Almost seven months after Yinka Odumakin’s death, his wife, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, gave birth to twins — a boy and a girl – in a hospital in the United States of America on Wednesday.
Odumakin, a former spokesperson for the pan-Yoruba organisation Afenifere, died of COVID-19 problems on April 3, 2021 at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
Both the mother and the babies are in good health, according to SaharaReporters.
Her late husband had left the names he intended for the babies, according to Okei-statement. Odumakin’s
The statement read in part, “He had, however, prophetically left words concerning what the baby or babies should be called if his wishes materialised.
“YO, as he is fondly called, was so accurate in his predictions that they could be twins (and their sex) that he gave the names of the babies and told me how he would raise them.
“While many may interpret this to mean that YO had a premonition about his death, it was only a strong desire expressed by him to have babies that he would dot over and who would possibly step into his ‘Aluta’ shoes. It’s a dream come true!”
The couple who got married in 1997, had their first baby girl in 2000 and the second, a boy, in 2003. The girl was named after Joe, while the boy was named Abraham after the late Afenifere leader, Pa Abraham Adesanya.
However, the twins are coming 18 years after the birth of their last child.