By Glam & Essence
Joe Okei-Odumakin,the widow of the late spokesperson of Afenifere,Yinka Odumakin, has given birth to twins,a boy and girl.
The news of Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin’s delivery of the twins in a United States of America hospital on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 was announced in a press release made available on Sunday October 31,2021 signed by her.
According to the statement released,’the “miracle” birth fulfilled the wishes of the late Odumakin towards the end of his life on earth to have another baby to be named after him.
The couple got married in 1997, had their first baby girl in 2000 and the second, a boy, in 2003. While the girl was named after Joe, the boy was named Abraham after the late Afenifere leader, Pa Abraham Adesanya.
Dr Joe gave birth to the twins 18 years after their last child.
The release further stated that after he survived a three-day coma in 2020 and a few months before he succumbed to the illness that eventually claimed his life, YO, as he is fondly called, developed a strong desire for him and his wife to have another baby.
It was therefore a surprise when Dr Joe become pregnant shortly after and about the time YO took ill and never got to hear the news of his wishes come to pass, as he did not make it out of the ventilator.
He had, however, prophetically left words concerning what the baby or babies should be called if his wishes materialised.
Dr Joe believe the birth of the babies is a dream come true for Yinka,though in his absence as it was the manifestation of his strong desire to have babies that he would dot over and who would possibly step into his “aluta” shoes.