Six Months After Afenifere Spokesman Odumakin's Death, Wife Gives Birth To Twins

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Almost seven months after the death of Yinka Odumakin, his wife, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin was on Wednesday delivered of twins – a boy and a girl – at a hospital in the United States of America.

Odumakin, a former spokesperson for pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere died on April 3, 2021 at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital due to complications from COVID-19.



SaharaReporters gathered that both mother and the babies are in excellent health condition.

In a statement by Okei-Odumakin, her late husband had left the names he wanted for the babies. 

The statement read in part, “He had, however, prophetically left words concerning what the baby or babies should be called if his wishes materialised.

“YO, as he is fondly called, was so accurate in his predictions that they could be twins (and their sex) that he gave the names of the babies and told me how he would raise them.

“While many may interpret this to mean that YO had a premonition about his death, it was only a strong desire expressed by him to have babies that he would dot over and who would possibly step into his ‘Aluta’ shoes. It’s a dream come true!”

The couple who got married in 1997, had their first baby girl in 2000 and the second, a boy, in 2003. The girl was named after Joe, while the boy was named Abraham after the late Afenifere leader, Pa Abraham Adesanya.

However, the twins are coming 18 years after the birth of their last child.

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