Erelu Bisi Fayemi: A Quintessential First Lady Clock 60


By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti

On the 11th of May 2023, the Wife of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Chief Mrs Olabisi-Adeleye Fayemi will clock 60 on earth.


Erelu Bisi Fayemi was born in Liverpool, England, on Tuesday, 11 June, 1963.

Mother General as she is fondly called by admirers is a British-Nigerian feminist activist, writer and policy advocate.

In 2001, she co-founded the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), the first Pan-African grant-making organisation.

She also serves as a United Nations (UN) Women Nigeria Senior Advisor, and was appointed as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College, University of London in 2017.

She is a bonafide member of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Ekiti State Chapter and C.E.O of Above Whispers Limited, and runs an online community called

You have been a beacon of hope and inspiration to women as your life and times have been defined be exemplary leadership, promotion of gender equality and protection of the right of women and children.

May your road continue to be rough!

On behalf of the Staff and the Management of TopNewsng Online, celebrate and we wish you a successful happy birthday celebrations and more prosperous years ahead in sound health.

Happy 60th Birthday to The Mother General!

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