Aisha Yesufu Family: Meet Aisha Yesufu’s Husband and Children

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Recent reports highlight Aisha Yesufu, known for her activism and critique of societal issues, criticizing Nigerians protesting economic hardship.

She accuses them of being self-centered. In a video, she asserted that Nigeria lacks a president due to the alleged irregularities in the 2023 election.

Yesufu previously chaired the fundraising team for the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organization, revealing they received N596m in donations from party supporters, Obidient movements, and well-meaning Nigerians globally.

Aisha Yesufu Family: Husband and Children

Aisha Yesufu Family: Meet Aisha Yesufu’s Husband and Children

Aisha Yesufu is wedded to Aliu Osigwe Yesufu in 1998, a committed advocate for feminism and human rights. Together, they have two children named Amir and Alliyyah.

Aliu, her husband described as an exceptional husband and father, imparts love, respect, and consideration for others to their children.

Aliu Osigwe Yesufu, a Nigerian man and a fervent supporter of feminism and human rights, is the spouse of Aisha Yesufu, a well-known Nigerian activist and businesswoman.

Until 2016, Aliu served as the former General Manager overseeing investments at NHIS.

Aisha Yesufu With Her Husband, Aliu Osigwe Yesufu

Get to Know Aisha Yesufu: Biography

Aisha Somtochukwu Yesufu, born on December 12, 1973, is a Nigerian activist and businesswoman.

She co-founded the #BringBackOurGirls movement, which gained attention for the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria, on April 14, 2014, by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Aisha has been actively involved in the End SARS movement against police brutality in Nigeria. Aisha, originally from Kano State and raised in Agbede, Edo State, faced challenges growing up as a girl in a patriarchal environment.

By the age of 11, she had lost most of her female friends to marriage or childbirth. Despite these difficulties, her love for books provided solace, opening her eyes to a world beyond her immediate surroundings.

Aisha applied to the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1991 but faced rejection due to her gender. She later pursued education at Ahmadu Bello University, ultimately graduating in microbiology from Bayero University Kano.

Njideka Agbo, writing in The Guardian in 2019, described Aisha as a non-conventional activist, often criticized for naming names on national issues, earning her both enemies and admirers.

In response to the 2014 abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram, Aisha, along with Oby Ezekwesili, co-founded the #BringBackOurGirls movement, advocating for their rescue. Aisha actively participated in protests, marching on the Nigerian National Assembly in Abuja on April 30, 2014.

Aisha continued her activism, notably as a prominent member of the End SARS movement, addressing police brutality in Nigeria. She became an iconic symbol of the movement, with a photograph of her in hijab at an End SARS protest.

Aisha emphasized her commitment to the cause, stating, “I will not be an irresponsible parent and leave this fight for my children. I am ready to sacrifice my life for my children to live. I brought them into this world, and I need to fix the world I put them in.”

Aisha’s impact and influence were recognized in various accolades, including being among BBC’s 100 Women in 2020, listed in the Top 100 Most Influential Africans by New African magazine in 2020, and named one of the 14 Nigerians on Reputation Poll International’s ‘100 most reputable Africans’ list in 2023.

She also earned a spot on the 50 Most Impactful Voices List for the 2023 International Women’s Day and received the Martin Luther King Award.


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