Mrs Tola Oyediran


Tola Oyediran, the eldest child of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo has died at the age of 79.

Oyediran reportedly died on Friday afternoon.

She would have been 80 years by 1 December.

Oyediran was the Chairman, Board of Directors of African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) publishers of Tribune titles.

She was the fourth child of the respected opposition leader and first premier of the old Western Region, to die.

The first to die was Segun Awolowo, a lawyer. He died at the age of 24 in 1963, while Awo was in prison in Calabar.

The second death in the family was that of Otunba Ayodele Soyode, the third daughter, who was a lawyer.

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She was the mother of Dolapo Osinbajo, VP Osinbajo’s wife.

She died on Sunday 10 April 2011 in Lagos. She was 66 years old.

Another son of Awo, Oluwole died in 2013. He was 70 years old, few months to 71.

Only one of the five children is now alive. She is Tokunbo Dosunmu .

Awo died in 1987 at the age of 77, while his wife, Hannah died in 2015, few months of hitting a century.