When the World Remembered Harry Akande


How time flies! It was exactly two years ago on Monday, December 5, when billionaire businessman, Harry Akande, breathed his last. His death, after a protracted battle with Covid-19, had, quite expectedly, sent his family, friends, associates, fans and beneficiaries into prologue mourning.

In commemoration of his passing, his family, friends and business associates held prayer sessions for him.

The late Agbaoye of Ibadanland lived a lavish and colourful lifestyle that many, including his peers in the ultra-wealthy class, fantasised about.

There used to be a myth, at a point in time, that no Nigerian could rival Akande’s charming extravagance. In fact, long before the arrival of Forbes’ Rich List or Fortune 100 on the continent of Africa, Akande was one of the first set of Nigerians to have been described with superlatives as a billionaire.

When the news of his passing broke, many, including those who only knew him through the pages of newspapers and social…

Source: Thisday Newspaper