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Born: October 24, 1935. Iperu Remo, Nigeria
Full name: Kessington Adebutu ((Baba Ijebu)
Nationality: Nigerian
Occupation: Premier Lotto, billionaire and philanthropist

Kessington Adebutu is the billionaire who owns the multi-million Naira betting business – Premier Lotto (Baba Ijebu). He was born on October 24, 1935 at Iperu Remo in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Governors of Lagos & Ogun State graced the event.

Adebutu with Fashola

As part of the activities to mark his 80th birthday and 10th anniversary of  his Foundation, billionaire and philanthropist, Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu, staged a lavish 80th birthday bash at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. He was also capped as the Asoju Oba of Lagos by Oba  Rilwanu Osuolala Akiolu following Thursday.

The Remo, Ogun State-born billionaire, who has an oil palm plantation, is currently the Financial Director, Premier Lotto Nigeria Limited, aka Baba Ijebu, a gaming company incorporated in 2001. Adebutu, in 2014, bought over Ogun State- owned Gateway Hotels, Abeokuta.

Dele Momodu who was also present shared the photos…more when you continue..

Birthday Cake


Obasanjo and Ambode with Mr Adebutu


Adebutu with friends and wifes


Adebutu with dignitaries at thanksgiving service


Adebutu with Bishop


Adebutu with Akiolu



My Philosophy Of Life – Baba Ijebu @ 80

Sir Kensington Adebutu, the owner of popular premier lotto, better known as Baba Ijebu, is 80 years. He celebrated his new age in a grand event that saw him donating materials and cars to Nigerians at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

During a question and answer session in which he spoke tersely he talked about his humble beginnings and why his business has blossomed over the years.

What is your philosophy of life?
My philosophy is that in whatever position you are thank God for it.

How do you feel at 80 sir?
I feel very good. Thank God for me because to turn 80 in Nigeria is not a joke considering all the stress we go through.

What is the best lesson life has taught you?
Well, in whatever position you are, you should thank God. I do everything in moderation.

You have seen it all; riches and fame. What else do you look up to God for?
I want to thank God for sparing my life, and for blessing my business.

When you started the lotto business, did you envisage that you would become what you turned out to be?
I am always optimistic. I aimed that it would grow big. I always wish myself well.

How does it feel to give back to the society?
I have said it times without number that the only way I can show appreciation to God is by giving a little back from the blessings God has given me to the less privileged because some people work harder than me and they are not getting results.

Apart from this, how have you affected humanity?
I have done quite a lot, I have built schools, churches, hospitals, I have given scholarships and I have given to orphanages all in appreciation to God for what he has done for me.

One would have expected you to be in politics
I am not interested in politics and I don’t want to be in it.

What are your success strategies as advice to many who have been in businesses but have come out of it wretched?
Honesty; and this is especially when you look at the type of business I do. When you are honest, you have to be honest.

What is your advice for the young ones?
They should learn to crawl before they walk. These days, the young ones are too much in a hurry. When you have a baby, it must crawl before it walks. But, children of these days don’t want to crawl before they walk.

Has it always been so good, have you ever had any challenge in business?
I have seen bitter periods, sweet periods and all that; I was not born with a silver spoon. But in whatever position I am, I thank God for it, which is what the Bible says.

What is your philosophy of life?
My philosophy is that in whatever position you are thank God for it.

Most wealthy people marry young wives at old age. Is that the same with you?
Yes, I have a young wife and she is around.


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