- 62-year-old Akeem Adenuga is a Nigerian prince that gave up royalty to settle in the UK and work as a leak finder
- Adenuga who is the brother of the paramount ruler of Odo-Ayandelu in Nigeria left the country in 1994 to study abroad
- The royal and a group of friends in 2017 donated $25,000 (N9m) for an ambulance to convey people to a hospital in his home town
Some people are blessed with the golden opportunity to be born into a royal family, but in a few cases, some of these individuals simply want to live a life of simplicity that does not require too much attention.
Such is the case of 62-year-old Akeem Adenuga, a Nigerian royal, who turned his back against his royal life for a simpler one in the United Kingdom (UK).
According to reports by Daily Mail, Adenuga whose brother King Asunmo Aderibigbe, is the paramount ruler of the Odo-Ayandelu kingdom, set out to study in the UK back in 1994. However, his study soon became another reason for him to settle down abroad.
The young Adenuga fell in love with the UK during his time of study and even took a job as a trainee leakage technician at Thames Water in 2000.
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He has since been elevated from a simple trainee to a staff that now leads a team of 24 engineers who find and fix hidden leaks in the UK capital.
Although a thousand miles away from home, Adenuga’s tie with his hometown remains strong as ever. In 2017, the UK resident and five of his friends donated $25000 (N9m) for an ambulance to convey people to the nearest hospitals, in his home town of Agbowa-Ikosi.
Adenuga’s brother, Oba Aderibigbe studied block laying and concreting at a technical school before he took up his royal duties.
Still on royal household matters, Legit.ng previously reported that Queen Elizabeth II announced she would support her grandson's decision to step down as a senior member of the royal family, in a press conference held at Buckingham Palace.
The queen made it clear that the royal family respects and understands the couple's desire to be financially independent. It was further agreed there would be a period of transition in which the couple will spend time in Canada and the UK.
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