Prince Bolu Akin-olugbade Honoured
FOrsome wealthy Nigerians, the usefulness of their huge wealth lies in keeping money in their pockets or splashing it on the most expensive things money can buy. Not so for Prince Bolu Akin-olugbade. For the Aare Ona Kankanfo of Owu Kingdom, money is not just a ticket to a life of opulence and comfort, it is also the key to unlocking the gates of hope for the poor and downtrodden. In the South West region in particular, Akin-olugbade is highly revered because of his kind and generous nature, which has left an indelible mark in the minds of many indigent people of the region who have at one time or the other benefited from his humanitarian gestures. On account of his generosity towards needy people, he was last week honoured with the Philanthropist Personality of The Year Award by Leadership Excellence Awards (LEA) 2017, an initiative of the Association of Online Publishers, recognising outstanding Nigerians in their respective chosen careers and their human kindness to the society. Akin-olugbade was adjudged as deserving the award, setting the stage for his emergence as the Leadership Excellence’s Philanthropist of the Year. Receiving the award, the celebrated billionaire thanked the organisers for the honour done to him by bestowing him such a prestigious award.