Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Life as Dupe Jemibewon’s only child – Abuja Big Girl, Omolola Jemibewon


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Temidayo Omolola and Mum, Mrs. Dupe Jemibewon
Temidayo Omolola Jemibewon is beautiful, brainy, charming and very intelligent. On a first encounter you will take her for a mixed blood due to her heavy American ascent which instantly gives her out as an American curriculum breed.
But this graduate of Political Economy from London School of Economics with further degree from the prestigious Mount St. Mary University, Emmetsburg, Maryland, USA is the only biological child of business woman and educationist extra-ordinary Chief (Mrs.) Agnes Modupe Jemibewon, wife of General David Medayese Jemibewon. It is no news that the General has five successful children from his first wife late Madam Comfort Adunni Jemibewon (Nee Oni) but Omolola who works with Nigerian Exports Promotion Council, Abuja is his sixth child and the only child of his pretty wife, Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon. She was at Ibadan and Orin Ekiti in the first week of August during the funeral of her late grand dad and former Principal of St. Patrick Grammar School, Ibadan; Chief John Bosede Ajayi. The very beautiful and loving Abuja big girl opened up to your Africa’s number 1 Celebrity Encounter blog Asabeafrika  at Orin Ekiti on Saturday August 8th on her humble life as an only child and what it means to be the daughter of General David Medayese Jemibewon and Lady Dupe Jemibewon. Enjoy excerpts

Temidayo Omolola Jemibewon with the GDA

Today the world has come to celebrate the life of your late grand dad, JB Ajayi, how would you define him?
He is a great man, he will be missed and we hope and pray that his legacy will continue long after he is gone. I appreciate the fact that we have people from all walks of life coming to celebrate him. To a very large extent, he is an accomplished man.

Temidayo Passes an excitement across to fans and admirers

What would you miss about him as a grand daughter?
What I am going to miss about him is his laughter, he had a really, really, really big laugh. It was a kind of laugh that even though he is not doing anything funny you will just be caught up in it and it will make you very happy. That is one thing I am going to miss about my grand father.

“She is a woman who has touched many lives in her own little way and today, you can see for your self what it means to be like my mum. She is a good woman and that is not just my opinion alone”.

Temidayo Omolola Jemibewon to Asabeafrika....'Dad and Mum's Lives is  like a book with different topics'

What do you say about your mum Mrs. Dupe Jemibewon, she is a pragmatic person, has that robbed on you?
What do I need to say about my mum that has not even been said? She is a great mentor. She is a woman who has touched many lives in her own little way and today, you can see for your self what it means to be like my mum. She is a good woman and that is not just my opinion alone.
What is her biggest philosophy to you?
My mum always tells me to be myself and compromise for no one and that is what I do. It is my guiding philosophy.

Temmy & Daddy, General David Medayese Jemibewon
Temidayo Omolola Jemibewon with Mum, Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon at Grand Dad's Service of Songs

What does it mean to be the daughter of the highly respected General David Medayese Jemibewon and Lady Dupe Jemibewon?
I don’t think there is any challenge being their daughter, you only need to work ahead miles more than what is averagely expected of you.  I think what really happened is that one has grown to know the two of them as a source of inspiration. Both dad and mum are very enlightened people and what comes first is a sense of discipline, a sense of responsibility in all endeavors and a sense of respect for all no matter how big or small. My parents believe in hard work and integrity and that has worked for me both in Lagos where I was raised and Abuja where I work at the moment.

“Our family is a big family. I am one of many, many children of my grand parent; I am one of the many children of my parent. Yes, I am my mum’s only biological child but I can tell you that we grew up as a big family. I grew up among my step brothers and sisters and whole lot of other young people adopted by my parent”. 

Temidayo Omolola Jemibewon to Asabeafrika..'I grew up like any other child despite being mum's only biological child'

Were you pampered as an only child?
No, I am like any other child. Our family is a big family. I am one of many, many children of my grand parent; I am one of the many children of my parent. Yes, I am my mum’s only biological child but I can tell you that we grew up as a big family. I grew up among my step brothers and sisters and whole lot of other young people adopted by my parent. So, I wouldn’t say I was pampered in any way, i was given the same straight training other children got and I am happy for it, it has made me a complete adult.
Who is the lucky man in your life at the moment, I am sure someone must have stolen your heart?
I love my family.
I mean someone like “Mr. Right”
I love my family.
I mean are you in a relationship?
I love my family
What if someone wishes to be the lucky suitor what do you expect of him?
I don’t deal with hypothetical. I love my template. (Cynical smile appears on her face as a sign of disregard for a stubborn question)

“They all play their different roles as parents and it ends there. My dad is a strong man who started taking decisions at a very young age, I think he became a governor in his twenties and likewise mum; she is from a family where education is the hallmark”.

Temidayo Omolola Jemibewon in a cool mood

You presently work with Mr. Segun Awolowo at the Nigerian Exports Promotion Council, how would you define that gentle man?
Everyone knows how the economy is right now and the role of the Nigerian Exports Promotion Council is to promote non-oil exports in Nigeria and diversify away from oil and build a formidable economy. Our vision is to promote non-oil exports as the key driver of the Nigerian economy. And for my boss (Segun Awolowo Jnr.) he is a very focused and dynamic young man with lots of energy and innovation working for him. He is phenomenal, he has a great vision for the organization and we are all behind him, ready at all times to support his dreams and vision.
Tell us about your educational background?
I had my Msc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics, London and a further degree at Mount St. Mary University, Emmetsburg, Maryland USA.

Temidayo in a jolly mood with friends and relatives

What is your philosophy of life?
Live it well with every soul at a time. Be good to humanity because you have just one life to live and once you are gone that is it.  What speaks for you is your asset in humanity, nothing else will count but your asset in humanity. I strongly believe in that and it is a reflection of the kind of parents I have, from my grad parent both on the maternal and paternal side, they all lived for humanity and you can see that even from the funeral of my grand dad (JB Ajayi) today in Orin Ekiti. It shows how humane our family is, my dad, my mum, my siblings everybody. It is one big happy family and I thank God for such a wonderful experience.

The Jemibewon Girl in her blessed mood

Who influences you between Dad and Mum? One is a General the other is an educationist?
No any one of them influences me than the other. They are my parent. The only thing with me is that I have two parents that have very, very strong personality. They are both great people in their own rights, leaders and molders of other people’s destinies. I can only say that I am lucky to have come through them and actually understudy them in so many ways. They are my parent but no one actually influences me than the other. They all play their different roles as parents and it ends there. My dad is a strong man who started taking decisions at a very young age, I think he became a governor in his twenties and likewise mum; she is from a family where education is the hallmark. So, by their upbringing one can say their lives are almost like a great book but with different topics which is basically on leadership and enthusiasm.

Temidayo with Mum and Dad shared a joke with Skye Bank Chairman Dr. Tunde Ayeni while having a photo Op with Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Peter Ayo Fayose and Ex-Governor, Otunba Niyi Adebayo

Do you have advice for young people?
Don’t stop dreaming. Your dream might appear blurred initially and the situation of a country like Nigeria where challenges abound might shake your faith but you will surely succeed if you persist. So, don’t, don’t ever, ever stop dreaming. Because today is actually the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
Thanks for opening up to me
Thanks Gbenga.


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