Adewale Adeleke

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Born (1988-12-11) December 11, 1988 (age 30)
Alma materPacific Union College
OccupationSinger, businessman
Years active2011 (2011) – present
Musical career
GenresAfroPop, Hip hop, EDM
LabelsHKN Music
Associated actsDavido, B Red, Sina Rambo, Shizzi, Dakay, Danagog

Adewale Adeleke (born December 11, 1988), professionally known as Chairmahkn,[1] is a singer and businessman. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Adeleke relocated to Lagos, Nigeria, in 2010.

Early life and education[edit]

Adeleke was born in 1988 to Chief Deji and Grace Ajunwa in Atlanta.[2] His father is a Nigerian businessman who owns Pacific Energy.[3]

In 2010, Adeleke completed a business administration degree from Pacific Union College.[citation needed]


In 2012 he produced the album Omo Baba Olowo on his record label HKN Music.[4][5][6][7] In 2015 Adeleke was appointed Executive Director in his father's Energy Company Pacific Energy.[8] In 2014 HKN Music was nominated for City People Entertainment Awards's Record Label of the Year.[9]


In 2017 on Snapchat, Adeleke showed the noodles his dogs ate and said his "dogs eat better than some of you." Nigerian fans responded angrily to the snap. Adeleke apologized and said he was "just joking".[10][11]


  1. ^ "Our father is a billionaire but we hustle everyday — Davido's brother". vanguardngr.
  2. ^ "Put Your Wife Before Your Mom --Davido' Elder Brother, Adewale". nigeriafilms.
  3. ^ "Adewale Adeleke Welcomes Governor Amosun& Minister Fashola to Olorunsogo power plant". lindaikejisblog.
  4. ^ "Taylor Swift dedicates BBM award to Davido's graduating brother". pulse ng.
  5. ^ "Davido's Brother, Adewale And Hypeman, Spesh Are Shading Each Other?". naijaloaded.
  6. ^ "BN Red Carpet Fab: Davido's "Omo Baba Olowo – O.B.O – The Genesis" Album Launch". bellanaija.
  7. ^ "Billionaire's club at Davido's album launch: Dangote and Adeleke share a table!". omg.
  8. ^ "Adewale Adeleke Appointed Director Of Pacific Energy Firm". news2.
  9. ^ "2014 City People Entertainment Awards Nominees List: tooXclusive, Phyno, Others Nominated". tooxclusive.
  10. ^ "My dogs eat better than many Nigerians - Davido's brother Adewale shows off". Naij ng. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "Davido's brother apologizes for insensitive statement". Naij ng. Retrieved January 27, 2018.