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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Former MBGN Adaeze Yobo Says Her Mum IsHer Best Friend...

Adaeze won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2014 pageant and shortly after  married Nigeria’s international footballer, Joseph Yobo, in a star studded wedding that was the talk of the town. 







Today, she is a mother of three adorable children,very vibrant and very outspoken person. In this interview, she talks about her mother who is a lawyer, politician and philanthropist and how she has influenced her.




Please tell us about your mum.



My mum’s name is Abigail Igwe. She lives and works in Abuja. She’s a lawyer, a businesswoman and also has interest in politics. But ultimately, she’s a philanthropist. She has a foundation, De Zionist Elders Foundation, which she established five years ago before my sister and I joined her.
The foundation is so close to her heart. She is presently constructing a home for the elderly in Anambra State. She has loved to help old people. When she started she used to go to the suburb, to share relief materials to them.





You were a beauty queen. What role did your mum play in all that?



My mum literally pushed me. It was something that I had always wanted to do as a child but at some point after secondary school, during the transition from secondary school to the university, I spent one year at home and added weight and lost interest in my dream of becoming a beauty queen. My mum knowing that it was what I wanted to do from childhood saw the advert on TV and asked me to go for it. But I felt discouraged by the fact that I had added weight. My mum went ahead and got me a trainer and I started jogging every morning on the street in Abuja to lose weight. She motivated me back into my dream. She took me in the hand and was there for me all the way to my winning the crown. When I want to give up in the camp, when other girls were discussing who would win and all that, I would call my mum and she kept talking to me. She spoke words of encouragement every time I called her, saying that I would make it, that I was the best, and had what it would take to succeed. At a point, it was only my mum’s voice I was hearing all through the camping and during the contest till I won the pageant.




You look good and like good things. Did you take that from your mum?



Yes. My mum has a huge influence in every area of my life. My spiritual life, fashion sense and everything. She has been like my best friend. Growing up, it was just her that I knew. From the way she took care of herself, the hygiene, her obsession for washing of hands regularly, her hair and makeup. When I was younger, I even made fun of her about some of the things she did, in terms of fashion and hygiene, but now I have realised I’m doing all that without even knowing. I have taken to her fashion and beauty sense. I would say she has a great influence on that aspect of my life.




You married early, before 23, shortly after winning the MBGN pageant and completing your reign as queen. How did she feel?



I got married at 20. My mum’s concern was that I had to finish schooling. When I met my husband I told her immediately. When I got pregnant I found it difficult to tell her, thinking I had let her down but she got over it and supported me all through. I didn’t believe it would be that easy for her to support me knowing that I didn’t finish my school before I went into marriage and that was my mum’s ultimate dream for me. She wanted the best for me. In fact, she was the one that did the decorations and she danced and danced on my wedding day. She was so happy.




When you achieved her dream as per your education, how did she feel?


She also encouraged me to start my university education in Turkey after I had my first son. I was confused at first because of the language barrier but she kept insisting that I should find a school there where English is used to teach the students. She added that I would feel good, would be able to tackle challenges of the world more and also feel more confident as a graduate.




Which of her favourite dishes did you eat while growing up, and which you still love till today?



Growing up, the food that I liked a lot was her oha soup. It became my favourite soup. But oha soup wasn’t her favourite soup. She cooked it for us and I loved it. My mum favourite food is anything that has vegetable and fish.



Advice did she give you that you still hold on to?


She taught me to put God first in my life and that is what has kept me going in life. My spiritual life is my identity. Sometimes, when I pray, I thank God for that particular gift that my mum gave us. If that is the only thing she gives me, I’m set for life. The gift of teaching me to be prayerful is what I intend to give to my children because it’s a gift that money cannot buy. That gift, consciously or unconsciously, has been guiding me through life. I always come back to my spiritual life for answers, for direction and all that.




What aspect of your mum’s lifestyle do you admire most?



As a little child, my mum was always working. My mum is an achiever, even with her four children. She was pregnant when she was in Law School, and still remained focused. She ran for House of Representatives election at the age of 30 in Anambra State, and she won. But the demise of Abacha obstructed that. Back then, seeing her waking up every day, working hard for her campaign, as a wife and a mother, always moved me as a child. At the time, she was still with my father, not yet divorced. 

I wanted to be a hardworking person like her. Even with all that she also maintains a humble spirit. My mum was also a Director in Anambra State Water Corporation. I’m a family person. My responsibility as a mother and wife is very important to me. Growing up, we were very close as siblings. That’s what my mum and dad taught us. My dad talked about family being together. I can’t have a conversation without talking about my husband and my children. My mum is very social but more homely.


The sun

65 comments:

  1. They say "like mother, like daughter". I hope you do not follow in your mother's footsteps. Guard your marriage like a policewoman!

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    1. Very loaded comment and you know what’s up without mentioning anything. I hope so too for her sake.

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    2. @17:23
      Please can you tell us what is loaded in that comment?

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    3. Because if it happens she will die,??.
      See your fingers like for her sake.
      In your mind now you are a good person

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    4. Read again and put on your thinking cap. Those who know know.

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    5. Well, the comment "for her sake" could be because she is dependent on her husband and no real income of her own, that is certainly a risk. All the best to her sha. Not my business really.

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    6. all this people saying she is dependent on her husband you have assumed in your depraved mind that she will divorce her husband or something like that ..not every marriage end like nollywood movie o...you don't know if assets are in her name or at least her kids lets live and let live

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    7. She cleverly left her father out of this interview....the man is a no nonsense man...hmmm....long story

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    8. Cut the story short enjoy 22.39. Ozu asiri

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    9. Cut the story short enjoy 22.39. Ozu asiri

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  2. Is the interview about her or her mom? Kinda confused o

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    1. Such an idiotic comment. What’s wrong in idolising her Mum?

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  3. I love the relationship between Adaeze and her mum.

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  4. Nice. Did she eventually finished her uni education? I did not read if she graduated. All the same her marriage to yobo is good.

    Happy anniversary

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    1. Me too I have to ask. Knowing Adaeze she would have splashed graduation pictures everywhere.

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    2. who graduation help? lots of roaming graduates around including some commenting everywhere

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  5. I'm confused. If your parents were so family oriented, why did they divorce?

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    1. Go back to 1900 , where the hashtag #wediehere moves

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    2. Correct question. All smoke and mirrors.

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    3. Ever heard of the axiom "we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against Principalities and Powers"?

      The demons are still after her Mum till date. God help her.
      Very fashionable lady, she used to stick fresh flowers on her colourful shoes and stick on her tops as brooches during some church services then. Before service is over, flower don whittle.Hahahahaha.
      #xmasthings
      If President Abacha didn't die eeh, chaii many political ambitions would have been long nurtured.
      Like Sen Joy Emodi would have been the 1st Female Governor for Anambra State and in Nigeria.
      I recall absolutely her wailings and rolling on the floor that early morning infront of Eze n'Ukpo's house at GRA, in June 1998. It was 7:12am.
      She kept screaming Eze n'Ukpo alu emee mu o.(Chief Arthur Eze, I'm finished o).
      Cold rainy morning. I was rushing back to Campus, in the same car with Mumsie, my twin brothers and our driver. After Nwodo onto Akpabio, Mumsie rushed down from the car to join hold down Aunty Joy but she was inconsolable. People were weeping. Kai.

      God make a way for Adaeze's Mum because she's tried. The BATTLE is bigger than her.
      Adaeze remain prayerful. God is merciful.

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    4. Amen to your prayers.

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    5. wow xhitrted P you get memory sha...why was joy rolling was her hubby dead

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    6. That is how people would have finished divulging all their secrets to their enemies before even realising it.

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    7. Ray Emodis Mother the actor. Hmmmm.

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  6. She married at 20, but is 29,
    She won the paegent in 2014 and married shortly after.
    Somebody help me with the maths please.
    I have headache

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    1. She won mbgn in 2008 . She was 17+ and turned 18 after mbgn got married at 20 she’s 29 . Her first son just turned 9 .

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    2. Me sef confused, 2014-2019 is 5yrs right? She should be 25

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    3. Hahahahahahaha the calculation hard gaan.

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    4. She won MBGN in 2008 not 2014
      Very funny paegent that year
      Interviewer: mention one good thing about your state
      Adaeze Igwe: Giggling..we have had four governors in three years
      Me: what a wawu..e don be for her o
      So you can imagine my surprise when she was announced winner
      Oh well

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    5. She won in 2008. A simple google search but you’d rather throw shade and pretend like Adaeze is 50 years old. Let me guess, you were her classmate in 1982

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    6. stella made a mistake..she won around 2008 or so.

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    7. Anon,hahahahhahahahahha.

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    8. P. Scheherazade14 April 2019 at 18:12

      A lie will always find one out.
      Even me I was confused and I’m a mathematician!

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    9. Olodo: connections won her the title.

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    10. Why do ppl assume everyone lies about their age.
      Adaeze went to Vivian Fowler after she left a sec school in the East I think and I know people in her set. She is truly 29.

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    11. @ Olodo S, that's so funny, four governors in three years. Real wawu. Naija!

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    12. I asked the initial quest ion. And yes, I believe she is 29. Paranoia is now a normal thing I see.
      @anon, I no wan visit google .I Thank was hoping you would do the work forme. Thank you

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    13. People in the same set aren’t always the same age. This happens a lot when they change schools, they normally drop a year of two because of the high standards of the new school.

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    14. Anon 20:08 as the olodo u are, coming from village school. It's not always like that inugo. My kids changed from schools in the east to Lagos, they didn't drop any class.

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    15. It takes an olodo to know one, oponu ode.

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  7. From the interview, you can tell she’s very close to her mum

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  8. Can anyone tell me what she does for a living? Just curious , I like her

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    1. Jamb question.

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    2. She spends her husband’s money

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    3. Hahahahaha her JD is spending hubby monies

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    4. Why does that bother you? Did dey say your account will blow up if you knew that

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    5. women instead of them to say they envy a woman they begin to mock her to make her feel as bad as they feel .you want her to open one of those lekki boutique where they sell 2 tops 3 months and be forming fake boss lady while gracing different old mens beds at night to fund their lifestyles abi??

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    6. Haters everywhere, I'm definitely sure ure all women. Una well done oooo, depression and poverty brings out the winchy πŸ§™‍♀️ in some people 😏😏😏.
      Awon aiyeπŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾, ekare 😏😏

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    7. Anon 03:36, u can say that again. Even if she does nothing, is it ur business. I na ahukwa concern. Adaeze, no mind them, they are jealous

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  9. Nice... good that her mom and i are besti for life.

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  10. I love both mum and daughter, dem are very beautiful, and l like Yobo too, gentle man, kisses me from my side.

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    1. Kisses me from my side. Oya explain

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    2. Question from Yori Yori, "kisses me from my side"
      Answer: nah WAEC, English wide.
      Awon editor Yori Yori lol !

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  11. why wouldn't your mum get over your pregnancy ish and dance and dance and dance when you caught beta fish .

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  12. Stella Adaeze won in 2008. It’s because of you people are doubting her age. She was 2 years my senior in Vivian Fowler and I am 27

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  13. Her mom is very prayerful.

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  14. You can't even tell who is the mom and who is the daughter. Kudos to mom!

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    1. Anon 06:06, actually u can now, Adaeze is fresh faced, while the mom's face na foundation smooth am. Which really should be so cos she is older now

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  15. This is the posher version of bbn Gifty and her mom.

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  16. I remember her mum's ish with John Fashanu.

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