Alfred Rewane Biography and Networth

Ogbeyiwa Erewarone, popularly known as Alfred Rewane was born in Warri, Delta state into the family of Jemide Erewarone a trader. He was a financier.

Alfred Rewane Profile

Real Name: Ogbeyiwa Erewarone
Net Worth: $1.3 Million
Date of Birth: March 26th, 1916
Country of Origin: Nigeria
Education: Bsc Holder
Source of Wealth: Entrepreneur

Alfred Rewane Biography

While his father was away on business trips Rewanne Alfred stayed with his religious uncle who gave him the name Alfred. He had his basic education in Warri, attending the African School and Government School. He then gained admission into the famous Dennis memorial grammar school Onitsha, but his father could not afford having two sons in college at the same time. His elder brother, Chief O.N Rewane, the Ologbotsere (traditional Prime Minister) of Warri, was already at the Government College, Ibadan, Oyo state.

Alfred Rewane Career

As a restive youth, Alfred was by sheer providence, spotted by the United African Company, U.A.C, who instantly employed him and took him to their fold for management training in Burutu, to be trained in every aspect of business management and accounting and on completion of this intensive studies, he was posted to Lagos, in   a managerial capacity as the Beach master at the Lagos Custom Wharf, where he had so much to do with the control of UAC Labour movement, the UAC being then, the largest employer of labour in Nigeria.

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As a restive soul, after serving at several other departments at the UAC headquarters, he voluntarily retired in the early 40s. He found unpleasant and restricted life of a paid employee. After his early retirement, mother luck smiled on him, when a European company, with headquarters in the United Kingdom, gave him a contract for the supply of Cow Bones and he later became a major exporter of Bones in Nigeria, a business which had hitherto been unknown in Nigeria, as an export commodity. With his knowledge in business management, he travelled round the length and breadth of Nigeria for Bones to export. He also added to his export business, the supply of Black Pepper (Igbere), This huge success, encouraged him to add timber to his export business.

In 1947, Alfred started a first class night club at Queens Street, Yaba, called the Rex club, which became an attraction for the Nigerian middle and upper class. His night club encouraged indigenous musicians like the late Bobby Benson and his wife, Cassandra. His tax assessment in 1947 was enviably the highest, for any private individual in Nigeria. He was thus, reputed to be one of Nigeria’s wealthiest citizens. In 1952, he played a pivotal role, in changing the title of the Itsekiri monarch from the Olu of Itsekiri to the Olu of Warri. At the same time, the then Warri Province was changed to the Delta Province, to allay Urhobo fears, thus confining the name Warri to the Administrative Itsekiri Division.

In politics, Alfred began his political career at an impressionable age. His love for the Warri Kingdom and the Itsekiri people encouraged him to go into politics for the economic and political wellbeing of the Itsekiri people. Alfred’s friendship with the late Chief Bode Thomas, brought him to the fore front of the Action Group, of which he became one of its founding members. This heralded his association with the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, which later developed into complete and total confidence with each other and perhaps cultic loyalty.

Alfred Rewane Personal Life

Pa Alfred He was a gentleman, a good citizen and a successful businessman. He was a role model in costume and elegance. He was the epitome of wellness and grandeur. He was tall, shimmering, ebony black and stately, that one could easily be hypnotized by his presence.

Alfred Rewane Awards

He held numerous chieftaincy titles.

Alfred Rewane Net Worth

Alfred Rewane has an estimated net worth of around $22 Million.

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