Senator Olamilekan Adeola fondly called “Yayi” needs little or no introduction. He is one of the popular politicians in the country, who have been able to spread their political tentacles far and wide. In the case of Yayi he has gained popularity beyond his Senatorial District, Lagos-West. Effect of his good work is felt in Yewa North and Ogun State at large.
Yayi, who is the Senate Committee Chairman of Communication is one of the most popular aspirants in Ogun vying for the seat of Governor in Ogun State. He is very popular in Yewa and its metropolies Popular as Senator Olamilekan is in Ogun State, his pretty wife, Temitope, seems to be on the quiet side. She prefers, to work behind the scene to make sure her husband achieves all his goals in life.
Lets describe how Temitope dazzled with her husband at Senator Gbenga Ashafa’s wife, Sade’s 60th birthday on May 29th, Democracy Day. Temitope, stepped in looking radiant as ever in a white-and -silver ash-expensive lace matched with a silver headgear.
Temitope is beautiful. She is tall. This ebony complexioned woman knows how to attract attention and turn heads. She walked in with grace along with her husband, Olamilekan Yayi.
She was introduced by Senator Gbenga Ashafa to his wife, Sade.
The musician on the bandstand, Tope Alabi, on sighting the couple began to sing their praise as Yayi calmly took his seat beside Senator Fatimo Raji Rasaki.
Speaking with Senator Yayi’s wife, Temitope, on why she graced Sade Ashafa 60th birthday, her words were “60 is a milestone, so there is every need to celebrate with her. Aside this, she is an epitome of beauty and a woman worthy of emulation. I am glad and delighted to be here.
Temitope Yayi Temitope is a mother blessed with adorable kids. A Godfearing woman”.
On how long they’ve been married, she responded “I have been married to my husband for 16 years and still counting. On what has sustained our marriage, I will say it is patience and endurance that are the basic ingredients of any successful marriage”, Temitope, who seems to be on the quiet side, was asked why she is not loud. Her words: “It is my nature. I will rather want to work from behind the scene to ensure my husband achieves his aims and goal-in life. I will attribute this to my up bringing. Right from my childhood, I have always been quiet. I am a Lagosian, I am from Bariga”.
What do you call your husband of 16 years? “I call him a lot of sweet names. I call him sweety, honey”.
Temitope, who works in a corporate organisation, was asked on how she met her husband many years ago. “I met my husband at our place of work 16 years ago. It was Guardian Newspaper and I was a young Journalist and we were working in the same office.
Reacting to the question of what she has missed about journalism, she said: “I am still in the line, so I don’t miss much about my profession. I still interact with people. I still do a little bit of P.R., so I am still in the game”.
How do you rest? “I rest by reading my Bible and going to church”. Temitope, who complements her husband with her good look, was asked on how she has been able to keep her good look even as she is in her late 40s. Her words: “I watch what I eat and I rest a lot. I don’t just eat because I want to put food in my mouth”.