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Family & Early Life

Hareter Babatunde Oralusi was born on September 28, 1971 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria to Mr. Moses Dokun Oralusi, a Civil Servant, and Mrs. Adunni Abiodun Oralusi (née Bajoo), a trader. Oralusi is a descendant of the great Oralusi family and a great grandson of Chief Obawaye Oralusi, Begun Osin of Ice, a renowned nobleman and warlord in Ile-Ife. His grandfather, Pa Joseph Olasoji Oralusi is famed for pioneering the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Ile-Ife, Osun State, together with his cousin, Emmanuel Akobi.

Oralusi attended the Seventh-day Adventist Primary School, Ibadan and Aperin Commercial School, and successfully completed his secondary education at the Ibadan Grammar School, at the age of twenty (20). He was voted most likely to become a pastor, politician or business person by his peers.

At Fifteen (15), while still in secondary school, Oralusi started a small scale business which involved the supply of locally-made body cream. He soon became popular with the venture, which soon grew from small scale trading to large scale supply to major supermarkets in Ibadan, Nigeria. Using some of his business proceeds, Oralusi floated a junior football club called “The Future” where he acted as a coach and goal keeper from 1987 to 1990. The club went on to feature in various junior football competitions and won a number of medals in Oyo State at the time.

In 1998, Oralusi married an Austrian citizen, Ulla Hareter, a Lawyer from Wieden am See, Burgeland, Austria. Mr. Oralusi engages in Golf and Lawn Tennis at leisure.