Facts of Ade Adepitan
|Full Name:||Ade Adepitan|
|Age:||47 years 3 months|
|Birth Date:||March 27, 1973|
|Birth Place:||Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Net Worth:||$1 million US|
|Profession:||TV presenter, Basketball Player|
|Father's Name:||Ajibola Olusola|
|Mother's Name:||Christianah Adejoke|
|Education:||Lister Community School, Newham, London|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo|
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Relationship Statistics of Ade Adepitan
|What is Ade Adepitan marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Ade Adepitan get married ? (married date):||August 19, 2018|
|Is Ade Adepitan having any relationship affair ?:||No|
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Ade Adepitan is married to Linda Harrison, a Scottish singer, also known by her nick ‘Elle Exxe’.
They first met at the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena and were married on 19th August 2018.
According to some magazines, they postponed their wedding as Linda was invited to perform at the V festival.
Who is Ade Adepitan?
British Ade Adepitan is a Gold-Medalist and a winner of the Summer Paralympics. Ade Adepitan is a professional television presenter who is well-known for working on BBC and Channel 4.
As of 2019, he presented a new four-part series for BBC including Africa With Ade Adepitan.
He received the Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University, East Midlands, England.
Ade Adepitan- Early Life, Education
Adedoyin Olayiwola Adepitan was born on 27th March 1973 in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria. He is the son of Ajibola Olusola and Christianah Adejoke.
His father lived in London Borough of Newham and his mother emigrated with Ade to live with his father. Ade attended the Southern Road Primary School in Plaistow which helps people with disabilities and home issues.
After that, he attended the Lister Community School in Newham, London.
When he was fifteen months old, he was stricken by polio. It resulted in the loss of function of his left leg. As a result, he uses a wheel-chair.
Ade Adepitan- Professional Career
Ade is an accomplished basketball player for the club Milton Keynes Aces.
His Great Britain team won the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens and gold medal at the 2005 Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.
He featured on many programs for BBC and uses a TV platform to campaign against racism and disability discrimination.
Similarly, he was one of three wheelchair basketball players featured in the 2002 BBC One ident Hip-Hop.
He was appointed as one of the main presenters on Channel 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and co-presents That Paralympic Show with Rick Edwards.
In the year 2016, he co-presented three-part BBC Two series New York: America’s Busiest City.
Furthermore, in 2019, he presented a new four-part series for BBC Two Africa with Ade Adepitan, traveling across Africa, from West Africa and the city of his birth – Lagos in Nigeria – through Central and Eastern Africa and on to the deep south of the continent.
Ade supports many charities. He is a patron of Go Kids Go and a supporter of the National Society of the Prevention of the Cruelty to Children Charity and the WheelPower Charity.
- 2005: Honorary Doctorate
- 2005: Certificate of Excellence
- 2010: Lifetime Achievement award
- 2010: Honorary Doctorate
The estimated net worth of Ade is $1 million US. The salary of Ade on the BBC is around £150,000.
He has around 28.7k followers on Twitter and 11.7k on Instagram account.