In pictures: 30th wedding anniversary of Fayemi and wife, Bisi

In pictures: 30th wedding anniversary of Fayemi and wife, Bisi

Monday, September 2, 2019 2:32 am

Fayemi and wife, Bisi, on their wedding day 30 years ago

Governor Fayemi and wife, Bisi, now

Governor Fayemi and wife, Bisi, now. Photo credit: Segun Dipe


The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and his wife, Bisi, today posted their 30th wedding anniversary (and the way they look now) photographs.

The wedding took place in Victory Church, Finchley, North London, 2 September 1989.

The Ekiti First Lady wrote on her FB page: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love’ 1 Corinthians 13:13.
Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary darling! We thank God for our wonderful journey together.


Governor Fayemi also wrote this on his Twitter handle: “’Labisi, three decades and still counting… Thank you for being an amazing wife, a loving partner, a wonderful mother to Oluwafolajimi and my best friend at all times. Happy wedding anniversary. JK”

According Bisi in her her memoirs: “It started in Ife. He attended University of Lagos, UNILAG and came to Ife to do Master’s in International Relations. I did a Master’s in History but I did elective in the department of International Relations. I knew him in my class as someone very quiet and good looking. One day, I was in the library and I needed to borrow some books from the library and I was not with my library card and I looked around to see anyone who could help me take the books out. I saw Kayode sitting on the other side. I walked up to him and very politely asked if he had his library card on him and he said “Yes” and I told him that I needed to take some books out and asked: Do you mind borrowing the books for me? And he said, “Of course” and I gave him the list of the books and l told him I would come and pick the books from his room and that was it and the rest is history”.

In the UK, both Bisi and Kayode also went for further education. Kayode got a Doctorate in War Studies from King’s College, University of London, England, specializing in civil-military relations. Bisi received an MA in Gender and Society (1992) from Middlesex University.

The marriage is blessed with a son, Folajimi.

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