Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 84th Birthday Today

Former president, Obasanjo was born on 5th March 1937 in the village of Ibogun-Olaogun to a farming family of the Owu branch of the Yoruba. He was a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from 1999 to 2015 and again from 2018 onward.

Obasanjo largely regards himself as a Nigerian before his tribe Yoruba as he said: “I am a Nigerian who happens to be a Yoruba man. I am not a Yoruba man who happens to be a Nigerian.”

Obasanjo lived a polygamous lifestyle. Obasanjo married his first wife, Oluremi Akinlawon, in London in 1963 and married another one, Stella Abede, in 1976.