Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu Biography, Age and Net Worth

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu Biography

Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu popularly known as the Oba of Lagos is a Nigerian traditional ruler and the 21st Oba of Lagos state. He is a retired assistant inspector-general in the Nigerian Police Force. Oba Akiolu was born on 29 October 1943 in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Oba Akiolu Profile


Oba Akiolu

Real Name

Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu

Age/Date of Birth

77 years(2020),  29 October 1943


Police officer , Monarch

Known for

Oba of Lagos

State of Origin

Lagos State, Nigeria

Net Worth

$40 million

Educational Background

Oba Akiolu obtained his SSCE certificate from Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Surulere, Lagos in 1965.

He proceeded to study law at the University of Lagos.

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu Education and Career


Oba Akiolu joined the Nigerian police after secondary School in 1970. He served in various capacities while in the Nigerian police.

In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of police.

In 2002, he retired from the Nigerian Police Force.

In 2003, Oba Akiolu was selected by the Lagos state Kingmakers and presented to the state government as the next Oba of Lagos.

Oba Akiolu was crowned the new Oba of Lagos on August 9, 2003. He succeeded late Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II who died on March 1, 2003.


The Akinsemoyin Royal Family challenged the coronation of Oba Akiolu as the the Oba of Lagos. The Akinsemoyin Royal Family said they have been denied access to the throne.

In 2015, Oba Akiolu threatened that any Igbo who fails to vote Gov Ambode will die inside the Lagos lagoon. He was criticized by many for making such threat.

Hoodlums attack palace of Oba of Lagos

In October 2020, during the EndSARS protest, angry mob invaded the palace of Oba of Lagos. The mob discovered a large warehouse where Covid-19 palliatives were hoarded.

The masses carted away with the items which ranged from bags of rice, to cartons of indomie noodles, food condiments and household items.

Also the staff of the Oba of Lagos was carted away with.

Personal life

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu Wives and religion

Oba Akiolu is married to four wives with children and grand children. His first wife is Olori Titilola Akiolu.

He is a Muslim.

Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu Net Worth

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu Net Worth

Oba Akiolu is one of the richest monarchs in Nigeria. His palace is estimated to worth $5million. Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu Net Worth is $40 million.

Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu Cars

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu Cars

Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu owns series of luxury cars. Amongst the car collection of Oba Akiolu are Rolls Royce Phantom, Mercedes Benz S550, Toyota Prado and so on

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