The mission of the charity is to aid underprivileged people everywhere, particularly women and children. The charity also supports people who are physically disabled, and people who have disabilities of any kind, as well as facilitating the provision of some basic facilities that communities lack. He utilises proceeds from 10 per cent of all of his company’s sales to run the foundation.

He also established a $ 36 million youth empowerment initiative, collaborates with Microsoft to provide ICT training to 1,000 Nigerian kids, and selects 500 students from various schools each year to receive agricultural training on his e-Agric platform.

Churchill Olakunle net worth 

Churchill is, by media reports, estimated to have a net worth of N50 million.

Controversies 

Churchill Olakunle’s first wife

Tonto Dikeh/Churchill Olakunle

At the birthday celebration of Tonto Dikeh at the Escape Nightclub, Lagos, in 2014, the celebrant and Churchill spoke for the first time. Six months after, they began dating. At the time, Dikeh was often flaunting lavish gifts, which she ascribed to “Mr X’s” kindness and devotion to her.

After spending a lot of time hiding from the public, Dikeh revealed Churchill as “Mr X” in 2015. Dikeh subsequently became pregnant, and on August 29, 2015, they were married in Dikeh’s village of Rumukani, Rumukwuta, Rivers State.

However, their marriage acrimoniously ended in 2017. They had a contentious divorce after their separation, with each party levelling several accusations against the other and using foul language in public. The pair divorced based on infidelity and physical abuse.

Despite having a kid together, King Andre, from their failed relationship, the ex-lovers still do not speak to each other to this day, other than throwing the occasional jab on social media.

Churchill sued Dikeh for the YouTube recordings she posted in 2019 on her channel. The actress attacked her ex-husband in the aforementioned video, calling him a liar and accusing him of being both a ritualist and an internet scammer. She also accused him of lying to her that he was former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s son when he was not.

Dikeh accused her ex-husband of cheating on her with Rosy Meurer, his Personal Assistant. She claimed that he always bought gifts for his PA and took her on trips.

Their feud seemed to die down for a while but in February 2023 the actress accused him of being a deadbeat dad. The actress took to her Instagram page with screenshots where she made several instances of Churchill’s negligence and questioned his role as their son’s father.

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She alleged that Churchill and his family members have occasionally mentioned winning a child custody battle in court, but he has done little in caring for the child. She described Churchill as a liar while noting that she won the custody battle against him in court. Dikeh also accused Churchill of not checking up on their son regularly and only paying for his child support four times in seven years. 

In response to her allegations, Churchill claimed that his ex-wife restricted all access to their son, and then subsequently posted evidence of payment of some bills for both her and their child. He noted that he has made significant contributions to her and their son’s life. In another Instagram post, he posted a voice recording allegedly of Dikeh’s voice, saying she would have poisoned him if she had to stay married to him any longer.

Churchill Olakunle age

He was born on 27th December 1982. He is 41 years old as of 2023.

Churchill Olakunle’s new wife 

Churchill Olakunle's new family

Rosaline Meurer’s birthday wish from Olakunle Churchill on social media was the catalyst for the entire situation. Meurer continued her romance with Churchill and it metamorphosed into a full-blown relationship.

Meurer, according to Churchill, supported him when it seemed like the entire world was against him. This is when their relationship began. The couple is happily married and has a son: King Churchill Junior (born in 2021).

Churchill Olakunle’s sons

Churchill Olakunle/his son

Churchill has two sons. He has a son named King Andre with his ex-wife Tonto Dikeh. Andre was born on February 17, 2016.

He also has another son with his current wife, actress Rosy Meurer. King Churchill Junior was born in 2021.

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