5 things you should know about Dolapo Osinbajo
Today is a happy day for the family of the Vice President of Nigeria as his wife of 26 celebrates her 49th year birthday. Aside from his very glowing message about her being his wings, the delectable grandchild of the late Obafemi Awolowo also shared pictures of both of them cutting her beautiful birthday cake. But there are five things you should know about this very reserved but strong woman whose beauty is disarming.
- She lost her mother Otunba Olubusola Soyode, one of the children of the late Awolowo, in 2011. Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo is the leader of the Ladies Fellowship of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Jesus House Parish.
- In October 2014, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo launched her book, ‘They Call Me Mama, From the Under Bridge Diaries’ in Lagos. She said that her drive to write the book came from her experiences with some street boys and men in Lagos State, and with the book, she aims to give them a human face.
With the proceeds, she also hopes to sustain her efforts in getting the street urchins off the roads and into homes. They are lost, but can be found. That was why she was compelled to write the book and dedicate it to everyone who is lost.
- Dolapo Osibanjo is a supporter of women. She encourages the society to always say no to violence against women that could be perpetrated through attacks when hawking, marrying a violent and uncontrollable man, handing over the child for others to train, rape, slavery among other forms of assault against women and girls.
4. Recently, leading African businessman and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu CON joined the First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo at a forum and exhibition on Nigerian Women in Export which was held in Abuja.
Themed ‘Achieving Zero Oil Growth Through Women Inclusiveness in Global Export Trade’, this year’s Stakeholders Forum and Exhibition is organised by the National Export Promotion Council and the International Trade Center (ITC) in Geneva. The Women in Export Stakeholders Forum and Exhibition seeks to increase economic empowerment of women through trade via the ITC’s SheTrades Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to connect one million women to the international market by 2020.
Representing the private sector, Elumelu was joined by Mrs. Buhari and Mrs. Osibanjo, where he signed a Call-To-Action through partnership with The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Africa’s global bank, UBA, to achieve the following:
- Drive up the statistics of female participation in the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme from 70:30 (male/female) representation in 2016 to 60:40 in 2017 and 50:50 by the year 2020.
- Commission the production of in-depth research publications and case studies focused on solutions to unique challenges facing women entrepreneurs.
- 5. Oludolapo Osinbajo, wife of the vice President of Nigeria is as simple as they come. She dresses in simple yet classy attires. Even in the midst of plenty, she is used to gracing the public with her beautiful, simple yet classy native wears. A beautiful woman who loves reading books, she is also a good mother to her three children.