Newsbreak reports that Chief Kessington Adebutu, the proprietor of Premier Lotto Limited (PLL) popularly known as Baba Ijebu, is a top entrepreneur in Nigeria.
Baba Ijebu is a gaming company that offers lotto services and betting on major sporting events operating in Nigeria. It is the oldest known Nigerian lotto game operator and was registered in 2001.
Baba Ijebu: Chief Kessington Adebutu Biography
Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu was born to the late Alhaji karimu Folarin Adebutu aka “Owo-Iya” and late Alhaja Seliat Olasimbo Adebutu of Iperu Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State on the 24th of October, 1935. He attended The Wesley Primary School, Iperu Remo, and Ijero Baptist School, Apapa Road, Ebute-Metta, Lagos State, where he completed his primary education in 1950.
While growing up, he discovered after reading a book ‘How To Be Your Own Boss’ that the easiest route to wealth creation was to run your own business. This proposition set his imagination on fire.
His dilemma, however, was how to set up a business without any capital. Looking through an array of strategic possibilities, he opted for the pools business as a Commissioned Agent because all he needed here as capital was just a small contact office where his clients could collect and return their pools coupons. To achieve his dream, he hired a shop at 8, Bale Street, Alakara, Idi-oro, and started making contacts with his old friends to patronize his new business.
After managing to scale through secondary school, young Kessington worked briefly with Cable and Wireless Limited, (later metamorphosed into NITEL) and Classic Chemical Limited, a pharmaceutical company that produces Andrew’s Liver Salt and Cafenol. He rose from the position of Salesman to Sales Manager. In 1963, he left the company to start up his own business. He became a pool agent. That same company has, today, grown into a multinational, with billions of dollars in equity. His ambition to study Law soon dies a natural death, but that didn’t stop him from attending several leadership and management development courses, locally and internationally.
While in Baptist Academy where he bagged his secondary school certification, the colossus made friends with the popular late Chief Molade Okoya Thomas and Justice Holloway (rtd).
Thinking out of the box, Baba Ijebu has diversified to other business sectors like agriculture, hospitality, manufacturing, entertainment, real estate, and so on.
The billionaire holds the prestigious chieftaincy title of Odole Oodua conferred on him by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
His other chieftaincy titles include the Babalaje of Lagos, Olotu of Lagos, Balogun of Iperu Remo, Baba Oba of Iperu Remo, Akogun of Remoland, Bobaselu of Ondo Kingdom, Baba Oba of Noforija Kingdom, Epe and the Baba Oba Iperuland. He also has the proud title of the Asoju Oba of Lagos, which makes him second in command in the hierarchy of Lagos title chiefs.
He is also the ‘Baba Ijo’ of the Methodist Church.
For two consecutive years, the Federal Government of Nigeria honoured him with the Order of the Niger (OON) and Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).
His day is not made yet until he reads newspapers.
Baba Ijebu: Kessington Adebutu Net Worth
His net worth cannot be stated in exactitude, but the indisputable fact is that he is a billionaire.
Baba Ijebu: Kessington Adebutu Sons
He has 12 children, mainly sons. Some of his children are Oladipupo Adebutu, Ajibola Adebutu, Adebisi Adebutu, Adesegun Adebutu and Adetokunbo Adebutu.
Baba Ijebu: Kessington Adebutu Wife
Rosemary Adebutu, Kessington Adebutu’s wife, died in January 2021.