A lot has been said about these influential women in Nigeria but nothing much has been said about their husbands or even their children.

The husbands of these women are also doing well in their various fields, but the popularity of their wives has overshadowed their existence that people most times forget that they are married.

Here are some silent husbands of top influential women in Nigeria:

1. Mrs Folorunsho Alakija:


Africa’s richest woman, Folorunso Alakija is a philanthropist with a sincere desire to help the needy, a fashion icon with an infallible sense of style, a businesswoman who has broken many uncharted territories, a loving wife, a caring mother and grandmother.

Folorunsho Alakija is happily married to Modupe Alakija, and their marriage is blessed with 4 sons.

2. Diezani Alison Madueke:


Minister of petroleum is married to Admiral Allison Maduake (retired), one-time Chief of Naval Staff who was at various times governor of  Imo and Anambra state.  She has two sons, Chimezie Madueke and Ugonna Madueke.

3. Dr. Okonjo Iweala:


Minister of finance is happily married to Ikemba Iweala from Umuahia, Abia state and they are blessed with four children.

4. Obiageli Ezekwesili:


Former minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili is married to Chinedu Ezekwesili who is an ordained pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God. They are blessed with two boys (twins) Chine and Chuba Ezekwesili.

5. Hon. Abike Dabiri:


Hon. Abike Dabiri is a Nigerian politician and member of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives representing Ikorodu constituency in Lagos State. She is married to Segun Erewa and she has two sons.