Activist, Joe Okei-Odumakin, the widow of the late Spokesperson of the pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, announced the birth of baby twins to the family on Sunday.
Yinka Odumakin, an activist died at the age of 54 on Friday, April 2nd, 2021, of COVID-19 complications.
In a statement titled “Yinka Odumakin returns”, Joe, who is the President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, said that “mother and the babies are in excellent health condition”.
The twins, a boy and a girl, were delivered at a United States of America hospital on Wednesday, October 27th according to Joe.
Yinka and Joe got married in 1997. They had their first baby, a girl in 2000 and then had the second, a boy, in 2003.
About the twins conception and birth, Joe said: “The “miracle” birth fulfilled the wishes of the late Odumakin towards the end of his sojourn on earth to have another baby to be named after him.
“After YO, as he is fondly called, survived a three-day coma in 2020 and a few months before he succumbed to the illness that eventually but unexpectedly claimed his life, YO, he developed a strong desire for him and his wife to have another baby.
“Thank God l did not dither or procrastinate as l took in just about the time YO took ill and never recovered.
“It was good news that l conceived, but YO never got to hear the news of his wishes coming to pass as he did not make it out of the ventilator.
She said that her husband was so accurate in his predictions that they could be twins (and their sex) that he gave the names of the babies and told his wife how he would raise them.
She said while many may interpret this to mean that Yinka 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.
May his dream of them stepping into his aluta shoes come to pass.