Chief Ganiyu Adams, popularly known as Gani Adams (born April 30, 1970), is a Nigerian social activist and politician. Gani was the leader of a faction of the Oodua Peoples Congress, a nationalist organisation based in Nigeria, which supports an autonomous state for the Yoruba people. Oodua Peoples Congress was formed in 1994 as a socio-cultural group to promote Yoruba people and culture. Although Gani was not a founding member of OPC, he was appointed the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani rose to nationwide popularity after Inspector General of Police Musiliu Smith declared him wanted in 2000 with a financial reward of N100,000 for his group's involvement in violent clashes. He was however arrested on 22 August 2001 but was later released after being held in prisons in Lagos, Abeokuta and Abuja. On October 14, 2017, Adams was declared to be the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland by Oba Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo. The chieftaincy was last held by Moshood Abiola before his death in 1998. Aare Gani Adams attended the 2019 edition of Elegbara festival as his usual tradition where he delivered a speech on the regional integration of the South West Nigeria.