Yinka Odumakin’s Father Dies At 116


Elder Ezekiel Odumakin, the father of the late activist and spokesperson for the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, has passed on.

The elder Odumakin died on Monday at age 116, his late son’s widow, Joe Okei-Odumakin announced his death in a statement posted on Facebook.

She said, “Pa Odumakin translates at age 116. First the seed, now the tree…

“The father of Comrade Yinka Odumakin died this evening, 5.30pm, at the age of one hundred and sixteen.”

Okei-Odumakin said she spoke with the old man earlier in the day and they had a brief prayer session along other family discussions.

She noted that papa would be sorely missed as he was not only the patriarch but the rallying point for the entire family.

“Until his passing on today, Elder Ezekiel Abioye Odumakin was the Baba Ijo of C.A.C. Moro land
,” the activist said, adding that further announcements will be made as the family deems fit.

Okei-Odumakin’s husband died on April 2, 2021, at the age of 54.

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