Olawunmi Christy Otedola is the first daughter of the multi-billionaire in Nigeria, Femi Otedola. Olawunmi Christy Otedola (Tolani) was born on April 21, 1986. The real name of Olawunmi Christy Otedola is Tolani Christy Otedola Olawunmi. She has 3 siblings, namely Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, also known as DJ Cuppy, Elizabeth Temi Otedola, and Fewa Otedola.
In this article we would be reffering to her as Olawunmi Christy Otedola or Tolani
Tolani Otedola has turned out to be quite popular after Femi Otedola bought her and two other sisters cars worth more than N300 million combined. Olawunmi Christy Otedola is a performer but has not been quite a sensation in the music industry in Nigeria even though her father is extremely famous for being wealthy.
Some people in Nigeria believe that this is because of several family matters since Tolani was born to a different mother. Her mother is Olayinka, a woman whom her father met when Femi was still selling pencils and pens at Lagos, an area in Iponri.
Her Parent’s Ill-Fated Relationship
Lady Doja, the mother of Femi and grandmother of Tolani Otedola, was not in favor of Olayinka because due to her religion but accepted Tolani. She has long since gone on separate ways with her birth mother.
This is a complicated experience, but Tolani is officially the first child of Femi Otedola. However, Femi loves her so much that he bought her a Ferrari worth millions of naira.
It is factual that rich people cry as well. The rich might probably be boasting a lot of wealth and money, but the past of Femi Otedola, a gas and oil magnate, haunts him some say. Olayinka Odukoya, the mother of Tolani, was shut away from her as she became devastated and lonesome. In an interview made by a Nigerian reporter, Olayinka says that she had a past relationship with Femi Otedola.
At that time, Olayinka was still in her secondary school and was even a working student when she and Femi had a relationship. Olayinka said that she accepted the advances of Femi, and along the way, she realized that she had fallen in love with Femi. This was when Olayinka was offered a School of Nursing admission in Ikoyi, as she was waiting to choose pre-registration questioning before realizing that she was pregnant.
With her friend’s help, she met Femi, who promised her a life filled with happiness and contentment. In fact, Femi and Oayinka both sworn to the Church that they will live with each other. Olayinka was only 21 years old at that time and had sex with Femi. That is where she got pregnant.
At first, Femi accepted that he would soon become a father and live a normal life with Olayinka. However, as days go by, Olayinka realized that Femi kept it a secret from his family. It was a man named Mr. Tobun who told his parents that Femi impregnated a young Ijebun lady. But, Femi lied to his mother that he did not impregnate any lady.
In the meantime, Olayinka is accustomed to going to the house of Femi regularly to the extent that his younger siblings had become friends with Olayinka. Femi’s mother even knew Olayinka, although she had no idea that Olayinka was the one her son impregnated. The mother of Femi only thought the Olayinka was a friend to the sisters of Femi. Hence, Olayinka took in to demand money from Femi for her upkeep and other various things. In fact, Olayinka stated that she thought of aborting the child since it was affecting her education. Fortunately, an older man overheard Olayinka while she was chatting with her friend about concerning her planned abortion, and this man was the one who told her parents about it.
Hence, her mother prevented Olayinka from contemplating abortion. Later on, Olayinka told Femi that her parents already knew about the pregnancy. Femi asked her to keep the pregnancy and never think of aborting the child ever again. However, when the parents of Femi already knew that their son impregnated her, they decided to keep the child but asked Olayinka to stay away from their family as soon as the child was born.
The reason for this is because the parents of Femi didn’t accept her religion. Since giving birth to Tolani, Olayinka never saw her child again according to confirmed reports. Olayinka said that she never had any contact with her child since the parents of Femi took the child away from her since Olawunmi Christy Otedola was more than 2 years old.
When Olawunmi Christy Otedola was already 15 years old and was attending her education in Akure, Ondo State, where Olawunmi Christy Otedola lived with her Uncle, Olayinka attempted to see her daughter. Still, the family of Femi prevented her every time she would go there.
That is the time where Olayinka decided to go to the northern region of Nigeria to settle down. Hence, Olayinka lived and worked there for the time being before returning for a couple of years. In the meantime, Olayinka already knew that Olawunmi Christy Otedola was taken abroad by Femi and his family to further her education. Olayinka even attempted to live near the Otedola’s house, but every time she went there, the mother of Femi always asks her what she really wants from Femi.
There comes the point in time wherein Olayinka was so depressed upon not seeing her daughter that she asked the help of a Reverend Father to talk to the mother of Femi. However, Femi’s mother did not change her mind and even asked Olayinka to never again send an emissary to her ever again. Almost 7 years had passed. Olayinka told her brother that she felt the need to take the issue to an appropriate government official to challenge her right to see Olawunmi Christy Otedola.
The only thing Olayinka knows about Tolani is that her daughter was now working overseas. Also, since then, Femi and Olayinka have not spoken with one another. Even during the recent birthday celebration of the father of Femi where Olayinka attended, the two never spoke as Femi seems to avoid her. Even the older brother of Femi, whom Olayinka spoke with at the celebration told her that she was still not allowed to see Olawunmi for so many years, could not believe her since the brother of Femi just recently returned to Nigeria from spending lots of years abroad.
At this time, Olayinka is not married to someone else, but she recently had a relationship that brought her Eniola, her daughter. However, Olayinka is unable to marry the father of Eniola due to the experience she suffered from the family of the father of Christy Otedola. Olayinka has been scared of men ever since that damaged relationship with Femi occurred in her life according to reports gathered.
Olayinka showed up that she only wants Femi and his family to grant her access to Olawunmi Christy Otedola and complete rights to become a mother to Olawunmi Christy Otedola.
Tolani Otedola’s Career (Music).
Olawunmi Christy Otedola began singing when she was 31 years old. Still, DJ Cuppy, her half-sister, has had more influence in music in Nigeria, though her sister began singing in 2014, 3 years before her. However, Tolani Otedola is an excellent singer who has collaborated with Reekado Banks, in a project called Ba Mi Lo.
Olawunmi Christy Otedola has a distinct preference in terms of fashion. Tolani seems to try out different styles, and she cares less about what people think of her. She is private that people will not be able to view the personal activities of Olawunmi Christy Otedola on the internet.
In an Instagram post of Olawunmi Christy Otedola, she addressed why she chose to live a personal life. She says that she knew little of herself. She only shares on the internet as it frustrates both her and the people around her. Besides, Olawunmi Christy Otedola explains that she is stuck in the mystery if everyone is entitled to herself or be just herself while giving in to music.
That is so far turning out to be the most difficult year in the life of Olawunmi Christy Otedola. She also says that some people do not believe her since most people cannot imagine having a tough time according to everyone’s personal assumptions. People do not know who Olawunmi Christy Otedola actually is, but they will soon enough.
Until the day comes that everyone will begin to understand her, Olawunmi Christy Otedola hopes that she still will enjoy the privilege of people’s attention and that they will remain gentle and patient with her.
Tolani Otedola’s Education and Awards.
Olawunmi Christy Otedola went to her primary and secondary schools in Nigeria before migrating to the United Kingdom to study at St. Andrews, Scotland, wherein she took up a psychology degree. Olawunmi Christy Otedola is still single up to now, not married officially to any man. Still, there are some rumors that she and Reekado Banks had a serious relationship in the past.
Olawunmi Christy Otedola stated that she became interested in the music industry ever since she was young. Olawunmi Christy Otedola sang in churches throughout her younger years and acquired strong vocals as the years passed. She even composed her own songs that Olawunmi Christy Otedola even released different music singles, a couple of which featured Skales and Reekado Banks, two of the most famous musicians in Nigeria.
The first single of Olawunmi Christy Otedola was released in December 2017, called Tenderoni, and her most previous single was Bad Man, which was released just last July 29, 2020. Other released songs of Olawunmi Christy Otedola include Liar and Maybe Baby.
Listening to Bad Man of Olawunmi Christy Otedola, some people think that she is undervalued and clearly has stronger vocals than her sister, DJ Cuppy. The video craft of Olawunmi Christy Otedola is expressive and unique. In October 2019, Olawunmi Christy Otedola performed in London at the Palmwine Music Festival and was also there at Pepsi Rhythm 2018.
Tolani Otedola Net Worth
The total net worth of Olawunmi Christy Otedola is not yet known. However, Olawunmi Christy Otedola earns a lot of money from being a singer and performer and possibly has a permanent income source due to her educational reputation. Femi Otedola took Olawunmi Christy Otedola shopping in September 2020 and bought her and two other daughters, namely DJ Cuppy and Temi, an estimated amount of 218,750 US dollars for three Ferrari Portofino.
Femi Otedola, the father of Olawunmi Christy Otedola, is a philanthropist, a businessman, and former chairman of a company that imports fuel products, Forte Oil PLC. Femi was also the originator of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited and the owner of several other companies related to finance real estate and shipping.
Femi Otedola has previously funded power generation in Nigeria in connection with the liberalization sector. One of the sisters of Olawunmi Christy Otedola is Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, who was born on November 11, 1992. Her sister is famous in Nigeria as DJ Cuppy since she is currently a producer and disc jockey.
At the major showcase of Olawunmi Christy Otedola in London last August 18, 2016, the entire family of Otedola supported her. The Otedola family has been a tight-knit one, which shows support and encouragement for their collective and individual causes. As Olawunmi Christy Otedola performed in London and her father, DJ Cuppy, and the fashionista Temi Otedola were all present at the event.
Obviously, the famous Otedola sisters turned it up a notch in the event by sharing video clips and images from their different social website accounts. Olawunmi Christy Otedola enjoys a preserved way of life. She is doing her best to remain behind the limelight, different from her two other siblings, who always want to be in the limelight and catch everyone’s attention.
Olawunmi Christy Otedola has been living in London throughout the past years and only recently visited Nigeria.
Siblings Drama and Controversies
Just recently, DJ Cuppy or Florence Otedola was very saddened when Temi Otedola, their younger sister, said that Olawunmi Christy Otedola was the best big sister than her. DJ Cuppy was surprised at the birthday wish of Temi Otedola to Olawunmi Christy Otedola. DJ Cuppy did not expect their younger sister to say that as she supposed that she is the best big sister. Olawunmi Christy Otedola just recently celebrated her 34th birthday.
DJ Cuppy saw Temi’s social media as she states that she loves Olawunmi Christy Otedola so much and thanked Olawunmi Christy Otedola for being her best friend, cheerleader, advice-giver, and the best sister anyone could ask for.
Because of that, DJ Cuppy and Tolani are not on good terms according to unconfirmed reports.
Summary on Tolani Otedola.
To sum it up, Olawunmi Christy Otedola is one of the lovely daughters of Femi Otedola, a famous, rich, and wealthy business tycoon in Nigeria. Olawunmi Christy Otedola is still in the music industry, along with her other sibling, DJ Cuppy. Olawunmi Christy Otedola was into the music industry when she was still a young age. She even sang in different churches, even at a young age, which is why she developed strong vocal cords. That is the main reason why Olawunmi Christy Otedola is one of the best singers and performers in all of Nigeria.
Olawunmi Christy Otedola also composed and wrote many famous and top songs in Nigerian, namely Liar, Bad Man, Maybe Bay, and Tenderoni. In one of her best singles, Olawunmi Christy Otedola collaborated with Reekado Banks, wherein some people say that the two came into a relationship due to that collaboration. However, despite the strong rumors of Reekado Banks and Olawunmi Christy Otedola having an affair, the two have since denied the speculations.
Having a rich father before being born and raised is an honor. However, due to the elite talents of Olawunmi Christy Otedola, she became popular and famous in Nigeria not just because her father is earning a lot of money yearly, but because of her elite talent in singing and performing. Her accomplishments in the music industry have been well-known throughout Nigeria. As of this day, Olawunmi Christy Otedola is still one of the top musicians in Nigeria, and a lot of people are still listening and love her songs.