ChildhoodBiography presents the Full Story of a Nigerian pastor and Politician best known as “PYO“.
Our Yemi Osinbajo Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.
The analysis of the Nigerian Politician involves his early life, life story before fame, family background and personal life. More so, other OFF and ON-Screen little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows of his good humour and oratorical prowess. However, only a few consider Yemi Osinbajo’s biography which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.
Yemi Osinbajo Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
For Biography starters, Oluyemi Oluleke “Yemi” Osinbajo was born on the 8th day of March 1957 at Creek Hospital in Lagos State.
He was the second of five children born to his mother Olubisi Osinbajo (a schoolteacher) and to his father Opeoluwa Osinbajo (an engineer).
Young Yemi grew up in the commercial city of Lagos State, beholding spectacles of the smallest southwestern Nigerian city that won’t stop growing.
The youngster was raised by his monogamous parents alongside his older brother Femi and younger siblings Akin, Tunde and Tolu.
Yemi’s family is a Christian household that has a history of Christianity, in fact, his paternal grandmother was a prophetess!.
Consequently, discipline and cultural values were not alien to the upbringing of Yemi who exhibited a blend of the aforementioned qualities to the delights of his parents.
“Their father always told them that whenever they wanted to greet an elderly person, they should prostrate.
One day, Yemi prostrated in court for his friend’s father and the man really appreciated the gesture because even his own son didn’t prostrate in the courtroom”.
Recalled Mrs Opeoluwa of Yemi’s upbringing.
Yemi Osinbajo Education:
Yemi was unlike his peers at the time, enrolled early in school by his enlightened parent. His academic background comprises his primary or elementary education at Corona School in Lagos State.
He thereafter progressed to Igbobi College Yaba where he had his secondary or high school education.
While at the school, Osinbajo was renowned for his oratory, a skill that did not only see him win prizes for English oratory but dictated the course of his future studies.
“Daddy wanted Yemi to be a doctor and took him to science school. However, as a teacher, I felt Yemi should be a lawyer because he performed better in art subjects.
One day, the principal of the school they attended, came to daddy and told him that ‘Yemi would make an exceptional lawyer but he would be an ordinary doctor’. It was then that daddy withdrew Yemi from science class and took him to art class”.
Thus began Yemi’s early steps towards Law, a course he would later study at the University of Lagos (1975-1978) to obtain his first degree.
Subsequent pursuits saw Yemi acquire professional training at Nigerian Law School and thereafter, bagged his masters from the London School of Economics.
Yemi Osinbajo Biography – Journey Fame:
1981 was the year Yemi gained employment as a Junior Lecturer at the University of Lagos. Progressing through the ranks of lecturing, which became his primary career, Yemi had other law pursuits and non-legal businesses at the sidelines of academic vocation.
They include his services as Member of Cabinet, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Lagos State Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State Attorney General, among a few other endeavours.
While it is still unclear of when Yemi made his foray in politics, it is worthwhile to note that he had long been an informal student of politics, learning at the feet of political leader, Bola Tinubu.
Yemi’s loyalty and commitment to the political school of Bola Tinubu made him become a part of a notable Nigerian who in 2013, designed the manifesto for the then Nigerian opposition party known as All Progressive Congress APC.
Months later, Yemi was a made running mate to the party’s presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari in 2014.
The duo made history in 2015 by defeating the incumbent government of Goodluck Jonathan to win the 2015 elections.
The rest, as they say, is history.
About Dolapo Osinbajo – Yemi Osinbajo Wife:
Yemi is a married man with three children. We bring you details about his marital life including how he met and married his wife Dolapo Osinbajo.
To begin with, Yemi and Dolapo are blood relations who have known each other since childhood and once worshipped in the same church.
Dolapo is of elite descent, thanks to being granddaughter to Nigerian statesman, Obafemi Awolowo (Pictured with her below).
No one explains the couples marital buildup better than Akin (Yemi’s brother) who recalled that:
“Papa (Awolowo) stood up and faced our parents and said one of the boys should marry one of his girls (that’s granddaughters) And Mama (Hannah Idowu) said that can’t happen. But Papa said in Israel cousins do marry”.
The lovebirds got married 15 years later in 1989.
Dolapo has remained the full measure of the word – Wife, assisting her husband in executing ecclesiastical and civic functions.
About Yemi Osinbajo Children:
Their Marriage is blessed with 3 children they include two daughters named Kiki and Oludamillola as well as a son Fiyinfoluwa.
Kiki is among other things a graduate of Lagos State University, a philanthropist and an Instagram model.
Oludamilola Osinbajo is Yemi’s second daughter. She is married to Shamsideen Bakare, the son of Nigerian elite and businesswoman Bola Shagaya.
Fiyinfoluwa Osinbajo is the youngest and only son born to the family. He is pictured below with his loving sisters and mother.
Yemi Osinbajo Family Life:
Yemi was born into a family of Four we bring you factual details about members of his family.
About Yemi Osinbajo’s father:
Opeoluwa Osinbajo was the head of the family and disciplinary force in the household. He initially worked as a teacher before he became an engineer that is credited for introducing automated saw-milling into Nigeria.
Until his death in 1996, Opeoluwa was Timber merchant renowned for his good Character and Integrity.
About Yemi Osinbajo’s Mother:
Olubusi Osinbajo is the mother of the politician. She is a trained teacher who met her late husband while she was teaching at girl’s college in Shagamu.
The mother of 4 boys and a single daughter is the praying warrior of the family who still keeps tabs on her children and lives a modest life in spite of Yemi’s celebrated political status.
About Yemi’s Siblings:
Femi (born on July 29, 1955) is the eldest of the siblings. He once held political office as a councillor but resigned due to unmanageable work pressure.
Akin (born in 1960) is Yemi’s immediate younger brother. A good orator like his elder brother, Akin is an accomplished lawyer who once served as attorney-general of Ogun State.
Little is known about Tunde (born in 1962) as well as the only sister of the siblings Tolu (Born 1970).
Yemi Osinbajo Biography Facts – Career Facts:
- Yemi Osinbajo became a professor of law in 1994.
- He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a Senior Partner with SimmonsCooper Partners, a commercial law practice.
- The politician still holds the ecclesiastical position of Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, 48, Olive Tree provincial headquarter parish, Ikoyi. He preaches the word of God like Pastor David Oyedepo.
Yemi Osinbajo’s Personal Life:
Osinbajo is an intelligent politician whose buildup to fame was characterized by tremendous impacts wherever he worked.
Dubbed Nigeria’s favourite Leader by the BBC, Yemi is of proactive disposition and famed for his quick actions. These indispensable qualities for good governance are in sharp contrast the ponderous and slow nature of his principal Muhammadu Buhari.
The father of three children holds his family in high regard and balances work with his family relationships. His hobby includes reading and playing with children.
Yemi Osinbajo Lifestyle:
With an estimated net worth of $7, Yemi has a two-bedroom flat at the Redemption Camp along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. He also owns a two-bedroom mortgaged property in Bedford, England.
He is yet to be spotted in the aforementioned properties owing to the fact that he rose from relative obscurity to fame in 2015.
Thanks to his political office as Vice President, Osinbajo rides in armoured presidential fleets while his private collections remain unknown.
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