Late Tafawa Balewa’s granddaughter, Amina marries Afe Babalola’s son, Gboyega

Late Tafawa Balewa’s granddaughter, Amina marries Afe Babalola’s son, Gboyega

The capital city of Abuja last weekend was the place to be following two very important weddings that took place. Besides that of Nollywood actress, S

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The capital city of Abuja last weekend was the place to be following two very important weddings that took place. Besides that of Nollywood actress, Sharon Ooja who tied the knot with her lover, Ugo Nwoke, another wedding which brought two notable families from Northern and Southern Nigeria together was that of the families of Afe Babalola and Tafawa Balewa.

Amina Nicole Balewa, an entrepreneur who plies her trade in the real estate industry tied the knot in a spectacular ceremony that spanned three days with her lover, Professor Gboyega Edward Afe Babalola, the director of sports and an associate professor at Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD).

Amina is the daughter of Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, a son of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and Hajia Hafsat Balewa, the Chairperson of Ogun Guangdong Free Trade Zone and China-Africa Investment FZC, Gboyega is the son of renowned legal luminary and elder statesman, Chief Afe Babalola, SAN.

Amina and Gboyega’s marriage was solemnised on Friday at the Ansarudeen Mosque in Maitama, Abuja. A grand reception party then followed at the Thisday Dome, Abuja with King Sunny Ade on the bandstand. Timi Dakolo and Wande Coal also thrilled guests at the party.

The event was attended by former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, politicians and other notable dignitaries from across the country.

Gboyega has an impressive resume. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Mercer University in Macon, Ga. He furthered his education when he received his MBA in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004. After three years of working for SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, he decided to return to school to purse his doctorate degree. He finished his PhD programme in 2011 with concentration in Management. During his study, Gboyega also worked at Bank of America to broaden his business acumen and experience.

Upon relocating to Nigeria in 2014, Gboyega began to lecture and also serve as a member of Afe Babalola University Council. In 2019, Gboyega was promoted to the rank of associate professor and later assumed the role of director of sports in ABUAD in 2019.  Gboyega is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing.