If fortune can be harvested as gold and silver grapes and blessings flourish like leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys, the life-path and home of Adeolu Adeboye, the eldest child of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), would glitter like a barn full of treasure and a life well spent.
Deolu celebrated his 50th birthday some days ago. The occasion presented him with an opportunity to express gratitude to his Creator for the inestimable love and mercies he bestows upon him. However, there are lessons to be learnt from the life of Adeolu who owns Wisemen Apparel in Lagos, timeless anecdotes to be precise.
An encounter with him would reveal a man of exceptional intellect, profound passion for his calling; and a life that thrives on hard work. Adeboye conducts himself in such a way that evokes feelings of pride and enduring filial affection in his father. While his father dedicates himself to winning more souls for the kingdom of God, Deolu commits himself to the expansion of his business and brainchild, Wisemen Apparel, a leading fashion house in Nigeria.
And so doing, he courts neither scandal nor the characteristic excesses of many a celebrity scion. However, while his father and siblings embrace a Spartan lifestyle, Deolu lives glamorously and large and he makes no pretensions about it. He however, manages to temper his love of glamour and luxury with commendable decency and judgment anticipated of the son of a popular and respectable pastor.