Family is everything – Ex- beauty queen,Omowunmi Akinnifesi says as she shares family portrait
By Patricia Uyeh
MBGN 2005, Omowunmi Akinnifesi shared a rare photo of the three generations of the women in her life.
The ex-beauty queen, in the photo, was spotted with her mother, sisters and nieces. As she continues with her #YetIWon campaign that encourages people to share their victories inspite of the challenges they went through, Omowunmi stressed the importance other members of her family.
Here is what she wrote:”#Yetiwon. Family is EVERYTHING! We took this picture in Dubai 2weeks ago.
My Father worked at the Central Bank of Nigeria where he was a Director. I grew up in Sierra Leone where my Father was a Diplomat and worked with the West African Clearing House (WACH). I went to International School Sierra Leone and Lebanese school Sierra Leone
“It was all fine and dandy till the Civil war for diamonds started. As diplomats we were not safe so we had to return back to Nigeria. Moved back lived my whole life in Ikoyi.
“My father schooled at Yale, he had a PHD and he had so many degrees that when he passed they couldn’t mention everything at the funeral. He was a successful man. Sucessful career wise, successful family wise.
“He knew everything. When I was doing my Masters at Kings College London, and I had this very difficult Climate Model to build in excel using Formulars (Super complex stuff), he sat on his sick bed at the hospital with a view facing the Tower of London and the River Thames and explained it all to me. #yetiwon
“How one man can develop such a generation is outstanding. These are the women of the Akinnifesi generation. My Mum, My sisters and their kids. The Men are not in this pic tho. My two brothers and my sister’s husbands. Most importantly my Dad, who passed 4 years ago.
“Please when is Fathers day? Is there Sister’s day? I am missing my Dad. I hate the fact that my Dad could not be in this picture. Love you Dad. Rest in peace #Yetiwon #Fathersday #Father