his Life
Bamidele Adeboye Adepoju was born on the 8th of June 1949 - the first of six children to Josiah Olabisi and Juliana Adepoju (nee Ojo) of Ile Esha compound, Erin-Ile, Kwara State Nigeria. 

After graduating from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1976 with a B.Sc. First Class (Honors) in Business Administration, he came under the employ of Bayero University, Kano as a Graduate Assistant in 1977. He rose up the academic ranks, dedicating 42 years of his life to teaching, scholarly writing and mentoring, retiring in June 2019 as a Professor of Business Administration, with a Specialization in Marketing and Finance .

Dele as he was fondly called by friends, was a devout Christian and follower of Jesus. Throughout his life he served faithfully and supported the body of Christ with specific attention to Missionaries and the welfare of Pastors and Widows. He was a dedicated member of the Chapel of Victory, Bayero University Kano where he earned the moniker "Baba Ijo" and of ECWA Chapel, Ilorin, Kwara State. He was also an ardent member of the Kano Family Fellowship in Nigeria. 

Daddy was extremely passionate about education, particular about excellence in all aspects of life and meticulous to a fault. We will remember him as a strict disciplinarian who had a large sense of humor and a presence that filled a room. Everyone will agree that Daddy Adepoju had an extraordinary grace for networking and he was truly a people person- eager to meet their needs irrespective of race, tribe or religion. 

Bamidele Adepoju was a devout husband to his wife of 42 years & 2 days- Bolaji Adepoju; a father to four children- Oluwatomi Adepoju (deceased), Oluwatunmise Adejare, Ibukun-Oluwa Abejirinde and Toluwase Adepoju; as well as their spouses- Michael Adejare, Oladapo Abejirinde and Titobiloluwa Adepoju. Grandpa will be dearly missed by his five grandchildren- Fiyinfoluwa, David and Daniel Adejare; TanitOluwa and TifeOluwa Adepoju, and many adopted children. Adepoju is also survived by five siblings- Mrs. Florence Iyabo Bukoye, Mrs. Christiana Taiwo Olukose, Mrs. Adedayo Caroline Dare, Mr. Adeyinka Festus Adepoju and Mr. Gbemileke Clement Adepoju.