Ex-president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in his controversial biography ‘My Watch’ has named his 21 children, but didn’t list their mothers.
Meanwhile, Encomium Weekly discloses the names of the mothers of Obasanjo’s children and other women that had romances with the two-time president of Nigeria.
1. Oluremi Obasanjo
Obasanjo married with his first wife on June 22, 1963, at Camberwell Green Registry, South East London.
Oluremi was only 21. She is the mother of six of the 21 children of the ex-president.
They include Senator Iyabo Obasanjo, who was born on April 27, 1967; Busola Obasanjo, who was born on November 5, 1968; Olusegun Obasanjo, the first son, who was born on November 4, 1969; Olugbenga Obasanjo, who was born in 1971; Enitan Obasanjo, who was born on September 24, 1975 and Damilola Obasanjo, the last of the woman’s children who was born in 1982.
2. Stella Obasanjo
The late former Nigeria’s First Lady died on Sunday, October 23, 2005, in Spain after an unsuccessful tummy tuck surgery. She had only a child, Olumuyiwa Obasanjo, who was born in 1977, for Obasanjo.
3. Gold Oruh
An ex-director of Nigerian Television Authority met the ex-president as a reporter during the civil war in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Oruh had two children for him. They are Funke and Seun Obasanjo.
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4. Taiwo Obasanjo
Taiwo is the twin sister of Kenny Martins, the politician and ex-chairman of Police Equipment Fund.
Obasanjo had two children from her. One of them is Esther Olubunmi Obasanjo who got married in August 2010.
Mrs. Obasanjo has since returned to her first name, Martins. The former president distanced from her since her secret romance with late Godwin Daboh became public knowledge.
5. Lynda Obasanjo
Lynda was another woman who had children for Chief Obasanjo. She was said to have had two children for him before she was killed on February 14, 1987, in daylight by armed robbers.
The names of her children are not known.
6. Mabel Okosode Obasanjo
Another woman, who reportedly had children for the former Nigerian leader.
7. Titilayo Obasanjo
Titilayo has a child or children for Obasanjo.
8. Adeboye Obasanjo
According to Oluremi Obasanjo in her book, Bitter Sweet My Life with Obasanjo, she is a mother of two and a divorcee brought to the ex-general by one of his aunts who lives in Arigbajo, Ogun state, when she (Remi) was chased out of their Ikoyi (Lagos) matrimonial home for challenging his (Obasanjo) philandering.
9. Kofoworola Mojisola Obasanjo
Kofoworola got married to Peter Kenneth Blackshire, a British Baptist minister in 2002, shares the same mother with Tunde Baiyewu, the British singer of Nigerian descent.
Tunde Baiyewu’s mother lost her husband and moved to Nigeria with her two children.
She met Obasanjo who was still an officer in the army. Their romance produced Kofo Obasanjo.
10. Bola Obasanjo
Bola is currently living with Chief Obasanjo. She also has a child for him named Funsho Obasanjo. The woman was previously based in London, but had to move to Nigeria to be his resident wife.
There are other women in Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s life while they did not have children for him.
Obasanjo’s Other Women
Mowo Sofowora started dating former president as far back as 1973, when he was a Lt. Col. in the army.
Oluremi Obasanjo mentioned Mowo Sofowora as one of the women who caused problems in her marriage. She was said to be older than Obasanjo.
Labo Salako, the wife of late Captain Salako, who died in 1972, at Argungu in a motor accident.
Salako was Obasanjo’s mate in London. After the death of her husband, she moved in with the Obasanjo’s at their Ikoyi (Lagos) residence on the advice of Obasanjo and the wife, Remi, complied with her husband.
But before the wife knew what was going on, Labo was already having a boisterous affair with her husband.
Lamide Adegbenro is the wife of Chief Niyi Adegbenro, the former Commissioner for Agriculture in Ogun State and a kinsman of Chief Obasanjo.
Lamide Adegbenro, who should be in her 60s now was also mentioned by Mrs. Oluremi Obasanjo in her book as one of the many mistresses of her husband.
Ex-vice-president Atiku Abubakar also mentioned her during his face-off with Obasanjo that she got a gift of a brand new Peugeot 607 and $110,000 that was paid into her NATWEST Bank, UK account in 2003, by Otunba Fasawe.
Mrs. Alo, a former Vice Principal of Queens College, Yaba, Lagos, was also supposed to be a mistress of Chief Obasanjo.
Alo is reportedly still very close to Chief Obasanjo as she is a member of the board of directors of Obasanjo’s school, The Bells.