The vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo turns 59 today.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Professor of Law, he was born on March 8, 1957.
As the saying goes, behind every successful man, is a woman. As cliché as it sounds, this adage more than applies here.
We’re here to talk about how the second, most prominent couple in politics keeps inspiring us.
1. Prof Yemi Osinbajo is married to Oladolapo Osinbajo, the grand daughter of Obafemi Awolowo.
Her mother is Otunba Olubusola Soyode, one of the children of Awolowo, who was one of the founding fathers of Nigeria.
2. Obafemi Awolowo had given the couple his blessings to get married 15 years before they actually did.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, the vice president’s younger brother Akin Osinbajo said:
“Papa stood up and faced our parents and said one of the boys should marry one of his girls (that’s granddaughters) And Mama said that can’t happen. But Papa said in Israel cousins do marry. That was about 15 years before they actually married. By the time they were marrying Papa had passed on. When the two of them came to say they want to marry later and the family said they could not marry because they are blood relations, Mama said Awolowo said they should not stop them from marrying, that Papa had said it while he was alive that they would marry.”
3. They’ve been married for 26 years.
The couple got married on November 25, 1989 and they’re still going strong!
4. They have 3 beautiful children.
Their names are Kiki, Kanyinsola and Fiyinfoluwa.
5. They hold pastoral positions in their church.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is the pastor-in-charge of theRedeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lagos Province 48, and his wife Dolapo Osinbajo, the leader of the Ladies Fellowship of the same church.
6. They’re not shy about showing a little public display of affection every now and then.
Aww… Couple goals.
7. In 2007, Prof. Osinbajo and his wife founded The Orderly Society Trust, a non- governmental organization that is dedicated to the promotion of Christian ethics and orderliness.
The trust is in honour of the memories of Isaac Opeolu Osinbajo (1919 – 1996) and Oluwatoyin Osinbajo (1962 – 2006). Its aim is to disseminate ethics of integrity, patriotism, respect for civic obligation and etiquette.