Many people may by now,  know that former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, has 21 children whom he listed in his recent controversial book, My Watch.
What he did not disclose are the identities of their mothers.

However findings by ENCOMIUM Weekly revealed the retired General’s many women.


MRS. OLUREMI OBASANJO, his first wife, whom he married on Saturday, June 22, 1963, at Camberwell Green Registry, South East London. She was just 21. Mrs. Oluremi Obasanjo is the mother of six of the the former president’s 21 children.
They are Senator Iyabo Obasanjo, Busola Obasanjo, ; Olusegun Obasanjo, the first son, ; Olugbenga Obasanjo, Enitan Obasanjo, and Damilola Obasanjo,  born in 1982.

MRS. STELLA OBASANJO, the late former First Lady died on Sunday, October 23, 2005, in Spain after a failed tummy tuck surgery. She had only a child, Olumuyiwa Obasanjo, who was born in 1977.

GOLD ORUH, a former director at Nigerian Television Authority (NTA),  had an affair with the former president when she was a reporter during the civil war in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She had two children with him – Funke and Seun Obasanjo.

MRS. TAIWO OBASANJO, is the twin sister of Mr. Kenny Martins, the politician and former Chairman of Police Equipment Fund. She also has two children for the former president. One of her children is Esther Olubunmi Obasanjo who got married in August 2010.
Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo has since reverted to her maiden name, Martins. When her affair with late Godwin Daboh became public knowledge, the former president distanced himself from her.

Late MRS. LYNDA OBASANJO, nee Soares, was another woman who had children with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. She was killed by armed robbers on February 14, 1987. The identities of her children among the 21 are not known. However, her cousin, Priscilla Soares was made MD, Nicon by Obasanjo.
MRS. MABEL OKOSODE OBASANJO is another woman who has children for the former army general. We, however, don’t know how many children she has for him or their names.
MRS. TITILAYO OBASANJO, is another woman who has a child or children for the old man.

COL. ADEBOYE OBASANJO is one of General Obasanjos children but his mother’s name is not known.  However according to Mrs. Oluremi Obasanjo in her book, “Bitter Sweet My Life with Obasanjo”, she is a divorced mother of two introduced to the former general by one of his aunts who lives in Arigbajo, Ogun State, after she (Remi) was forced out of their Ikoyi (Lagos) matrimonial home for challenging  Obasanjo’s philandering.

KOFOWOROLA MOJISOLA OBASANJO, who 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 relocated to Nigeria with her two children. She met Obasanjo who was still an officer in the army. Their dalliance produced Kofo.


MAJOR MOJI ADEKUNLE OBASANJO, presidential candidate of the Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN) in the 2007 general elections was one of the wives of the former president.  The retired army officer was married to Obasanjo for seven years. She died in 2009 following an illness.


MRS. BOLA OBASANJO, is the woman that is currently living with Chief Obasanjo. She also has a child with him called Funsho. Mrs Obasanjo was formerly based in London, but had to relocate to Nigeria to be his resident wife.

MRS. MOWO SOFOWORA, a lace fabric merchant and a married woman started dating him as far back as 1973, when Obasanjo was a Lt. Col. in the army.
Mrs. Oluremi Obasanjo mentioned Mrs. Mowo Sofowora as one of the women who caused problems in her marriage. She was said to be older than Obasanjo.

MRS. LABO SALAKO, the wife of late Captain Salako, who died in 1972, at Argungu in a motor accident. Late Captain Salako was Obasanjo’s mate in London. After the death of her husband, she moved in with the Obasanjos at their Ikoyi (Lagos) residence at Obasanjos insistence. But before Remi knew what was going on, Labo was already having a passionate affair with her husband.
To make matters worse, she wrote Obasanjo a letter in which she advised him to divorce his wife. Remi got hold of the letter and made several photocopies and sent them to friends and relations. This was what led to Remi’s departure from her matrimonial home for several months. The story is in Mrs. Oluremi Obasanjo’s book, Bitter-Sweet.

MRS. 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.
Former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku 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 alleged to be a mistress of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
Mrs. Alo was the Vice Principal of Queens College when Iyabo Obasanjo was a student there. So, the day Iyabo saw her in a swimming trunk at her father’s swimming pool in Ota Farm, Ogun State, she nearly assaulted her if not for her mother’s intervention.
Mrs. Alo, we gathered is still very close to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as she is a member of the board of directors of Obasanjo’s school, The Bells.


THE PRINCESS, A princess of Lagos, who is a lover of white apparels was also said to have been romantically involved with the former president immediately after the death of late First Lady, Mrs. Stella Obasanjo.
Rumours had it that she virtually took over the president’s private life when the First Lady died and was positioning herself as the new First Lady before one of the children, Funke openly told her she was not welcomed in the family.
It was in order to wave off the influence of the Princess in their father’s life that the children came together to impress on him to marry another woman.
It was this pressure that brought about Mama Funsho, Mrs. Bola Obasanjo relocating from London to Nigeria as his official wife.


So the late Chief Abiola wasn’t the only famous Egba man who loved women!


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